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What UConn's APR Score Actually Measures


A year-by-year breakdown of UConn's APR situation.

Alex Oriakhi Transferring (?)


Kevin Duffy reports that, per UConn Blog Facebook follower Alex Oriakhi Sr., Alex Oriakhi plans to transfer. If UConn remains ineligible for the 2013 NCAA tournament, Oriakhi (the team's lone, rising senior) would be eligible to play next season for a new team as the NCAA waives the normal one-year waiting period for "for student-athletes with remaining eligibility concurrent to the postseason ineligibility of their previous institution." While Duffy's story quotes Oriakhi Sr. exclusively, other beat writers have had difficulty getting confirmation on the news from any other sources. David Borges says Orakhi's mother was surprised by the news, while Ed Daigneault tweeted that UConn officials were unaware as well. [UPDATE] Duffy's report confirmed via CBS. Oriakhi is transferring.

Examining UConn's 3 point defense


UConn's three point defense has been worse than in past seasons. How much has it cost the Huskies this year?

AP details UConn's proposed self-imposed penalties to avoid 2013 tournament ban


The AP released a UConn proposal for self-imposed penalties that would take affect if the school is declared eligible for the 2013 NCAA tournament. The NCAA changed tournament eligibility requirements this fall and now require teams to possess a 4-year rolling APR of 900 or a 2-year APR of 930 to be tournament eligible. Currently the 2-year APR score in question would look at academics from the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years, and UConn would not achieve the 2-year rolling score of 930 necessary for eligibility. As of now, UConn is on pace for a score better than 930, should the NCAA decide to use the most recent APR data to determine eligibility for the 2013 tournament. The NCAA is currently considering allowing schools to use the more up-to-date data. UPDATE: Borges has President Herbst's statement UPDATE #2: The Courant has the full waiver request in PDF form

UConn's Nike Platinum Elite Basketball Uniforms (More Photos!)


A better look at the new Nike Platinum Elite basketball uniforms for UConn men's and women's basketball.

Why UConn misses the three-guard lineup


Why UConn is missing more than Ryan Boatright's statistics as he awaits word on his suspension from the NCAA.

What UConn will miss from Ryan Boatright


Ryan Boatright's suspension leaves UConn without their oft-used three guard lineup. Will Boatright's absence help the Huskies transition to a two-guard scheme?

Putting the drop in Alex Oriakhi's rebounding numbers in context


The drop in Alex Oriakhi's rebounding numbers can be attributed to the improvement of the UConn front court.

Battle 4 Atlantis Preview


Battle 4 Atlantis preview by "UConn by the Numbers".

Behind the Rat Tail


Dave Borges answered the most unanswerable of the early-season questions facing the UConn Huskies. What's the deal with Shabazz' rat tail? Turns out it's to honor a friend who was murdered, "a while back." Full Story: here.

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