Captain Brimah leads the way in Husky Run

STORRS – The UConn men’s basketball team put the 2014-15 Husky Run in the record book Wednesday afternoon and the Huskies did so with some historical flair. For the record, there was a steady rain during the 5K/3.1 mile run but that just added some extra intrigue for coach Kevin Ollie, who never has been […]

Simple formula for a Royals win tonight

In Big Game James We Trust. Key to AL Wild Card game: Royals must score 2-3 runs off Jon Lester by the 4th. Give James Shields the lead and then get through the first six innings. Then use the Royals formula that includes Herrera, Davis and Holland out of the bullpen. Get on base, run on Lester. […]

UConn to dedicate Jasper Howard memorial on Nov. 1

The UConn football player known by the nickname “Jazz” will forever be memorialized by a statue that will be dedicated Sat., Nov. 1. And in a wonderful gesture, the person who pushed the fund raising project over the top was former UConn coach Randy Edsall. UConn announced Tuesday that fund raising for the memorial in […]

UConn basketball notebook

UConn has announced that the Alumni Association will honor the men’s and women’s basketball national champions with “An Evening With Champions” on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Conn. Tickets are $85 per person and table sponsorships are available. Former UConn star Rebecca Lobo will host the event. Here’s […]

Fall feels good again – especially in Kansas City

The Fall Classic is right around the corner. You can feel it in the air. You can see it on the calendar. It’s Sept. 28, the final day of baseball’s regular season for 2014. Cool, bring-your-jacket games are upon us – even if the thermometer passes 80 degrees today in Connecticut. The leaves are changing […]

NCAA’s Dan Gavitt reacts to John Toner’s death

  When former UConn athletic director John Toner passed away on Tuesday, I spoke to Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun, who was hired by Toner. I found several of Calhoun’s comments interesting and enlightening. This one really stuck out because I had so much respect for  the late Dave Gavitt, the man who approached […]

Talking UConn football, John Toner’s legacy tonight on SMCRadio.com

It’s Thursday night, so that means a new episode of College Countdown with Ken Davis will air from 8-9 p.m. ET. Please listen in live, either on SMCRadio.com or with the TuneIn app on your mobile device.  Of course, everyone is invited to call in and join any discussion, ask questions, make a statement – […]

“When John Toner spoke, people listened”

Sports notables across the nation continue to react to news that former UConn athletic director John Toner passed away Tuesday morning at his home in Georgia. Toner, 91, was football coach at UConn before being named athletic director. He hired Geno Auriemma, Jim Calhoun, led UConn into the Big East, and held several leadership roles […]

Coach Cal’s Cats No. 1, UConn No. 16 in Blue Ribbon Yearbook

The Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook released its men’s preseason Top 25 on Wednesday and the UConn Huskies come in at No. 16. The defending national champions from Storrs are the highest  ranked team from t Kentucky is Blue Ribbon’s choice for preseason No. 1. John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats are followed by Arizona, Wisconsin, North […]

Toner’s touch still on display in Storrs

STORRS – Reminders of John Toner’s influence on the University of Connecticut can still be found on a tour through the campus in Storrs. Start with Gampel Pavilion, the silver, domed arena that dominates the skyline. Walk from one end of campus to the other, making note of the new buildings and renovations that have […]