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Kevin Rennie: Kevin Ollie Getting Bad Bounce From UConn

Kevin Rennie: Kevin Ollie Getting Bad Bounce From UConn

You may think the ugliest political battle in the state unfurls itself with negative commercials on your TV screen. You’re wrong. The nastiest battle in Connecticut politics is the one UConn is waging against former men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie.

The most skillful in the dark arts of politics hold their classes in the administrative offices of the state’s premier public university. This spring they turned on Ollie just four years after he and his players brought home that great prize: the 2014 NCAA championship at the end of an improbable run.

Ollie was fired at the conclusion of the losing 2017-18 season. UConn leaders did not want a...

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