Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Calhoun feeling better

After leaving Tuesday night's game with about 14 1/2 minutes remaining due to exhaustion, Jim Calhoun was back in his office this afternoon for about three hours and is feeling much better. The Huskies didn't practice today.

Calhoun had attended the wake and funeral of an in-law on Sunday and Monday and missed those two days of practice. The stress from that situation, coupled with a lack of sleep, some dehydration and light-headedness and the fact that it was "really hot in the gym," according to associate coach George Blaney, all got the best of Calhoun.

In what has to be an "Only at UConn" stat, the sports information department released a list of the 18 games Calhoun has missed or left the bench due to illness over the past 22 years. Here they are:

1. Dec. 23, 1990 vs. Fairfield (HCC) W 94-70 Flu-like symptoms, chest pain
2. Feb. 22, 1993 vs. Maine (HCC) W, 108-72 Food-related
3. Jan. 29, 1994 at Pittsburgh W, 88-67 pneumonia symptoms
4. Feb. 1, 1994 at Syracuse L, 108-95 pneumonia symptoms
5. Nov. 24, 1998 vs. Hartford (HCC) W, 95-58 intestinal virus
6. March 11, 1999 vs. UT-San Antonio W, 91-66 intestinal virus
7. Jan. 3, 2000 vs. Sacred Heart (HCC) W, 83-56 stomach cramps
8. Feb. 3, 2001 vs. Virginia Tech (GP) W, 85-72 light-headedness, flu-like symptoms
9. Feb. 5, 2002 vs. Providence (HCC) W, 67-56 food-related
10. Feb. 5, 2003 vs. Virginia Tech L, 95-74 prostate surgery
11. Feb. 8, 2003 at Providence W, 84-68 prostate surgery
12. Feb. 10, 2003 vs. Syracuse (HCC) W, 75-61 prostate surgery
13. Feb. 15, 2003 at Villanova L, 79-70 prostate surgery
14. Feb. 19, 2003 vs. Rutgers (HCC) W, 87-70 prostate surgery
15. March 20, 2004 vs. DePaul (left and returned) W, 72-55 flu-like symptoms
16. Jan. 16, 2006 at Syracuse W, 88-80 dehydration
17. Jan. 13, 2007 at St. John's (MSG) (left and returned) W, 68-59 flu-like symptoms
18. Jan. 8, 2008 vs. St. John's W, 81-65 dehydration, light-headedness, fatigue

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