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TheRoundUp 9/23: Leading with basketball edition

Phil Chardis: September thoughts at Gampel
To the UConn fan, the penalties are not likely to seem too severe, and indeed they do not figure to be overwhelming, but the larger problem the Huskies may have would be the loss of reputation and the effect the NCAA decisions may have on recruiting. UConn will have to overcome the negative recruiting that is sure to follow the word "probation."

College Football: Huskies starting Stephen, building bigger D-line - Norwich, CT - Norwich Bulletin
In a word, Shamar Stephen is big. At 6-foot-5, 300 pounds, he is easily the largest member of the revamped UConn defensive line.

Dwayne Difton: The Opportunity - UConn Huskies Football Blog | Hartford Courant | Desmond Conner
And now this week, the sophomore from Florida, is starting in place of Isaiah Moore. He's not listed there on the depth chart but UConn Coach Randy Edsall announced it.

UConn looking for a spark - Big East Blog - ESPN
Above all, the coach wants to see his team play with more emotion and enthusiasm and deal with adversity better.

DUFFY: Poor UConn passing attack leaves Huskies with one option - NewsTimes
Truthfully, there are no words in the English language that can capture how miserable UConn has been throwing the ball.

UConn Coach Randy Edsall Says Players Need To Step Up - Courant.com
Edsall needs some players to be leaders — vocal leaders, emotional leaders. He needs guys who have the ability to get the team in gear and patch leaks, wherever they are, offense, defense, special teams. Edsall needs some rah-rah guys.