The Nutmeg in a nutshell


Being from Connecticut, I’ve noticed there are few (as in 0) sports blogs that cover the state the way it deserves. Okay it probably doesn’t deserve to be covered at all, but I’m going to give it a whirl anyway. I will try and post stories that seem interesting from around the state and link to them, updating this feature a couple times a week. We’ll see how it goes. Tips are appreciated.

Mike Anthony from the Hartford Courant writes that 6’11 Jonathan Mandeldove could see his playing time increase, especially when UConn starts to play better teams. Interesting that Calhoun says Stanley Robinson -one of the team’s top recruits- could end up getting “squeezed.”

Jim Fuller from the New Haven Register has a nice piece on the innaugual UConn Women Huskies of Honor ceremony getting ready to take place.

If an ECAC hockey preview doesn’t get you all hot and bothered, I’m not sure what will.

What happens to football players from Connecticut between the time they play little league and the time they get to high school? Given the success at younger ages, you’d think we’d see more kids going to big name schools. Three teams at three different Pop Warner levels advanced to the nationals in Florida. Unfortunately, only the Waterbury Patrits Jr. Midgets are still alive, but that’s still a huge achievement.

Waterbury dreams of being West Haven. Well, who doesn’t?

In Monday’s Journal Inquirer, John F. Silver gave his assessment on where UConn football stands and where it’s going. I'm not sure what it is about possibly having a quarterback named Billy Bob that excites me.


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