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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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Ollie, Manuel: Talks continue on contract

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A quick read on Friday’s press conference at the XL Center to unveil the 2015 American Athletic Conference logo for the men’s tournament. Both coach Kevin Ollie and athletics director Warde Manuel said contract talks are ongoing and there is no deadline for a new contract to be struck. Manuel on contract talks with Kevin […] [Read More]
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Ollie, Bike to be honored at Franciscan Sports Banquet

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UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie will receive the Saint Francis Award and former Sacred Heart basketball coach Dave Bike will also be honored on June 10 at the 29th annual Franciscan Sports Banquet and silent auction, which benefits the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. The banquet is scheduled to […] [Read More]
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