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TheRoundUp 10/25: Wolf will be ready for Germany

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Wolf (Concussion), Nolan (Flu) Miss UConn Practice - Hartford Courant
"Oh, he'll be ready for Germany," Ollie said. "You're concerned because [center is] one area where we don't have a lot of depth."

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL: Kevin Ollie making program his own (video) - SFGate
While Calhoun normally watched much of practice from the baseline, arms folded, Ollie is much more participatory. Ollie — who, of course, is nearly half Calhoun’s age — darts about the floor in shorts and a sweatshirt, often vocally offering either encouragement or criticism.

UConn's Napier takes blame, vows to mature as leader for Huskies -
Then assistant Kevin Ollie was given a one-year deal. "I'm still upset about it," Napier said. "But there's nothing I can do. We all feel like he should have gotten a longer contract. We also feel like we need to win games for him."

Stamford High's Ditimi makes UConn men's basketball roster - Sports
Ditimi, a 6-foot-3 sophomore at the University of Connecticut, was named to the Huskies official men’s basketball roster on Wednesday as one of four walk-ons to the 2012-13 team, according to Phil Chardis, the assistant director of athletic communications for men’s basketball.

STUNNER Friars hand UConn second loss
After being outshot in the first half, 3-2, the Friars carried the play to start the second. Their game winner came in the 55th minute with a cross from senior Keith Jecewiz , finding the foot of Ugarte who sent the ball screaming into the back of the net. The goal was Ugarte’s second of the season, bringing his point total to six on the season. Jecewiz’s assist brings his point total up to eight.

No. 3 Huskies Upset At Providence, 1-0 - UCONNHUSKIES.COM - The Official Website of the University of Connecticut Huskies
The No. 3 University of Connecticut men's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision at Providence today and fell to 13-2-1 (5-2-0 BIG EAST). The Friars improved to 4-9-2 (2-5-1 BIG EAST). PC forward Marcos Ugarte scored the lone goal in the 55th minute.

Geno Auriemma Awarded NIAF's Special Achievement Award in Sports - UCONNHUSKIES.COM - The Official Website of the University of Connecticut Huskies
The University of Connecticut women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma was recently awarded the National Italian American Foundation’s Special Achievement Award in Sports. Auriemma has been a pillar in collegiate women’s basketball and has compiled an 804-129 record in his 27 years at the helm of the Huskies.

Wooden-led '64 UCLA crowned college hoops' most influential team - Alex Wolff -
11. 1995 UConn Women -- There's a romance to an unbeaten team, and this edition of the Huskies, with forward Rebecca Lobo as its anchor, went 35-0 on its way to an NCAA title. More than that, Geno Auriemma's first national champions enthralled the nearby Manhattan-based media, thereby influencing the influencers.

DePaul Coach Doug Bruno Agrees With Geno Auriemma On Changing Women's Game - Hartford Courant
As far back as the 1970s, coaches such as DePaul's Doug Bruno, now in his 27th year with the Blue Demons, realized how unfair it seemed to have women play a game where the dimensions were designed to accommodate taller and stronger men.

Tsantiris looks to make history as UConn returns to post-season - Hartford Huskies |
How things can change in mere seconds. Facing a disappointing 2-2 double overtime tie against Providence and in danger of going winless over their final five regular season games, Linda Ruutu came to the Huskies rescue drilling a 25 yard goal with 0:03 seconds on the clock in the second overtime to lift UConn to a thrilling 3-2 win over the Friars Saturday night in Storrs. The win, in all likelihood, has sent UConn into the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament riding a wave of momentum they may not have otherwise had.

Light Dangling in a Dreamroom: The dumbest thing I ever heard - UConn edition
The Hartford Courant reported this week that the University of Connecticut feels so strongly about their identity with the Husky Dog Head logo that they've asked a Connecticut high school to stop using it. I doubt this will hurt UConn's recruiting of athletes within the state any worse than Randy Edsall's personality did, but it still made me shake my head.