| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:01 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. — A half continent away from Madison Square Garden, the full onslaught of UConn basketball continued Monday night. A half continent away from an ear-shattering Sunday afternoon in an arena players love to call the Mecca of basketball,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:37 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. — Sometimes it comes from the mouth of an outsider. Sometimes it comes from the mouth of an insider.
And sometimes, well, sometimes the message from within is so good that it can even overcome our flinty New England skepticism....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:22 AM
NASHVILLE — Numbers are thrown around faster than crumpled up brackets this time of year. Call it one-and-done or, as John Calipari, with the propriety of a snake oil salesman, calls it, "succeed and proceed." Whatever term you choose, Kentucky will...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:50 PM
NASHVILLE — History demanded perfection. For without perfection Tuesday night in this state where Pat Summitt ruled as basketball royalty, there would be no history for UConn and Geno Auriemma.
The game demanded perfection. For without perfection...
| Apr 12, 2014
And so I walk. ... "Color me not convinced. Call me the Doubting Pitino if you want, but I'll carry this banner from the state Capitol to Gampel Pavilion if UConn wins the national championship."
Those are the 30 words that got me into trouble. Those...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 6:06 PM
EAST HARTFORD — On Wednesday, he brought them over in full practice gear to the women's national championship victory rally on campus. On Saturday, Bob Diaco brought his players down the Rentschler Field steps through the student section as they...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 7:43 PM
HARTFORD — As the UConn men's basketball coach, one who would later say he isn't going anywhere, stepped up to speak outside the State Capitol on Sunday, thousands of UConn fans began chanting, "Ol-lie! Ol-lie!" No lie, the earth rumbled and it...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:33 PM
UNCASVILLE — This is a total face-lift, a total eclipse of the Sun. Yet before UConn fans and Sun fans go crazy about Connecticut's WNBA team trading away one of the greatest players in State U. history, a league MVP only two years ago, this much...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
EAST HARTFORD —If they played like this every game, they wouldn't be 0-3. If they played like this every game, Paul Pasqualoni wouldn't be 10-17 since taking over in 2011 and his job wouldn't be hanging by a thread or two.
If the Rentschler...
| Apr 19, 2009
When Tajama Abraham played AAU basketball for Boo Williams' program in the early 1990s, she had no idea if college coaches were watching her, largely because she couldn't identify or even name college coaches. She simply loved playing.
| Dec 22, 2010
Tina Charles flew in from Russia. Kemba Walker, Randy Edsall, Richard Blumenthal — the who's who of Connecticut — descended from all parts Nutmeg. In the middle of Geno Auriemma's postgame press conference on this historic night, even the...