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  • Calhoun: Guts And Glory

    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...
  • Despite Measly Resources, Toner Built Powerful UConn Empire

    Despite Measly Resources, Toner Built Powerful UConn Empire
    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,...
  • Tech: Rockin' Eve in Georgia Dome?

    Tech: Rockin' Eve in Georgia Dome?
    Gary Stokan knows his Thanksgiving holiday will include debilitating eye strain, fanny fatigue and tryptophan intake. But those are sacrifices he's willing to make. Ensconced in his Atlanta-area playpen, resplendent with 65- and 40-inch flat screens plus...
  • The last go for Groh

    The last go for Groh
    Al Groh coaches the University of Virginia's football team for the last time today against the most fitting opponent. Virginia Tech. No rival, trend or event more defined Groh's nine seasons. None contributed more to his demise. Groh guided the...
  • Hornsby opens eyes with Oak Hill stint

    For a guy who thought he'd only be spending about five to eight minutes per game on the floor while wearing the uniform of the nation's most elite prep boys basketball team, this season has been an eye-opening experience for Keith Hornsby. As it turns...
  • U.Va.'s first bowl year, Tomlin strike chords

    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 (...
  • Mason, ODU appear assured of NCAA bids

    Mason, ODU appear assured of NCAA bids
    By any standard, this was the best regular season in Colonial Athletic Association basketball history. Now comes the hard part. Authoring an equally riveting postseason. The challenge starts with the conference tournament, which runs Friday-Monday at...
  • Conference realignment could trickle down to ACC

    Conference realignment could trickle down to ACC
    - Nebraska's Big 10 decision could come by Friday - ACC might have to act to save schools or expand - Can you see an ACC with West Virginia or Connecticut? Concluding yet another what-if conversation about conference realignment Tuesday, a plugged-...
  • Former ACC commissioner laments latest round of conference realignment

    Gene Corrigan is 82 years young, plays tennis three times a week and is as sharp as the day he took command of the ACC in 1987. If today's crop of conference leaders were as sage, college athletics might well have been spared the past month of...
  • Only ACC certainty is that league is down

    Only ACC certainty is that league is down
    The ACC's weekend included a signature win for Virginia, a squandered opportunity for Virginia Tech, and the conference's alleged best team getting crunched in front of the First Fan. Further confirmation that this season ACC hoops rests on brand and...
  • Deserving teams are hard to find for the NCAA Tournament

    Deserving teams are hard to find for the NCAA Tournament
    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'...