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Premium Content ECC had chance to offer real change ... and settled for opt outs?

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

They had their meeting Tuesday, the athletic directors of the Eastern Connecticut Conference did. And this is what happened: nothing.

Here is the missive sent to the local media from Stonington athletic director Bryan Morrone, the...

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Premium Content What does future hold for ECC's Evil Six?

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 10:43 am

In the absence of truth, presumption and speculation — plenty of it — have filled in the blanks recently. But the truth gets spoken today. A truth that could alter the future of high school sports in eastern Connecticut.

The 18 athletic...

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Premium Content UConn grad finds home in Yankees' radio booth

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

New York

It is 90 minutes before first pitch and all's quiet, mostly, in the Yankees' radio booth. John Sterling scribbles the lineups. Suzyn Waldman is elsewhere, busy with pregame interviews in the clubhouse. Above Sterling sits...

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Premium Content It's UConn baseball's turn to go national

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

New York

And so the UConn-palooza rolls on. Will it ever end? Neither rain nor snow (in right field Wednesday at Yankee Stadium) nor sleet (that fell early Wednesday morning) could contain its reign. It's not even basketball anymore.

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Premium Content Sun's trade of Charles was forced by a diva

 April 15, 2014; Updated: 9:24 am

Mohegan - Among the many ways to say goodbye to Tina Charles: adios, au revoir, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, do svidaniya …
But I prefer a more direct approach.

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Premium Content ESPN got it right this time

 April 14, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

And so the women's sports revolution rolls on, Nashville a whipped up version of happy history. Now the northbound odyssey to Neon Uncasville for tonight's WNBA Draft.

They're here again. You know. Them. The folks from ESPN. All the trucks...

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Premium Content Diaco ushers in spring at UConn

 April 13, 2014; Updated: 11:59 pm

East Hartford - There are dumber things in sports than pronouncing certainties from the spring football game. It's just that none come to mind at the moment. Nah. The spring football game is an ode to Bill Belichick: It...

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Premium Content Geno keeps his sport in spotlight

 April 9, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

Nashville, Tenn.

Stefanie Dolson was first, bearhugging her coach for a good 10 seconds. Next came Bria Hartley, the other senior, who cried in Geno Auriemma's arms. They love him. He loves them. This is where it begins. This is...

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Premium Content A room with some stew(ing)

 April 8, 2014; Updated: 12:34 am

Nashville, Tenn.

The room wasn't big enough for both of them. No, really. It wasn't. This was the other day at the Final Four, when fate's sinister amusement conspired with the excellence of the programs, gathering everyone in a...

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Premium Content These were different strokes from Stokes

 April 7, 2014; Updated: 12:56 am

Nashville, Tenn.
Geno Auriemma saved one of the night's biggest grins for Kiah Stokes, the often exasperating forward, who perhaps provided some foreshadowing for undefeated vs.

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Premium Content Experts remind us that the women's game is growing

 April 7, 2014; Updated: 12:47 am

Nashville, Tenn.
We are the spinners and minstrels of women's basketball here in Connecticut. We think we know more than everybody else. We think we care more than everybody else. We...

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Premium Content This 'nerd' would fit perfectly with Sun

 April 6, 2014; Updated: 12:11 pm

Nashville, Tenn.

So now as they are talking unionization for student-athletes, further polarizing the concepts of "student" and "athlete," comes this group of "nerds," as they call themselves, who totally and completely embrace the...

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Premium Content Lost in conference shuffle, UConn finds a home at Final Four

 April 5, 2014; Updated: 3:54 pm

Among the residual effects of history comes the image: Warde Manuel, UConn's mountainous athletic director, as Peter Pan. Manuel, a hulking man, looks more like a bouncer. Or the lineman he was at Michigan. And yet most of this week, he...

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Premium Content There is no YES on Metrocast, but subscribers have a choice

 April 3, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Memo to all the nice folks who have called and e-mailed recently about the Metrocast/YES Network flap that's denying Metrocast customers the chance to watch the Yankees:

Remember what a wise man (or woman) once said: Do not complain about...

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Premium Content Manuel's earning his 'rock star' status

 April 2, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Lincoln, Neb.
Reports surfaced earlier this week that UConn athletic director Warde Manuel was set to discuss a contract extension with Kevin Ollie. Manuel said Monday night after the...

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Premium Content These folks in Lincoln know how to do things right

 April 1, 2014; Updated: 12:34 am

Lincoln, Neb.

There are even ushers in the parking garages near Pinnacle Bank Arena. They smile. They hold doors for patrons. They ask how your day is going. Sort of makes you smirk, especially if you've ever experienced those...

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Premium Content KML is keeping the art of shooting alive

 March 31, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

Lincoln, Neb.

The public address announcer at Pinnacle Bank Arena mispronounced her name during starting lineups Saturday, drawing a few smirks from the UConn women's bench. Nobody ever gets it right outside of Connecticut. And many...

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Premium Content It's a great time to be in Storrs

 March 30, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Lincoln, Neb.

This just in: The only school in the country with basketball teams of both genders still breathing amid The Madness resides in Storrs, Conn. Makes you wonder: Could this possibly help UConn during the next bout with...

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Premium Content Stewie is coming of age

 March 29, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Lincoln, Neb.

She came bounding out of practice Friday, down the tunnel and through the curtain at Pinnacle Bank Arena. This is Stewie. Happy. Giddy. Dare we even suggest innocent?

This is Stewie. The same kid who exited the...

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Premium Content Nasser's plan has turned into a hall of an idea for Fitch athletes

 March 27, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Groton

It began as an innocent conversation. Patron Bernie Nasser and owner Peter Gianacoplos at Par Four in Groton, the eatery at Shennecossett Golf Course, the town's nerve center for quality conversation. Two old friends,...

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Premium Content UConn coaches have discovered their easy chairs

 March 26, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Storrs
The public perception of the UConn athletic department reeks of desperation, whose only elixir is to be delivered from Elba, otherwise known as the American Athletic Conference.

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Premium Content More eyes focused on H.S. sports

 March 25, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

High school sports are going old school on us - happily, merrily - before our eyes. Old school. You know. The days old-timers beckon, days when they recall the bleachers full and townies standing five deep. Days that may or may not have really...

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Premium Content A tale of two women

 March 24, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Mohegan

And now they get their own place inside Conway Gym, where history gets told through an ocean of iconic green banners. The history had always been about the boys and all the football, basketball and baseball teams in the...

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Premium Content Geno, Muffet won't be having lunch together

 March 23, 2014; Updated: 12:55 am

Storrs - It was an innocent question, if there is such a thing when Geno Auriemma is on his game, something about UConn being such a prohibitive favorite in the NCAA tournament.
"I...

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Premium Content Can we talk, Matt? Not without permission from the Mets

 March 21, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

News item: Matt Harvey and the Mets will arrive at a "mutual decision, likely within a week or so," the New York Daily News reported, as to whether Harvey will rehab from Tommy John surgery in New York around his teammates or in Port St. Lucie,...

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