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The Hartford CourantOn a night when little was working right for UConn, freshman Omar Calhoun was working overtime. "I liked his rebounding," coach Kevin Ollie said, "that's why I kept him on the floor. I needed that rebounding from him." Calhoun's early impact at UConn...
The Hartford Courant— UConn got to work early on Thursday, starting practice at 8 a.m. "Just wanted to get them on their feet," coach Kevin Ollie said, "and now that we're done, they've got the whole day in front of them. This is a good time, they have their final...
The Hartford CourantThey had the television market, the province of 21st century greed, and they had the academics, the province of 19th century purity. Those in power at Connecticut's flagship university were hopeful that they would help carry the day for admission into the...
The Hartford CourantBased on market size and academic standing, UConn was considered the top candidate for an invitation to the Atlantic Coast Conference. But as administrators from the ACC decided Wednesday on a replacement for departing Maryland, one trait rose to the top,...
The Hartford CourantPlaying time has never been handed to Niels Giffey. The "defined role" has always belonged those who were bigger, faster, older. Giffey is the guy who fills in the blanks. "In Germany, I always played with older guys," Giffey said. "When I was 16 or 17,...
UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun retired in September, making it clear he wanted his assistant Kevin Ollie to be his successor. Ollie was given a seven-month contract. Should he get a longer-term contract soon? NEWS AND VIEWS It's time...
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The Hartford CourantThis will not be another exercise in tearing down the NCAA or UConn. This will stand as Walter Harrison's rebuttal to people like me who argued that not only are the latest academic data the fairest data, the implementation of the latest data is...
The Hartford CourantOn Monday, Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News tweeted, "Realignment source: UConn to ACC could happen as soon as Tuesday." On Wednesday, Mark Blaudschun, formerly of the Boston Globe, wrote on his blog, "The Big Ten could make a run at UConn."...
For someone who grew up watching Howard White, Randy White and Lefty Driesell compete in the ACC, seeing the University of Maryland leave the conference for the Big Ten is illogical if not blasphemous. But realignment scoffs at tradition, projected...
The Hartford CourantDo his teammates tease R.J. Evans about his age? "All the time, every day," Evans said Tuesday night after No. 23 UConn stifled Vermont 67-49 in one of those old-time, grind-it-out New England reunions that reminded everyone so much that the Huskies'...
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — It would be overstating it to say that the Huskies shocked the world. But they did travel halfway around it to pull off a shocking upset in Kevin Ollie's first game as head coach. Shabazz Napier scored 25 points as...
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