| Sep 13, 2012
| 6:38 PM
— Jim Calhoun was still playing basketball when he married Pat 46 years ago and their life together has been defined by the game.
There was his time coaching in high school before he ascended to a college job in 1972. For more than 40 years, the...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:25 PM
STORRS — There will be a new man in command in "The Bunker," but the supporting cast will remain the same.
"I've got the best staff in America," said Kevin Ollie, UConn's new men's basketball coach, looking out at his assistants. "And guys, we're...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:09 PM
Before Kevin Ollie walked out onto Gampel Pavilion, George Blaney handed him a little note that said, "Enjoy it."
Ollie took his time. He walked out slowly, his staff behind him to a warm round of cheers.
"I don't know if I enjoyed it," he said. "When...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 6:59 PM
The Huskies held up their end. No jet lag, no letdown, no excuses.
They just punched in and conducted business rather briskly on Tuesday night, beating Vermont 67-49 before 7,963 in their home opener at Gampel Pavilion.
"This was a grind-it-out game,"...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 3:53 PM
– There is no reason to believe otherwise — what UConn achieves in men's basketball this season will come with great effort and resourcefulness.
One player is shut down, or injured, another must step in. One element doesn't work, another way...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Shabazz Napier is a player who wants to take the important shots, and on Sunday, no one could blame him.
His teammates were missing three out of every four, so when Napier found open space a few feet behind the three-point arc, he launched them....
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:39 PM
It may have been DePaul out there, as in near-the-bottom-of-the-Big-East DePaul. But it was still a Big East road game, and they're never easy to add to the collection.
So the UConn men's basketball team had to work for it. In a quick turnaround from...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:24 PM
The shock and the disappointment were still too fresh for UConn to feel the pride. That will come.
But one more big upset, one more coup to show the country, perhaps once and for all, what they were all about, was in their grasp. It got away and, for...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 4:42 PM
HARTFORD — For at least one Saturday afternoon, women's basketball returned big-time to an XL Center practically jammed pillar to post to see No. 3 UConn play Syracuse.
It was reminiscent of a day when the program and the building rocked in...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:33 PM
It wouldn't be right to call UConn's domination of Duke an aberration. Their games have been too one-sided to say the phenomenon is a fluke. Let's just say it's been trending heavily.
This trend certainly must be troubling to the Blue Devils, the...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:35 PM
In another twist to a UConn men's basketball season that's had a few of them, the Huskies worst loss of the season came against one of the worst teams in the Big East.
Just a week after taking the best team in the league, Georgetown, to double OT, the...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Whether Kevin Ollie gets off to a good start as the new head coach at the University of Connecticut or struggles mightily, know this: His future is in the professional ranks — not college.
Ollie will be a star in the big business that is...