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TheRoundUp 8/9: Lists, magnificent lists

Big East players make Maxwell, Bednarik lists - Big East Blog - ESPN
Todman, Wilson make the unnecessarily long, pretty irrelevant preseason lists.

Opening camp: Connecticut - Big East Blog - ESPN
Bennett with a pretty good breakdown of the storylines to watch, including how UConn is absolutely screwed at safety, which, at this point, seems to be the biggest obstacle between the Huskies and the Orange Bowl. Seriously, Kijuan Dabney, who's bounced between safety and linebacker more times than a pong ball, is a likely starter. It could get ugly.

UConn Coach Jim Calhoun Shows His Charitable Side With All-Star Game -
Linked to this before, but worth another mention. Also, as I previously stated, you can probably find most of the same information at other papers' sites, but it's a bit redundant to list them all here.

UConn football training camp: Shoemate can't wait to get started - Connecticut Post
The Notre Dame game is already paying off for the Huskies.

Big East Forecast: Mountaineers storm the summit - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF  - Yahoo! Sports
The Doc slates us No. 5 Get your shakin' fists ready, Connecticut.

Q&A with Jamal Coombs-McDaniel
Russell, of UConn blog brother in arms, catches up with Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, who offers more praise for Jeremy Lamb.

 College football at a crossroads in 2010 - ESPN
UConn is one of several college football programs that stands at a crossroads (so you won't be lonely), says Ivan Maisel in an insanely baritone voice.

Lacrosse News
South Windsor native Katie Woods set to take over UConn women's lacrosse program.

In Connecticut, McMahon Poised to Win Intrigue-Filled Primary - Politics - The Atlantic
Connecticut's new motto: Those who don't agree, get a chair to the face.