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
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)
The hardest thing to do is evaluate, compare, and predict how a player is going to pan-out at the next level. It’s especially difficult when the player extremely under-performed in his one season before turning pro. That’s the case with Connecticut’s Andre Drummond. Here's my take. … [Read more...] about Who is UConn’s Andre Drummond gonna be in the NBA?
In 1990, I was a grade-school student who loved sports, and had many teams. However, when it came to college basketball, I was at a loss. I grew up in Chicago. I love Notre Dame football, but beyond David Rivers and LaPhonso Ells, ND basketball left a lot to be desired. In the mid-80’s I loved Dallas Comegys and Rod Strickland, but after their respective departures, DePaul … [Read more...] about Duke Blue Devils, 903 and Mike Krzyzewski: Class Acts
When it comes to the Connecticut Huskies, it's hard not to think of college basketball ahead of college football. In hoops, they're the reigning national champions, even though they're likely to be facing some heavy sanctions soon. The football team is obviously not as successful as the basketball squad, but they're also not as slimy and corrupt either. UConn became possibly … [Read more...] about College Football 77 in 77: #58 Connecticut Huskies
The Connecticut Huskies have quietly been the surprise of the season. Butler and VCU are the surprises of the tournament, yes, but no one expected this out of Connecticut. This season has been full of surprises, but there hasn’t been one bigger than the progression of the Connecticut Huskies. The team went through the Jim Calhoun recruiting violations and his possible … [Read more...] about Who Really Thought the UConn Huskies Would Get Here?
With the annual mock tournament selection taking place in Indianapolis on Thursday and Friday, Gene Smith, Athletic Director at Ohio State and chair of the NCAA Division I men's basketball committee, held a conference call on Wednesday to discuss the tournament selection process. By: Justin Mertes-Mistretta … [Read more...] about Conference Call with Gene Smith on NCAA Tournament Selection Process