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Quick look at UConn’s AAC schedule

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On Thursday afternoon the American Athletic Conference released its 2014-15 men’s basketball schedule. The defending national champion UConn Huskies will open conference play on Dec. 31 at home against Temple, marking the first time in three years they will not be on the road for New Year’s Eve. Highlights of the schedule include: three 9 […] [Read More]
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Amilo receives scholarship for 2014-15 season

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UConn junior Nnamdi Amilo, from New Fairfield, has been given a basketball scholarship for the 2014-15 season. Amilo, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound forward, appeared in two games last season as a walk-on, scoring two points and grabbing two rebounds for the national champion Huskies. “Nnamdi is a terrific young man who we’re proud to have as […] [Read More]
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UConn to play series with Ohio State, Arizona

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The UConn Huskies have not even tipped off the 2014-15 season and already they are planning for the future. Here’s the press release the Huskies sent out Wednesday afternoon announcing home-and-home series with Ohio State – starting in 2015-16 – and Arizona – starting in 2017-18: The UConn men’s basketball program announced today that it […] [Read More]
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UConn releases non-league schedule, opens with Bryant Nov. 14

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A look at the UConn men’s 2014-15 non-league schedule: NOVEMBER 4 – vs. Southern Connecticut State (exhibition), TBA 9 – vs. Assumption College (exhibition), TBA 14 – vs. Bryant (season opener), TBA 20-23 – Puerto Rico Jam in San Juan 30 – Texas, noon DECEMBER 5 – Yale, TBA 14 – Coppin State, TBA 18 […] [Read More]
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Rudy Gay, Jim Calhoun and Ray Allen (AP)

O’Bannon ruling a huge win for athletes, another hit for UConn

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You wonder how much basketball money was on the court at Mohegan Sun Friday night. I counted $473 million in career earnings — and that was just in the front row of the group photo. From left to right: Ben Gordon, Rudy Gay, Donyell Marshall, Charlie Villanueva, Ray Allen, Kemba Walker, Jeremy Lamb and Andre […] [Read More]
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Daniels heads to Australia to start pro career

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DeAndre Daniels left UConn a year early to chase his NBA dream. The Toronto Raptors drafted Daniels in the second round in June, but the 6-foot-9 forward’s first stop in professional basketball will be in Australia. At the request of Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri, Daniels will leave at the end of the month to […] [Read More]
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Back in Connecticut, Drummond one step away from Team USA

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WATERBURY — Andre Drummond stepped out of a massive red Escalade and into the Crosby High gymnasium for his first organized basketball game since Friday’s Team USA intrasquad scrimmage. And we all saw how that ended. “I see one of my good friends in the league go down, and I’m still trying to get over […] [Read More]

Drummond among Huskies listed to play in Calhoun Classic

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USA National Team finalist Andre Drummond is among the players expected to play in the seventh annual Jim Calhoun’s Charity All-Star Classic, which tips off at 7:30 Friday night at the Mohegan Sun. Ray Allen, Richard Hamilton, Kemba Walker and Miami Heat rookie Shabazz Napier are also among the notables on the rosters. Quinnipiac coach […] [Read More]
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