Found October 13, 2011 on NBC Connecticut:
The 2011-12 college basketball season isn't underway until ESPN christens it so with Midnight Madness this Friday. On Wednesday, UConn held the annual Husky Run for its players, a 3.4-mile race that serves as the unofficial signal that basketball is back in Storrs. "We've found the best way to avoid injuries is to have the players in as good a shape as possible," Jim Calhoun said before the race. And 19 minutes and 32 seconds later, freshman DeAndre Daniels was the first player to cross the finish line. Ten minutes and 27 seconds behind him: Andre Drummond, the best player in high school a year ago who committed to UConn over the summer. But Drummond might not be here if not for Michael Bradley, who gave up his scholarship because the Huskies, due to NCAA sanctions, had no scholarships to give. Initially, it wasn't clear how Bradley had come to that decision. The fear was that he had been pushed in that direction. Turns out, he wasn't. Last month, B...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.