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 […]

Rubin named interim AD as UConn begins search to replace Manuel

It’s official. Warde Manuel is a Michigan man again. Manuel’s transition from University of Connecticut athletic director to AD at his alma mater began Friday morning with a press conference in Ann Arbor. Reading the reports and watching the videos, it is obvious Manuel has returned to his happy place. He is comfortable in Ann […]

Tickets on sale for UConn vs. Maryland at Jimmy V Classic

THIS JUST RELEASED: Tickets go on sale today, Friday, Oct. 16, at noon ET for the 2015 Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic Presented by Corona scheduled to be played on Tuesday, Dec. 8, with proceeds benefiting The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Four storied college basketball programs headline the Classic: No. 20 West Virginia vs. No. 4 […]

Prediction: Royals over Pirates in World Series

Hey everyone! I’ve been busy with my work for Check out my college coverage at Today’ Just wanted to post my baseball playoff predictions before it was too late: AL WILD CARD Yankees over Astros NL WILD CARD Pirates over Cubs ALDS Royals over Yankees Rangers over Blue Jays NLDS Pirates over Cardinals Mets […]

UConn gets commitment from highly-ranked power forward

Kevin Ollie and the UConn basketball coaching staff are putting together a high-quality recruiting class for 2016. Power forward Juwan Durham, a top 30 or top 50 prospect depending on the ratings service, committed to Connecticut Tuesday. He made the announcement on Twitter after visiting the campus in Storrs last weekend. Durham is the third […]