Danbury Whalers Off to Winning Start

The Danbury Whalers, the most recent addition to Connecticut’s professional sports landscape, enjoyed a successful opening weekend, beating the visiting New York Aviators on Friday and Saturday night.  Congratulations to Danbury Whalers CEO Herm Sorcher, who was interviewed by Dan Canavan back in February. Here are a few pictures from opening night at the Danbury Ice […]

The Colonial Column: No Luck for Colonials in Las Vegas

By Dan Canavan LAS VEGAS – Last week, the Colonials traveled to Las Vegas for another heartbreaking loss, which extended Hartford’s record to 1-4.  Although the Colonials struggled offensively for most of the game, Quarterback Josh McCown registered a late touchdown to force overtime with 01:04 remaining in regulation.  But in overtime, Locos Kicker Steve Hauschka posted a […]

The Colonial Column: Hartford Drops Heartbreaker to Omaha

By Dan Canavan On a cold and blustery day at Rentschler field, the Colonials dropped a heartbreaker to Jeff Garcia and the star-studded Omaha Nighthawks.  A bad snap over the head of quarterback Josh McCown killed a late drive and sealed the 19-14 loss in front of an announced crowd of 14,056.  The Colonials lost to […]

The Colonial Column: Colonials Welcome Nighthawks

By Dan Canavan After dropping their last two contests, the UFL’s Hartford Colonials will be looking for revenge against the Omaha Nighthawks this weekend at Rentschler Field.  The Nighthawks handed the Colonials their first loss of the season with a dramatic come from behind victory in Omaha on September 24th.  While Hartford was in control for […]

The Colonial Column: Colonials in the Community

By Dan Canavan Prior to the season, the Hartford Colonials made an organizational commitment to supporting local nonprofit organizations.  Upon his signing with the Colonials, Quarterback Josh McCown generously agreed to donate $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford. But the team’s generosity hasn’t been limited to financial support. On September 3rd, McCown and teammates spent […]

The Connecticut Whale Unveils Logo

By Dan Canavan Whalers Sports and Entertainment (“WSE”) unveiled its new logo for the Connecticut Whale on Wednesday.   The logo was designed by Howard Baldwin, chairman of the Whale franchise, the WSE marketing team, and graphic designer, Erik Carlson. According to Baldwin: “We have created a fun logo that not only captures the family-oriented approach of […]

The Colonial Column: UFL Continues Focus on Fan Experience

By Dan Canavan The first sentence of the UFL’s mission statement reads as follows: The UFL provides high-quality professional football during a traditional fall season while embracing innovation and fan interaction. With the Hartford Colonials yet to play a game, it is premature to discuss the quality of the football.  But we can take notice […]

The Colonial Column: UFL Training Camp Open to Public

Connecticut Sports Law is pleased to announce its new blog series “The Colonial Column,” which will cover the inaugural season of the UFL’s Hartford Colonials.  Stay tuned for continuing coverage of the Colonials by Dan Fitzgerald and Dan Canavan, including  game-day updates and observations.    By Dan Canavan Tommorow, the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League […]