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Premium Content Heisman folks have a problem

 September 22, 2014; Updated: 11:50 pm

The evidence lies in media reports from the weekend, perhaps written by the same people who vote, wondering aloud whether Jameis Winston still has a shot at the Heisman Trophy.


Premium Content UConn students indifferent about football experience at The Rent

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 11:41 pm



Premium Content Pete Young: 'Pistol' is now and forever The Stonington Bear

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

In finding the right words to celebrate a life, Aristotle is never a bad place to begin:"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them," he wrote. "For these only gave them life, those the art of living...


Premium Content This was a four-hour infomercial for what's best about CGA

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 3:55 am

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Premium Content Rivals unite for a cause

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

East LymeIt's a growing fraternity, the people of ALS. You can't help it. It tugs at your soul. It's a feeling, often not quantifiable. You just know. You see people die. Helplessly. And your emotions become connections that...


Premium Content The numbers just don't add up with this new 395 exit plan

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

News item: Interstate 395 will be the first highway in the state to comply with federal requirements for exit numbers to match mile markers, rather the current system of being numbered consecutively.Reaction to the news item:...


Premium Content Cochran created a life outside of football, too

 September 10, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

It requires seminal events sometimes to usher truths heretofore unseen. Or not realized. Truths that tell a happier story. Such is the case with Casey Cochran, whose playing career at UConn has crumbled under the weight of too many...


Premium Content You have to wonder if it's really worth it

 September 7, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

New LondonSaid this before, I'll say it again: Some of the best college football coaching in the country - the country - happens on fall Saturdays by the Thames. Just because Coast Guard Academy doesn't attract national media...


Premium Content Bergstrom survives in Great Neck finale

 September 6, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

When his marathon Great Neck Country Club men's championship match finally ended Monday, Eric Bergstrom was physically and mentally drained. He barely had energy to celebrate.It was truly a Labor Day.Bergstrom barely survived...


Premium Content Mystic's Ward, even in her latest endeavor, still all about the team

 September 4, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

MysticMargo Ward does not want this to be about her. It's the crew. The Crew. Once and forever. Note to Margo: Sorry. We're all suckers for the "local kid makes good" stuff. And when the local kids go heroic, well, we blast...


Premium Content Decision by Conn a slap in NL's face

 September 3, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

And so the school year has commenced at Connecticut College without Doug Henton, the New London kid with the acumen to gain admission but not the financial means to pay tuition.You may remember Henton's story, chronicled here a few months...


Premium Content Dr. I feels the need to vent

 August 31, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for New London to find another "doctor," Bob Diaco to stop playing musical quarterbacks and for the Patriots to beat the Giants once in a while:• Dr. Idle, Dr. I to his close friends, begins with a doozy...


Premium Content Are Diaco's measures of progress different than ours?

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 1:10 am

East Hartford – There were times Friday night, evidenced by 15 penalties and two turnovers, where it wasn’t clear Brigham Young was actually playing better football than UConn. But the Cougars sure had better...


Premium Content Consider McBryde our own

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

East HartfordHe hails from Beaver Falls, Pa. Screams football, doesn't it? Which makes B.J. McBryde's story, finding his football salvation on the mean streets of Mystic, all the more entertaining.Meet B.J. McBryde. No. 97...


Premium Content What if the pixie dust falls just right?

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 7:05 am

Theory: If the folks who assign betting lines to football games - and their perpetually blinding accuracy - were delegated more weighty endeavors, this country would be debt free. No, really. It could be an honorary commandment: Thou...


Premium Content Ken Wetmore's collection of titles (five) distinguishes him at Shennecossett GC

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:47 pm

Ken Wetmore is more comfortable playing golf than talking about his record-setting club championship accomplishment.


Premium Content If it takes a mullet to unite Husky nation, then so be it

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

We were walking down a hall the other day at the palatial Burton Family Football Complex, home of UConn football. I was talking with a friend of mine, also in the media, about potential column topics from Media Day. We both knew the answer.


Premium Content All Rainaud did on his summer vacation was win

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Adam Rainaud focuses on one simple goal in every tournament."I'm not trying to shoot a certain number and I'm not trying to win a tournament," Rainaud said. "I'm just trying to hit every shot as well as I can hit it."Mission...


Premium Content Our area just got bigger thanks to Cochran

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 2:31 pm

It was during a moment at Yankee Stadium earlier this summer that a notable New York baseball writer, whose ilk does self-importance better than Iverson did the crossover, entered my airspace. Normally, a peon such as I might as well be...


Premium Content Should they stay or should they go now?

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

MoheganPerspective, that hackneyed word in and out of sports, only comes sometimes through the wisdom borne of pain. Just ask the Connecticut Sun, whose home arena will be dark again during the playoffs. That's pain. But the wisdom...


Premium Content Dr. I does not approve of academic fraud

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 12:05 am

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for the Yankees to eclipse three runs, the Sun to win the draft lottery and for Eli to grasp the new offense:


Premium Content Officiating has become officially ridiculous

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 11:59 pm

Mohegan - An appreciable number of Connecticut Sun fans, through email, voicemail, snail mail and regular old conversations, want to know more about officiating in the WNBA. They don't understand why it's generally...


Premium Content NCAA has another gender to think about

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken's recent decision, that the NCAA violates antitrust law by preventing football and men's basketball players from being paid for use of their names, images and likenesses, was prudently narrow, addressing...


Premium Content Waterford parents are also having a summer they'll never forget

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

WaterfordAuthor Kelly Corrigan wrote this once: "If John Lennon was right that life is what happens when you're making other plans, parenthood is what happens when everything is flipped over and spilling everywhere and you can't...


Premium Content Racing, on all levels, has to make sure this can't happen again

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Until further evidence surfaces, attempts to measure intent without sufficient evidence amounts to experimental mind reading.And so while pseudo psychologists, breathless fans and other voices from the wilderness speculate about Tony...


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