Controversial coach Jim Calhoun is leaving Connecticut the same way he coached it to three national titles - on his terms. The 70-year-old Hall of Famer scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. Thursday to announce his retirement, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. … [Read more...] about UConn’s Jim Calhoun retiring
Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series. Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days. Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order. … [Read more...] about #76 UConn Huskies: College Basketball 111 in 111
Usually in Storrs, college football is a placeholder, an opening act before the college basketball season begins. However, this year the academic rating is so low for UConn hoops that they're not allowed to participate in the NCAA Tournament. Therefore, they'll have to be a football school this year. LOL! Actually the Connecticut Huskies have come a long way since going … [Read more...] about #52 UConn Huskies: College Football 77 in 77
UConn's Jeremy Lamb figures to be a late lottery to mid first round pick in the NBA Draft next week. Here's a summary from our scouting report on Lamb. Though streaky and inconsistent at times, Lamb will likely be the first shooting guard to come off the board on draft night. He possesses a capable all-around offensive attack and is a gifted athlete with terrific length. … [Read more...] about UConn’s Jeremy Lamb: NBA Lottery bound? (video)
With graduation, players leaving early for the NBA Draft, and transfers galore; college basketball teams are experiencing more year-by-year turnover than ever before. Here are five teams who made the 2012 NCAA Tournament this season but will likely take a step back next year and have their work cut out for them if they want to return to the Big Dance. … [Read more...] about 5 NCAA Tournament teams likely to take a step back next season
According to a report in the Connecticut Post, power forward Alex Oriakhi has decided to transfer from UConn. With the Huskies banned from being able to compete in the 2013 NCAA Tournament due to poor academic standing and Jim Calhoun's coaching future in question, Oriakhi could be the first domino to fall in an exodus of UConn players from the program. … [Read more...] about Alex Oriakhi: first of several UConn players leaving the program?
Where did a whole year go? I swear it was just last night that Kemba Walker led the youthful UConn Husky Puppies to a National Championship. March always sneaks up on us, but this year seems different. Maybe it's because I live in Wisconsin and we are just now starting to see snow. I don't know what it is, but I like it. March marks the start of tournament time for … [Read more...] about Championship Week: Mid-Major Mania
When Andre Drummond chose to play for UConn this season rather than spend a year at prep school as he originally planned to do, he immediately become one of the top prospects for the 2012 NBA Draft. Drummond has seen his share of ups and downs as a freshman, but has shown flashes of being a potential NBA franchise center. … [Read more...] about UConn’s Andre Drummond the NBA’s Next Franchise Center?