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TheRoundUp 9/5: UConn prepares for N.C. State

North Carolina State Wolfpack head coach Tom O'Brien is 4-0 against UConn. Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE
North Carolina State Wolfpack head coach Tom O'Brien is 4-0 against UConn. Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE

Chris Elsberry: Hard work paying off for UConn receiver Davis - Connecticut Post
Perhaps overlooked during fall practice due to the return of Michael Smith and the emergence of Shakim Phillips, it was Davis who passed what Pasqualoni called "the look test" and got the starting nod.

The Day - Rotation is now the way to go with the offensive line at UConn | News from southeastern Connecticut
UConn rotated seven offensive lineman throughout the first three quarters of its 37-0 season-opening win over UMass and one player — senior captain Adam Masters — played three different positions: right guard, right tackle and left guard.

Proving day for Temple, UConn - Big East Blog - ESPN
The Huskies and the Owls kick off the first two of the conference's eight matchups with the ACC this season, against NC State and Maryland, respectively.

Up next for UConn football: N.C. State - Connecticut Post
UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni and N.C. State coach Tom O'Brien go way back. They coached against each other for eight straight seasons from 1997-2004 when Pasqualoni was at Syracuse and O'Brien was at Boston College. O'Brien is 4-0 against UConn and Pasqualoni is 0-2 against N.C. State in their careers.

The New Haven Register Blogs: Ramblings from The Runway: Shorthanded defensive line to be tested this week
UConn football coach Paul Pasqualoni said that knee injuries will keep senior defensive end Teddy Jennings and junior defensive tackle Shamar Stephen out of action for Saturday's game against North Carolina State.

Calhoun Focused On Health Of His Players - Hartford Courant
It's a fine line teams must walk this time of year. In the quest to get players in the best possible shape, and to get their games as polished as possible for the season, there is the risk of injury. And the Huskies, with just 10 scholarship players at this point, need to keep injuries down now more than ever.

No dancing this year, but UConn hoops 'playing for each other,' Kevin Ollie says - The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT
Ollie is entering his third year as UConn’s assistant, and he exudes the air of a man thoroughly enjoying –and thriving – in his role.

Jeff Jacobs: Why Did UNC Not Get Punished For Cheating -
It has grown clear now. UConn was bounced by the NCAA from its 2013 basketball tournament because it was stupid enough to turn in accurate transcripts of its players' grades. North Carolina, meanwhile, was cleared by the NCAA of running sham classes with fraudulent grades and credits. So many Tar Heel athletes were not held in NCAA violation because — get this — the sham classes were available to non-athletes.