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Gameday: UConn vs. No. 25 N.C. State

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Some pregame notes for UConn’s clash with No. 25 N.C. State. EVANS A GO: Redshirt senior guard R.J. Evans, who gave the Huskies six points per game and immeasurable leadership before suffering a sternalclavicular sprain on Thanksgiving, will play tonight, according to a UConn spokesperson. His presence gives UConn another body — a fullback-sized one, […] [Read More]
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Video: Jimmy Valvano’s 1993 ESPY Speech

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On the afternoon of the Jimmy V Classic, it’s only appropriate to link a clip of Jim Valvano at the 1993 ESPYs, quite possibly my favorite sports speech of all-time. I know you’ll see it on TV tonight, but it’s worth watching twice. “Gentlemen, we’ll be successful this year if you can focus on three […] [Read More]
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Gameday: UConn vs. No. 25 N.C. State

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WHEN: Today, 9 WHERE: Madison Square Garden WHAT: Jimmy V Classic RECORDS: N.C. State 4-2, UConn 6-1 ON THE AIR: ESPN (Dan Shulman, Bob Knight, Dick Vitale, Andy Katz) UP NEXT: Friday vs. Harvard, 7, at Gampel Pavilion (SNY) N.C. STATE Lorenzo Brown, G, 6-5 Jr.: 10.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 5 apg Scott Wood, G/F, […] [Read More]
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The ConnCast: Realignment, UConn hoops, Ollie-isms

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November came and went with no ConnCast, but we wade sure December wouldn’t pass by, too. After a month off, co-host Chris Brodeur and I had plenty of ground to cover. We talk conference realignment, UConn’s biggest surprises through seven games and our favorite “Ollie-isms.” If you’re listening on your computer, you can play the […] [Read More]
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AP Report: Calhoun reveals he had cancer surgery in May

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Former UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun had surgery in May to remove an apparent cancerous growth from his lungs, according to an Associated Press report. “It was cancer-related, yes,” he told The Associated Press. “I’m not going to talk about it. I was out for a day and a half. I’m completely healthy now.” Calhoun, […] [Read More]
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Catching up with ex-Huskies: Lamb scores 33 in D-League debut

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Jeremy Lamb has the dubious honor of becoming the first 2012 lottery pick in the NBA Developmental League. Of course, Lamb is operating under different circumstances than most other top draft choices: He was traded to Oklahoma City, a championship contender, and buried behind Kevin Durant, Kevin Martin and Thabo Sefolosha. In his first game […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from Dec. 2: “It doesn’t revolve around him and that’s what makes him such a great person.”

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UConn guard R.J. Evans  — who Ollie calls “the rock” of the team — may return to action Tuesday against N.C. State. After missing the past two games with a sternalclavicular sprain, Evans said he’ll likely be a gametime decision when the Huskies take on the No. 18 Wolfpack in the Jimmy V Classic at […] [Read More]
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Realignment’s effect on Recruiting

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I plan to have a more in-depth assessment of this issue soon, but for now, take a look at comments from a few top 100 prospects. I asked each of them a simple question: How much does conference affiliation matter to you when choosing a school? *Reggie Cameron, 2013, committed to Georgetown: “On a scale […] [Read More]
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