TheRoundUp 5/3: UConn to play NC State in Jimmy V classic

March 4, 2012; Blacksburg, VA, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack head coach Mark Gottfried yells to his players against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Cassell Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-US PRESSWIRE

Journal Inquirer > Archives > Sports > UConn men to face N.C. State at Garden
UConn’s game against the Wolfpack will be the second half of a doubleheader at Madison Square Garden that will begin at 7 p.m. with a game featuring Georgetown and Texas. Both games will be aired on ESPN.

Make-over likely for UConn men: A look at small ball - NewsTimes
These Huskies, playing for nothing more than pride, could run Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright, Omar Calhoun or R.J. Evans alongside DeAndre Daniels and Tyler Olander. "That's a pretty good lineup right there," Wright said. "I think one thing Jim (Calhoun) has done in the past is start big and go small off the bench. This year, I think you'll see them start small and maybe bring some big guys off the bench."

Westlake's Tommy Hopkins Commits to UConn Football | The Daily Mount Pleasant
Hopkins, a 6-foot-6 offensive tackle listed at 282 pounds, is considered one of the top high school football recruits in New York. In addition to UConn, major Division 1 programs such as Penn State, Rutgers, Boston College and Virginia all showed interest in the Hawthorne native. Hopkins was one of 500 players in the nation invited to participate in the U.S. Army National Combine in January, a selective premier showcase for high school football players.

UConn K Dave Teggart Signs With Bears | NBC Connecticut
While Teggart is no doubt appreciative of the opportunity, he'll face long odds to make the squad. Incumbent Robbie Gould is one of the league's most consistent kickers. But getting an invitation to minicamp and training camp isn't always about making the squad this year, especially for kickers and punters. It's about doing the most with your opportunities, converting the chances you're given, and impressing enough people around the league so that they remember you whenever a need for a kicker arises.

Former UConn Long-Snapper: Jets To Take A Look At Derek Chard, a former UConn long-snapper - Courant.com
On Wednesday, the Burlington native who went to St. Paul-Bristol signed a one-year contract with the Jets. He hopes to be their long-snapper on punts, field goals and extra points. "I'm just glad I got another shot," Chard said by phone Wednesday. "I think I can definitely stick around, so I'm happy."

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