UConn Coach Kevin Ollie Flips His Shit After Uncalled Foul

UConn coach Kevin Ollie was pissed when the officiating crew missed a rather obvious foul by Louisville's Wayne Blackshear on Niels Giffey during Saturday's game. Even though Ollie's anger was justified, he was quickly hit with two technical fouls and ejected from the game. » 1/19/14 11:30am 1/19/14 11:30am

Why Is Geno Auriemma Tapping Baylor Coach Kim Mulkey's Ass In This…

The Associated Press last night put 18 photos from the Baylor-UConn women's basketball game in its image archive. One of them is the photo you see to the right (click to enlarge), which moved on the wire with the following explanation-free caption: » 2/19/13 3:00pm 2/19/13 3:00pm

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… » 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,… » 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… » 3/16/12 12:01am 3/16/12 12:01am

Roscoe Smith's Attempt At A Buzzer-Beater Was The Worst Since Roscoe…

UConn's Roscoe Smith, famed for this ludicrously early buzzer-beater last season, let another ball go near the end—but not at the end—of the first half in the Huskies' 8-9 matchup against Iowa State in Louisville. It wasn't as ridiculous as his attempt against Texas, but it was close. [TBS] » 3/15/12 10:44pm 3/15/12 10:44pm

Shabazz Napier Downed Villanova With This Buzzer-Beating 30-Footer In…

After a game marked by ineptitude by both teams (especially in the waning moments of regulation) UConn guard Shabazz Napier shocked the home Villanova crowd with this extra-long-range game-winning three-pointer. The best part, of course, is that it gave us an "ONIONS!" from Bill Raftery. [ESPN] » 2/20/12 9:36pm 2/20/12 9:36pm

Today In Well-Intentioned But Terribly Misguided Promotions

Depression is a serious problem, but tying the fight against it to a Wednesday night football game involving two teams from the Big East probably isn't the most ideal marketing strategy. [via @PantherLair] » 10/26/11 11:00am 10/26/11 11:00am

UConn: The Unappreciated Cinderella

All the talk yesterday was about Butler's Cinderella run to its second consecutive NCAA final, and much of the talk afterward was how disappointing it was to see the Bulldogs fall short again, and in such hideous fashion. » 4/05/11 3:50pm 4/05/11 3:50pm

Here's The Angry Letter That UConn Donor Wrote Demanding His Money Back

Robert G. Burton didn't want Paul Pasqualoni. He wanted Steve Addazio. As a result, he's taking his money and going home. Here's what he wrote to Connecticut AD Jeff Hathaway. » 1/25/11 4:50pm 1/25/11 4:50pm

Last Night's Winner: The Business Of Boosting (UPDATE)

A major donor to the UConn football program wants his money back, all $3 million of it, because he didn't get enough say in hiring the new head coach. This is how your booster sausage is made, people. » 1/25/11 11:00am 1/25/11 11:00am

Stanford Fan Should've Read His Sign Aloud Before Bringing It To The…

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 12/31/10 10:00am 12/31/10 10:00am

UConn, espnW, And The Welcome New Stupidity In Women's Sports

This month's coverage of UConn's win streak, and the record the Huskies may or may not have set, presented a new — but refreshingly familiar — storyline for women's sports coverage. » 12/27/10 4:30pm 12/27/10 4:30pm

IHavePrettyFrontPages

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 12/22/10 9:55am 12/22/10 9:55am

Weekend Winner: 70 Football Schools Not Named Temple

First, let me establish my homer credentials: I am a proud graduate of Temple University, class of '06. Now, my opinion on Temple getting shafted for a bowl game: I'm pretty OK with it. » 12/06/10 10:30am 12/06/10 10:30am

How Pat Summitt Ruined The Best Thing About Women's Basketball

For girls of the late 1990s and early 2000s, UConn-Tennessee was very often the only game that mattered — the ponytail Super Bowl. Then Pat Summitt screwed it all up. Emma Carmichael explains. » 12/02/10 4:05pm 12/02/10 4:05pm

The Blake Griffin Poster Has Arrived

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 11/24/10 10:00am 11/24/10 10:00am