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A Closer Look: Tyler Olander

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Searching for a breakout player next year? All signs point to Tyler Olander putting up solid numbers as the team’s best post player. Here’s a brief look at Olander’s career thus far: Path to Storrs: Jim Calhoun used to drive to Bradley International Airport, board his chartered jet, which would barely clear Homer Babbidge Library […] [Read More]
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Big Opportunity for Olander

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As we learned six days after the season ended, the transfer rumors surrounding former UConn center Alex Oriakhi turned out to be very true. Once Oriakhi asked for his release, there was talk that Tyler Olander was next. After all, a potential change in scenery made perfect sense: Olander’s playing time — and confidence — […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Spotlight: Stevie Clark

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UConn continues to rebuild from transfers and early entry defections, and ESPN top 100 guard Stevie Clark could be the program’s next addition. Clark, a 5-foot-10, 160-pounder from Douglass High (Oklahoma City), ranks as the nation’s No. 11 point guard in the Class of 2013. He has led his high school to three consecutive state […] [Read More]
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USC coach O’Neill: “Any situation like this decimates your basketball team”

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Aside from UConn, only one other high-major program has recently endured a postseason ban: Southern Cal’s self-imposed sanctions in the middle of the 2010 season forbid it from competition in the conference and national tournaments. It was Kevin O’Neill’s first year on the job. The violations that elicited the sanctions occurred under Tim Floyd’s watch, […] [Read More]
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UConn contacts ex-Virginia Tech commit Harrell

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In search of one more big man to fill out its 2012 recruiting class, UConn has contacted the camp of former Virginia Tech commit Montrezl Harrell, a source told Hearst Connecticut Thursday night. Harrell, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward from Tarboro, N.C., was released from his letter of intent on Wednesday. He requested the release after […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes from UConn: “(Calhoun) will let everyone know when he wants to, including his own players.”

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Reporting live from the ghost town that is Storrs, Conn., I have some updates from the day at Gampel Pavilion. Most UConn students went home for the summer two weeks ago, which leaves athletes and summer session students as the only inhabitants of this wonderful campus. Once upon a time, I was part of the […] [Read More]
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Where does UConn fit in conference realignment?

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If you thought the nation-wide conference realignment saga was over, you were sorely mistaken. On Monday, we learned of Florida State’s intentions to “see what the Big 12 might have to offer,” a potential move that could directly impact UConn. With Florida State possibly leaving, the ACC could have an opening. UConn doesn’t bring the […] [Read More]
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The People’s ConnCast

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After a one week hiatus, the ConnCast has made a triumphant return (with an awesome intro song). In this episode, Chris and I field questions from UConn fans and answer them on the air. Chris also outs me for owning an A.J. Price T-Shirt. Give us a listen below. Podcast Powered By Podbean [Read More]
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