| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Every year in the NCAA Tournament, fans are waiting for that so-called Cinderella story. They anticipate who will be the next tournament darling sending home yet another college basketball superpower.
No. 14 seed Mercer joined the list of upstarts...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:45 PM
Rick Pitino knew it would be tough beating his former protégé. He just didn’t know how tough.
Louisville overcame a poor shooting performance and a struggling Russ Smith to defeat a pesky Manhattan College team 70-64 in their second-round NCAA...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:27 PM
In this column that appeared in The Courant on March 16, 2014 - after UConn's loss to Louisville in the AAC tournament final - columnist Jeff Jacobs went out on a limb. Read on!
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The basketball ended up in Montrezl Harrell's...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 8:47 PM
Saturday's Breeders' Cup started with a thud. Death and pain followed quickly. Thoroughbred horse racing is a thing of beauty. Also, occasionally, a sport of the ugly and nasty.
In the first Breeders' Cup race of the final day of this $25 million event,...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:21 PM
After all the years and countless milestones, it's hardly possible for UConn to bounce a pass anymore without making history.
Geno Auriemma, the master craftsman, and his series of master classes, have become to their sport what Howard Johnson was to...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Big Ten-ACC Challenge 2013 schedule and preview: The 15th annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge takes place Dec. 3-4 with ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU televising all 12 games. Highlighting the battle for conference bragging rights and the Commissioner’s Cup are...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:47 PM
STORRS — A year ago, UConn had to master the art of playing with nothing to lose. While the Huskies had their shortcomings, lack of motivation — a sense of playing as if it didn't really matter because they were ineligible for the postseason...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Fundraising events can make for strange bedfellows, particularly when it comes to politics. But more than a few heads were turned, eyebrows were raised and stomachs were -- well, you get the picture -- when it was announced that former longtime rivals and...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Goldencents, who earlier this year was considered a strong Kentucky Derby horse, set blistering early fractions and held on to win the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile for trainer Doug O'Neill.
Goldencents, winner of the Santa Anita Derby, went off at 6-1 in the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Big-foot conferences and the NCAA bank hundreds of millions annually in television revenue. Coaches, commissioners and athletic directors reside in Rocky Mountain-high tax brackets. Jerseys and video games jump from the shelves.
Meanwhile, the linchpins...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:33 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mike Krzyzewski arrived at Duke in 1980, and during his first decade there, ACC basketball showcased the likes of Michael Jordan, Ralph Sampson, Mark Price, James Worthy, Len Bias and Johnny Dawkins. So pardon Krzyzewski for...