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Recruiting Spotlight: Kendall Smith

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As uncertainty swirls around Jim Calhoun’s status as head coach, the UConn staff is actively preparing for the future. Earlier in the week, UConn offered junior power forward Marcus Lee, a product of Deer Valley High in Antioch, Calif. His high school teammate — point guard Kendall Smith — could be next. “I’ve been playing […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Recruiting

The ConnCast: A Friendly UConn Debate

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Things get heated (kind of) in the third edition of The ConnCast. Chris Brodeur and I debate a few UConn topics: Best game in program history, worst loss, best individual performance and most memorable play. I also reveal a theory about my long-lost Trajan Langdon jersey. Give us a listen below. Podcast Powered By Podbean [Read More]
Categories: General

UConn’s Bradley: “I’m still undecided.”

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When Michael Bradley requested his release from scholarship, his transfer was by no means a forgone conclusion. The 6-foot-10 redshirt freshman asked for a release because he wanted to be closer to his grandmother, who is battling cancer in Tennessee. “Coach Calhoun has been working very hard to keep me at UConn and see if […] [Read More]
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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]
Categories: General

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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