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Hitting the Links: Cinco de Mayo edition

Maddie Meyer


Hartford Courant: Rating UConn Football's NFL Draft Picks

"This history is not as rich and the names not as big as on the basketball side, but UConn has had 36 players drafted, 21 since 2005."

Courant: UConn NFL Draft History

This is just a straight up list, but a very helpful one

Women's Hoops

6-Foot-5 Georgetown Transfer Looking at UConn

"Butler tied for ninth in Division I with 24 double-doubles and was the unanimous selection for freshman of the year. Her father is Vernon Butler, who played with David Robinson on the 1986 Navy team that made it to the Elite Eight. She is also considering Virginia."

UConn nets 6-3 recruit from Maryland

"Boykin, a 6-foot-3 forward from Springdale, Md., had verbally committed to UConn during her official visit April 20 as she ate breakfast at the home of Huskies' coach Geno Auriemma. But rather than make her decision public, she opted to wait until Sunday -- her 17th birthday -- to officially reveal her intentions."

Men's Hoops

UConn, Kevin Ollie talk new deal

"A point of Ollie's new contract would be to make him the highest-paid coach in the American Athletic Conference and reward him for winning the national championship, the sources said."

Sources: Kevin Ollie starts contract talks with UConn but hasn't ruled out NBA

"Across the NBA, executives are enamored with Ollie as a tactician and leadership force. UConn officials are moving quickly to rework his contract and reward him for so quickly developing into an elite head coach."

Uconn Has Begun Talks to Restructure Kevin Ollie's Contract

"A source close to Ollie also said that the UConn coach would listen if an NBA team approached him, but none have done so yet."

The Augusta Chronicle: Ricky Moore has good timing at UConn

"Moore spent two seasons as an assistant under Paul Cormier at Dartmouth from 2010-12. Then he got a call from his alma mater to return as a director of basketball operations. He moved onto Ollie's coaching staff before last season."

CT Post: Boatright to bring Huskies championship experience

'"I couldn't be happier that Ryan will be back with us next season," Ollie said in a statement after Boatright's decision, "not only for his terrific basketball talents, but to provide tremendous senior leadership for us, both on and off the court."'

Leon Tolksdorf transferring to American

Around the Conn

UConn Surges to Series Win at Memphis with 13-2 Victory

"Jack Sundberg (Mansfield, Conn.) and Tom Verdi (Warwick, R.I.) sparked the Husky offense from the top two spots in the order, going a combined 4-for-6 with three walks and six runs scored."

Mania Earns Most Outstanding Performer as Huskies Take Third in American Championship

"Mania was outstanding this weekend, winning both the 1,500m and 800m runs after setting the standard for both events in Saturday's preliminary heats. The senior was named Most Outstanding Track Performer by the conference, which marks the second time in as many conference championships that a Husky distance runner has received the honor. Emily Durgin took home the accolade in the indoor season after capturing two individual events and anchoring the DMR team to a top-finish in New York."

UConn Men's T&F take third in AAC Championship

UConn Putting in a New Gateway to Storrs Campus

"School officials say it will help motorists along Route 195 recognize where the campus begins."