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Jim Calhoun

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  • Sophomore Struggles Helped Transform Shabazz

    — UConn senior Shabazz Napier took a moment Saturday to reflect on the disappointing sophomore season that is a part of who he is now. "My sophomore season, we had one of the best teams in the country," he said on the eve of the Huskies' Elite...
  • UConn's Past And Present Revels In The Moment On The MSG Floor

    NEW YORK — As the second-year head coach climbed the ladder to cut the net from the rim at Madison Square Garden, the man who built UConn into a national program was basking in the moment at the other end of the court. Former players hugged, school...
  • UConn outlasts Michigan State 60-54 in East Region final behind determined Napier, Ollie

     UConn outlasts Michigan State 60-54 in East Region final behind determined Napier, Ollie
    NEW YORK — Just 18 months ago, Kevin Ollie wasn't sure how long he'd have a job at Connecticut, and Shabazz Napier didn't know if he even wanted to be at the school anymore. As Napier climbed a stepladder Sunday afternoon to cut down a net in...
  • Replay it again? No, thanks, this Final Four is terrific enough as is

    Three referees and a technician huddled at the scorer’s table late Sunday afternoon and determined, after a lengthy review, that next week’s Final Four in North Texas was set. Utilizing information culled from hundreds of cameras set up at...
  • UConn Roars Back Against MSU; Reaches Final Four

    UConn Roars Back Against MSU; Reaches Final Four
    NEW YORK — The trends were all going against UConn, a position in which the Huskies have found themselves many times, in many ways, the past couple of years. Michigan State had built a nine-point lead when coach Kevin Ollie called time out. "And...
  • That's A Wrap: Ollie, Calhoun, And The Hug

    UConn coach Kevin Ollie, headed to his first Final Four, and former UConn coach Jim Calhoun embraced after the Huskies defeated Michigan State 60-54 Sunday. "He just said, 'I'm proud of you, keep doing what you're doing, keep battling and thinking...
  • Ollie Proud To Be Role Model For African American Coaches

    A recent study suggested that the hiring of African American coaches for major college programs has declined. So Kevin Ollie, on the national stage now that UConn is in the Final Four, can serve as an important model. He embraces that responsibility....
  • Connecticut's Legacy Of Champions

    Someone once called Connecticut the "Bleeding Kansas" of sports, because its loyalties are bitterly divided between North and South, though in this case the Yankees are to the south. The state is split between Yankee and Red Sox fans, as well as fans of...
  • When It Comes To Sports, Connecticut's Got Game

    When It Comes To Sports, Connecticut's Got Game
    Like many readers, I have enjoyed The Hartford Courant's focus on the 250 years of its outstanding service to our state. As a sports fan and historian, I am thrilled that the newspaper is devoting this month to the history of sport in Connecticut. It...
  • Calhoun In Charge From Day One, Then Got First Win In 1986

     Calhoun In Charge From Day One, Then Got First Win In 1986
    STORRS — UConn was looking for a basketball coach and Tim Tolokan, a member of the search committee, was doing what an old newspaper man does. He was making phone calls, taking notes. He kept them, too, and he recently re-read the note where...
  • Camp, Calhoun And Auriemma Stand Above All Other Coaches

    Camp, Calhoun And Auriemma Stand Above All Other Coaches
    A decade ago, on a bleak March day in 2004, Geno Auriemma sat down in a blue plastic chair inside the gray hallways of Gampel Pavilion and began to chat with the basketball writers who were finishing their day's work. The coach was a month from...