UConn’s Response to NCAA Forthcoming

Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant quoted me in his excellent article “Experts Describe How UConn Might Answer NCAA” which appeared in Sunday’s paper.  The article covered UConn’s response to the NCAA’s notice of allegations arising from UConn’s recruitment of Nate Miles.  Here are a few excerpts: …UConn’s stance will soon be public knowledge. The program has until […]

Jim Calhoun Receives Public Service Award from CBA

The Connecticut Bar Association honored UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun last week by awarding him the 2010 Distinguished Public Service Award.  Although Calhoun is best known for building the UConn basketball program into a national power, he has made significant contributions to Connecticut charities.  Here are some the highlights of Coach Calhoun’s charitable work: In 1998, […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Calhoun’s Unsigned Contract Stories concerning Jim Calhoun’s medical leave of absence from the UConn basketball team mentioned that he has yet to sign the contract extension that was nearly complete in December 2009. Although this may appear unusual, it reminded me of Robert Romano’s article Coaches – How Hard Is It to Sign a Multi-Million Dollar Contract?: […]

Jim Calhoun Will Return to Coach UConn

Jim Calhoun, UConn’s Hall of Fame basketball coach, will return to coach the Huskies next season.  In a statement, Calhoun announced his return: It is my full intention to return for the 2009-10 season…I look forward to coaching next season and to continuing as the head coach at Connecticut into the future. In many ways, […]

Monday Sports Briefs: UConn Basketball Edition

The UConn men’s basketball team, in advancing to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament, did its best to remove the accusations of NCAA violations from the front of the sports page.  Nevertheless, the alleged NCAA violations continue to be explored. Paul Doyle of The Hartford Courant examines how UConn’s administration and oversight of its […]

Calhoun Responds to Allegations of NCAA Violations

In this ESPN.com video, UConn coach Jim Calhoun discusses the allegations of NCAA violations reported by Yahoo! Sports.

Jim Calhoun and the Flutie Effect

This week UConn’s Jim Calhoun became only the seventh coach in Division I basketball history to win 800 games.  Nevertheless, people around the state, and the country, continue to discuss Coach Calhoun’s clash with a reporter during a post-game press conference last Saturday night.  In fact, some members of the Connecticut General Assembly have demanded […]

Old-School Calhoun Worth Every Penny

By now, you’ve probably seen clips of Jim Calhoun’s press conference following the Huskies’ victory over South Florida on Saturday night.  Freelance reporter Ken Krayeske decided to grill Coach Calhoun about his status as the highest paid state employee in these tough economic times.  Coach Calhoun acquitted himself well, handled the reporter and added some of his […]