| 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...
| 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,...
| Nov 26, 2009
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...
| Nov 28, 2009
Al Groh coaches the University of Virginia's football team for the last time today against the most fitting opponent.
No rival, trend or event more defined Groh's nine seasons. None contributed more to his demise.
Groh guided the...
| Jan 24, 2010
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...
| 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 (...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 2:35 PM
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...
| Jun 9, 2010
| 5:37 PM
- 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-...
| Jun 19, 2010
| 12:45 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2010
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...
| 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'...