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TheRoundUp 8/15: Big East welcomes new commissioner

Big East Set To Hire Middletown Native Mike Aresco As Commissioner - Courant.com
The conference got its man, Middletown native Mike Aresco, who has been with CBS Sports since 1996 and most recently has been in charge of college sports programming for both CBS Sports and CBS College Sports Network. His CBS bio also says he was responsible for managing the division's college sports properties, including contract negotiations and future acquisitions for the NCAA men's basketball championship, regular season college basketball and football and bowl games.

UConn applauds choice to lead Big East Republican American Uconn
"He's an excellent choice for us," UConn athletic director Warde Manuel said. "He'll bring a different dimension. He has experience in television, a vast knowledge of collegiate athletics and his connections are deep. He brings a lot to the table.

UConn Football Notebook: QB McCummings Is Back - Courant.com
"Sometimes I feel great, sometimes I feel terrible," McCummings said, smiling. "[Tuesday] was probably one of the hardest days working on protection stuff because that's the most mental aspect of the game. Just focusing on that, focusing on footwork, focusing on accuracy, focusing on coverage recognition, all the things a quarterback needs to process [in a snap] is going to take some getting used to again."

Journal Inquirer > Sports > UConn football: Still wild at heart
The Huskies are going to feature McCummings and the Wildcat at some point this season. It’s such a different and often effective look, the coaching staff feels it has to consider it an option.

What UConn's Brown and Jones didn't know, they learned on the go - Connecticut Post
"We gained a lot of confidence going into the games, starting in the middle of last season because those were big (Big East) games," Brown said. "Going to West Virginia, playing in Morgantown, that was really a great experience for a young player and it gave us a lot of confidence going into this season."

UConn Football Notebook -- Seymour's Osiecki leaves UConn football team - The Hour Publishing Company: Sports: uconn football, michael osiecki, scott mccummings, paul pasqualoni,
Semantics being what they are, however, while Osiecki has left the team, he hasn't necessarily left the program, according to head coach Paul Pasqualoni.

UCONN BOUND: Hand’s Matt Walsh commits to Huskies - Life - Shoreline Times
"I wasn’t one of those finesse running backs or anything so I use my body, the size and strength to basically overpower people," Walsh said. "I just followed it up and my body size was the right type for what UConn wanted to play fullback in their NFL, pro-style offense. It was the perfect fit for them and perfect fit for me."

Former Brookfield High and UConn star linebacker Lutrus tears ACL in Colts' preseason opener - GreenwichTime
Former Brookfield High and UConn star linebacker Scott Lutrus will need season-ending surgery after suffering a torn ACL in the Indianapolis Colts' 38-3 victory over the St. Louis Rams Sunday in the preseason opener.