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Former UConn star Walker narrates city hoops documentary

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New York City legend Kemba Walker, now a point guard with the Charlotte Bobcats, has narrated a 10-part YouTube documentary that tracks the national championship season of a Manhattan AAU team. Check out the first installment below, and visit the AwesomenessTV YouTube channel (yes, that’s the real name) every Saturday for future episodes. [Read More]
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Faith and Family shaped UConn coach Kevin Ollie

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Who is Kevin Ollie? By now, you’re probably familiar with Ollie’ professional basketball career, which took him to 11 different NBA cities over the span of 13 seasons. He bounced from franchise-to-franchise, but always managed to find a home somewhere. In a recent interview with Hearst Connecticut, former Philadelphia 76ers coach Larry Brown said that […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Saturday’s practice: “Sugar and Hot Sauce.”

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The Kevin Ollie era has yielded a brand new tradition. At the conclusion of Saturday’s practice, the Huskies circled around the midcourt logo and engaged in an exercise called “Sugar and Hot Sauce,” or as Stewie Griffin likes to call it, the “compliment sandwich.” While UConn’s group session is slightly less hilarious, the players claim […] [Read More]
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Kevin Ollie addresses crowd at First Night

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First year UConn coach Kevin Ollie addressed the Gampel crowd at Friday’s First Night. His speech lasted a bit longer than expected, partially because the students interrupted him with chants of “Kevin Ollie!” about halfway through. Watch it below. [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Husky Run: “I want our opponent to leave the court saying “damn, why are they playing so hard?”

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Full disclosure about the Husky Run: Usually it’s not legit. When I was a senior at UConn (many, many years ago), I took part in the Husky Run, a 5K that more or less kicks off hoops season. During the event, I witnessed Gavin Edwards cut a corner near Mansfield Apartments. I saw Hasheem Thabeet […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Jimmy V Classic Dinner: “You can make a suit out of the same material 15 different ways.”

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College hoops season is underway. Kind of. Technically, the first practice isn’t until Saturday, but with the Jimmy V Classic charity dinner Wednesday and the annual Husky Run Thursday, it feels like we’re in full swing. Here’s my story about the relationship between Kevin Ollie and Geno Auriemma. Notes and quotes from the event are […] [Read More]
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Parker lists top five, excludes UConn

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Jabari Parker, the nation’s No. 1 recruit in the class of 2013, will not attend UConn. As reported by ESPN’s Reggie Rankin, the versatile 6-foot-8 forward from Chicago trimmed his list to five schools: BYU, Duke, Florida, Michigan State and Stanford. UConn wasn’t on Parker’s initial 10-team list, but was allowed an in-home visit after […] [Read More]
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UConn’s Miller promoted to Associate Head Coach

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Former assistant Glen Miller has been promoted to associate head coach, UConn announced Friday afternoon. George Blaney, the associate head coach under Calhoun, will join Karl Hobbs as the full-time assistants. Hobbswas previously the program’s Director of Basketball Administration. Kevin Freeman will take over Hobbs’ old role. The Huskies have a vacancy at Assistant Director […] [Read More]
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