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MIKE DIMAURO - RECENT COLUMNS

What does Waterford have over East Lyme? Try everything

Published: April 10, 2021 | Mike DiMauro

As Waterford thrives, East Lyme's sports facilities don't compare

Separated at birth: Downtown NL and the 2004 Red Sox

Published: April 8, 2021 | Mike DiMauro

Downtown's potential can only be realized with more police presence

Is it time for H.S. coaches to ban in-season social media posts?

Hitting the 'send' button can imperil seasons, lives

The 'new' Big East: Is that all there is?

Move to Big East requires more of UConn men's basketball.

Tough night, but a good season for 'immature' Huskies

The freshmen lead UConn only so far in 2021.

Of '60 Minutes,' Dave Kindred and a life affirmation

Sunday's '60 Minutes" feature on Dave Kindred shows the power of high school sports.

The night the women were more interesting than the men

They're talking women's basketball. It doesn't matter what they're saying.

Making the Final Four is hard (and it sure was Monday night)

Just because UConn makes the Final Four every year doesn't mean it's easy.

It's time for CIAC to stop giving the shaft to H.S. coaches

Connecticut needs to adopt policy allowing coaches out-of-season access

Gomez and her Wildcats have the respect of the whole state ... and Scarlata

And it all began 25 years ago this March.

Matt Harvey shining a light on the analytical revolution

Former Fitch great Harvey diving into analytics with the Orioles

UConn is back in the Sweet 16 ... thanks to the guiding hand of CD

This was Chris Dailey at her core. No big deal. We got this. Her calmness, assuredness and understated command illustrated once again why she belongs on the mythical women's Rushmore in the history of our state.

Hurley, Huskies get their mulligan

Disappointing end to UConn's season.

'Bulkeley Boys' made history 70 years ago this week

Bulkeley won the NE basketball title in March of 1951

Pacheco does the Greenleaf name proud at St. Bernard

Scholarship winner close to ending career at St. Bernard.

'Neighborhood' feel at Hartford stretches to our corner of the world

University of Hartford grads in the region rejoicing this week

Bouknight is not program royalty just yet

Bouknight must be better in NCAAs next week for UConn to advance.

Wentworth inspires a path of total inclusion at NFA

NFA athletic director inspired by Floyd's death to enact change

RIP to Sean Lowe, always the toughest guy in the room

Sean Lowe, a Hall of Fame athlete at Ledyard High, was 44 last week when he died last week.

Can the UConn men handle the burden of the program's history?

The Huskies have awakened the echoes. Now can they deliver?

They're playing hockey again in Norwich

Hockey's popularity growing in region.

Is it possible to survive the Human Comments Section?

Our words are getting meaner

Bubble, schmubble. Huskies find their salvation in Newark

UConn's win over Seton Hall solidifies tourney berth

We will miss Guisti's one-liners (and red shoes)

NFA coach leaves his mark on his school, program

Dr. I: If you won't let them in, at least let them watch

Random thoughts from the sports world

Preka sustaining the 'people's coffee shop'

City coffee shop stays alive during pandemic

Why won't NL ever consult people who know what they're talking about?

City needs input from people on the front lines who work with the kids and know them the best

The life of Ronde Ford, as told by mentor Dom Griffin

There is no place to dissect a kid's life in the wake of his death.

Bouknight: good enough for the NBA, but is he ready?

Is James Bouknight, who has appeared in all of eight games this year and 39 in his college career, ready for NBA rigors?

Gold stars to ECC for adhering to COVID protocols

High school basketball season a success - so far

Give me NFA, New London over a prep school, thanks

You grow up in your town, played in your community, play for your school and with your friends.

Bouknight case shows why honesty is such a lonely word

There's no reason for such secrecy over an elbow injury.

Who knew boredom could get so interesting?

Zoom calls becoming quite popular for two downstate attorneys.

No such thing as 'just a role player'

An ode to role players everywhere

Now you see why Paige is all the rage at UConn

Huskies don't need aesthetics to win.

Seton Hall was wrong team at wrong time for UConn

Better days coming for frustrated Huskies

Strecker leaves Lancers in a better place

Recently retired coach leaves long legacy

Dear H.S. athletes: sports or a social life, but not both

New guidelines offer hope for high school sports.

NL Community Center needs more specifics, less cheerleading

Proposed community center has potential

Dr. I: Does Tom Brady get credit for discovering the COVID vaccine, too?

Random thoughts from the sports world.

Curt Schilling vs. the morality clause. Hmmm ...

Baseball Hall of Fame voters have tougher decisions than ever.

Etess belongs on the state's Rushmore of sports

Former Mohegan Sun CEO leaves quite a legacy.

Biden's new mandate on transgender athletes swings and misses

Feds should take the lead on transgender issues

Praise the Lord and pass the Mylanta until Bouknight returns

UConn men need an offensive coordinator.

UConn-Tennessee 'not a big deal' anymore? Says who?

History a key to women's basketball's best rivalry.

Of hoops, masks and BU's unwillingness to help

BU program unwilling to help shed light on masks and basketball

Football and wrestling expose CIAC's shortcomings

Football, wrestling have more in common than they realize.

Contradictory H.S. sports rules leave many of us befuddled

Spring football never had a real chance in Connecticut.

'Conservative Grace' and her civil exchange of ideas

SB grad espouses conservative ideals

Hurley slowly hearkening the old days at UConn

UConn men making their way back from the wilderness

RIP Dee Rowe: The once and future conscience of UConn sports

Remembering the life of Dee Rowe

Dr. I is convinced Curt Schilling's the reason God made the mute button

Dr. Idle's thoughts from the sports world.

Of the WNBA and its contribution to democracy

WNBA players help Warnock's election

The 'Old Gray Lady' swings and misses

Sports have an emerging role in a pandemic.

Karma won't be kind to Doug Pederson

Pederson altered with the game's integrity

Happy New Year! (Now put down your phone)

2021 should be 'The Year Of The Person'

'Quadzilla' proving NFL Draftniks wrong

New London's AJ Dillon suddenly drawing comparisons to Derrick Henry.

Note to UConn fans: Time to hit Atlantic BB in the wallet

Many in region can't watch UConn women's basketball on SNY this season.

Dr. I is very much looking forward to Geno's next halftime rant

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for 2021, the Giants to stop faking field goals and for better snow removal in New London: • Dr. Idle, Dr. I to his close friends, can't wait for the next UConn women's game. Not for the game. But for the halftime interview. Geno Auriemma's streams...

2020: The wound is where the light gets in

Waterford Youth and Family Services, Cactus Jack help many in their town.

Nadya's Hot Chocolate Bombs: yummy for the tummy

New London STEM pathway junior Nadya Murphy is running her own business when she isn't playing lacrosse.

The old Geno is back coaching the new Huskies

UConn's defense stifles a tough team to guard

A list of dumb things I've seen recently

Of Dodd Stadium, Daniel Jones and sports watching issues

Why are narcissists so irresistible?

Sports news from last week produced the revelation that Kyrie Irving, whose bizarre musings often suggest his cord doesn't always reach the outlet, decided he's not talking to the media this year.

Dear college hoop folks: Sacrifice more, speak less

The show must - and should - go on

Saluting the life of Fred Hahn, an American original

Groton's Fred Hahn was a fixture at local sporting events.

Mother Teresa, Jonas Salk and ... Lou Holtz?

Trump picks coach with checkered past for medal of freedom

RIP, Mike Shalin, a man who taught me everything

Former Fenway official scorer Mike Shalin dies at 65

Jere Quinn's 'boss' (his son, Matt) upholding T-More's excellence

Exercise sciences working at T-More

New book on Montelli hearkens happy memories

Former St. Joe's coach Vito Montelli talks about 50 years in basketball

Fuller deserves proportionate accolades

Fuller wins league award for a kickoff

Dr. I: When's the last time ND got called for holding?

Random thoughts from the sports world

Yes, Virginia, there is a San Francisco (just ask Pete Barry)

Former CGA coach remembers his days at USF

Come along and experience Bubbleville in Uncasville

Long strange night at Mohegan

King's coaching again: Power of the people ain't dead yet

Unity behind reinstating King provides a great lesson

Tim King has the community — and the truth — on his side

Tim King should keep his job as Valley Regional/Old Lyme football coach.

Appreciate what you have and give it all you've got

Practicing gratitude in a pandemic

Of Porter, Cabral and their faith-based journey back home

It is entirely human to yearn for the next thing in our lives. Endure the present, but flirt with the future. This was Keith Porter.

Why does distance learning preclude athletics from happening?

If COVID's circumstances necessitate fluidity, our actions must thus remain fluid.

Will the NCAA consider listening to Jere Quinn?

Season No. 43, the only one Jere Quinn has ever coached in a pandemic, will challenge him as no other.

In hindsight, Heinsohn was simply the best

Tommy Heinsohn made his mark one night at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Behavior from left and right making me nauseous

Sports played a role in the election