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Author: Kevin Duffy

Melo will shoot the Knicks into the next round…or shoot them to summer vacation

So Carmelo Anthony, the NBA’s scoring champion, is 35-for-110 in his last four games.  He’s missed 23 of his last 25 attempts from 3-point range. Understandably, he’s the subject of much criticism
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Can’t compare Auriemma with legends of the men’s game

An eighth national championship for Geno Auriemma — this one by a record 33 points — only fuel the debate: Where does Auriemma rank against the all-time greats? Well, in his own sport, it ties him
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Thoughts on Mike Rice, AAC..

The women’s Final Four tips off Sunday with UConn and Notre Dame set to square off in the late game. The winner gets either Cal or Louisville in the title game. Of course, Baylor was supposed to await

Six Straight Final Fours: Where does the streak rank?

It’s not quite up there with 90 straight wins, but six consecutive Final Fours — which UConn achieved Monday — is pretty damn impressive. Because Connecticut is so accustomed to Final Four trips,
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Should UConn play in Fairfield County?

It’s obvious why Webster Bank Arena wants to host UConn regular season games. But does such a move make sense for UConn? I examined the issue Sunday (you can read here), and arrived at the conclusion
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The Bracket of Bracket Strategies

After a wild first weekend, your bracket might be hurting. That’s probably because you didn’t choose the correct strategy while filling it out. Don’t worry — I’ll help you see where you went wrong.
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How do you view Alex Oriakhi?

Once a hero for the 2011 national champions, Alex Oriakhi won’t win any popularity contests in Connecticut these days. I caught up with Oriakhi Tuesday, and he discussed his comfort level at Missouri,
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The Duffle Bag Returns…

For the past two years, my assignment was the UConn men’s basketball beat, which I considered a truly awesome experience. I’m moving on, though, and The Duffle Bag is coming with me. Starting this
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A New Era at The Duffle Bag

The eyebrows are no more. Translation: My little cartoon won’t be appearing in The News-Times anymore…and this blog will be renamed in a few days. On Thursday, I took a job as the UConn men’s
Categories: SWC Football

Bethel’s Duffy named SWC Athlete of Week

Congrats to Madison Duffy of Bethel volleyball on being named the SWC Athlete of the Week for Oct. 2-9. Duffy received 223 total votes and doubled-up her Bethel classmates, Autumn Sorice and Brandon
Categories: SWC Football