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  • UConn Beats Butler For Third National Title

    UConn Beats Butler For Third National Title
    Somewhere along the line, disbelief was met by something that felt like design, and so in the minutes before midnight Monday at Reliant Stadium, Kemba Walker strolled across the court, kicking up streamers that had fallen from high above, and offered...
  • FRESHMAN CLASS: Something Old, Something New

    STORRS — Things had rarely looked so bleak in UConn Nation. The Huskies were ousted from one NCAA Tournament and barred from the next, and players were leaving left and right. Jeremy Lamb and Andre Drummond left for the NBA. Alex Oriakhi, Roscoe...
  • UConn takes its embattled coach on "sweet ride" to NCAA title

    UConn takes its embattled coach on "sweet ride"  to NCAA title
    HOUSTON — Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun lost his sister-in-law and college roommate this basketball season. Recruiting violations tarnished his Hall of Fame resume. His players were his refuge, and Monday night they provided the ultimate comfort:...
  • Yes, UConn! Replaying A Magical Season

    Yes, UConn! Replaying A Magical Season
    You know how this complicated and uplifting journey ended. UConn won the 2011 national championship. Players embraced under falling confetti at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Kemba Walker became one of the most celebrated athletes on the planet. Having...
  • UConn's George Blaney Not Just Along For The Ride

    UConn's George Blaney Not Just Along For The Ride
    By his own calculation, UConn associate coach George Blaney had been to 36 Final Fours before 2004. He sat on the board of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. That meant Blaney always had good seats. That does not mean he didn't want to be...
  • Kemba Walker Embraced The Process

    Kemba Walker Embraced The Process
    STORRS — Jim Calhoun was using Charlie Villanueva as a comparison, but the truth is the UConn coach could have inserted the names of hundreds of college basketball players. The difference with Kemba Walker, Calhoun insisted, is he didn't have to...
  • Jamal Coombs-McDaniel Will Transfer From UConn

    Jamal Coombs-McDaniel Will Transfer From UConn
    It looks like the Jamal Coombs-McDaniel era is over. UConn released a statement saying the UConn sophomore forward has been granted permission to speak to other schools and will be transferring from the University. Coombs-McDaniel is in the process of...
  • UConn Men: Season-Opening Breeze Vs. Stony Brook

    UConn Men: Season-Opening Breeze Vs. Stony Brook
    Game 1 of 41: UConn 79, Stony Brook 52, Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Nov. 12, 2010 Coming off a disappointing 2009-10 season that ended in the second round of the NIT, with three key seniors having departed and six (soon to be seven) freshmen joining the...
  • UConn Men Game 3: Start Of The Wowie In Maui

    UConn Men Game 3: Start Of The Wowie In Maui
    Game 3: UConn 83, Wichita State 79, Maui Invitational first round, Lahaina Civic Center, Nov. 22, 2010 At a press conference on the shores of the Pacific Ocean the day before, Jim Calhoun discussed the potential shortcomings of his team. After Wichita...
  • Jan. 8, 2011: Heave, Ho Huskies. Walker Hits 28-Foot Miracle, 14-Foot OT Winner

    Jan. 8, 2011: Heave, Ho Huskies. Walker Hits 28-Foot Miracle, 14-Foot OT Winner
    AUSTIN, Texas -- This was the kind of game that plays out once every few seasons and leaves people holding their breath, exhaling only in moments of disbelief or exhilaration. It was two hours of emotional exertion in front of a raucous crowd, incredible...
  • March 10, 2011: Wire Walker. Buzzer-Beater Sends Huskies To Semifinals

    March 10, 2011: Wire Walker. Buzzer-Beater Sends Huskies To Semifinals
    As the clock continued its countdown to the most recent, and most stirring, signature moment in his storybook season, Kemba Walker dribbled calmly around the perimeter, killing time to ensure that his actions over the next few seconds would define, and...