The latest round of conference musical chairs has left Connecticut once again looking for a seat.
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.
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.
Connecticut has hired Warde Manuel as its new athletic director. Manuel had been the AD at the University at Buffalo for six years.
UConn has proposed reducing the number of games it will play next season if the NCAA grants a waiver to allow the Huskies to play in the 2013 men’s basketball tournament.
UConn’s president says the school has turned the corner when it comes to the academic performance of its men’s basketball team, and has a plan in place to ensure better results in the future.
It’s time for Big East schools to “talk about the future.” The presidents of the member schools will meet this weekend, UConn President Susan Herbst said Wednesday.
Multiple officials at Connecticut say the school has not committed to staying in the Big East Conference and continues to look at other conference options.
Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun says he wants Connecticut to become part of the nation’s best basketball conference — whatever that will be.
After the ACC made a surprise move into the conference realignment shuffle, the spotlight now shifts to the struggling Big East.
Herbst, who became UConn’s president in July, issued a statement Sunday saying the departure of the two schools is a “jolt, but not a huge surprise.”
Jim Calhoun’s Huskies were one of six BCS teams sanctioned Tuesday for sub-par marks in the NCAA’s annual Academic Progress Rates report. The Huskies will lose two scholarships — and if the grades don’t get better, the Huskies’ punishment could get worse.
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