Stags up to 18th in Mid-Major poll

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Thanks to a weekend sweep of Canisius and Niagara in Buffalo, the Fairfield Stags men’s basketball team continued to climb up the Mid-Major Top 25 poll, jumping five spots to No. 18. Here’s the link to the poll mmpoll [Read More]
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Former UConn player Robert Lunn trashes Burton

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Former UConn football player Robert Lunn has some harsh words to say about booster Robert Burton on deadspin.com Check this out: a-former-uconn-football-player-puts-robert-burton-in-his-place [Read More]
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More outrage at Burton letter

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The backlash at Robert Burton continues after his scathing letter to UConn athletic director Jeff Hathaway was made public on Tuesday. Here are two e-mails I received that blast the businessman. Chris, After reading your article I have to fully agree with your assessment of the childishness of Robert Burton’s generosity with strings. I am […] [Read More]
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Hathaway: No comment on Burton remarks

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University of Connecticut athletic director Jeff Hathaway refused to formally comment on the story published by the New London Day on Tuesday, saying that Robert Burton, a Greenwich-based businessman, wants the $3 million that he donated to help fund the Burton Family Football Complex, returned to him. “I do have a comment, I put it […] [Read More]
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Cashman talks at the Swim Sports Gala

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Yankees GM Brian Cashman was his usual giving self Wednesday night at the seventh annual Swim Across the Sound Sports Gala to benefit Connecticut Police, Firefighters, Corrections Officers and EMS personnel and their families battling cancer. Over 500 people attended the Gala at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, raising an estimated $100,000. Cashman spoke […] [Read More]
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Bob Huessler’s wife passes away

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Just got a text from a co-worker that he heard on WFAN today that Bob Huessler’s wife passed away. Bob is the long-time radio play-by-play voice of Fairfield University men’s basketball and has also been an update person on WFAN for many years. A quick check of the Stags message board also has the terrible […] [Read More]
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“Donate Life” Day this Saturday at UB

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This Saturday, the University of Bridgeport men’s and women’s basketball teams will host a “Donate Life” day at the Harvery Hubbell gym when the two teams face off against NYIT. Here’s the release from SID Chuck Sadowski: On Saturday, January 22, 2011, the University of Bridgeport women’s and men’s basketball teams will be hosting an […] [Read More]
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My conversations with Joe and Greg Nero

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On Saturday morning, I called Greg Nero’s father, Joe, at his home in Red Hook, N.Y. to talk to him about Greg’s decision to stop playing basketball for the Fairfield Stags. He was nice enough to answer my questions and also give me Greg’s phone number to talk to him directly about the decision. Here’s […] [Read More]
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More HS support for Coach P

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Just received this e-mail from Thomas Neidl, the head football caoch at Cazenovia High School in Cazenovia, N.Y., echoing the comments of the CT high school coaches after Friday’s presser for Paul Pasqualoni Here’s his e-mail: Mr. Elsberry, I just read your story “Coach P planted seeds at SU clinic”, that was run in the […] [Read More]
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A correction on the Keish Award

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The Walter Camp Football Foundation named me as their 2010 winner of the Bill Keish Media Appreciation Award, an honor for which I am truly thankful. I have to toss out a correction though … As nice as it would be to have won over 25 award from the Associated Press Sports Editors organization … […] [Read More]
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