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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Quinnipiac hockey honored

Quinnipiac junior forward Kate Wheeler was named ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Player of the Week,

For the complete release from Quinnipiac please click here


SCSU men's soccer 4th in region

The Southern Connecticut men’s soccer team is ranked No. 4 in the National Collegiate Athletics Association East Regional Rankings. The final poll will be published on November 3, and the championship selections will be held on November 8.

For the complete release from SCSU click here


SCSU blue-white hoops game Thursday

The Southern Connecticut men's basketball team will play its Blue/White game Thursday at 7 p.m. at Moore Field House. Admission is free.

For the complete SCSU schedule click here


Monday, October 25, 2010

UNH's Anderson NE-10 defensive player of the week

University of New Haven junior Desmond Anderson has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance this past weekend.
The Chargers defeated the Warriors 27-25 on Saturday afternoon, improving to 7-1 on the season.

Anderson had two interceptions, increasing his season total to seven. Anderson also collected nine total tackles and one pass break up.

The Northeast-10 leading Chargers return to action on Saturday when they travel to Pace University. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Pace Field.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Tony Dungy, Dan Patrick at Lauralton Hall in December

Lauralton Hall will present “An Evening with Tony Dungy and Dan Patrick” on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lauralton Hall Gymnasium.

Prices are $50 for adults and $25 for students.

Space permitting, entrance at the door on the day of the event is $75.

The legendary coach and award-winning sportscaster will discuss a wide range of topics including top athletes of the day, the state of the NFL, women’s sports, Super Bowl XLV predictions and much more.

A cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception with Dungy and Patrick will be held in the Lauralton Hall Mansion prior to the event beginning at 6 p.m. with a limited number of reservations available. The cocktail reception is $150 per person.

For sponsorship opportunities or to make a reservation, please contact (203)877-2786, ext. 137 or

Checks can be made payable to Lauralton Hall, 200 High St, Milford, CT 06460 or register online at

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yale lands local hoops star

Former Register MVP Brandon Sherrod is headed to Yale to play basketball. He is currently at Choate.

Read the story here.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Good news for Mandi

Some good news about Yale hockey player Mandi Schwartz from the Yale web site

She's making good progress since her stem cell transplant almost four weeks ago.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Putting a good foot forward

Nice touch by SCSU track teams ...

The Southern Connecticut State men’s and women’s cross country/track and field teams recently joined together to conduct a shoe and spike drive that benefitted the New Haven YMCA Youth Center.

This program is just one example of many community outreach events that SCSU student-athletes will take part in during the 2010-11 academic year as part of the Tim Greer Insurance Agency Community Service Cup.

Cozza to be honored

A well deserved honor for Yale coaching legend Carm Cozza, a part of Miami of Ohio's famous coaching cradle. The University is unveiling a statue of Cozza Saturday prior to its game against Ohio.

Read more here.


National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) preseason poll

You might remember this as competitive cheer, but it has since changed its name ...

In a polling of coaches from the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA), Maryland emerged as the preseason favorite for the 2010-11 season. The Terrapins, who return 20 student-athletes for the upcoming season, received 24 of an available 25 points (with four first-place votes) to beat out Oregon for the top spot.


Rk Team (1st) Pts

1. Maryland (4) 24

2. Oregon (1) 21

3. Fairmont (1) 17

4. Baylor 12

5. Azusa Pacific 9

6. Quinnipiac 7

UNH ranked in Lambert Poll

ECAC® Lambert Meadowlands Division II Football Poll presented by FieldTurf

1. California (Pa.) 7-0 150

2. Bloomsburg 6-1 132

3. Kutztown 7-0 120

4. New Haven 6-1 96

5. C. W. Post 5-2 90

6. Slippery Rock 5-2 72

7. Mercyhurst 4-2 63

8. Assumption 5-2 27

8. Gannon 4-3 27

10. Indiana (Pa.) 4-3 21

10. Merrimack 3-3 21

ARV: Edinboro.

Also, Yale is receiving votes in the FCS poll

ECAC® Lambert Meadowlands Championship Subdivision (I-AA) Football Poll presented by FieldTurf

Record Points

1. Delaware 7-0 198

2. William & Mary 5-1 182

3. Villanova 4-2 160

4. New Hampshire 4-3 128

5. Massachusetts 4-2 94

6. Penn 4-1 84

7. James Madison 4-2 80

8. Richmond 3-3 62

9. Colgate 4-2 48

9. Robert Morris 6-1 48

ARV: Lehigh, Brown, Yale.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Wicked Good 5K Run

From John Bysiewicz ....

Road races and family-friendly activities will highlight The Connection Fund’s inaugural Wicked Good 5K Run, Walk and Family Festival on Sunday, October 31, at 10 a.m. at New Haven’s Lighthouse Point Park. JB Sports, organizer of the New Haven Road Race on Labor Day, estimates that 500 runners and walkers will participate this first year. Primary sponsors are Aetna, Wiggin and Dana LLP, and Chabaso Bakery.

Proceeds will benefit The Connection, a non-profit human services agency that serves children and adult in Greater New Haven and statewide.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three female and male finishers in nine age categories: 12 and under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; and 80 and over.

Finishers in the half-mile noncompetitive fun run, open to ages 12 and under, will receive ribbons.

The best individual costumes for kids and adults as determined by a panel of judges will receive awards.

Shirts will be given to all pre-registered walkers and runners, and the first 100 raceday entrants.

The event also includes food, drinks and activities, including games, face painting and free rides on Lighthouse Point Park’s carousel. The entry fee for the 5K walk or run is $22 before Oct. 30, and $25 on raceday. The cost for the kids run fun is $9 before Oct. 30, or $10 at the door.

Entrants can register at, by calling 203-481-5933, or in person at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 31.

“We created the Wicked Good Race and Festival because we recognize the charitable-mindedness of the running community,” states Peter Nucci, President and CEO of The Connection Fund. “It’s our hope that runners and walkers and their families will attend the event, and even participate in costume, if they’d like.” The theme of the race, “Because poverty can be scary,” was selected since many local individuals and families served by The Connection “have been gripped by poverty and prevented from progressing in life,” according to Nucci, who added that his agency “has a strong track record since 1972, of helping people in Connecticut become valued, productive citizens.” The Connection serves 2,000 children and adults monthly in Greater New Haven through its supportive housing, behavioral health, community justice, and women and children’s programs


Swimming fundraiser

The First Annual "Swim for Miles" Fundraiser

Swimmers of all ages coming together to support East Shore families in need

When: Sunday October 24 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Where: The Soundview YMCA Route 1 in Branford

What: 12:00 – 2:00 12 & Under Swimmers

• the goal for 8 & under swimmers is 1 mile (72 laps)

• the goal for 9 & 10 year old swimmers is 1.5 miles (108 laps)

• the goal for 11 & 12 year old swimmers is 2 miles (144 laps)

2:00 – 4:00 13 & Over Swimmers

• the goal for 13 & over competitive swimmers is 3 miles (216 laps)

• the goal for 13 & over leisure swimmers is 1 mile (72 laps)

How: Collect donations in advance for your participation and submit the form prior to your swim. Checks may be made out to BRS (Branford Recreational Stingrays) Entry forms are available at the YMCA front desk or for additional information contact: Tim Raynor at

Additional Information: Raffles from area businesses, t-shirts, snacks and beverages available to purchase the day of the event. Awards given to the highest donors.

All are welcome to participate in this great opportunity to Swim for Miles in order to support local people in need.

Barroso, Bliss to be inducted into New England Hall of Fame

Former Southern Connecticut State men’s soccer players Joe Barroso and Brian Bliss will be inducted into the New England Soccer Hall of Fame on Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m. at the Riviera Inn in East Providence, R.I.

Barroso was a part of the Owls’ National Championship team in 1990. A former USA Soccer ‘A’ National Team player, Barroso currently ranks sixth all-time at SCSU in goals (41) and ninth in points (99). He currently serves as head men’s soccer coach at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.

A three-time captain and four-year starter, Bliss led the Owls to a 60-14-8 record and appeared in three NCAA Division II tournaments. A member of the U.S. tam which played in the 1990 World Cup, Bliss was also a member of the U.S. team in 1995 in the Copa America tournament and the U.S. Cup tournament.

Bliss was the first player selected in the 1987 Major Indoor Soccer League draft, taken by the Cleveland Force. The Most Valuable Player in the 1987 MISL annual All-America Classic, he played professionally in Germany’s second division with the Carl Zeiss Jena Club and with three teams in Major League Soccer. He is currently the Technical Director with the Columbus Crew.


Dungy to speak in Trumbull Dec. 11

Tony Dungy, former professional football player, historic Super Bowl coach, and analyst of NBC’s studio show Football Night in America, is coming to Christian Heritage School in Trumbull Dec. 11, 2010. This is a morning event from 10-11:30 a.m. Dan Patrick, host of The Dan Patrick Show, and co-host of NBC’s Football Night in America, will be the emcee for the event.

Tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for students (grade 12 and under). Seats in the first and second row in the gym are being offered at $100 per seat. Doors open at 9 a.m. and seating is on a first-come first-served basis with the exception of the first and second rows which will be reserved for ticket holders. Please contact Lisa Holeva at 203-261-6230 ext. 590 for availability. For more information and directions to Christian Heritage, please log on to the school’s website at and click on the link in the upper right-hand corner.