• My Scores
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • NCAA BB
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Super Bowl 50

Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Get the latest Super Bowl news >>

Stream The Game Live
See The Matchup
Home of Super Bowl 50
Where to Watch Game Preview Full Coverage

UConn announces September tribute event for Jim Calhoun

By Matt Norlander | Staff Writer

Jim Calhoun won 618 games as head coach of the Huskies from 1986-2012. (USATSI)
Jim Calhoun won 618 games as head coach of the Huskies from 1986-2012. (USATSI)

Jim Calhoun will get a day all to himself, an event specifically dedicated to him.

Over the weekend, the University of Connecticut announced that, on Sept. 22, it will host "Heart Of A Champion: A Tribute To Jim Calhoun" at Gampel Pavilion, the school's on-campus arena where the Huskies play and Calhoun won the lion's share of his games.

"The event will pay tribute to Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun and his indelible mark on the UConn community and the entire state of Connecticut during his time as men's basketball coach from 1986-2012," according to the release.

Expect many special speakers there, like a number of big-name former UConn players who learned under Calhoun. The event takes place on a Sunday, and it's in the fall, so school will be in session. I'd guess the event will sell out or come really close to it.

The proceeds from the $125 ticket price goes toward The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at the UConn Health Center -- and toward helping build the new practice facility that's slowly but surely getting erected adjacent to Gampel.

Calhoun, 71, retired in September of 2012. He won three national titles and 866 games in his career at Northeastern and UConn.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

Latest Video

February 6, 2016
February 5, 2016
Akron wins over Central Michigan 92-87
(2:23)
February 5, 2016
Louisville self-imposes 2016 postseason ban
(1:49)
February 5, 2016
Rick Pitino talks 2016 postseason ban
(1:53)

Latest

Most Popular

2016 NCAA Tournament
Final Four