Summary: The Courant's UConn Insiders take you between the lines and on the beat with the state's premier college programs.
The Courant’s Alex Putterman, Mike Anthony and Chris Brodeur break down the UConn football team’s dismal showing in Boise before turning their attention to Randy Edsall’s recent comments about the state of the program. Then, former Huskies Ryan Krug and Brian Markowski — the honorary captains for Saturday’s matchup with URI— join the show to … Continue reading "UConn Insider, Episode 75: Ryan Krug And Brian Markowski"
The Courant’s Alex Putterman and Chris Brodeur break down the UConn football team’s season-opening loss to UCF. There were bright spots for the Huskies (quarterback David Pindell, receiver Kyle Buss), but mostly there were troubling developments (the secondary still can’t cover anybody, the turnover battle went the wrong way). The guys also decipher an interesting … Continue reading "UConn Insider, Episode 74: Football With Alex Putterman"
Columnist Mike Anthony and beat reporter Alex Putterman join Chris Brodeur to preview the 2018 UConn football season. The guys dissect the matchup with UCF, which is the Huskies’ toughest opener in years. After a breakdown of the roster and a big-picture look at the program’s progress, they wrap the show by taking some Twitter … Continue reading "UConn Insider, Episode 73: Football With Mike Anthony And Alex Putterman"
The Courant’s new UConn football beat reporter Alex Putterman makes his debut appearance on the UConn Insider podcast. The West Hartford native joins Chris Brodeur to discuss growing up at the crossroads of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry when it was at its apex, his UConn basketball fandom, studying journalism at Northwestern, his early impressions of … Continue reading "UConn Insider, Episode 72: Football With Alex Putterman"
The Courant’s Dom Amore and Chris Brodeur kick off the show by previewing the Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic, the former UConn coach’s annual charity all-star game at Mohegan Sun. The guys discuss the history of the game and its importance to the Calhoun family, what the vibe will be like given the rift between the … Continue reading "UConn Insider, Episode 71: Rudy Gay"
Former UConn men’s basketball star Charlie Villanueva called in to chat with the Courant’s Mike Anthony and Chris Brodeur about his involvement in the Calhoun Celebrity Classic, his NBA career, the lasting impact Jim Calhoun has on his players, his work as a spokesperson for people with alopecia, and, yes, the whereabouts of his toilet.
UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma joins Courant sports columnist Mike Anthony to discuss the offseason, catching up with former players, turning the page from last year, his expectations for the 2018-19 season, whether or not student-athletes should be paid, changes he’d like to see in the game and his coaching future.
In her UConn Insider podcast debut, the Courant’s new UConn women’s beat reporter Kelli Stacy joins Chris Brodeur to chat about her background as a student reporter at Oklahoma University (1:30); the genesis of her Minnesota Vikings fandom (4:00); her sportswriting influences (7:00); her rise at the OU Daily (8:30); what it’s really like to … Continue reading "UConn Insider, Episode 68: Women’s Hoops With Kelli Stacy"
The Courant’s Dom Amore and Chris Brodeur discuss the simmering legal feud between Kevin Ollie and his former employer, the UConn men’s basketball team. Where do the two sides go from here? Is a settlement still possible? Or, in the wake of damning allegations made public in recent weeks with the release of a 1,355-page … Continue reading "UConn Insider, Episode 67: Men’s Hoops With Dom Amore"
The Courant’s Dom Amore and Chris Brodeur discuss the upcoming NCAA baseball tournament, which will feature two local teams. Amore, who’s in South Carolina covering UConn in the Conway Regional, previews the bracket, breaks down the roster and outlines the ways in which the Huskies can earn a berth in the Super Regionals. He then … Continue reading "UConn Insider, Episode 66: NCAA Baseball With Dom Amore"
Courant sports columnist Mike Anthony and UConn men’s beat reporter Dom Amore join Chris Brodeur to discuss Jim Calhoun’s progress in starting up the men’s basketball program at the University of St. Joseph. The guys share some Calhoun war stories, break down the logistics of moving into an active coaching role with the Blue Jays … Continue reading "UConn Insider, Episode 65: Jim Calhoun Talk With Mike Anthony And Dom Amore"
Yankees farmhand L.J. Mazzilli joined the Courant’s Dom Amore to discuss the recent trade from the Mets that landed the Greenwich native in Pinstripes, memorable minor-league brushes he had with both Aaron Judge and Tim Tebow, the legacy of the 2011 UConn baseball team that got to the brink of the College World Series with … Continue reading "UConn Insider, Episode 64: L.J. Mazzilli"
Making his debut as the Courant’s sports columnist, Mike Anthony joins Chris Brodeur to discuss the day he spent observing Randy Edsall and the UConn football team (3:00), the shocking conclusion of the women’s basketball team’s season (15:00), the WNBA Draft (22:30) and his recent column on the NBA debut of Hartford native Aaron Jackson … Continue reading "UConn Insider, Episode 63: Columnist Mike Anthony"
UConn athletic director David Benedict sat down with the Courant’s Dom Amore on the latest episode of the UConn Insider podcast. Benedict shared his approach to building relationships with student-athletes (4:00); revealed the aspects of the job that have most surprised him since he took over in 2015 (6:45); broke down the men’s basketball coaching … Continue reading "UConn Insider, Episode 62: David Benedict"
Former UConn great and current ESPN analyst Rebecca Lobo called in from Columbus to chat with online producer Chris Brodeur about the Final Four’s most intriguing storylines (1:30); the Husky-related argument among sports pundits that’s becoming a rite of spring (4:00); the first-round blowout that set that cycle in motion (7:00); Geno Auriemma’s motivational tactics … Continue reading "UConn Insider, Episode 61: Rebecca Lobo"