UConn vs. Michigan State finalized

UConn will open the 2012-13 campaign against Michigan State in the inaugural Armed Forces Classic, a series of games to be played at overseas military bases. The game will be televised Friday, Nov. 9,

UConn’s 2012-13 schedule

UConn as eight games on ESPN/ESPN2 and none on CBS. Check the schedule below: NOVEMBER Thu 1 AIC (exhibition) Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Conn. 7:00 pm Sun 4 UMass-Lowell (exhibition) XL Center,

The ConnCast: Calhoun’s retirement, Ollie’s future

Before we get into this week’s ConnCast, a few items of note: *UConn’s top 2013 commit, Kentan Facey, told Hearst Connecticut that he will “honor the commitment with coach Ollie as head coach.” His

Notes/Quotes from Gampel: “The first step to being special is believing that you’re special.”

There were so many memorable moments and quotes at Jim Calhoun’s retirement press conference Thursday. Here are the ones that stuck (at least to me): JIM CALHOUN: “The first step to being special is

Jim Calhoun tribute video

The UConn athletic department posted this tribute video to retiring coach Jim Calhoun:

Jim Calhoun’s ‘This is Sportscenter’ commercial

Always game for an inspiration speech, Jim Calhoun delivered one — sort of — to a group of Sportscenter anchors as part of a 2010 “This is Sportscenter” commercial. Notice one of the anchors

Is Kevin Ollie the right guy?

Before the 2 p.m. news conference at Gampel Pavillion in which Jim Calhoun will announce his retirement, UConn administrators have announced Huskies assistant Kevin Ollie will take over — for now.

How state papers covered Jim Calhoun retirement news

Unsurprisingly, Jim Calhoun’s expected retirement announcement dominated the front pages of state newspapers, nearly all of which have covered the Hall of Fame coach in one way or another for more