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Gene Reilly next to Rebecca Lobo from 2004 Gold Key Dinner

Sports Commentary – Gene Reilly 1944-2014

Few names in Connecticut athletic history resonate so proudly with the athletic legacy of a family as the name Reilly.



Sports Commentary 4/15/14 Just Another Day

  JUST ANOTHER DAY ON CENTER STAGE The Connecticut basketball events of yesterday came with an interesting wrinkle and a surprise or two. It was no real surprise that the American Athletic Conference selected Hartford […]


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Sports Commentary 4/14/14 Now On Center Stage

For true golf fans, who understood the nuances of the compelling story lines on the Augusta National course on Sunday afternoon, the rewards for staying with it were many.


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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 […]


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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.