April 13, 2014
by Josalee Thrift | April 13, 2014 9:03pm
Sunday’s victory parade in Hartford drew more than 200,000 to the city to honor the University of Connecticut’s men’s and women’s basketball teams for winning their respective 2014 NCAA championships. Hartford police provided a “conservative” crowd estimate of more than 200,000 and said fans were respectful - not a single arrest was reported. Police said it was the largest crowd anyone can remember in Hartford.
Tags: Connecticut, UConn, basketball, national champions, parade, rally, celebration, hartford, dh
April 11, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | April 11, 2014 9:00am
It’s been an amazing year for Connecticut basketball. Both the men and women won national championships, making our little state the center of the basketball world. The tournaments were incredibly lucrative for everyone involved — except the actual players.
Tags: ncaa, uconn basketball, uconn women, Shabazz Napier, unions, Susan Bigelow, dh
April 9, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | April 9, 2014 1:01pm
A parade celebrating the championship victories of both University of Connecticut basketball teams will be held in Hartford Sunday at 4 p.m., Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday.
April 8, 2014
by Christine Stuart | April 8, 2014 2:06pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is betting Indiana Gov. Mike Pence a basket of Connecticut-grown agricultural products that the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team will beat Notre Dame tonight.
by Christine Stuart | April 8, 2014 5:30am
With the NCAA basketball championships and both of the University of Connecticut teams on her mind, state Rep. Pat Dillon, D-New Haven, said she wants to get rid of any state law that would make it difficult for student athletes to unionize.
April 7, 2014
by Christine Stuart | April 7, 2014 2:29pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy bet Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear that the University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball team would capture the 2014 NCAA championship.
April 4, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | April 4, 2014 12:43pm
March 11, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | March 11, 2014 4:55pm
February 2, 2014
by Dan Tapper | February 2, 2014 12:14am
Two weeks ago, the Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman dominated news coverage following his “rant heard ‘round the world” to Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews after his team won the NFC Football Championship over the San Francisco 49ers. His team was headed to the Super Bowl, but the focus was on Sherman, and for all the wrong reasons – he was cast in the public light as an ungracious, unhinged villain.
Tags: Richard Sherman, Superbowl, Dan Tapper
January 10, 2014
by Terry D. Cowgill | January 10, 2014 6:30am
Call it what you will — “Chronic Whaleritis” comes to mind — but it’s happened again. The state of Connecticut, as Charlie Brown, is being seduced by Lucy into trying yet another field goal, only to have the ball pulled away before the kick.