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Incoming UConn President Thomas Katsouleas. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.
Matt Dwyer
August 14, 2019 - 11:38 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The new president of the University of Connecticut has begun implementing a plan he says will help the school double its research spending in the next decade. Thomas Katsouleas began his tenure on Aug. 1 and spoke Wednesday at his first Board of Trustees meeting. He says he...
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UConn Trustees voted to move the school's athletic program from the American Athletic Conference to the Big East. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.
Matt Dwyer
July 26, 2019 - 10:43 am
(WTIC-AM) -- UConn has agreed to pay a $17-million exit fee to get out of the Amercan Athletic Conference. The exit fee had previously been expected to be about $12-million, but UConn agreed to pay a higher fee to get out of the conference early. The deal means the season that starts this fall will...
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UConn football vs. Central Florida
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AP
July 16, 2019 - 9:23 am
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Central Florida has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference and face Memphis in the championship game for a third straight season. UCF is the top choice among media members to win the East Division and the league when the American released its preseason poll Tuesday...
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AP
July 07, 2019 - 4:10 pm
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) - The University of Connecticut is asking a judge for a ruling that would allow it to sell its former Torrington campus. The school's Board of Trustees has already approved the sale of the property to Five Points Center for the Visual Arts of Torrington. But the Republican-...
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Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies reacts during the first half of the college basketball game against the Arizona Wildcats at McKale Center on December 21, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Matt Dwyer
July 02, 2019 - 12:22 pm
(WTIC-AM) -- An NCAA investigation released today confirmed rules violations during the tenure of former UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie. The Committee on Infractions found that Ollie knowingly provided false or misleading information to NCAA investigators, and failed to monitor his staff...
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AP
July 01, 2019 - 1:52 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The University of Connecticut is buying a house for its incoming president. The school's Board of Trustees has agreed to spend $740,000 to purchase a 5,000-square-foot single-family home which sits on just over five acres in Storrs. The school has been leasing the 18-year-old...
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