Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma are joining an exclusive group on Wednesday.
It includes Noah Webster, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Igor Sikorsky, Jackie Robinson, Paul Newman, Kate Hepburn and others. It’s the Connecticut Hall of Fame, as administered by the Connecticut General Assembly.
All those famous folks have a connection to Connecticut, lived here for a time. Auriemma, who arrived in 1985, and Calhoun, who came a year later, have made their mark in state history and on Connecticut’s culture, and they will be honored for it together at 2 p.m. in the state Legislative Office Building. Calhoun, who led the men to three national championships, retired in September. Auriemma just led the women to their eighth championship. Word got out Tuesday that Calhoun and Auriemma will be the new inductees.
Husky Day at the State Capitol will follow next at 3 p.m., the annual visit of the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the football team to meet and greet.