| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:48 PM
Big-time college football never seemed farther away from Connecticut than on Monday night.
The inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship was held in the same Texas Taj Mahal where UConn won its fourth NCAA basketball championship last...
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 12:39 PM
STORRS — The name Jahlil Okafor jumps off the page and into every UConn fan's cereal bowl this week. But what about Ray Voelkel and Torian Oglesby?
Amida Brimah never heard of them. Of course, when UConn beat Duke for the NCAA title in 1999 and...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:14 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Mike Krzyzewski said that UConn played like the championship program it is. What the Huskies didn't play like on this Thursday night in the Meadowlands was like a championship team.
"It was a fight," Coach K said after Duke...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:46 PM
UNCASVILLE — It was after one of the campus practices early in the season when Geno Auriemma's attention turned to Gabby Williams.
Auriemma has a record nine national championships. He also has a record nine million wisecracks, and he decided to...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 8:35 PM
BRIDGEPORT — Last season, Webster Bank Arena was kind of cute. This season, the UConn basketball games in Bridgeport are kind of a nuisance.
Sorry, that's too snarky. That's too capital-region centric. The brutal rush-hour traffic Monday on I-95...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:40 PM
HARTFORD — All that talk about Duke's height and Duke came up small again.
All the talk about the best rebounding team in the country and Duke got outrebounded.
All the talk about Duke's size and the smallest player on the floor stole the show....
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:09 PM
The sports fan in me died Sept. 9, 1972. Forty two years later, it isn't difficult to make such an admission. The hard part is admitting the sports fan in me returned from the dead in the waning days of 2014.
Growing up in the 1960s as a fan of the...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:29 PM
HARTFORD — Ryan Boatright limped away from Wednesday afternoon with a deep left-thigh contusion. Hitting the battle for a rebound, Omar Calhoun left with a laceration above a bandaged left eye, his eyelid partially shut the way a boxer's would be...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 5:44 PM
NEW YORK — When it all goes perfectly, and sometimes it does for the UConn women, their performances over the years have been compared to a Broadway play. When the ball rotates so crisply, bing, bing, bing, open three for Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis,...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 5:20 PM
If the grand pooh-bahs of college football had any sense of humor, they would have commissioned a 12-member committee including Condoleezza Rice — oh, wait, she's already taken — to select a four-team national playoff to determine the worst...