Kevin Ollie takes over today as coach of Connecticut, succeeding his current boss and former coach at UConn, Jim Calhoun. Both were part of a combination farewell/introductory press conference today in Storrs that took listeners through his rocky beginning at Boston’s Northeastern, his drive down to his own introductory presser at UConn with the Boston Globe‘s Jackie MacMullan, and his three national titles. Those 26 years are hard to sum up, with his history with the NCAA’s infractions committee abutting his three title plaques, in one easy way. There are so many moments from that span that you’ll see a lot of top-10 lists. Read More »
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In a presentation hybridizing performance, art and sustainability, Nike released a new series of its Hyper Elite Platinum uniforms this morning, making another move in the advancement of style meeting sport. The nine teams featured will each wear the jerseys once this season, against non-Nike opponents nonetheless. Read More »
Sometimes everything clicks…
Wednesday afternoon, the UConn men’s basketball team took part in the annual Husky Run outside of the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. On this cool fall day, the atmosphere was light and relaxed. They were signing autographs, coaches and players were joking around, and former UConn stars Kemba Walker and Hasheem Thabeet were reliving their days in Storrs.
The season officially begins tonight, and the laid-back autumn days are coming to an end for the defending national champions. Read More »
Among the Dime faithful, UConn sophomore Jeremy Lamb needs no introduction. Profiled in Dime #65, Lamb was instrumental in the Huskies’ triumph as national champions in 2011. Now out from Kemba Walker‘s shadow, he is looking to go back-to-back. Get an in-depth look at his background, his talents and his hopes for the upcoming season.
When you heard Ater Majok’s name called on Draft Night, you probably wondered who he was and why the Lakers would take him at No. 58. With a basketball career that stretches from Australia to Turkey to UConn, it’s no surprise that you probably haven’t heard of him. Well Majok has arrived on the NBA scene and is ready to turn some heads. I caught up with the Lakers’ newest big man to talk about his hoops journey, balling at UConn and cartoons. Read More »
Other than Kemba Walker, UConn’s national championship this year was in large part due to the play of freshman Shabazz Napier. Averaging 7.8 points, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game in 23.8 minutes off the bench, Napier will start his sophomore season with the keys to the castle, especially after the transfer of Jamal Coombs-McDaniel. And in their absence, he’ll need to pickup a large portion of the scoring load. Something he seems just fine with. With that, check out some of highlights from the Boston Athletes United For Change Summer League at the Tobin Community Center in Roxbury, Mass.
With an NCAA Championship to his name, UConn wing Jeremy Lamb is getting greedy when it comes to the hardware. As one of 13 – soon to be 12 – members of USA Basketball’s U19 squad, Lamb has a chance to add a gold medal to his resumé in the FIBA U19 World Championship Tournament, which runs from June 30 to July 10 in Latvia. Read More »