UConn Huskies, National Champions!

Congratulations to the UConn Huskies, who defeated the Kentucky Wildcats last night to win their fourth NCAA championship in 16 years.  There were so many storylines with UConn’s improbable run: Shabazz Napier’s MVP performance and his comments on the efforts of Northwestern football players to unionize; Kevin Ollie winning a National Championship in only his second year […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn’s Kendall Reyes Waits for the Call Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant has written a nice story on UConn defensive tackle Kendall Reyes, who is expected to be drafted tonight in the second or third round of the NFL Draft.  Conner accurately describes Reyes as a “true gentlemen and class act.”  Best of luck to Reyes, receiver Kashif Moore […]

Friday Sports Briefs

New York Mets Prevail in Fan’s Suit Over Broken Bat Rob Romano has the story on Attorney Carla Varriale, who successfully defended the New York Mets against a claim by a fan who alleged that he was injured after a bat shattered during a game at Shea Stadium. UConn Huskies Draft Central With the NFL Draft […]

Dan Fitzgerald on ESPN Radio with Jason Page

I was a guest on The Back Page with Jason Page on ESPN Radio 1410/1300 yesterday afternoon to discuss UConn’s response to the NCAA’s allegations of recruiting violations by the men’s basketball program.  Thanks to Jason Page and his producer, Evan Wilner, for having me on the show.  Click the play button below to listen to […]

What’s Next for UConn Basketball?

Paul Doyle and Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant wrote an excellent story for Sunday’s paper, entitled “UConn’s Testimony Before NCAA Over, Now It’s Time To Wait.”  In the story, Doyle and Anthony analyze the potential outcomes of the NCAA’s investigation of UConn for alleged recruiting violations.  I was interviewed along with sports law experts […]

The Colonial Column: McCown Leads Return of Pro Football to Connecticut

By Dan Canavan On a day that the UConn Huskies were run out of Philadelphia by Temple, the Hartford Colonials were celebrating a new kind of football at Rentschler Field.  It wasn’t the Patriots, but the militia was stationed in the end zone.  There was tailgating and cheerleaders, inflatable helmets and cannon fire.  And the fireworks didn’t […]