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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...
  • Guard Prince Ali Tweets UConn Might Not Be His Destination

    Guard Prince Ali Tweets UConn Might Not Be His Destination
    Guard Prince Ali, who gave UConn an oral commitment last November, has changed his mind. "After talking it over with my family," Ali saidon Twitter Thursday, "I have decided to re-open my recruitment! I still love UConn and I am still considering UConn!...
  • This Won't Be Last Time Rumors Of Ollie's Departure Surface

    This Won't Be Last Time Rumors Of Ollie's Departure Surface
    There is no doubt. Kevin Ollie is a UConn guy. Kevin Ollie is an NBA guy. The more profound question as we await a formal announcement on a new five-year contract for the coach of the basketball national champions is this: Is Kevin Ollie a college guy?...
  • Former H.S. Coach Says Natalie Butler A Good Fit For UConn

    While UConn and Georgetown transfer Natalie Butler decide if they are a match, her former high school coach at Lake Braddock High in Fairfax Station, Va., John Giannelli, said she would fit well with the Huskies. "I am a big UConn fan having played...
  • 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'...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Shabazz At UConn For Fundraising Event Friday

    UConn basketball guard Shabazz Napier is graduating this weekend, but he'll be helping people out around Storrs right to the end. Napier will be appearing Friday night at the UConn Co-Op Book Store, at One Royal Circle in Storrs, to help raise money...