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UConn’s Calhoun To Miss Marquette Matchup

Jim Calhoun (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Jim Calhoun (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — UConn coach Jim Calhoun will miss the No. 14 Huskies’ game vs. Marquette on Thursday night in Hartford.

Calhoun, who will also miss practice on Wednesday afternoon in Storrs, will attend a memorial service in Nashua, N.H., for his sister-in-law, Eileen McDevitt Fucile, who passed away on Monday.

Associate George Blaney will coach UConn (20-6, 8-6 Big East) vs. the Golden Eagles (16-11, 7-7).

Blaney could also be leading the Huskies for a few games next season.

The school’s announcement of Calhoun’s plans came a day after he was suspended by the NCAA for three games next season for recruiting violations committed under his watch. The program, however, dodged a major sanction when it was spared a postseason ban.

Calhoun was cited by the NCAA on Tuesday for failing to create an atmosphere of compliance within his program and was suspended for the first three Big East games during the 2011-12 season.

The NCAA also hit UConn with scholarship reductions for three academic years, recruiting restrictions, permanent disassociation of a booster and three years probation.

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