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Jim Calhoun on the End of the Big East: “We Have Been, in the Last 15 Years, the Dominant League in the Country.”

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

This time of year is special for many northeastern college basketball fans because it marks the week of the Big East tournament. Some of the biggest powerhouses in college basketball duke it out for conference bragging rights. Well, now with most of the major powers in the Big East moving ...

Connecticut Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun Retires

Friday, September 14th, 2012

When Jim Calhoun took over as the head men's basketball coach at Connecticut in 1986, he did so with the mentality that the Huskies should have been better than they were. During his 26-year stint, he certainly proved that to be true, winning three national championships before retiring Thursday with ...

Jim Boeheim On Jim Calhoun Retiring: “It’s the best building job in college basketball history. He’s an underrated program builder/coach.”

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Jim Calhoun has decided to retire from coaching. The Huskies head coach took over at UConn in 1986. The accomplishments speak for themselves: his teams have made 18 trips to the NCAA Tournament, and Calhoun has collected three national titles in his 26 years at the school. Jim Boeheim has been ...

Missouri Tigers May Once Again Be One of the Nation’s Top Teams Thanks to Alex Oriakhi’s Transfer

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

It appeared there could be some questions about just where Missouri would stand on the college basketball front next year. The Tigers wrapped up a 30-win season and a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament, but were upset in their first game of the Big Dance. The team was ...

Jim Calhoun: “I would like to play Kentucky. If we keep our minds on Iowa State let’s play to get to Saturday.”

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

It's been an inconsistent season to say the very least for the Connecticut Huskies. The defending national champions have played without head coach Jim Calhoun during part of the season due to illness, but despite it all UConn received an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament with a 20-13 overall ...

NBA Lockout: Kemba Walker, Other Rookies Continue the Waiting Game

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Kemba Walker knows what it feels like to be a lottery pick in the NBA Draft. To play a game, or even sign a contract? He hasn't had the chance to go through those opportunities yet as the world sits and waits for the NBA to end its lockout. Walker says ...

Charles Barkley: “I hate young kids coming to the NBA, because that’s not what the draft is for.”

Monday, June 27th, 2011

You don't think we'd let the 2011 NBA Draft come and go without checking in with Charles Barkley to see what he had to say did you? Of course not. Sir Charles is typically pure gold in his reactions and assessment to the NBA's major developments, and not just because ...

As 2011 NBA Draft Inches Closer, Kemba Walker Continues to Fly Somewhat Under the Radar Despite Championship Pedigree

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Most of the talk surrounding the 2011 NBA Draft revolves around who will be the number one pick.  Will it be Arizona's Derrick Williams or Duke's Kyrie Irving? Derrick Williams was a flat out stud in the NCAA tournament, while Kyrie Irving was hurt for most of the season in ...

Connecticut Completes Unfathomable Postseason Run With National Championship

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

When it came to the postseason, just about every step that Connecticut made took most people by surprise. Sure, they had a Player of the Year candidate in Kemba Walker and could make some noise in the Big East tournament, but they weren't supposed to win it all. When the Huskies ...

Shabazz Napier “The speech that Coach [Calhoun] made at halftime before the second half that just pushed us to the limit.”

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

It sure wasn't the prettiest National Championship game played for the Men's Division I NCAA title and it might have even been the ugliest game ever played on the sports biggest stage, but the UConn Huskies took home their third title in the school's history. Jim Calhoun became the oldest ...