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Yes, College Athletes Deserve Better

Aaron Miller | Posted 06.11.2014 | Teen
Aaron Miller

So instead of simply denouncing unionization, the NCAA should address the underlying concerns and present a plan for compensating athletes with more than just sweat-suits and athletic shoes.

UConn Finishes Off Historic Season With Historic Title

AP | DOUG FEINBERG | Posted 06.08.2014 | Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Geno Auriemma and UConn reached the top of women's college basketball in unprecedented fashion. After winning a record ninth...

6 Reasons You Need To Watch The Women's NCAA National Championship Game

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports

Attention college basketball fans: It's not over yet. The unlikely matchup in the men's national championship game on Monday night was just the op...

Defiant UConn Star Taunts NCAA Over Academic Ban

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports

Shabazz Napier has America's attention. Thanks to his impressive on-court performance and his inflammatory postgame declaration, the University of ...

Beyond Basketball, What the UConn Huskies Mean to My Family

Jay Scott | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

I feel lucky to count myself among the early believers in Huskies basketball. As I wear my UConn shirt proudly today, I remember when the campus community rallied around our entire family.

Kemba Is Still Winning

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports

Charlotte Bobcats guard and UConn alum Kemba Walker had a great night on Monday. His NBA teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist did not. Kidd-Gilchrist, ...

Shabazz Napier Is The M.O.P.

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Connecticut's Shabazz Napier has been selected the Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four after getting 22 points and six...

Ollie Wins It All, Already

AP | JIM O'CONNELL | Posted 06.07.2014 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It's not that Kevin Ollie looked uncomfortable sitting on a stool in front of the Connecticut bench. It's just that he looke...

UConn Finish Wild Run With National Championship

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 06.07.2014 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium — the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net ...

UConn Player Speaks Of 'Hungry Nights,' Going To Bed 'Starving'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports

His on-court skills have generated a lot of money, but University of Connecticut basketball player Shabazz Napier says there are nights he can't affor...

The Unlikeliest Championship Game Ever?

AP | JIM O'CONNELL | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Connecticut and Kentucky couldn't have met in last year's championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this ...

5 Things You Should Know About The Title Game Nobody Saw Coming

AP | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — All those Kentucky freshmen against a Connecticut team already with a few championship rings. After yet another game-winn...

UConn Pulls Off Final Four Upset

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 06.05.2014 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Connecticut's 2011 national championship has been characterized as a one-man effort by Kemba Walker. Good as he was, he stil...

UConn Huskies Faces Off Against Florida Gators

AP | JIM O'CONNELL | Posted 04.04.2014 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The last time Florida lost there were still 23 shopping days until Christmas. The Gators have won every game since that los...

Can Shabazz To Kemba?

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 06.04.2014 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shabazz Napier can shoot, drive and dish, hit big shots, pick off passes, carry a team down the stretch of a game and a seas...

The Final Four Is Set

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 03.31.2014 | Sports

Florida had not been to the Final Four since all those future first-round draft picks were in Gainesville. Wisconsin and coach Bo Ryan had never been....

UConn Stuns Michigan State To Reach Final Four

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 03.30.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Shabazz Napier owed UConn. He could have transferred when academic sanctions barred the Huskies from the NCAA tournament his junior...

Here's Why UConn Feels Right At Home In Madison Square Garden

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports

Midtown Manhattan won't be confused with Storrs, Conn., any time soon but that doesn't mean the UConn Huskies don't feel right at home in the Big Appl...

UConn Coach Slaps His Own Player After Postgame Interview

Posted 03.30.2014 | Sports

Following UConn's Sweet 16 win over Iowa State, Huskies coach Kevin Ollie slapped freshman guard Terrence Samuel on national television. The rest of t...

UConn Holds Off Iowa State For Sweet 16 Victory

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 03.28.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — DeAndre Daniels scored 27 points, 19 in the second half, and UConn held off Iowa State 81-76 on Friday to reach the East Regional fi...

No. 2 Seed Shocked

AP | JOHN WAWROW | Posted 03.23.2014 | Sports

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In a span of three days, Shabazz Napier and Connecticut knocked out both Philadelphia schools in the NCAA tournament. Now, the...

UConn Tops Florida On Wild Buzzer Beater

AP | JIM O'CONNELL | Posted 12.03.2013 | Sports

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Shabazz Napier hit a jumper from the free throw line as time expired to keep No. 12 Connecticut undefeated with a 65-64 victory...

UConn Women Win 8th Title

AP | DOUG FEINBERG | Posted 06.09.2013 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — Geno Auriemma and Connecticut are back on top. With freshman Breanna Stewart leading the way, it might be a while before they give...

Jim Boeheim Lashes Out At ESPN Reporter

Posted 02.14.2013 | Sports

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim seemed to be more upset with ESPN reporter Andy Katz on Wednesday night than his team's loss to UConn. During Boeheim's...

End Of An Era

AP | JIM O'CONNELL | Posted 02.14.2013 | Sports

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Since the Big East was formed there were always games that stood out on the conference schedule. One of the best of the rivalries ...