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  1. From Africa to "Elevate"

    Henry Abbott

    Courtesy: Variance Films/Sharp 7 Assane Sene's journey from Senegal to Connecticut's South Kent School is a major storyline. In an opening scene of the documentary "Elevate," in the simple SEEDS Academy schoolhouse in Senegal, 25 of West Africa's ...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  2. When We Talk About the Seedy Underworld of Basketball

    Henry Abbott

    We are talking about stuff like what Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski and Dan Wetzel are describing in an exhaustive and groundbreaking investigation into expelled Connecticut recruit Nate Miles. At one point Miles is said to be as talented as anyone J...

    Blog | March 25, 2009
  3. Caron Butler: Not Getting His Dew

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Steinberg of the D.C. Sports Bog explains: Caron Butler is no longer permitted to drink Mountain Dew. How much Mountain Dew did he used to drink, you're wondering? "A lot," he said. "Before every game at Connecticut, I drank a two-liter of...

    Blog | December 04, 2007
  4. TrueHoopapalooza Post-Game

    Henry Abbott

    Just arrived in Bristol, Connecticut after the big TrueHoopapalooza (gotta come up with a real name for this thing) a ESPN Zone. I'm the wrong guy to ask, but I think it went well. Everyone came up to me afterwards and said stuff like "ooh, that was ...

    Blog | October 24, 2007
  5. Wonkette: Lonny Baxter Chose the Wrong Neighborhood

    Henry Abbott

    Wonkette questions Baxter's choice of neighborhood: If you're going to pick a Washington neighborhood to fire guns from car windows in, you really couldn't pick a worse one - a pistol shot fired from, say, Connecticut and Eye St. ...

    Blog | August 16, 2006
  6. Chad Ford: Marcus Williams Best PG in College

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Chad Ford says the Connecticut point guard helped his stock on Sunday by blowing by another candidate, Rajon Rondo, time and again: If you were a casual basketball watcher, knew nothing of the hype Rudy Gay has gotten from scouts and the...

    Blog | March 21, 2006
  7. Ben Gordon Can Really Cook

    Henry Abbott

    People keep submitting athlete run-in stories to Deadspin. Who knows if they're true, but they're hilarious. Here's one someone sent in about Bulls guard Ben Gordon making a frozen pizza at a party during his University of Connecticut days: Instead o...

    Blog | December 01, 2005
  8. WNBA Heart-Warmer

    Henry Abbott

    From the article John Eligon wrote about about the weekend's WNBA All-Star game for The New York Times: Midway through the second half, Connecticut Sun forward Taj McWilliams-Franklin was sitting on the bench when she spotted her husband, Reggie Fra...

    Blog | July 11, 2005