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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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AP
June 29, 2019 - 9:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) -- The last time Kemba Walker was playing for a team in New England, he delivered a championship. Boston fans can only hope that repeats itself. A person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday that Walker has told the Charlotte Hornets of his intention to sign with the Boston...
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Matt Dwyer
June 27, 2019 - 5:12 pm
By PAT EATON-ROBB AP Sports Writer STORRS, Conn. (AP) — American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco said Thursday there is no chance the conference will keep the University of Connecticut as a football-only member. UConn this week agreed to rejoin the Big East Conference for basketball...
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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.
AP
June 26, 2019 - 1:51 pm
By PAT EATON-ROBB AP Sports Writer STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn is heading back to the Big East The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees on Wednesday accepted an invitation to move its basketball and most other athletic teams from the American Athletic Conference. University President Susan...
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AP
June 26, 2019 - 11:07 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - UConn is having problems with the recently replacedceiling of its basketball arena. The school spent $10 million last year replacing the decaying triangular insulated panels that make up the ceiling at the 10,000-seat Gampel Pavilion. But officials told the Board of Trustees on...
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