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 […]
If the three twenty-somethings enjoying lunch and some brief down time outside at Trumbull Kitchen seemed familiar to passersby in downtown Hartford, it’s probably because they’ve been on national television a time or two. And will be again.
The casual lunch and conversation among three friends – competitors in the P&G Gymnastics Championships being held […]
Gymnastics will once again take center stage in Hartford this weekend, as for the third time in a decade Connecticut’s Capitol City is the center of the gymnastics world – this time in an Olympic year, when public interest ramps up to peak levels.
The three-day event begins on Friday at the downtown […]
Racial discrimination is often difficult to prove, with a variety of influencing factors making a clear cut determination often impossible. But it is also widely recognized that racial discrimination is also difficult to eliminate. Now, academic researchers have found yet another way of demonstrating that racial prejudice continues to impact daily lives – often in […]
As the 2016 major league baseball season begins, the eyes of the nation – and his former hometown of Stamford – will once again turn to the remarkable legacy of Jackie Robinson. A new documentary by acclaimed film director Ken Burns, titled Jackie Robinson, premieres Monday, April 11 at 9 p.m. and continues Tuesday, April […]
With heightened focus in recent years on the ramifications of concussions on the careers and lives of athletes – especially professional football players – research is gaining interest and attention in a range of contact sports. The recent release of the popular movie Concussion has pushed awareness and interest even further – along with the […]
When the Hartford Yard Goats take up residence at the new Dunkin’ Donuts Park later this spring, they will continue to be a Double-A farm team of the National League’s Colorado Rockies, which run one of major league baseball’s top 10 farm systems, according to a pre-season analysis by the website minorleagueball.com.
At the […]
During the 2014-15 National Hockey League season, the teams with the lowest average home attendance were the Arizona (13,345), Carolina Hurricanes (12,594) and Florida Panthers (11,265).
So far in the current season, through 23 home games, the attendance for Hurricanes games has sunk even lower, averaging 11,390, lowest in the league. They are the only […]
Construction of a new, synthetic-surface football field to replace the grass field that had developed drainage problems at Bloomfield High School was driven by concern over player safety. The conditions on the old field, which had not been renovated in more than a decade, had become dangerous and led to player injuries, according to school […]