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  • Report: UConn uncovers NCAA violations under fired coach Kevin Ollie

    USA Today "The University of Connecticut had evidence indicating multiple cases of wrongdoing by former men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie when it decided to fire him in March with more than $10 million remaining on his contract. In documents obtained by the Hartford..." June 20

  • Christian Vital Returning For 'Unfinished Business' At UConn

    Hartford Courant "Christian Vital is returning to UConn for his junior season, keeping the Huskies roster intact for new coach Dan Hurley. “Great talk today Coach,” Vital said, via Twitter, directing his remarks to Hurley. “Appreciate the wisdom you have let me in on. I..." May 22

  • UConn Men's Basketball Kevin Ollie Charges UConn With Violating His Right To Due Process

    Hartford Courant "Kevin Ollie’s contract dispute with UConn, not surprisingly, is getting messier. Ollie’s lawyers have sent UConn President Susan Herbst a letter accusing the school of violating his constitutional rights by firing him for “just cause” before giving him an opportunity to contest the decision...." April 19

  • Rhode Island's Dan Hurley to be hired as head coach at UConn

    ESPN "Rhode Island's Dan Hurley is headed to UConn on a six-year deal to become its new head coach, multiple sources told ESPN. Hurley, 45, will replace Kevin Ollie, who was let go by the Huskies earlier this month after a fourth subpar season. Hurley, who informed his team of the decision early..." March 22

  • UConn 'closing in on' Dan Hurley as new coach

    Newark Star-Ledger "UConn is "closing in on an agreement" to hire Dan Hurley as its new head basketball coach, according to a report by The New Haven Register. Citing a source, the newspaper says there has been "considerable movement" over the last day and a deal is likely with the former St. Anthony and Seton Hall..." March 19

  • UConn is handling the Kevin Ollie situation all wrong, but Ollie's failures as a coach put him in this position

    New York Daily News "When you really think about it, former Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie did it to himself. Ollie is currently fighting UConn's decision to fire him for "just cause." With an NCAA investigation and a second straight losing season looming over the program, the university decided to..." March 14

  • Ollie to contest UConn firing for 'just cause'

    Hartford Courant "Kevin Ollie's career as UConn men's basketball coach is finished. The school announced Saturday that it was "initiating disciplinary procedure to terminate" Ollie's employment for "just cause," which would mean he would not have to be paid the roughly $10 million remaining on his contract. The..." March 11

  • Dan Hurley potential candidate for Connecticut job

    Larry Brown Sports "The Connecticut Huskies have a coaching vacancy for only the second time in three decades, and they may look to the coach of a nearby school to fill it. According to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports, the Huskies are expected to take a look at Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley to replace Kevin Ollie, who..." March 10

  • UConn Fires Kevin Ollie

    Hartford Courant "Kevin Ollie's time as UConn men's basketball coach is finished. The school announced Saturday morning it was "initiating procedure to terminate" Ollie's employment for "just cause," which would mean he would not have to be paid the roughly $10 million remaining on his contract. It could,..." March 10

  • UConn says NCAA is investigating men's basketball program

    USA Today "The NCAA is investigating the UConn men's basketball program, the school said in a statement on Friday. The university has been in the process of an NCAA-mandated internal investigation with an athletics compliance law firm, Lightfoot, Franklin and White, and noted that it has been "working..." January 26

  • UConn suspends Cobb indefinitely for conduct detrimental to team

    New Haven Register "Eric Cobb is typically one of the most friendly, outgoing players on the UConn men’s basketball team — at least with the media. That joviality will be missing for a while, however, as the 6-foot-9 junior forward has been suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team. Cobb is..." January 09

  • UConn's Gilbert out for season with shoulder injury

    New Haven Register "For the second straight year, Alterique Gilbert’s season is over before New Year’s. Gilbert, UConn’s talented redshirt freshman guard, will sit out the remainder of the 2017-18 season and likely undergo surgery in the coming weeks to repair damage to his left shoulder, according to the..." December 28

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