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On The Fly: Big-Time Honor For East Catholic's Tom Malin — Tom Malin , who will retire in June after 43 years at East Catholic High in Manchester, will be inducted in the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Malin won 369 games and two state titles in 40 years as the boys soccer coach and still is the boys golf coach, where he has 510 wins.

On The Fly: Sun Trade Williams, Now Have Two Of Top Four Draft Picks — The Connecticut Sun now have the third and fourth picks in the WNBA draft. They sent Elizabeth Williams to Atlanta for the fourth pick. has this top five, three of the players from UConn : Breanna Stewart , Moriah Jefferson , Tiffany Mitchell , Jonquel Jones and Morgan Tuck .

Two Weeks Of Super Bowl Storylines Coming Up, But Here Are Five Biggies — The Denver Broncos were the underdogs despite playing on their home turf and no one knew quite what to expect out of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning . He did enough to get them past the Patriots 20-18 in the AFC Championship Game .

What Could Have Been: If Patriots Had Won, The Storylines Would Have Been Fun — The Patriots were one tipped pass, one missed extra point from possibly making the Super Bowl for the ninth time and second year in a row. They lost 20-18 to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. If the Super Bowl is as good of a game, we'll be fortunate.

Is This The Year Connecticut's Jeff Bagwell Reaches Cooperstown? — When the Baseball Hall of Fame announces at 6 p.m. Wednesday who will be inducted this summer in Cooperstown, much of Connecticut will be hoping to hear Jeff Bagwell's name. He is as Connecticut as it gets, even if he was born in Boston.
Jan 06, 2016

RT @HartfordBASE: Nice piece from @jotterbein in the @hartfordcourant on former Hawk Jeff Bagwell and his potential big day today:

On The Fly: Bo Ryan Steps Down After Sterling Run With At Wisconsin — Bo Ryan , who has stepped down as Wisconsin basketball coach, was 9-17 at Wisconsin-Platteville in the 1984-85 season. That was the only time one of his teams had a losing record. Twice he led UW-Platteville to unbeaten seasons and in a stretch of 12 seasons lost just 37 games there.

On The Fly: Red Sox Look For Relief From Seattle — The Red Sox strengthened their bullpen Monday on the first day of the Winter Meetings. Starter Wade Miley was part of a four-player deal with the Mariners that brings Carson Smith to Boston.

On The Fly: Doug Flutie Loses Both Parents To Heart Attacks — Former Boston College QB Doug Flutie's parents each died Wednesday after 56 years of marriage. Flutie, writing on his Facebook page, said, "My Dad had been ill and died of a heart attack in the hospital and my Mom, less than an hour later had a sudden heart attack and passed away.

Other Schools Affected By CIAC Decision To Penalize Berlin — The CIAC sanctions imposed Wednesday against Berlin High School for violations of CIAC rules, which included the school forfeiting seven victories this season, has impacted the football playoff race. The biggest winner: East Catholic. The biggest loser: Rocky Hill. The investigation by the CIAC concerned allegations that Berlin football coach John Capodice violated recruiting and residency issues.

On The Fly: The March Madness selection show will be televised from New York City. — The March Madness selection show will be televised from New York City. The meeting to determine the bracket was moved there from Indianapolis. Big ticket item on the biggest stage. Makes sense to us Easterners anyway. ... The Associated Press compiled a list that shows 40 new college basketball coaches this season.
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Jan 29, 2016

Rachel Rubin, chief of staff to president Susan Herbst, will be UConn interim athletic director, and a search committee will be used.

Jan 13, 2016

RT @desmondconner: Alabama tops final 2015 NCAA 1-128 Re-rank via @usatoday #UConnFootball 75th

Jan 12, 2016

Yard Goats play first 17 games on road.

Dec 21, 2015

UConn men drop out of AP poll; women remain unanimous No. 1

Dec 02, 2015

RT @desmondconner: Cornerback Jamar Summers only #UConnFootball player to make first team All-AAC; DT Julian Campenni, S Andrew Adams on 2nd team

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