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UConn freshman Samarie Walker leaves basketball team - ESPN
Connecticut freshman forward Samarie Walker has left the No. 2-ranked women's team and plans to transfer.

The Day - Auriemma could never quite tell where Walker stood | News from southeastern Connecticut
Walker told Auriemma as far back as October that she had been "struggling" with basketball since her sophomore year in high school. "I asked her point blank. I said, 'Why did you come to college to play basketball?' She made a comment like, 'My parents wanted me to.' … It's a delicate situation, (but) it's not fair to the rest of the kids on the team either.

DeLeone joining Pasqualoni's UConn coaching staff - StamfordAdvocate
He comes to UConn from his job coaching tight ends for the NFL's Miami Dolphins, but most of DeLeone's coaching experience has come at the collegiate level. DeLeone, 62, spent 20 years coaching at Syracuse, including the last six as Pasqualoni's associate head coach.

FIU looks to hire UConn’s Orlando as defensive coordinator - FIU - MiamiHerald.com
University of Connecticut assistant Todd Orlando has emerged as the leading candidate for FIU’s vacant defensive coordinator job, sources close to the situation have told The Miami Herald.

Q&A with UConn's Paul Pasqualoni, Part I - Big East Blog - ESPN
Q&A with UConn's Paul Pasqualoni, Part II - Big East Blog - ESPN
I had a chance to catch up with Pasqualoni on the phone following his introductory news conference on Friday.

Tons of good stuff today including that Spring Weekend bit and the basketball team. Hit the jump.

UConn's 15-2 Start ... A Surprise? - UCONN | Men's Basketball
Is Jim Calhoun surprised? "Well, I'm never surprised," Calhoun said on a Big East teleconference.

UConn-Tennessee From The Courant Archives (2000 NCAA Tournament) - UCONN | Men's Basketball
UConn and Tennessee will meet Saturday at the XL Center, just the second game between the teams. On March 19, 2000, the Huskies' hopes of repeating as national champions ended with an NCAA Tournament second-round loss to the Vols. Let's take a look back at that game ...

UConn's Wilson returns home to Mobile to play in Senior Bowl | al.com
This is just a unique opportunity for me," Wilson said. "Mobile is where I started playing football.

FULMER CUPDATE: UCONN GETS FIRSTS - Every Day Should Be Saturday
UConn Sparks Up The Race. Running back Lyle McCombs may have two relatively small charges--possession of marijuana under 4 ounces, and an accompanying paraphernalia charge, both misdemeanors--but those two paltry charges are enough to break the silence and put UConn in a commanding lead over every other team in FBS football.

Construction begins on ice rink at UConn field - USATODAY.com
Construction has begun on an outdoor ice rink at Rentschler Field, UConn's football stadium, which will be the site a two-week hockey festival in February.

UConn aims to end Spring Weekend parties - The Boston Globe
Good luck with that.