We Miss You C

    It has been three years and my heart still aches. It has been three years and tears still swell in my eyes when I least expect it. Clarence Clemons died three years ago today and the music world changed, especially for fans of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Saxophonist, Bruce’s sidekick, […]

AAC headed in wrong direction with tournament change

The American Athletic Conference’s decision to hold the 2015 men’s basketball championship in Hartford is a great thing for the city, the state, the XL Center and the University of Connecticut. But moving the conference championship game from Saturday night to Sunday, as announced by the AAC on Wednesday, is a decision no one should […]

Will the Lakers be able to lure Ollie away from UConn?

Mike D’Antoni’s resignation as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night quickly thrust Kevin Ollie’s name into the rumor mill again. And this time it could make things interesting for UConn, despite Ollie’s comment last month that he would not answer a call from the NBA – “not now in my life.” Head coach […]

Thank you Mr. Canfield

When you spend so much time writing about others, it can be kind of embarrassing when someone writes about you. My longtime friend and former co-worker, Owen Canfield, wrote about me this week. And that doesn’t embarrass me one bit because there are very few people in this world that I trust and respect more […]

UConn, Louisville and AAC shown little respect

STORRS, Conn. – The pressure on the American Athletic Conference in its first season has been intense and steady. It’s not easy playing in the shadow of the Big East, especially when the old league is still playing quality basketball, still holding the conference party at Madison Square Garden and still grabbing high seeds to the […]

Just look at what Brown has done for SMU

As the Southern Methodist team bus rolled back onto the Mustangs’ campus following a road trip earlier this week, Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown seized an opportunity with the style and flair that has become characteristic of his amazing career.   “After we lost [at] Temple, our athletic director told me the students were […]

Will Diaco’s “energy buckets” be enough for UConn football?

STORRS, Conn. – UConn introduced Bob Diaco as the new football coach of the Huskies on Thursday and Diaco played the room with a question-and-answer exchange that was anything but ordinary. Diaco invoked Pavlov’s dogs to describe his passion for football. Ring the bell. Salivate. Eat. It’s doubtful we will ever see Diaco foaming at […]

Manuel ready to “ramp up” UConn coaching search

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – Don’t be surprised if there’s a new head football coach at the University of Connecticut by the end of next week. UConn athletic director Warde Manuel met with reporters before Saturday’s 45-10 victory over Memphis at Rentschler Field and said the search for Paul Pasqualoni’s successor would “ramp up” on Sunday. […]