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No. 1 Huskies Earn Dramatic Overtime Victory at No. 8 Louisville, 1-0 - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site
The Huskies went into Cardinal Park and handed Louisville its first loss at home in 27 games, dating back to the 2008 NCAA Tournament. The 27-game unbeaten streak at home was the ninth-longest streak in NCAA D1 History.

This time, the defense fails UConn | SNY.tv: News
The UConn defense was supposed to be the anchor of this Huskies team. Instead, it blew up in spectacular fashion.

Western Michigan 38, UConn 31 - Big East Blog - ESPN
UConn spent the entire day chasing Western Michigan, which led 17-7 at halftime. But Johnny McEntee tried to lead the Huskies back, throwing four touchdown passes of his own. McEntee threw a 26-yard touchdown pass on fourth down to Nick Williams to tie the game at 31 with 2:03 to go.

UConn reaffirms commitment to big east - Hartford Courant
"[UConn president Susan Herbst] was terrific at this meeting," Big East commissioner John Marinatto said. "She said she would do whatever she could to help build a stronger Big East going forward."

 

Statement from Big East Meeting | VUhoops.com
Though Marinatto expressed confidence, I wouldn’t consider the league in a much better position than it was a week or two ago. “Considering” a change in the bylaws is not the same as actually changing them, it shows a non-committal attitude from the members, and perhaps an expectation on the part of others that invitations to other conferences will be coming (and a desire to keep those options open until they do).

Big East CEOs OK commish to pursue expansion - Forbes.com
Navy, an independent, and Air Force, of the Mountain West Conference, are among the Big East's top targets for expansion. There has been speculation that Temple also could be invited back to the league.

Calhoun On Conference Shuffle: 'We've Worked Too Hard To Let Anyone Stop Us' - Courant.com
"We may be sitting where we are for a few years," Herbst said. "As long as we're in the Big East, we've got to work to strengthen it … We've got to add some institutions, we've got to find schools that are a match for us."

UConn Men's Basketball: It's Napier's Team - Hartford Courant
"My role is totally different than last year," Napier says. "Coming off the bench was weird. I'd never done that before. My role was to come in and be a spark. You want to do something right away, get the crowd involved. Now, I have to be patient, look for my teammates. I have to realize that the ball is precious, any little turnover I make can cost us."