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  • On The Fly: Rip Hamilton Officially Retiring From NBA

    On The Fly: Rip Hamilton Officially Retiring From NBA
    R ichard Hamilton officially retired Thursday. Rip helped lead UConn to its first men's basketball national title in 1999 as the Huskies beat Duke, 77-74. He was the Final Four MVP and had a game-high 27 points in the title game. He was the Big East player of the year in 1998 and 1999. Said UConn coach Jim Calhoun when Hamilton announced in May 1999 he was leaving UConn after his junior year: "He understands the game as well as any guy I've ever coached." Then Rip went on to prove that, having a great NBA career and winning an NBA title with the Detroit Pistons in 2004. ... Major League Baseball clubs began mandatory domestic violence education. MLB was slow on steroids but is trying to get out front here, so good for commissioner Rob Manfred. ... Josh Hamilton of the Angels reportedly had a drug and alcohol relapse in the offseason. Certainly that angers some, and he's no angel, but I simply find it sad.
  • Should Magic tank for Okafor now?

    Should Magic tank for Okafor now?
    The Magic are back to a place they didn't really want to be: the lottery race. They are in the thick of it again after a free-fall. Now looms an intriguing dilemma I shouldn't bring up after so much losing cost Jacque Vaughn his job and fans so much...

    UConn Men's Insider: Active Time For Former Huskies In NBA

    UConn Men's Insider: Active Time For Former Huskies In NBA
    It was an eventful first week of 2015 for former Huskies in the NBA. •Kemba Walker had a big night Wednesday, scoring 31 points, including a game-winning basket against New Orleans. It was Walker's third 30-point game in a row for the Bobcats,...

    UConn vs. South Florida: Setting the Scene at Sun Dome

    TAMPA, Fla. – We’re about half an hour away from the start of UConn vs. South Florida. The Bulls and Huskies are out on the court for their layup drills. Let’s set the scene: The students are back on campus here at USF, so there...

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2004 | Peoria Central's Shaun Livingston

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2004 | Peoria Central's Shaun Livingston
    Whether he goes to Duke or the NBA, Shaun Livingston realizes he is blessed to be facing a decision most everyone else can only dream about. As a first option, there's Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has won over Livingston's family--especially...