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  • On The Fly: Big Eats Tournament - Joey Chestnut, Gluttony At Foxwoods

    On The Fly: Big Eats Tournament - Joey Chestnut, Gluttony At Foxwoods
    You think your Thanksgiving Day table is a competition of gluttony? Head to Foxwoods the Saturday before the holiday to witness the professionals attack a turkey. None other than Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, the world's No. 1 ranked competitive eater, will...
  • 5 UConn Men's Lessons Learned: Missing Identity But It'll Come

    5 UConn Men's Lessons Learned: Missing Identity But It'll Come
    Every game is a learning experience, for those who play and those that watch. In the aftermath of UConn's 68-59 win over Assumption in the Huskies' second exhibition game, Sunday afternoon at the XL Center, here's what we learned: Identity A Work In...
  • 3 UConn Women's Lessons Learned: Be Careful What You Pack

    3 UConn Women's Lessons Learned: Be Careful What You Pack
    Every game is a learning experience, for those who play and those that watch. In the aftermath of UConn's 117-44 win over Post in the Huskies' second exhibition game, Sunday afternoon at the XL Center, here's what we learned: Not Quite A Shoe-in:...
  • On The Fly

    On The Fly
    The Jets won. They jumped out to a 17-0 lead against the Steelers and put together a surprising 20-13 victory to end an eight-game losing streak. Michael Vick, who became the first NFL quarterback to surpass 6,000 career rushing yards with 51 in the game,...
  • UConn Hockey Team Recharges After Hectic First Month

    UConn Hockey Team Recharges After Hectic First Month
    STORRS — UConn hockey coach Mike Cavanaugh felt especially tired Sunday morning on his drive to campus. "And I started thinking back," he said. "No wonder why ..." A week ago, UConn lost the Liberty Invitational championship game to Yale in...
  • On The Fly: Looking For A Diversion From NFL?

    On The Fly: Looking For A Diversion From NFL?
    Let us assume, for a moment, and frankly this isn't a big stretch, that the Jets will lose to the Steelers and the Giants will be sliced up in Seattle. The Patriots are not playing Sunday. So what's a sports fan to do? Go local, we say. The other...
  • UConn vs. Assumption: Setting The Scene at XL

    HARTFORD – Five days away from the start of the season, and a half an hour away from the second and final exhibition game. UConn-Assumption¬† at noon, let’s set the scene. Just a smattering of folks in the XL Center right now.¬† One imagines...
  • UConn Downs Assumption In Exhibition Finale

    UConn Downs Assumption In Exhibition Finale
    HARTFORD – Ryan Boatright scored 17 points and he and his UConn teammates began clicking in the second half, and the Huskies beat Assumption 68-59 before 7,109 at the XL Center on Sunday in the final preseason tuneup. Boatright had four assists,...
  • New Faces Looking Like Veterans

    New Faces Looking Like Veterans
    HARTFORD — On a Sunday afternoon when we began to see the many possibilities of Daniel Hamilton, we saw the specific pop of Sam Cassell Jr. for a second time. Hamilton, the freshman, can fill a stat sheet. Junior, the sophomore, can fill the...
  • Auriemma Keys In On Piano, Not Retirement

    Auriemma Keys In On Piano, Not Retirement
    STORRS — Geno Auriemma says it has been an obsession of his to learn to play the piano. He has an iPad app, he says, and likes to fool around with it in his office. The UConn women's basketball coach laughs when asked if his goal is to play the...
  • Facey Vows To Be A Force On Boards For UConn

     Facey Vows To Be A Force On Boards For UConn
    STORRS — Sophomore Kentan Facey got a reward for his preseason work: a starting assignment in the exhibition opener against Southern. Now, the task is keeping it. "I just saw nine rebounds in 18 minutes," coach Kevin Ollie said, "and that's pretty...