Ollie, UConn add another transfer to hoops roster

The Year of the Transfer continues at UConn, but the latest addition to the men’s basketball program won’t be eligible to play until the 2016-17 season. Terry Larrier, a wing player from the Bronx, N.Y., who considered UConn out of high school, said Thursday he has decided to transfer to Storrs from Virginia Commonwealth. Evan […]

First AAC football championship slated for Dec. 5, 2015

The inaugural American Athletic Conference football championship has been scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at noon ET, commissioner Mike Aresco announced Thursday. The game will be televised nationally on either ABC or ESPN. Aresco also announced the protocols for determining the participants and the site of the game. Those protocolas were approved by the […]

Concussion management policy approved by AAC

The American Athletic Conference took a big step forward in the protection of its athletes Wednesday, adopting a new Concussion Management Policy at the league’s annual meeting in Key Biscayne, Fla. The policy, unanimously approved by the AAC athletic directors, will take effect at the start of the 2015-16 academic year, and will be applied […]

UConn records 13 perfect APR scores, including men’s hoops

The University of Connecticut men’s basketball program continues to make an impressive bounce back from the academic difficulties that resulted in a ban from postseason play in 2013. The NCAA released its latest report on Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores Wednesday and for the second consecutive year, the men’s basketball team officially recorded its second-straight […]

AAC announces two night games for UConn football

The American Athletic Conference announced Wednesday the start times and television networks for a number of intraconference and nonconference football games for the 2015 season. Included are two night games for the UConn Huskies. UConn’s season opener against Villanova at Rentschler Field will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. and be aired by ESPN3 and SNY. That game […]

AAC to finalize plans for football championship game at meetings

The American Athletic Conference expects to finalize the format for the leaugue’s inaugural football championship game during its annual meeting that begins Wednesday at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami, Fla. Other than that, very little news is expected out of the league meetings. The addition of Navy this fall as the 12th member of […]

KU coach Bill Self among HOF Mannie Jackson award winners

Kansas coach Bill Self has been named one of three winners of the 2015 Mannie Jackson – Basketball’s Human Spirit Award, the Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday on NBA TV. Self is joined by former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman and 14-year NBA veteran Steve Smith. The three winners will be recognized Sept. 10 at […]

UConn falls short in AAC baseball championship semis

The UConn baseball team fought to the end of the American Athletic Conference championship semifinals Saturday but left the bases loaded in the ninth inning and lost to East Carolina 4-2 at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. The loss almost certainly killed any chance of a bid to the NCAA tournament. UConn, the No. […]

Five-run rally in 8th keeps UConn alive in AAC

That old postseason magic is back at work for the UConn baseball team. The Huskies still have a lot of work ahead to match the accomplishment of the 2013 UConn team, but two consecutive elimination game victories have kept them alive in the 2015 American Athletic Conference baseball championship in Clearwater, Fla. Friday at Bright […]

UConn lands 2016 power forward Diarra

As Kevin Ollie and his staff continue to pursue players for the upcoming college basketball season, UConn received its first commitment from the Class of 2016 on Friday. Mamadou Diarra, a 6-foot-8 power forward who will play at Woodstock Academy next season, announced his decision at a press conference at the school’s library and donned […]