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TheRoundUp 10/3: UConn looks to Rutgers game as a chance to revitalize season

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Journal Inquirer > Archives > Sports > Win at Rutgers just what Huskies need
Right now, in year two under coach Paul Pasqualoni, the Huskies have failed to win back-to-back games. UConn’s place at the BCS table is no longer secure, the Huskies don’t have a non-conference schedule for the next couple of years and are now suddenly competitive with Mid-American Conference teams. Is UConn now a MAC-level team?

Jeff Jacobs column: Huskies From Jersey Have No Love For Rutgers - Hartford Courant
It's a little late for that with Rutgers and UConn football. And although much of the rivalry is based on nearby state universities battling on the Big East field of play — and maybe a place in the ACC — it's also about Jersey kids like Gratz and Williams who end up in Storrs after being snubbed by the Scarlet Knights.

The Day - UConn needs to pick up a Big East road win if it wants to go bowling | News from southeastern Connecticut
Since arriving on campus in August for the start of training camp, players have talked openly about ending a one-year bowl hiatus. To do that, however, UConn will likely have to win a Big East road game, something that has been rather elusive (the Huskies are 5-21 since joining the conference in 2004).

UConn Must Be Careful With Rutgers' Offense - Courant.com
With a running game ranked 73rd and a passing attack rated 55th, one might think the Rutgers' offense would not be much of a problem. Think again, because right now it's complementary to the defense and consistent enough to take the program places it has never been.

No. 3 Field Hockey Prepares For Game Wednesday at UMass - UCONNHUSKIES.COM - The Official Website of the University of Connecticut Huskies
UConn, which is also rated No. 3 in the latest edition of the RPI, has matched its second-best start in school history by winning the first 11 games of the 2012 season. Both the 1996 and 2009 squads started the season 11-0 and the 1999 team won its first 23 games.

Regional Digest: Chloe Hunnable, a sophomore on UConn's field hockey team, was named Big East offensive player of the week - Hartford Courant
UConn sophomore forward Chloe Hunnable, the 2011 Big East rookie of the year, has been named Big East offensive player of the week in field hockey. Hunnable led the fifth-ranked Huskies to a 2-0 week with a goal and an assist in both games.