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TheRoundUp 9/6: Labor Day Edition

Aftermath: Third Down A Lost Cause For UConn Football Team -
Michigan converted 14 of 19 third downs, including five on the third-quarter drive, and six when facing a distance greater than 5 yards.

UConn’s thumping by Michigan doesn’t dampen chances of winning Big East :: Mansfield Today
Here is a long recap of almost everything UConn-Michigan.

Jeff Jacobs column: UConn coach hiding behind Big East injury policy -
Jeff Jacobs does not like how Edsall handles injuries: "Permit me to be so bold as to say this [injury] new policy, as it's being employed by Edsall, isn't starting out so swell. I'd argue it isn't giving everybody — namely the fans — the information they need."

UConn's Edsall: Battle lost in the trenches - GreenwichTime
Randy Edsall may play coy when it comes to the injury status of his key players, but the UConn coach didn't mince words when it came to the reason his Huskies were beaten by Michigan Saturday in Ann Arbor. "I thought we got whupped on both sides of the line of scrimmage," Edsall said Sunday afternoon. "We didn't win the battle in the trenches."

What we learned in the Big East - Big East Blog - ESPN
2. No clear favorite exists: We knew the Big East was fairly wide open, but at least Pitt was viewed as a solid favorite. It's clear after the first week that every team is flawed in some way. West Virginia is the only one of the preseason contenders still undefeated, but the Mountaineers needed a while before they could put away Coastal Carolina at home. Buckle up for a wild conference title race.

Former Huskies had biggest impact -
Taurasi made spectacular shots look routine, as she's known for. Cash played with that fierce sense of purpose, as she's known for. And Bird came through in the clutch, as she's know for.

Fewer MA students at UMass; more at UConn |
Well this is pretty hilarious: The number of undergraduates from the Bay State at the university dropped by 5.5%, while the number of Massachusetts students at the University of Connecticut jumped by 70%.