| 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...
| Jun 14, 2013
Dee Rowe has known George Blaney longer than just about any of us. It must be a hundred years, the godfather of UConn athletics said, before settling on nearly 60. Rowe was coaching Worcester Academy back in those days and he used to play college freshmen...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:06 PM
STORRS — Most guys go to Disney World after they've won championships. Mike Cavanaugh was offered the job as architect of UConn's hockey future as he was pulling into the place with his family.
"I'll tell you this," Cavanaugh said Thursday at his...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:04 PM
Mike Cavanaugh is the newest head coach on a campus with room for another athletic program to go big-time. That's where UConn hockey is eventually headed, to the big-time world of Hockey East in 2014-15.
Cavanaugh was introduced Thursday at a press...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 4:14 PM
A day after the Boston Marathon bombings, Shabazz Napier was looking into a WTNH camera and talking eloquently, soulfully about the pain of his hometown. It was then that Napier paused for a moment and said, "I always tell my close friends that the one...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 5:06 PM
No living person could explain what happened to the sports programs of the University of Connecticut in the last six months. It would take John Milton, who was so good with rebel angels being "hurled headlong flaming from the ethereal sky / With hideous...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 12:13 PM
For the first time since 1959-61, ACC basketball has gone three consecutive years without a Final Four representative. Only four league teams made the tournament, fewer than the Mountain West, Pacific 12 and Atlantic 10, and the conference’s lone...
| Apr 4, 2013
Mike Rice had to be fired. He repeatedly demeaned young men. He abused his position of authority. He not only violated the ideals of coaching, he ran roughshod through the boundaries of common human decency.
Yet here's the thing. If ESPN "Outside the...
| Apr 6, 2013
Nobody could be more defensive at the 2013 Final Four than Mark Emmert, but Syracuse and Louisville are going to give it a try.
The way the beleaguered NCAA president went after Dennis Dodd of CBSsports.com and a few others during his annual news...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:10 PM
UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun retired in September, making it clear he wanted his assistant Kevin Ollie to be his successor. Ollie was given a seven-month contract. Should he get a longer-term contract soon?
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| 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...