NEWS&VIEWS by Jacqueline Bennett

Posts tagged “Shabazz Napier

More Than Backboard – Mortar Board Success for Kevin Ollie’s Players

Posted on May 17, 2014

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Recognition! "@NCAA: UConn men's basketball - Nat'l Champions - Graduates #NCAAGrads" — UConn Alumni GHChptr (@UConnAlumniGHC) May 17, 2014   It has been said a picture is worth a thousand words. That sentiment certainly applies to a photo of University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin Ollie, himself a UConn graduate, with four of his players in caps and gowns – including star Shabazz Napier. The photo was put out this morning by the UConn Alumni GH Chptr. After all the hoopla -excuse the pun- over the dual 2014 national championships won by the UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams, it is apparent these new graduates are, understandably, a source of tremendous pride for Ollie. On the heels of…

Representing UConn with Class – Happy for Kevin Ollie as Huskies Headed for Sweet 16

Posted on March 23, 2014

Hurrah Hungry Huskies – win national title for UConn mens BB!! — newsandviewsjb (@newsandviewsjb) April 8, 2014 (UPDATE- Icing on the cake: UConn men head to national championship game after winning in Final Four, defeating Michigan State in the Elite Eight and Iowa State in the Sweet Sixteen.) Commentary by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Reigniting an old Big East rivalry, last night the University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball team earned a 77-65 win against Villanova in the NCCA tournament game in Buffalo, New York. They now head to the Sweet 16 and as a UConn alum I could not be happier for Head Coach Kevin Ollie. He has handled himself with finesse and represented the university with class since taking over for the retired Hall…