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UConn to visit Rathan Mayes Wednesday

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While Jim Calhoun’s future remains a mystery, the UConn coaching staff continues a busy offseason of recruiting. Xavier Rathan Mayes, one of the team’s top targets for the class of 2013, told Hearst Connecticut Media Group that UConn will drop by his Ontario home on Wednesday. The visit was initially penciled in for Friday, but […] [Read More]
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Replacing a Legend: Promote from within or hire outside?

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Jim Calhoun told Sports Illustrated Wednesday that he’ll likely have “something to say” regarding his future within two weeks. If you haven’t seen the piece, you should definitely check it out. It’s an interesting read. Calhoun opens up, and you sense from the story’s tone that he may be leaning towards retirement. In today’s Connecticut […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Breaking down UConn’s 2012-13 schedule

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There won’t be a Big East or NCAA tournament for UConn, but the regular season still offers plenty of intrigue. Here’s a breakdown of the Huskies’ 2012-13 campaign. MUST-SEE GAMES Nov. 9 vs. Michigan State, Ramstein  Air Base, Germany — So many storylines here. A season opener that marks the first NCAA game in Europe. […] [Read More]
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UConn releases 2012-13 schedule

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NOVEMBER Thu 1 AIC (exhibition) Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Conn. TBA Sun 4 UMass-Lowell (exhibition) XL Center, Hartford, Conn. TBA 9 Armed Forces Classic Ramstein Air Base, Germany Fri 9 vs. Michigan State ESPN Ramstein Air Base, Germany 5:30 pm Tue 13 Vermont TBA Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Conn. TBA 16-19 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam St. […] [Read More]
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Q & A: Boatright to NBA Draft after sophomore season?

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Q: Kevin, I’ve read in a few places about the possibility of Boat’s early entry. I don’t see it happening. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan. I think he is their best player, probably was for stretches of last year too, but I don’t see how his size and game (not a dangerous […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Who is UConn’s next 2013 commit?

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The coaching situation in Storrs hasn’t adversely affected recruiting, as many expected it would. Although Jim Calhoun’s successor remains a mystery  — UConn athletic director Warde Manuel is firm on not naming a coach-in-waiting while recruits are being told Kevin Ollie could eventually take the reigns — the Huskies have reeled in two of their […] [Read More]
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UConn’s Olander has sprained ankle

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UConn forward Tyler Olander has a sprained right ankle, according to a source close to the program. Olander, the team’s lone experienced big man, was seen on crutches this past Friday. He’s reportedly wearing a walking boot now. UConn assistant coach Glen Miller told The Hartford Courant that Olander is “taking it slow because of […] [Read More]
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Brooklyn point guard Terrence Samuel commits to UConn

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UConn landed its second 2013 commitment Sunday night when Terrence Samuel decided to add his name to the list of New York City point guards that have headed to Storrs. A well-built 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, Samuel selected UConn over Pitt, Tennessee, Dayton, Rhode Island and Temple. “It was just the best academics and basketball program […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting