| Jul 13, 2013
| 6:27 PM
ELLINGTON — Beau Archibald was nearing the end of a trip to China, where he had coached in a tournament, with plans to fly to Miami for a short stay before heading to Venezuela where he would work at a camp. This was not an atypical swing in a...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:29 PM
EAST HARTFORD — For a couple of weeks, Niels Giffey traded elbows with the best of them. The youngest player on the German National Team, he faced the grizzled veterans of EuroBasket 2013, the European Championships.
And he has returned a...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 1:33 PM
STORRS — There was a day last April when Jim Calhoun's thoughts were finally detached from college basketball, from the Final Four, from the recruiting trail.
He and his family were at The Breakers, the famous resort near Palm Beach, Fla.,...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:27 AM
It has become the dirty mantra of UConn football … 5-7, 5-7 … It has become the song of mediocrity … 5-7, 5-7 … It is the rap of barely adequate for one season and not nearly adequate enough over the long haul.
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:59 PM
There had been no shortage of such stories in my writing past.
When Jim Calhoun and UConn finally broke through to the Final Four and went on to the 1999 national basketball championship, notes of joy filtered in from convalescent homes and hospices....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:55 PM
AVON – Much of Kevin Ollie's first summer as head coach at UConn has been spent, of course, on the recruiting trail. Once the last of the NCAA sanctions that restricted travel were lifted in July, Ollie and his staff hit the road.
His role in...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:51 AM
CROMWELL – Ray Allen had a rare opportunity this summer. He appeared before Congress as a powerful ally for his son.
"I go in there as an NBA player that has a voice," Allen said, "a little power where I can help mobilize people. But more...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:57 PM
It's a summer news quiz!
1. Although he has been coy about whether he will run for governor, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton recently said he could do whose job?
a. The guy who towels the sweat off Bob Dylan's brow at concerts.
b. The guy inside the...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:37 PM
UConn sophomore Phil Nolan will be testing his skills against international competition in the Four Nations Cup in Estonia next week.
Nolan will be part of the East Coast All-Stars, who will represent the United States in a tournament that includes...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:11 PM
HARTFORD — The last word was loud. The last word was emphatic. The last word had the devastating effect, elicited that unmistakably sullen silence that makes the last word so satisfying.
And in this storied, intense and always emotional college...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:44 AM
After three seasons as coach of Seton Hall in the mid-1990s, George Blaney returned to the Big East in the 2001-02 season as an assistant at UConn and has been Jim Calhoun's right-hand man since, stepping in for the Hall of Fame coach on several...