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UConn football and men's basketball news and notes from writer Neill Ostrout.

Big East weekly awards

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The Big East’s weekly winners. Some info from the conference call and other notes to follow: BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK B.J. Daniels • Fr. • QB • USF • Tallahassee, Fla. Daniels accounted for 445 yards of total offense and three touchdowns to lead USF to a 34-22 win against Louisville. He […] [Read More]
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The day after ND fell (again)

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Back from South Bend and ready for a nap. OK, I didn’t actually play in the game nor did I cheer, but it was a long day for we scribes, too. Also it’s tough to sleep when you’re the next Kreskin _ or am I just Carnac? Onto the news of the day. A couple […] [Read More]
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Irish eyes ain’t smiling any more

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Let’s paraphrase Jack Buck for a minute. I don’t believe what I just #$@%&*^*’ing saw! I know some expert (and attractive) sportswriter wrote in some newspaper (the paper’s in Bridgeport…hint, hint…and Danbury, Stamford and Greenwich, too) on Friday morning that UConn would beat Notre Dame in double overtime but I’m telling you: even he didn’t […] [Read More]
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Huskies and Irish tied at 17 after three quarters

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Jordan Todman has the Huskies in the thick of it. His 96-yard kickoff return made it 17-17 midway through the third quarter. Oh, and he had nearly 100 yards rushing and another touchdown already Saturday. But the UConn defense, unless it’s going to force more turnovers, looks like it can’t stop ND. The Irish took […] [Read More]
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Halftime at ND and Huskies are down 14-10

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It looked for a while like the Huskies might get their doors blown off in this one. But a nice comeback on both sides of the ball has UConn in it, down 14-0 at the half. Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen scored on a 1-yard sneak to start the second quarter but the Huskies got […] [Read More]
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UConn down 7-0 after one quarter in ND

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It’s 7-0 Irish after one but ND’s on the doorstep now. Soon to be 14-0. Notre Dame waltzed down the field with its first possession. Jimmy Clausen completed 6-of-7 passes for 54 yards on the drive, including an 8-yard pass to Golden Tate for the game’s opening score. The Irish faced only one third down […] [Read More]
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Play like a champion today?

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Greetings from Notre Dame Stadium. This just in: It’s a bit different than the other UConn-Notre Dame games (basketball) I’ve attended here. Plenty of UConn jerseys and fans milling around. And the UConn band (and cheerleaders…or is it spirit squad, now?) has made the trip to South Bend. Still, it’s mostly Golden Domers around these […] [Read More]
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A few more words about Cleveland (from Baltimore)

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Had a chance this afternoon to speak with Anthony Lewis, the longtime coach of the Cecil Kirk AAU program in Baltimore. Lewis, whose previous protoges have included Reggie Lewis and Rudy Gay, was Cleveland Melvin’s AAU coach. Melvin verbally committed to join UConn Thursday. Lewis calls Melvin a “freakish” athlete who is probably a power […] [Read More]
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Assistant coach will miss ND game

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A few items from UConn football coach Randy Edsall’s Thursday afternoon chat: – UConn running backs coach Terry Richardson won’t make the trip with the team to Notre Dame this weekend. Richardson’s mother Mary died Monday. Her funeral is Saturday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with he and his family,” Edsall said. – The Huskies […] [Read More]
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Cleveland headed to Storrs

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Cleveland Melvin, a 6-foot-7 forward originally from Baltimore who is currently at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., has committed to join the UConn basketball team. Melvin visited UConn Nov. 8 and attended the UMass-Lowell exhibition game. He played with a number of other major college prospects at Lake Clifton High in Baltimore before taking […] [Read More]
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