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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…

04/02/2014

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.

04/01/2014

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.

03/31/2014

Will Middlebrooks, Red Sox (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 3/28/14 – Getting Behind On Opening Day

Getting behind on Opening Day… I screwed up… I not only got behind the eight ball, I got behind opening day… how could I have missed it?… Well, actually I didn’t, it sorta missed me… […]

03/28/2014

(Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Sports Commenatry 3/27/14 CAPA 3 Northwestern 0

A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago connected on a long field goal for the football players at Northwestern University yesterday when he ruled they have the right to form the nation’s first college athlete’s union.

03/27/2014

UConn women in NCAA Tournament (Bob Stowell/UConn)

Sports Commentary 3/26/2014 – Steam Rolling to Lincoln… and Beyond

There was a defining moment last night at Gampel Pavilion, a moment that defines the UCONN women’s basketball program, that defined the heart of a program that, on paper, appears to be heartless.

03/26/2014

Derek Jeter, Yankees, in Panama (Rodrigo Arangua/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 3/25/14 – The Distorted Prism of Spring

You know what they say about spring training, turn the standings upside down to get a handle on the regular season.

03/25/2014

Geno Auriemma (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 3/24/14 Tournament Time And All…

UCONN women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma isn’t a fan of campus hosts for regional games in the NCAA tournament.

03/24/2014

UConn Huskies (Elsa/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 3/21/14 – For Everything Else There’s ….

Some wins you can’t put a price on. It’s hard to overstate the importance of any post season win because margins alone at this time of year aren’t the where all and end all of how important a win may be.

03/21/2014

(Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 3/20/14 – Show Me Yours, I’ll Show You Mine (Brackets)

I said I’d show you mine, and here it is, from the inside out.

03/20/2014