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TheRoundUp 9/17: Joseph out for the season

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UConn's Yawin Smallwood, Dwayne Gratz rise up NFL draft - Tony Pauline - SI.com
Smallwood has played productive football all season yet his performance during the victory over Maryland was incredible. He stood out in all phases as Smallwood forcefully defended the run, showed strength on the blitz as well as smarts in pass coverage.

The New Haven Register Blogs: Ramblings from The Runway: UConn loses another veteran defensive end
Less than a week after the news that Jennings underwent season-ending knee surgery comes another major blow for the UConn defense as Joseph tore his Achilles tendon in Saturday's win over Maryland and he will also miss the rest of the season.

Jesse Joseph Tears Achilles', Out For Season - Courant.com
"Jesse is out for the season," Pasqualoni said during his conference call Sunday. "We will try to appeal because it happened in the first three games. He did not redshirt. We will try to make an appeal for the redshirt season to apply to this year."

Huskies Win With Some Ailing Players - Courant.com
"We had the flu," coach Paul Pasqualoni said. "Some couldn't play. Some played not feeling so hot. We got production from all phases. We had to get a great performance out of the defense. I'm proud of this team."

UConn Beats Maryland, 24-21 - Courant.com
The key for UConn was getting to Hills (10 of 24 for 109 yards, one interception), who faced constant pressure and was sacked six times.

UCONN FOOTBALL: Huskies hang on to beat Maryland and former coach Randy Edsall (videos) - The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT
"It was about ownership on that last drive, about making a statement as a defense and what we are going to be about this year and that is really finishing," UConn senior linebacker Sio Moore said. "Two years ago we had Rutgers when we were at Rutgers in a late game, and we let that game slip away with a very late touchdown. We just didn’t want to let that happen again."

UConn's Yawin Smallwood, Dwayne Gratz rise up NFL draft - Tony Pauline - SI.com
Smallwood has played productive football all season yet his performance during the victory over Maryland was incredible. He stood out in all phases as Smallwood forcefully defended the run, showed strength on the blitz as well as smarts in pass coverage.

There Are Many Sides To UConn Men's Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun - Hartford Courant
Calhoun may be gone from the sidelines, but he has no plans to retire from the community, and he will become a major fundraising resource for UConn. Becoming so involved in the community was not something he planned when he came to Connecticut in May 1986. As Northeastern head coach, he had been somewhat lost in a market filled with major league teams. The packed press conference for his arrival in Storrs made him realize he was in a smaller pond, and thus could be a much, much bigger fish.

Regional Digest: UConn Men's Soccer Team Beats Harvard, 6-0 - Hartford Courant
The No. 4/4 UConn men's soccer team traveled to Cambridge, Mass. and exploded for a 6-0 victory at Harvard. Preseason All-American Mamadou Doudou Diouf finished with two goals and an assist to lead the Huskies.

TRAMPLED UConn routs St. John's women, 5-1
"Connecticut today played really well in that first half," St. John's coach Ian Stone said. "We’ve run into two really hot offenses with Providence’s Catherine Zimmerman and Connecticut with a whole wealth of talented players. It was a tough couple of games for us to start BIG EAST play, but if we keep working hard and keep putting the effort in we’ll get there. It’s a long BIG EAST season and you don’t necessarily have to win the first two games. As long as we get into the playoffs, which is what we are trying to do."