by Susan Bigelow | Mar 15, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Opinion | Sports | State Budget
Well, looks like the University of Connecticut fired their men’s basketball coach. Who should they replace him with? Dan Hurley? John Becker? Larry Bird? Whoever the assistant coach is? I’ve even heard Jim Calhoun’s name come up.
I have a better idea, though: let’s not replace him at all.
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by Barth Keck | Nov 24, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Sports
Why coach football?
It’s a question I’ve asked myself more frequently this high school season — my 13th as an assistant coach — due to recent research outlining the dangers of the sport.
Football, in plain terms, is a brutal game that can cause serious injuries. A recent study at Boston University, for example, found that the potential for head impacts on kids under 12 who play tackle football “may double their risk of developing behavioral problems and triple their chances of suffering depression later in life.”
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by Barth Keck | Nov 10, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Education | Opinion | Obituary | Sports | Haddam | Killingworth
Working with high school kids is a privilege that comes with substantial responsibilities. That reality was never lost on Patsy Kamercia, longtime physical-education teacher and field hockey coach at Haddam-Killingworth High School in Higganum.
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by Barth Keck | Sep 29, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Election 2016 | Military Spending | Opinion | Sports | Veterans Affairs | White House
Words matter. Two words that matter a great deal right now are “patriotism” and “racism,” the critical concepts surrounding NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem. Thanks to Donald Trump’s incendiary criticism of that activity, the heated issue got much hotter last weekend.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 25, 2017 5:29am
Posted to: Education | Sports | State Budget
HARTFORD, CT — University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma told the Hartford Courant that he would give up his $2.4 million salary next year to help balance the state budget.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 5, 2017 11:30am
Posted to: Ethics | Sports
HARTFORD, CT — The University of Connecticut, the school’s head football coach, Randy Edsall, and Edsall’s son, Corey, are appealing a decision by the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board, which concluded that Edsall violated state ethics laws by negotiating a deal to allow his son to be hired as an assistant coach.
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by Susan Bigelow | Sep 1, 2017 9:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | Opinion | Sports | Hartford | Leisure & Hospital Sector
Let me get it out of the way right up front: I didn’t get to see the Hartford Yard Goats play this summer. But man, I wish I had.
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by Susan Bigelow | Aug 11, 2017 7:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Sports | Bridgeport
When is a ballpark not a ballpark? In Bridgeport, the answer seems to be “when it’s an amphitheater.”
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by The Hill | Jun 15, 2017 9:42pm
Posted to: Congress | Nonprofits | Live Broadcast | Sports
Watch The Hill’s broadcast of this year’s Congressional Baseball Game for Charity in its entirety.
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by Ted Taylor | Jun 2, 2017 11:00pm
Posted to: Business | Gaming | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Sports | State Budget | Taxes | Tribes
Sportech — as the only other licensed gaming operator in the state besides the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes — should be included in any legislation that expands gaming in Connecticut if we are to protect jobs and grow our economy.
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