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TheRoundUp 12/12: Pendergast pushes for practice facility, considers hockey scholarships

Jeff Jacobs: What's Up With UConn's Basketball Facility? -
I can tell you Martin and Pendergast estimate the facility will cost $30 million, with an extra $5 million to fully outfit the building with video and sports equipment, lockers, office needs, etc. I can tell you Pendergast said, "We've got about $10 million in pledges with a little less than half in cash." And much of that is from cash gifts from IMG and Nike. And I also can tell you while Pendergast said UConn has not been extended an offer to join Hockey East, he did say there's some evaluation going on whether to extend scholarships to men's ice hockey. In short, UConn's considering possibilities.

Kendall Reyes Named UConn Football Team's MVP For 2011 -
Kendall Reyes, a senior defensive tackle, was named the UConn football team's MVP and defensive player of the year at the Huskies' annual awards ceremony on Sunday. Reyes, named to the Big East all-conference first team last week, had 46 tackles, 131/2 for a loss, during the 2011 season.

UConn, San Diego State could meet on the court soon -
San Diego State's official Twitter account said, "UConn has already agreed to a home and home arrangement with SDSU basketball - according to [Athletic Director] Jim Sterk." UConn said there is nothing formal yet.

NCAA Basketball Rankings: UConn Falls Despite Win, Harvard Out - SB Nation Boston
The Connecticut Huskies won their lone game this past week, but still fell one slot to No. 10 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. The Huskies remained No. 9 in the AP Top 25.

No. 2 UConn women open Big East play with 70-37 rout of Seton Hall - The Washington Post
"It was really weird," Auriemma said. "I was saying the first 10 minutes was kind of productive, we got some things done. Everything else was a struggle. I don’t know how to describe it, there was no rhythm or flow to it. A lot of missed shots. Maybe it’s this gym. A lot of times we come down here and it’s not exactly stellar basketball."

Roundup: UConn standouts win national honors - Norwich, CT - The Bulletin
UConn soccer standouts Carlos Alvarez and Andre Blake were each named National Soccer Coaches Association/Continental Tire All-Americans. Alvarez was named a Second Team All-American and Blake was named to the Third Team. Both players had previously been a part of the NSCAA All-Northeast Region First Team.