Andre Dixon, center, will be one of the Huskies running backs trying to impress coach Randy Edsall during spring practice, which began Tuesday afternoon. After not getting much playing time behind Donald Brown last season, Dixon hopes to win the No. 1 spot in his senior season. Dixon was a second-team All-Big East performer in 2007 - John Woike/Hartford Courant

With about 27 hours to go, are you getting your NCAA Men’s Tournament brackets done? Will you take our UConn Huskies to go all the way to Detroit? If you’re not sure and need some help with your picks, why not try Bracket Brains?

Spring football practice got underway yesterday and the Huskies gave everyone a look at the new offense being installed. From all accounts, the Huskies looked pretty good at it but of course this is just day 1 of practices.

The UConn men will have an open practice today in Philadelphia and will also have to meet the media as they prepare for tomorrow’s opening game against Chattanooga. I wonder if Terrell Owens will be there.

UConn football links

Five UConn Tailbacks Look To Replace Brown [Hartford Courant]

Petrus, Huskies learning new roles [Norwich Bulletin]

Huskies picking it up from Day 1 [New Haven Register]

UConn men’s basketball links

UConn Huskies 2008-09 Highlights [UConn Huskies Basketball]

UConn Needs More From Seniors Adrien, Austrie [Hartford Courant]

Hoping For Two A’s [Hartford Courant]

UConn graduation rate lowest of four men’s top seeds [Waterbury Republican-American]

UConn’s counting on Adrien, Austrie to step up [Norwich Bulletin]

Thabeet made the right choice by staying [Norwich Bulletin]

It’s their senior moment [Norwich Bulletin]

UConn faces extra hurdle without Dyson [Connecticut Post]

National Title Looks To Be A Step Too Far For These Huskies [New London Day]

UConn women’s basketball links

Cardoza Returns As Temple Coach [Hartford Courant]

Auriemma, Players Finalists [Hartford Courant]

Nothing Like Being 16 With A Dream [Hartford Courant]

UConn women enjoy perfect graduation rate [Waterbury Republican-American]

UConn, Cardoza on course to meet [Norwich Bulletin]

UConn of today looks a lot like Tennessee of old [New Haven Register]

Cardoza one of few happy to go to Storrs [New Haven Register]

SHU, UConn women have perfect grad rates [Connecticut Post]

Cardoza makes homecoming to Storrs [Connecticut Post]

Cardoza Gets Taste Of Success As Head Coach [New London Day]

UConn’s Big Three among finalists for State Farm All-America team [New London Day]

UConn’s mind-numbing numbers [San Jose Mercury News]

Other UConn related links

Baseball Rallies to Defeat Sacred Heart 7-6 []