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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.

On The Fly: Providence Guard Kris Dunn Named Big East Preseason Player Of The Year — Providence junior guard Kris Dunn of New London, a candidate for some player of the year honors at the national level, was named Big East preseason player of the year Wednesday. He was projected as a lottery pick in the NBA had he made himself available for the draft in June, but he decided to stay in school and pass up millions of dollars.

On The Fly: Some Top High School Cross Country Runners Have Connecticut Ties — Two of the top high school girls cross country runners in the country have Connecticut ties. Hannah DeBalsi of Staples is ranked fifth in the nation by No. 19 is Judy Pendergast of Naperville North High outside of Chicago. Pendergast has the nation's fastest 3-mile time (16:18).

On The Fly: Home Court No Help For NFL, Goodell — This tweet from @KenTremendous sums up the Roger Goodell - Tom Brady case: "Goodell gave himself a huge amount of power, ruled how he wanted, heard his own appeal, hand-picked his own federal court ... and still lost." Of course, as Yogi Berra once said, it ain't over till it's over.

On The Fly: Sun To Honor Three Special Women — The Connecticut Sun will honor its 2015 Women of Inspiration at halftime Saturday: Marcy MacDonald , Sarah Gallardo and Suzy Whaley , who will receive the Margo Dydek Award, named after the former Sun player who died in 2011 at 37.

On The Fly: Orsillo, And His Golden Voice, Will Be Missed By Red Sox Fans — Don Orsillo has a smooth delivery, a great voice, a sense of timing and a sense of humor as the Red Sox play-by-play announcer on NESN. The brother-in-law of Rock Cats announcer Jeff Dooley will not be back after this season, according to multiple reports. He will be missed.

On The Fly: Tom Brady Has A New Veteran Target — Tom Brady will have a new target this season. Former Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne reportedly will sign with the Patriots . He's at the end of his career, but Brady to Wayne could be a catch phrase this season. Wayne will be 37 in November. ...

On The Fly: Assaiante's Squash Teams Bring Home 12 Medals From Pan Am Games — No surprise here, considering what he has accomplished at Trinity, but Paul Assaiante was in charge of men's and women's squash at the Pan Am Games and the teams brought home 12 medals. He coached the U.S. women to the team gold medal, the singles gold medal, and the doubles gold medal.
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Oct 29, 2015

UConn women's basketball gets all 32 first-place votes in USA Today preseason coaches' poll.

Oct 29, 2015

'Twas the day before Halloween: Yard Goats mascot will be unveiled Friday.

Oct 28, 2015

RT @powers15: Should @Fox have mentioned Daniel Volquez's death with Edinson pitching? @jacobscourant checks in. #worldseries

Oct 22, 2015

Former UConn Basketball Stars Getting Ready For The Season

Oct 14, 2015

Providence guard Kris Dunn of New London is the Big East preseason player of the year. He could have been a lottery pick this year.

Oct 12, 2015

UConn RB Arkeel Newsome of Ansonia AAC special teams player of week; QB Bryant Shirreffs on honor roll.

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