| May 22, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Kevin Ollie has maintained all along that his heart was at UConn. Now he has a new five-year contract to remain as coach of the Huskies.
"Thank you, God, for opening up so many doors, for me to be working in Storrs," Ollie tweeted just after 2 p.m....
| May 22, 2014
| 9:09 PM
This is a good deal for Kevin Ollie. This is a good deal for UConn.
Beyond that, this is a wise deal struck by Warde Manuel. I would argue that the UConn athletic director might be the biggest winner of all in this.
If we are to fixate on a number, 16...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:22 PM
The NCAA's Final Four kicks off Saturday with the seventh-seeded Connecticut Huskies looking to upset the top-seeded Florida Gators, while the second-seeded Wisconsin Badgers will try to hold off the eighth-seeded Kentucky Wildcats.
The only top 10...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:58 PM
DeAndre Daniels announced Friday that he is entering the NBA draft. Ryan Boatright announced he is staying at UConn for his senior season.
They made the correct decisions.
The two three-pointers in a 102-second span that turned Florida's 16-4 lead...
| May 1, 2014
| 3:44 PM
UConn coach Kevin Ollie has become the subject of speculation on both coasts and most places in between as the Los Angeles Lakers began their search for a new coach.
The Lakers job opened when Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday night. By Thursday morning,...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:26 PM
With NBA teams looking for head coaches, Kevin Ollie is in a no-lose situation.
Based on all that he has said, his heart remains with UConn and talks aimed at a new contract are underway, two sources told The Courant on Friday.
A source close to...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 2:46 PM
STORRS — It was one of those meetings that just had to take place, sooner or later. Khalid El-Amin, meet the present-day you at UConn.
"Shabazz Napier doesn't have to be like anybody else," El-Amin said. "He can be himself, and be successful."...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 7:47 PM
STORRS – The NBA season is starting to take shape, identifying its contenders and pretenders. Rip Hamilton wants to play a little more, and garner a little more glory.
"I just want to go to the right team," said Hamilton, who was honored along with...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:19 PM
STORRS — Larry Brown got a chance to see Jim Calhoun Sunday.
"He gave me a half-assed wave," Brown said after his SMU basketball team squashed No. 21 UConn 64-55 in front of 10,167 Gampel Pavilion fans who had been amped to honor their 1999...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:37 PM
HARTFORD — On a Saturday afternoon when UConn upended No. 11 Cincinnati in a sport we are still trying to identify, there are a few things you should know.
The Huskies won 51-45 without scoring a basket in the final 7:39 of what would be the lowest...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:08 PM
STORRS — Jim Calhoun remembers meeting Niels Giffey at Gampel Pavilion in the spring of 2012, disquieting days for the UConn basketball program.
Players were leaving for the NBA, which was one thing. Others were transferring.
"I remember Niels...