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Lindsay Whalen was back in a comfortable place Friday, Mohegan Sun Arena, talking memories. She was sitting courtside, the building virtually empty as the Minnesota Lynx, her team for the past nine years, wrapped up shootaround several hours before a game against the Connecticut Sun. "I grew up...
As UConn’s Aug. 30 season-opener against UCF creeps closer, The Courant will go position-by-position through the Huskies’ roster, breaking down the depth chart. After tackling the quarterback position yesterday, we continue to running back. Starter: Zavier Scott, freshman A week ago, the UConn...
New ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro affirmed his company’s commitment to Bristol Friday, despite the migration of more and more studio content to New York City. “Bristol will remain the hub,” Pitaro said at an event at ESPN headquarters. Pitaro began at ESPN in March, months after the network debuted...
For his 90th birthday last year, Saul Nesselroth and a group of his friends celebrated by getting ice cream. They didn’t drive to the ice cream store. They biked – 90 kilometers, or 55 miles. This year, Nesselroth, a retired UConn professor who lives in Mansfield, celebrated his 91st birthday with...
Chris Sale understands it's a perfect time for the Boston Red Sox to be cautious with his troublesome shoulder. He's just frustrated that he's back on the disabled list. Boston returned the ace lefty to the 10-day disabled list Saturday after just one healthy start. He was already on the DL...
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Aramark, the food service provider for 14 NFL teams around the country, has revealed its roster of new menu items for the 2018 season. The company partnered with several James Beard Award-winning chefs to create mouth-watering dishes.Photo Credit: Aramark
Talk about some super trolling: a billboard in Foxborough, Massachusetts has popped up taunting New England Patriots fans ahead of the team's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.Gina Lewis, the self-proclaimed "biggest Eagles fan alive" living in Massachusetts, said she raised $5,000 to cover the billboard fee and is now raising $10,000 to donate to Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz's charity. Retired NYPD Officer Hailed as Hero For Saving Girl in Aruba The Boston Globe reports the ad is on an electronic billboard on Route 1 near Gillette Stadium, and that it all started with a tweet in June."My Coworker (Pats fan) says if I can get 4100 likes and 3300 RTs he'll pay to put this on a Billboard here in New England!!" Lewis wrote online two months ago. "He says the chances of getting that many are as good as us winning another SB!!! Eagles Nation, let's hand New England another L and make this happen!!" Missing Colorado Girls Were Submerged in Oil for 4 Days As of Aug. 14, the tweet had more than 8,500 retweets and nearly 14,500 likes.The Eagles defeated New England 41-33 in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis back in February. Saudi Arabia Prepares for Annual Muslim Hajj Pilgrimage The Patriots meet Philadelphia again on the field for a preseason game at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Gillette Stadium.Photo Credit: NBC10 Boston
It’s been 12 years, but the championship winning UConn and Tennessee women’s basketball programs will face each other again. The teams will play each other in a two-year series. UConn will host Tennessee during the 2019-2020 season and part of the proceeds will benefit the Pat Summitt Foundation and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Retired NYPD Officer Hailed as Hero For Saving Girl in Aruba “I am happy to have the Lady Vols back on our schedule and am thrilled that proceeds to our games will benefit such an important endeavor like the Pat Summitt Foundation,” UConn head coach Geno Auriemma said in a statement. “I know our fans will be excited to renew the rivalry with Tennessee and expect them to fill the building for some good basketball and a great cause.” For the 2020-2021 season, the Lady Vols will host the Huskies in Knoxville and part of the proceeds will benefit the Pat Summitt Foundation and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as well as the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Missing Colorado Girls Were Submerged in Oil for 4 Days Game dates and times have not yet been announced, but the event will be showcased during the annual We Back Pat week. “The Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to celebrate all levels of the game for both men and women,” John L. Doleva, president and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, said in a statement. “When it comes to women’s college hoops, there’s no match-up more highly anticipated than that of UConn versus Tennessee. We’re so proud to unite these teams in a contest benefitting great causes and honoring the late Hall of Famer Pat Summitt.” Saudi Arabia Prepares for Annual Muslim Hajj Pilgrimage UConn released a statement saying UConn leads the all-time series vs. Tennessee, 13-9 and the Huskies defeated the Lady Vols four times in the NCAA Championship game. Photo Credit: Getty Images
Athletes are athletes.“They just want to hit the ball again. They just want to work on their skill set,” Karin Korb said, while instructing a group of campers at the Ivan Lendl Adaptive Sports Camp last week. Retired NYPD Officer Hailed as Hero For Saving Girl in Aruba Like any athlete, they’ll tell you about themselves. For some, that’s explaining that they have cerebral palsy. For others, describing a paralyzing gymnastics back injury. But these athletes would rather just tell you about their game.“I always try to hit the ball, no matter what,” said camper Hennessy Hernandez. “No matter how bad it might be.” Missing Colorado Girls Were Submerged in Oil for 4 Days For one week each summer, that’s all these athletes have to focus on. Between basketball and tennis instruction, there’s hardly any time to explain the answers to their frequently asked questions.“You don’t learn to walk so you can play basketball or something,” Hernandez said. “You have to learn the game.” Saudi Arabia Prepares for Annual Muslim Hajj Pilgrimage Enfield’s Andrew Haraghey is back as an instructor at this year’s camp, fresh from his Paralympic debut. He finished 18th in downhill and 24th in Super-G in PyeongChang, but his journey to becoming a Paralympian started at the Ivan Lendl camp.“Before that, I hadn’t really thought about using a wheelchair,” said Haraghey on his start in adaptive sports.And he’s not the only world class athlete instructing at the camp. Korb is a two-time Paralympian and 10-time tennis world team member. Now, they’re teaching the next generation.“These kids are going to go and be like, ‘wow, I know how to play tennis,’” said Korb. “Or, ‘I know instructors who play tennis,’ or, ‘I have friends who play tennis and if you want to play tennis with me, I can play tennis with you.’”The Ivan Lendl Adaptive Sports Camp is run through the Hospital For Special Care. It is entirely volunteer based. You can find more information for interested campers or on volunteering here.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut