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UConn could be passed over in Carrier Classic

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Multiple reports have confirmed that Ohio State and Marquette are in negotiations for the 2012 Carrier Classic, an event in which UConn initially agreed to participate. Now, the Huskies will play the 2012-13 season without the Big East tournament, the NCAA tournament and, apparently, the Carrier Classic. UConn will partake in the Paradise Jam (along […] [Read More]
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CBS Sports: Roscoe Smith commits to UNLV

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The last of the UConn transfers has found a new home. Roscoe Smith, who unexpectedly requested a release from scholarship on April 21, has committed to play at UNLV, according to CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman. Unlike Alex Oriakhi, Smith will not be eligible to play immediately (barring some unforeseen waiver). The NCAA permits Oriakhi to play […] [Read More]
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Recruiting Spotlight: Akoy Agau

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Once quoted as calling UConn his “dream school,” Akoy Agau wouldn’t put the Huskies at the top of his rapidly-expanding list, but he still had plenty of praise for the three-time national champion. “UConn is a school that I’ve followed for a long time; I’ve been a fan of their program and their coaches,” said […] [Read More]
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Notes/Quotes with Niels Giffey

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I had a chance to spend some quality time with rising junior Niels Giffey, who is leaving UConn for the first time in a year on Friday and surprising his family with a two-week visit (hope I didn’t ruin the surprise). Giffey and I talked mostly about recruiting overseas — you can read the story […] [Read More]
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UConn recruit Stevie Clark to be featured on MTV

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Stevie Clark, one of the nation’s premier high school point guards, will be featured on an MTV special titled “Nothing but Net.” The show, which airs June 10, contains footage filmed during Clark’s junior season of high school. Clark is currently mulling over scholarship offers from 25-30 Division I programs , his mother, Dorshell, told […] [Read More]
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The ConnCast: Talking UConn, LeBron and yes, NHL!

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So who’s going home with the Conn Smythe trophy this year? In addition to that pressing issue, Hearst Connecticut sportswriter Chris Brodeur and I talk about recruiting, Kevin Ollie and UConn’s four newcomers. As usual, Chris calls me out and forces me to explain an embarrassing story. I also get pretty “Heated” in my defense […] [Read More]
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Walker left off All-Rookie team

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Statistically speaking, Kemba Walker was snubbed in the NBA All-Rookie voting. Perhaps one statistic stood out to the voters: Charlotte was 7-59, good for the most dismal winning percentage in league history. In spurts, Walker was a bright spot for the lowly Bobcats. He averaged 12.1 points, 4.4 assists and 3.5 rebounds while committing just […] [Read More]
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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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