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UConn Coach Auriemma Says School Filed Complaint About Call to Mo’ne Davis

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    Uconn head coach Geno Auriemma said Wednesday his call to Little League World Series phenom Mo'ne Davis has been reported to the American Athletic Conference as a recruiting violation. (Published Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014)

    UConn women's basketball head coach Geno Auriemma said on Wednesday that his call to Little League World Series phenom Mo'ne Davis has been reported to the American Athletic Conference as a recruiting violation.

    Davis is the 13-year-old girl who took the LLWS by storm with her 70-mph fastballs as a pitcher for the Taney Dragons of Philadelphia earlier this month. She helped her team reach the semifinals before losing to a team from Las Vegas.

    During the tournament, Davis said she hopes to play basketball for Auriemma's dominant Huskies at UConn one day.

    Auriemma said he talked to Davis to offer her congratulations on her success after someone from the Philadelphia 76's organization suggested it. He said he called the Little League offices while Davis was there, and they briefly spoke.

    "The conversation lasts about two minutes," Auriemma said on Wednesday. He said he was informed after the phone call that another school filed a complaint with the AAC, calling the conversation a recruiting violation.

    "That's the world we live in," Auriemma said.

    He said the reporting school complained that Auriemma is not allowed to contact Davis before July 1 of her junior year in high school.

    The school that filed the complaint can remain anonymous, according to Auriemma.