Black America Web celebrates Black Music Month by saluting influential icons in the music industry

News

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie filed a lawsuit against former assistant Glenn Miller, contending Miller slandered him in comments to the NCAA. Miller told the governing body during its recent investigation of UConn that he had learned about an alleged $30,000 payment Ollie made to the mother of a recruit. […]

HBCU Sports, NCAA

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut’s governor because of Indiana’s new religious-objections law, the school announced Tuesday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other critics contend the law would allow businesses to deny service […]

Famed coach Kevin Ollie and the University of Connecticut are close to closing a new deal that will keep him as head coach of the Huskies. According to USA Today: Kevin Ollie and the University of Connecticut are finalizing a deal that would pay Ollie about $3 million per year for five years, a person […]

If You Missed It, Newsletter, Originals

Kevin Ollie went from an NBA journeyman to a championship coach in four short years – and with only two as head coach of the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team. He and women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma gave UConn the Division 1 basketball championship sweep this year. Ollie joins an elite fraternity – he is […]

Exclusives, Little Known Black History Facts, Newsletter, Originals

This weekend, the University of Connecticut Huskies upset the Florida Gators for the win leading them to the NCAA Championship game. They were led by Kevin Ollie, the only black coach in this year’s Final Four. Ollie is a 13-year NBA veteran who’s only been coaching for four years. His path led him to UConn, […]