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Jim Calhoun’s ‘This is Sportscenter’ commercial

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Always game for an inspiration speech, Jim Calhoun delivered one — sort of — to a group of Sportscenter anchors as part of a 2010 “This is Sportscenter” commercial. Notice one of the anchors receiving the pep talk is none other than Jonathan the Husky. (Hat tip to Marcus Lynam of ESPN marketing for tweeting […] [Read More]
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Is Kevin Ollie the right guy?

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Before the 2 p.m. news conference at Gampel Pavillion in which Jim Calhoun will announce his retirement, UConn administrators have announced Huskies assistant Kevin Ollie will take over — for now. Ollie, a two-time UConn captain who emerged from the now-defunct Continental Basketball Association to have a 13-year NBA career, has been strongly endorsed by […] [Read More]
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How state papers covered Jim Calhoun retirement news

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Unsurprisingly, Jim Calhoun’s expected retirement announcement dominated the front pages of state newspapers, nearly all of which have covered the Hall of Fame coach in one way or another for more than two decades. Here’s a look at how the news was covered: . [Read More]
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Three Shining moments for Calhoun, UConn: Which is your favorite?

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Though there are other signature moments for which Jim Calhoun will be remembered — Tate George’s game-winner against Clemson during the Dream Season, any number of Ray Allen highlights — here’s a stat that’s nearly as central to his legacy as his 876 career wins: Calhoun coached in three national championship games and won all […] [Read More]
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UConn’s conference opponents unveiled

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UConn will host Syracuse, Louisville and Georgetown next year and will play Cincinnati, DePaul, Providence and South Florida twice, the Big East announced Thursday. The conference, which announced each team’s home and away opponents, announced UConn will play home games against Cincinnati, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Providence, Rutgers, South Florida and Syracuse. The Huskies will play […] [Read More]
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UConn to play NC State in Jimmy V Classic

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The UConn men will make their debut in the Jimmy V Classic Dec. 4 when the Huskies play NC State at Madison Square Garden. The Huskies and Wolfpack will play at 9 p.m., following a game between Georgetown and Texas, ESPN announced Wednesday. It’s the first meeting between UConn and NC State since the 10th-seeded […] [Read More]
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Committee denies UConn’s appeal on postseason ban

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UConn just issued the following release. Read the full story here. STORRS, Conn. (April 5, 2012) — The University of Connecticut has been informed by the NCAA’s Committee on Academic Performance (CAP) that it has denied the school’s final appeal of a postseason ban on its men’s basketball team for the 2012-13 season because of […] [Read More]
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Poll: Most memorable UConn Big East tournament game

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. There’s no doubt yesterday’s UConn-West Virginia thriller was one of the most memorable games in the Huskies’ Big East tournament history. There wasn’t a conference title on the line, but in a rarity for a UConn program unaccustomed to being on the Bubble, there may have been something more important at stake — a […] [Read More]
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Live coverage: UConn-West Virginia

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Can’t watch today’s UConn-West Virginia game at work? Follow along below and chime in with your own insights as Hearst Connecticut Media Group beat writer Kevin Duffy blogs live from the Garden, starting 15 minutes before the noon tipoff. Just click the “play” button below to join the chat and follow along as the Huskies […] [Read More]
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Hearst CT’s Big East tournament odds

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From the longest longshot to the prohibitive favorite, click the “show caption” icon and take a look at Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s Big East tournament odds. [Read More]
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