The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
A person familiar with the situation says that Connecticut men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun is retiring and plans to announce his decision on Thursday.
The NCAA’s new academic requirements could give new meaning to the madness of March. On Wednesday, three-time national champion Connecticut and nine other men’s basketball teams were banned from the NCAA tournament because of poor Academic Progress Rate scores.
The San Diego Chargers have drafted Connecticut defensive end Kendall Reyes in the second round,
D.J. Shoemate and Johnny McEntee have crossed the United States to fulfill the football dream they shared with each other when they were children in southern California.
Connecticut’s Kemba Walker has announced he will enter the NBA draft.
Butler couldn’t stay in it until the end this time, and television ratings were down for the national championship game.
Kemba Walker scored 16 points and Connecticut beat Butler 53-41 on Monday night to give Jim Calhoun his third national championship, something only four other coaches have done.
Kemba Walker scored 20 points, freshman Jeremy Lamb added 19 and Connecticut earned its second Final Four berth in three years, beating Arizona 65-63 Saturday to win the West regional.
Alex Tyus scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as Florida beat BYU 83-74 in overtime Thursday night, chasing Jimmer Fredette and the Cougars out of the NCAA tournament.
Kemba Walker scored 22 of his 36 points in another dynamic second-half performance, and Connecticut moved to the brink of its fourth trip to the Final Four with a 74-67 victory over San Diego State in the West regional semifinals Thursday night.
San Diego State battles UCONN, with Duke and Arizona to follow at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
Connecticut flew clear across the continent for the next round of the NCAA tournament. San Diego State hopped in a bus and drove 90 minutes up the interstate.
Connecticut tailback D.J. Shoemate still wears his 2009 Rose Bowl championship ring.
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