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New Husky Cassell sits with leg injury, says he’ll ‘be ready to go in a week.”

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Sam Cassell Jr. showed off his dance moves Friday night at Gampel Pavilion, but fans will have to wait to see the rest of his abilities. The red-shirt sophomore guard sat out the First Night exhibition game with a left leg contusion that he suffered in practice Thursday at The Werth Family UConn Basketball Championship […] [Read More]
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Quick notes from Ollie before First Night

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A few quick comments from coach Kevin Ollie prior to UConn’s First Night at Gampel Pavilion: On Sam Cassell Jr., who injured his left lower leg in practice Thursday: “I think he just got bruised a little higher on his ankle. I think it’s going to be fine,it’s just a deep bruised. … We are […] [Read More]
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Enoch, Adams; 9 other recruits expected at UConn’s First Night

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A look at some of the major recruits expected for tonight’s First Night at Gampel Pavilion (Huskies expecting around 20 recruits total): 2015 6-foot-10 PF Steve Enoch (St. Thomas More), 6-2 G Jalen Adams (both have verbally committed) 2016 6-7 F V.J. King (Paul VI), 6-9 F Omari Spellman (The MacDuffie School), 6-10 C Jordy […] [Read More]
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Rosters set for UConn’s First Night

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UConn officially kickoffs the 2014-15 season tonight at Gampel Pavilion when they participate in First Night. Admission is free and open to the public, with the show scheduled to run from 7-8:15. A look at tonight’s First Night rosters Team Kevin (white uniforms) #51 Natalie Butler #21 Omar Calhoun #12 Kentan Facey #4 Moriah Jefferson […] [Read More]
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Ollie offers early look at 2014-15 Huskies at “Champions” dinner

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Kevin Ollie and women’s coach Geno Auriemma took part in “An Evening with Champions” Tuesday night at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford. Here are some of the things Ollie addressed prior to the dinner: On how the new $32-million facility has impacted recruiting: “They have been impressed just walking in, having practice there and them […] [Read More]
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UConn holds first practice of season

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Kevin Ollie didn’t let his UConn Huskies off easy on the first day of practice. The Huskies spent just over three hours working out Saturday morning in Guyer Gym (Fieldhouse) and then in Gampel Pavilion. UConn opens the season Nov. 14 with Bryant at Gampel Pavilion. Here’s a quick read on the practice. Ollie on […] [Read More]
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Jim Calhoun makes movie debut, prepares for role with ESPN

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After viewing the premiere of Jim Calhoun: Born to Lead on Thursday night at Bushnell, the media had a chance to talk with the Hall of Fame coach along with film creators Chris Martens, who won six Emmy Awards and two Ace Awards while working at ESPN, and L.C. Cragg. Overall, I’d have to say the […] [Read More]
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Ollie, UConn get out of gate with Husky Run

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A quick read after UConn players took part in Wednesday’s Husky Run: -          Sophomore center Amida Brimah was the top player finisher with a time of 20:22, while freshmen forward Rakim Lubin was the last Husky to cross the line in a time of 29:14. The overall winner was Lyman Hall junior John Gill with […] [Read More]
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Ollie fires up UConn fans at Middlesex Chamber breakfast

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CROMWELL – Kevin Ollie is known for his motivational sayings, but the UConn basketball coach found inspiration this offseason in a book called The Shark and the Goldfish. “You have a choice,” Ollie told a group of high school students attending Wednesday morning’s Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Crowne Plaza. “A goldfish […] [Read More]
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Calhoun talks about film “Born to Lead,” to work for ESPN

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Former UConn coach Jim Calhoun met with the local media to discuss “Born to Lead: Jim Calhoun,” which premieres Thursday night at The Bushnell in Hartford (7:30 p.m). The documentary was created by Chris Martens, who won six Emmy Awards and two Ace Awards while working at ESPN, and L.C. Cragg. “It’s surreal, that’s a good […] [Read More]
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