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  • AAC Tournament Primer: Focus On Guards, Hall Of Fame Coaches

    MEMPHIS — The first American Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament is here, and it caps an inaugural season of celebration. The emerging league prominently featured terrific guards and coaches. "There was a lot of talk about what it was,...
  • Capsule: No. 19 Memphis Vs. No. 21 UConn

    Site: FedEx Forum Time: Thursday, about 9 p.m. TV: ESPNU (Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke) Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400, WELI-AM 960, WGCH 1490 (Joe D'Ambrosio, Wayne Norman) Series history: UConn, 2-1 Last meeting: UConn, 86-81 (OT) at XL Center,...
  • UConn Bringing Underdog Mentality Into AAC Tournament

    MEMPHIS – The Huskies first task is a big one. Then, should they succeed, comes a bigger one. And then, well, you get the idea. "To get to where you want to go you've got to face giants, and this is one of those giants you've got to face," Shabazz...
  • Keep Legal Notices In Print

    On a day last week, readers learned that Hartford is looking for a contractor for a $2.5 million reconstruction of its Keney Park Golf Course; that Middletown is looking for preschool and day-care providers; and that bids are being sought to renovate...
  • Huskies Count Out The Tigers ... Eins, Zwei, Drei

    Huskies Count Out The Tigers ... Eins, Zwei, Drei
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There will be no more Saturday nights in March, magical nights at the corner of 33rd Street and Eighth Avenue and the intersection of Ewing and Kemba. For UConn, Syracuse and some other elite basketball schools, there will be no...
  • When Gordie Howe Signed, Hockey Became Relevant In Hartford

    When Gordie Howe Signed, Hockey Became Relevant In Hartford
    For a city starving for a sports identity, the arrival of the greatest player in the history of hockey was met with a collective gasp. Gordie Howe was 49 years old when he brought his two sons to town in 1977. The New England Whalers were a struggling...
  • Funeral For A Friend: The Day The Whalers Left Hartford

    Funeral For A Friend: The Day The Whalers Left Hartford
    The 710th and final National Hockey League game at the Civic Center in Hartford began at 1:37 on Sunday afternoon in the spring of 1997. At 4 p.m., the horn sounded and Connecticut said goodbye to major league sports. In between, 14,660 fans watched the...
  • Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over

    Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over
    The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season. Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
  • UConn's Brimah To Have Shoulder Surgery; Duke Game Close

    UConn's Brimah To Have Shoulder Surgery; Duke Game Close
    UConn's Amida Brimah will have surgery Friday to repair the torn labrum in his left shoulder, which will require a four- to five-month rehabilitation process. UConn released a statement: "While the condition was not severe enough to warrant surgery...
  • 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...
  • Priorities For The Legislature's Short Session

    Priorities For The Legislature's Short Session
    The General Assembly begins its short session Wednesday. But even if the calendar squeeze and electoral politics get in the way, there is still important legislative work to do. Sessions in even-numbered years are two months shorter than those in odd-...