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Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Sunrise in the East: Temple out for justice vs. UConn?


Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Last year's Temple-UConn game featured a controversial call in the end zone that went against the Owls. No one's talking much about that play -- except the Temple marketing department, which has labeled Saturday's game "UConn-Temple II: Justice." Neill Ostrout has the story in the Connecticut Post.

* Huskies defensive end Lindsey Witten is motivated to play for his grandmother, who is battling cancer, Desmond Connor writes in the Hartford Courant.

* Though West Virginia took to the skies against Villanova, the offense only showed part of what it can do, Chuck Finder says in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

* The first week was terrible for the Big East but not fatal, Mitch Vingle writes in the Charleston Gazette.

* Louisville's myriad problems against Kentucky included poor special teams play, C.L. Brown writes in The Courier-Journal.

* Pittsburgh has enough trouble, and now it's dealing with injury problems at linebacker, Paul Zeise writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

*Meanwhile, columnist Ron Cook says Pitt football hasn't just been bad -- it's boring, too.

* Syracuse coach Greg Robinson says his team's poor tackling in the fourth quarter was not due to fatigue, Donnie Webb notes in the Syracuse Post-Standard. There's also word in this story about a possible change at offensive tackle.

* There are 14 seniors on South Florida who want to finish undefeated against Central Florida, Brett McMurphy writes in the Tampa Tribune.