Paul Pendergast

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UConn’s Herbst: Men’s Hoops Showing ‘Massive’ Academic Improvement

UConn’s president says the school has turned the corner when it comes to the academic performance of its men’s basketball team, and has a plan in place to ensure better results in the future.


The Connecticut Huskies hoist the Championship Trophy after defeated the Butler Bulldogs during the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

UConn Announces Interim Athletics Chief

Susan Herbst, president of the state’s flagship university, announced Sunday that former associate athletics director Paul Pendergast has been hired as interim director.