ND-UConn football talks ongoing

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I caught up with UConn athletic director Jeff Hathaway at the presser for the Big East/Big 12 Bowl game agreement at Yankee Stadium Wednesday (before heading to Giants Stadium and the Springsteen show) and asked him about the on-going saga with the Huskies eventually finalizing a football series with Notre Dame. “Our motivation all along, […] [Read More]
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Big East part of new Yankee Stadium bowl game

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Football once was a very special part of the old Yankee Stadium. Now, the Big East and the Big 12 Conferences are looking to make it special again at the new Yankee Stadium. And start a new chapter of history in the process. With managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner and president Randy Levine, along with […] [Read More]
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Big Day for Ken Green

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The “Friends of Green” golf tournament took place Monday at Ridgewood Country Club in Danbury as over 100 golfers played in the charity event to raise money for the Ken Green Living Trust Fund, designed to assist in Green’s medical bills after the June 8 auto accident that killed Green’s brother Billy, his girlfriend Jeannie […] [Read More]
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No spectators at Green event Monday

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The charity tournament to benefit PGA Champions Tour golfer Ken Green of Danbury, who lost the lower part of his right leg in a early June automobile accident, will take place Monday (tomorrow) at the Ridgewood Country Club. The good news is, 24 foresomes (at $5,000 each) have signed up to play with each group […] [Read More]
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UConn-Rhody underway

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The 1,000th football game in the history of the University of Connecticut is underway as Rhode Island’s kicks off to the Huskies. [Read More]
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News on Stags Nero isn’t good

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Played in Ed Cooley’s annual golf outing Monday at Race Brook Country Club in a foresome that included Cooley’s former college coach at Stonehill, Dave DeCiantis. Very nice guy. At the dinner all of Cooley’s players were there — except for senior forward Greg Nero, who has returned home to Red Hook, N.Y. (he is […] [Read More]
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Cooley: Nero ailing, Johnson better

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With the official start of practice just under four weeks away, there is a growing sense of anticipation and excitement surrounding the Fairfield University men’s basketball program. But there is also a sense of unease. Senior forward Greg Nero has been bothered by severe sinus problems all summer long and continues to suffer, according to […] [Read More]
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48 hours later … Serena finally says she’s sorry

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I wonder if all the media backlash from the last 48 hours finally slapped someone in Serena Williams’ management camp upside the head, who in turn, slapped Serena upside the head because she finally issued a public apology — be it through a written statement — for her profanity-laced tirade against a lineswoman in her […] [Read More]
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Serena’s outburst inexcusable

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I watched it happend live on TV, and now 24-plus hours later, I still can’t believe Serena Williams’ inexcusable outburst of profanity against a lineswoman in her 6-4, 7-5 women’s semifinal loss against Kim Clijster’s late Saturday night at the U.S. Open. People have written in newspapers and on various blogs that it wasn’t Williams’ […] [Read More]
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Halftime: UConn 3, No. Carolina 0

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Thanks to a 47-yard field goal just before halftime by UConn’s Dave Teggart, the Huskies have a 3-0 lead over No. 19 North Carolina at Rentschler Field. The UConn defense has been outstanding, holding the Tar Heels to minus-6 rushing yards. Lindsey Witten has three sacks and Greg Lloyd Jr. has one. Huskies QB Zach […] [Read More]
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