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  • Kevin Ollie, a target for NBA teams, negotiating contract with UConn

    Kevin Ollie, a target for NBA teams, negotiating contract with UConn
    With NBA teams looking for head coaches, Connecticut's Kevin Ollie is in a no-lose situation. Based on all that he has said, his heart remains with UConn and talks aimed at a new contract are underway, two sources told the Hartford Courant on Friday....
  • 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....
  • Dropping In: UConn Hoop Teams Visit Obama At White House

    UConn Hoops Teams Visit Obama At White House
    WASHINGTON – UConn basketball teams are becoming regular visitors at the White House. But Stefanie Dolson always finds a way to make these photo ops more than routine. She did it last year by putting up bunny ears behind President Barack Obama....
  • Capitol Steps: Courant Columnist To Make Good On Boast After UConn Men Win It All

    Capitol Steps: Courant Columnist To Make Good On Boast After UConn Men Win It All
    And so I walk. ... "Color me not convinced. Call me the Doubting Pitino if you want, but I'll carry this banner from the state Capitol to Gampel Pavilion if UConn wins the national championship." Those are the 30 words that got me into trouble. Those...
  • Estimated 200,000 Crowd Hartford Streets For UConn Parade

    Estimated 200,000 Crowd Hartford Streets For UConn Parade
    HARTFORD — The city celebrated the UConn men's and women's basketball teams' national championships Sunday with a victory parade through downtown, and it was one of the biggest parties Hartford has ever seen. An estimated 200,000 people lined...
  • CHAMPIONS! UConn Takes The Stairs To NCAA Mountaintop

     CHAMPIONS! UConn Takes The Stairs To NCAA Mountaintop
    ARLINGTON, Texas – Among Kevin Ollie's many notable phrases is "believing in the dark." He expects his players to believe, even when they can't see. When he took them to the site of the Final Four in January, he expected them to believe. When he...
  • UConn Men Embrace Dance Move, The Three-Sweep

    UConn Men Embrace Dance Move, The Three-Sweep
    STORRS — UConn freshman Terrence Samuel created the latest craze taking over Husky Nation, and on Tuesday before leaving for the Final Four, he finally gave it a name — the Three-Sweep. By now, nearly has everyone has seen it: UConn nails a...
  • Huskies Hope Final Four Experience Helps Them Settle Down

    STORRS – The Final Four is a new, eye-opening experience for most teams. "The event of the Final Four is almost like the Super Bowl," Florida coach Billy Donovan said this week. "The players just need to understand what they're walking into. When...
  • Everything's Big In Texas, Including Ollie's Foresight

    Everything's Big In Texas, Including Ollie's Foresight
    STORRS – UConn players were filing off the bus at AT&T Stadium on Jan 2. There was no game that day, but yet another bus ride in what seems like an endless stream of bus rides. "Everybody took it as, why are we doing this?" DeAndre Daniels said....
  • Cherish The Moment, Connecticut: Something's Happening Here

    Cherish The Moment, Connecticut: Something's Happening Here
    LINCOLN, Neb. — Sometimes it comes from the mouth of an outsider. Sometimes it comes from the mouth of an insider. And sometimes, well, sometimes the message from within is so good that it can even overcome our flinty New England skepticism....
  • Omar Calhoun, Tyler Olander Still Making Big Contributions

    Omar Calhoun, Tyler Olander Still Making Big Contributions
    STORRS – Tyler Olander started the last national championship game in which UConn participated. He did it as a freshman in 2011. Omar Calhoun, a highly rated recruit from New York, started the first 41 games of his career at UConn and averaged 10...
  • Polished Niels: Giffey Good In Coverage, Offers Nice Stroke

    Polished Niels: Giffey Good In Coverage, Offers Nice Stroke
    STORRS – Niels Giffey, about to bookend his UConn career with trips to the Final Four, considered one championship run as a freshman and the final step toward another as a senior. When UConn arrived in Houston in 2011, Giffey was at the tail end...