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Hit The UConn Links: It Started With a Text - 12/21/18

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UConn Featured Link

No. 1 UConn vs. No. 14 California started with text message [Mercury News]

UConn Men’s Basketball

Shame on Kevin Ollie for comparing his plight at UConn to true racism [The Day]

UConn men’s notebook: Huskies bring gifts, pizza, smiles to students at Naylor School [Hartford Courant]

Following allegations of racial discrimination from Kevin Ollie, here is a look at UConn’s sanctions under Jim Calhoun [Hartford Courant]

The UConn-Kevin Ollie saga is now a full blown mess [Hartford Courant]

Jim Calhoun picks up career win No. 880 [Hartford Courant]

Five takeaways from a strong performance by the UConn men against Drexel [Hartford Courant]

State of the Nova Nation: Bring on the Huskies! [VU Hoops]

UConn Women’s Basketball

UConn Women’s Basketball Survives Scare At Oklahoma, 72-63 [The UConn Blog]

Geno Auriemma on Women in the NBA [The UConn Blog]

No. 1 UConn rallies from double-digit deficit to win at Oklahoma [Connecticut Post]

UConn women’s takeaways: Cold shooting nearly dooms Huskies [Connecticut Post]

UConn escapes Oklahoma with a 72-63 win after trailing majority of game [Hartford Courant]

UConn is vulnerable and four other takeaways from the Huskies’ close win over Oklahoma [Hartford Courant]

UConn Insider podcast: Renee Montgomery [Hartford Courant]

Sooners do everything but beat No. 1 Connecticut [Norman Transcript]

Sooners Push No. 1 UConn to the Brink []

No. 1 UConn vs. No. 14 California started with text message [Mercury News]

Collier Helps No. 1 UConn Women Rally Past Oklahoma, 72-63 []

UConn Football

UConn Football Parts Ways with Billy Crocker, Others [The UConn Blog]

UConn Huskies Football Early Signing Period Tracker [The UConn Blog]

UConn in the NFL: Jones and Sherman Selected to 2019 Pro Bowl [The UConn Blog]

Georgia Tech adds grad transfer TE Tyler Davis [Atlanta Journal Constitution]

UConn’s early signing day recruiting class fits Edsall’s mold [The Day]

Randy Edsall welcomes a dozen UConn football commits, says more are on the way [Hartford Courant]

Edsall touts new UConn football signees [Journal Inquirer]

Pair of linebackers from Connecticut, former Columbia football captain headline UConn football recruiting class [New Haven Register]

Moving to cornerback pays off for Byron Jones, Cowboys [ProFootballTalk]

Mitchell makes it official, signs with UConn [Ridgefield Press]

Football Inks 11 During Early Signing Period []

UConn Men’s Soccer

Four Huskies Earn Top Drawer Soccer Postseason Top 100 Honors []

UConn Baseball

Mason Feole Named Collegiate Baseball Newspaper All-American [The UConn Blog]