Huskies headed to American title game

UConn’s 11-game win streak ended Saturday in the semifinal round of the American Athletic Conference baseball championship but, given a second chance in the double elimination tournament, the Huskies bounced back with a 5-0 victory over Memphis to advance to the championship game. UConn, the No. 3 seed, will meet fifth-seeded Houston for the AAC’s […]

UConn baseball advances to AAC semifinals

  Tim Cate’s week began with the news he had been named Rookie Pitcher of the Year in the American Athletic Conference. But as UConn baseball coach Jim Penders said Thursday night, there are no more freshmen at this point of the season. Cate, a southpaw from Manchester, Conn., proved that with a veteran performance […]

Plans being made to nominate UConn’s Rowe for HOF

The New England Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday it will take the lead role in nominating former UConn coach Donald “Dee” Rowe for 2017 induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in the category of contributor. Rowe became a New England legend at Worcester Academy before turning around the UConn program when he […]

Auriemma leaves hospital, returns home

UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma is out of the hospital and has returned home. The UConn athletic department released this statement Tuesday afternoon: “UConn head women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma returned home from the hospital on Tuesday morning. He is feeling better and enjoying some time with his family. Coach Auriemma and his family […]

President Obama calls UConn’s Auriemma – again

UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma reportedly was under the weather and couldn’t participate in the champions’ parade through Hartford Sunday. Maybe this phone call today made him feel better. Here’s the press release: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2016 Readout of the President’s Call with University […]

Rutgers reportedly plans to hire Steve Pikiell

What a week it was for Steve Pikiell, the Bristol, Conn., native who went on star for Jim Calhoun’s UConn basketball team and later served as Calhoun’s assistant coach. One week after winning his first America East tournament championship in 11 seasons at Stony Brook, Pikiell was selected to become the new head coach at […]

Huskies will learn NCAA dance partner after AAC title game

UConn seems to be well on its way to an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies have jumped on Memphis in the American championship game in Orlando. After all the tense moments and bubble talk, a 32-19 halftime lead over Memphis must feel great to the Huskies. But I honestly believe the Huskies […]

UConn gets third chance against Cincinnati in AAC tourney

The 2016 American Men’s Basketball Championship will be held March 10-13 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Here are the pairings: CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE First Round – Thursday, March 10 Game 1: 3:30pm ET ESPNU – No. 8 East Carolina vs. No. 9 USF Game 2: 6pm ET ESPNews – No. 7 UCF vs. No. […]

Auburn’s David Benedict named AD at UConn

The Univeristy of Connecticut issued a statement just after 7 p.m. Monday announcing that David Benedict, current Chief Operating Officer of the athletic department at Auburn University, has been named to replace Warde Manuel as AD at UConn. Manuel was hired last month as athletic director at his alma mater, Michigan, and will complete his […]

Central searching for someone to fill Dickenman’s shoes

When Fairleigh Dickinson plays Central Connecticut at Detrick Gymnasium Saturday, it will mark the end of a basketball era. Howie Dickenman, head coach at Central the past 20 seasons, and former top assistant at UConn has announced that he will retire after the game. After all the memories of a great career are shared and […]