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Jim Calhoun

  1. Family, pride in what’s been built keep UConn on solid ground

    Apr 4, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Less than two years ago the future was uncertain for UConn basketball. But faith and pride in what’s been built has resulted in the program rebounding and reaching the Final Four.

  2. Jim Calhoun on Boston College head coaching job: ‘I’m not interested’ (AUDIO)

    Mar 25, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT

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    Jim Calhoun said on the Mad Dog Sports Radio that he is not interested in the Boston College head coaching vacancy.

  3. Report: Jim Calhoun interested in Boston College vacancy

    Mar 21, 2014, 12:43 PM EDT

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    Calhoun retired in August of 2012 after a myriad of health complications.

  4. UConn hosting “Heart Of A Champion: A Tribute To Jim Calhoun” Sunday evening

    Sep 22, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Jim Calhoun, the coach who transformed Connecticut basketball from a decent program in New England to a true national power from 1986 – 2012, will be honored this evening. Prior to Calhoun’s coming to Connecticut, the school had reached just two NCAA Tournaments since 1967, and were hardly contenders from a national perspective. In his…

  5. Jim Calhoun still has an ‘itch’ for the game

    Sep 15, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Talk to former college athletes, and many will tell you that the biggest competitor on their team was not a player, but rather a coach — the head coach. The sport they coach and the kids they mentor are their profession and, ultimately, winning is how any coach will be judged. It has been just…

  6. UConn PG Shabazz Napier considered transferring following Jim Calhoun’s retirement

    Sep 13, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

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    Last September former UConn head coach Jim Calhoun announced his decision to retire, handing over a program he built into one of the nation’s best over to Kevin Ollie. And starting point guard Shabazz Napier was none too thrilled with the move, as the man he regarded as a “father figure” would no longer be…

  7. Boston College and Connecticut to meet in 2K Sports Classic

    Jun 16, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    There is little love lost between the Boston College and Connecticut athletic programs. When Boston College left the Big East for the ACC in 2005, then Connecticut men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun made it known he would refuse to play the Eagles as long as he was running the show in Storrs, saying: “We won’t play…

  8. Kevin Ollie has support from Jim Calhoun, why not all of UConn?

    Oct 19, 2012, 9:19 PM EDT

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    Friday afternoon, Andy Katz of ESPN was on the Connecticut campus to watch Kevin Ollie in his first year as the head coach of the Huskies. As Katz reported, Jim Calhoun sat off to the side, offering support for the Ollie and UConn. “I just think it’s good to be here and talk to Kevin…

  9. Calhoun dunks at UConn’s First Night celebration

    Oct 13, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    Jim Calhoun Retirement

    Typically, when a revered coaching genius retires, his school flounders to recover. Especially when he retires shortly before the beginning of a season. UConn will have an easier time than most, because Jim Calhoun’s hand-picked successor was already in the fold, in the guise of former Husky standout Kevin Ollie, who was hired as an…

  10. Jim Calhoun undergoes successful surgery after bike fall Saturday

    Aug 5, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

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    Jim Calhoun was forced to miss his annual alumni game Saturday night after reportedly falling off of his bike and breaking his hip, which required surgery. He successfully underwent that surgery Saturday night, the school announced Sunday, and he is resting comfortably, set to be released from the hospital in the coming days. “He’s just…

  11. Head Husky falls off his Huffy

    Aug 4, 2012, 8:04 PM EDT

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    Biking used to be my favorite form of exercise. I liked the fact that I could actually get somewhere while I was doing it. Over time, however, it started to seem more and more dangerous, and now that I live out in the countryside, miles from a bike path, I’ve given it up entirely. (OK,…

  12. Connecticut AD doesn’t have ‘any doubt’ that Jim Calhoun will return to Huskies in 12-13

    Jun 3, 2012, 11:41 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament -  UCONN v Iowa St

    There may have been a mass exodus of players and a heavy-handed strike from the NCAA in recent months at Connecticut, but a more stabilizing bit of news came from the university Sunday. According to the Hartford Courant, UConn athletic director Warde Manuel doesn’t have “any doubts” that head coach Jim Calhoun, 70, will return…

  13. Jim Calhoun: Shabazz Napier ‘is not Kemba Walker’

    Mar 7, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

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    NEW YORK–Let’s stop the noise before it starts. Shabazz Napier is not this year’s Kemba Walker. Following his team’s 71-67 overtime win over West Virginia on Wednesday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun wanted to draw a distinction between his 2011 National Championship team and his 2012 squad. “Last year and this…

  14. Calhoun ripping reporter now a campaign ad

    Oct 13, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

    Rule of thumb: Jim Calhoun video clips are entertaining. Few people know this better than freelance reporter Ken Krayeske, who was at the receiving end of a Calhoun tongue lashing last February. (Click here to see it again.) Not one to waste a good sound bite, Krayeske, a Green Party congressional candidate in Connecticut, decided…

  15. UConn's lengthy self-review missed two things

    Oct 11, 2010, 12:29 AM EDT

    Connecticut filed a 562-page response to NCAA allegations of major rules violations by Jim Calhoun’s program in an effort to show how thoroughly the school investigated itself. It conducted 60 interviews and made 350,000 phone calls and text messages during its four-year probe. But, according to the Hartford Courant, at least two items could prove…

  16. Are UConn's woes just motivation for Calhoun?

    Oct 9, 2010, 11:36 AM EDT

    Connecticut’s admission of major NCAA violations committed by its men’s basketball program produced reactions one might expect: Gloom and doom ahead for the Huskies. Calhoun’s a bumbling boss, ignorant of what happened under his nose. And outright indignation, aimed directly at Calhoun. Tony Ding/AP Tough to argue with any of those. When a program admits…

  17. Majok's focused on UConn, not the pros

    Jul 15, 2010, 9:06 PM EDT

    Ater Majok’s at Connecticut for the long haul. That’s encouraging for Jim Calhoun’s roster stability because Majok didn’t have a smooth start. The 6-10 forward – originally from Sudan, but later moved to Australia — spent his first months at UConn on the bench, waiting to see if the NCAA would clear his transcripts. Then…

  18. Allegations don't shake UConn's faith in Calhoun

    May 28, 2010, 2:12 PM EDT

      Connecticut knew this day was coming. Ever since a 2008 report regarding the violations committed in the recruitment of Nate Miles, it was only a matter of time before the NCAA officially wagged its finger at Jim Calhoun’s program. Friday was the day. The NCAA accused UConn of eight major rule violations following a…