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Jeff Otterbein

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Sports Editor — Hartford Courant
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Jeff Otterbein: UConn Women Simply The Best, Just Watch And Learn To Live With It — Let's get this out of the way at the start. It would take guts for me, as sports editor of The Courant, to write that UConn women's basketball is bad for the game. Thankfully I don't believe that. Sure, close games would be better for the casual fan to hang in and watch until the end.

Connecticut Sun To Unveil All-Color Uniforms — Forget the white uniforms. The WNBA, in its 20th season, is unveiling colorful uniforms for all its teams. The Connecticut Sun will wear orange jerseys with navy blue stripes and orange shorts at home. On the road, Sun players will wear navy road jerseys with orange stripes and navy shorts.

On The Fly: New Britain Bees Have Their Sting — The New Britain Bees have named their mascot Sting. Wasn't sure they would do that, considering it does not conjure up the most kid-friendly of thoughts. Then again, stinging the opposition is what all Bees fans want.

On The Fly: Obama Goes The Safe Route, Picking Top-Seeded KU Men, UConn Women — President Barack Obama has UConn beating Colorado in their first-round NCAA Tournament game, but does not have the Huskies upsetting No. 1 seed Kansas in the next round. He actually has the Jayhawks winning it all.

Yale Basketball Team Moves On Without Captain Jack Montague — The Yale men's basketball team defeated Columbia 71-55 Saturday night to secure its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1962 in a season in which its captain was dismissed from the team. Jack Montague last played for Yale on Feb. 6 and the school officially changed his status to "withdrawn" on Feb.

On The Fly: Spring Training And Everybody Is Still Happy — Ah, spring training . Heat from the sun but not yet from fans or ownership. Everyone lives in sort of a fantasy land. Said new Marlins manager Don Mattingly : "Nobody's lost any games yet. Nobody's gone 0-for-4. I haven't made any terrible decisions yet. Everything's good right now.

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.
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