UConn Basketball

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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]
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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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Is Kevin Ollie the right guy?

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Before the 2 p.m. news conference at Gampel Pavillion in which Jim Calhoun will announce his retirement, UConn administrators have announced Huskies assistant Kevin Ollie will take over — for now. Ollie, a two-time UConn captain who emerged from the now-defunct Continental Basketball Association to have a 13-year NBA career, has been strongly endorsed by […] [Read More]
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How state papers covered Jim Calhoun retirement news

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Unsurprisingly, Jim Calhoun’s expected retirement announcement dominated the front pages of state newspapers, nearly all of which have covered the Hall of Fame coach in one way or another for more than two decades. Here’s a look at how the news was covered: . [Read More]
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Timeline: Jim Calhoun through the years

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