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Hitting the Links: 4/28

Darren McCollester

Despite basketball glory, UConn must look to football to boost athletic business

"Winning two college basketball national championships in two days drove revenue, visibility, and economic development for UConn and Connecticut, but for the university to reach the financial success of big-time athletics programs it will have to focus on football, experts say."


Forbes: What CEO's Can Learn From UConn Huskies Basketball

"Sports are a true meritocracy. Everyone wants to win so the best players make the team and play no matter what color or how much personality, the coach wants to win so the best play and the others sit."

Dom Amore: Andre Drummond Returns to Middlesex YMCA as NBA Star

"But this is where it all started for Andre Drummond and that's why he tweeted to the world that he was coming down to play pickup ball on Thursday night. He has 695,000 Twitter followers, which is 14 times the population of Middletown. He told all his old friends to bring their A game."

Amore: A Look Ahead at Next Seasons UConn Basketball Team

"Now that DeAndre Daniels, who is leaving for the NBA draft, and Ryan Boatright, who is staying for his senior season, have made their decisions, the roster and character of the next UConn team can begin to take shape."

Jeff Jacobs: Two Smart Decisions in Storrs

"With a number of top players in an otherwise loaded NBA draft deciding to return to school, Daniels clearly is armed with feedback that he should be selected in a good spot. We'll see in June but some mock drafts have him as high as late in the first round."

Kevin Duffy: UConn's Boatright made the right decision

"For a while, I promise Ryan Boatright was thinkingNBA. "As of (Thursday) morning, he was supposed to go," a source said. "It wasn't a final decision, but (his mind) seemed made up.'"


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