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O’Bannon ruling a huge win for athletes, another hit for UConn

You wonder how much basketball money was on the court at Mohegan Sun Friday night. I counted $473 million in career earnings — and that was just in the front row of the group photo. From left to

Back in Connecticut, Drummond one step away from Team USA

WATERBURY — Andre Drummond stepped out of a massive red Escalade and into the Crosby High gymnasium for his first organized basketball game since Friday’s Team USA intrasquad scrimmage. And we all saw

Rapid Reaction: Napier drafted by Hornets, traded to Heat

For about 45 seconds, Shabazz Napier and Kemba Walker had been reunited, a draft story too good to be true here in Connecticut. Turns out Napier was Miami-bound, a draft story too good to be true in

Rapid Reaction: Ollie signs five-year, $16 million extension

  The I’s have been dotted and the contract is now official: five years and $16 million, including an annual retention clause, for Kevin Ollie. Two I’s in his signature. No I’s in UConn. As he

Report: Ollie contract finalized

Kevin Ollie’s contract negotiations with UConn have been finalized, according to reports from The Hartford Courant’s Jeff Jacobs and ESPN’s Andy Katz. Per Katz, Ollie will make a base salary of $2.8

Source: Don’t expect new contract for Ollie this week

Although Kevin Ollie’s negotiations with UConn are underway, a source close to the head coach doesn’t anticipate anything happening this week in regards to a new contract. The source confirmed that

Yahoo! Report: Ollie begins contract negotiations, hasn’t ruled out NBA

Kevin Ollie has started contract negotiations with UConn, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski, but hasn’t yet ruled out the NBA. In the Yahoo! story, Wojnarowski

Rapid Reaction: AAC tournament to Hartford in 2015

In a somewhat surprising twist, the American Athletic Conference will hold its 2015 men’s basketball tournament in Hartford, according to Neill Ostrout of the Journal-Inquirer. It’s a surprising move

The Case for Shabazz Napier…


Live updates: UConn holds on, wins fourth national championship

SECOND HALF Update: 0:00 — My God. UConn. National Champions. Update: 1:20 — That Daniels 3 would have done it. He hesitated just a bit. Update: 1:49 — UConn has never trailed here, which is