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 […]

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 […]

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 […]