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TheRoundUp 8/11: До свидания, Marcus Williams

In The News: UConn’s Marcus Williams Bails On NBA –
After dominating the Puerto Rican league, Marcus Williams off to Europe to take over basketball in Russia and help end the Cold War.

Marcus Easley could be out for a long time | National Football Post
Sad news out of Bills camp, as Marcus Easley, UConn's patron saint of ball-catching, appears to be done for the season after suffering a knee injury in training camp.

2011 NFL draft: Mel Kiper's best NFL prospect at each college football program - ESPN ($)
Mel Kiper's hair unveiled his list of the top prospects at every Division I school. For UConn he surprisingly chose Zach Hurd over, say Jordan Todman. Here's what Kiper had to say about the Huskies' guard.

An emerging guard prospect with adequate size and footwork.

Josiah Turner To Visit; Andre Drummond To Reclassify To Class Of 2011? - UCONN | Men's Basketball
More on Drummond's potential reclassification and more recruiting tidbits, including a visit from the 12th-best player in the class of '11.

UConn Secondary Needs Jerome Junior To Be A Leader -
Jerome Junior, who was burned often in his first season as a starter in 2009, is now the safety with the most experience heading into next season. However, Junior seems to really be taking advantage of the opportunity.

The Associated Press: Panthers rookie McClain honors slain teammate
While UConn's secondary struggles to find itself, former CB Robert McClain is making headway in Panthers camp.

Journal Inquirer > Sports > UConn football: Counting on a big return
Jon Silver has a good update on Bennett, the massive tackle who was in line for a starting spot before an injury derailed his 2009. 

Breaking down the 4-team trade - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN
Indiana gets its point guard of the future in Darren Collison. Meaning any chance of A.J. Price somehow usurping the role is pretty much out the window.

University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site - Men's Soccer
UConn men's soccer picked to finish first in the Big East.

Can anything save Michigan's sad-sack defense? - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF  - Yahoo! Sports
If you need a good pick-me-up.

Mailbag Aug.11: What Are You Hearing On 'Nova Moving Up? - UConn Huskies Football Blog | Hartford Courant | Desmond Conner
Looks like Villanova won't be joining the party any time soon, says Dez Conner.

Keeping The Hartford Whalers Alive: Our Message Board For Fans Is Live -
Ugh. Give it up, Connecticut.