Jim Calhoun

Shabazz Napier (L) and Ryan Boatright of the UConn Huskies react after a play against the Michigan State Spartans during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Final Four: UConn Star Napier Trying To Shed Walker’s Shadow

Shabazz Napier can shoot, drive and dish, hit big shots, pick off passes, carry a team down the stretch of a game and a season. Sounds an awful lot like another recent UConn star: Kemba Walker.

04/04/2014

Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Michigan State Spartans to win the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn Guard Shabazz Napier: ‘We Motivated Ourself With The Sanctions’

“We motivated ourself with the sanctions,” guard Shabazz Napier said. “We were motivated with people doubting us and it worked out well.”

04/03/2014

Former Connecticut Huskies head coach Jim Calhoun hugs head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies after they defeated the Michigan State Spartans to win the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn’s Jim Calhoun, Geno Auriemma Are There For Kevin Ollie

Hall of Famers Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma have won 11 national championships between them, and Ollie counts both among his friends and close advisers.

04/01/2014

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NCAA Tournament Back At Madison Square Garden

Friday night, Virginia meets Michigan State and Connecticut faces Iowa State in the East Regional semifinals.

03/28/2014

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Rothstein Files: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook

Friday night at Pauley Pavilion was one of the better moments we’ve seen in recent memory in Westwood as UCLA stormed back from a late nine-point deficit.

12/31/2012

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UConn Gives Head Coach Kevin Ollie 5-Year Extension

Connecticut has given men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie a five-year contract extension.

12/29/2012

Rep. Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon (credit: Murphy Campaign, McMahon Campaign)

Conn. Sec’y Of The State Concerned About Turnout As McMahon Faces Murphy

Nearly 2.1 million people are registered to vote, with more than 100,000 citizens becoming new voters since early September.

11/06/2012

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Rothstein Files: Five Observations From UConn

Monday was the first time I took in a practice at Gampel Pavilion when Jim Calhoun wasn’t the head mens basketball coach at UConn.

10/16/2012

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26 Years And Three NCAA Titles Later, UConn Coach Jim Calhoun Retires

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.

09/13/2012

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Rothstein: Calhoun Era Over, But Obstacles Remain In Ollie’s Way

The Jim Calhoun era is over. Assistant Kevin Ollie will be the head coach for UConn during the upcoming season but wasn’t granted the three-year deal he desired, according to multiple sources.

09/13/2012

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AP: Legendary UConn Coach Jim Calhoun To Announce Retirement Thursday

Calhoun led the UConn program from obscurity to three national championships, but has struggled recently with health issues, including a fractured hip last month that has forced him to come to work on crutches.

09/12/2012

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Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball

Temple is now in prime position to challenge for yet another Atlantic 10 title after the Owls officially added Boston University big man Jake O’Brien as a transfer this past week.

08/10/2012

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Calhoun’s Hip Surgery Likely Won’t Stop Him From A Return To Coaching

Jim Calhoun’s hip fracture could be a factor at the start of his 41st season on the bench, but likely would not prevent him from a return to coaching, a prominent orthopedic surgeon said Monday.

08/06/2012

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UConn Head Coach Calhoun Resting After Hip Surgery

UConn coach Jim Calhoun has undergone successful surgery to repair a left hip fracture from a bicycle accident.

08/06/2012

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Rothstein Files: Calhoun Facing Uncharted Territory At UConn

By Jon Rothstein » More Columns Jim Calhoun has won three national championships and has a place in Basketball’s Hall of Fame. He’s a coaching deity whose built UConn into a national power and virtual factory […]

07/02/2012

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