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Breaking down Calhoun’s contract

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As reported by Jeff Jacobs of The Hartford Courant, newly retired coach Jim Calhoun, now the Special Assistant to the Athletic Director, will be paid handsomely in the upcoming year. Some details courtesy of UConn spokesperson Mike Enright: *Calhoun,  who officially retired on Sept. 12, was paid $1.3 million (Payment One) on Sept. 7. It […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Ex-Husky Moore could join staff

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Former UConn player Ricky Moore, who played a pivotal role in the team’s 1999 national championship, could be joining Kevin Ollie’s staff as an assistant. The news was first reported by Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop. When contacted by Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Moore said nothing is finalized yet, but it could become a […] [Read More]
Categories: News

UConn vs. Michigan State finalized

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UConn will open the 2012-13 campaign against Michigan State in the inaugural Armed Forces Classic, a series of games to be played at overseas military bases. The game will be televised Friday, Nov. 9, with coverage beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. The event is part of ESPN’s Veteran’s Week initiative honoring the men […] [Read More]
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UConn’s 2012-13 schedule

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UConn as eight games on ESPN/ESPN2 and none on CBS. Check the schedule below: NOVEMBER Thu 1 AIC (exhibition) Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Conn. 7:00 pm Sun 4 UMass-Lowell (exhibition) XL Center, Hartford, Conn. 1:00 pm 9 Armed Forces Classic Ramstein Air Base, Germany Fri 9 vs. Michigan State ESPN Ramstein Air Base, Germany 5:30 pm […] [Read More]
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The ConnCast: Calhoun’s retirement, Ollie’s future

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Before we get into this week’s ConnCast, a few items of note: *UConn’s top 2013 commit, Kentan Facey, told Hearst Connecticut that he will “honor the commitment with coach Ollie as head coach.” His AAU teammate, Terrence Samuel, said that Calhoun’s retirement does not affect his commitment to UConn. *Hartford swingman Kuran Iverson has narrowed […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Podcasts, Recruiting

Notes/Quotes from Gampel: “The first step to being special is believing that you’re special.”

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There were so many memorable moments and quotes at Jim Calhoun’s retirement press conference Thursday. Here are the ones that stuck (at least to me): JIM CALHOUN: “The first step to being special is believing that you’re special.” KEVIN OLLIE: “I wouldn’t want to be nowhere else but right here. This is my dream job. […] [Read More]
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Jim Calhoun tribute video

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The UConn athletic department posted this tribute video to retiring coach Jim Calhoun: [Read More]
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Jim Calhoun’s ‘This is Sportscenter’ commercial

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Always game for an inspiration speech, Jim Calhoun delivered one — sort of — to a group of Sportscenter anchors as part of a 2010 “This is Sportscenter” commercial. Notice one of the anchors receiving the pep talk is none other than Jonathan the Husky. (Hat tip to Marcus Lynam of ESPN marketing for tweeting […] [Read More]
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