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TheRoundUp 8/24: Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia

Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia; Auriemma, Lobo react - GreenwichTime
"Completely (stunned). I'm floored," former UConn star and current ESPN women's basketball analyst Rebecca Lobo said Tuesday in a telephone interview. "I'm kind of heartsick about it. I might be one of the few people who live up here (in Connecticut) who really have a fondness for Pat Summitt. I like her a lot.''

Men's soccer, UConn - Hartford Courant
"You know me, I'm very critical of our guys but I think we've got a chance if we're healthy to be very good," Reid said. "I really think this is a very good team but they have to prove it to me. I'm going to sound self-serving because I want to win but if a team deserves to get to a Final Four these guys do." With eight of its top-10 scorers returning and a defense that hopes to allow five goals all season, UConn just might. The Huskies are trying to get back to the Final Four for the first time since winning it in 2000.

Women's Basketball Notebook Beginning With The Book Of Paul - UConn Women's Basketball, Connecticut Sun & WNBA Blog
Of course, not everyone at UConn will celebrate the arrival of Pendergast. That is clear. And Pendergast is smart enough to likely know who those people are already. But change is the way of the world, even at a school which has had the same basketball coaches since the mid-1980s. Apple carts will be upended. Pendergast will be dealing with alpha egos, some whom are already suspicious of his allegiances. Ah, but change is definitely coming. And sometimes change is good.

GoLocalProv | Sports | Exclusive: Kris Dunn Will Commit To PC
Connecticut high school star point guard Kris Dunn will verbally commit to PC tomorrow picking the Friars over the National Champion UConn Huskies.

Dolson, Hartley and Hayes Named to Preseason Wade Watch List - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site
Connecticut and Notre Dame were the only two schools in the country to place three student-athletes on the Watch list and the BIG EAST dominated with 12 selections. The Big 12 Conference had four selections while the Atlantic Coast, Pac-12 and Southeastern conference each had three.

UConn’s Maya Moore makes 1st cut, still on list for NCAA’s Woman of the Year Award - The Washington Post
Moore is one of 30 semifinalists announced Tuesday by NCAA officials. Ten women from each of the NCAA’s three divisions made the list, which will be paired to nine finalists in early September. The winner will be announced Oct. 16.

Former UConn Football Star Will Beatty Comments After Giants-Bears Game - Hartford Courant
Q: In terms of going up against Julius Peppers, the coaches wanted to see a mean streak from you... A: I felt like I did good. First series, jumping offsides and I had a lot going in my mind. I had to collect myself, it's still just a game. Once I internalized it, I was like you've got to do what you got to do. I think I had a pretty good game. The whole offensive line, just protecting our QBs, we did good this game.