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  1. Harvard releases 2013-14 schedule

    Aug 27, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Jonah Travis, Tommy Amaker

    In the most highly anticipated season in Harvard basketball history — in fact, perhaps in Ivy League history — where there is already speculation of the Crimson beginning the season ranked in the Top 25, all but winning the Ivy League, and even making a deep run in the NCAA Tournament, the pressure is also…

  2. Boston College and Connecticut to meet in 2K Sports Classic

    Jun 16, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    There is little love lost between the Boston College and Connecticut athletic programs. When Boston College left the Big East for the ACC in 2005, then Connecticut men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun made it known he would refuse to play the Eagles as long as he was running the show in Storrs, saying: “We won’t play…

  3. UConn agrees to 5-year contract with women’s coach Geno Auriemma

    Mar 27, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Connecticut has signed long-time head women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma to a five-year contract that is expected to keep him in Storrs through the 2017-18 season, the school announced Wednesday. The total compensation due to Auriemma in the contract is $10.86 million, giving him $1.95 million…

  4. Shabazz Napier will play Saturday vs. Pittsburgh after shoulder injury

    Jan 19, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier will play Saturday against Pittsburgh, five days after injuring his shoulder versus Louisville, the school announced via Twitter. Napier was listed as a “gametime decision” after being injured on a drive to the basket early in Monday’s loss to the Cardinals and made the trip to Pittsburgh with the team, as…

  5. Shabazz Napier, Tyler Olander power Connecticut to road win over No. 17 Notre Dame

    Jan 12, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    The Connecticut backcourt duo of Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright combined for 34 points and nine assists as the unranked Huskies upset No. 17 Notre Dame Saturday in South Bend, Ind., 65-58. Boatright and Napier have been the engine of the Connecticut offense all season and, despite a tough matchup with Eric Atkins and Jerian…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Kevin Ollie keeps Connecticut moving with first Big East win

    Jan 9, 2013, 1:29 AM EDT

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    Game of the Day Brown 75, Niagara 74 (OT) Brown’s Matt Sullivan scored five of his 20 points in the final 1:30 of regulation to help erase a six-point Niagara lead, tie the game at 62, and force overtime. In the extra period, Brown worked from behind to take the lead and seal the game…

  7. Connecticut reportedly signs coach Kevin Ollie to multi-year extension

    Dec 29, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT

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    Connecticut has signed head coach Kevin Ollie to a five-year extension after he guided the Huskies to a 9-2 record to begin the 2012-13 season, Andy Katz of ESPN.com is reporting. Ollie took over as the head of the Connecticut program after longtime coach Jim Calhoun retired in September and he was granted a seven-month…

  8. Connecticut guard R.J. Evans will return from injury tonight vs. No. 25 NC State

    Dec 4, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT

    RJ Evans

    When Connecticut tips off against No. 25 NC State in New York City Tuesday night, guard R.J. Evans will be dressed and ready to play, the school has announced via Twitter. Evans, a 6-3 native of Salem, Conn., has not played since UConn’s loss to New Mexico on Nov. 19. He had been suffering from…

  9. Jim Calhoun to provide radio color commentary during UConn broadcast of Armed Forces Classic

    Nov 6, 2012, 11:18 AM EDT

    Jim Calhoun

    Former Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun will make his first appearance as a radio color commentator Friday night, agreeing to provide insight for the UConn Radio Network during the Huskies’ match-up with Michigan State in the Armed Forces Classic. Alongside Connecticut play-by-play man Joe D’Ambrosio, Calhoun will broadcast from Ramstein Air Base in Germany, the…

  10. New coach Kevin Ollie is Connecticut’s Optimist-in-Chief during the program’s trying times

    Oct 23, 2012, 3:13 PM EDT

    Kevin Ollie

    NEW YORK, N.Y.—When Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright received a text from teammate DeAndre Daniels telling him that the longtime coach of their program, Jim Calhoun, had decided to retire, Boatright was in disbelief. “I thought he was kidding. We were just shocked,” Boatright recalled to NBCSports.com at Big East media day. “Since he hurt his…

  11. Kevin Ollie has support from Jim Calhoun, why not all of UConn?

    Oct 19, 2012, 9:19 PM EDT

    Kevin Ollie

    Friday afternoon, Andy Katz of ESPN was on the Connecticut campus to watch Kevin Ollie in his first year as the head coach of the Huskies. As Katz reported, Jim Calhoun sat off to the side, offering support for the Ollie and UConn. “I just think it’s good to be here and talk to Kevin…

  12. 2013 recruit Noah Vonleh cuts his list of schools to six

    Oct 19, 2012, 4:32 PM EDT

    Noah Vonleh

    Top ten recruit, Noah Vonleh (New Hampton/Haverhill, MA) decided to reclassify to the class of 2013, back in September. Fast forward a month and the 6-foot-9 Vonleh has already trimmed his list of schools down to just six. According to SNY.tv’s Adam Zagoria, Vonleh is only considering Connecticut, Georgetown, North Carolina, Syracuse, Ohio State, and…

  13. After huge July, 2013 Kentan Facey reportedly commits to UConn

    Aug 9, 2012, 10:36 AM EDT

    Kentan Facey

    He was one of the most talked-about players on the AAU circuit during the 2012 live recruiting period, and now he has chosen a school. Lutheran HS (N.Y.) forward Kentan Facey has verbally committed to Connecticut after taking a visit to the school’s campus Wednesday, Zach Braziller of the New York Post is reporting. Facey,…

  14. Michigan State to meet UConn in November for game at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany

    Jun 26, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

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    The 2012-13 season already features three games on aircraft carriers, and now college basketball moves to a foreign country. Andy Katz of ESPN.com is reporting that Michigan State and Connecticut will play overseas at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany on Nov. 9, three days before Veteran’s Day. Ramstein houses the US Air Forces in…

  15. Headlined by UConn, ten schools banned from NCAA tournament for low APR rate

    Jun 20, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT

    Jim Calhoun

    The Connecticut Huskies are the most prominent of the ten Division I institutions that will be banned from the 2012-13 postseason for a non-qualifying Academic Progress Rate, according to a report released by the NCAA Wednesday. Schools face the ban for falling below the NCAA-mandated 900 mark, which was calculated over the years between 2007…

  16. Quinnipiac and UConn are latest to announce entrance into 2012 Paradise Jam

    May 30, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT

    Jim Calhoun

    The state of Connecticut will have two representatives in the 2012 Paradise Jam, set to take place this November in the Virgin Islands. Along with Jim Calhoun and the Connecticut Huskies, Quinnipiac will join the field of eight teams for the annual event. The rest of the field includes New Mexico, Mercer, Illinois-Chicago, Iona, Wake…

  17. Report: Connecticut center Michael Bradley to transfer to Western Kentucky

    May 3, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Michael Bradley, a player who was part of the mass exodus from Connecticut this off-season, is headed to Western Kentucky, reports Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com. Bradley is a 6-10, 225-pound center who didn’t register stats in his two seasons with the Huskies. He redshirted his first season with the team and was hampered by an…

  18. DePaul making push on recruiting trail for Our Savior shot-blocker Chris Obekpa

    Apr 15, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

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    With all of the big signings and impending decisions at the top of the 2012 class, let us not forget the quality players still uncommitted in the latter half of the Top 100. That group includes Our Savior New American’s (N.Y.) Chris Obekpa, a 6-8, 225-pound forward and perhaps the best shot-blocker in the class,…

  19. NCAA denies final UConn appeal on APR, Huskies banned from 2013 tournament

    Apr 5, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

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    The NCAA’s Committee on Academic Performance has denied the University of Connecticut’s final appeal of a postseason ban on the school’s men’s basketball team for the 2012-13 season, the university announced Thursday. “While we as a University and coaching staff clearly should have done a better job academically with our men’s basketball student-athletes in the…

  20. Alex Oriakhi reportedly to visit Duke, Missouri, UNC, and Kentucky

    Apr 4, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Alex Oriakhi is a special case and, because of that, he is a hot prospect on the transfer market. The rising senior transferred from Connecticut a few weeks ago and, because a low APR score currently has the Huskies banned from the 2013 NCAA tournament, Oriakhi is not obligated to sit out a year, as…

  21. Report: Alex Oriakhi to transfer from Connecticut

    Mar 21, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT

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    In the face of impending NCAA sanctions against the program, center Alex Oriakhi will transfer from Connecticut, reports Kevin Duffy of the Connecticut Post. David Borges of the New Haven Register quotes Oriakhi’s mother on Twitter, saying that when asked about the news of her son’s transfer, she did not confirm it and, instead, said…

  22. Jim Calhoun: Shabazz Napier ‘is not Kemba Walker’

    Mar 7, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

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    NEW YORK–Let’s stop the noise before it starts. Shabazz Napier is not this year’s Kemba Walker. Following his team’s 71-67 overtime win over West Virginia on Wednesday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun wanted to draw a distinction between his 2011 National Championship team and his 2012 squad. “Last year and this…

  23. First bracket countdown: Observations and notes

    Dec 4, 2010, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Our first in-season bracket projection at Bracketville is due out Monday evening (Dec. 6).  With it will come a lot of debate (and some complaints).  Time to fire away with some notes and observations from a great first month of college hoops.  The first note is to remind ourselves that a lot of meaningful basketball remains.  Things don’t necessarily…

  24. College hoops storylines to watch this season

    Nov 8, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT

    OK, enough chatter. The 2010-11 college hoops season is finally here. Well, maybe a little more chatter. How about the storylines to follow this season? Call it your last-second primer. Is everyone really chasing Duke?That’s the general consensus. The AP, coaches, most every writer and even the fine folks at Basketball Prospectus expect the Blue…

  25. Four college hoops programs on the wane

    Oct 19, 2010, 8:08 PM EDT

    Few things in college hoops are more painful than the slow decline into mediocrity. Even worse is being unable to bust out of it. Carolyn Kaster/AP If Connecticut and Oklahoma aren’t careful, they’ll join George Washington and Southern Illinois in that territory. Call ‘em the four programs on the wane. First, the two stragglers. George…

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