| May 20, 2014
| 5:26 PM
There is no doubt. Kevin Ollie is a UConn guy. Kevin Ollie is an NBA guy.
The more profound question as we await a formal announcement on a new five-year contract for the coach of the basketball national champions is this: Is Kevin Ollie a college guy?...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:55 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — In the end, it is only a shot. The ball leaves the fingertips. The ball nestles in the net. The buzzer sounds. One team wins. The other team loses.
And it's on to the next game.
That's what coaches, invested in making sure...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:01 AM
NASHVILLE – The night before the first 4Kay Run in Tampa in 2008, Sue Donohoe remembered being told around midnight that N.C. State coach Kay Yow wanted to go to the race but needed some help.
"We got a call that Coach Yow wanted to come out on...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:34 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Well everyone had it wrong — you, me, the postman and the NCAA selection committee.
All that teeth-gnashing over tournament seeding has produced an NCAA championship game between a No. 7 and No. 8.
Let's hear it for a...
| Mar 20, 2014
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Forget the bracketologist-in-chief. The sour puss-in-chief said Wednesday he'd pick Michigan State, Louisville, Florida and Arizona to advance to the NCAA Tournament Final Four.
"Those are the four best teams going into the...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 11:04 AM
ARLINGTON, Texas —The team that had nothing to play for last season has a national championship to play for Monday.
The rookie coach who had a six-month contract in 2012 can coach for as long as he wants at Storrs now.
UConn beat the No. 1...
| 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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:50 PM
NASHVILLE — History demanded perfection. For without perfection Tuesday night in this state where Pat Summitt ruled as basketball royalty, there would be no history for UConn and Geno Auriemma.
The game demanded perfection. For without perfection...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:32 AM
They were the 11 points that saved the UConn season. They were the 11 points that made this night worth the two years of wishing and waiting by Kevin Ollie and a bunch of guys who had been embarrassed by Iowa State and Royce White in that last NCAA...
| Apr 10, 2014
Wake Forest, Boston College, Virginia Tech: That's how I ranked the ACC's basketball coaching vacancies this spring. Each has myriad issues, witness the involuntary exits of Jeff Bzdelik, Steve Donahue and James Johnson, but recent and historic success...
| Apr 13, 2014
On Tuesday night, The University of Connecticut Women's Basketball program won a record ninth national championship, finishing the season 40-0. Ho hum. Cue the confetti. Throw a parade.
Yeah, we almost take the excellence of the UConn women for granted,...