Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Enosch Wolf Suspension Over, Can Return to UConn as Non-Scholarship Player
Here's UConn's press release:
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Jim Calhoun Feted at Dick Vitale Gala on Friday
Celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment crowded the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota on Friday for the Eighth Annual Dick Vitale Gala to raise money in the fight against pediatric cancer through The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The event was hosted by ESPN’s Dan Shulman and honored three sports icons: former Florida State University and Hall of Fame football coach Bobby Bowden, former University of Connecticut and Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun, and University of Kansas head men’s basketball coach Bill Self.
The sold out event hosted more than 800 people and featured over 70 celebrities. Attendees included the this year’s ACC championship coach University of Miami’s Jim Larranaga, back-to-back national championship coach University of Florida’s Billy Donovan, and former Virginia Tech head men’s basketball coach and current ESPN college basketball analyst Seth Greenberg. Other NCAA men’s basketball coaches in attendance included Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, NC State’s Mark Gottfried and Villanova’s Jay Wright. Attendees enjoyed an after party with live music from The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards.
Since the event’s inception in 2006, the Vitale Gala has raised more than $10 million for cancer research. This year, net proceeds of the event will benefit pediatric cancer research.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Video of Daniel Hamilton and His Three Brothers
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
UConn 33-to-1 Odds on Being 2013-14 NCAA Champ?
Here are the odds on some other major teams, sent to us by Jimmy Shapiro (with UConn AAC conference mates in bold):
Monday, May 13, 2013
Rodney Purvis Has Arrived at UConn
"Based off when me and my mom were driving around the campus, once we first got here, I could tell it was definitely a great family-oriented place," he said.
Purvis, who started taking summer courses today, met with Jim Calhoun this morning in Calhoun's office.
Purvis very nearly committed to Calhoun after making an official visit to UConn in September, 2011. But the Raleigh, N.C. native wound up choosing his hometown school, NC State.
At the time, rumors were rampant that Calhoun might be retiring. But Purvis said Calhoun's potential departure played no role in his decision 20 months ago.
Purvis's freshman year at NC State didn't quite pan out the way he envisioned.
“There were a lot of distractions, with me being from Raleigh, and just trying my best to adapt to the offense, things like that, that was really it," he said.
As a transfer, he must sit out this season. But he'll be the consummate teammate.
*** Also ran into Andre Drummond, who will be on campus for the next couple of months to work on finishing his degree. His first class, a health class, began today, and he'll be taking communications classes starting in June's summer class period. He also hopes to take online courses during the season.
Here's the funny thing: if and when Drummond does get his degree, UConn won't benefit from it from an APR standpoint. Why? Because he was a walk-on his freshman year with the Huskies.
Drummond was very happy with his rookie season, despite missing 22 games late in the year due to a fractured tailbone.
*** We can also report that Tony Robertson has recently earned his degree. And Taliek Brown is close, too. Neither will help UConn's APR either, however, since they left school so long ago.
*** Oh, and don't completely discount the possibility of UConn still playing at Washington this season.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Daniel Hamilton Commits to 'Up-and-Coming' UConn Program
The 6-foot-6 Class of 2014 wing out of Los Angeles verbally committed to the Huskies late Friday night. He's Kevin Ollie's first 2014 commit and will join NC State transfer Rodney Purvis in what's shaping up to be a very talented team.
"It's an up-and-coming program," Hamilton told ESPN.com. "Me and Coach (Kevin) Ollie have a great relationship. I knew him before he got the job there. It's an opportunity for me to come in and step in and do some damage."
After an official visit to UConn last weekend, Hamilton told SNY.tv, "I can see myself at UConn."
Hamilton is the younger brother of Denver Nugget Jordan Hamilton, as well as Isaac Hamilton, who plays at UTEP. He's ranked No. 28 by rivals.com for the Class of 2014.
Some highlights of Hamilton in action for Don Bosco Prep: