Will people named Brady have to change their names?
UConn has competitive advantages – some self-evident, others to be exercised – other Big East schools do not.
EEE issues may imperil high school sports again this fall.
Elaine Butler's chutzpah will be missed
Don't we go to the ballpark to forget our daily problems?
New London hasn't known many more civic minded people than Lorraine Allen.
Our antiquated, one-size-fits-all laws on this issue do not address the inherent concerns of equity, morality and biology. They need to be rewritten.
This country works best when we include everyone of all colors, religions, ancestries and orientations who learn with, play with and learn about each other.
Dozens (and dozens) of local businesses have offered us hope this month. They conspired to fill 700 "graduation boxes" with goodies for every kid graduating from East Lyme, Waterford and New London High Schools.
I love no team more than the football Giants.
Tom Poblete pays it forward by remaining in New London
History is a living thing, with tentacles and voices stretching across varying races and cultures
It requires time and many acts of good to reach institutional status. Ladies and gentlemen ... Bill Stanley.
Three-time defending state champion St. Joseph moves to a less competitive division
If we have a high school sports season this fall, what guarantees do we have that it won't get hijacked again by those infamous mosquitoes carrying Eastern Equine Encephalitis? Ah yes. The dreaded EEE.
Three former athletes raise awareness
NFA grad grapples with conflicting emotions
The NBA, NHL and NFL are making it work. Baseball can't.
Athletes must use their forums and influence now more than ever
State U is hardly alone nationally in its financial quagmire. But trying to solve it as if there's some cosmic shot clock tick-tick-ticking is far more reactionary than cautionary.
Colin Kaepernick is still deemed "unpatriotic" by many who have never had to fight for the foundational right to live. Derek Chauvin's knee, placed on George Floyd's throat for more than eight minutes in Minneapolis, is a murder weapon.
Yeomans made his last two places better places
80 pages of baseball restrictions too much
We lost William Donovan Toscano last week to COVID-19. He died in Framingham, Mass. at 61. The Day has sent several alums to bigger papers and media outlets. But never — ever — has it had a better reporter.
Building a community suggests togetherness
The state found 116 students bypassing the blind lottery process at Millsaps' old school.
Harold "Hat" Fengar coached two Waterford teams to the Babe Ruth World Series.
Players, owners bicker over our money
Turf field voted down in Killingly
How sad, really, that Dodd Stadium's silver summer may be rendered quiet by the new abnormal
Auriemma's 'graduation speech' to the class of 2020
A chance to participate in a virtual road race
A portion of this country -most of the south - will go Vesuvius without college football
Creativity often begins in the abstract, which is why at first glance, this project involving the Emily Eshenfelder Foundation spawns quizzical looks.
Very few of us are health care professionals
There was supposed to be a Kentucky Derby on Saturday. It would have been cause to gather, watch and bet. It's a holy day of sports obligation to many of us.
Community center would give New London kids a destination.
We need moments of comfort and enjoyment
This is not a football story. It is a life story. It is about how A.J. Dillon, the next kid to go national from the 06320, arrived not merely because he was blessed with the football gene, but because he parlayed it with unflagging pursuits of education and community.
Muffet McGraw was our villain. Geno Auriemma was Notre Dame's.
The concepts of greater good and self-sacrifice have never been more prevalent.
GameDay Archives: New London 23, Middletown 22
Dr. Idle, Dr. I to his close friends, would like to join the chorus and salute all doctors, nurses, medical technicians, healthcare office staff, grocery store workers and all the other folks on the frontlines for the work they do.
Some of you read this daily drivel and think I couldn't possibly be a bigger loser, let alone a better one. Thanks for reading nonetheless. And let me explain.
Not to be pretentious or anything, but there are problems remaining in the world because social distancing precludes us from solving them at the moment.
Softball. This is where the Eastern Connecticut Conference gets to create similar self-esteem issues for other parts of the state, as evidenced by our All-Decade team.
A chronological look back at some notable high school sports moments since September:
The top 32 players in UConn women's history
It's early April. I have no idea what sports will look like in the coming months. Neither does anyone else
This pandemic, if nothing else, has illustrated a few things to me: 1) politics during a health crisis are toxic and destructive; and 2) the unending need to be right about everything is overrated.
Groton needs to reconsider its AD position
We are living very conscious days, perhaps examining our lives and values as never before.
Local football official and baseball umpire Kevin Moreland learned Monday that his daughter, Cory Lynn, a nurse at Yale-New Haven, has the coronavirus. She is 24.
Rachel and Paige Mebus, former athletes and graduates of East Lyme High, work in New York City hospitals, heroically and frightfully fighting the coronavirus.
It's a relief to know Doris Burke is symptom free. Yet her story is also a cautionary tale.
Nowhere else in the state can trumpet the names O'Neill, Harvey, Varjas, Rousseau, Schiffner, Bidwell, McDonald, Davis, Campbell, Walker, Fordyce, Carignan ... Apologies to the scores of others unintentionally omitted.
Tony Nocito retires after 19 ECC championship games, nine state championship games and as the 2017 CIAC Official of the Year.
Can someone explain why Shennecossett, Norwich Golf Course and Stonington Country Club (for its members) are still open?
GameDay has compiled highlights of the top 10 state playoff games of the past decade involving schools from this corner of the world.
A Facebook site established recently to collect restaurant gift cards earmarked for the staff at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
The best way we’re going to survive this is together. So how does one navigate such a paradoxical road? Look to our favorite gin mills, of course.
It was 15 years ago when a bunch of players from Vermont became the most treasured men in the state this side of Ben or Jerry. The No. 15 Catamounts took down No. 2 Syracuse with Stonington Whiz Kid Alex Jensen in the middle of it.
We will know more Wednesday about the plight of the spring high school sports season, following a meeting of league commissioners at Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference headquarters.
Sports, the great societal distraction, became the vehicle that ultimately awakened the country to the COVID-19's threat.
We've learned in recent days and weeks that the economic tentacles of the coronavirus have left our better angels indisposed
Somehow, educational leadership in our state has concluded that our kids are safer among all their classmates, teachers and other staffers within the bustling halls of a school than they would be playing basketball in a gym without spectators
There was never a darker day in state high school sports than Tuesday. We allowed fear of the unknown to stage a coup d'état on common sense.
Idle Thoughts, while waiting for bracketology, a case of Lysol to arrive and for the Yankees to get a new medical staff:
There is nothing more sacrosanct that protecting our kids from predatory adults. I just don't see justice served in its highest form here when so many people have been hurt, beginning with kids
The Eastern Connecticut Conference has become a beacon for other leagues in Connecticut to emulate. Never has this league been more efficient and of better service to the kids and their memories.
It was a little less than 24 hours earlier that the Bears, left for dead a few weeks ago, won their third road game in five days, this one for the conference tournament championship at WPI.
Fitch senior Ajia Brown a different kind of cat. He says "sir" a lot in casual conversation. He actually converses. And he can do so with adults as easy as his friends. Makes you pine for more like him.
There is no other sporting venue in the country today — none — that does more for girls' and women's sports than Mohegan Sun Arena. #GirlDads everywhere have enjoyed the shapes and forms of Neon Uncasville for many years now.
Basketball practice, perhaps met at moments throughout the season with a sense of dread, never felt as good as it did Monday at Coast Guard.
Courtney Williams had a specific target in mind for the summer of 2020. It wasn't Connecticut.
Sam Light, otherwise a Stonington Bear – his wrestling singlet is brown and white – wrestles with Fitch as a "team of one," the CIAC's option that allows kids to stay in the sport they love.
The town of Old Saybrook's Zoning Commission is suing town residents John and Jane Ellis, who have dedicated most of their lives to helping cancer victims and their families through the Connecticut Sports Foundation.
Phil Orbe wins wherever he goes. He does not tolerate fools. He will hold you accountable. He is fair. He is firm. This job means a lot to him. So does the city.
The idea is that RMMS is teaching kids to stand up for what they believe in – and not care who knows it. I love it. And so should journalists – real ones, anyway - everywhere
Some years fly us to nirvana. Some years plunge us into the abyss.