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UConn Huskies Roundup - 9/1/16

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

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It's game day for the UConn Huskies football team as they open up the 2016 season. They'll host the Maine Black Bears at 7 p.m. at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field. Check back later as we'll have a game preview as well as an open thread before the game.

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UConn Football

UConn, trying to build off bowl appearance, opens with Maine [AP]

Offensive improvement vital to UConn's success this season [The Day]

Gameday Changes Make For A Better Rent [Hartford Courant]

UConn Football 2016: Bob Diaco's Foundational Recruits Assume Key Roles In Year 3 [Hartford Courant]

Connecticut Vs. Maine: Football — And Governors — Kick Off New Rivalry [Hartford Courant]

Season Of Great Expectations: UConn Players, Coaches Can't Wait For Thursday Night Kickoff Vs. Maine [Hartford Courant]

This Team Could Mirror A Jim Calhoun Special [Hartford Courant]

Weighty responsibilities [Journal Inquirer]

UConn football team will benefit from offensive continuity [New Haven Register]

Huskies face great expectations in opener vs. Maine [Republican American]

UConn Men's Basketball

Rutgers Fails Online [The UConn Blog]

Former UConn G Omar Calhoun to Play in Finland [The UConn Blog]

Rutgers Uses UConn Players To Tout Its Basketball Pedigree — Really! [Hartford Courant]

What Rutgers posted to Twitter that angered UConn, made national headlines [NJ.com]

UConn Conference Realignment News

UConn Still In Big 12 Mix As It Prepares For Thursday Opener Vs. Maine At The Rent [Hartford Courant]

UConn Men's Hockey

Frozen Fenway Tickets On Sale Thursday [UConnHuskies.com]

UConn Women's Volleyball

Dog Pound Challenge Set for Sept. 9-10 [UConnHuskies.com]

UConn General News

Meet the 2016-17 SAAC Executive Board [UConnHuskies.com]

Join SAAC at the Annual Welcome Back BBQ [UConnHuskies.com]