| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:26 PM
As Shakespeare might have said, what a piece of work is Jim Calhoun.
The volcanic, brilliant, profane, passionate coach announced Thursday that he would retire after 26 seasons as the University of Connecticut men's basketball coach. He will be...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 10:51 PM
Golf--Women’s British Open, 8 a.m. (ESPN2)
Auto Racing--NASCAR Sprint Cup, GEICO 400 practice, Noon (ESPN2); NASCAR Nationwide Series, Dollar General 300 practice, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2); NASCAR Spring Cup, GEICO 400 final practice, 3 p.m....
| Sep 19, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Jim Calhoun isn't going to stomp the sidelines at any more UConn games, but he will continue to be paid as if he were among the highest-paid basketball coaches in the nation. In fact, he will earn more not to coach the Huskies this season than he did to...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:09 PM
Before Kevin Ollie walked out onto Gampel Pavilion, George Blaney handed him a little note that said, "Enjoy it."
Ollie took his time. He walked out slowly, his staff behind him to a warm round of cheers.
"I don't know if I enjoyed it," he said. "When...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 3:46 PM
— For UConn, on many levels, this was more like it.
"That's the way it's supposed to play out," said Ryan Boatright, after scoring 22 points in the Huskies' 100-62 victory over UMass Lowell on Sunday in their second and final exhibition game. "We'...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 6:23 PM
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — It would be overstating it to say that the Huskies shocked the world. But they did travel halfway around it to pull off a shocking upset in Kevin Ollie's first game as head coach.
Shabazz Napier scored 25 points as...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 6:59 PM
The Huskies held up their end. No jet lag, no letdown, no excuses.
They just punched in and conducted business rather briskly on Tuesday night, beating Vermont 67-49 before 7,963 in their home opener at Gampel Pavilion.
"This was a grind-it-out game,"...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 6:38 PM
The Huskies arrived in their locker room to find the simplest of messages on the chalkboard: "Find a way."
"That, to me, means find a way to help your team even if you're not scoring," Shabazz Napier said. "Find a way to get a rebound. It was kind of...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 3:53 PM
– There is no reason to believe otherwise — what UConn achieves in men's basketball this season will come with great effort and resourcefulness.
One player is shut down, or injured, another must step in. One element doesn't work, another way...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 7:04 PM
The Huskies stayed a step ahead of their competition — but just a step ahead. Like a runner in a road race who wanted company, rather than a great finishing time, they never did pull away from New Hampshire.
"Whatever the competition is, that's...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Whether Kevin Ollie gets off to a good start as the new head coach at the University of Connecticut or struggles mightily, know this: His future is in the professional ranks — not college.
Ollie will be a star in the big business that is...