| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:00 PM
NEW YORK — In women's college basketball, there is UConn and then there is rest of the American Athletic Conference.
As expected, the two-time defending national champion Huskies were picked to win the American in the coaches' preseason poll. The...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:02 PM
NEW YORK – UConn has the American Athletic Conference preseason player of the year.
The Huskies also have the conference rookie of the year.
And they were picked No. 1 in the league's poll of coaches.
It all adds up to a target on UConn's back...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:27 PM
NEW YORK — The American Athletic Conference didn't get much respect last spring from the committee that seeds teams in the NCAA Tournament.
UConn, the eventual national champion, was a No. 7 seed. Louisville, projected to be a No. 1 or No. 2 seed,...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:40 PM
The American Athletic Conference's second round of basketball media days ends with the women's show at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan Thursday.
But don't expect any major surprises from the conference that sent only two teams — UConn and...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:02 PM
Omar Calhoun has a sprained right knee and will be out for a week or so, UConn said.
Calhoun injured his knee during practice on Sunday and was seen wearing a brace during the Huskies' scrimmage on Monday, which was open to students. He had an MRI on the...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:45 PM
STORRS — The Huskies were national champions, but Phil Nolan looked in a mirror and saw something bigger.
He envisioned himself with about 20 more pounds of muscle.
"That was a goal that he had," coach Kevin Ollie said. "Everybody saw him in the...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 7:07 PM
The following items were taken from Palos Heights police reports:
A 25-year-old Blue Island woman was pulled over for driving 51 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone in the 12500 block of South Harlem Avenue around 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 1. She was charged with...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:59 PM
Turns out you can win when you can't hold on to the football.
Three first-half turnovers Friday resulted in 17 points for Lincoln-Way North and a 17-point halftime deficit for Lincoln-Way West. But a solid second-half defensive effort and 28...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:04 PM
The late rock critic Paul Williams once wrote that, when dealing with works of art, praise amounts to pointing at something, declaring it "great" and hoping that readers agree.
Of course they don't always, which provides impassioned fodder for any...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Stan Bowman graduated from Notre Dame in 1995 with a degree in finance.
That has come in handy during the NHL's salary-cap era as the Blackhawks general manager perhaps more than anyone in the league the last few seasons has had to work the numbers...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Bolingbrook's retooled offense is running smoothly since a season-opening loss to Hinsdale Central.
The Raiders have made significant improvements on offense since failing to score in the second half during a 23-15 home loss to the Red Devils....