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Calhoun, Auriemma Chosen For State’s Hall Of Fame

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Jim Calhoun (Kwcoek Dnansezian, Getty Images)  Geno Auriemma (Andy Lyons (Getty Images)

Jim Calhoun (Kwcoek Dnansezian, Getty Images) Geno Auriemma (Andy Lyons (Getty Images)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Former UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun and UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma are joining the likes of Mark Twain, Noah Webster and Jackie Robinson in the Connecticut Hall of Fame.

School officials and state lawmakers tell The Associated Press the pair will be inducted on Wednesday at the Legislative Office Building.

Calhoun, who retired after the 2012 season, guided the Huskies to three national titles in his 26 years at UConn. Auriemma coached his team to that program’s eighth national championship earlier this month.

The Connecticut Hall of Fame was established in 2005 to recognize the outstanding achievements of people from Connecticut.

The induction ceremony coincides with the annual “Husky Day” at the Capitol, which will include appearances by members of the schools’ athletic teams.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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