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TheRoundUp 10/6: Is this a rivalry or not edition

Just a quick note up top, as Rutgers Hate Week hasn't been all that hate-y so far. It's been kind of a busy week for me, so I haven't been able to unleash my full fury, but I'm hoping to get some stuff later this afternoon. I'll start now by taking a quote from a former Rutgers head coach completely out of context: "You can call it a fighting cock, you can call it any damn thing you want." That was former head coach Harvey Harman. I'll be back later to explain the context, but feel to guess at it in the comments. On to TheRoundUp.

UConn Football: Loss to Rutgers still stings - Norwich, CT - Norwich Bulletin
The Huskies were on the verge of defeating the Scarlet Knights last season until an 81-yard touchdown pass with 22 seconds left gave Rutgers a four-point win. It’s a defeat that lingered.

Edsall downplays rivalry vs. Rutgers The Republican-American
Could it be that he's downplaying UConn's football game at Rutgers on Friday night to keep his team from getting too hyped up? Nah, that's not Edsall's nature (sarcasm intended).

For UConn, it's rivalry week -- sort of - GreenwichTime
Huskies who hail from New Jersey, including many who grew up very close to the Rutgers campus, certainly are acting as if Friday night's clash is one of the biggest games of the year.

Column by Steve Edelson: A win over UConn would work wonders for Rutgers | Asbury Park Press
Come out and play well against the Huskies, with the nation looking on, and the perception begins to change and the damage the Tulane loss inflicted is tempered greatly

Jeff Jacobs: Naked Truth About Taurasi And Shoemate - Courant.com
It's not the ball Diana Taurasi is holding that should have everybody in Connecticut in a state of high anxiety. It's the one in D.J. Shoemate's hands.

The Day - UConn's Moore, Hayes added to Wooden list | News from southeastern Connecticut
UConn senior Maya Moore and sophomore Tiffany Hayes have been selected to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 list announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Tuesday.

No. 2 Huskies Edged by No. 6 Maryland 1-0
It was the first loss of the season for the men's soccer team.