| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:59 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — The horn sounded inside the oversized football stadium at 11:18 p.m. Eastern time and the underdogs embraced on the court, celebrating amid confetti and cheers.
The most improbable ending to the most improbable season unfolded...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:02 AM
A wild celebration for the University of Connecticut’s fourth men's NCAA basketball championship in the last 16 seasons has led to the arrests of at least 35 people, police said.
Most of the arrests were alcohol-related, although a few were for...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 3:11 PM
What can you do when a property owner doesn't maintain a historic building?
Some owners don't have the money or knowledge to care properly for their property. Others use neglect as a deliberate strategy for avoiding legal barriers or popular opposition....
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Last week, third-graders in Guilford gave me a spontaneous round of applause.
Why? Because the teacher introduced me as being from the University of Connecticut, where excellence in basketball has raised my profile, along with that of everyone else in...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Look elsewhere in this newspaper for expert analysis of University of Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier's remarkable skill on the court. I hail him for his candor and willingness to speak truth to power last week as he declaimed on the conditions...
| May 24, 2014
WETHERSFIELD — Thousands of people lost their lives during the American Revolution — not all of them on the battlefield.
Silas Deane fell victim to "vicious" character assassination, says Milton C. Van Vlack, author of the 2013 book,...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:43 AM
As a 2014 graduate of the University of Connecticut, a proud brother of Kappa Sigma, and a former vice president of the UConn Interfraternity Council, I can attest, quite personally, to the troubles of Greek organizations. I would argue, however, that the...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Another college commencement season has come and gone. In retrospect, these are really odd affairs. The academic regalia is medieval. The solemn processions and homilies are liturgical. The speeches are futuristic, each being a verbal launching pad for...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Eric Hathaway of Canton said bears wander into his yard occasionally to chomp on the bird feeder or plunder a trash can, but he was surprised to see one recently in the parking lot of his Junk Shop on U.S. Route 44.
"Route 44 is 100 feet away from where...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Isn't it time to rethink the relationship between higher education and Greek organizations?
Fraternities and sororities are bastions of exclusion, anachronisms in this global society. They encourage cliques and excesses, and have brought ambulances to...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Kevin Ollie has maintained all along that his heart was at UConn. Now he has a new five-year contract to remain as coach of the Huskies.
"Thank you, God, for opening up so many doors, for me to be working in Storrs," Ollie tweeted just after 2 p.m....