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Daily Dirt – 3/8/22

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing) A busy week, and getting busier. Here are a few things to kick off the day… Very, very early still at Omaha, but one name making the rounds is Creighton assistant Alan Huss. The Creighton alum has been on the Blue Jays staff since 2017, and was also an assistant at

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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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Daily News – 10/21/21

Tom Izzo has shaken-up his staff a bit at Michigan State. Assistant coach Mike Garland will now assume the title of special assistant to the head coach, while Mark Montgomery will be elevated from recruiting coordinator to assistant coach. More on these moves HERE. Gonzaga head coach Mark Few, who has been suspended for three

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Luke Murray added to UConn MBB Staff

 UConn men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley has announced the hiring of Luke Murray as assistant coach, pending the completion of the university’s employee onboarding process. Murray brings 13 years of college coaching experience with him to Storrs, including two stints under Coach Hurley at his previous head coaching positions at Wagner and Rhode Island. Most recently, Murray

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Hurley receives contract extension at UConn

UConn director of athletics David Benedict announced today that Head Basketball Coach Dan Hurley and the University agreed to a two-year contract extension through March 31, 2027, with compensation valued at 2,900,000 during the 2021-22 contract year. The salary structure of the contract remains unchanged from the original agreement. “During Dan’s introductory press conference almost

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Indiana Dirt…

Indiana head coach Archie Miller has wasted no time in replacing Bruiser Flint (departed for Kentucky) on his staff. According to a TWEET by CBS’ Jon Rothstein, Miller will hire UConn assistant Kenya Hunter as Flint’s replacement. Hunter had been on Dan Hurley’s staff at UConn since 2018. Before that, he spent five seasons at

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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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UConn assistant to miss time with medical issue

The University of Connecticut announced today that assistant men’s basketball coach Kenya Hunter will be out indefinitely due to an undisclosed illness. Current UConn Director of Player Development Taliek Brown has been elevated to an on court coaching role in the interim. Hunter joined Dan Hurley’s staff in April 2018 after a five year stint

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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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HoopDirt.com Daily News – 1/17/19

Coaches have gone wild in the American Athletic Conference with three ejections in the past two nights. Tuesday night, Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin was ejected for arguing a shot clock issue. Last night, both UConn head coach Dan Hurley, and Tulsa head coach Frank Haith were booted for arguing…with each other! The fairly amusing

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