| Oct 1, 2014
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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:31 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:39 PM
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,...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 4:05 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:08 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:33 AM
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...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:27 PM
– 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...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 5:10 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:44 PM
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.
| Jul 31, 2014
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.
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:58 AM
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...