Kevin Ollie

Arbitrator rules that UConn owes Kevin Ollie $11.15m

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — An independent arbitrator has ruled that UConn improperly fired former men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie and must pay him more than $11 million, Ollie’s lawyer said Thursday Attorney Jacques Parenteau called Thursday’s ruling from arbiter Mark Irvings a “total vindication” for Ollie, who was fired in the spring of 2018 after

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NCAA upholds violations and show-cause order for former UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie

The NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee upheld findings that former head UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie violated head coach responsibility and ethical conduct rules. The committee also upheld a penalty that requires the former head coach to serve a three-year show-cause order, according to the decision. The complete 15 page decision can be

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Judge dismisses Ollie’s complaint over firing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former University of Connecticut men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie has lost a bid to stop the school from unilaterally ending arbitration proceedings related to his firing if he files a racial discrimination complaint against UConn. Federal Judge Kari Dooley in Bridgeport on Monday approved a motion by UConn to reject Ollie’s

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Ollie alleges racial discrimination in suit vs UConn

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie is alleging that his firing was racially motivated. Ollie says in court documents filed Tuesday in federal court that he was treated differently from former coach Jim Calhoun, who wasn’t fired despite incurring recruiting violations. Ollie says that the university has illegally tried to

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Breaking: Kevin Ollie let go at UConn

Kevin Ollie has been fired “for just cause” as the head coach of the UConn men’s basketball team after six seasons. The Huskies just finished up their second straight sub-.500 season. Overall Ollie coached the Huskies to a 127-79 record, including winning the national title in 2014. “It is unfortunate that this decision became necessary.

Continue Reading → Daily News – 2/7/18’s Daily News from the college basketball coaching world… Yesterday, UConn Athletic director David Benedict publicly commented on the future of head coach Kevin Ollie. He said, “Coach Ollie and I have spoken, he understands he has got to focus on things he can control. I have a good relationship with Coach, I believe he

Continue Reading → Daily News – 2/1/18’s Daily News from the college basketball coaching world… Colorado State head basketball coach Larry Eustachy is facing new conduct investigation. CSU athletic director Joe Parker said Wednesday, “We have started a climate assessment, which involves conversations with the students and staff members associated with the men’s basketball program.  As always, we will not make

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