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  • On The Fly: State Has Lost Two Sports Legends In Toner, Detrick

    John Toner's 1955 and 1956 New Britain High football teams were unbeaten in state games. He said yes to UConn's moving from the Yankee Conference to the Big East. He hired Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma. He was influential in bringing women's sports...
  • Derek Jeter: For So Many, No. 2 Will Always Be No. 1

    Derek Jeter: For So Many, No. 2 Will Always Be No. 1
    NEW YORK — Ryan Tucker was a visitor at Yankee Stadium in June. He had just finished a long, arduous round of chemotherapy for treatment of a brain tumor and the prognosis was good as he was made an honorary Yankee during the team's "Hope Week."...
  • Jim Calhoun Documentary: The Reel Is Surreal

    Jim Calhoun Documentary: The Reel Is Surreal
    During his 40 years of college coaching, Jim Calhoun lived in the moment with an eye on the future. But a year into retirement, Calhoun is more comfortable recounting the past. A new documentary on the life of the former UConn men's basketball coach...
  • On The Fly: Scott Gray Is One Of A Kind

    In tribute to Scott Gray, who announced he is retiring after 34 years at WTIC-AM, we're going to do today's On The Fly in the style of his morning commentaries … Wait. Never mind. Bad idea. It would be impossible, because nobody could do a Scott...
  • John Toner, AD Who Brought Big East, Calhoun, Geno To UConn, Dead At 91

    John Toner, AD Who Brought Big East, Calhoun, Geno To UConn, Dead At 91
    In any listing of important figures in Connecticut sports history, John Toner should hold a high place. Three decisions that elevated UConn from a competitive New England school to a national powerhouse were all Toner's, made during his time as athletic...
  • Despite Measly Resources, Toner Built Powerful UConn Empire

    Despite Measly Resources, Toner Built Powerful UConn Empire
    John Toner got UConn into the Big East. He hired Jim Calhoun. He hired Geno Auriemma. There. In 16 words, Connecticut can embrace the width and breadth of John Toner's contributions to the sports history of our state. They are, by any definition,...
  • Ollie Proud To Be Role Model For African American Coaches

    A recent study suggested that the hiring of African American coaches for major college programs has declined. So Kevin Ollie, on the national stage now that UConn is in the Final Four, can serve as an important model. He embraces that responsibility....
  • That's A Wrap: Ollie, Calhoun, And The Hug

    UConn coach Kevin Ollie, headed to his first Final Four, and former UConn coach Jim Calhoun embraced after the Huskies defeated Michigan State 60-54 Sunday. "He just said, 'I'm proud of you, keep doing what you're doing, keep battling and thinking...
  • Huskies Hope Final Four Experience Helps Them Settle Down

    STORRS – The Final Four is a new, eye-opening experience for most teams. "The event of the Final Four is almost like the Super Bowl," Florida coach Billy Donovan said this week. "The players just need to understand what they're walking into. When...
  • UConn Football Team Hosts Dog House Party

    UConn Football Team Hosts Dog House Party
    STORRS — Josh Kelman has sat through too many of the bad times as a UConn football fan. "As a junior, going into my senior year, it's been tough to see some of the football that's been played, to be honest," Kelman said. The junior from West...
  • Polished Niels: Giffey Good In Coverage, Offers Nice Stroke

    Polished Niels: Giffey Good In Coverage, Offers Nice Stroke
    STORRS – Niels Giffey, about to bookend his UConn career with trips to the Final Four, considered one championship run as a freshman and the final step toward another as a senior. When UConn arrived in Houston in 2011, Giffey was at the tail end...