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TheRoundUp 12/20: Huskies make history

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UConn Women Beat Ohio State, Tie UCLA For All-Time Winning Streak - Courant.com
The Huskies, who have worked on this unique piece of history for nearly 2 1/2 years, now share one of sports' most heralded records, and are one win from having it all to themselves.

The Day - To dismiss UConn accomplishment because of gender is ridiculous | News from southeastern Connecticut
The Huskies set the record for consecutive wins in women's basketball last March and earned barely a peep in the national media. This is different. There is more attention. Maybe we don't realize it in Connecticut, where the outlook on women's sports is skewed. We are the most sophisticated women's sports observers in the country. And while it's unrealistic to expect the rest of the nation to think the same way, the number of tough guys who dismiss this version of 88 straight is almost hilarious.

Walt Dropo, UConn Star and A.L. Rookie of the Year in 1950, Dies - NYTimes.com
At UConn, Dropo, at 6 feet 5 and 220 pounds, was the first baseman in baseball, the center in basketball and an offensive and defensive end in football. When he graduated in 1947, he was the university’s all-time leading scorer in basketball, UConn said, and still ranks No. 2 in career scoring average, at 20.7 per game.

Preview: Coppin State At No. 4 UConn Men - Hartford Courant
ENOSCH WOLF: The 7-foot-1 center from Germany will make his UConn debut if the game is in hand and Jim Calhoun is comfortable enough to test him. Wolf spent the past semester at Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Mass.) and only joined the Huskies for practice Sunday. He gives the Huskies needed size up front, but he's considered raw, is slightly out of shape and it's impossible to have a handle on the system after just one practice.

The Day - Huskies get back to business | News from southeastern Connecticut
"I love to create players and love to pass the ball…," Wolf said. "Maybe I can get some assists here and there and score. I think the main thing is the rebounds. … They expect me to rebound the ball a lot."

UConn president: UConn likely to name new president today - Courant.com
Last week, the search committee for the new president narrowed a field of 10 semifinalists to three.