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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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • College football on TV: What to watch Saturday

    Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING Eastern Michigan (1-2) at No.11 Michigan State (1-1) 9 a.m., Big Ten Network...
  • South Florida 17, Connecticut 14

    South Florida 17, Connecticut 14: Marlon Mack and Rodney Adams scored first-quarter touchdowns as the host Bulls overcame a heavy rainstorm to defeat the Huskies in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Mack rushed for 103 yards on a...
  • On The Fly: Things Not Looking So Hot For NFL's Goodell

    As each hour passes in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident, it gets more difficult to imagine Roger Goodell's keeping his job as NFL commissioner. The latest blow: the Associated Press reported Wednesday that the NFL was provided a copy of...
  • Rutgers signs Flood to extension

    The Sports Xchange Rutgers signs Flood to extension Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood received a salary increase and contract extension through 2019. Flood, 17-11 since replacing Greg Schiano as head coach, and the Scarlet Knights opened the season 2-0...
  • Big Ten eyes new Midwest locales for 2018 basketball tournament

    The off-and-on courtship between the Big Ten and Madison Square Garden is back on, as the league ponders where to hold its 2018 men’s basketball tournament. "We were talking, then we weren’t talking,” Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany...
  • NCAAF roundup: Rutgers rewards Flood with extension

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF roundup: Rutgers rewards Flood with extension Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood received a salary increase and contract extension through 2019. Flood, 17-11 since replacing Greg Schiano as head coach, and the Scarlet Knights...