| Nov 21, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Crystal Thomas got from Elgin to Notre Dame on a trip that took her past South Carolina and Milwaukee via a Bulgarian connection.
When she arrived last summer to get a jump on the academic challenge of being a major college athlete, Thomas became part of...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 10:12 PM
Memphis, a current Conference USA member and college basketball power, will be introduced as the newest member of Big East Wednesday.
The Big East has scheduled a noon teleconference to formally introduce the Tigers, who will be joining the league in all...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 8:20 PM
Rick Majerus, the college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday. He was 64.
Utah industrialist Jon Huntsman Sr., the coach's longtime friend, confirmed in a...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:06 AM
It is never easy replacing a legend, someone whose name is synonomous with the program.
As they say, though, someone has to do it.
In this case, former UConn player Kevin Ollie is replacing Jim Calhoun as UConn men's basketball coach.
Calhoun is in the...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:10 AM
STORRS – The Huskies already know the ending. It's March 9, at Gampel Pavilion against Providence at noon.
When that game is over, barring an unforeseen change of heart by Big East Conference presidents, the balls will be put away.
This is not the...
| Apr 9, 2011
You know how this complicated and uplifting journey ended.
UConn won the 2011 national championship. Players embraced under falling confetti at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Kemba Walker became one of the most celebrated athletes on the planet. Having...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 3:23 PM
During Final Four week, Colonial Athletic Association commissioner Tom Yeager and other principals forcefully denied a CBSSports.com report that league basketball powers VCU and George Mason might move to the Atlantic 10.
Less than a month later, some...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site.
It’s no secret that Maryland’s roster is in need of reinforcements in the backcourt....
| Feb 6, 2012
| 7:53 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The smiles that dominated their faces just 48 hours before were long gone, replaced by blank stares, hollow looks of embarrassment.
And "embarrassment" was, indeed, the word of the night, following UConn's 80-59 drubbing at the...
| Jun 18, 2011
Phelps wins 100 fly, takes 2nd in 100 free at Santa Clara
Michael Phelps won the gold in the 100-meter butterfly final Friday night at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix in Santa Clara, Calif., the seventh and final stop of the 2010-...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 9:45 AM
The Big East officially introduced Memphis as a new member slated to join the league in all sports in 2013, while Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference are reportedly inching closer to a formal merger.
The Big East has poached four current...