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  • UConn Women's Insider: Conference-Bashing Familiar To Huskies

    It seems funny, but not really in the belly laugh way, to remember the manner the bully conferences of women's basketball once made fun of the old Big East. Geno Auriemma had a very difficult time reconciling how little respect his old conference was...
  • Are ACC's home courts more imposing than old Big East's?

    Are ACC's home courts more imposing than old Big East's?
    Virginia has won 20 consecutive home basketball games. Moreover, the Cavaliers have won 20 straight at John Paul Jones Arena versus ACC opponents. Duke’s home winning streak was 41 games prior to last week’s loss to Miami. Virginia Tech...
  • Georgetown throttles No. 4 Villanova 78-58

    Georgetown throttles No. 4 Villanova 78-58
    WASHINGTON — Georgetown took over first place in the Big East on Monday night with an old-fashioned, push-and-shove win worthy of the conference's legacy of physical play, forcing 17 turnovers and holding Villanova to 34 percent shooting in a 78-...
  • UConn's 1990 Dream Season: Smith Brought The Magic Up Court

    UConn's 1990 Dream Season: Smith Brought The Magic Up Court
    To celebrate the silver anniversary of the UConn men's 1989-90 Dream Season, The Courant will be looking at players and coaches who helped make that team special. Stories will appear periodically throughout the season. To make a Dream Season, to turn...
  • Big East men's lacrosse outlook for 2015

    Team on top: Denver has qualified for the last five NCAA tournaments, but “only” has three Final Four appearances to show as its best results. That could change this spring as the Pioneers are the undisputed No. 1 team in many preseason...
  • DePaul comes backs, beats St. John's 71-67 in OT

    DePaul comes backs, beats St. John's 71-67 in OT
    Myke Henry scored 19 and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to help DePaul overcome an 11-point second-half deficit and beat St. John's 71-67 in overtime on Sunday. Billy Garrett Jr. made 13 of 13 free throws and finished with a season-high 20 points for...
  • USF Unable To Rattle Huskies

    USF Unable To Rattle Huskies
    STORRS — The upheaval preceding this second season of American Athletic Conference women's basketball unearthed two realities for the teams now in the league. The first: UConn likely would not be upended, unless one of those earthquakes rattling...
  • No. 5 Villanova dominates late in 62-47 win over Penn

    PHILADELPHIA — Daniel Ochefu had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 5 Villanova pull away late and beat pesky Penn 62-47 on Saturday night. The Wildcats (17-1) took a breather from Big East play to play their final game of the season in...
  • Saturday's local interest men's college basketball roundup: No. 17 VCU turns back Duquesne; Captains drop heartbreaker to Marymount

    JeQuan Lewis scored a season-high 16 points as No. 17 VCU extended its winning streak to 10 games with a 70-64 victory over Duquesne on Saturday. Melvin Johnson added 14 points for the Rams (15-3, 5-0 Atlantic 10), who won despite missing leading...
  • Bianchi: Bowden, not Paterno, should be college football's winningest coach

     Bianchi: Bowden, not Paterno, should be college football's winningest coach
    Running off at the typewriter … The winningest coach in college football history is once again a man who turned a blind eye to little boys being raped. Shame, shame, shame on the NCAA for settling a lawsuit Friday filed by Pennsylvania...
  • As NCAA enters new era, Emmert says Big 5 autonomy lets revenue, nonrevenue sports co-exist

    NCAA President Mark Emmert says giving the five wealthiest conferences in Division I the ability to make some of their own rules will allow revenue sports such as football and men's basketball to co-exist with the many nonrevenue programs that make up...