Jim Calhoun

Catching Up with Mark Daigneault

Catching Up with Mark Daigneault

Andre Drummond is leading the league in rebounding, Kemba Walker is on the precipice of being named All-NBA and Caron Butler and Richard Hamilton are commentating games on national TV. However, in the NBA G-League, the NBA’s minor league and development arm, another former Husky is doing his part in growing the great game and great league so many fans have come to love. 

Column: The legacy of the 1999 championship team lives on

Column: The legacy of the 1999 championship team lives on

Khalid El-Amin’s iconic celebration after UConn beat Duke in the 1999 national championship game was completely spontaneous, but given how poetic it was, one could have easily been fooled. UConn had never once made it to the Final Four and lost in the NIT just two years prior.  

Charles Okwandu: Life after UConn

Charles Okwandu: Life after UConn

After twice being denied a visa by the United States Embassy in Nigeria, Charles Okwandu landed stateside in 2007. He had nothing but a duffel bag with a shirt, a pair of pants, some underwear and a rosary. At age 21, he was leaving behind four brothers and his parents in his native Lagos, Nigeria, to pursue a better life.