| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:40 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Muffet McGraw called her the difference in the game. And when asked who the leader of his team is, Geno Auriemma called out that same name.
Yet after UConn's 76-58 thumping of Notre Dame in a marquee early...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:10 PM
STORRS — Geno Auriemma says it has been an obsession of his to learn to play the piano. He has an iPad app, he says, and likes to fool around with it in his office.
The UConn women's basketball coach laughs when asked if his goal is to play the...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:46 PM
STORRS — The $40 million Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center, christened on a Friday when dual national championships would be celebrated across the street, is beautiful. Beyond beautiful, really, borderline spectacular compared to what...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Little wonder Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade is asking Jackie Campbell to multi-task. Given Campbell's range of experience, she'd be otherwise remiss.
Hired last week as senior associate commissioner, Campbell brings insight into NCAA...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:54 PM
My Walk of Faith from the steps of the state Capitol to the steps of Gampel Pavilion, Hartford to Storrs, all 26 miles of redemption, will be Sunday, Oct. 5.
I thought about calling it the Jacobs Is A Moron Walk. Or the No Escalators Walk. Or The...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:39 PM
John Toner got UConn into the Big East. He hired Jim Calhoun. He hired Geno Auriemma.
There. In 16 words, Connecticut can embrace the width and breadth of John Toner's contributions to the sports history of our state. They are, by any definition,...
| 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...
| Jul 24, 2011
I am at the intersection of 8th Avenue and 33rd Street -- the intersection of glory and possibility -- in search of Gary McGhee's ankles. It has been four months now and still no sign.
Not a talocrural joint to be found anywhere.
After agonizing over...
| 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 3, 2013
| 2:57 PM
The University of Connecticut was placed in an ideal spot for its original 19th-century purpose, an agricultural school. But as it evolved into a multi-faceted research university, the location became something of a challenge. There wasn't much decent...