| Oct 8, 2014
| 8:46 PM
There was so much to look for at the refurbished XL Center when NBA hopes and NHL history suddenly collided on this Wednesday night in October.
There was Marcus Smart's jump shot. After going 0-for-8 in his NBA debut against the Sixers, the Celtics'...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:28 PM
STORRS — There is no feeling in the world for an athlete like the feeling of being needed. Omar Calhoun has been needed. If, against Texas, Calhoun had hit one three-pointer — something he hasn't even attempted since the AAC tournament final...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:05 AM
STORRS — On one level, on many levels, really, the rebuilding process will be a long one. Yet on another level, through the prism of gifts wrapped for the opposition and a defense not necessarily designed to create turnovers, the damage the UConn...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:54 PM
My Walk of Faith from the steps of the state Capitol to the steps of Gampel Pavilion, Hartford to Storrs, all 26 miles of redemption, will be Sunday, Oct. 5.
I thought about calling it the Jacobs Is A Moron Walk. Or the No Escalators Walk. Or The...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:21 PM
STORRS — Patrick Kirtland is not a talker, Mike Cavanaugh explained, but he is a leader.
"He's no rah-rah guy," the UConn hockey coach said. "Pat leads solely by example. If he's not the toughest kid on our team, he certainly is one of them."...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 7:29 PM
NEW HAVEN — With a distinctive brush of hair, a strong jaw and an even stronger running constitution, Yale's Tyler Varga is a football player off a 1950 Saturday Evening Post cover. There's something classic in Varga's look, just as there was...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:23 PM
We knew the toughest man in the room, the most competitive man in the gym, the greatest college basketball coach in New England history would battle until the end. We knew he'd go the full 15 rounds.
We just didn't know the last battle wouldn't be on the...
| Apr 6, 2011
Sure, it was a rock fight. Yet to focus on the rock is to miss the fact that the UConn Huskies moved a mountain over 28 glorious days.
Sure, the game was ugly to the eye. Yet defense is beautiful to the soul to a man who Tuesday sounded like he has no...
| 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...