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June 15, 2009 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun left a hospital yesterday, a day after breaking five ribs in a bicycle accident. Calhoun, 67, biked at least 16 miles after hitting a pothole and falling during Saturday's annual 50-mile Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride. He completed the ride but collapsed while talking to friends near the finish line in Simsbury, Conn. He was taken to the UConn Medical Center in Farmington, where he was treated for his injuries and dehydration. Maureen McGuire, a hospital spokeswoman, said Calhoun told her he hit a pothole and fell with about 16 miles to go in the ride, which began and ended in Simsbury, winding its way through northwestern Connecticut and part of southwest Massachusetts.
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March 21, 1998 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jim Calhoun could sense the question coming, and the Connecticut coach verbally swatted it out of the air, as annoyed as if a fly had been buzzing around his nose. Calhoun has enjoyed much success as a coach - 270 wins in 12 seasons with the Huskies, 520 victories overall - but, despite having led UConn to five previous Sweet 16 appearances in the 1990s, has never been to a Final Four So when asked if a Huskies win over top-seeded North Carolina today at Greensboro Coliseum for a spot in next weekend's Final Four in San Antonio would be a dream fulfilled, Calhoun grimaced and said, "I'm not part of the equation.
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October 29, 1998 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At least Jim Calhoun didn't try to duck the issue. Make that the issues, as in the college basketball preseason publications that tout Connecticut as the No. 1 or No. 2 team in the land. Calhoun, the coach of the Huskies, knows that his team for the new season is good. It returns all five starters, including Big East Conference player of the year Richard Hamilton, from a team that went 32-5 and lost in the NCAA East Regional final to North Carolina. At the same time, there is pressure.
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March 20, 1999 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jim Calhoun has to get his 30-2 Connecticut Huskies ready for underdog Gonzaga, a team with nothing to lose in today's West Regional final. Calhoun believes he knows what his once-obscure opponents are thinking. He once took lightly regarded Northeastern to NCAA games against Oklahoma, Illinois and Villanova. Motivation, Calhoun said, will not be a problem for the 28-6 Bulldogs. "Jake Voskuhl, who averaged six points this year, had more publicity than the entire Gonzaga team because he had an injured foot," Calhoun said before his top-seeded Huskies practiced yesterday at America West Arena.
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March 20, 2006 | By Ashley Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He looked, at the time, like a man in total control. Jim Calhoun gathered his Connecticut players, and encouraged them to lean forward, so they could better hear what he was about to say. Only 18.7 seconds remained in the Huskies' game against Kentucky yesterday, and UConn had just allowed wiry Wildcats forward Bobby Perry to rebound a teammate's miss and score a layup, cutting the Connecticut lead to a precious two points. With his players close enough that they could smell his chewing gum, Calhoun slammed his palm onto the grease board he was holding, dislodging a pen from its cap and sending both flying into the stands.
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October 28, 1999 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One year ago, basketball coach Jim Calhoun appeared at Big East Conference media day and tried to temper expectations that his Connecticut Huskies would win the national championship, or make the NCAA Final Four at the very least. Twelve months and one national championship later, Calhoun returned to the preseason gathering yesterday and tried to tell anyone who would listen that things have yet to come together between his six veteran players and six youngsters "who haven't played one second for us. " Nice try. "There aren't many teams in the country that are as deep as Connecticut," St. John's coach Mike Jarvis said.
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November 10, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Jim Boeheim became the eighth Division I coach to reach 800 wins with milestone coming as Syracuse (1-0) defeated visiting Albany, 75-43 last night in the 2K Sports Classic. Boeheim, 65, got his first victory, 75-48 over Harvard on Nov. 26, 1976. Bob Knight leads the career list with 902 victories. Only Mike Krzyzewski (833), Jim Calhoun (804) and Boeheim are active among the eight who reached 800. In other games: At North Carolina, Deon Thompson had 20 points to help No. 6 North Carolina (1-0)
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December 31, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
The last time Connecticut and Northeastern played each other, UConn was undefeated, Jim Calhoun was coaching Northeastern, Reggie Lewis was playing and the Boston school won, 90-73. Last night, the Calhoun-coached UConn was undefeated and his opponent was Dave Leitao, a former UConn assistant and player under Calhoun at Northeastern. This time, No. 8 Connecticut dominated in an 88-70 victory in Hartford. "About everything I know about coaching comes from him," Leitao said.
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May 8, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun, coming off a year marred by health problems, an NCAA investigation and a disappointing performance on the court, signed a 5-year, $13 million contract, the school announced yesterday. He will be paid $2 million retroactive to last season and $2.3 million next season and could remain at UConn another 8 years. Calhoun missed seven games in January with an undisclosed medical condition. The Huskies (18-16) lost to Virginia Tech in the second round of the NIT. Other off-the-court issues had prompted questions about Calhoun's future, including an investigation into the recruitment of former player Nate Miles.
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May 9, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
CONNECTICUT athletic director Warde Manuel said Monday he has no plans to name Kevin Ollie or anyone else as a coach-in-waiting for the men's basketball program. Coach Jim Calhoun , who turns 70 this month, is expected to return next season, but has not made his final plans public. Manuel said he is operating under the assumption that the Hall of Fame coach will be back, noting that Calhoun has two years left on his contract. He would not disclose the conversations he and Calhoun have had about the future of the program, but said the plans don't currently include naming a successor while Calhoun is still coaching.
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April 9, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
ARLINGTON, Texas - On senior night, Kevin Ollie made a promise to the Connecticut fans. He would bring his team back in April with a banner. The Huskies promptly lost their next game at Louisville, 81-48. They lost to the Cardinals again in the American championship game. They never lost again. Starting with a survival game against Saint Joseph's on the first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament, the seventh-seeded Huskies kept playing better and showing different dimensions game to game, upsetting Villanova, Iowa State, Michigan State, Florida and, finally, last night at AT&T Stadium, mighty Kentucky, 60-54, to win the program's fourth national title, all since 1999.
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March 23, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
BUFFALO - It has probably been more than two decades, give or take a season, since the best player on the University of Connecticut's basketball team was a senior. That says something about the impatient nature of big-time college basketball - always willing to trade tomorrow's stability for the short-term fix of today's elite prep players - and it says something about UConn's ability under Jim Calhoun to successfully fish those waters. The streak is over, however, and that says something much more about Shabazz Napier, the 6-foot-1 senior point guard who led the Huskies in points, rebounds, and assists and was named the American Athletic Conference's first-ever player of the year.
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March 21, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
BUFFALO - Kevin Ollie, coach of the Connecticut Huskies, played three brief stints with the 76ers during a 13-year NBA career in which all of his stints around the league were relatively brief. There were an awful lot of them, though. He played with 11 franchises, and it seemed there was always a place that wanted him for his influence in the locker room and on the court. "Class. Class personified," said St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli, whose Hawks meet up with Ollie's UConn team Thursday in the NCAA opener for both schools.
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February 13, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
KEVIN OLLIE is, if nothing else, a survivor. How else do you describe someone who, after starting his career in the CBA, spent all or part of 13 seasons in the NBA with 12 different teams? I mean, has anyone ever had more 10-day contracts? The Connecticut point guard spent more time with the Sixers (1999-2001, 2004-08) than any other franchise. So Philadelphia will always remain a large part of him. Especially the indelible run to the Finals with Allen Iverson. "My time there was special," Ollie recalled recently.
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September 15, 2012 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
To the early Big East list of coaching characters - Louie and Rollie, Big John and Sour Jim - one more was added. It was as if the Big East Conference realized it needed a crazy and fearless Boston Irishman to complete the cast. Jim Calhoun may have been the craziest. I'm looking at a typical game photo, Calhoun screaming at one of his guys, three inches away, mouth wide, eyebrows arched, all creased and craggy and explosive. (Soundtrack easily imagined). The player is standing expressionless, and a teammate is walking behind them, paying no mind.
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September 13, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
UNIVERSITY OF Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun is expected to announce his retirement at a news conference Thursday, the school confirmed. Calhoun, who coached the Huskies to three national titles, will be replaced by assistant coach Kevin Ollie, sources said. Terms of Calhoun's exit and Ollie's deal were not finalized Wednesday. Calhoun, 70, won 873 games in 40 years as a head coach, first at Northeastern and the last 26 years at UConn, where he put four teams in the Final Four, winning national titles in 1999, 2004 and 2011.
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May 9, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
CONNECTICUT athletic director Warde Manuel said Monday he has no plans to name Kevin Ollie or anyone else as a coach-in-waiting for the men's basketball program. Coach Jim Calhoun , who turns 70 this month, is expected to return next season, but has not made his final plans public. Manuel said he is operating under the assumption that the Hall of Fame coach will be back, noting that Calhoun has two years left on his contract. He would not disclose the conversations he and Calhoun have had about the future of the program, but said the plans don't currently include naming a successor while Calhoun is still coaching.
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October 13, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
JIM CALHOUN, longtime coach at defending national champion Connecticut, said he hopes the Huskies to remain in the Big East. The Hall of Fame coach, speaking to reporters during his team's annual 3.4-mile "Husky Run" around campus, said the school has worked for 32 years to build itself into a national sports power, and needs to find the right conference fit. But, he said he is "pro Big East," and hopes that is where UConn lands. Calhoun said even after Syracuse and Pittsburgh leave, the league still will have nine basketball programs that made the NCAA Tournament a season ago, and in his opinion is a stronger basketball conference than the ACC. "My thing is that I'm never, ever, to this day, never, ever will be anti-Big East," Calhoun said.
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April 5, 2011
HOUSTON - It was a game for the record book but not the video library, as Connecticut won the national basketball championship Monday night with a nearly unwatchable 53-41 victory over Butler. At least the ending wasn't as painfully close for the losers as was last year's attempt at the title for the mid-major Bulldogs. It wasn't one missed shot that cost them the championship, but a raft of them. Butler scored just 19 points in the second half and went more than seven minutes between field goals as UConn took control of the game for good.
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March 28, 2011 | Associated Press
ANAHEIM - Jim Calhoun missed Connecticut's First Night season-opening event last October because he was in Indianapolis defending his embattled program against an NCAA investigation. But the 68-year-old coach isn't missing another action-packed minute of the improbably sunny ending to a season that started under such a cloud. After winning nine postseason tournament games in a thrilling 19-day stretch, Calhoun's tireless Huskies are preparing for the Final Four in Houston. Scoring sensation Kemba Walker and his teammates punched their tickets by winning the West Regional on Saturday with a 65-63 victory over Arizona.
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