TheRoundUp 8/20: Ten days until football

EAST HARTFORD, CT - NOVEMBER 26: Lyle McCombs #43 of the Connecticut Huskies carries the ball in the first half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on November 26, 2011 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn Football: UConn's football team could benefit from more depth in receiving, linebacker corps - Hartford Courant
"So far, so good," receivers coach Matt Cersosimo said. "They've all got the right mentality. They all understand that we've got more competition at the position than we've ever had. There's a lot of depth there. They all know in order to make an impression on the coaching staff and make an impression within their teammates, they've got to come out to practice with the right frame of mind, and when we hit the practice field running, they've got to shift it into high gear and go.

In Whitmer, McCombs, UConn football has sophomore hopes - The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT
"I think we have to be very careful of a sophomore slump," Pasqualoni said. "[McCombs] was so unknown last year and ran the ball so well and became a very dependable guy for us."

UCONN FOOTBALL: Seymour's Mike Osiecki happy to be back after some time at home (with videos) - The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT
"I had some personal things I had to deal with," Osiecki said after Saturday morning’s practice. "Coach (Paul) Pasqualoni was really good and he was there for me. I just took care of it as quick as I could and came back. I’ve always wanted to be here, so it kind of hurt me thinking about leaving and being home, but I wanted to come back as soon as I was back home.

Skogerboe Leads UConn to 4-2 Win Against Vermont in Season Opener - UCONNHUSKIES.COM - The Official Website of the University of Connecticut Huskies
UVM tied the game at 2 in the 69th minute, as Midori Eckenstein fired a shot by UConn goalkeeper Allison Saucier (Rocky Hill, Conn.) , but the game would not be tied for long. Just nine seconds later, UConn took the lead for good.

Journal Inquirer > Sports > UConn’s Stewart MVP as USA wins U-18 gold
The University of Connecticut incoming freshman was named the Most Valuable Player of the FIBA Americas U-18 championship Sunday night as she had 13 points and 10 rebounds in Team USA’s 71-47 title game win over Brazil in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

Ann Strother Is Latest Of Former Huskies To Lace 'Em Up - Hartford Courant
The former Husky is taking part in the FIBA 3x3 World Championships.

UConn Hockey: One current and one former member of UConn's hockey team got an opportunity that will bring more national exposure to a program on the rise. - Hartford Courant
Rising junior forward Brant Harris and forward Marcello Ranallo, who graduated in May, were selected to participate in summer prospect development camps with NHL teams. Harris competed at the Washington Capitals' camp July 9-14; Ranallo went to the Stanley Cup runner-up New Jersey Devils' camp July 16-21. The experience will benefit not only the players, but also the program, giving extra publicity to UConn men's hockey and helping the team's stock continue to rise.

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