UConn’s Purvis has left ankle sprain

UConn guard Rodney Purvis has been diagnosed with a left ankle sprain. Purvis, injured Sunday in UConn’s loss to West Virginia in Puerto Rico, is not expected to practice with the Huskies Thursday but UConn officials said he is “probable” for Sunday’s game against Texas in Storrs. Purvis started against West Virginia and played 21 […]

UConn headed back to Maui in 2016

UCONN BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK UConn will make its fourth appearance ever  in Maui as the Huskies have been added to the field for the 2016 EA Sports Maui Invitational, it was announced Monday. The Huskies will be joined by a strong field comprised of Georgetown, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Tennessee, Wisconsin and the host team […]

Providence’s Henton starting to play like an elite star

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – I had the opportunity to cover two more exciting college basketball games in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic Sunday at Mohegan Sunday. The nation may not know much about Providence’s LaDontae Henton, but he has to be one of the top 10 players in the country this season – if not […]

UConn men suspend four players for title game

The UConn men’s basketball team has announced the suspensions of four players for tonight’s Puerto Rico Tip-Off championship game against West Virginia. Here is the statement released from the school in Puerto Rico. That’s all the details for now. STATEMENT ON UCONN SUSPENSIONS — 11/23/14 UConn players Omar Calhoun, Rakim Lubin, Dan Guest, and Marcel […]

Notre Dame, PC take positive steps in Hall of Fame Tip-Off

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – I spent my afternoon at Mohegan Sun Arena, covering the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. It was an interesting doubleheader with Notre Dame remaining undefeated with an 81-68 victory over UMass and Providence looking exceptional with an 80-54 victory over UCLA. Here is a look at the stories I wrote working for […]

Kentucky tops Week 1 Power Rankings on FoxSports.com

2014-15 College Basketball Power Rankings: Week 1 It took Kentucky just one game on a big stage to put the rest of the nation on alert. John Calipari’s two-platoon system looked more than solid as the Wildcats used defense to rip apart the Kansas Jayhawks, ranked No. 5 by The Associated Press, in the Champions Classic […]

NCAA names preliminary sites for 2016-18 tourneys

  The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced preliminary round hosts for the 2016-18 tournaments on Monday. Included in the selections are two sites -Brooklyn and Des Moines – that have never hosted NCAA tournament games and six cities – Dayton, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Mo., and Charlotte – that have […]

Mackey Award semi-finalists include Mundine of Kansas

Kansas senior Jimmay Mundine, who caught seven passes for 137 yards and one touchdown Saturday in a 34-30 loss to No. 4 TCU, was named one of eight semi-finalists for the 2014 John Mackey Award on Monday.The award is given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end. Mundine, a 6-2, 240-pound senior from Denison, […]

Champions Classic to feature 10 Wooden nominees

When Kansas and Kentucky meet Tuesday night in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis, the Wooden Award will be represented by eight of the award’s preseason top 50 candidates  named on Monday. Both the Jayhawks and the Wildcats placed four players on the preseason watch list announced on ESPN’s SportsCenter and on ESPN.com. Cliff Alexander, Kelly […]

UConn receives signed letters from Adams and Enoch

UConn recruits Jalen Adams and Steve Enoch tweeted last week that they had signed their NCAA letters of intent and sent them to Storrs. The two officially became members of the Class of 2015 Monday when UConn confirmed it had received letters from both. Adams is a 6-2 guard from Roxbury, Mass. He attends Brewster […]