| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:40 PM
The Philadelphia Big 5 honored two Lehigh Valley products as the players of the week on Monday. Liberty High grad Darrun Hilliard of Villanova was named the Big 5 men's player of the week and former Northampton High star Kara Bonenberger of Penn was named...
| 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 19, 2014
| 7:46 PM
BRIDGEPORT — No program in the Big East Conference seemed to benefit more from the departure of Notre Dame and UConn before last season than DePaul. But Blue Demons coach Doug Bruno doesn't look at it quite that way.
"When we were living [the...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:47 PM
To celebrate the silver anniversary of the UConn men's 1989-90 Dream Season, The Courant will be looking at players and coaches who helped make that team special. Stories will appear periodically throughout the season.
The Dream Season did not have a...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:45 PM
STORRS — Back in the days of the old Big East and the newborn American Athletic Conference, UConn's league schedule was filled with at least a few games each season that might make Geno Auriemma lose a few minutes' sleep on the night before a game....
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:37 PM
HARTFORD — Over the course of the past eight years, Geno Auriemma has watched conference and nonconference rivals come and eventually go. Those that leave his schedule voluntarily are the ones the UConn coach seems particularly interested in....
| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Every game is a learning experience, for those who play and those who watch. Here's what we learned after the UConn women's 83-52 win over 10th-ranked Duke on Monday night at the XL Center:
1. Long road gets easier: Not that winning 10 of their first 11...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:48 PM
VILLANOVA — Jay Wright is no different from the thousands of die-hard fans in the Philadelphia area.
The Villanova coach loves the Eagles, and cheers for all the city's sports teams. After all, this is a coach with roots so deep in the area he...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:37 PM
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Arcidiacono scored 15 points and JayVaughn Pinkston had 13 to help No. 6 Villanova beat Butler 67-55 on Wednesday and match the best start in program history.
The Wildcats are 13-0 (1-0 Big East) for the first time since...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 4:10 PM
GREENVILLE, N.C. — There will be times when Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis is out of sync or in foul trouble. Sometimes it happens at the same time. And when it does, the greatest three-point shooter in UConn history will naturally fade into the background....
| Jan 1, 2015
| 5:51 PM
Every March they become the nation's darlings.
This year, a host of stalwarts aren't waiting nearly that long to establish themselves as contenders — either for their own, non-power conferences or possibly the Final Four after another round of...