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TheRoundUp 9/9: Huskies ready for Commodores

Running backs for Vanderbilt, UConn poised to return on Saturday | Vanderbilt
Without Norman, Vanderbilt totaled 132 rushing yards – but just 55 of those came from running backs. Look for Norman to be wearing a knee brace for added support, although he said that call would be up to the coaches and trainers.

Good Stuff From Coach Pasqualoni Presser Today - UConn Huskies Football Blog | Hartford Courant | Desmond Conner
"We're still in the process of developing that rotation," the coach said. "and who is best where. We're trying to get Jimmy Bennett at that left tackle we're trying to play Mike [Ryan] at that right tackle because we think their abilities are conducive to that and obviously we're rolling guards in there but I thought [the rotation] went good [against Fordham] and I thought it was productive. It's going to help us in the long run."

UConn at Vanderbilt: Who has the edge - Connecticut Post
Coach Paul Pasqualoni said Thursday that RB D.J. Shoemate's right ankle is "very close to 100 percent." If Shoemate and Lyle McCombs (141 yards, 4 TDs in opener) can play, the Huskies will have a good 1-2 punch. Vandy LB Chris Marve is the SEC's active leader in career tackles with 312 and poses some problems. Edge: UConn

Jeff Jacobs Column: Align College Conferences Once And For All -
We in Connecticut shouldn't have to give two hoots about A&M bolting the Big 12 for the SEC and old Southwest Conference feuds, but the days where geography mattered are dead, dead, dead. Having two conference teams in one market is considered a weakness now. It's all about expanding the footprint as far, wide and in some cases as senselessly as possible all in the name of TV ca-ching.

Huskies Fall To Sacred Heart In Four Sets - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site
Despite a season-high 17 kills from senior Jordan Kirk (Plano, Texas) the University of Connecticut volleyball team dropped a four-set match to Sacred Heart Tuesday evening in Gampel Pavilion. The Huskies won the first set by a score of 25-21, while the Pioneers took the final three sets with scores of 27-25, 25-23 and 25-19.