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Hartford Courant May 10, 2017

Another Perfect APR Score For UConn Men; Huskies Well Above National Average

As expected, the UConn men's basketball program posted a perfect 1,000 score in the Academic Progress Rating (APR) released by the NCAA on Wednesday.The APR, which considers athletes' remaining academically eligible and remaining with a program, is a metric used by the NCAA in determining penalties....
Hartford Courant Apr 29, 2017

Undrafted UConn Trio Agree To NFL Free Agent Deals

Obi Melifonwu (second round, Raiders) was the only UConn player selected in the NFL draft, leaving several Huskies to pursue free agent contracts. They didn't have to wait long. Soon after the final pick was announced Saturday afternoon, offensive lineman Andreas Knappe agreed to a contract with...
Hartford Courant Apr 28, 2017

UConn’s Obi Melifonwu 56th Pick, Headed To Raiders

Obi Melifonwu will begin his professional career in Oakland help the Raiders move to Las Vegas. Melifonwu, a four-year starter at safety for UConn, was selected by the Raiders with the 24th pick in the second round of the NFL draft, 56th overall, Friday in Philadelphia. He is the fifth former UConn...
Hartford Courant Apr 28, 2017

Cincinnati-Bound Mamoudou Diarra Latest Recruit To Reject UConn

UConn's search to fill out its roster for next season continues. Mamoudou Diarra, a 6-foot-9 forward who visited Storrs earlier this month, announced Friday he was going to the Huskies' conference rival – Cincinnati."Thank you to all the coaches who [have been] interested in me," Diarra wrote on...
Hartford Courant Apr 27, 2017

NFL Draft Starts At 8; Will UConn's Obi Melifonwu Go In First Round?

The NFL draft begins tonight in Philadelphia (8 p.m., NFL Network and ESPN) and there is high interest in UConn safety Obi Melifonwu, who met individually with about half the league's teams in recent months. Melifonwu, of Grafton, Mass., was known more as a running back in high school and offered...
Hartford Courant Apr 27, 2017

It's Official: Antwoine Anderson Joins UConn Men

Guard Antwoine Anderson, who decided to transfer to UConn two weeks ago, has been accepted into grad school and is now a member of the Huskies."Antwoine is a great kid who will bring a load of experience to our program," coach Kevin Ollie said. "He's multidimensional guard, and I really love his...
Hartford Courant Apr 27, 2017

UConn Insider Podcast: Men's Beat Writer Dom Amore On Kevin Ollie, The Huskies' Need For Healing

There's healing ahead for the UConn men's basketball team. For the players. For the coaching staff. And, yes, for the relationship between the program's patriarch and his hand-picked successor. The Courant's Dom Amore broke all this down and more in his comprehensive examination of the tumultuous...
Hartford Courant Apr 26, 2017

No Longer An Unfamiliar Name, Melifonwu Could Be UConn's Third First-Round Pick

Shortly after completing workouts March 22 at UConn's pro scouting day in the Shenkman Training Center, outgoing senior safety Obi Melifonwu stood before a dozen reporters and said, "Everybody knows my talents. Everybody knows my ability."That's right. Just about everybody knows that Melifonwu,...

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