| Apr 2, 2011
Coaches, players, Cinderellas, old New England turf rivals, they were all at a banquet to honor their Final Four achievement Thursday night when Jim Calhoun decided the time was ripe to play the "My Three Sons" card.
"I said, 'I feel like Fred MacMurray,...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 7:24 PM
The season will end Monday night. The 41st game in this remarkable run will be the last. There is just another two-plus hours, 40 minutes of game time, for the 2010-11 Huskies to scramble around the court with the joy and passion that has defined a...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 11:10 PM
Somewhere along the line, disbelief was met by something that felt like design, and so in the minutes before midnight Monday at Reliant Stadium, Kemba Walker strolled across the court, kicking up streamers that had fallen from high above, and offered...
| 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'...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 8:00 PM
In a season when many other Horizon League teams took their best shot at dethroning Butler from the top of the mountain, the Bulldogs are once again champions and will represent the league in next week's NCAA tournament.
The Bulldogs completed a...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 8:03 PM
Duke guard Nolan Smith, the ACC Player of the Year, may miss Saturday's conference tournament semifinals after injuring the second toe on his left foot in Friday's 87-71 quarterfinal victory over Maryland.
Smith sustained the injury late in the second...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 8:34 AM
And a good Selection Sunday morning to all!
Just perused a mock bracket from Jerry Palm, the bracketologist whom I most respect. Our only disagreement: He has St. Mary's in instead of Colorado.
One very interesting part of Palm's field: He seeded Old...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 4:53 PM
Once Ball State was eliminated in the semi-finals of the Mid-American Conference tournament Friday night, fans knew there would be four in-state schools selected for the NCAA Tournament. The highly anticipated Selection Sunday pairings show revealed...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 5:03 PM
Last season, Old Dominion won a first-round NCAA tournament game.
It was an impressive achievement, but the Monarchs left New Orleans feeling like they could have accomplished more after the high of their 51-50 win against Notre Dame faded in light of...
| Mar 19, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Practice opened: March 15.
Spring game: April 16.
Key losses: OT Anthony Castonzo, DE Alex Albright, LB Mark Herzlich, DT Damik Scafe, CB DeLeon Gause, OG Thomas Claiborne, OT Rich Lapham, WR Ifeanyi Momah, DE Brad Newman, RB James...