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Mike Anthony: Family Reunion At Jim Calhoun Charity Event Important Show Of UConn Pride

Mike Anthony: Family Reunion At Jim Calhoun Charity Event Important Show Of UConn Pride

They started making their way down the steps at Mohegan Sun Arena around 5:30 p.m. Friday, all these players from different branches of a family tree, eventually coming together and spreading out on a court, the platform from which everything sprouted some 30 years ago.

It is a turbulent time for UConn basketball, the type that in some ways most any family is forced to occasionally endure. The program that has won four national championships in the past 20 years, more than any other in the nation, isn’t viewed the same, floundering with consecutive losing seasons in a more obscure conference. Its most recent coach, Kevin Ollie – certainly a member of this family, but absent Friday –...

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