| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:56 PM
BRIDGEPORT — Sometimes you've got to knock on a few doors to see who's home. Sometimes you've got to kick a few tires to see who wants to buy and who wants to sell.
Sometimes you've just got to mix it up and see what happens.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:07 PM
STORRS — OK, first off, the all-important dancing star of the individual First Night introductions: I thought Amida Brimah might have edged Big Momma Stef, the bad Dancing Queen herself.
"Yeah, whatever," senior Stefanie Dolson said Friday. "Amida...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:48 PM
This was not a bad week for the national reputation of our state university. This was a horrible week.
Can you imagine sitting in St. Louis, San Antonio or San Francisco and reading how seven students, present and former, filed a federal discrimination...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Tate George made the shot. The Shot made Tate George.
I must have watched the 1990 play on YouTube a dozen times Wednesday. There's Hubie Brown saying on CBS, "Marion Cash has just left Chris Smith. … Nobody's playing him. Maybe this is a con."...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:57 PM
It's a summer news quiz!
1. Although he has been coy about whether he will run for governor, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton recently said he could do whose job?
a. The guy who towels the sweat off Bob Dylan's brow at concerts.
b. The guy inside the...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Kevin Ollie, coach, will be in Brooklyn Friday night to face Maryland in UConn's basketball season opener. Kevin Ollie, dad, will not be at the Glastonbury-New Britain football game to watch his son Jalen excel at quarterback for the fifth-ranked team...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:59 PM
There had been no shortage of such stories in my writing past.
When Jim Calhoun and UConn finally broke through to the Final Four and went on to the 1999 national basketball championship, notes of joy filtered in from convalescent homes and hospices....
| Apr 2, 2009
As chairman of the NCAA tournament selection committee in 2006, Craig Littlepage endured shrill, incessant and patently ignorant barbs for the panel's inclusion of several teams from so-called "mid-major" conferences.
When news broke Monday that...
| Apr 5, 2009
In their sodium-pentathol moments, NCAA suits had to crave this.
A Michigan State upset of Connecticut in Saturday's Final Four semifinals would not only assure a championship-game madhouse at Ford Field, but also eliminate the chances of their most...
| Apr 6, 2009
The center who escaped war-ravaged Sarajevo, the forward who endured his father's imprisonment, the coaches chasing their second national championship.
The point guard's toe, the freshman's knees, the icon's farewell.
The favorite's dominance, the...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 2:37 PM
HOUSTON — Richmond and Cleveland State were the 1980s pioneers, charming and obscure underdogs who crashed the NCAA basketball tournament's Sweet 16.
Loyola Marymount, Rhode Island and Gonzaga went a step beyond during the '90s, reaching the...