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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]

Former UConn forward Rudy Gay to play in Jim Calhoun charity game, receive Role Model award

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Rudy Gay will be among the former Connecticut players in town for Jim Calhoun’s charity game this upcoming week, but he will also be getting another honor, according to Dom Amore of the Hartford Courant. Gay is set to receive the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce’s “Role Model of the Year” award for his work [more]

Wisconsin picks up its second 2013 commit in shooting guard Riley Dearring

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Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan picked up his second commitment in the 2013 class on Thursday morning, as Minnetonka (MN) native Riley Dearring verbally committed to the school. Dearring, who stands at 6-5, averaged 14.5 points per game for Minnetonka High School last season and also held offers from Illinois State and Drake. According to [more]

Is Jim Calhoun more likeable if he watches American Idol?

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Thursday was Jim Calhoun’s 70th birthday, and, as Dan Martin laid out for you, things haven’t exactly been great from Calhoun since he turned 69. John Calipari is Public Enemy No. 1 when it comes to college basketball coaches, but few would argue if you put Calhoun second on that list. Not only are his [more]

Dallas owner Mark Cuban weighs in on NBA draft age limit debate

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The debate about the NBA draft age restriction seems to be the flavor of the week, as far as hot arguments go, and now Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has chimed in. Whereas David Stern wants the league to add another year to the already existing “one-and-done” rule that the NBA has in place, Cuban [more]