Joe D’s Notebook

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JOE D’S NOTEBOOK August 10th

No football here, even though the Huskies continue to diligently prepare for the 2014 opener on August 29th against Brigham Young. More football later in the week.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–08/10/2014

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JOE D’S NOTEBOOK July 31, 2014

And just like that, we’re back. After taking the spring and summer off from the notebook, it’s time to crank it back up again as football season is just 29 days away.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–07/30/2014

Kentucky 54 v UConn 60

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK 2014 Championship Edition

The first visit to the Lone Star State was a Texas Mis-Step. The losses to Houston and SMU in the first week of conference play . But in April, on college basketball’s biggest stage, it was a Texas Two Step that resulted in a Big Dance that will last a lifetime as the UConn men won an improbable fourth National Championship.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–04/09/2014

UConn 63 v Florida 53

JOE D’S NOTEBOOK April 7th, 2014

Hours away from the last game of the college basketball season and for the fourth time, it will involve the UConn Huskies. Tonight at AT&T Stadium,it’s UConn and Kentucky for the National Championship in a scenario that seemed totally unlikely for either team four weeks ago.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–04/07/2014


ARLINGTON,TX 4/6/14- And now there are two. And one of them is UConn. Unbelievable…or not so unbelievable. It’s the day before the National Championship game and the Huskies will be here at AT&T Stadium shortly […]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–04/06/2014


ARLINGTON, TX 4/4/14 The public practices and pre game press conferences are over. The hype is almost over.Now, we are ready for basketball. And just after 6 pm Eastern time on Saturday, UConn and Florida […]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–04/04/2014

Andrew Harrison #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats poses with the trophy after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 75 to 72. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)


SUNDAY NIGHT, MARCH 30- Use any descriptive adjective to refer to what the UConn men have done in the past 48 hours at Madison Square Garden and it will still be an understatement of what […]

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–03/30/2014

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The time for talk has ended. Tonight at 7:27, the pre game analysis will be rendered as useless as mock drafts and five day forecasts. When UConn and Iowa State take the floor at Madison Square Garden, one team will be headed to the Elite Eight and one to the off season.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–03/28/2014

Shabazz Napier,Lasan Kromah (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)


Just listened to Jim Calhoun and Kevin Ollie with Mike Francesa on our sister station WFAN. Admit it Husky Nation, isn’t it great to have the men still alive and kicking on March 26th.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–03/26/2014

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JOE D’S NOTEBOOK March 21st 2014

Post season basketball is unlike figure skating or three meter diving. There are no style points, no one cares how you win, only if you win.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–03/21/2014


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