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.
Calipari and his Kentucky juggernaut will face Kansas for the national championship on Monday night.
Connecticut basketball fans lined up four and five deep at spots Sunday to catch a glimpse of UConn’s men’s basketball team as they paraded through downtown to celebrate the program’s third national title.
Just five days after leading the Huskies to the NCAA basketball championship for the third time, the Boston native said Saturday he hasn’t decided whether to come back for a 26th season.
Thousands of UConn students stormed the court at Gampel Pavilion on Monday night as if the Huskies had just won the NCAA championship at home. They then streamed out of the arena onto Stadium and Hillside Roads for a street party that lasted into the early morning.
Newark is the new kid on the block in this year’s NCAA Tournament, a scrappy underdog looking to compete with the big boys. Mayor Cory Booker joined WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Tuesday to pump his constituency up for the Sweet 16.