| Apr 12, 2014
And so I walk. ... "Color me not convinced. Call me the Doubting Pitino if you want, but I'll carry this banner from the state Capitol to Gampel Pavilion if UConn wins the national championship."
Those are the 30 words that got me into trouble. Those...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Look elsewhere in this newspaper for expert analysis of University of Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier's remarkable skill on the court. I hail him for his candor and willingness to speak truth to power last week as he declaimed on the conditions...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:57 PM
HARTFORD — The city celebrated the UConn men's and women's basketball teams' national championships Sunday with a victory parade through downtown, and it was one of the biggest parties Hartford has ever seen.
An estimated 200,000 people lined...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 7:43 PM
HARTFORD — As the UConn men's basketball coach, one who would later say he isn't going anywhere, stepped up to speak outside the State Capitol on Sunday, thousands of UConn fans began chanting, "Ol-lie! Ol-lie!" No lie, the earth rumbled and it...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Clippers forward Blake Griffin has gotten to the edge of the NBA’s technical foul limit, putting him in jeopardy of a suspension.
Griffin was issued his 15th technical foul of the season Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder, tying him...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:57 AM
NEW YORK – Daniel Hamilton and DeAndre Daniels, both LA kids, go way back. When UConn won the national championship, Hamilton texted his congratulations.
"And DeAndre said, 'appreciate it – it's your turn now,'" Hamilton said.
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:36 PM
One thumb up to the NCAA for moving closer to letting Division I athletes have enough food to eat by allowing them unlimited meals instead of just three meals a day. And one thumb down for taking so long to do this. The collegiate sports organization's...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:06 AM
BOSTON – There were a lot of champions at Fenway Park on Tuesday. And if there is one thing one champion can appreciate, it's another.
"Attitude, man, attitude," said David Ortiz, the Red Sox's World Series MVP and legendary clutch performer....
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:24 AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. — In recent years, the NCAA Tournament has seemed at times to be but a short stop on the ever-shorter route from high school to the pros.
"Kids all have their bags packed and expect to be in the NBA," said Southern Methodist coach...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:32 AM
They were the 11 points that saved the UConn season. They were the 11 points that made this night worth the two years of wishing and waiting by Kevin Ollie and a bunch of guys who had been embarrassed by Iowa State and Royce White in that last NCAA...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:37 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. – This is the first time in 35 years the Huskies are playing in the NCAA Tournament without Jim Calhoun on their sideline. But that has not stopped the retired coach from attracting attention.
ESPN reported Friday that "multiple...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 4:40 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. – As the NCAA Tournament moves on, it looks as though the No. 7 seed wasn't such a bad thing for UConn.
For one thing, had the Huskies been seeded four, five or six, they might have played one of the dangerous 11, 12 or 13 seeds seeds...