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August 11, 2017

OP-ED | Getting Urban Revitalization Wrong, Bridgeport Style

by Susan Bigelow | August 11, 2017 7:00am

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When is a ballpark not a ballpark? In Bridgeport, the answer seems to be “when it’s an amphitheater.”

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June 15, 2017

VIDEO: The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity

by The Hill | June 15, 2017 9:42pm

The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity Watch The Hill’s broadcast of this year’s Congressional Baseball Game for Charity in its entirety.

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June 2, 2017

OP-ED | Make Sportech Part of the Casino Solution

by Ted Taylor | June 2, 2017 11:00pm

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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May 12, 2017

OP-ED | Capital Prep Admissions Debacle Teaches Valuable Lessons

by Barth Keck | May 12, 2017 5:30am

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The first news bomb hit on May 3 when the Hartford Courant reported “10 cases of student-athletes who were admitted” to Hartford’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School “outside the blind lottery system.”

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April 7, 2017

OP-ED | It’s Almost Opening Day - Did We Learn Anything?

by Susan Bigelow | April 7, 2017 10:00am

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The new ballpark’s finally opening next week, only a year late and millions of dollars over budget. Great! Let’s never do that again.

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February 23, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | UConn Basketball Highlights Jam-packed Month of Events

by Kelly Byrnes | February 23, 2017 12:30am


With March Madness basketball quickly approaching, the UConn Huskies men’s and women’s teams are gearing up to make strong tournament runs. First up, however, is the American Athletic Conference Tournament.

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February 17, 2017

VIDEO: Malloy Explains Proposal To Upgrade XL Center

by Christine Stuart | February 17, 2017 3:36pm

ctnewsjunkie Gov. Dannel P. Malloy toured the XL Center in Hartford Friday to make a case that it needs to borrow money to improve it.

The $250 million proposal is approximately one half the cost of a total replacement project and can be completed with limited operational disruption, according to the governor.

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January 19, 2017

OP-ED | In the Football Business, You Have to Spend Money to Make Money

by Barth Keck | January 19, 2017 11:00pm

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Dabo Swinney’s Clemson Tigers defeated Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide, 35-31, to win the national college football championship on Jan. 9. These two teams are national football powers, having met in last year’s title game, too.

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October 28, 2016

OP-ED | Message to UConn: Forget the Big 12 - How About ACC?

by Paul McConnell | October 28, 2016 9:00am

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The Big 12 conference has announced that it will be foregoing expansion, which leaves the University of Connecticut standing alone at the Power 5 altar. However, there remains a fleeting chance that UConn can wind up in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) thanks to our old Big East rival – Notre Dame.

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August 19, 2016

OP-ED | Sexism, the Olympics, and Politics

by Barth Keck | August 19, 2016 5:30am

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Here we go again. Already exasperated from charges that the dominance of his UConn women’s basketball team might be “bad for the sport,” head coach Geno Auriemma was asked a similar question regarding his U.S. women’s Olympic team.

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