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  • American Athletic Conference basketball tournament headed to Hartford

    American Athletic Conference basketball tournament headed to Hartford
    The American Athletic Conference basketball tournament is headed to Hartford, Conn. The American scheduled a teleconference for Monday afternoon to announce the site. Chris Lawrence, the general manager of Hartford's XL Center, and Andy Bessette, a...
  • UConn, Villanova Prepare For Old-Time Big East Slugfest

    UConn, Villanova Prepare For Old-Time Big East Slugfest
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — UConn and Villanova are no longer in the same conference, but they are not strangers. They know exactly what to expect from each other in the NCAA Tournament. "We know it's going to be a grinding, Big East-style basketball game,"...
  • NCAA Capsule: No. 7 Seed UConn vs. No. 2 Seed Villanova

    NCAA Tournament East Regional Third Round Site: First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y. Time: Saturday, about 9:45 p.m. TV: TBS (Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce) Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400, WELI-AM 960, WGCH 1490 (Joe D'Ambrosio, Wayne...
  • Preview: No. 10 Seed St. Joseph Vs. No. 7 Seed UConn

    Preview: No. 10 Seed St. Joseph Vs. No. 7 Seed UConn
    Site: First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y. Time: Thursday, 6:55 p.m. TV: TBS (Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce) Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400, WELI-AM 960, WGCH 1490 (Joe D'Ambrosio, Wayne Norman) Series history: UConn, 4-2 Last...
  • DeAndre Daniels Heeds Ollie's Advice At NBA Combine

    CHICAGO — DeAndre Daniels hopes to follow Kevin Ollie's advice and "separate himself" from the crowd of players available in the NBA draft. "He always preaches doing the small things," Daniels told the Chicago Tribune on Thursday after a day of...
  • UConn's Manuel Confident Talks With Ollie On Right Path

    UConn's Manuel Confident Talks With Ollie On Right Path
    HARTFORD — Kevin Ollie, Warde Manuel and Susan Herbst were at the XL Center on Friday to talk about the state's big coup — luring the American Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament. The event was highlighted by the unveiling of the...
  • Value Beyond Decor: $1 Million Dollar XL Center Murals Present Problem Of Preservation

    Value Beyond Decor: $1 Million Dollar XL Center Murals Present Problem Of Preservation
    The renovation of Hartford's XL Center arena presents plenty of challenges: dealing with season-ticket holders whose seats must be moved to make way for new premium boxes; ordering custom-made parts because heating and cooling systems are so old; and...
  • The Big Chill In Hartford

    The Big Chill In Hartford
    Therell Wayne "Scoop" Knight has been a Zamboni driver at the XL Center in Hartford since it was called the Civic Center, way back in 1980, when Whalers, not Wolves, plied the slippery slab. Now 57, he leads a seven-person crew and is the dean of ice...
  • Poor Design Will Hinder Hartford's Transit

    As recent research at the University of Connecticut indicates, too much surface parking is bad for downtowns. Citing Hartford as an example, the study finds that large swaths of blacktop drive down the value of surrounding property, which makes...
  • Carcillo Steps Up When It Counts

    NEW YORK — They weren't going to win Game 7 without a goal from Rick Nash. They weren't going to win without a goal from Martin St. Louis. They weren't going to win if they didn't finally, finally, finally score a power-play goal. Well, it didn't...
  • The XL Center's Future Is Everyone's Business

    The XL Center's Future Is Everyone's Business
    As sports fans, we all want the best venues. As taxpayers, few of us want to foot the bill. That's why public discussion on where our teams play isn't a luxury. It's a necessity. Unless the sugar daddy of all sugar daddies comes to the rescue, what...