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  1. Kevin Ollie is on the verge of signing a contract extension worth...

    Andy Katz

    UConn coach Kevin Ollie and the university are on the verge of finalizing a new five-year contract that will pay Ollie close to $3 million a year, a source with direct knowledge of the talks told ESPN Monday.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
  2. Five things on UConn's last-second win over Florida

    Andy Katz

    STORRS, Conn. -- Shabazz Napier hit a game-winning, buzzer-beating jumper to beat Florida 65-64 in a thriller Monday at Gampel Pavilion. Here are five observations for the Huskies and Gators. 1. UConn and Napier came through late, agai...

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Big East eyes Zaninovich

    Andy Katz

    1. The new Big East presidents are expected to meet in the next week to interview four or five finalists for the commissioner's job. Creighton athletic director Bruce Rasmussen said Thursday the 10 athletic directors haven't been told of the finalist...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: No hurry on NBA decisions

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA's random date of April 16 to declare for the NBA draft isn't pressuring a number of players into making quick decisions. Coaches are now savvy to the date as being meaningless. That's why Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk may wait to decide until th...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  5. 3-point shot: UConn players' decision easy

    Andy Katz

    1. Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright have decisions to make in a month. The UConn season will end without a postseason on March 9 after the Providence game due to the Academic Progress Rate penalty. Napier was asked about this following UConn's win a...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  6. 3-point shot: Big East anxious over TV deal

    Andy Katz

    1. Schools remaining in the Big East, like UConn, are getting anxious about the lack of a television deal for the 2013-14 basketball season. UConn had expected it would hear about the details of the deal by the New Year. But that was put off once the...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  7. What a day for UConn coach Kevin Ollie

    Andy Katz

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Kevin Ollie grabbed the microphone after Saturday night's game against Washington and thanked the Huskies faithful for their support and for believing in him. He made sure he told the Connecticut fans that he would keep their progr...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  8. Kevin Ollie, UConn Huskies basketball coach, receives new five-ye...

    Andy Katz

    Connecticut has given men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie a five-year contract extension through the end of the 2017-18 season.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2012
  9. 3-point shot: Camouflage jerseys for Nov. 9

    Andy Katz

    1. Nike has special camouflage jerseys for the eight teams participating in the military-themed games on Nov. 9 just like it did last year for Michigan State and North Carolina in the Carrier Classic in San Diego. Michigan State's Draymond Green made...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  10. Kevin Ollie takes over UConn Huskies with Jim Calhoun's encourage...

    Andy Katz

    STORRS, Conn. -- Kevin Ollie's voice is hoarse. He hasn't stopped talking throughout the entire Connecticut practice. It is his voice that reverberates over the clapping, the cheering and the enthusiastic responses from the players. The energy at ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  11. Kevin Ollie happy for the chance to lead UConn  college basketba...

    Andy Katz

    Kevin Ollie has one season to prove he's the right guy to follow Jim Calhoun as UConn basketball coach. Ollie is sure he'll be there for the long haul.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  12. Connecticut Huskies' Jim Calhoun announces retirement

    Andy Katz

    Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun announced his retirement Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  13. 3-point shot: Will Keith Clanton stay put?

    Andy Katz

    1. Stanford is scrambling to find a marquee home game to replace Saint Louis after the Billikens canceled a home-and-home series that was to start at Stanford on Dec. 2. The Cardinal were supposed to be the back end of a two-game swing through the Pa...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  14. 3-point shot: Coaches Newark-bound

    Andy Katz

    1. Baylor coach Scott Drew said he is coming to Newark to witness history: three Baylor players taken in the NBA draft. All three -- Perry Jones III, Quincy Miller and Quincy Acy -- have a legitimate chance to be in the first round. Miller is on the ...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  15. Connecticut Huskies' backcourt will have to lead the way -- colle...

    Andy Katz

    STORRS, Conn. -- While Connecticut isn't eligible to compete in the Big East tournament, NCAA or NIT, Jim Calhoun is confident the Huskies have a shot to be major factors in the Big East regular-season race. Whether that happens, there's no doubt w...

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2012
  16. Jim Calhoun and the Connecticut Huskies' future -- men's college ...

    Andy Katz

    Now in his 70s -- with 40 seasons and 873 wins in his rearview mirror -- Connecticut's Jim Calhoun sat down with ESPN.com to discuss his career, his health, his team and his succession plan for the program he built into a national power.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2012