Jim Calhoun Is Gone And UCONN Basketball May Follow Him Out The Door

The state of Connecticut's highest paid employee announced his retirement on Wednesday: The press and other members of the college basketball world greeted Jim Calhoun's retirement from UCONN basketball (after 26 years and national championships in 1999, 2004 and 2011) with, mostly, a predictable whitewash of his… » 9/15/12 9:00am 9/15/12 9:00am

The NCAA Is Making An Example Of UConn Basketball

The NCAA needs to throw out a few numbers every once in a while to make it look like it's serious about the "student" half of the free labor it loves to describe as "student-athletes." For a while, the NCAA would publish graduation rates in accordance with financial aid-related legislation. Then the NCAA developed its own… » 6/21/12 4:55pm 6/21/12 4:55pm

Geno Auriemma, Mr. Women's Basketball

"Does this look like the office of a fucking egomaniac?" He makes a sweeping gesture with his arm. A coach's office. Small, cluttered. Papers strewn across his desk, the papers inked with symbols in odd patterns, like ancient hieroglyphics, waiting for future generations to decode them. X's and O's, dotted lines, arrows. … » 3/22/12 1:30pm 3/22/12 1:30pm

UConn's Season Encapsulated: Jeremy Lamb Blows A Dunk At The Buzzer…

UConn operated with a certain air of jack-assery this season, and there's really no better example than how that season ended, as UConn stole the ball from Iowa State (which was just running out the clock in the accepted manner of sportsmanship) and Jeremy Lamb botched a windmill dunk. Your reigning champs will reign… » 3/16/12 12:01am 3/16/12 12:01am