| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Foot issues for potential No. 1 overall pick Joe Embiid and fellow freshman phenom Julius Randle have infused Thursday's NBA Draft with uncertainty and plenty of drama to unfold. Teams holding Top 10 picks now must weigh potential versus the risk factor...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:10 PM
The NBA draft is Thursday at 7 p.m. (ESPN) at the Barclays Center in New York.
Mock drafts have Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins, Duke forward Jabari Parker and Australian guard Dante Exum as locks to be picked in the top 5. However, Kentucky forward...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:29 PM
The Lakers worked out a handful of players again Friday morning, potential picks in next Thursday's NBA draft who may or may not be part of their future.
But one player they covet was on an operating table.
Kansas center Joel Embiid had surgery Friday...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Lakers are a week away from their reward for an unforgettably rough season.
Philadelphia, Milwaukee and tons of other teams can also start replenishing their roster in next Thursday's NBA draft after unspeakably bad seasons.
This is all...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:56 AM
WASHINGTON – UConn basketball teams are becoming regular visitors at the White House.
But Stefanie Dolson always finds a way to make these photo ops more than routine. She did it last year by putting up bunny ears behind President Barack Obama....
| Apr 27, 2014
Think of Friday's union vote by Northwestern University football players as the necklace in "Titanic," the ruby slippers or the meaning of Rosebud.
It's what filmmakers, like the late Alfred Hitchcock, would call a MacGuffin — something pursued and...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Kevin Ollie has maintained all along that his heart was at UConn. Now he has a new five-year contract to remain as coach of the Huskies.
"Thank you, God, for opening up so many doors, for me to be working in Storrs," Ollie tweeted just after 2 p.m....
| May 16, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Much of the NBA draft is about upside and projection.
Accomplished, proven, four-year players like Shabazz Napier can fall by the wayside.
The heart and soul of UConn's national-championship team averaged 21.2 points in the NCAA Tournament, yet has more...
| May 15, 2014
| 3:31 PM
CHICAGO — DeAndre Daniels hopes to follow Kevin Ollie's advice and "separate himself" from the crowd of players available in the NBA draft.
"He always preaches doing the small things," Daniels told the Chicago Tribune on Thursday after a day of...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:30 AM
NEW YORK – Kevin Ollie is still the coach at UConn and Wednesday he reaffirmed that he does not expect that to change.
"I love this university," Ollie said at the New York Athletic Club, where he was to receive the Winged Foot Award Wednesday...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:39 PM
There is yet another NBA team looking for a head coach. The Cleveland Cavaliers fired Mike Brown Monday.
This news could have an impact on the Kevin Ollie situation. It could, in fact, speed up his contract talks with UConn, which appear to be hung up...
| May 10, 2014
| 6:48 AM
STORRS — Astronaut and UConn alum Rick Mastracchio is making news for delivering Saturday's graduation address to the UConn school of engineering from the International Space Station.
But let's be honest. If Shabazz Napier space-bombed the video,...