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UConn to open vs. Maryland at Barclays

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As reported last week by The Washington Post, UConn and Maryland will open next season against one another Nov. 8 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “We couldn’t be more pleased to open our basketball season at Barclays Center against Maryland,” UConn Athletic Director Warde Manuel said in a release. “We have a large and […] [Read More]
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Calhoun expects to remain with UConn

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Jim Calhoun’s contract as special assistant to the athletic director expired March 15, but the former UConn head coach “fully intends” to continue working within the athletic department. After retiring on Sept. 13, Calhoun’s transitional agreement gave him two options by mid-March: Accept a final payment of $1 million or return to the university as […] [Read More]
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NCAA Tournament Thoughts…

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Some quick thoughts on the NCAA tournament as we prepare for Sweet Sixteen action Thursday: *My original Final Four was Kansas, Louisville, Miami and New Mexico. I’d like a do-over, and I’d instead like to go with Michigan, Louisville, Indiana and Arizona. *Best games of the Sweet Sixteen: Kansas/Michigan and Duke/Michigan State. Both feel like […] [Read More]
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Report: Tulsa to join UConn’s league in 2014

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No longer the Big East, the league that UConn calls home will add Tulsa as a full member in 2014, according to an ESPN report. The old Big East will also make East Carolina a member in all sports. When Tulsa arrives in 2014, nine of the 11 schools will have been former Conference USA […] [Read More]
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Olander arrested on spring break

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UConn junior Tyler Olander was arrested on charges of trespassing early Thursday morning while on spring break in Panama City Beach, Florida. Olander, 20, was brought in on the charges around 3 a.m. He was released from Bay County Jail Thursday afternoon, according to the records department. Olander is the second UConn player to be […] [Read More]
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Wolf case continued to April 24

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UConn junior Enosch Wolf, arrested on Feb. 11 in a domestic dispute, had his case continued Wednesday. His next court appearance will be April 24. Charged with criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and burglary, Wolf hasn’t yet entered a plea, according to his attorney, Rob Britt. Wolf continues to focus on “compliance with court-ordered counseling and […] [Read More]
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Initial Bracket Impressions…

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Well, it’s about time for me to publicly embarrass myself and unveil my bracket. When it comes to winning your office pool, going with your gut is usually the best approach. Worrying about other people’s brackets and maniacally switching your picks until the last possible minute is usually the worst. This year, I went with […] [Read More]
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The Big East in The Big Dance

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In its final year of existence, the Big East secured eight NCAA berths (and it would have been nine if UConn was eligible). Here’s my outlook for all eight schools: FINAL FOUR Louisville (No. 1, Midwest) — That Big East title game against Syracuse was simply amazing. The Cardinals have all three elements of a […] [Read More]
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The ConnCast: Season Wrap-Up

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Two months have passed, but the ConnCast is back. On this episode, Chris Brodeur and I discuss the end of UConn’s 2012-13 season. There were some players who surpassed expectation, and others who didn’t. We hit on a little bit of everything, including (of course) the NBA Draft talk. To be clear, my stance there […] [Read More]
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Final Thoughts on UConn’s Season…

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As the year progressed, Kevin Ollie spoke of “the story” that UConn was in the process of writing. Like any great story, this season had it all: drama, adversity, new characters (Ollie himself in the lead role) and the perfect narrative. It all started when Ryan Boatright stripped Michigan State’s Keith Appling 20 seconds into […] [Read More]
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