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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Paradise Jam Primer

    Eamonn Brennan

    Until Connecticut's opening day victory over Michigan State in Germany, there wasn't much reason to get excited about the 2012 Paradise Jam. And even after a gutty, fired-up UConn team showed us it's not ready to wither just yet, the P-Jam (which is ...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Calhoun moves forward with retooled staff

    Eamonn Brennan

    The rise of assistant coach Kevin Ollie at Connecticut has not been under-discussed. In many ways, Ollie, a Huskies fan favorite and a longtime NBA player, has emerged as something of a front-runner to succeed Jim Calhoun at Connecticut when the icon...

    Blog | April 18, 2011