“Santa Cooley” … you’ve got to watch this

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Who knew? Who knew that our old head coach at Fairfield, Ed Cooley, was a TV star? Just check out this video created by the Providence athletic department. The Santa cap looks good on him, don’t you think? Ed Cooley\'s Providence Christmas Commercial [Read More]
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Campbell finishes two laps in “Toughest Mudder”

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On Sunday, I wrote a column on a local guy competiting in the “World’s Toughest Mudder” event in Englishtown. N.J. It’s a 12-mile obstacle course set up by the British Army Rangers with such fun things as climbing a 10-foot wall (and jumping into a lake of water), crawling under barbed wire, running through a […] [Read More]
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Doris had to keep Hartford happy and keep CT 6 alive

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I’m guessing that, in the end, Fairfield University athletic director Gene Doris must have felt discretion was the better part of valor. (Thank you Mr. Shakespeare). Why? Because the Connecticut 6 tournament lives on and, at least in 2012, will be played at the University of Hartford’s Reich Family Pavilion – a building that only […] [Read More]
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Family, friends say goodbye to Chauncey Hardy

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By Chris Elsberry Staff Writer MIDDLETOWN – Before a standing-room only crowd of family, friends and well-wishers, the life of former Sacred Heart University basketball player Chauncey Hardy was celebrated with a memorial service at the Cross Street AME Zion Church. Hardy, 23, who grew up in Middletown and attended Xavier High School before playing […] [Read More]
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Hardy’s funeral arrangements set

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Chauncey Hardy’s funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Cross Street A.M.E. Church, 440 West St., Middletown, according to the Biega Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Pine Grove Cemetary. [Read More]
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UConn’s Jones named Big East Defensive Player of the Week

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UConn cornerback Byron Jones was just named as the Big East Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week. Jones, from New Britain, picked up a fumble midway in the third quarter and scored the g-ahead touchdown in what would be a 16-10 Huskies win. Jones also had seven tackles as part of a defensive effort that […] [Read More]
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Leftovers from Red Sea Madness

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The 2011-12 Fairfield men’s and women’s basketball teams officially kicked off their respective campaigns to try and win the MAAC regular season and tournament titles Friday night with “Red Sea Madness” an event sponsored by the student-run “Stags in the Stands” group. Both sides of Alumni Hall were packed (the back bleachers were not pulled […] [Read More]
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UConn, Fairfield “First Night” College Hoops live blog

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Follow staff writers Chris Elsberry at Fairfield, Rich Elliott and Kevin Duffy at UConn as they provide live updates from Midnight Madness in Connecticut. UConn/Fairfield College Basketball Midnight Madness [Read More]
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Talking about Chauncey Hardy on National Public Radio

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On Wednesday morning, I was interviewed by National Public Radio in Hartford regarding the death of former Sacred Heart University men’s basketball player Chauncey Hardy. Here’s the link to listen … morning-edition-death-chauncey-hardy [Read More]
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Chauncey Hardy video feature

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When Nino Mannino was a student at Sacred Heart University in 2010, he made a video as part of a class assignment. He chose to do a feature on Chauncey Hardy. It’s ironic that at the end, Chauncey speaks about continuing his basketball career overseas in Europe. Here’s the link to the video: [Read More]
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