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Not only does he lead the nation in rushing average, but Donald Brown is quite nimble, too.

Not only does he lead the nation in rushing average, but Donald Brown is quite nimble, too.

After a brief hiatus, the links roll on. Lots in the news today, with the football media day yesterday and basketball kicking off Friday.

Don't know if I'll end up getting to the Big East news, but we'll see. Go ahead and jump.

Football

  • UConn must stop the big plays, writes the Courant's Des Connor. Also in this notebook and his blog, more on Andre Dixon's zany situation (which I mentioned yesterday).
  • Chip Malafronte has more from Donald Brown and how he runs all over smelly Jerseyians; he also mentions that Rob Lunn's blog, which is a national hit, got a job at NESN as a college football writer next year. Dav Soloman discusses whether the Huskies should be favored or not, considering their performance against North Carolina.
  • More on the rivalry angle from the Day ... and the Norwich Bulletin ... and the CT Post.
  • Even though he uses "due" incorrectly (yeah, I'm calling you out), Zac Boyer has some interesting tidbits from yesterday.
  • Apparently everyone's getting in on the Donald Brown hype machine.

Basketball

  • The Courant's Mike Anthony caught up with Jim Calhoun yesterday at the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, and got a lot of good info on the team heading into First Night. One good nugget: The Huskies will probably start a three-guard lineup (until Ater Majok and Stanley Robinson arrive) with A.J. Price, Jerome Dyson and Craig Austrie starting at guard, and Hasheem Thabeet and Jeff Adrien starting on the blocks. More here.