| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Jessica January came to DePaul in 2013 from suburban Minneapolis with an impressive array of athletic and classroom credentials.
She was an all-state guard who had taken her Richfield High School basketball team to the state tournament for the first...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:18 PM
HAMDEN — Even now, 41 years later, I can't fully explain why I did it. There it is on page 188 among the senior homeroom pictures in my high school yearbook.
The middle finger.
Best I can tell it's the only one among hundreds of photos in the...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 4:54 PM
HARTFORD — On a Sunday afternoon when we began to see the many possibilities of Daniel Hamilton, we saw the specific pop of Sam Cassell Jr. for a second time.
Hamilton, the freshman, can fill a stat sheet. Junior, the sophomore, can fill the...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 7:12 PM
NEW YORK — After we sift through the could'ves, should'ves, successful onside kick, Chandler Whitmer's spine-snapping interception, Bob Diaco's steely postgame, long-term resolve and the, wow, wasn't it cool to play in the House That Jeter Built, it...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Shame, shame, shame on Jacksonville Jaguars management and the NFL for putting the Jaguars' most attractive home game — Sunday's marquee matchup with the Dallas Cowboys — in London. I don't care how...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:10 PM
STORRS — Geno Auriemma says it has been an obsession of his to learn to play the piano. He has an iPad app, he says, and likes to fool around with it in his office.
The UConn women's basketball coach laughs when asked if his goal is to play the...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:14 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Mike Krzyzewski said that UConn played like the championship program it is. What the Huskies didn't play like on this Thursday night in the Meadowlands was like a championship team.
"It was a fight," Coach K said after Duke...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 8:35 PM
BRIDGEPORT — Last season, Webster Bank Arena was kind of cute. This season, the UConn basketball games in Bridgeport are kind of a nuisance.
Sorry, that's too snarky. That's too capital-region centric. The brutal rush-hour traffic Monday on I-95...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Mike Cavanaugh taught bowling at Bowling Green to get to a night like this one. He taught billiards on Bowling Green's green velvet tables. He taught volleyball for the opportunity to coach under Jerry York, an opportunity that would grow into nearly...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:46 PM
A Boston College man, the governor of our state, made this night happen. A former Boston College coach defeated his mentor, a man he called the John Wooden and Bear Bryant of his sport, in a night that jumped for hockey like it hadn't in a long, long time...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:10 PM
EAST HARTFORD — The UConn offense had produced 15 yards in 15 plays when Deshon Foxx went in at quarterback with 12:34 left in the first half Saturday.
On a raw homecoming afternoon when Bob Diaco said the rain was coming down sideways at...