TheRoundUp 4/4: With basketball over, spring football enters the spotlight

UCONN FOOTBALL: Mike Osiecki goes on the offensive- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut
"He has a linebacker’s toughness, and can get in there and block a linebacker," Pasqualoni said. "He can also catch the ball in the flat and pass protect. Our role in the fullback is three parts, and he fits the bill."

UConn Football Notebook. Andrew Opoku Suspended One Game - Hartford Courant
Speaking of checking out, outside linebacker Andrew Opoku wasn't at practice Tuesday but he wasn't injured. Pasqualoni suspended him. Asked if he was done with the team, Pasqualoni said he suspended Opoku for one day "for a violation of team rules and that's all I'm going to say about it."

Schedule look: UConn - Big East Blog - ESPN
UConn does get the Wolfpack at home, so that is a positive. But NC State is expected to be better this season, especially with cornerback David Amerson and quarterback Mike Glennon returning. Anybody who watched the Belk Bowl saw how special Amerson is as a player.

Could national champions beat UConn's best teams? - Connecticut Post
What if these Wildcats played in 1999, 2004 or 2006, coincidentally the seasons in which Jim Calhoun fielded his greatest UConn teams? How would this Kentucky squad fare then? Let's take a look:

Faris the leader and the heart of UConn - GreenwichTime
"The thought (of losing) doesn't leave quickly at all, or ever really,'' said Faris, a 5-foot-11 junior guard. "Looking back at the season, I don't think (what we accomplished) is going to be in our heads for a while. It's not really our concern right now. This (loss) is going to be what we're thinking about.''

O'Donnell's Homerun Lifts Softball Over UMass, 5-3 - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site
The Huskies continued to utilize home field advantage defeating Massachusetts, 5-3, to stretch their home win streak to four. UConn’s freshman shortstop Emily O’Donnell lifted the Huskies to the victory with her two-run blast over center field against one of the nation’s top hurlers Sara Plourde. Connecticut improves to 14-14 (3-3 BE) and UMass falls to 16-11 (4-0 A10) following Tuesday’s contest.

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