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Sports Commentary 4/11/14: Seven For the Price of Nine

The disclosure this week by ESPN baseball analyst Buster Olney that an unidentified baseball executive suggested to him that games be shortened to seven innings to accomodate the waning attention spans of Millenials was worthy of a chuckle or two.


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Sports Commentary 4/10/14 While Your Attention Was Elsewhere

  WHILE YOUR ATTENTION WAS ELSEWHERE This morning a quiz. Name two winners on the PGA Tour so far this season. I ask for two because anyone could make a lucky guess and come up […]


Geno Auriemma (Andy Lyons/Getty Imaes)

Sports Commentary 4/9/14 There Was A Time

THERE WAS A TIME There was a time. There was a time when women’s basketball was an afterthought at the University of Connecticut, a time when Tennessee, Stanford, Old Dominion, Georgia and Louisiana Tech, coached […]


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Sports Commentarty 4/8/14 Promise Made Good

  PROMISE MADE GOOD Kevin Ollie made good on his promise. On Wednesday night, March 5th, following UCONN’s final home game of the season, an emotional, hard fought win over Rutgers in the final meeting […]


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Sports Commentary 4/7/14 Basketball: The Wind Beneath

BASKETBALL:  THE WIND BENEATH FOOTBALL’S WINGS I can’t say it’s never been done before.  We’re the only ones in the country with first hand knowledge that it has.  Can’t say it isn’t an important achievement.  […]


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Sports Commentary 4/4/14 Lightning Strikes

  you know what they say about lightning strikes, times two, what the odds are…here we are, just five days, give or take a couple of games in australia, into the baseball season and we’ve […]


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Sports Commentary 4/3/14 Hope Springs In New Britain

New life brings new hope for the New Britain Rock Cats, the Eastern League affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, as former Rock Cats catcher Jeff Smith embarks on his fifth season as their manager, opening tonight at New Britain Stadium against the Richmond Flying Squirrels.


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Sports Commentary 4/2/14 Little Lady, Big Legacy

A little more than a decade and a half ago, after delivering one of a long series of commentaries about the necessity of building a facility that would allow University of Connecticut football to move up to the division 1-A level, the phone rang in my office off the newsroom…


UConn women advance to Final Four (Bob Stowell/UConn)

Sports Commentary 4/1/14 Nobody Said It Would Be Easy

Nobody ever said it would be easy. There are a number of reasons why it shouldn’t be, particularly if you’re the UCONN women’s basketball team.


UConn 60 v Michigan State 54

Sports Commentary 3/31/14 – Nothing To Be Mad About This March

A century and a quarter of Storrs Agricultural College/Connecticut Agricultural College/University of Connecticut athletics later you can put down the month of March, 2014 as the most important month in the history of UCONN athletics.