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Shock the World: UConn Basketball in the Calhoun Era

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Join author Peter Burns as he chronicles Huskies hoops in his new book, “Shock the World: UConn Basketball in the Calhoun Era.” A professor of political science at Loyola University New Orleans and a graduate of UConn, Burns takes readers through the past quarter century in Storrs. You can order the book here on Amazon.com […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Media Poll: Top 20 players of Calhoun era

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The horde has spoken…or voted. Shortly after I unveiled my top 20 players of the Calhoun era last week, a little light bulb went off: Why not poll the other beat writers, too?  Most of them have been around the program far longer than I have; some covered the team in the late 80s and […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Kuran Iverson commits to Memphis

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Connecticut’s top high school player, 6-foot-8 swingman Kuran Iverson, verbally committed to Memphis Monday night, according to ESPN’s Reggie Rankin. There’s no denying Iverson’s talent (he has NBA size with a matching handle and jumpshot), but his attitude and motor have been questioned throughout his high school career. A former standout at Northwest Catholic (West […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Recruiting Roundup: September 21

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Jim Calhoun’s retirement hasn’t seemed to change things on the recruiting front. Truth is, all 2013 and 2014 recruits anticipated that they’d be playing for Calhoun’s successor anyway. And right now, that man is Kevin Ollie. Less than a week into is new job, Ollie has already convinced Jabari Parker, the nation’s No. 1 recruit […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Recruiting

Top 20 players in the Calhoun Era

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Check out the Sunday edition of Hearst Connecticut Newspapers (Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Danbury News-Times and Greenwich Time) for a special section on Jim Calhoun and the past 26 years of UConn basketball. Today, I’ll give you a little sneak preview.  I’ve ranked the top 20 players in the Calhoun era, based solely on their […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Nation’s top 2013 recruit adds UConn to list

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Jabari Parker, widely considered the best high school player in the class of 2013, is giving Kevin Ollie a chance to make a pitch. ESPN Chicago reported Thursday that Parker, a versatile 6-foot-7 forward, has added UConn to his list, which was previously cut to 10 schools in July. Ollie will make an in-home visit […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

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]
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