CONNECTICUT RUMORS & GOSSIP

NCAA Throws Student-Athletes A Bone, Approves Unlimited Meals

Just one week after Connecticut’s Shabazz Napier delivered his post-championship game comment about how he goes to bed hungry every night, the NCAA has made a move to ensure no student-athlete goes to bed hungry anymore. Under the current scholarship rules, NCAA athletes are only allowed three meals per day, and, because of that whole “no compensation” thing, are left to forage...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

NCAA Approves Unlimited Meal Plans for Athletes After Napier’s Comments

Last week as the UCONN Huskies were getting ready to play in the NCAA Championship game against Kentucky, Shabazz Napier shocked the country when he said sometimes he goes to bed “starving” because he can’t afford food. UCONN ended up defeating UK 60-54 and Napier was awarded the MOP. This did nothing but further the outrage people felt toward the NCAA about how they treat...
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Photos: Shabazz Napier Wore A Hoodie With His Sports Illustrated Cover On It At Today’s Championship Parade

Today’s UConn National Championship parade in Hartford looked like a good time for Huskies fans. The players definitely enjoyed themselves, as evidenced by many pictures going around social media. We already saw Ryan Boatright’s championship belt, but his backcourt running mate had a bold clothing decision of his own during the parade. While many of the players on both UConn...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Ryan Boatright Is Wearing A Championship Belt At UConn Parade In Hartford

The celebrations continue in Connecticut for UConn’s two 2014 basketball national championships, and the teams are out celebrating in full force. UConn has already nicknamed its two new trophies “the twins”, but junior guard Ryan Boatright is bringing another award into the mix at today’s Husky celebration in Hartford.  Uconn’s Ryan Boatright with a championship belt...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

UCONN Lady Huskies Rule!

The Lady Huskies, under Coach Geno Auriemma, just captured their 9th Division 1 National Championship, while posting their …The post UCONN Lady Huskies Rule! appeared first on On Her Game.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Another News Anchor Confuses The NCAA With The NAACP

Earlier this week, Fox & Friends First anchor Heather Childers committed an on-air snafu when she reported that the University of Connecticut Huskies were the “NAACP National Champions” — not the NCAA National Champions. At the time, everyone chalked this up as another “Fox News gonna Fox News” incident. However, just days later, MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow proved the NCAA...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier calls out the NCAA in post-game Speech

The UConn was left out of the 2013 NCAA Tournament due to low APR scores. While Receiving the Trophy Napier said he was extra motivation for this year’s team, and calling out the NCAA for leaving them out the tourney last season. What was great that corrupt NCAA president Mark Emmert was right there when Napier said that. Here is what Naiper said: “I wanna get everybody’s attention...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier: University of Connecticut’s Calm Cinderella

Napier proved he has the determination to get to the top (via footbasket) Shabazz Napier has been the new age David, slaying each and every Goliath in his way. He played significant minutes as a freshman on a National Championship winning team. He guided his team through a sanctioned year where they were banned from postseason play. His last heroic job saw him leading a team that...
Via Grandstand University
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier: Breaking down point guard’s draft stock

Shabazz Napier was the story of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. He threw his Connecticut team on his back and led the seventh-seeded Huskies to a championship with a 60-54 win over a heavily-favored Kentucky team. After a fantastic four-year career, now Napier will be looking forward to the 2014 NBA Draft. No one improved his draft stock in this year’s tournament more than Napier, but...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier Calls Out NCAA After UConn Wins National Title (Video)

Connecticut senior guard Shabazz Napier celebrated a national championship with his UConn teammates Monday night. But first, he had a message for the NCAA. “Ladies and gentlemen,” Napier proclaimed to the AT&T Stadium crowd after being announced as the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player, “you’re looking at the hungry Huskies. This is what happens when you ban us...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn's Shabazz Napier lands on cover of 'Sports Illustrated'

An improbable NCAA Tournament run, a National Championship, a shot at the NCAA, and the introduction to the “Hungry Huskies” and UConn star guard Shabazz Napier now lands on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player is featured on this week’s cover of SI, as they go through UConn’s amazing run […]
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier: “This Is What Happens When You Ban Us”

A year ago, the Connecticut Huskies were not playing in the NCAA Tournament – not because they didn’t win enough games, but because they were banned from postseason play due to low APR scores in years prior. UConn’s players were forced to miss out on the big dance despite nobody on the roster contributing to the low mark. Well, it looks like they haven’t exactly forgotten...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s James Young Throws Down Best Dunk Of NCAA Tournament (Video)

Kentucky’s James Young threw down the biggest dunk of the 2014 NCAA tournament during the biggest game. With the Wildcats and Connecticut Huskies battling for the national title on Monday night, Young elevated over two UConn defenders, including 7-foot freshman Amida Brimah, and capped off the spectacular left-handed jam. The freshman followed up his dunk by draining the free...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

National Championship Game: Shabazz Napier Shoves his own Teammate

The UConn Huskies jumped out to an early lead in the National Championship Game, but the Kentucky Wildcats have made the game interesting again in the second half. After a turnover on the previous possession, Shabazz Napier decided to take action into his own hands. To do that, it meant literally shoving teammate Ryan Boatright to make sure he went to the right area. In a game like...
Via Standing O Sports
9 days ago  |  1 Comment

Shabazz Napier: “Hard To See My Jersey Getting Sold While I Starve” (Video)

Shabazz Napier is a Senior now, the best point guard in college basketball and 40 minutes from a national title.  Those accolades alone allow for some deep thinking conversation and questions about big time college sports and the treatment of those athletes. Napier, the star point guard for The University of Connecticut’s men’s basketball team, recently told reporters he understands...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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