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TheRoundUp 4/9: Congressmen get involved in APR dispute

Lyle McCombs is fighting to retain his spot atop the depth chart.
Lyle McCombs is fighting to retain his spot atop the depth chart.

Connecticut lawmakers seek review after NCAA bans UConn
"The NCAA's ruling against the University of Connecticut yesterday and other recent examples of arbitrary rulings against students and universities across the country has convinced us that the current system for regulating collegiate athletics is broken," Blumenthal and Larson said in a joint statement. "We believe these issues demand congressional attention because the questions regarding fairness for student-athletes have gone on too long - and the reforms that have been made are not yet sufficient."

The New Haven Register Blogs: UConn Men's Basketball Blog: NCAA: Changes to APR Timetable "Not Expected"
"CAP will continue to review policy matters, including examining what years of APR scores are used to determine the multiyear APR score for all teams. While it is possible CAP or the Division I Board of Directors could amend existing policies, it is not expected that either body will make any changes that could affect UConn or any other team facing a postseason restriction next season. CAP meets again April 23-25 (and in July), and this next meeting will be dedicated largely to hearing appeals from schools facing serious penalties. "

The Day - Calhoun certainly busy at UConn, but coach yet to make a final decision | News from southeastern Connecticut
Expect Calhoun, who has two years left on his contract, to announce his plans by the end of the month. Last year he waited until September to commit to returning for the 2011-12 season. "I'm trying to clean up everything here and then make that decision," Calhoun said Friday. "I'm acting like I'm coming back with everything going on."

UConn Football: Bad Shoulder Puts Future Of RB Shoemate In Doubt -
On Saturday, Pasqualoni was clearly concerned when asked about it. If Shoemate can't play this season, his college career will be over. He won't be able to redshirt again.

McCombs looks for more in Year 2 - Big East Blog - ESPN
Now his main focus is improving his leg strength, top-end speed, and trying to add 5-10 pounds in the weight room. A bigger focus is also working on his leadership.

Stewart brings a boatload of talent to UConn - Connecticut Post
Stewart won all of the major individual awards this season, including the Naismith High School Player of the Year and the Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Still, none of this has changed her approach to the game or her personality. Her focus remains to continue to work and to continue to improve.

Ninth-Inning Rally Leads UConn Baseball to Weekend Sweep at Pitt - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site
UConn improved to 18-13 overall and remains in a tie atop the BIG EAST standings at 8-1, following the weekend sweep. Pitt dropped to 14-15 and 2-7.

UConn Survives Late Rally, Wins 7-6 - University of Connecticut Official Athletics Site
The Huskies took the first game of a doubleheader from Villanova by a score of 7-6, improving their record to 16-14 overall and 5-3 in the BIG EAST. It was the sixth straight home win for UConn, and the fifth straight conference loss for the Wildcats. Villanova moved to 25-11 overall.

The Day - UConn's Ward, Duclos are two former rivals in the same lineup | News from southeastern Connecticut
Their softball history dates back before their high school playing days - Duclos at Fitch High School where she won a Class LL state championship, and Ward at Waterford where she was a three-time all-state selection.