Boatright wasn’t going out on a missed free throw

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Cincinnati Bearcats could not have realized it at the moment, but the free throw UConn’s Ryan Boatright missed with 25.5 seconds remaining Friday was a very bad thing for them. It would be inaccurate to say it was the worst thing. The worst thing was Boatright’s step-back 3-point shot with :0.2 […]

AAC Notebook: Jones resigns as SMU football coach

June Jones resigned Monday as football coach at SMU, citing personal reasons. SMU was off to an 0-2 start, losing 43-6 to NorthTexas last week after opening the season with a loss at Baylor. The Mustangs were scoreless for the first seven quarters of the season and have been outscored 88-6 heading into an off […]

AAC announces 2014-15 conference pairings in men’s hoops

UConn’s home conference schedule for men’s basketball in the 2014-15 season will include UCF, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane, and Tulsa, the American Athletic Conference announced Wednesday. With Louisville leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference, Rutgers leaving for the Big Ten, and the addition of East Carolina, Tulane, and Tulsa in 2014, membership […]

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 […]

Kilpatrick out to prove a point against UConn, Napier

Emotion will certainly be running high Friday night when UConn plays Cincinnati in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference championship tournament. It’s always that way when the Huskies and Bearcats get together because the games are physical and it will be a major upset if the game isn’t tightly officiated. But the word out […]

UConn football to play seven home games in 2014

Bob Diaco’s debut as Connecticut football coach will come Friday, Aug. 29 at Rentschler Field against BYU. The 8 p.m. game will be televised by ESPN and is the first of three consecutive non-conference home games to start the season for the Huskies. The 2014 football schedule was released Tuesday by the American Athletic Conference. […]

Napier one of three unanimous All-AAC first team picks

If you were awaiting the announcement of the American Athletic Conference all-conference teams for a clue to the Player of the Year race, forget about it. UConn guard Shabazz Napier, Louisville guard Russ Smith and Cincinnati guard Sean Kilpatrick were all unanimous choices on the first team announced by the conference Tuesday. Louisville forward Montrezl […]