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TheRoundUp 10/29: Batten down the hatches

With Hurricane Sandy bearing down, UConn puts itself on hold

UConn closing campuses, but dorms to stay open - News -
The University of Connecticut has notified students and employees that all the school’s campuses across the state will be closed on Monday because of the major storm hitting the East Coast, but dorms and dining halls at the main campus in Storrs will remain open.

UConn Football Prep Delayed By Hurricane Sandy -
Pasqualoni said he was hopeful that the team could resume preparation Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies are at South Florida Saturday night and they're coming a week in which the team practiced just a few days.

UConn Depth Chart For South Florida | Articles | Huskies
With Adam Masters out for the year, Gus Cruz takes over as the starter at right guard. Redshirt Bryan Paull moves into the two-deep as the backup for Cruz.

UCONN FOOTBALL: Warde Manuel has faith Huskies can fix mistakes, turn things around (videos) - SFGate
"We are struggling, we need to improve," Manuel said. "I talked to Paul, I have been around the kids and they are working hard at it. They are not happy with where we are, and it is not what they envisioned starting the season. It is not where we thought we’d go particularly when you look at where we were after the Maryland game and very close N.C. State game. We have the ability, we just haven’t put it together for 60 minutes. The coaching staff needs to put them in the right position, and when they are in the right position, the student-athletes need to make the plays that they can make.

UConn men's soccer: UConn beats Providence, 2-0 - Hartford Courant
Behind goals from Carlos Alvarez and Mamadou Doudou Diouf, UConn defeated Providence 2-0 for a share of the Big East regular season championship. The Huskies also extended to 35 their regular season unbeaten streak at home.

UConn Men's Basketball Assistant Glen Miller Feels Right At Home -
Miller's life has led him to Storrs three times. As a player for Dom Perno's Huskies, he transferred to Northeastern, where he first met Jim Calhoun. He joined Calhoun's first staff at UConn in 1986, earning his degree in 1988, then left for 17 years of head coaching experiences and returned to the staff in 2010. Once again, he is all in.

The Day - UConn women ranked No. 2 in preseason poll | News from southeastern Connecticut
Coach Geno Auriemma has a lot of optimism about his team this season that has lost in the Final Four the last two years. He's telling anyone who will listen that his team is "really, really, really good," and he believes they can win it all, even though defending national champion Baylor returns Griner.

Geno Auriemma of UConn Proposes Lower Rim for Women’s Basketball -
Auriemma’s idea — which he said he planned to propose to the N.C.A.A. rules committee — was linked to the fact that only 11 teams in Division I shot 45 percent or better from the field last season, compared with 109 men’s teams. In part because male players are generally taller than female players, they can reach the rim for layups and dunks more routinely.

The Day - Local Roundup: UConn women ousted from Big East tournament | News from southeastern Connecticut
The UConn women's soccer team was ousted from the Big East Conference tournament Sunday, losing 4-1 to top seed Marquette in a quarterfinal at Morrone Stadium.