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  • UConn Men, Without Napier, Fall To Bearcats, 61-56

    UConn Men, Without Napier, Fall To Bearcats, 61-56
    Without Shabazz Napier, the Huskies did most of the things they usually do with him. They grappled, scrambled back from behind and gave themselves a chance to win another game. But, without Napier, out with an injured foot, the Huskies could not get...
  • UConn Falls To South Florida, 65-51

    UConn Falls To South Florida, 65-51
    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...
  • UConn Beats Providence In Overtime, 63-59

    UConn Beats Providence In Overtime, 63-59
    Ryan Boatright powered his way down the lane as he had done, or tried to do, all year. He bumped with Bryce Cotton and tossed up an off-balance shot. Some of these crazy shots went in for the UConn men's basketball team this year, some of them didn't....
  • LoVett enjoyed success out of the gate for Providence

    The area has seen some outstanding boys' basketball players come through the city's high schools over the decades. In the mid-1960s, a lanky sharp-shooting Lynn Shackelford made a name for himself at Burroughs High. The CIF Southern Section Player of the...
  • Teel Time: ACC's New York party fuels talk of playing basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden

    Madison Square Garden has tradition and the buzz of Broadway. The Barclays Center has state-of-the-art amenities and trendy Brooklyn. So which is the preferred and more likely destination for the ACC basketball tournament’s inevitable debut north of...
  • Teel Time: Notre Dame's Brey hopes ACC takes basketball tournament to Madison Square Garden

    As a newcomer, Mike Brey plans to keep a low profile at the ACC spring meetings next month in Florida. But Notre Dame’s basketball coach doesn’t lack for opinions as the conference charts a new direction with 15 teams and a greater Northeast...
  • 'Smoky' Joe Wood Provides A Voice From The Past

    'Smoky' Joe Wood Provides A Voice From The Past
    The gruff, old man's voice on the other end of the line fit perfectly with the pictures I had seen. "Sure, come on over," he said. When is the best time to … "Right now! Come on over!" Howard Ellsworth Wood was the owner of that voice, and a...
  • Lonnie Kauppila has productive baseball season for Stanford

    Keeping tabs on local athletes playing in college. Lonnie Kauppila (Burbank High, 2010) junior, infielder, Stanford University: The former Bulldogs standout was successful on the field, as well as in the classroom this season. Along with his...
  • Golfer Emily Tubert qualifies for U.S. Women's Open

    Golfer Emily Tubert qualifies for U.S. Women's Open
    Bits and pieces from the local sports scene. Golfer earns third-straight All-America honor: Last week was a period full of accomplishments for former Burroughs High and University of Arkansas women's golfer Emily Tubert. Tubert, who just concluded her...
  • UConn Ensures That DePaul Has A Bumpy Ride From Start To Finish

    UConn Ensures That DePaul Has A Bumpy Ride From Start To Finish
    – DePaul flew halfway across the country Sunday morning – one day later than expected. The team was picked up at Bradley International Airport by a bus for the drive to UConn – 30 minutes later than projected. Then, the Blue Demons...
  • UConn Women Beat Rutgers, 65-45

    UConn Women Beat Rutgers, 65-45
    With 15 minutes, 34 seconds remaining in the first half Saturday at Rutgers, UConn coach Geno Auriemma extended his hook and reeled four starters back to the bench. He was not happy. The Huskies were already trailing by six, on the way to their first...
  • UConn Women Beat Pitt, 76-36

    UConn Women Beat Pitt, 76-36
    HARTFORD — Since becoming Pittsburgh's coach in 2003, Agnus Berenato has driven the Big East women's basketball welcome wagon from town to town. It is not unusual for her to begin postgame press conferences by thanking those in attendance for...