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Rudy Gay, Jim Calhoun and Ray Allen (AP)

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

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
Andre Drummond (Getty Images)

Back in Connecticut, Drummond one step away from Team USA

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
Shabazz Napier (Getty Images)

Rapid Reaction: Napier drafted by Hornets, traded to Heat

For about 45 seconds, Shabazz Napier and Kemba Walker had been reunited, a draft story too good to be true here in Connecticut. Turns out Napier was Miami-bound, a draft story too good to be true in
Kevin Ollie (AP)

Rapid Reaction: Ollie signs five-year, $16 million extension

  The I’s have been dotted and the contract is now official: five years and $16 million, including an annual retention clause, for Kevin Ollie. Two I’s in his signature. No I’s in UConn. As he

Report: Ollie contract finalized

Kevin Ollie’s contract negotiations with UConn have been finalized, according to reports from The Hartford Courant’s Jeff Jacobs and ESPN’s Andy Katz. Per Katz, Ollie will make a base salary of $2.8
Kevin Ollie (AP)

Source: Don’t expect new contract for Ollie this week

Although Kevin Ollie’s negotiations with UConn are underway, a source close to the head coach doesn’t anticipate anything happening this week in regards to a new contract. The source confirmed that
Kevin Ollie (AP)

Yahoo! Report: Ollie begins contract negotiations, hasn’t ruled out NBA

Kevin Ollie has started contract negotiations with UConn, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski, but hasn’t yet ruled out the NBA. In the Yahoo! story, Wojnarowski
Mike Aresco (AP)

Rapid Reaction: AAC tournament to Hartford in 2015

In a somewhat surprising twist, the American Athletic Conference will hold its 2015 men’s basketball tournament in Hartford, according to Neill Ostrout of the Journal-Inquirer. It’s a surprising move
Shabazz Napier (AP)

The Case for Shabazz Napier…


Live updates: UConn holds on, wins fourth national championship

SECOND HALF Update: 0:00 — My God. UConn. National Champions. Update: 1:20 — That Daniels 3 would have done it. He hesitated just a bit. Update: 1:49 — UConn has never trailed here, which is