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In Evans household, the less fortunate never forgotten

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It’s been a disturbing few days here in Connecticut. Plenty of depressing stories have emerged since Friday morning’s elementary school shooting in Newtown. So here’s a feel-good one. It’s about R.J. Evans and his sister, Kastine, who plays for the Kentucky women’s basketball team. The siblings, raised by two parents (Deborah and Ray) deeply invested […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Dec. 16: Ollie talks Catholic Seven

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After addressing the tragedy that occurred in Newtown this past Friday, UConn coach Kevin Ollie gave his take on the crumbling Big East. Some highlights from the rookie coach: *Ollie on Catholic Seven breaking away: “I don’t a feeling towards it – I hate to see them go, but they made a pact for themselves […] [Read More]
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Statements from Newtown natives Cochrane and Lyddy

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Two members of the UConn basketball family with Newtown connections — P.J. Cochrane and Kyle Lyddy — made statements regarding Friday’s tragedy. Cochrane, a 2008 Newtown High graduate, was a walk-on with the Huskies from 2010-12. Lyddy graduated from Newtown in 2005 and served as a team manager at UConn. Here are their statements: *Cochrane: […] [Read More]
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UConn’s memorable moments in Big East

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UConn has too many Big East memories to count, but here’s a quick compilation of the big shots and unforgettable moments against longstanding rivals in the nation’s most competitive league. [Read More]
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Initial Reaction: Can’t spin much positive in latest wave of defections

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The Big East has died about five times now. Once when Pitt and Syracuse left, again when Notre Dame bounced and, of course, when Louisville got the ACC invite over UConn. Each move — even the Louisville defection — caused a gross overreaction in Connecticut. We all knew UConn football was in trouble, but despite […] [Read More]
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Report: Seven Catholic schools to leave Big East

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The future of the seven catholic Big East schools is expected to be decided within days, according to an ESPN report, and sources said it would be “an upset” if they remained in the league. The New York Post reported Thursday morning that the seven schools — Marquette, Villanova, St. John’s, Providence, Seton Hall, DePaul […] [Read More]
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Final Exam Week: UConn frontcourt by the numbers

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There’s no single winning formula, but a drastic imbalance between the frontcourt and backcourt usually isn’t a good thing. This year in Storrs, it’s inevitable. UConn’s backcourt — Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright, Omar Calhoun and R.J. Evans — has accounted for 65 percent of the team’s scoring and an alarming 78 percent of its free […] [Read More]
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ESPN Report: A-10 open to expansion

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The seven Big East catholic schools are interested in leaving. The Atlantic 10 is interested in expanding. So…? According to ESPN’s Andy Katz, the A-10 has discussed the possibility of a 21-team league should the non-football Big East schools become “free agents.” The A-10, which has already added Butler and Virginia Commonwealth, could take a […] [Read More]
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