UConn, Providence to play charity exhibition hoops game

When hurricane season caused flooding, wind damage, electricity outages and the need for basic daily supplies, no one was thinking about college basketball. But now, as the recovery continues, NCAA teams are finding charitable methods to assist in the process. Connecticut and Providence, long time New England rivals who first played in 1928, announced Tuesday […]

Cincinnati narrowly nudges Wichita State in AAC preseason poll

PHILADELPHIA – Wichita State was the topic of the day but, in a bit of a surprise, Cincinnati emerged as the favorite to win the 2017-18 American Athletic Conference men’s basketball regular-season title in a vote of the AAC head coaches released Monday at conference media day. It was the second consecutive year that Cincinnati […]

Wichita State to begin AAC journey in Hartford

Wichita State is preparing for its first season in the American Athletic Conference and with the release of the 2017-18 men’s basketball schedule Friday, the AAC made it clear the Shockers could quickly become the league’s predominant team. That schedule will give Wichita State every opportunity to grab the spotlight as the Shockers open the […]

Bill Self feels his Kansas pride soar during Hall of Fame week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – When Bill Self had fulfilled all of his obligations with the public and the media Thursday at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, he took a few minutes to absorb the symbolism and emotion of this weekend’s enshrinement proceedings. Receiving his “Naismith orange” jacket, seeing his class ring on display, signing […]

Irma wipes home game off UConn’s football schedule

Hurricane Irma is an enormous storm bearing down on Florida, with landfall expected late Saturday or Sunday. But the first mainland victim of the Category 5 hurricane came on Thursday – miles away from the eye and in New England. Irma’s powerful winds blew a game off the University of Connecticut’s football schedule when it […]

Hurricane Irma forces change in UConn-USF kickoff

Kickoff time for Saturday’s American Athletic Conference football game between Connecticut and USF has been moved to 10:30 a.m.in anticipation of any travel plans South Florida may encounter in relation to Hurricane Irma. The game at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field was scheduled for noon. Officials from UConn, USF and the AAC reviewed […]

UConn legend Lobo misses mother more than ever

GLENDALE, Ariz. – During the Rebecca Lobo days of UConn basketball, hardly a day went by without news of her career in a Connecticut or Massachusetts newspaper. She was trending long before social media began and long before “hits” were being counting on the Internet. Her fans and worshippers knew long ago about the basic […]

Self answers critics with first-ballot election into Hall of Fame

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Charles Barkley understands how to handle critics and hecklers. The Hall of Famer once known as the Round Mound of Rebound has had his share of incidents, both on and off the basketball court. And the man who once told the world he’s not a role model, knows fans can love you […]

Houston up next as UConn continues survival game

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut guard Rodney Purvis insists he wasn’t thinking about prolonging his college basketball career, but he certainly played like a guy desperately trying to avoid the end. Purvis, a senior from Raleigh, N.C., had one of those lines in the box score that players can only dream about, scoring a career-high 30 […]

UConn receives signed letters from 20 football recruits

Wednesday was National Signing Day, a day that everyone in college football anticipates. The UConn Huskies received 20 signed letters of intent in coach Randy Edsall’s first signing day since returning to Storrs. Some of the recruits came on under previous coach Bob Diaco and the remainder were recruited under a short flourish since Edsall […]