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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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The World According to Phil (Nolan)

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  After long afternoon at Storrs, I was in need of a pick-me-up on the way off campus Tuesday afternoon. Fortunately, I ran into one of the nicest players in Division I basketball at Gampel Pavilion on the way out the door – UConn junior Phil Nolan. “It feels like we just finished playing, but […] [Read More]
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Notebook: Ollie receives another award; Husky Run set for Oct. 1

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  Kevin Ollie will be honored Wednesday as “The Ray Meyer College Coach of the Year” by the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. It’s the seventh year that the organization has honored the NCAA Champion coach at its annual induction dinner, which will be held at the Gold Cup Room at Hawthorne Race Course in […] [Read More]
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Enoch picks UConn

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Steve Enoch’s next stop is UConn. The 6-foot-10 forward from Norwalk announced on Twitter Saturday night: “I will be playing College Basketball at The University of Connecticut as of next season #UConn #Huskies.” Enoch was at UConn this weekend for an official visit and attended Saturday’s football game at The Rent between the Huskies and […] [Read More]
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Quick look at UConn’s AAC schedule

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On Thursday afternoon the American Athletic Conference released its 2014-15 men’s basketball schedule. The defending national champion UConn Huskies will open conference play on Dec. 31 at home against Temple, marking the first time in three years they will not be on the road for New Year’s Eve. Highlights of the schedule include: three 9 […] [Read More]
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Amilo receives scholarship for 2014-15 season

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UConn junior Nnamdi Amilo, from New Fairfield, has been given a basketball scholarship for the 2014-15 season. Amilo, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound forward, appeared in two games last season as a walk-on, scoring two points and grabbing two rebounds for the national champion Huskies. “Nnamdi is a terrific young man who we’re proud to have as […] [Read More]
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UConn to play series with Ohio State, Arizona

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The UConn Huskies have not even tipped off the 2014-15 season and already they are planning for the future. Here’s the press release the Huskies sent out Wednesday afternoon announcing home-and-home series with Ohio State – starting in 2015-16 – and Arizona – starting in 2017-18: The UConn men’s basketball program announced today that it […] [Read More]
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UConn releases non-league schedule, opens with Bryant Nov. 14

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A look at the UConn men’s 2014-15 non-league schedule: NOVEMBER 4 – vs. Southern Connecticut State (exhibition), TBA 9 – vs. Assumption College (exhibition), TBA 14 – vs. Bryant (season opener), TBA 20-23 – Puerto Rico Jam in San Juan 30 – Texas, noon DECEMBER 5 – Yale, TBA 14 – Coppin State, TBA 18 […] [Read More]
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Rudy Gay, Jim Calhoun and Ray Allen (AP)

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

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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 right: Ben Gordon, Rudy Gay, Donyell Marshall, Charlie Villanueva, Ray Allen, Kemba Walker, Jeremy Lamb and Andre […] [Read More]
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