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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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:

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Premium Content Just like old times

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

MoheganThe old days returned, if even for one afternoon here Sunday, an afternoon resplendent with summer sun. And yet 7,348 fans still thought enough of the Connecticut Sun - their summer Sun - to root on a team that had just lost...

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Premium Content I get so emotional when you call me bland

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Dear Diary:I'll never learn. I should be used to it by now. I should understand that adults were put on this earth to ruin the games kids play. I shouldn't let this stuff frost my adenoids. I know. Decaf. Yoga.But I must share this...

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Premium Content Everything's been coming up aces this summer for Dr. Carlow

 August 8, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Dr. Steven Carlow had no idea where his tee shot ended up on the sixth hole during a recent round at Great Neck Country Club in Waterford.He just felt good about his drive."My drive was headed right at the pin," Dr. Carlow...

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Premium Content All we are saying is give lax a chance

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:29 am

Mohegan - If you are too open minded, the old line goes, your brain will fall out. And yet the ultimate success of the state's newest professional sports franchise is about open-mindedness.

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Premium Content Sun weren't nearly as bad as some things

 August 6, 2014; Updated: 12:12 am

Mohegan - It stopped being about this season for the Connecticut Sun even before this game began. If Sunday's meltdown in Los Angeles - they blew a six-point lead in the last 23 seconds - didn't imperil their...

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Premium Content Waterford guys helping the league that helped them

 August 5, 2014; Updated: 12:00 am

Waterford - They are of the male gland, ages: 21, 20, 20. Home for the summer from college. Which would mean they'd spend time with a summer job stashing cash or with their feet up on the beach watching the, you...

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Premium Content Please call me Dr. I now

 August 3, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for UConn football, Chiney Ogwumike to win Rookie of the Year and for David Cone to never mention sabermetrics again on YES:• Mr. Idle, Mr. I to his close friends, has a public service...

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Premium Content Wilson has a new lease on golf, thanks to Lawrence + Memorial

 August 2, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Earl Wilson truly appreciates the simple things in life.Receiving a warm hug from his wife, Lillie.Spending time with his three children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Walking 18 holes on the golf...

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Premium Content Beck and Albertus Magnus look like a match made in heaven

 July 24, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Albertus Magnus College needed an enthusiastic, energetic and qualified person to coach the school's first golf program.Jackie Beck fits the job description, so it made perfect sense that Albertus hired her earlier this month.She...

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Premium Content Local golf notebook: Hendrickson, Vaccari part of a deep Norwich Invitational field

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Golfers are rarely satisfied after their round.There's always something to complain about.The course is too challenging.Rough is too deep.Weather is too hot."Golfers are never happy," Jerry Courville...

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Premium Content EL's has its ace ready ...and she's really good

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 2:15 pm

The ball will be in her hands come first pitch Thursday, the night East Lyme begins pursuit of the Little League baseball state championship. That's right. Her hands. Her. "The girl," as she's often referred to, as if born without another means of...

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Premium Content Sun just aren't ready to be good right now

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 2:16 am

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Premium Content Barbara Major was everyone's extra mom

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

New London - Erma Bombeck, in "When God Created Mothers," wrote this once:

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Premium Content Recruiting is on, whether you call it that or not

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

It began with Groton Superintendent of Schools Michael Graner: "Groton schools, in an era of school choice, need to be sure they're viewed as a desirable option," he said.Frank Todisco, the chairman of the Stonington Board of Education,...

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Premium Content Teaching: Baseball's lost art

 July 9, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Two things evident thus far during our latest summer of youth baseball:Youth sports continue to encourage generally reasonable people to behave like sniveling, snarling nincompoops … and nobody can hit.The former is fodder for...

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NLHS's 1994 title team celebrated a memory ... and much more

 July 8, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New LondonMemories are time you borrow, as the song lyric goes, to spend when you get to tomorrow. Funny thing about tomorrows. They arrive faithfully. And we are powerless to passing seasons, changing circumstances and life...

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