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 […]

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 […]

Taking a “Leap of Faith” with

Best I can tell, there are no more “great” days in sports journalism. But today was “pretty good” for this old scribe. For the first time in two years, my original content (fancy way of saying my work) has a steady and consistent home. I wrote my first piece today for Never heard of […]

Texas newspaper picks up my feature on The Big E

    The Cleburne (Texas) Times-Review ran my feature on Elissa Walker Campbell, host of the Big E Sports Show on Yahoo! Sports Radio.            

Father’s Day Card: A daughter recalls the power of praise

As a Father’s Day present to my readers, I offer this feature story on Elissa Walker Campbell, a rising star in sports talk radio. It’s the story of her career and her future, but it’s also a story of the inspiration her father gave her at a young age. It’s the bond we should celebrate […]

Concussion management policy approved by AAC

The American Athletic Conference took a big step forward in the protection of its athletes Wednesday, adopting a new Concussion Management Policy at the league’s annual meeting in Key Biscayne, Fla. The policy, unanimously approved by the AAC athletic directors, will take effect at the start of the 2015-16 academic year, and will be applied […]

UConn records 13 perfect APR scores, including men’s hoops

The University of Connecticut men’s basketball program continues to make an impressive bounce back from the academic difficulties that resulted in a ban from postseason play in 2013. The NCAA released its latest report on Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores Wednesday and for the second consecutive year, the men’s basketball team officially recorded its second-straight […]

Talking UConn football, John Toner’s legacy tonight on

It’s Thursday night, so that means a new episode of College Countdown with Ken Davis will air from 8-9 p.m. ET. Please listen in live, either on or with the TuneIn app on your mobile device.  Of course, everyone is invited to call in and join any discussion, ask questions, make a statement – […]

“When John Toner spoke, people listened”

Sports notables across the nation continue to react to news that former UConn athletic director John Toner passed away Tuesday morning at his home in Georgia. Toner, 91, was football coach at UConn before being named athletic director. He hired Geno Auriemma, Jim Calhoun, led UConn into the Big East, and held several leadership roles […]

Toner’s touch still on display in Storrs

STORRS – Reminders of John Toner’s influence on the University of Connecticut can still be found on a tour through the campus in Storrs. Start with Gampel Pavilion, the silver, domed arena that dominates the skyline. Walk from one end of campus to the other, making note of the new buildings and renovations that have […]