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UConn Huskies Roundup - 12/18/16

Our look at who is talking about the UConn Huskies football men's basketball, women's basketball and Olympic sports teams from around the state and country.

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UConn Men's Basketball

UConn Men’s Basketball: Early-Season Report Card [The UConn Blog]

2018 Big Man Simi Shittu a Promising Regional Target [Storrs Central (subscription)]

UConn returns from exam break with a defensive mindset [The Day]

Durham shaking off rust, adversity in first season at UConn [The Day]

Ray Allen's mother runs into Charlie Villanueva while he's wearing a Jesus Shuttlesworth jersey [ESPN]

Look For UConn To Rely On Zone Defense Against North Florida On Sunday [Hartford Courant]

UConn Men's Notebook: Durham Could See More Playing Time [Hartford Courant]

Former Husky Sam Cassell Jr. Thriving At Iona [Hartford Courant]

Now is not the time to man up [Journal Inquirer]

UConn will try to keep North Florida’s Dallas Moore out of ‘the zone’ [New Haven Register]

Huskies Welcome North Florida on Sunday [UConnHuskies.com]

UConn Women's Basketball

Collier’s True ‘African-American Family’ Has Ties To JFK And A Small Missouri Farm [Hartford Courant]

Crystal Dangerfield Growing Up Fast As A Husky [Hartford Courant]

Facing UConn was learning experience for Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell [New Haven Register]

Napheesa Collier’s success at UConn no surprise for former AAU teammate [New Haven Register]

Dangerfield reflects on first start at UConn [New Haven Register]

TV Timeouts: Get to know Napheesa Collier [SNY UConn]

TV Timeouts: Get to know Kia Nurse [SNY UConn]

TV Timeouts: Get to know Katie Lou Samuelson [SNY UConn]

Huskies hope to continue growth pattern [SNY UConn]

The Starting Five: Kia Nurse on life at UConn [TSN]

UConn Football

Playmaking NJ RB Jordan Scott Discusses UConn Offer, Interest [Storrs Central (subscription)]

James Tunstall Discusses UConn Commitment [Storrs Central (subscription)]

Maize recaps UConn visit [EdgyTim.com]

UConn's Noel Thomas Jr., Justin Wain Honored By Gridiron Club of Greater Boston [Hartford Courant]

UConn WR Noel Thomas Named Connecticut Player Of Year By Walter Camp Foundation [Hartford Courant]

UConn lineman Brian Cespedes charged with misdemeanor assault [New Haven Register]

Thomas Honored By Walter Camp Football Foundation [UConnHuskies.com]

UConn Men’s Hockey

Men’s Hockey Recruit Philip Nyberg Joining UConn in Spring Semester [The UConn Blog]

UConn Men’s Hockey Completes Successful First Half of the Season [The UConn Blog]

UConn Hockey Team Sees Nyberg As Valuable Midseason Acquisition [Hartford Courant]

UConn Women’s Hockey

Women's Hockey Inks Five In Early Signing Period [UConnHuskies.com]

UConn Men's Soccer

Awuah and Nerwinski Invited to 2017 MLS Player Combine [UConnHuskies.com]

UConn Women's Soccer

Four Women's Soccer Players Named to All-New England Team [The UConn Blog]

UConn Field Hockey

Veitner Nominated for the Honda Sports Award [UConnHuskies.com]

UConn Baseball

Hill honored to be selected as UConn baseball team co-captain [The Day]

UConn General News

The American Athletic Conference Needs to Expand [The UConn Blog]