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TheRoundUp 8/21: Nine days until football

The Day - C'mon now, New England football needs a little bit of venom | News from southeastern Connecticut
Now for a blinding dose of reality: What game on the UConn schedule this year really gets us all breathing into a paper bag around here? And BC? The only home games to sell out since Matt Ryan left have been against Notre Dame.

Christen set to kick-off UConn football season - The Hour Publishing Company: Sports
With Teggart's right foot gone, though, it's now Christen's job to be the last man in the all-important special teams trifecta.

UConn Soccer Team Back, Confident This Season Could Be Even Better Than Last - Courant.com
UConn men's soccer doesn't play its first regular-season game until Saturday, but senior midfielder Carlos Alvarez already feels the Huskies are a better team than the group that fell one game short of the national semifinals last season.

Basketball Hall of Fame unveils first annual women's tournament featuring UConn | masslive.com
The eight-team field features perennial champion UConn and highly-ranked Ohio State. The Huskies and the Buckeyes will each host three teams on their campuses in late November of next year, each team playing three games before heading to the MassMutual Center for a quadruple header.

Huskies pay price in win over Vermont - Hartford Huskies | Examiner.com
On the downside UConn (1-0) saw two players go down with injuries after Devin Prendergast rolled an ankle in the second and red-shirt freshman defender Gabriella Cuevas suffered a left knee injury with just under three minutes left to play. Prendergast’s ankle looks to be day to day but Cuevas, who was lost for the 2011 season after an ACL tear seven minutes into UConn’s opener last year, may be facing a similar fate his season.

WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK Connecticut Jennifer Skogerboe
Skogerboe helped lead the Huskies to a 4-2 comeback win over Vermont on Sunday.