| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:02 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas – Kevin Ollie's mother wanted to get him out of South Central Los Angeles in the summer.
And she wanted her son to maintain a relationship with his father, even though they lived 1,200 miles apart. So Dorothy Ollie, an ordained...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:36 AM
STORRS — Anthony Poindexter knows the reputation of the UConn defense, except for some uncharacteristic showings the past three seasons, is a solid one.
With Poindexter as defensive coordinator, former Patriots All-pro linebacker Vincent Brown...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:29 AM
STORRS — UConn senior cornerback Byron Jones posed a pretty simple question when asked about the Huskies' desire to turn things around.
"It's a new coaching staff and everyone wants to put their best foot forward, why wouldn't they?" Jones said....
| Apr 12, 2014
| 4:32 PM
— UConn freshman Sydney Cotto admits she hasn't gotten much schoolwork done lately. Tuesday, she was in Nashville playing her tuba as a member of the school band as the women's basketball team won its ninth national title. She returned to Storrs...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 7:05 PM
EAST HARTFORD — Defense – clap, clap – defense …
The UConn football team was all about defense Saturday during the annual Blue-White Spring Game played before 6,500 at Rentschler Field.
The scoring system was kind of quirky....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Senior wide receiver Shakim Phillips is no longer part of the UConn football team, coach Bob Diaco said Wednesday morning.
Diaco didn't give a reason.
"Shakim is going to work through the spring and summer to get his degree and graduate. We wish him the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:21 PM
There was a time when I told people how I voted and for whom. I don’t do that anymore for two reasons. An editor once pointed out to me that it might be confusing for some readers to know I voted for someone I criticize in my cartoons. Point taken....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:10 PM
One of my colleagues in the newsroom said, “You know what the real problem is with Jesus in the huddle? Twelve men on the field.”
Penalty aside, I have to say I was jolted when I read the UConn assistant coach’s comment. Not that I have...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:10 AM
The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season.
Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Rena Epstein wrote in a letter to the editor Jan. 14 ["Jesus In The Huddle?"] that she felt alienated after reading a Jan. 12 sports story based on an interview with UConn's director of player engagement about spiritually developing players on the UConn...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:31 PM
I sometimes worry about Jesus at Christmastime.
On the one hand, he gets a worldwide birthday party celebrated by 2 billion Christians, trees, Macy's windows, concerts, communal singing, gift giving, feasts, family gatherings and uplifting worship....
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:58 PM
You're sitting in the kitchen. With something to say. You write a letter to your local newspaper.
In my case, a letter objecting to a UConn football coach who said his players should understand that Jesus should be in the center of their huddle, which...