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TheRoundUp 12/17: 48 hours from 88 wins

Connecticut Huskies' Geno Auriemma, late UCLA Bruins legend John Wooden are kindred spirits in coaching - ESPN
But UConn's streak as it approaches 88 also provides the opportunity at another comparison to something -- or, actually, someone -- iconic: the Huskies' Geno Auriemma with UCLA's John Wooden.

Perfect Script: Geno Vs. Foster - Courant.com
So here they are. The man who gave Geno his first job coaching females, first in high school and later at St. Joseph's, going against the man whose team can tie the UCLA men's record of 88 successive victories by beating Foster's Ohio State Buckeyes.

ESPN Team Talks About Streak - Hartford Courant
ESPN has received some criticism for "relegating" the game to ESPNU, which has been increasing its penetration and reaches roughly 73 million homes nationwide, but still about 20 million fewer than its other networks. In Connecticut, ESPNU is carried by Comcast, Cox and Charter on digital basic. And AT&T U-verse and Verizon both carry ESPNU on expanded basic, but there will be some viewers unable to access the game.

MEDIA: UConn's winning streak is netting little interest - LA Daily News
There is some kind of noise connected to the Connecticut women's basketball team as it approaches the iconic 88 -- that is, the winning-streak standard UCLA's men's basketball team accomplished in the early 1970s. A blah buzz? A muzzled murmur? A stifled media yawn?

UConn football notebook: Edsall New England coach of the year - StamfordAdvocate
UConn's Randy Edsall was named head coach of the year Thursday by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston. Edsall, who also won this award in 2007, earned the nod for coaches in New England at the FBS and FCS levels (Division I-A and I-AA). J.B. Wells of Endicott College won it for Division II/III.