With almost 49,000 voters weighing in on the top Double-A facilities, Dunkin’ Donuts Park, home of the Hartford Yard Goats, was the winner in the third-annual Best of the Ballparks fan vote from Ballpark Digest. It is the first time a new facility has won a Best of the Ballparks vote.
Fans selected Dunkin’ Donuts […]
Connecticut drivers may soon see another vanity license plate option if a bill approved by the state legislature is signed into law by Governor Malloy. A license plate commemorating the Hartford Whalers hockey franchise, which departed the Capital city 20 years ago, gained legislative approval in the final days of the General Assembly session.
In a state-by-state analysis of start-up business activities, Connecticut moved from ranking 22nd among the smallest 25 states a year ago to 18th this year – the largest forward progress of any of the nation’s 25 smallest states. Vermont also moved up four positions, from 13th to 9th. And Kansas advanced three positions, from 18th […]
In a press conference on May 6, 1997, team owner Peter Karmanos Jr. said he was moving his hockey team, the Hartford Whalers, to Raleigh and renaming it the Carolina Hurricanes.
It has been 20 years, and now there is an effort – voiced by Hartford City Councilman John Gale – to go back to […]
For Hartford hockey fans of the Whalers vintage, a peek at this year’s National Hockey League (NHL) attendance figures are either demoralizing or encouraging – or both. It has been two decades since the Whalers were uprooted by ownership, replanted in North Carolina and renamed the Hurricanes, and two weeks since Gov. Dannel Malloy and […]
Hartford’s Riverside Park will play host to the 2017 Cyclocross National Championships January 3-8, 2017, as another popular sport brings a national caliber event to Connecticut’s Capital City.
“The cyclocross national championships are the pinnacle of cyclocross racing in the United States each year,” said Micah Rice, Vice-President of National Events, USA Cycling. Cyclocross […]
Hartford’s reputation as the place to be for aspiring collegiate volleyball players will continue to grow in 2017, as the New England Region Volleyball Association (NERVA) will be expanding its Mizuno New England Winterfest Tournament at the Connecticut Convention Center (CTCC) in January.
NERVA will be adding an additional weekend – Friday, January 6, 2017 […]
Public awareness of ALS – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – has been intertwined with sports since Lou Gehrig played with the New York Yankees, and saw his career and his life, tragically shortened by the neurodegenerative disease eight decades ago. Gehrig’s Yankee Stadium speech in 1939 has endured as one of the century’s most memorable.
The 2012 London Olympic Games, the most watched event in U.S. television history with 217 million viewers, is so four years ago. NBC Sports, with the epicenter of its operations in Stamford, is looking to break its own Olympic and world record with coverage from Rio.
So far, it seems to be working.
Just over […]
The growing number of public schools that require students to pay a fee to participate in after school activities, such as sports or music, is exacerbating the economic class disparities in America’s schools, and diminishing opportunities for students from families of limited financial means.
“Play to play must end,” said social scientist Robert Putnam, a […]
Every four years, America’s attention turns to gymnastics, as the Olympics push the U.S. team to the forefront of competitive sports. The road to Rio, and the 2016 Summer Games, is underway, but for Connecticut residents following the sport, the run-up competitions are providing an opportunity to look not only at this summer’s climactic event, […]
Former UConn quarterback Casey Cochran, who retired from the sport at age 20 after suffering his 13th concussion, said this week that “There are problems with the game that need to be addressed. As it is played right now, tackle football — with its pads and helmets — puts players in harm’s way, all of […]
Connecticut is in the running to host the 2021 Solheim Cup, often described as the most exciting event in women’s professional golf, in what would be a significant coup for the state’s sports fans.
The female equivalent of the men’s Ryder Cup, the tournament is held every odd-numbered year and matches the best players from […]
Apparently, it’s all about the lease. Rumors continue to fly about the possible relocation or sale of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League, but Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos, who moved the team formerly known as the Hartford Whalers there two decades ago, says they’re staying put.
The Hockey News is reporting that […]