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TheRoundUp 9/19: More recognition for Smallwood


UConn (2-1) Hits The Road Against Western Michigan (1-2) -
"It's heartbreaking," Norris said, "because Jesse is a dominant force off the anchor position, and seeing him coming off the line wreaking havoc was fun to watch. With him going down it does bring opportunity, but I hope he's still there to help me, tell me what he sees out there on the field. ... That's what I like about Jesse, he's always there to help you."

The New Haven Register Blogs: Ramblings from The Runway: Teammates react to Jesse Joseph's season-ending injury
Joseph is one of the more energetic, vocal and positive players on a defensive unit with more than their share of soft-spoken play makers. Joseph's teammates admitted that the intangibles that Joseph added to the defense might be harder to replace than what he brings in terms of run support and pass rush ability.

Connecticut Linebacker Yawin Smallwood Named Nagurski National Defensive Player Of The Week - Big East Coast Bias
Each Tuesday during the 2012 season the FWAA All-America Committee will select a national defensive player of the week from nominations made by the 11 Division I Bowl Subdivision conferences and major independents.

Notre Dame, UConn open to Fenway Park game - Colleges -
If UConn and Notre Dame are close to finalizing this deal, it’s news to Swarbrick. ‘‘We have work to do on our future football schedules,’’ he said, ‘‘given the announcement last week relative to our upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference relationship.’’

Coast 2 Coast Hoops - Reggie Cameron Talks Final 7
"UConn has always been a favorite in my area because they're always winning. I have some family in Connecticut too. Coach (Kevin) Ollie and the staff are great coaches and people. The environment at UConn is great as well. Jim Calhoun's retirement won't affect my decision because Coach Ollie is my main recruiter from UConn."

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: Xavier Rathan-Mayes Will Make Official Visit to UConn Sept. 27
"It was great," the Class of 2013 guard said. "We had a great discussion, talked about the way I'd fit into the program. I really love Coach Ollie. He's just a great person, a great guy. I think he's definitely going to do special things with UConn in the future."