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Appeal Denied: What does this mean for UConn’s future?

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First of all, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. The NCAA shot down UConn’s request for a waiver in February, so it’s par the course that the school’s final appeal for postseason eligibility was also rejected. UConn has one way of qualifying for next year’s NCAA and Big East postseason: The NCAA needs to use […] [Read More]
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Oriakhi to meet with Missouri, Xavier

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UConn forward Alex Oriakhi is expected to meet with coaches from Missouri and Xavier on Friday afternoon, a source close to the situation told Hearst Connecticut Media Group. Oriakhi, who was released from his scholarship last week, also will “definitely visit” North Carolina, Duke and Kentucky. After UConn’s final appeal for a postseason waiver was […] [Read More]
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UConn AD Manuel discusses postseason ban

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I’m sure it’s been a fun two-and-a-half weeks on the job for Warde Manuel. UConn’s brand-new athletic director was informed Wednesday afternoon of the NCAA’s decision to reject the school’s final appeal for 2013 postseason eligibility. He took some time on Thursday to address the media. Some key points: *Manuel on APR rules: “We support […] [Read More]
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Committee denies UConn’s appeal on postseason ban

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UConn just issued the following release. Read the full story here. STORRS, Conn. (April 5, 2012) — The University of Connecticut has been informed by the NCAA’s Committee on Academic Performance (CAP) that it has denied the school’s final appeal of a postseason ban on its men’s basketball team for the 2012-13 season because of […] [Read More]
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Drummond taking time with decision

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Don’t expect an announcement from Andre Drummond within the next few days. The 6-foot-10, 270-pound freshman isn’t “worried about (making) a decision right now,” a source close to the situation said Wednesday. Drummond, who averaged 10 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game as a freshman, is mulling over his options: Either go pro […] [Read More]
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Oriakhi Will Visit UNC, Duke, Kentucky, Missouri

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UConn forward Alex Oriakhi, perhaps the most sought-after transfer in the country, will “definitely visit” North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky and Missouri, his father told Hearst Connecticut Media Group Tuesday. Oriakhi requested his release from UConn on March 21. He won’t have to sit out a year if UConn’s 2013 tournament ban holds up, which seems […] [Read More]
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Could the best UConn teams hang with Kentucky?

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So, everyone’s ready to crown Kentucky as the best college basketball team of this young century. Honestly, can you blame them? The Wildcats finished 38-2 and were never truly challenged in a six-game run to John Calipari‘s first national championship. They hung 102 points on Indiana in the Sweet Sixteen; Baylor was absolutely helpless in the Elite […] [Read More]
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NBA Players in the National Championship Game

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I’m not going to mince words: If Kentucky takes care of business tonight, it’ll be regarded as the best college basketball team since the turn of the century. Even if the Wildcats fall short, they’ll still be in that conversation. I’ve been following college basketball since 1999, the year UConn “shocked the world,” in Khalid […] [Read More]
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