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UConn women's basketball Coach Geno Auriemma will take part in the Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am Wednesday.
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UConn women’s basketball Coach Geno Auriemma will take part in the Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am Wednesday.

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UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma, UConn football coach Jim Mora and actor Bill Murray are among the celebrities scheduled to play in the Travelers Championship’s Celebrity Pro-Am on Wednesday at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.

Auriemma has won 11 national championships at UConn and was inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Chris Dailey, the associate women’s coach, also returns to play in the pro-am. This will be the first appearance for Mora as he is set to begin his first season as the Huskies’ football coach.

Dan Orlovsky of ESPN, the former UConn and NFL quarterback, will also be teeing it up, along with UConn men’s hockey coach Mike Cavanaugh and Nancy Stevens, who won 700 games in 43 seasons as UConn’s field hockey coach.

Three retired athletes with ties to the New England area are also in the field. Doug Flutie, who won a Heisman Trophy at Boston College in 1984 and briefly played for the New England Patriots, joins former Patriot Andre Tippett, who is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Former Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield is also playing.

Among the other actors joining Murray are Christopher Jackson, who starred in the CBS show “Bull” among several other credits; and Dane DeHaan, who starred in the HBO series, “Zero, Zero, Zero.”

Also playing will be Javier Colon, who won “The Voice” in 2011, along with ESPN personalities Chris Berman and Michael Eaves.

Tickets to the Celebrity Pro-Am can be purchased at TravelersChampionship.com.

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