| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Next time you're at a bar with a college-hoops-loving crowd, toss up this trivia question: Which Big Ten team has won the most games in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge?
Hint: It's not Wisconsin, Michigan State or Illinois.
The answer: Maryland, which went...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Looking for this summer's antithesis to Johnny Football? Try Teddy Ballgame.
Teddy Bridgewater is a Heisman-worthy quarterback who signs many autographs. If they somehow get on EBay, well, it wasn't by design. There are no reported stories of five-...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 4:08 PM
No need to demand a refund from Athlon or Lindy's because those preseason magazines failed to pick football winners this year for the Western Athletic and Big East conferences.
Football, in those leagues, has gone to the Big Coffin Corner Kick in the...
| Aug 30, 2009
Nov. 3, 1984 — Virginia 27, West Virginia 7. En route to their first bowl bid, the Cavaliers earned their first national ranking in 32 years by manhandling the No. 12 Mountaineers in Morgantown. West Virginia had just defeated Boston College (...
| Apr 5, 2011
HOUSTON — In one of those simple, brilliant leads that occasionally grace the sports pages, Courant beat writer Michael Arace sent 17 words back to Connecticut from St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 29, 1999.
"The UConn Huskies won the national...
| Oct 9, 2014
University of Virginia women's soccer has been wildly successful the past two years, despite the intermittent absence of Morgan Brian, the team's best player, indeed the college game's best. The fifth-ranked Cavaliers' lone setback this season is to...
| Sep 14, 2012
STORRS — The reality of 40 cold New England winters are behind him. We begin with the Jim Calhoun legend now, and when legend becomes fact, they say, print the legend.
UConn, ranked No. 1 in the nation, was up three against Syracuse with 11...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The Big Ten's most efficient passer is not the guy viewed as a potential No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. Penn State's Christian Hackenberg actually ranks 10th in that category.
The top quarterback has not been Michigan State's Connor Cook, the offensive...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:57 AM
ARLINGTON, Texas — They took the stairs. They took them one step at a time. They took them one by one when there wasn't anything to play for last season and they were the pariahs of the NCAA. They took them one step at a time even after Louisville...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:39 PM
John Toner got UConn into the Big East. He hired Jim Calhoun. He hired Geno Auriemma.
There. In 16 words, Connecticut can embrace the width and breadth of John Toner's contributions to the sports history of our state. They are, by any definition,...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Unlike the 24-7-365 bracketologists who populate cyberspace, I refrain from serious NCAA tournament field projections until late February or early March.
More for sanity and domestic bliss than anything. A double-feature of "The Fighter" and "The King'...