Jim Calhoun left Connecticut the same way he coached it to three national titles — on his terms. The 70-year-old Hall of Famer announced his retirement at a 2 p.m. news conference on Thursday.
UConn coach Jim Calhoun has undergone successful surgery to repair a left hip fracture from a bicycle accident.
The Hall of Fame coach, who turns 70 in May, has been suffering for several months from spinal stenosis, a lower back condition that causes him severe pain and hampers mobility, according to the release.
Getting embarrassed by No. 1 Syracuse last week angered Seton Hall seniors Jordan Theodore and Herb Pope so much they vowed to make the Pirates’ upcoming opponents pay.
Marquette’s players have heard over and over the last couple of weeks that they needed a quality road win to enhance their NCAA tournament resume. They got it.
UConn coach Jim Calhoun will miss the No. 14 Huskies’ game vs. Marquette on Thursday night in Hartford. Calhoun will attend a memorial service for his sister-in-law who passed away on Monday.
University of Connecticut officials will spend the day trying to convince the NCAA that the school has done enough to punish itself for recruiting violations in the men’s basketball program.