SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Sept. 9, 2005) - One of the most historic moments in the history of University of Connecticut athletics took place from Sept. 8-10 as men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The weekend began Thursday night with a Hall of Fame Reunion Dinner and continued with the Enshrinement Ceremony on Friday. The Induction Ceremony took place on Saturday morning and Calhoun was honored at the halftime of the UConn vs. Liberty football game.
Jim Calhoun was honored at halftime of the UConn vs. Liberty football game on Saturday afternoon.
At halftime of the football game, Calhoun was presented his Hall of Fame jersey by UConn Director of Athletics Jeff Hathaway and Hall of Fame President and CEO John Doleva.
The Class of 2005 received their Hall of Fame Rings at Saturday's Induction Ceremony.
Coach Calhoun is joined by his wife Pat and emcee Bob Picozzi at Saturday morning's Induction Ceremony.
UConn coach Jim Calhoun and former Husky Ray Allen at Friday night's ceremony.
Jim Calhoun gestures to New England basketball legend Bob Cousy, who presented Calhoun at Friday night's enshrinement ceremony.
Jim Calhoun is presented with his blazer as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame at a press conference Friday morning.
The five people named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for 2005 pose for a picture following the presentation of their Hall of Fame blazers. From left are: Hortencia Marcari, of Brazil; Pokey Chapman, who accepted for the late Sue Gunter; Jim Calhoun, Hubie Brown, former player and coach, now a braodcaster; and Jim Boeheim of fellow BIG EAST member Syracuse.
UConn men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun gazes into a ring of honor on Friday morning where his likeness is soon to be as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Jim Calhoun speaks at the Basketball Hall of Fame press conference on Friday morning as he and his fellow inductees were presented with their Hall of Fame blazers.
Photos by Associated Press and Steve Slade