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Taurasi, Bird Named To Olympic Team -- Multi-Sport Events...

Meanwhile, isn't it great to see that Charde is doing so well?  (Jun 1, 2008 | post #1)

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Gas Prices On Our Minds -- Travel, Southington

Hyprocrisy? I don't see it here. I commend this attempt to cut gas consumption. I've been doing the same, recently cutting my daily average of miles driven by more than 60%. Easy to do by organizing shopping trips and taking fewer of them to the nearest town here, which is a 32 mile round-trip. I've also been slowing down.  (May 31, 2008 | post #2)

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Mets, Perez Easily Handle Yankees

I'm simply delighted, as a Pirate fan, to learn that the magnificent SeƱor Ollie is finally finding his "groove! " Bodes well for the Mets...  (May 19, 2008 | post #5)

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Thabeet Decides To Stay At UConn

An impressive, very smart decision considering that the reliable Hoopshype.com had projected Thabeet as a late Lottery pick at a salary of about $1.2 million! With guaranteed raises in a guaranteed contract for the next 3 seasons. He's now projected as a top ten pick for the draft next year, placing him in the enviable position of doubling or even tripling his salary. Also, look for UCONN to be among the top ten teams in next year's pre-season poll. Jay Bilas, one of the best analysts, ranked them #1 recently.  (Apr 28, 2008 | post #6)

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Thabeet To Return To UConn For Junior Year

UCONNFB writes, "It's all about 'UCONN hating' for you dopes." Could be, but I do hope not. I thought this post was to be about Thabeet's decision to return to UConn next year. Apparently, his GPA will allow that, not to mention the fact that he also speaks and reads four languages. Fine fellow, is that not so, UCONNFB?  (Apr 27, 2008 | post #12)

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Thabeet To Return To UConn For Junior Year

What a fine young man Thabeet is! So rare it is to find someone so young to resist a guaranteed, 3-year contract at an NBA beginning salary of more than a million plus.  (Apr 27, 2008 | post #9)

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Stanford Ousts UConn -- Teaching and Learning, University...

It was a wonderful season, quite remarkable given the loss of Mel and Kalana. Thanks for lots of thrills!  (Apr 7, 2008 | post #6)

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Did Season Suffer Without UConn-Tennessee? -- Basketball,...

Commentators might disagree that UT is a one-woman show. In fact, the majority of ESPN's named UT's starting five the best in the nation. Great basketball ahead - should be 4 fine teams playing their best of the year!  (Apr 4, 2008 | post #22)

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Did Season Suffer Without UConn-Tennessee? -- Basketball,...

I'm wondering how much potential market draw should play in scheduling, particularly during the playoffs. For example, only about 5,000 were in attendance in North Carolina. If the game were played somewhere in the northeast - like Madison Square Garden - that figure would have been tripled. Also, MSG would be a bigger draw for any televised game. Just wondering...  (Apr 4, 2008 | post #20)

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UConn Storms Into Final Four -- University of Connecticut

Great win, more or less! Maybe less? I was delighted to see that Ketia Swanier was named "player of the game." But has anyone else noticed what a lousy shooter Renee Montgomery has become during the NCAA series? Kinda worriesome, I'd say. Also, where, really, was the great Maya during this game? Nevertheless, it was a gratifying win. But I'm truly hoping that Renee and Maya can recover their skill. If they can't, I'm betting on Ketia to pick them up, as she did in this less than well-played game. Congratulations, Ketia!  (Apr 1, 2008 | post #3)

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UConn Faces Rutgers In Regional Final -- Health, XL Cente...

I do hope, though, that what with the #2 seeds LSU and Stamford beating the #1 seeds, North Carolina and Maryland, yesterday, that that is not an omen. But here, for what it's worth, is my prediction: UCONN will eke out a 5-point victory over Rutgers! Whatever, it will be, nevertheless, a super-good game to watch!  (Apr 1, 2008 | post #12)

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Lieberman Hits Dems -- Armed Forces, Republican Party, Jo...

<<Put Joe and Hadassah in uniform and send them to Iraq. Bush and Cheney and their daughters too. When the war ends in 100 years he can be Ambassador to ISRAEL!!!!!JFK would have never gone to war and killed 4,000 on a GD lie!!!!>> Cool comment!  (Mar 31, 2008 | post #83)

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UConn 78, Old Dominion 63 -- Students, University of Conn...

A spell check wouldn't have caught that. Actually, I like "continent of fans." Nifty metaphor! Meanwhile, why not apply to the Courant as a freelance copy reader?  (Mar 30, 2008 | post #16)

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UConn 78, Old Dominion 63 -- Students, University of Conn...

Didn't the real Wm Howard Taft weigh some 310 lbs? I'm betting this one does, too - if not more. It was a great game to watch! And playing Rutgers on Tuesday will bring in many more hundreds of thousands of viewers. Including WHT, I'm sure, while scarfing down Doritos...  (Mar 30, 2008 | post #13)

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Time For Women's Hoops To Share Big NCAA Stage -- Footbal...

Interesting piece. A good friend recently watched the women play the win over Rutgers. He's a bit of a sexist, but he came away raving, "They play as well as the men but with less showboating!" Also, I've been impressed by the number of male fans the leading teams attract. And the demographics of women's basketball must be attractive to advertisers: most fans are, I assume, well educated, affluent, and tilting toward "younger. " Over time, that alone will position women's basketball at a higher level. Even the University of Arizona is warming up to women's basketball. It's had lousy teams, recently fired its coach, and there are rumors here that they'd like to sign Jen Rizzotti! Women's basketball would be a gold mine in Tucson, which is a rabid basketball town, in general.  (Mar 30, 2008 | post #1)