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New coach Kevin Ollie is Connecticut’s Optimist-in-Chief during the program’s trying times

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NEW YORK, N.Y.—When Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright received a text from teammate DeAndre Daniels telling him that the longtime coach of their program, Jim Calhoun, had decided to retire, Boatright was in disbelief. “I thought he was kidding. We were just shocked,” Boatright recalled to at Big East media day. “Since he hurt his [more]

Glen Miller promoted to associate head coach as UConn restructures staff

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With the move from Jim Calhoun to Kevin Ollie some reshuffling of the coaching staff at Connecticut was expected, and the school made those changes official on Friday afternoon. Glenn Miller, who was an assistant on last year’s staff, was promoted to associate head coach while Karl Hobbs moves from director of basketball administration to [more]

Debate!: Who you got? Lute Olson or Jim Calhoun

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In 2008, Lute Olson retired from coaching at the ripe old age of 74, having spent the past 25 years taking Arizona from a West Coast afterthought and turning them into a national championship program that was a mainstay in the top 25 through the majority of his tenure. Just four years later, Jim Calhoun [more]

Gathering some of the many reactions to Jim Calhoun’s retirement on the internet

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One of the most interesting aspects of a sports figure’s retirement are the reactions of fans and media alike. With Jim Calhoun ending a coaching career that’s spanned four decades, there’s no shortage of opinions in regards to a run that resulted in 873 victories and three national titles. But what makes the reactions to [more]

UConn will never reach Calhoun’s level of success, and that’s OK


On Wednesday afternoon, I was chatting with a friend of mine that happens to be a UConn fan about the future of the Big East with Notre Dame basketball headed to the ACC. He asked me, semi-jokingly, “When does UConn get labeled a mid-major again?” My response? “When Jim Calhoun finally retires.” Well … that [more]

Are Nick Faust and DeAndre Daniels ready for starring roles?


Your typical list of breakout players for the 2012-13 college hoops season usually looks something like this. Or it goes player-by-player. It’s guys like James Michael McAdoo, B.J. Young, Michael Carter-Williams or Wayne Blackshear. So it’s nice when you see a list like this that tries to spotlight the players who aren’t quite obvious picks. [more]