Saturday, May 18, 2013
From staff and news services
NEW YORK - Connecticut men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun is retiring and plans to announce his decision on 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 UConn program from obscurity to three national championships, but has struggled recently with health issues, including a fractured hip last month that has forced him to come to work on crutches.
The 70-year-old Calhoun won 873 games in 40 years as a head coach, first at Northeastern and the last 26 years at UConn, and put four teams in the Final Four, winning national titles in 1999, 2004 and 2011.
Calhoun, who was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005, is a three-time cancer survivor and missed eight games last season while suffering from a painful spinal condition.
BOWDOIN 3, BATES 0: Kiersten Turner had a goal and an assist, and the Polar Bears (3-0, 2-0 NESCAC) remained unscored upon as they beat the Bobcats (0-2, 0-2) at Brunswick.
Molly Popolizio and Amanda Kinneston also scored. Bridget McCarthy and Louise Johnson combined on four saves in the shutout.
ST. JOSEPH'S 1, HUSSON 0: Doe Leckie scored with 10 seconds remaining in the second overtime to give the Monks (3-0) a win over the Eagles (0-6) at Standish.
Jaci Lorenzen made three saves for her second shutout. St. Joseph's has yet to allow a goal this season.
BATES 1, THOMAS 0: Polly Merck buried a shot from outside the circle to pace the Bobcats (1-1) over the Terriers (0-3) at Waterville.
Lexie Carter led the team with a game-high 11 shots.
UNE 2, SAINT JOSEPH'S 0: Erin Bibber and Hannah Warren scored as the Nor'easters (2-2) blanked the Monks (3-1) at Biddeford.
Kaitlyn Warren made a pair of saves in the win.
BOWDOIN 4, HUSSON 0:Cathleen Smith scored two goals and an assist, and Rachel Kennedy had two goals as the Polar Bears (2-0) handled the Eagles (2-4) at Bangor.
Brooke Phinney helped with an assist.
Bowdoin held a 32-3 edge in shots and a 17-3 advantage in penalty corners.
SOUTHERN MAINE 4, UM-FARMINGTON 2: Rachel Trafton scored the go-ahead goal as the Huskies (4-1) pulled away from the Beavers (0-2) at Gorham.
Stephanie Lomasney, Ariel Kaplan and Peyton Dostie also scored.
Lily Barry chipped in two goals for Farmington.
HUSSON 3, COLBY 0: James Crockford had a goal and an assist to help the Eagles (3-2) down the Mules (0-1-1) at Bangor.
Vinny Visconti and Brian Loiselle also scored for Husson. Mason Smith stopped four shots for the shutout.
UNE 3, UM-FARMINGTON 0: Kyle McGlone, Matthew Christie and Jeremy Hill provided goals for the Nor'easters (3-2) as they beat the Beavers (1-2) at Biddeford.