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  • Work Begins For Defending Champion Huskies

    STORRS - For the defending national champs, the work begins in earnest. The UConn men's basketball team practiced full bore for the first time on Saturday morning. Kevin Ollie's first practices, like Jim Calhoun's before him, are known for being...
  • Calhoun Learns A Few Things Watching Documentary On His Life

    Calhoun Learns A Few Things Watching Documentary On His Life
    HARTFORD — Two years into his retirement, Jim Calhoun is in a good place to look back — and look ahead. On the day his new job with ESPN was officially announced, Calhoun sat in the front row of the Belding Theater at the Bushnell and...
  • Amida Brimah First UConn Player To Cross Husky Run Finish Line

    Amida Brimah First UConn Player To Cross Husky Run Finish Line
    STORRS - Amida Brimah is UConn's biggest player. In the Husky Run, he also proved to be the fastest. "That's probably the first time in history a big man has won," coach Kevin Ollie said after Brimah, the 7-foot, 230-pound sophomore finished first among...
  • Kevin Ollie's Sizes Up Each Of His UConn Basketball Players

    Kevin Ollie's Sizes Up Each Of His UConn Basketball Players
    CROMWELL – Kevin Ollie was exuberant when he walked into the ballroom at 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, and he seemed to pick up energy and enthusiasm as the morning went on. In his annual address to the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, Ollie used the...
  • Southington/Berlin Fairs, Taste Of The Nation, Calhoun Premiere All Part of CT Weekend

    Southington/Berlin Fairs, Taste Of The Nation, Calhoun Premiere All Part of CT Weekend
    The leaves are changing color and the temperatures dropping as autumn gets into full  swing in and around Hartford this weekend. He’s already a star but on Thursday, Oct. 2,  he becomes even bigger one. Former UConn men's basketballcoach Jim...
  • UConn Men's Basketball Takes Step Toward Season With Annual Husky Run

    UConn Men's Basketball Takes Step Toward Season With Annual Husky Run
    Hang on, Huskies fans. The wait is just about over. The long process of molding a men's basketball team, of shaping a season, has been ongoing, but it becomes more public Wednesday as players line up with other students for the Husky Run, the annual...
  • On The Fly: Scott Gray Is One Of A Kind

    In tribute to Scott Gray, who announced he is retiring after 34 years at WTIC-AM, we're going to do today's On The Fly in the style of his morning commentaries … Wait. Never mind. Bad idea. It would be impossible, because nobody could do a Scott...
  • Jim Calhoun Documentary: The Reel Is Surreal

    Jim Calhoun Documentary: The Reel Is Surreal
    During his 40 years of college coaching, Jim Calhoun lived in the moment with an eye on the future. But a year into retirement, Calhoun is more comfortable recounting the past. A new documentary on the life of the former UConn men's basketball coach...
  • Despite Measly Resources, Toner Built Powerful UConn Empire

    Despite Measly Resources, Toner Built Powerful UConn Empire
    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,...
  • John Toner, AD Who Brought Big East, Calhoun, Geno To UConn, Dead At 91

    John Toner, AD Who Brought Big East, Calhoun, Geno To UConn, Dead At 91
    In any listing of important figures in Connecticut sports history, John Toner should hold a high place. Three decisions that elevated UConn from a competitive New England school to a national powerhouse were all Toner's, made during his time as athletic...
  • On The Fly: State Has Lost Two Sports Legends In Toner, Detrick

    John Toner's 1955 and 1956 New Britain High football teams were unbeaten in state games. He said yes to UConn's moving from the Yankee Conference to the Big East. He hired Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma. He was influential in bringing women's sports...