Big East basketball refuses to be killed off

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Grigory Rasputin was a certifiable Russian weirdo and certifiable Russian badass. The mystic/royal family whisperer known as the "Mad Monk" survived stabbing, poisoning, being shot three times and beaten with a dumbbell before he was finally drowned in a frozen river at the end of 1916. And in this way, Rasputin ...

UConn, Kevin Ollie completing massive new contract

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Kevin Ollie led the UConn Huskies on an improbable run to the 2014 NCAA Tournament title and now he's about to get paid like one of the top basketball coaches in the country. Sources close to the situation claim Ollie and UConn are closing in a big new contract. Details of ...

Report: Bob Diaco hired as head coach at UConn

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Late Wednesday night news broke that Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco had been hired as the new head football coach at UConn. The 40-year-old Diaco and Connecticut reportedly reached a five-year contract that will start at $1.5 million per year. Diaco has been at Notre Dame since 2010, arriving with ...

UConn is biggest loser in realignment

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Since we're on top of the people who are on top of things, we told you earlier this week about the likelihood of the Big East's Catholic, non-FBS football playing schools breaking away and doing their own thing. Now that it's happening, it is clear that there is one school which ...

New BCS Playoff Will Have “Academic Component”

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Buried in an ESPN piece in which the commissioner of the Mountain West opines that the four-team playoff will soon expand to eight is a tidbit about some kind of "academic component" to the formula that chooses the participants in the yearly playoff. MWC Commissioner Craig Thompson actually said he ...

NCAA Final Four: Where are 2011’s Stars Now?

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The Final Four is coming up on Saturday night and there appears to be a ton of NBA talent on the rosters involved. There are lots of names we'll probably be hearing for years after this weekend's games. But last year's Final Four was special because the teams that reached the ...

Kemba Walker’s Draft Stock Is Falling

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Kemba Walker's transformation during the past year was incredible to watch. He went from a decent point guard to (arguably) the best college basketball player in the nation. Then he took his UConn team from being perceived as a fringe postseason squad to national champions while absolutely dominating the NCAA ...

NCAA Tournament Live Blog: Championship Game

Monday, April 4th, 2011

NCAA Championship Game Live Blog