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Tell Us Your Strategy That Brings Home A UConn National Championship

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The UConn are men headed for Dallas … the Husky women to Nashville. Each two wins away from a national title. OK UConn men’s fans, this is your chance: Give us your blueprint for winning a championship. Follow this model: The three things the UConn men must do to bring home the program’s fourth national title. Just three: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3. Leave your post right here in the comments section, we’ll take a look at the very best advice for Kevin and his team and run some of your best thoughts in the paper.

Got UConn-Iowa St. Tickets? How’d You Get Them? Let Us Know

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We’re looking to talk to some fans who purchased tickets above face value for the UConn NCAA Regional games this weekend at Madison Square Garden.

Where did you get them? What did you pay? What’s your story? Let us know. Drop Courant columnist Jeff Jacobs an email right away at jjacobs@courant.com.

Replay: Thursday’s UConn Men’s Basketball Chat

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Just click the play button and replay our first live UConn men’s basketball chat of the season.

 

UConn Men Vs. Maryland, 6:30 p.m.; UConn-Louisville Football Follows At 8:30 On Nov. 8

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This release just out from UConn sports information:

UConn Announces Nov. 8 Starting Time

STORRS (July 26, 2013) — The University of Connecticut, in conjunction with  Barclays Center, the University of Maryland, the University of Louisville, and ESPN, has announced the starting times of two major sporting events taking place on the same night this fall.

On Friday, Nov. 8, the Huskies will open their 2013-14 men’s basketball season against Maryland at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., at 6:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2. It will be the first meeting between the nationally-known hoop programs since March, 24, 2002, when they battled in the NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinals.

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Rodney Purvis Gets USA Basketball Invite To Try Out For U19 Team

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Rodney Purvis will not be able to play for UConn for another year and a half. But he will have a chance to play some competitive basketball. He has accepted an invitation to attend the training camp for Team USA Under-19 as it preps for the World Championships.

Purvis, from Raleigh, N.C., will be one of 24 top players from around the country vying for 12 spots when camp begins in Colorado Springs on June 14. The 12 will be selected by June 19, and train in Washington, D.C. through June 22. The FIBA World Championships will be played in Prague, Czech Republic from June 27 to July 7.

Purvis, the 6-4 guard, was a McDonald’s All-American who chose NC State over UConn in the summer of Continue reading