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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 3:20 p.m.

UConn men’s coach Dan Hurley back at work after spinal surgery

UConn coach Dan Hurley is back at work full time, less than two weeks after having surgery for a degenerative spinal condition that required replacing two disks in his neck …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 2:14 p.m.

Kevin Ollie wins ruling on union protection in fight over firing

The arbitrator in the dispute between UConn and Kevin Ollie says the former basketball coach is protected by a union contract when it comes to the standard the school must …


UConn will pay $17M to leave the AAC for Big East

The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a $17 million exit fee to the American Athletic Conference so the school can rejoin the Big East next year. The Huskies …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 11:50 a.m.

American Commissioner Mike Aresco: No plans to replace UConn

American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco says the league has no plans to add a member to replace Connecticut when the school leaves to join the Big East. UConn’s return …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 11:25 a.m.

UConn hoops gets probation for NCAA violations under Kevin Ollie

UConn’s men’s basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure as coach. An …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

UConn rejoins Big East for hoops, other sports; not football

UConn is heading back to the Big East. The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees voted to accept an invitation to move its basketball and most other teams from the …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 4:04 p.m.

AP sources: UConn in talks to move back into Big East

A University of Connecticut official says the school is working to get back into the Big East for basketball and other sports. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Arike Ogunbowale, Notre Dame rally past UConn 81-76 to earn spot in national title game

The Irish will face Baylor for the crown Sunday night, trying to become the fourth school to win consecutive championships — UConn, Tennessee and Southern California have done it.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Jeff Walz and Louisville hope to beat UConn twice in season, Oregon seeks first Final Four apperance

Jeff Walz knows that it’s extremely rare for a team to beat UConn twice in a season. Only one school has done it over the past decade and that’s Notre …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Louisville women beat cold-shooting No. 2 UConn

Asia Durr scored 14 of her 24 points in the second quarter, Dana Evans added 20 points and No. 3 Louisville held No. 2 UConn to 38 percent shooting in …


Women’s Top 25 capsules: Napheesa Collier scores 30, No. 2 UConn eases past Temple

Napheesa Collier had a season-high 30 points and 12 rebounds and Crystal Dangerfield set a career high with 26 points to lead No. 2 UConn to an 88-67 victory over …


Women’s Top 25 capsules: No. 1 UConn rebounds from loss to handle Houston 81-61

Katie Lou Samuelson had 19 points, Napheesa Collier added 18 points and the top-ranked UConn Huskies rebounded from a rare regular-season loss with an 81-61 win over Houston on Sunday, …


UConn asks court to dismiss complaint by ex-coach Kevin Ollie

The University of Connecticut asked a judge Friday to dismiss a complaint filed by former basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who contends his firing was in part racially motivated.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Top 25 roundup: No. 1 UConn rallies past Oklahoma

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Top 25 Capsules: UConn upsets No. 15 Syracuse at 2K Classic

Jalen Adams and Alterique Gilbert scored 16 points each to lead Connecticut to a 83-76 upset of No. 15 Syracuse in the first game of the 2K Classic Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

No. 21 UCF extends winning streak to 14 with rout of UConn

McKenzie Milton threw for 346 yards and five touchdowns and No. 21 UCF routed UConn 56-17 to extend the longest winning streak in the nation to 14 games. The reigning …


UConn greats expect program to climb back to elite status

Don’t tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program. Calhoun says the program inherited by Dan Hurley is still the same one …


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Notre Dame beats UConn on last-second shot to earn spot in national championship game

Arike Ogunbowale’s jumper from the corner with 1 second left lifted Notre Dame to a 91-89 overtime victory over UConn on Friday night in the national semifinals.


UConn tops Duke 72-59, advances to Elite Eight in Albany Region

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies are in a familiar place – the Elite Eight.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 3:14 p.m.

Rhode Island’s Dan Hurley to coach UConn team under inquiry

Dan Hurley became a hot commodity after coaching Rhode Island to two straight NCAA Tournaments. On Thursday, he left for a bigger name in New England basketball. Hurley jumped across …


Gabby Williams returns, No. 1 UConn tops S. Florida for AAC title

Gabby Williams wasn’t going to let a hip injury sideline her from the American Athletic Conference title game.


Women’s Top 25 Capsules: UConn routs Cincinnati, improves to 100-0 in AAC

Azura Stevens scored 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead top-ranked UConn to a 75-21 rout of Cincinnati in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament on …


Mercer cracks women’s Top 25 for first time since 1980

Mercer is back in the women’s rankings for the first time in 38 years. The Bears, riding a 24-game winning streak, entered The Associated Press women’s Top 25 at No. …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 Capsules: No. 1 UConn women have 43-0 run in 80-36 win at SMU

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 23 points and top-ranked UConn wrapped up its fifth consecutive American Athletic Conference regular-season championship, using a 43-0 first-half run to rout SMU 80-36 on Saturday.


Women’s Top 25 Capsules: Naphessa Collier leads UConn’s rout of Wichita State

Napheesa Collier scored 26 points and Katie Lou Samuelson added 22 to lead UConn to a 124-43 rout of Wichita State on Saturday, for the second-most lopsided win in Huskies’ …


Women’s Top 25 Capsules: Azura Stevens leads UConn’s rout of Houston

Azura Stevens had 19 points and 10 rebounds off the bench to lead four players in double-figures scoring, and top-ranked UConn used a strong defensive effort to rout Houston 95-35 …


Stanford back in AP women’s hoops poll; UConn still No. 1

One week after seeing its 17-year run in the poll end, Stanford is back in the Top 25. The Cardinal re-entered the poll at No. 24 on Monday after beating …


Tennessee back in top 10; UConn still No. 1 in women’s hoops

Tennessee moves back into the top 10 after a big win while UConn continues to be No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll.


UConn women No. 1; Villanova ranked for first time since ‘04

Harry Perretta has Villanova back in the Top 25. The Wildcats (5-0) entered The Associated Press women’s basketball poll Monday for the first time in 13 years.


UConn routs Oregon, heads to 10th straight Final Four

Napheesa Collier scored 28 points, Gabby Williams had 25 and UConn advanced to its 10th consecutive Final Four with a 90-52 victory against Oregon on Monday night.