| Oct 20, 2013
Few sights in sport are more stirring than eight rowers propelling a thin racing shell across the water. Legs drive forward. Arms pull backward. Oars carve through the water in perfect, V-shaped synchronization. It's visual poetry—and in some...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:32 AM
By stereotypical standards, the Orlando-area athletes about to head off to Ivy League schools do not exactly measure up to the label of being a "geek," the term generally aimed at members of society who might be studious or intelligent or just plain...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:26 PM
While cars inch and honk along I-84 in Hartford during the a.m. and p.m. hours, a different type of traffic hums beneath the Bulkeley Bridge. Only this kind is far more pleasant.
For the past several weeks, hundreds of athletes from the Hartford area,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:53 AM
Welcome back, everyone! I hope you got your Phil fix over the summer by watching him recreate the 1928 Tour de France on a vintage bicycle. The man does not stop. His calves do not stop.
Anyway, back to the race. It opens in an Old West movie ranch...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Edgar (Beanie) Gilchrist died peacefully at his home on Lido Isle, on Sunday September 15, one day after his 67th wedding anniversary, at the age of 94. His wife Pat and other family were at his side.
Beanie was born in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, in...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:44 PM
A young woman in a bright yellow, single-occupant rowboat scooted into the Chicago Yacht Club and docked her boat. Waiting for her were a throng of supporters as well as a pack of reporters. News cameras were aimed squarely on her as she walked to her...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:22 PM
EDITOR'S NOTE: Esther Lofgren, an Olympic gold medalist, offers her thoughts and gratitude in an email about recently earning a spot on the U.S. women's quadruple sculls crew at the 2013 Senior World Championships in Chungju, South Korea, starting Aug....
| Jul 20, 2013
| 2:03 PM
FAIRFIELD — Molly Graffam was doing a research project last summer at Fairfield University with one of her chemistry professors when she started doodling on the blackboard.
The professor, Amanda Harper-Leatherman, knew Graffam was a bright...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Click on the book titles to listen to a sample of the audiobook discussed.
By Philipp Meyer, narrated by Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, Clifton Collins Jr., Harper Audio, 17 hours and 48 minutes, $49.99
Audiobooks were made for...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Author Daniel James Brown's newest book, "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics," is more than a sports saga. It's the true story of nine University of Washington students who rowed crew in the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
With the academic progress reports in from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years, many Patriot League school sports programs received glowing reports when the NCAA announced its Division I Academic Performance Program (APP) Public...