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TheRoundUp 12/5: Soccer loses a heartbreaker, again

Ryan Boatright: pretty awesome.
Ryan Boatright: pretty awesome.

UConn loses: men's soccer teams loses to charlotte in penalty kicks - Hartford Courant
For the third straight year, UConn's dream of playing in the College Cup was derailed in penalty kicks. But this time, it was Charlotte doing the damage in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals with UConn's sixth trip to Final Four just one victory away.

UCONN MEN: Ryan Boatright's fearless approach helping Huskies- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut
Now, Boatright is carving out his own history at UConn. Just two games into his collegiate career — after being suspended for UConn’s first six games by the NCAA for receiving improper benefits — Boatright is averaging 18 points, 4.5 assists and a boatload of clutch, fearless plays.

Ryan Boatright leads UConn past Arkansas -
Arkansas (6-2) struggled with Boatright, but posed a strong challenge to the defending champs. They out-rebounded UConn 47- 35, including 27-4 on the offensive glass, although that number was a bit skewed by the young Razorbacks’ 31 percent shooting from the floor.

UConn 75, Arkansas 62: Wrapping Things Up -
Calhoun said he really wants to play nine guys double-figures in minutes, rather than play anyone 35 or 40 minutes. But, he said, people have to step up and earn it. Nothing new there. Alex Oriakhi was back in the lineup, and he had nine points and eight rebounds. Things seem to be fine, as far as their relationship. Calhoun doesn't appear to care about A.O.'s tweets.

UConn No. 9; Harvard In Men's College Basketball Poll For First Time -
Harvard has hit the big time in men's college basketball. The Crimson are ranked for the first time in the AP poll, at No. 25. Their first test after the ranking comes Thursday when they face No. 9 UConn. The Huskies are 6-1 after defeating Arkansas 75-62 on Saturday in a Big East/SEC challenge game

UConn football: Notebook - Hartford Courant
Among Teggart's accomplishments: first in career field goals (74), first in extra points (129) and first in career points (350).

UConn Football Must Draw Inspiration From Second Half - Hartford Courant
Currently, it's believed the class stands at 20, including three transfers. To this point, it is the most commitments UConn has had this early in the process — national letter of intent signing day is Feb.1 — and it's also never had three transfers from BCS programs. Linebacker Ryan Donohue (Maryland), consensus four-star wide receiver Shakim Phillips (Boston College) and offensive lineman Alex Mateas (Penn State) will all be eligible to play for the Huskies next season as a result of sitting out this season per NCAA Division I-A rules. Pasqualoni said he came in wanting to sign two quarterbacks for next year's class. He has one in Masuk senior Casey Cochran, who is set to join the program next month. He also wanted a tight end. The Huskies have not signed one of those yet.

Baylor, UConn Stay 1-2 In AP Women's Poll -
Baylor is the unanimous choice as the No. 1 team; the Lady Bears received all 39 first-place ballots Monday. UConn remained second; Notre Dame is third.

UConn Pledge of Allegiance Policy Get Mixed Reaction -
Both Laycock and Pendergast said they were not aware of the pledge’s being recited before sporting events at any other university. Pendergast, who was influenced by the regular recitation of the pledge at a local chamber of commerce meeting and on a radio talk show, has said he is happy to be a groundbreaker.