Jim Penders was calling from the AAC baseball tournament in Florida. Without asking, the UConn coach already knew Nick Giaquinto's final score. "Two Super Bowls," Penders said. "Zero ego."
Standing on the field Sunday at Dodd Stadium after the final game of Giaquinto's 29-year coaching career at Sacred Heart, the man who had brought him to Fairfield all those seasons ago chose another measuring stick.
"Nick is the man for all seasons," Dave Bike said after Central Connecticut had beaten the Pioneers 6-3 to win the NEC Tournament and advance to its first appearance in the NCAAs since 2010.
Bike meant it in the renaissance sense as a man...