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Recruiting Roundup: November 3

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UConn has secured verbal commitments from Kentan Facey and Terrence Samuel, but the rest of 2013 class remains a mystery. The Huskies will be looking to fill at least two more spots in the class. Let’s examine the current targets: *Noah Vonleh, 6-9 F, Haverhill, Mass.: The Huskies have serious competition when it comes to […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from AIC: (silence)

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This is only my second year on the UConn beat, but in those 34 games last season, I became accustomed to Jim Calhoun press conferences. Win or lose, they all played out the same way: Calhoun would lean into the mic, say “Well, congratulations to so-and-so” and five minutes later, he probably had answered any […] [Read More]
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Live Updates: UConn preseason vs. AIC

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Follow Kevin Duffy, Hearst Connecticut’s UConn men’s basketball beat writer as Tweets live from Thursday’s exhibition opener vs. AIC. [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Halloween: Wolf out for Thursday’s exhibition

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Some noteworthy items from the eve of Kevin Ollie’s first game as UConn coach: *Enosch Wolf (concussion) will not be available for Thursday’s exhibition against AIC. He participated in non-contact drills Wednesday and is expected to be a full-go by Saturday. Judging by his progress, it seems he’ll almost certainly be ready for next week’s […] [Read More]
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NCAA adopts tougher, more efficient enforcement

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The NCAA adopted an “overhauled enforcement structure” Tuesday that will increase penalties for egregious violations and speed up the investigation process. Here are the details from the NCAA: Introduces a four-tier violation hierarchy that ranges from severe breaches of conduct to incidental infractions. The structure, which replaces the current two-tier approach (major and secondary violations), […] [Read More]
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Long Beach forward Bell will visit this weekend

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Jordan Bell, one of the nation’s top uncommitted power forwards, will take an official visit to UConn this upcoming weekend. Bell has narrowed his college choices to Auburn, Oregon and UConn. He’s long been high on the Huskies, and he told Hearst Connecticut Monday that coach Kevin Ollie has extended a scholarship offer. Bell’s numbers […] [Read More]
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UConn in the NBA: Lamb to OKC, Drummond flourishing

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Before he could settle (or play a regular season game) in Houston, Jeremy Lamb was shipped 450 miles north. Dealt from Houston to Oklahoma City in last weekend’s blockbuster trade, Lamb becomes one of several young ex-Huskies in an intriguing situation. Let’s examine them all, starting with the Thunder’s newest addition. JEREMY LAMB, OKLAHOMA CITY: […] [Read More]
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UConn men post 11 percent graduation success rate

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The NCAA released graduation success rate data Thursday and the UConn men’s basketball team recorded an 11 percent, the worst mark among all men’s basketball teams in BCS conferences. The national average was 74 percent, an all-time high in the sport. The latest GSR data, which does not affect postseason eligibility, reflects the percentage of […] [Read More]
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