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  • Conflicting polls could portend dicey decisions for College Football Playoff committee

     Conflicting polls could portend dicey decisions for College Football Playoff committee
    Condoleezza Rice knows consensus-building. Tom Osborne and Pat Haden know championship-caliber teams. Mike Tranghese knows selection-committee procedures and metrics. In short, the College Football Playoff has assembled a stellar cast to determine the...
  • Rivalry Resumes: Temple Comes To Rent To Face UConn

    Rivalry Resumes: Temple Comes To Rent To Face UConn
    EAST HARTFORD — Two years ago, Temple came to Rentschler Field and showed it could finish a game by beating the Huskies 17-14 in overtime. Last year, a winless UConn team went to Lincoln Financial Field and proved it could also do it. The Huskies...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Matakevich At Rent, But LB From Stratford Wears Temple Uniform

    The bar was set high two years ago, when Tyler Matakevich seized a starting job as a freshman and led the Temple Owls in tackles. The inside linebacker had 101 tackles, becoming the first player in school history to get 100 or more in a season as he was...
  • Swimming all in the family for Palm coaches

    Swimming all in the family for Palm coaches
    – When the Palm Beach County Central Conference Swimming and Diving Invitational takes place on Friday at the Lake Lytal Park Family Aquatic Center, one family will definitely have a vested interest in the results. Gordon Andrews coaches Park...
  • Notre Dame shouldn't allow — or take — shortcuts

    Notre Dame shouldn't allow — or take — shortcuts
    We figured our professor would give us a break. During my sophomore year at Notre Dame in 2007, I was in an African history class with multiple members of the men's basketball team. We were less than a week away from the midterm exam, which was...
  • Teel Time: Memories of Lane Stadium in its 50th season as Virginia Tech's football home

    Teel Time: Memories of Lane Stadium in its 50th season as Virginia Tech's football home
    Lane Stadium was a teenager when we first met. It was the fall of 1980, my senior year at James Madison, and as a fledgling scribe I accompanied the Dukes to Virginia Tech for the first football game between the I-81 neighbors. Bill Dooley’s...
  • ECU is Virginia Tech's most intriguing nonconference game

    This week's American Athletic Conference preseason football gathering reinforced two thoughts: The league's annual Newport, R.I., clambake towers above all media days, and East Carolina is Virginia Tech's most intriguing non-conference game. Not the...
  • UConn Women To Meet St. John's In Maggie Dixon Classic

        UConn's non-conference schedule for this season will include another trip to Madison Square Garden to play in the Maggie Dixon Classic.    The Huskies will play St. John's, their former Big East rival, on Jan. 4. The featured matchup will mark the...