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TheRoundUp 8/24: National powerhouse edition

Best Case/Worst Case: Connecticut - Big East Blog - ESPN
Brian Bennett's best case for UConn involves the words "national powerhouse," a BCS win over BC and an invite to the Big 10. The worst case is so bad that it is physically hard to read.

Jesse Joseph leads UConn's defensive ends - Big East Blog - ESPN
When junior Marcus Campbell suffered a season-ending knee injury this month, Jesse Joseph became Connecticut's most experienced defensive end. And Joseph is just a true sophomore. Luckily, Joseph is more experienced than your average sophomore defensive linemen.

Edsall Goes Into OT With Media Today - UConn Huskies Football Blog | Hartford Courant | Desmond Conner
Lots of good info, including this bit about DT Twyon Martin: [Edsall] sees "an improvement" in Twyon Martin who had some work ethich issues in the spring that knocked him from working out with the first team. Martin has been working with the first team lately though and doing very well.

News And Notes From The Final Open Practice Of 2010 - UConn Huskies Football Blog | Hartford Courant | Desmond Conner
UConn Coach Randy Edsall wound up telling us that Mike Box had moved ahead in the competition for No.2 quarterback but the kid really did look good all day. The thing about Box, in addition to his arm and making good decisions, is his confidence level. It's through the roof.

Much more after the jump including a recruiting commitment and a recruiting loss.

Sean McQuillan Of Glastonbury Commits To UConn Football Program -
Sean McQuillan, a 6-foot-4, 238-pound quarterback/running back at Glastonbury, now prepping at Avon Old Farms, said Monday night he has committed to the UConn football program. McQullan, who rushed for 1,072 yards and 21 touchdowns and passed for 1,101 yards and threw for nine more scores, said he was offered a scholarship during the spring but could have had one from UConn earlier.

Graham Stewart: Comfortable With His Decision - UConn Huskies Football Blog | Hartford Courant | Desmond Conner
UConn gets one recruit and loses another, as a highly-regarded CT linebacker commits to BC. "It was the hardest decision I ever had to make. I hadn't been in touch with people because I wanted to take a step back on the process," Stewart said by phone tonight. "I came to the conclusion that BC would be the best fit for me. In general, playing in the ACC has always been a dream. I love the hard hits.

College Men's Soccer: UConn looks to power up its offense for 2010 - Norwich, CT - Norwich Bulletin
Norwich Bulletin - The UConn men's soccer team went back to the basics in its first eight days of preseason practice. The Huskies are working on what got them an 11th Big East regular season title, honing what gave them an 18th Big East Conference championship, perfecting what propelled them to a 12th straight NCAA tournament appearance - the defense. Now they're hoping the rest of the puzzle falls into place. - Men's Soccer projected to at No. 19 team in the nation has come out with a ranking to project the postseason NCAA Tournament qualifiers and has listed the UConn men's soccer team as the No. 19 team among the 48-team field. - Field Hockey ranked No. 5 in preseason poll
The University of Connecticut field hockey team has been tabbed No. 5 in the 2010 Kookaburra/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I Preseason Poll as announced by the NFHCA on Tuesday. Connecticut, which finished the 2009 season ranked No. 7 nationally, received 769 points in the poll.