Final power rankings before Selection Sunday

2014-15 College Basketball Power Rankings: Week 18 The clock is ticking as we continue the countdown to Selection Sunday. This is, without a doubt, the most intense week of the season. Some things are already in place, but so much is unknown. As the NCAA men’s basketball committee gathered in Indianapolis Wednesday to go through its […]

Boatright, Moore head all-AAC first team

The American Athletic Conference All-Conference teams were announced Tuesday and the voting of the leagues’s 11 head coaches confirmed one thing everyone already knew. UConn guard Ryan Boatright and SMU guard Nic Moore are the best players in the AAC. Boat right, a senior, and Moore, a junior, were unanimous selections.  They were joined by […]

UConn running out of NCAA tournament options

STORRS, Conn. – During his four seasons at UConn, guard Ryan Boatright never has given up on any task. He is part dreamer and part competitor. But he also is a realist. Boatright faced the media after Thursday’s 54-53 loss to Memphis. Every answer to every question started with him shaking his head. In disbelief. […]

Purvis leads UConn to slam down of SMU

CBK Story By Ken Davis, The Sports Xchange Publish Date: March 1, 2015 04:49:40 PM  UConn upsets No. 21 SMU HARTFORD, Conn. — The defending national champion Connecticut Huskies realize they have been counted out as a team with little chance of returning to the NCAA tournament. The Huskies beg to differ. On Sunday at the XL […] hoops Power Rankings reflect February Madness

2014-15 College Basketball Power Rankings: Week 16 February is already a short month, but college basketball seems more than eager to turn the page to March. And you know what that means. Madness. Crazy things are happening. Utah lost at Oregon. Kansas lost at Kansas State (Google: Storm the court). North Carolina State won at North […]

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 […]

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. […]

Change of plans for SMU vs. Rutgers

This just in from the American Athletic Conference (in case you are stuck at home on Valentine’s Day night and wanted to get a look at Larry Brown’s SMU nationally-ranked Mustangs). PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference men’s basketball game between SMU and Rutgers – originally scheduled for Feb. 13 – has been rescheduled for […]