| Aug 11, 2012
| 6:36 PM
LONDON — On the floor of North Greenwich Arena late Saturday night after the U.S. women's basketball team blasted France 86-50 in the Olympic final, Candace Parker wrapped 3-year-old daughter, Lailaa, in her arms and kissed the girl on the cheek....
| Nov 23, 2012
| 11:30 AM
The UConn women's basketball season got off to a controversial start earlier this year when Coach Geno Auriemma suggested they lower the rim in women's basketball.
Geno was looking for ways to make the college sport more popular outside Connecticut....
| Nov 13, 2012
— If there is a cautionary tale in this early basketball season, surely it is to be found in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. UConn didn't have one vote in the preseason balloting among the national media.
Not one stinking vote.
| Nov 18, 2012
| 6:02 PM
The sun rose high over eastern Connecticut on Sunday. Storrs had a different look to it. Storrs had a different feel to it.
It sort of looked like, yeah, it sort of felt like ACC country.
Yet as they stood together in the press box at Morrone...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:19 AM
Born: May 10, 1942 in Braintree, Mass.
Family: Wife Pat, sons James and Jeffrey, six grandchildren
Education: American International College (1968); Braintree High School (1960)
Head Coaching Career:
Old Lyme (CT) High School – 1968-69
| Sep 13, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Jim Calhoun, who took UConn from just another basketball program to one of the best in the country, seemingly against all odds, officially announced his retirement Thursday.
"I always said that I would know when it was time, whenever that might be," said...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:04 AM
Notre Dame’s partial ACC membership likely will cost his school short-term, but Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson envisions far more long-term dividends, and perhaps, the ultimate payoff.
The conference and Notre Dame unveiled their...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 3:39 PM
UNCASVILLE — Their Achilles' heel could be the Achilles' heel. Or it could be a collective lack of past playoff success.
Then again, if Asjha Jones, whose summer changed July 11 against Washington when she stepped on Michelle Snow's foot, steps...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 1:40 PM
MANCHESTER, England -- The U.S. Olympic women's basketball team pulled away from Great Britain in the third quarter on their way to a 88-63 win in a pre-Olympic exhibition game on Wednesday.
Former UConn star Maya Moore led the Americansd with 18...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 6:41 PM
If the Big East football schools had shown a modicum of foresight over the years, if they had demonstrated any sense of committed leadership and the backbone to follow their own collective dream, we wouldn't be writing this in December 2012. But we are,...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:50 PM
University of Kansas head basketball coach Bill Self will be awarded the John R. Wooden Award’s “Legends of Coaching” honor in 2013, Coach Wooden’s daughter, Nan Wooden Muehlhausen, announced Wednesday at the annual Los Angeles...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 2:41 PM
War is hell.
Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman is credited with passing on that pearl of wisdom.
Being a general is one thing, but Sherman was never a basketball coach like Shawn Shreffler.
The concept of athletic combat probably would have...