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 […]

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 […]

AAC announces venues, TV plans for UConn men’s hoops schedule

The UConn men’s basketball schedule is almost complete for 2015-16. The version released Tuesday includes all but a few game times, which are still to be determined. Dates, venues and television coverage were released by the school and the American Athletic Conference. For all those interested in TV coverage, UConn will play two games, against Ohio […]

Royals have pitching issues; NCAA building a better bracket

Two of my stories were posted earlier today on the network. If you are a college basketball fan, a student of bracketology, or just want a better understanding of what the NCAA men’s basketball committee did on Monday, may I suggest reading my article on tweaking and building a better bracket on Today’ And, in […]

Kansas shocks the world, wins gold medal for USA

  Two weeks ago, the Kansas Jayhawks arrived in South Korea as a college basketball team representing the USA. They head home as gold medalists at the World University Games, quite the feat when you consider a university team beat eight other NATIONS. You can be sure there will be a party in Lawrence when […]