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NCAA turns down UConn waiver

Updated: February 10, 2012, 7:33 PM ET
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. -- The NCAA on Friday turned down the University of Connecticut's request for a waiver that would allow its men's basketball team to play in the 2013 national championship tournament.

UConn doesn't qualify for the tournament because of below-standard academic results, but it requested a waiver last month.

The school proposed alternate penalties, including playing a shorter schedule next season, forfeiting the revenue awarded to the Big East for participating in the 2013 ...

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