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  • Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'

    Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'
    When Glenn Cassis, a native New Yorker, enrolled at the University of Connecticut in 1969, he was one of about 400 students of color at the school that year — more than triple the number of African-American students previously enrolled. "It was...
  • Sam Cassell Jr. Ready To Make Name For Himself At UConn

    Sam Cassell Jr. Ready To Make Name For Himself At UConn
    STORRS – Wherever he goes, the Cassell brand follows Sam Cassell Jr., a point guard like his father, who played the position for 16 seasons in NBA. Now the younger Cassell is at UConn, where expectations are high for any player, and he welcomes it...
  • Aging Hartford Project On Redevelopment Track

    Aging Hartford Project On Redevelopment Track
    They are referred to simply as "Westbrook-Bowles." Westbrook Village and Chester Bowles Park are two old, dilapidated housing projects that occupy a lot of land — a total of more than 130 acres — on two non-adjoining parcels in the...
  • UConn Expects Rakim Lubin To Fill Big Space Under Boards

    UConn Expects Rakim Lubin To Fill Big Space Under Boards
    STORRS — Watching UConn play the past couple of years, one area of need has stood out. Muscle. Freshman Rakim Lubin, who began classes this week, envisions himself muscling his way into the Huskies mix. "Physicality and a lot of rebounding, that'...
  • Big Ten Pushes Ahead With Addition Of Troubled Rutgers

     Big Ten Pushes Ahead With Addition Of Troubled Rutgers
    The quest to plant roots in the New York market led the Big Ten to add Rutgers in November 2012. In the 18 months since the marriage was announced, fans of the venerable conference have watched their new member implode. There was the abusive men's...
  • Lori Riley: Meaningful Letter Redelivered To Original Owner

    — Walking down the street in Willimantic on a nice spring day back in 1948, Phil Barry felt pretty good about himself. He had on his letter sweater, which he had earned for playing basketball and baseball at Windham High School. The big maroon W...
  • Looking At Kevin Ollie's Predecessors At UConn

    Let's take a look at the list of Kevin Ollie's predecessors as UConn men's baseball coach: No coach, 1901-1915: There was no coach for the first 89 games in program history. John Donahue, 1915-19: Huskies' first coach was 11-23 in four seasons. M.R....
  • AAC Pairings Have UConn Men Racking Up Lots Of Miles

    The Huskies will not be going to Disney World next season. That's the offshoot of the American Athletic Conference men's basketball pairings, which were announced Wednesday. With three teams coming in, Tulsa, Tulane and East Carolina, and two departing,...
  • Kevin Ollie Signs New 5-Year Deal With UConn

    Kevin Ollie  Signs New 5-Year Deal With UConn
    Kevin Ollie has maintained all along that his heart was at UConn. Now he has a new five-year contract to remain as coach of the Huskies. "Thank you, God, for opening up so many doors, for me to be working in Storrs," Ollie tweeted just after 2 p.m....
  • Manuel Nails It; Everybody's A Winner In Ollie Deal

    Manuel Nails It; Everybody's A Winner In Ollie Deal
    This is a good deal for Kevin Ollie. This is a good deal for UConn. Beyond that, this is a wise deal struck by Warde Manuel. I would argue that the UConn athletic director might be the biggest winner of all in this. If we are to fixate on a number, 16...
  • Thumbs Up For Ollie Deal, ESPN's New Studios

    Thumbs up to reports that Kevin Ollie is close to solidifying his commitment to UConn with a new contract. Yes, the price of keeping the men's basketball coach in Storrs is reportedly $3 million a year for five years. But you get what you pay for, and he'...