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Notes/Quotes from Nov. 13: Fouls, fouls, fouls and DeAndre Daniels

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College basketball fans can’t complain too much (after all, Tuesday’s Champions Classic was awesome), but the new hand-check rules have made for some ugly basketball in the opening week. UConn has committed 45 fouls through two games, which seems like a lot. It could be worse, though. Consider: Georgetown and Oregon treated a Military Base […] [Read More]
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UConn notes/quotes from Nov. 6

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Kevin Ollie has played with more NBA players than I care to count (although someday soon I will count, because now I’m suddenly curious). Anyway, after Wednesday’s practice, Ollie heaped praise on Shabazz Napier when he said, “I’ve been around probably one guard that’s had better basketball IQ than him, and that’s Andre Miller when […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Concordia

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First note the jerseys. Ridiculously yellow. Then note the opponent. Ridiculously overmatched. You can’t draw much any exhibition game, let alone a scrimmage against a Division III opponent that went 4-21 a year ago. So keep that in mind when you read my take: *It seems to me that Kevin Ollie loves Terrence Samuel. I’m […] [Read More]
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UConn 98, Concordia 38

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HARTFORD — A second exhibition game against one of the nation’s worst Division III teams went as expected, and UConn is officially three days away from a highly-anticipated season opener. Facing an undersized, overmatched Concordia team from Chicago, UConn pounded the ball inside early, picked up easy buckets in transition and eventually routed Concordia, 98-38, […] [Read More]
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Facey cleared by NCAA, will play in 2013

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The eligibility review of UConn freshman Kentan Facey came to a close Friday morning. The NCAA has granted the 6-foot-9 freshman a waiver, allowing him four years of eligibility beginning immediately. Facey broke the news himself, tweeting “UConn compliance staff is dead serious!!!! Thank you lord!!!! @NCAA thank y’all too.” “I am so pleased and […] [Read More]
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Kevin Ollie to First Night Crowd: “I missed ya’ll so much!”

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Kevin Ollie briefly addressed the First Night crowd before Friday night’s co-ed scrimmage, which was highlighted by a late barrage of 3-pointers and DeAndre Daniels’ all-out mission for the MVP trophy. Here’s what Ollie had to say:     [Read More]
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Shabazz Napier vs. Chris Paul

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In case you haven’t seen it, here’s a pretty cool video of Shabazz Napier going up against All-NBA point guard Chris Paul at the 2013 CP3 Camp. It’s not all Napier vs. Paul, but you’ll notice a play at the end in which Napier freezes CP3 and drains a step-back 3-pointer. Check it out below. […] [Read More]
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DUI charges against Olander dropped

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The DUI charge against UConn senior Tyler Olander was dropped Monday, according to reports from The New Haven Register and The Journal Inquirer and The Hartford Courant. Olander reportedly paid a $75 fine for driving without a license. He failed the field sobriety test, according to the police report, but twice was under the legal […] [Read More]
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UConn renames street after Jim Calhoun

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You’re looking at the latest alteration to the UConn campus. The street running between the Co-Op and Gampel Pavilion, previously named Stadium Road, is now officially Jim Calhoun Way. Here’s our story from Sunday’s tribute along with some notes and quotes, as well. One quote that I think summed up the whole thing: Calhoun, speaking […] [Read More]
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Olander suspended indefinitely after DUI

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  UConn senior forward Tyler Olander has been suspended indefinitely following a DUI arrest late Saturday night. The arrest, as first reported by the Journal Inquirer of Manchester, occurred at 10:49 p.m. on Route 195. According to the police report, Olander, 21, failed field sobriety tests and was subsequently charged with operating a motor vehicle […] [Read More]
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