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Hitting the Links 5/30: Another giant recruiting win for Ollie, AAC Football buzz, and classroom success

Kevin Ollie can't stop winning at recruiting. Geno can't stop winning anything. Meanwhile, UConn student-athletes have caught fire in the classroom.

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Men's Basketball

Former VCU forward transferring to UConn

"6-foot-7 forward Terry Larrier will transfer to UConn, where he’ll have three seasons of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2015-16 campaign." Larrier averaged 6.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game last year at VCU. This previous ESPN top 50 recruit will be a major addition to UConn in 2016.

UConn Men's Basketball Scores Perfect 1,000 APR Again

"As expected, the UConn men's basketball program earned another perfect score in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate, pushing any academic problems deeper into the past."

Report: Providence 7-foot transfer eyeing MSU, others

The center from Fairfield, Connecticut is considering an array of schools from Michigan State to Virginia. The issue is his hometown UConn Huskies are not in that mix. Paschal Chukwu had a scholarship offer from UConn in 2013, but this time around it doesn't seem as though he is considering Connecticut.

V.J. King to Visit Louisville, UConn

The No. 2 small forward in the class of 2016 has been on campus since May 29th and will leave on May 31st. VJ King has just visited Louisville and has recently cut his list to five schools, Arizona, UConn, Virginia, Louisville and Kentucky. This is a gigantic recruit, and let's hope Kevin Ollie can ride his hot wave, and sign this kid.

Women's Basketball

UConn's Geno Auriemma Receives Amos Alonzo Stagg Award

"The award is presented annually to a coach who has experienced outstanding achievement and has exhibited a high standard of propriety, imagination, and innovation as a character-builder in the tradition of great teacher-coaches."

Kiah Gillespie, UConn Recruits Named To Parade All-America Team

Star recruits for Geno and staff have recently been announced on the Parade All-America Team.

Football

UConn Athletics Enjoys APR Success

"A multi-year score of 960 for the football team, which places them four points ahead of the Division I average and eights point above the Division I public institution average in that sport."

American Athletic Conference Approves New Concussion Protocol

AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco: "We asked a group of extremely knowledgeable, well-respected and capable experts to study this issue and draft a policy that creates the best health and safety protocol.  An important objective of the policy is providing for the education of all those who work with our student-athletes in any capacity on the issues surrounding concussions."

AAC introduces football championship game

"The first American Athletic Conference Football Championship will be played Saturday, Dec. 5 at noon (ET) and will be televised nationally on either ABC or ESPN." The game will be played at the Regular Season Champions home turf.

AAC Updates 2015 Football Schedule

UConn will play Villanova at home on Thursday, September 3rd. That game will be televised on SNY/ESPN3. Also announced was when East Carolina visits UConn on Friday, October 30th. That game will be televised on ESPNU.

2016 CT CB Tahj Herring has a lot to like in Storrs

"Herring currently holds offers from Virginia and Vanderbilt in addition to UConn. Boston College is close to offering, and he has been in touch with Duke, Penn State, Michigan, and Wisconsin, among others.


Other Teams

USA TODAY Sports Releases Athletic Department Revenues
Notable schools who UConn out-earned: Purdue, NC State, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Colorado, Oregon State, Mississippi State, Utah, Washington State.

UConn’s finances run in the red in AAC | SNY UCONN
UConn’s spending like a Power 5 school, but with revenue streams that are drying up and no lucrative TV rights fees to come, the gap between the Power 5 and the rest continues to grow.

Carson Cross Named Louisville Slugger Third Team All-American

"UConn baseball ace Carson Cross has been named a Louisville Slugger Third Team All-American, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper announced on Thursday (May 28). Cross becomes UConn's first All-American since 2013 and first All-America pitcher since 2011."

Emily Anderson To Play In 2015 IWLCA North-South All-Star Game

"UConn women's lacrosse senior midfielder Emily Anderson (Killingworth, Conn.) has been invited to play in the 2015 IWLCA North-South All Star game, as announced by the organization on Thursday."

Field Hockey Unveils 2015 Schedule

"The two-time defending NCAA DI champion UConn field hockey team released its schedule for the 2015 season, as announced by head coach Nancy Stevens on Monday."

D-backs' Chip Hale: Shortstop Nick Ahmed 'changes the game' on defense

"He changes the game on defense. He's a guy you come to watch on the defensive side of the ball, and there's not a lot of guys like that in the game. It's exciting to us," manager Chip Hale told Burns and Gambo Tuesday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. "And this weekend, we got a lot of offense out of him."

Three Huskies Compete on Day One of NCAA East Regionals

Coming off an American Athletic Championship three Huskies competed in NCAA East Regionals. Chinedu Amonu advanced to the quarterfinals in the 400m dash.

Herbst Elected Chairman Of American Board of Directors

"University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Athletic Conference." She will serve a two-year term.