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 […]

UConn makes bold statement with hiring of Auburn OC

It has been written that Rhett Lashlee and Gus Malzahn have been “nearly inseparable” since 1996 when Malzahn was hired as head coach at Shiloh Christian High School in Arkansas. And when Malzahn hired Lashlee as Auburn’s offensive coordinator in December 2012, he called Lashlee his “right-hand man.” As of Wednesday night, they are now […]

Huskies head back to future with re-hiring of Edsall

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – Six years between visits to the Connecticut football family, Randy Edsall began his day Friday the way a grown child would start a trip home for the holidays. He checked out the old neighborhood. Edsall and his wife, Eileen, drove around Rentschler Field, noticing one subtle change, the renaming that has […]

UConn welcomes Edsall back with open press conference

Connecticut will welcome Randy Edsall back as head coach of the Huskies football program Friday morning at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The press conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. It is free and open to the public. It has been a surprising and eventful week in Storrs. With everyone assuming that Bob Diaco would […]

Purvis playing with a heavy heart tonight in Maui

Today was supposed to be the happy day. Maui sunshine. Surf and sand. All the glorious advantages of island life in Hawaii and basketball at the Lahaina Civic Center. UConn plays Oklahoma State Monday night in the first round of the 2016 event. UConn’s Rodney Purvis and Oklahoma State’s Tyrek Coger couldn’t wait. Just imagine […]

Thinking inside the box (score)

STORRS, Conn. _ What an amazing box score for No. 19 UConn Thursday night from a 101-55 victory over Detroit. The Huskies went on a 21-2 tear in the first half to take control of the game and after leading 48-26 at halftime, it was just a matter of watching the columns of the box […]

Ovation for a hero

STORRS, Conn. – Very cool moment at Gampel Pavilion at halftime of tonight’s UConn game vs. Detroit. The game was the opener of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, which concludes at Madison Square Garden in New York next week. UConn’s honorary captain for the game was Sgt. First Class Micah Welintukonis, a […]