| Oct 21, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Tom Thibodeau grew up in Connecticut a fan of the Patriots, especially favorite player Sam "Bam" Cunningham. But the Bulls coach really turns into a kid again describing the current leader of his boyhood team.
"I don't know that there's a better football...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Next time you're at a bar with a college-hoops-loving crowd, toss up this trivia question: Which Big Ten team has won the most games in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge?
Hint: It's not Wisconsin, Michigan State or Illinois.
The answer: Maryland, which went...
| Oct 9, 2014
University of Virginia women's soccer has been wildly successful the past two years, despite the intermittent absence of Morgan Brian, the team's best player, indeed the college game's best. The fifth-ranked Cavaliers' lone setback this season is to...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The Big Ten's most efficient passer is not the guy viewed as a potential No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. Penn State's Christian Hackenberg actually ranks 10th in that category.
The top quarterback has not been Michigan State's Connor Cook, the offensive...
| 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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Don't count the Big Ten among New York tourists.
"We don't want to visit," Commissioner Jim Delany said Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, site of the 2018 Big Ten men's basketball tournament. "We want to live here."
Madison Square Garden also will...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:23 PM
We knew the toughest man in the room, the most competitive man in the gym, the greatest college basketball coach in New England history would battle until the end. We knew he'd go the full 15 rounds.
We just didn't know the last battle wouldn't be on the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The Atlantic Coast Conference has been waiting so many years for this stand-alone moment it might collectively have to take a nervous pill and sit down.
The ACC has spent years failing to prove it was more than just a basketball conference. It wanted so...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Looking for this summer's antithesis to Johnny Football? Try Teddy Ballgame.
Teddy Bridgewater is a Heisman-worthy quarterback who signs many autographs. If they somehow get on EBay, well, it wasn't by design. There are no reported stories of five-...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 4:08 PM
No need to demand a refund from Athlon or Lindy's because those preseason magazines failed to pick football winners this year for the Western Athletic and Big East conferences.
Football, in those leagues, has gone to the Big Coffin Corner Kick in the...
| Apr 5, 2011
HOUSTON — In one of those simple, brilliant leads that occasionally grace the sports pages, Courant beat writer Michael Arace sent 17 words back to Connecticut from St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 29, 1999.
"The UConn Huskies won the national...