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 […]

UConn men selected for high-profile, 16-team tournament in 2017

The UConn men will participate in one of the largest regular-season tournaments in college basketball history in November 2017, it was announced Wednesday.The PK80  has been created to honor Nike-co founder Phil Knight in advance of 80th birthday. The other teams participating are Arkansas, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, […]

UConn men to open AAC schedule at home against Houston

The American Athletic Conference has completed its work on the 2016-17 men’s basketball league schedule. All the dates, times and television schedules have been finanalized and plugged into place. That allowed UConn to release its complete schedule for the upcoming season on Thursday. UConn’s non-conference schedule, highlighted by the Maui Invitational,  was released in July. […]

UConn schedule features Maui, Syracuse, Ohio State, Georgetown

UConn announced its men’s basketball non-conference schedule Thursday and, in addition to the Maui Invitational, the Huskies will face some interesting challenges. There were no surprises in the press release. Most of the matchups  had trickled out in the news over recent months. A stop in Los Angeles to play  Loyola Marymount of the West […]

Ollie’s search for new UConn assistant coach ends at Temple

It took a little longer than expected, but the UConn men’s basketball program has hired a fulltime assistant coach to fill the spot vacated when Karl Hobbs left in the spring to join the staff at Rutgers. UConn coach Kevin Ollie announced Wednesday that Dwayne Killings, an assistant at Temple since 2011, will join the […]

Huskies face uphill climb after loss to Florida

Huskies Magic has been strong for the UConn baseball team the past month. Saturday night in Gainesville, Fla., there simply wasn’t enough elixir remaining to take down No. 1 Florida. The Huskies were close. They chased Gators starter A.J. Puk, the possible No. 1 pick in next week’s MLB Draft, after five innings, rallied from […]

Huskies headed to Gator territory, but play Georgia Tech first

STORRS, Conn. – The Connecticut Huskies are headed to Gainesville, Fla., to open play in the 2016 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. Here are the basics you need to know about the tournament bracket and field of 64 teams. The Huskies, an automatic qualifier after winning the American Athletic Conference championship on Sunday, received the […]

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 […]