| Jul 28, 2013
| 4:08 PM
No need to demand a refund from Athlon or Lindy's because those preseason magazines failed to pick football winners this year for the Western Athletic and Big East conferences.
Football, in those leagues, has gone to the Big Coffin Corner Kick in the...
| 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 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...
| 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,...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 2:37 PM
HOUSTON — Richmond and Cleveland State were the 1980s pioneers, charming and obscure underdogs who crashed the NCAA basketball tournament's Sweet 16.
Loyola Marymount, Rhode Island and Gonzaga went a step beyond during the '90s, reaching the...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 10:14 AM
HOUSTON — Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun lost his sister-in-law and college roommate this basketball season. Recruiting violations tarnished his Hall of Fame resume.
His players were his refuge, and Monday night they provided the ultimate comfort:...
| Apr 9, 2011
By his own calculation, UConn associate coach George Blaney had been to 36 Final Fours before 2004. He sat on the board of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. That meant Blaney always had good seats.
That does not mean he didn't want to be...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Terri Williams-Flournoy built a women's college basketball power from virtual scratch. Her next challenge is to revive a former national championship contender.
A Hampton native and Phoebus High graduate, Williams-Flournoy was introduced Tuesday as...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 3:08 PM
Pro sports have their trading deadlines, that frantic few weeks when teams attempt to patch holes, trim payroll and/or unload malcontents before the playoffs commence. Colleges have no such in-season swap meet, but come spring, basketball's transfer flood...
| 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...