Kevin Ollie

Kevin Ollie, mother of former player accuses former associate Glen Miller of slander

Kevin Ollie, mother of former player accuses former associate Glen Miller of slander

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 dismisses Kevin Ollie’s claim for racial discrimination on procedural grounds

 Judge dismisses Kevin Ollie’s claim for racial discrimination on procedural grounds

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.

Was UConn’s firing of Kevin Ollie racially motivated?

Was UConn’s firing of Kevin Ollie racially motivated?

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”

Hurley Hired: Dan Hurley to be UConn's 19th men's basketball coach

Hurley Hired: Dan Hurley to be UConn's 19th men's basketball coach

Hurley reportedly picked UConn sometime Wednesday over offers from Pittsburgh and Rhode Island, where he coached for the last six seasons at. The 45-year-old had spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday mulling a decision after meeting with UConn officials Monday.

Editorial: Men’s Basketball shake-up is good for program

Editorial: Men’s Basketball shake-up is good for program

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

Men’s Basketball: Huskies drubbed at Wichita State, take seventh 20-point loss

Men’s Basketball: Huskies drubbed at Wichita State, take seventh 20-point loss

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

Men's Basketball: The ship is sinking, but Kevin Ollie won't jump off

Men's Basketball: The ship is sinking, but Kevin Ollie won't jump off

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.

Men's Basketball: Huskies embarrassed at home by No. 1 Villanova

Men's Basketball: Huskies embarrassed at home by No. 1 Villanova

HARTFORD – A miracle was not in the cards Saturday afternoon in Connecticut.

In front of a sold-out crowd of 15,564 UConn fans desperate for something to cheer about, the Huskies fell 81-61 to No. 1 Villanova at the XL Center in a game that was never close.

Men's Basketball: Diarra’s energy, Anderson’s defense pushes UConn past Monmouth

Men's Basketball: Diarra’s energy, Anderson’s defense pushes UConn past Monmouth

Overtime wins over Columbia and Monmouth—the first time UConn has had back-to-back overtime games since wins over Providence and USF in 2013—is not the ideal way to recover from an embarrassing blowout against Arkansas.

Men’s Basketball: Huskies start season right with win over Colgate

Men’s Basketball: Huskies start season right with win over Colgate

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.