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UConn assistant Miller a candidate for Brown job

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While most of the offseason attention has centered on assistant coach Kevin Ollie — Will he be named coach in waiting? Will be elevated to UConn’s associate head coach? — another assistant might be getting a promotion. Glen Miller is on the short list of candidates for the Brown head coaching vacancy, the Providence Journal […] [Read More]
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The ConnCast: UConn Players in the NBA

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In Take 2 of the ConnCast, we discuss Kemba Walker’s rookie season with the worst team in NBA history, Jerome Dyson’s signing with the New Orleans Hornets, and the struggles of UConn post players in the league. Hasheem Thabeet (2nd overall in 2009), Hilton Armstrong (12th in 2006) and Josh Boone (23rd in 2006) haven’t […] [Read More]
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Walker on opposite end of spectrum with Bobcats

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What a difference a year makes for Kemba Walker. Let’s rewind the tape on Walker’s career to April, 2011. He had just led UConn to the most improbable of national championships. His jersey, the No. 15, was placed on the “Huskies of Honor” wall before he even left school. In June, Walker was selected No. […] [Read More]
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Low-resource schools granted flexible transition to APR standards

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This doesn’t affect UConn, but the NCAA Division I board of directors adopted a new rule Thursday that gives low-resource schools more time to adjust to the new APR standards. “We have an obligation to work with historically black colleges and universities and limited-resource institutions to make sure their student-athletes have every opportunity to be […] [Read More]
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APR expected to be discussed in July

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The April meetings came and went and no changes to APR data collection — or discussion of the subject, for that matter — took place. An NCAA spokesperson said the Committee on Academic Performance, which didn’t bring up the issue during its three-day meeting this week, is expected to re-visit APR data collection when it […] [Read More]
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The ConnCast: Talking UConn hoops

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Please don’t be too harsh. Below is the first edition of the “ConnCast,” a weekly (ish) UConn basketball podcast with fellow Hearst Connecticut writer Chris Brodeur. In this episode, we discuss Jim Calhoun’s future, the make-up of next year’s roster and the draft status of Andre Drummond and Jeremy Lamb. Give Brodeur props for the […] [Read More]
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NCAA “not expected” to address APR data collection this week

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The NCAA Committee on Academic Performance met Monday and didn’t address APR data collection, otherwise known as UConn’s last hope for 2013 postseason eligibility. The committee is meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday and, according to an NCAA spokesperson, it is “not expected” to bring up the issue this week. “It may in July,” the spokesperson […] [Read More]
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Who’s coming, Who’s going

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Roscoe Smith’s departure is the first true surprise of this offseason. Jeremy Lamb was gone regardless of the APR ruling, and no one can blame Andre Drummond for jumping at top-five money. And given the way Alex Oriakhi was talking in the minutes following UConn’s NCAA tournament loss to Iowa State, his decision wasn’t much […] [Read More]
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