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February 22, 2017

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

by Kelly Byrnes | February 22, 2017 11:30pm


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 2:36pm

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 10:00pm

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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 8:00am

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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 4:30am

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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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May 12, 2016

State Gives Up Revenue To Hartford and New Britain

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2016 10:58pm

In April, the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee decided the state should give municipalities the authority to charge an admissions tax on event tickets.

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April 18, 2016

Jepsen Says Daily Fantasy Sports Legislation Would Be A Gamble

by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2016 12:27pm

CTNJ file photo Attorney General George Jepsen threw cold water on a proposal to impose a 8.75 percent surcharge on daily fantasy sport operators, such as DraftKings and Fan Duel.

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February 26, 2016

Legislature Mulls Bills to Require Youth Sports to Follow Concussion Protocols

by Jack Kramer | February 26, 2016 1:00pm

Triax Technologies The University of New Haven was way ahead of its college peers when in 2013 it became the first to use Triax Technologies headband collision sensors during athletic competition.

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February 17, 2016

Legislative Committee Debates Safety of Crumb Rubber

by Jack Kramer | February 17, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. said Tuesday that he has read enough research about possible dangers associated with “crumb rubber” to warrant an end to the use of the material in playgrounds. At least for now.

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January 8, 2016

OP-ED | Hartford’s Empty Mud Pit of Dreams

by Susan Bigelow | January 8, 2016 10:00am

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I hope you weren’t getting too excited about baseball in Hartford this April.

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