Notes/Quotes from Big East Media Day: “Rick’s full of (it).”

NEW YORK — It isn’t Big East media day without some conference realignment drama. And Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim got that out of the way quickly. Early Wednesday, Louisville coach Rick Pitino
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UConn’s Napier named preseason All-Big East second team

UConn guard Shabazz Napier has been named to the preseason All-Big East second team by vote of the league’s coaches. Napier, a junior, averaged 13 points and 5.8 assists while shooting 39 percent from
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UConn selected ninth in preseason Big East coaches poll

2012-13 Preseason Coaches’ Poll 1. Louisville (14) 2. Syracuse 3. Notre Dame (1) 4. Cincinnati 5. Georgetown 6. Pittsburgh 7. Marquette 8. USF 9. UConn 10. St. John’s 11. Rutgers 12. Villanova 13.
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Construction to begin on UConn Basketball Development Center

UConn has met 75 percent of the cost for a new basketball practice facility, and construction will begin “as soon as possible,” the school announced Tuesday. Between donations and pledges, $24 million
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Former UConn star Walker narrates city hoops documentary

New York City legend Kemba Walker, now a point guard with the Charlotte Bobcats, has narrated a 10-part YouTube documentary that tracks the national championship season of a Manhattan AAU team. Check
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Faith and Family shaped UConn coach Kevin Ollie

Who is Kevin Ollie? By now, you’re probably familiar with Ollie’ professional basketball career, which took him to 11 different NBA cities over the span of 13 seasons. He bounced from
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Notes/Quotes from Saturday’s practice: “Sugar and Hot Sauce.”

The Kevin Ollie era has yielded a brand new tradition. At the conclusion of Saturday’s practice, the Huskies circled around the midcourt logo and engaged in an exercise called “Sugar and Hot Sauce,”
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Kevin Ollie addresses crowd at First Night

First year UConn coach Kevin Ollie addressed the Gampel crowd at Friday’s First Night. His speech lasted a bit longer than expected, partially because the students interrupted him with chants of
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