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The Hartford CourantIn the summer of 2011, Rodney Purvis sat in the men's basketball coaches' office at UConn and left a strong impression … and vice versa. "Just his personality," said Kevin Ollie, who was then an assistant coach, "his family. We knew he was a...
The Hartford CourantWill Shabazz Napier stay at UConn one more year or go pro? The suspense will end Friday. "Tomorrow, most definitely," Napier said before a workout at Gampel Pavilion Thursday. Napier, UConn's leading scorer last season, has been evaluating information...
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The Hartford Courant— Jim Calhoun joked that his Bostonian pronunciation might have annoyed Noah Webster, that Mark Twain might not have approved of his syntax and that Harriet Beecher Stowe might have disapproved of his language. But nevertheless, Calhoun and Geno...
The Hartford CourantAs everyone at Gampel Pavilion watched a video tribute to a team that, on paper, had little to play for and instead gave and gave each game as if it had everything in the world to play for, Shabazz Napier began to feel the shiver of emotions. As...
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The Hartford CourantRyan Boatright powered his way down the lane as he had done, or tried to do, all year. He bumped with Bryce Cotton and tossed up an off-balance shot. Some of these crazy shots went in for the UConn men's basketball team this year, some of them didn't....
The Hartford CourantIn another twist to a UConn men's basketball season that's had a few of them, the Huskies worst loss of the season came against one of the worst teams in the Big East. Just a week after taking the best team in the league, Georgetown, to double OT, the...
The Hartford CourantWithout Shabazz Napier, the Huskies did most of the things they usually do with him. They grappled, scrambled back from behind and gave themselves a chance to win another game. But, without Napier, out with an injured foot, the Huskies could not get...
The Hartford CourantThe shock and the disappointment were still too fresh for UConn to feel the pride. That will come. But one more big upset, one more coup to show the country, perhaps once and for all, what they were all about, was in their grasp. It got away and, for...
The Hartford CourantIt may have been DePaul out there, as in near-the-bottom-of-the-Big-East DePaul. But it was still a Big East road game, and they're never easy to add to the collection. So the UConn men's basketball team had to work for it. In a quick turnaround from...
The Hartford CourantNiels Giffey wasn't counting on playing much at the center position when he came to UConn, but that is where he is needed now and he's pitching in. "Usually, I'm in there together with DeAndre [Daniels]," Giffey said, "it's more like having two fours...
The Hartford CourantUConn has scored big in the ever-growing transfer sweepstakes. Rodney Purvis, a former McDonalds All-America guard who nearly chose UConn two years ago, announced via Twitter that he intends to transfer from North Carolina State to Storrs. "Feeling...
The Hartford CourantAs Nick Williams was learning to play inside slot receiver last season, UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni wasn't shy about comparing his player's potential to that of the man who defined the position in the NFL. So imagine the scene at UConn Pro Football Test...
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