UConn, Georgetown to renew basketball rivalry

Good news today for fans of the old Big East basketball conference. UConn and Georgetown have announced the renewal of their rivalry in a home-and-home series the next two seasons. Georgetown is scheduled to come to Connecticut on Jan. 23, 2016, with the Huskies visiting the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., to play the Hoyas on […]

Kentucky No. 1 in FoxSports preseason power rankings

It’s time for the return of the College Basketball Power Rankings on FOXSports.com. College basketball coaches have been back in their classrooms for a few weeks now, getting ready for the 2014-15 season. Kevin Ollie, who became the hottest name in coaching after leading Connecticut to the national championship in 2014, has a new group […]

Manning takes leave of absence from CFP

The College Football Playoff has announced that Archie Manning will take a leave of absence from the selection committee for the rest of the 2014 season.Here are the details from the press release: “Manning said he would undergo surgery next month to help relieve discomfort he is experiencing while walking and moving around. He will be […]

UConn No. 15 in coaches’ preseason poll

The UConn men’s basketball program has moved back into the arena of perennial respect. Despite losing Shabazz Napier, DeAndre Daniels and Niels Giffey from the team that marched through the NCA tournament last season and wnn the national championship, the Huskies are back and picked to be a Sweet 16 tam in 2014-15. The Huskies […]

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 […]