Writer Roger Angell finally crosses home in Cooperstown

It was May 1978. I was just days away from completing my sophomore year of college and I was wrapping up my first full season as the University of Kansas sports correspondent for the Kansas City Star newspaper. Certain moments mark time in our travels through life and our journey down a career path. In […]

Boatright was packing NBA bags, but focus is all UConn now

Ryan Boatright was gone to the NBA – at least in his own mind. Talking openly for the first time about his decision to return for his senior season at UConn, Boatright said Friday that in the weeks immediately following the Huskies’ win in the NCAA championship game, he decided he would forgo his final […]

Purvis ready to hit ignition button for UConn

STORRS – Every July day that passes brings Rodney Purvis a little closer to his dream. He wants to be back on the basketball court, hitting shots and celebrating with the crowd. He wants to be part of a team again, and share that special bond that existed at UConn last season on the way […]

UConn’s Lenehan rewarded with scholarship

UConn coach Kevin Ollie has rewarded walk-on guard Pat Lenehan with a scholarship for the 2014-15 season. Lenehan, out of Xavier High School in Middletown, Conn., has been a walk-on with the Huskies the past two seasons and will be a senior next season. Lenehan, 6-3 and 181 pounds, is an outstanding student who recently […]

KU’s Alexander sprains ankle during workout

Kansas freshman forward Cliff Alexander, generally considered the third best basketball player in the Class of 2014, suffered a severe right ankle sprain during a workout in Lawrence about a week ago and is wearing a walking boot. Jayhawks coach Bill Self told the Lawrence Journal-World Tuesday night via text message that Alexander will have […]

Raptors may stash DeAndre Daniels in Europe

According to several published reports, former UConn forward DeAndre Daniels may be playing in Europe next season, despite the fact that the Toronto Raptors used the 37th pick overall to select Daniels in the NBA Draft last month. The Toronto Sun was first to report the speculation about Daniels’ future. “Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri […]

Top 2015 guard Jalen Adams commits to UConn

Guard Jalen Adams, considered a Top 50 recruit in the class of 2015, announced his oral commitment to UConn and coach Kevin Ollie Monday morning. “I Have Officially Decided That I Will Continue To Pursue My Dream At The University Of Connecticut And Play For Coach Kevin Ollie #Huskies,” Adams tweeted at 10:14 a.m. Adams, […]

NBA Draft notes: Allen welcomes Napier to Miami

For a brief moment Thursday night, Husky Nation and the rest of the country thought Shabazz Napier would be reunited with former teammate Kemba Walker as a member of the Charlotte Hornets. But as soon as the world learned Miami had worked a deal to grab Charlotte’s pick and put Napier into a Heat uniform, […]

Toronto fulfills DeAndre Daniels’ NBA dream

DeAndre Daniels did a lot of pacing Thursday. The former UConn forward was watching the NBA Draft with his family in Manchester. He watched the entire first round, saw teammate Shabazz Napier selected by Charlotte and then traded to Miami, but had to leave the room before the second round began. Fortunately, he has good […]

Can Napier recruit LeBron back to Miami Heat?

Shabazz Napier isn’t the first NBA draft pick to shake a commissioner’s hand wearing the hat of the wrong team. He certainly isn’t the first pick to be traded on draft night. But it is quite possible the former UConn point guard earned a special place in draft history Thursday night when the Miami Heat […]