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TheRoundUp 10/31: Soccer drops final regular season game

Shabazz Napier and Alex Oriakhi.
Shabazz Napier and Alex Oriakhi.

The Day - Local roundup: UConn men's soccer falls in regular-season finale | News from southeastern Connecticut
The Huskies (14-2-2, 5-2-2) lost to end the regular season for the second straight year and will host DePaul in the Big East Tournament first round at a site and time to be determined.

UConn freshman Andre Drummond injured in practice - ESPN
The school said the 6-foot-10 Drummond would spend Friday night in the school infirmary as a precaution and would be fitted for a mask, which he likely would wear for the first two months of the basketball season.

Oriahki Wants To Lead UConn Through His Effort - Hartford Courant
"I'm pushing myself to be more vocal," Oriakhi said after practice Friday. "It's natural, I was a co-captain in high school, so I have been in that role before. I watched how Kemba did it, the way he was always positive, motivating guys, and I try to do it the way he did."

UConn has plans to add to glowing resume - GreenwichTime
The Huskies are fresh off one of the most improbable national championship runs in sports history; they're caught up in the midst of a conference realignment disaster; they're short on scholarships because of poor grades; and they're still dealing with the aftermath of their 2008 recruiting violations, which will sideline Calhoun for the first three Big East games this season. And, by the way, they're ranked fourth in the country.

UNC overwhelming No. 1 pick; champion UConn No. 4 - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball -
Ohio State, which got one first-place vote, was third and defending national champion Connecticut, which received the other two No. 1 votes, was fourth.

UConn coach hopeful changes in APR reporting will be made before 2013 tourney - The Washington Post
"I feel confident that we’re certainly going to meet the standards that we need to meet," Calhoun said after practice Thursday. "And if it is somehow or other thrust upon us too quickly, I don’t have any great concerns about that because I know Walt Harrison. I trust him. I think he’ll do what’s right for the kids, eventually the NCAA will do what’s right for the kids, and we’ll go on."

UConn Women Start At No. 4 In AP Poll - Hartford Courant
The Huskies, who have appeared in the last four Final Fours, are ranked No. 4 in the first poll. They earned 876 points from the 40 voters. They had started each of the last three seasons as the No. 1 team in the nation after starting the 2007-08 season as No. 2.