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Initial Reaction: Louisville to ACC

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Well, can’t say we didn’t see this coming. News broke late Tuesday night that Louisville was one vote shy of gaining an ACC invite. Early Wednesday morning, it became official: Louisville will become the newest ACC member in 2014 while UConn — the last original Big East member with an FBS football team — remains […] [Read More]
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Report: Louisville one vote shy of ACC invite

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Mark Blaudschun, formerly of the Boston Globe, tweeted Tuesday night that Louisville was one vote away from gaining approval to come to the ACC. Three-fourths of the ACC must vote in favor of the move in order for a team to earn an invite. If the report is accurate (and this is a credible source; […] [Read More]
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Tuesday’s conference realignment update

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The Big East inched closer towards what it calls stability (and what others call irrelevance) Tuesday when it added Tulane for all sports and East Carolina for football, according to an ESPN report. My analysis: UConn needs to get out….ASAP. That is all. Here are Tuesday afternoon’s conference realignment links: *Tulane, ECU to join Big […] [Read More]
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Polls: Most surprising stat? Who needs to step up?

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Six games in, we’re becoming more familiar with this year’s UConn basketball squad. And our initial suspicions — elite backcourt, subpar frontcourt — have held true so far. Let’s take a look at some questions (and some interesting stats) one-fifth of the way through the season: Most surprising stat? Grade Kevin Ollie’s performance through six […] [Read More]
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Updates: UConn and conference realignment

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There’s nothing new (technically) on the conference realignment front, but there are quite a few rumors floating around on the web. The UConn camp has been tight-lipped about this whole thing. Check the links below from Monday: *16 ACC teams unlikely — CBSSports.com’s Jeremy Fowler Story highlights: “A prominent official from an ACC school told […] [Read More]
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UConn drops out of polls

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This isn’t a shocker, but UConn fell out of the national rankings following last Monday’s loss to New Mexico in the Paradise Jam championship. The Lobos, who remain unbeaten, cracked the poll at No. 25. Fun note: UCLA, which was humiliated at home versus Cal-Poly late Sunday night, dropped out of the AP top 25, […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Stony Brook: “I want to praise (Giffey) as much as possible, so make sure you write that in your articles, OK?”

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Unfortunately, my article discusses the 3-point line, which will be key as UConn gets into the meat of its schedule. Looks like Kevin Ollie will have to settle for a blog post about Giffey. The 6-foot-7 junior saw more action Sunday because of R.J. Evans’ absence, and he provided many of the same intangibles that […] [Read More]
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UConn 73, Stony Brook 62

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UConn made 10 3-pointers—including a crucial 4-point play from Shabazz Napier—to fend off a feisty Stony Brook squad for a 73-62 victory Sunday afternoon at Gampel Pavilion. The Huskies, playing without sixth man R.J. Evans, were lethargic throughout until the barrage of 3s began in the middle of the second half. UConn moves to 5-1. […] [Read More]
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