| Feb 4, 2015
| 5:29 PM
NEW LONDON — Last February, after he had been to the national championship game as a defensive coordinator and before he had experienced one game as a head coach, Bob Diaco talked about going after big bodies, big minds and big aspirations....
| Jan 25, 2015
| 3:52 PM
They are sons of immigrants. One's Italian surname ends with a familiar vowel. The other's Polish name ends with an equally familiar "ski." Forever sons of immigrants, and they embrace that birthright with all their being.
They, too, are the...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 7:26 PM
If you're still trying to wrap your head around the Final Four of VCU, Butler, Kentucky and Connecticut, get in line.
This is like the street-corner sax player collecting a Grammy nomination. It's not that the dude can't play. He can, enough to make...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 7:41 AM
Last week, I wrote a column about the Big Ten’s upcoming negotiations on a TV deal and how the conference might have a choice between staying with ESPN or going with Fox Sports 1 on the cable side. It detailed the risks of leaving the broad reach of...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 2:09 PM
College football "super conferences" would be a disservice to fans, problematic to govern and risky financial ventures.
That's not the view of an aging keyboard jockey clinging to his vinyl copy of "Exile on Main St." That's the opinion of a former...
| Mar 10, 2013
Old Dominion wasn't going to win the Colonial Athletic Association basketball tournament. The Monarchs weren't going to salvage the strangest, and one of the worst, seasons in program history with a magical three-day run in Richmond.
Jim Corrigan isn'...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:45 PM
My prognosticator side detests this Final Four. VCU and Butler exited early on my bracket, Kentucky and Connecticut in the regional semifinals.
Ditto for 2006 when George Mason intruded. I had the Patriots losing to Michigan State in the first round....
| Oct 26, 2011
| 4:48 PM
Notre Dame and the ACC talked in 2003, and their discussions ended amicably and predictably — the school passed on all-sports membership in the name of its storied football independence.
Eight years later, in the wake of radical conference...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 7:00 PM
Jontel Evans' defensive aim is blessedly simple: Be a pest.
Hedges and switches? Slides and double-teams? Evans leaves the nuances to his coach, Tony Bennett.
The combination is blending perfectly this season, never more so than Saturday night, when...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 9:57 PM
STORRS — If this had been the NCAA Tournament, Ryan Boatright would have played. If UConn hadn't been so maddeningly inconsistent this season, or if the Huskies had somehow run off four wins in four days in the AAC Tournament, yes, Boatright would...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:58 PM
Paupers ruled state college basketball last season. While princes Virginia and Virginia Tech watched from afar, a record five teams from the commonwealth — Hampton, Old Dominion, Richmond, George Mason and, most famously, VCU — made the NCAA...