TheRoundUp 4/30: Kendall Reyes taken in second round of draft

Feb 27, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Connecticut Huskies defensive lineman Kendall Reyes waits to do the shuttle run during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Kendall Reyes: Chargers Take UConn DT Kendall Reyes In Round 2 - Hartford Courant
For a while it looked like Reyes might have a shot at going in the first round when a run on defensive tackles had Dontari Poe of Memphis going to the Chiefs at No. 11, followed by Fletcher Cox to the Eagles at No. 12. Michael Brockers of LSU went to the Rams at No. 14 and that was it for defensive tackles in the round. The Patriots were believed to have some interest in Reyes with either their No. 27 or No. 31 pick, but there were still players higher on the Patriots board available. They traded up to No. 21 and took a defensive end, Chandler Jones. They also moved up to No. 25 and took another defensive player, inside linebacker Don'a Hightower out of Alabama.

SUNDAY GRAVY: UConn football not known for producing NFL stars - San Antonio Express-News
Since joining the Big East in football, UConn has been quite successful in churning out NFL draft picks. Entering this year, only Pittsburgh (20) and Louisville (18) had more drafted players than UConn’s 15 during that time frame. But success in the NFL has been a far different story for UConn.

DB Gary Wilburn: Tennessee Titans-Bound | UConn Football
Yes, Gary Wilburn got a call from the Tennessee Titans – well his agent first – he said about 30 minutes after the draft Saturday inviting him in for a free agent tryout. Congratulations to wide receiver Kashif Moore who got the same deal going with the Cincinnati Bengals.

UConn: UConn Husky Day At State Capitol - Hartford Courant
"My position hasn't changed," said Malloy, who has been critical of the NCAA's decision to ban UConn from the 2013 NCAA Tournament because of past academic problems. "They want to have the highest [academic] standards, and we support that — we also want extremely high standards. But no one else would make a rule and apply it retroactively. I don't think the public understands that."

Erudite UConn fan lashes out at Alex Oriakhi via text | The Dagger: College Basketball Blog - Yahoo! Sports
You've got to hand it to Oriakhi's anonymous hater for covering all the bases in less than 30 words. Racial reference? Check. Curse words? Check. Death threat? Check. A spelling error most grade schoolers could avoid? Check.

UConn Stands 6th At BIG EAST Championship - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site
Freshman Chris Wiatr (Woodbury, Conn.) fired a 1-under par 71 Sunday to lead the University of Connecticut men's golf team to a tie for sixth place after the first round of the BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship.

uconn baseball team defeats louisville 7-4 in kentucky - Hartford Courant
The Huskies snapped a four-game losing streak and avoided a weekend sweep to leave town with a 24-20 overall record. UConn and Louisville are now both 12-6 in the Big East, and both tied for second with USF.

UConn's Testani handles move to 3rd base with humor - Connecticut Post
"It was different, but the coaches keep working with me," said Testani, who was hitting .276 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 29 games through Friday. "A lot of the players are working with me, so day by day, I'm getting more confident and comfortable with the position."

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