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  1. Calhoun fidgeting but happy in retirement

    Eamonn Brennan

    Retirement never seemed like it would fit Jim Calhoun. He struggled against it, or seemed to, for years. He was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2008, 2009 and 2010, Calhoun had variously serious health problems -- from treatment f...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  2. UConn racking up talent once more

    Eamonn Brennan

    The successes of Jim Calhoun's later years -- namely that third national title -- not only sealed his legacy but obscured the fact that the past five years of Huskies basketball have not been vintage, at least when it comes to talent. Calhoun built h...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  3. At chaotic UConn, Ollie deserves more

    Eamonn Brennan

    You can understand why Warde Manuel couldn't take the leap. The UConn athletic director was new to his job, too. His flagship inheritance -- UConn basketball -- was suddenly struggling, not only from the departure of monolithic former coach Jim Ca...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  4. Jim Calhoun to make broadcast debut

    Eamonn Brennan

    I have a date with the radio Friday night. OK, maybe not an actual radio, per se. I don't own one of those. But I do own a computer, and I will be frantically searching the Internet for a web stream of the UConn Radio Network Friday evening. Why? ...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  5. Napier giving leadership another shot

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last season's UConn team was disappointing in ways that go deeper than wins and losses. Despite coming off a national title, it was a young team, devoid of its star and do-everything leader Kemba Walker, so there were always going to be some growi...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  6. Boeheim: Calhoun's career unmatched

    Eamonn Brennan

    Jim Boeheim knows a thing or two about Jim Calhoun. The two have coached against each other for three decades in the Big East. They were inducted into the Hall of Fame in the same year, at the same ceremony, in 2004. They're both old school East Coas...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  7. UK uses Final Four floor in locker room

    Eamonn Brennan

    With all the big news of the week -- first Notre Dame's move to the ACC, then Jim Calhoun's retirement at Connecticut, and even the dismissal of Butler guard Crishawn Hopkins -- a fun story out of Lexington, Ky., managed to slip under the blog's rada...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  8. Calhoun 'can't, won't' get away from game

    Eamonn Brennan

    Legendary Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun bid a fond farewell to the basketball program he's built from the ground up in the past 26 years, but he -- as well as UConn athletic director Warde Manuel and new coach Kevin Ollie -- made it clear that farewe...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  9. Watch Jim Calhoun's news conference here

    Eamonn Brennan

    Because the Internet is a truly wonderful thing, you do not need to find a television to watch Jim Calhoun's retirement news conference this afternoon. You do not need to sneak out to "lunch" to a bar like it's the World Cup. Indeed, when Calhoun off...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  10. Top 10 moments of the Jim Calhoun era

    Eamonn Brennan

    After 26 years, three national titles and 873 total career wins, Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun is, at long last, calling it a day. There have been a few times in the past few seasons when it made sense for Calhoun to retire, when folks like your h...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  11. Jim Calhoun set to announce retirement

    Eamonn Brennan

    After various reports throughout Wednesday evening hinted that Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun was nearing retirement, ESPN.com's Andy Katz confirmed that Calhoun is set to announce the end of his career during a Thursday press conference. Stay tune...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  12. Is Jim Calhoun inching toward retirement?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the past five years, the career plans of one coach have received more scrutiny than any other. That coach is Jim Calhoun. His program is Connecticut. At each point along the way -- through down years and recruiting lapses, health issues and biking...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  13. Jim Calhoun will ride again

    Eamonn Brennan

    The good news? Jim Calhoun's hip surgery -- necessitated by a fall Calhoun suffered while riding his bike, the second such injury in three years -- went well. On Monday, a UConn spokesman told the Associated Press that Calhoun's injury did not req...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  14. Jim Calhouns bike causes another injury

    Eamonn Brennan

    Jim Calhoun is 70 years old. Calhoun is also, well, Calhoun, the same man who in the past five years alone has faced and overcome a handful of serious health issues, from carcinoma to prostate cancer to spinal stenosis, all the while ignoring intimat...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  15. Afternoon links: The teenage AAU broker

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Afternoon Links are back, and they are exactly what they say they are. Some days will bring more links than others. This is the offseason, after all. If you have a link you'd like included, your best bet is to hit me on Twitter. You can also emai...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  16. Connecticut defections piling up

    Eamonn Brennan

    A few weeks ago, Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun reacted to news of his team's 2012-13 Academic Progress Rate-inflicted postseason ban with positive vibes. "There's no question [the regular season] would become a heck of a lot more important to us,"...

    Blog | April 23, 2012