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Kevin Ollie

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  • Notebook: Pat Calhoun Wondered If This Day Would Ever Arrive

    — Jim Calhoun was still playing basketball when he married Pat 46 years ago and their life together has been defined by the game. There was his time coaching in high school before he ascended to a college job in 1972. For more than 40 years, the...
  • New Coach Will Have Familiar Cast Of Assistants

    STORRS — There will be a new man in command in "The Bunker," but the supporting cast will remain the same. "I've got the best staff in America," said Kevin Ollie, UConn's new men's basketball coach, looking out at his assistants. "And guys, we're...
  • Call It An Era: Calhoun Helped Put UConn On The Map

    Call It An Era: Calhoun Helped Put UConn On The Map
    As Shakespeare might have said, what a piece of work is Jim Calhoun. The volcanic, brilliant, profane, passionate coach announced Thursday that he would retire after 26 seasons as the University of Connecticut men's basketball coach. He will be...
  • UConn Opens With Victory In Exhibition Game Against AIC, 78-63

    UConn Opens With Victory In Exhibition Game Against AIC, 78-63
    Before Kevin Ollie walked out onto Gampel Pavilion, George Blaney handed him a little note that said, "Enjoy it." Ollie took his time. He walked out slowly, his staff behind him to a warm round of cheers. "I don't know if I enjoyed it," he said. "When...
  • UConn Puts In Full Effort In 100-62 Win Over UMass Lowell

    — For UConn, on many levels, this was more like it. "That's the way it's supposed to play out," said Ryan Boatright, after scoring 22 points in the Huskies' 100-62 victory over UMass Lowell on Sunday in their second and final exhibition game. "We'...
  • No Letdown In Huskies' 67-49 Win Over Vermont

    No Letdown In Huskies' 67-49 Win Over Vermont
    The Huskies held up their end. No jet lag, no letdown, no excuses. They just punched in and conducted business rather briskly on Tuesday night, beating Vermont 67-49 before 7,963 in their home opener at Gampel Pavilion. "This was a grind-it-out game,"...
  • UConn Overcomes Some Issues To Beat Wake Forest

    UConn Overcomes Some Issues To Beat Wake Forest
    The Huskies arrived in their locker room to find the simplest of messages on the chalkboard: "Find a way." "That, to me, means find a way to help your team even if you're not scoring," Shabazz Napier said. "Find a way to get a rebound. It was kind of...
  • UConn Men Use Strong Second Half To Top Stony Brook, 73-62

    UConn Men Use Strong Second Half To Top Stony Brook, 73-62
    – There is no reason to believe otherwise — what UConn achieves in men's basketball this season will come with great effort and resourcefulness. One player is shut down, or injured, another must step in. One element doesn't work, another way...
  • UConn Struggles To Get Past New Hampshire, 61-53

    UConn Struggles To Get Past New Hampshire, 61-53
    The Huskies stayed a step ahead of their competition — but just a step ahead. Like a runner in a road race who wanted company, rather than a great finishing time, they never did pull away from New Hampshire. "Whatever the competition is, that's...
  • A Look At The 2010-11 Huskies

    2 | Donnell Beverly G, 6-4, Sr., Los Angeles Senior captain is recovering from offseason surgery on both hip joints. 25 | Michael Bradley C/F, 6-10, Fr., Chattanooga, Tenn. Unlikely to log heavy minutes. Might even redshirt. 4 | Jamal Coombs-...
  • Bad Date Stories

    UConn men's basketball beat writer Mike Anthony chronicles a tough year for Jim Calhoun's program on and off the court: 2009 Oct. 14: UConn, coming off an appearance in the Final Four but having lost four key players, holds the annual Husky Run in...