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September 12, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
Several media outlets are reporting that Connecticut basketball Coach Jim Calhoun will announce his retirement on Thursday. Calhoun, 70, has won won three NCAA titles at UConn but has been beset of late with a series of health issues and controversy surrounding his storied program. Calhoun, who has recorded 873 wins, suggested in an interview last week with SI.com that he would make a decision on his future within two weeks. Calhoun is recovering from a broken hip suffered in a bike fall.
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April 7, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas - Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison launched a last-seconds three-point shot Monday from the same spot he'd knocked two straight opponents out of the tournament. This time he didn't make it, though, and this time it didn't matter. Connecticut didn't just defeat Kentucky, 60-54, to win the NCAA title Monday night before a crowd of 79,238 at AT&T Stadium. BOX SCORE: Connecticut 60, Kentucky 54 Connecticut never trailed in the game, going wire to wire to cap a tournament run that was even more improbable than Kentucky's.
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April 10, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Connecticut men's basketball Coach Jim Calhoun said Thursday that he planned to return for a 24th season at the school. Calhoun's Huskies finished the season 31-5, losing in the national semifinals to Michigan State. Several off-the-court issues had prompted questions about Calhoun's future, including an investigation into Connecticut's recruitment of former player Nate Miles. Calhoun has acknowledged that he or his staff may have made mistakes in recruiting Miles.
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September 13, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Jim Calhoun, who led the Connecticut men's basketball team to three national titles over 26 seasons, reportedly will announce his retirement today. Calhoun, 70, has recently struggled with health problems, including a fractured hip that needed surgery. Before that injury, he fought off cancer three times and suffered a painful spinal condition last season that forced him to miss eight games. Multiple sources are reporting the coach plans to announce his retirement at a news conference scheduled for 11 a.m. Calhoun, a Hall of Fame coach, has a career record of 873-380, including 625 wins with Connecticut.
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March 30, 1999
West Regional, first round Connecticut 91, Texas San Antonio 66 Richard Hamilton scored 28 points and the Huskies went on an 31-8 run to end the first half. Coach Jim Calhoun was not at the game because of an intestinal virus. * West Regional, second round Connecticut 78, New Mexico 56 The Huskies scored the first 17 points of the game and never looked back. Hamilton and Khalid El-Amin each had 21 points.
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June 14, 2009 | Wire Reports
Connecticut men's basketball Coach Jim Calhoun was hospitalized Saturday after he collapsed after a 50-mile charity bicycle ride during which he fell and broke five ribs. Calhoun, 67, was taken to the UConn Health Center in Farmington, where he was listed in good condition. He was to be held overnight for observation and released today, said Maureen McGuire, a hospital spokeswoman.
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February 11, 1990 | JIM SHEA, HARTFORD COURANT
Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun can get ugly. He'll slap a player upside the psyche, stomp around on his ego, get in his face and under his skin. During a game, when his demeanor rivals Cujo's, Calhoun is a raging stream of consciousness. "Bad life style," he screams in response to a Murray Williams mistake. "Weight training," he spits disgustedly at strength coach Jay Hoffman.
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December 4, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Co-captain Toraino Walker of the Connecticut basketball team was suspended indefinitely for missing four consecutive practices without an excuse, Coach Jim Calhoun said.
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December 15, 2002
"It was a tale of two games. In the first half we were comatose." Jim Calhoun, after the Huskies rallied from a 25-point deficit in the second half against Massachusetts for a 59-48 victory last week. At the half, Connecticut trailed, 30-9.
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September 12, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Connecticut men's basketball Coach Jim Calhoun is retiring and plans to announce his decision Thursday, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not yet been made public. Assistant coach Kevin Ollie was expected to replace Calhoun, the person said. Calhoun led the Connecticut program from obscurity to three national championships but has struggled recently with health issues, including a fractured hip last month.
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September 12, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
Several media outlets are reporting that Connecticut basketball Coach Jim Calhoun will announce his retirement on Thursday. Calhoun, 70, has won won three NCAA titles at UConn but has been beset of late with a series of health issues and controversy surrounding his storied program. Calhoun, who has recorded 873 wins, suggested in an interview last week with SI.com that he would make a decision on his future within two weeks. Calhoun is recovering from a broken hip suffered in a bike fall.
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April 4, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
It wasn't evil versus good, it was ugly versus uglier. The first NCAA title game featuring Huskies and Bulldogs turned out to be a dog. Connecticut's 53-41 victory over Butler at Reliant Stadium on Monday night was not what most of heartland America gathered around the television to see — a teachable moment in which clean-cut wins and justice prevails. It didn't happen by a long shot — most of which were clanked. The winning team shot 34.5% and won by a landslide.
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March 30, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
No one planned for the opposite sides of this year's Final Four bracket to turn out to be allegory for good versus upheaval. No one fathomed it. Only two out of 5.9 million entrants in ESPN's NCAA tournament contest picked Connecticut, Kentucky, Butler and Virginia Commonwealth to reach the Final Four. Look, though, at these slips plucked from a hat — one black, one white. Jim Calhoun and John Calipari, the respective coaches of Connecticut and Kentucky, represent blue-state, bluegrass and blue-blood aristocracy.
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March 28, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
This Final Four could be about the father, the son and the holy-cow spirit of a 27-year-old buzzer-beater. Rolando Lamb's last-second prayer, a turnaround jumper in the first round of the 1984 NCAA tournament, propelled Virginia Commonwealth past Northeastern and a coach by the name of Jim Calhoun. Now at Connecticut, Calhoun has taken the Huskies to the Final Four with the help of his own not-so-little Lamb. Jeremy Lamb is a freshman swingman who plays Robin to Kemba Walker's Batman, joining UConnonly after Calhoun famously told Rolando Lamb — yes, that Rolando Lamb — during a recruiting call that he owed the tormented coach something: his son. If you can't beat them, enjoin them to send their sweet-shooting offspring your way. "They just always joked around and said, 'Now you have to do this because your dad did this to me,'" Jeremy Lamb said after scoring 19 points Saturday in the West Regional final during the Huskies' 65-63 victory over Arizona.
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October 8, 2010 | Wire reports
The University of Connecticut admitted its men's basketball program committed major NCAA recruiting violations and imposed its own sanctions, including two years of probation and the loss of one scholarship for the next two seasons. But the school said the evidence does not support the NCAA's allegation that Coach Jim Calhoun , who has won two national titles with the Huskies, failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance. In a report released Friday, the school acknowledged its basketball staff made telephone calls and sent text messages that broke NCAA rules, as cited by the NCAA in a May report that followed a 15-month investigation.
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December 3, 1999 | Associated Press
Connecticut Coach Jim Calhoun is asking the Connecticut State Ethics Commission to expand its rules on what kinds of advertisements and promotions he can get paid for. Calhoun's proposal would allow him to use the name of Connecticut's NCAA-winning team in ads for companies that have contracts with the university, said Alan Plofsky, executive director of the ethics commission. Ethics rules prohibit state employees from cashing in on their positions.
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January 29, 1998 | Associated Press
Connecticut reserve forward Antric Klaiber, suspended last week after his arrest on a drunken-driving charge, will be allowed to practice today and to make a case for his full reinstatement. Coach Jim Calhoun is scheduled to meet with Klaiber before today's practice and go over the guidelines every player is expected to follow. Calhoun then will determine whether Klaiber, a 6-foot-10 junior, is ready to rejoin the roster for Saturday's game against Rutgers. "I said last week . . .
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June 14, 2009 | Wire Reports
Connecticut men's basketball Coach Jim Calhoun was hospitalized Saturday after he collapsed after a 50-mile charity bicycle ride during which he fell and broke five ribs. Calhoun, 67, was taken to the UConn Health Center in Farmington, where he was listed in good condition. He was to be held overnight for observation and released today, said Maureen McGuire, a hospital spokeswoman.
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April 10, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Connecticut men's basketball Coach Jim Calhoun said Thursday that he planned to return for a 24th season at the school. Calhoun's Huskies finished the season 31-5, losing in the national semifinals to Michigan State. Several off-the-court issues had prompted questions about Calhoun's future, including an investigation into Connecticut's recruitment of former player Nate Miles. Calhoun has acknowledged that he or his staff may have made mistakes in recruiting Miles.
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