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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]

Why UConn fans love Jim Calhoun

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The job of a sportswriter centers about one’s ability to remain — or at least appear — unbiased and impartial. Once you pick up the pen, you put down the pom-poms because, as you all know, there is no cheering in the press box. But the problem with that theory is that every single hack [more]

Jim Calhoun undergoes successful surgery after bike fall Saturday

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Jim Calhoun was forced to miss his annual alumni game Saturday night after reportedly falling off of his bike and breaking his hip, which required surgery. He successfully underwent that surgery Saturday night, the school announced Sunday, and he is resting comfortably, set to be released from the hospital in the coming days. “He’s just [more]

Louisville’s looking to Kevin Ware to step into starting role

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Louisville returns a chunk of its lineup from the 2012 Final Four team, including guards Peyton Siva, Russ Smith and Wayne Blackshear. But Rick Pitino recently said that if the season started today, sophomore Kevin Ware would get the nod at shooting guard. Yep, Kevin Ware. He wasn’t so hot as a freshman (in 20 [more]

The Morning Mix

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– Is Oklahoma State the best team in the Big-XII? Probably not, but Kansas coach Bill Self thinks the Cowboys are the best team on paper. Florida’s Billy Donovan and Gonzaga’s Mark Few were gushing about OK-State incoming freshman Marcus Smart – Recruiting rankings don’t always determine who ends up having the most successful career. [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]