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Hamilton confirms he’s coming to UConn

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The UConn Huskies’ top incoming freshman, Daniel Hamilton tweeted his scheduled arrival date to Storrs on Monday. “I’m going to be in Storrs in 22 days from now y’all,” Hamilton sent out around noon on Twitter. The 6-foot-7 guard, from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif., verbally committed to UConn last May and […] [Read More]
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Jones looks to reschedule UConn visit, Mitchell’s interest increases

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No UConn-committed players took part in Saturday night’s Mary Kline Classic at West Orange (N.J.) High School, but several that have interest in playing for coach Kevin Ollie took part in the event, which benefits cancer research and awareness. Alex Kline, from The Recruit Scoop on Rivals, organized everything, which included an underclassmen and senior […] [Read More]
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A group of recent UConn grads celebrate after cashing out their $60,000 bet on the Huskies to win the NCAA Championship. (Photo courtesy of Las Vegas Sun).

UConn grads bet with their heart, win $60,000

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Back in November, betting on the University of Connecticut mens’ basketball team to win the NCAA Championship seemed like a long shot. A 50-1 long shot, in fact, according to the sports book at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas. But 12 recent UConn graduates who had gathered in Sin City for an impromptu […] [Read More]
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Ali has second thoughts about UConn

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Guard Prince Ali might not be heading to UConn in 2015 after all. The 6-foot-3 guard appears to be having second thoughts about his verbal commitment to the Huskies last November. “After talking it over with my family I have decided to reopen my recruitment!” Ali tweeted Thursday.  “I still love the Uconn and I […] [Read More]
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UConn men’s AAC-opponent schedule released; title game moves to Sunday

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The UConn men’s basketball team will be making two trips to Florida next season, but the University of Central Florida will not be one of the stops. The American Athletic Conference released its opponent schedule for the 2014-15 season, and the Huskies’ 18-game league schedule does not include a road game at UCF or a […] [Read More]
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Rapid Reaction: Ollie signs five-year, $16 million extension

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  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 said last week, two ears on the head coach. Kevin Ollie heard the NBA rumors, and he listened to […] [Read More]
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Report: Ollie contract finalized

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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 per season with incentives that could push the total salary to $3 million for five seasons. “My heart is here at UConn,” Ollie […] [Read More]
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Source: Ollie, UConn close on deal

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While a Yahoo Sports  Monday night said Kevin Ollie will remain at UConn after agreeing to a contract extension for $3 million annually – which could be worth up to $15 million over five years – a source with knowledge of the negotiations said things were close, but not finished on a new deal. UConn […] [Read More]
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Report: UConn, Ollie reach contract extension

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Coach Kevin Ollie has reached a contract agreement with UConn, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, of Yahoo Sports. The deal reportedly is for $3 million annually, which would more than double Ollie’s salary for this past season, which was between $1.4 and 1.6 million. The deal could be worth more than $15 million over a five-year […] [Read More]
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UConn notebook: Ollie talks Boatright, 2015, schedule and Omar Calhoun

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Some leftover tidbits from UConn coach Kevin Ollie after Friday’s AAC press conference at the XL Center:  On hosting the 2015 conference tournament: “We’re just going to go out there and play good basketball. But it’s great to have our fans here – they have been wonderful here and at Gampel. We just look forward […] [Read More]
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