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The ConnCast: Best coaching jobs in the Big East

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For the first time in ConnCast history, I picked the intro song. I think it went really well. Outside of that, Chris Brodeur and I piggy-backed on an ESPN column that listed the Big East coaching jobs from top-to-bottom (Syracuse was ranked No. 1 by the Worldwide Leader and South Florida was No. 15). I […] [Read More]
Categories: Podcasts

Recruiting Spotlight: Davon Reed

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Built much like former UConn star Jeremy Lamb (yes, it feels odd to write “former” next to his name), class of 2013 shooting guard Davon Reed has put himself on the Huskies’ radar. A 6-foot-5, 175-pound four-star recruit from The Princeton Day School (N.J.), Reed has recently been in contact with UConn and Louisville. It’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Recruiting Spotlight: Ahmed Hill

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If top 50 recruit Ahmed Hill ever wears a UConn jersey, it won’t be until the 2014-15 season. By that time, Jim Calhoun’s current contract will have expired and, in all likelihood, the Huskies will be led by a new head coach. Like several other recruits, Hill is hopeful that Kevin Ollie is next in […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Calhoun Cancer Ride and Walk set for Saturday

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Jim Calhoun’s annual “Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk” will take place Saturday, June 9 in Simsbury. This year’s event is in memory of RuthAnn Lobo, the mother of former UConn women’s basketball star Rebecca Lobo. She passed away last July after a long battle with cancer. “RuthAnn Lobo set an example that is an inspiration […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Recruiting Spotlight: Kahari Beaufort

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He’s the cousin of former UConn guard Doug Wiggins. He’s close friends with Kevin Ollie’s son, Jalen. And Kahari Beaufort — the best college prospect to come out of East Hartford since his older cousin — expects UConn to make an offer within the next week. A 6-foot-4 combo guard who ranks as a top […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

UConn will not take part in 2012 Big East/SEC Challenge

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UConn was not among the 12 schools selected to participate in next season’s Big East/SEC challenge, a tradition that began in 2007. The event is on rotation, a University spokesperson said, and it wasn’t UConn’s year to be in. The spokesperson said UConn is hopeful it will land a road game with an SEC school […] [Read More]
Categories: News

Recruiting Spotlight: Kentan Facey

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First there was Jerome Jordan, then Samardo Samuels. Now, it’s Kentan Facey, the next big product of the Jamaica Basketball Development Camp, an event designed to send the nation’s best players to the United States and, eventually, to a major Division I college. A 6-foot-9 rising senior at Long Island Lutheran, Facey has been in […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

The Curious Case of Andre Drummond

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A year ago today, Andre Drummond was a mystery, a long, muscle-bound 6-foot-11 package of basketball potential. He was hidden away in the barren southeast corner of Connecticut — nothing but trees and casinos there — and sheltered from the whirlwind of media hype that often sucks in the nation’s top prospects. But when he […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft