While being investigated by the NCAA for potential violations, Miller claimed that Ollie had arranged for a player to receive $30,000 to come to Connecticut. Stephanie Garrett, mother of Shonn Miller, a graduate transfer who played for the Huskies in 2015-16, joined Ollie in the lawsuit.
Judge Kari A. Dooly ruled in Bridgeport that Ollie’s complaint was filed prematurely, claiming he had not yet suffered any harm as a result of his firing last March. Ollie and his lawyers alleged that UConn treated him differently than former coach Jim Calhoun, who is white, who faced similar recruiting violations during his time at UConn.
In March, the University of Connecticut fired men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie “for cause” in response to Ollie’s violation NCAA rules. Ollie’s legal team, however, believes the breakup was a result of something entirely more nefarious.
“In addition to terminating his employment without just cause in violation of the collective bargaining agreement, (UConn) has discriminated against (Ollie) on the basis of his race and color in violation of the federal state law”
March Madness may be in full swing, but for the men’s basketball team, the season is over. For Head Coach Kevin Ollie, it means his time at UConn may be completely over as well. A few weeks ago, UConn began initiating the termination of Coach Ollie as reported in a story in the Daily Campus by Tyler Keating. This termination comes on the heels of UConn’s first round loss to SMU in the American Athletic Con
Michigan State. Arkansas. Auburn. Memphis. Villanova. Temple.
And now Wichita State.
The UConn men’s basketball team (12-13, 5-7 The American) took their seventh 20-point loss of the season Saturday night. In the program’s 115-year history, the Huskies had never lost by six times that many. That changed two weeks ago in Philadelphia
The buzz of the sold-out crowd of 15,564 at the XL Center in Hartford was exciting. It’s been a while since the old Civic Center had seen its seats completely filled. No matter what UConn men’s basketball looks like, old Big East foe and 2016 national champions Villanova will bring people to the stands.
The UConn men’s basketball team started their 2017-18 season with a Gampel Pavilion win as they failed to do a season ago. The Huskies, playing without star point guard Jalen Adams, suspended by the team following a misdemeanor summons charge Thursday, held off pesky Colgate for a 70-58 win in their opener.