| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:20 PM
The UConn men's basketball program has suspended Tyler Olander indefinitely after his second brush with the law in six months.
Olander was pulled over by state police on Route 195 Saturday at 10:49 p.m. and charged with operating a motor vehicle under...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 4:14 PM
A day after the Boston Marathon bombings, Shabazz Napier was looking into a WTNH camera and talking eloquently, soulfully about the pain of his hometown. It was then that Napier paused for a moment and said, "I always tell my close friends that the one...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:35 PM
STORRS — Every time Kevin Ollie drives by the State Armory on Capitol Avenue in Hartford, he is reminded of the long road he has traveled. Through the Continental Basketball Association, the United States Basketball League and 12 NBAstops, he had to...
| 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 4, 2012
| 3:46 PM
— For UConn, on many levels, this was more like it.
"That's the way it's supposed to play out," said Ryan Boatright, after scoring 22 points in the Huskies' 100-62 victory over UMass Lowell on Sunday in their second and final exhibition game. "We'...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 6:23 PM
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — It would be overstating it to say that the Huskies shocked the world. But they did travel halfway around it to pull off a shocking upset in Kevin Ollie's first game as head coach.
Shabazz Napier scored 25 points as...
| 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 16, 2012
| 6:38 PM
The Huskies arrived in their locker room to find the simplest of messages on the chalkboard: "Find a way."
"That, to me, means find a way to help your team even if you're not scoring," Shabazz Napier said. "Find a way to get a rebound. It was kind of...
| 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...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 7:04 PM
The Huskies stayed a step ahead of their competition — but just a step ahead. Like a runner in a road race who wanted company, rather than a great finishing time, they never did pull away from New Hampshire.
"Whatever the competition is, that's...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 7:55 PM
The Huskies made North Carolina State work for it. They sprawled for loose balls, clawed for what rebounds they could get and made more than their share of steals.
But in the end, the Wolfpack had too many answers and beat UConn 69-65 in the Jimmy V....
| Dec 7, 2012
| 6:35 PM
Very little escapes the eyes of Shabazz Napier. He saw within a few minutes the way this game was going, saw that Harvard was not going to give him opportunities to score, and more important, he noticed "the look" in DeAndre Daniels.
"Once he started...