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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]
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]
Categories: General

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]
Categories: General

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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