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Javier Colon, Jefferson Starship, Cutie Flutie, UConn Connection, Military Appreciation, Women’s Day – All Part of Travelers Championship

Posted on May 18, 2014

Write-Up & Photos By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb One of the premier sporting events in New England, The Travelers Championship returns to the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut from June 16-22. In addition to a “strong field of golfers” there will be a weeklong military appreciation, the 6th Annual Women’s Day, performances from Jefferson Starship and Little River Band and the ever popular Celebrity Pro-Am Day. “These acts, mixed with seeing golf from one of the strongest playing fields in the tour’s history will be a thrill for our fans,” Nathan Grube, Traveler’s Championship Director, was quoted as saying in a press release. Golfers will include reigning champ Ken Duke, two time Masters winner Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Joanas Blixt,…

More Than Backboard – Mortar Board Success for Kevin Ollie’s Players

Posted on May 17, 2014

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Recognition! "@NCAA: UConn men's basketball - Nat'l Champions - Graduates #NCAAGrads" — UConn Alumni GHChptr (@UConnAlumniGHC) May 17, 2014   It has been said a picture is worth a thousand words. That sentiment certainly applies to a photo of University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin Ollie, himself a UConn graduate, with four of his players in caps and gowns – including star Shabazz Napier. The photo was put out this morning by the UConn Alumni GH Chptr. After all the hoopla -excuse the pun- over the dual 2014 national championships won by the UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams, it is apparent these new graduates are, understandably, a source of tremendous pride for Ollie. On the heels of…

Dual National Championship Parade for UConn Draws Hundreds of Thousands

Posted on April 14, 2014

Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb As far as the eye could see and beyond, fans lined the streets of downtown Hartford on April 13 for the 2014 Dual National Championship Parade honoring the University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball teams ¬†– a repeat of ten years ago when the UConn men and women also brought home dual national NCAA basketball titles.   This time around the crowd was estimated to have been even larger – approaching 300,000. It certainly looked that way. Under sunny skies the celebration got underway at 4 p.m. outside the state Capitol. Scheduled for 45 minutes it went twice as long. Taking part were a number of ¬†area high school marching bands, multiple fife & drum corps,…

Representing UConn with Class – Happy for Kevin Ollie as Huskies Headed for Sweet 16

Posted on March 23, 2014

Hurrah Hungry Huskies – win national title for UConn mens BB!! — newsandviewsjb (@newsandviewsjb) April 8, 2014 (UPDATE- Icing on the cake: UConn men head to national championship game after winning in Final Four, defeating Michigan State in the Elite Eight and Iowa State in the Sweet Sixteen.) Commentary by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Reigniting an old Big East rivalry, last night the University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball team earned a 77-65 win against Villanova in the NCCA tournament game in Buffalo, New York. They now head to the Sweet 16 and as a UConn alum I could not be happier for Head Coach Kevin Ollie. He has handled himself with finesse and represented the university with class since taking over for the retired Hall…