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  • Prodigy players bypassing college basketball for NBA G League no big deal

    CBS Sports "Daishen Nix's recent decision to play for the NBA's G League rather than join UCLA and play college basketball next season has been called a possible "sea-change moment" for the sport -- and not in a good way. That after fellow five-star prospect Jalen Green also..." May 08

  • NCAA appeals committee upholds violations and show-cause order for ex-UConn coach Kevin Ollie

    CBS Sports "The NCAA on Wednesday announced that an appeals committee upheld findings from the NCAA's Committee on Infractions that determined former UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie violated head coach responsibility and ethical conduct rules during his time as Huskies coach. The..." May 06

  • 4-star center Adama Sanogo reclassifies to 2020, verbally commits to UConn

    The Score "Four-star center Adama Sanogo has reclassified from the 2021 recruiting class to the 2020 class and verbally committed to Connecticut, he confirmed to 247Sports' Evan Daniels. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound big man out of The Patrick School in New Jersey had been ranked 28th..." May 05

  • James Bouknight officially set to return to UConn men after NBA Draft deadline passes

    Hartford Courant "As expected, James Bouknight made clear he will be returning to UConn men’s basketball to play his sophomore season. After the season, Bouknight tweeted that he had “unfinished business” with the Huskies, but he had the option of testing his NBA Draft viability until..." April 27

  • March Madness: The 10 biggest national championship upsets in NCAA Tournament history

    CBS Sports "It's called March "Madness" for a reason. The upsets that crush your bracket every year happen all month, but as the tournament goes deeper, the chances of a monumental upset in a later round get more slim. But that's not to say that there have not been upsets in the national..." April 07

  • NCAA unlikely to grant extra eligibility year to winter athletes

    The Score "The NCAA is unlikely to grant another year of eligibility to student-athletes who participate in winter sports and had their seasons and tournaments cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Spring student-athletes are still in line to..." March 18

  • UConn issues scathing statement after ex-coach Kevin Ollie serves Dan Hurley with subpoena

    Larry Brown Sports "Former UConn coach Kevin Ollie’s legal battle with the school took a wild turn Saturday, and the university is not happy. Ollie has been fighting to recoup nearly $11 million after being fired for just cause after being charged with numerous NCAA violations in 2018.  " February 23

  • UConn's Akok Akok out for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon

    SNY TV "After going down with an injury in the opening minute of Sunday's win against Memphis, UConn confirmed on Monday that forward Akok Akok would miss the remainder of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon. Akok will have surgery within the next couple of..." February 18

  • UConn honors Gianna Bryant with own jersey, spot on the bench

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna was determined to play for the UConn women’s basketball team when she went to college, and the Huskies found a way to honor her the day after she, her father and seven others died in a helicopter crash. UConn gave Gianna Bryant her own custom..." January 27

  • UConn's Tyler Polley out for season with torn ACL

    Hartford Courant "The UConn men’s basketball team has lost Tyler Polley for the season, after he tore his left ACL in practice Friday. The non-contact injury “occurred during the latter part of practice, and the diagnosis was confirmed after an MRI,” per a release from the..." January 13

  • Best of the decade: Top 10 men's college basketball players

    USA Today "From the beginning of the decade, when Anthony Davis powered Kentucky to a national title, to the end, when Duke's Zion Williamson provided a spectacular highlight reel, college basketball has entertained fans with a wide array of game-changing..." December 11