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Officials continue talks with donor

Updated: January 26, 2011, 6:29 PM ET
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. -- University of Connecticut officials have no plans to cut ties with a donor who has demanded the return of $3 million because he felt he was not adequately consulted in the hiring of a new football coach.

Interim President Philip Austin and Board of Trustees Chairman Lawrence McHugh told the Hartford Courant that they had phone conversations with the donor, Robert Burton, on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters before a board meeting on Wednesday, McHugh said he hopes ...

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