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Veteran Sports Writer Speaks at Tolland Public Library

Ken Davis, who spent 20 years as a staff writer at The Hartford Courant, discussed his latest book, 'The University of Connecticut Basketball Vault.'

Former Hartford Courant reporter and nationally recognized sports journalist Ken Davis spoke about his new book on the UConn basketball program at the Tolland Public Library on Monday night.

Davis wrote 'The University of Connecticut Basketball Vault,' which chronicles the entire history of the program.

Davis shared some of his experiences covering the team, including some tidbits from interviewing former coach Jim Calhoun, starting in the mid-1980s.

"We loved him because we could all fill our notebooks after talking to him," Davis joked, adding that almost every local sports writer bought a recorder so they could listen back and accurately quote the fast-talking coach. 

Whitman Publishing printed the UConn coffeebook, as well as Davis' other work, 'The University of Kansas Basketball Vault.' The publishing group also used to print the famous 'Little Golden Books.'

Davis' lecture was part of the Tolland Public Library Foundation Year of the Young Adult initiative and the Eaton-Dimock-King Authors Series.

Visit Davis' blog for more information on his career and what he's up to now.

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