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1. Rashad Anderson, Loveable Flake. According to various reports, Anderson greeted coach Jim Calhoun on his first recruiting visit wearing a wig, floor-length chinchilla coat and fake teeth. Not soon after in his first semester at Storrs, Rashad thought it would be funny to jump out of the bushes in front of a dorm wielding a fake plastic knife and wearing the mask from "Scream." Police found Anderson hiding in the woods, and he was arrested for threatening and breach of peace. When asked by a team manager if this was the first time he's been arrested, Rashad responded "In Connecticut?"

2. We Play In A Mall. Despite UConn's consistent lofty national rating, its fans will never be voted No. 1. For your examination, the notoriously fair-weather supporters bail on the Huskies at the slightest sign of trouble, turning Gampel Pavilion and their home-away-from-home, the Hartford Civic Center, into caverns of silence. The crowd makeup for most games is 75 percent old folks in various forms of UConn sweater, who tend to peter off after the caffeine in their pre-game AARP McDonald's coffee wears off. Most leave to get home in time for "Commander and Chief" and "NCIS."

UConn Has A Football Team ... We Have Uniforms And Everything! UConn is now playing big time Division I football, albeit in the Big East, and has more college bowl game victories in less than a decade of D-I play (1) than Rutgers (0). Note that in 1869 Rutgers played in the first college football game EVER. Coach Randy Edsall's sideburns are shorter than Don Mattingly's after his tongue lashing from Springfield Nuclear Power Plant manager C. Montgomery Burns. And yes, the fans aren't much better at East Hartford's Rentschler Field. — Nick Aquilno, Mike Cardillo, Mike Suppe


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