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Past articles by Chip:

Former Quinnipiac All-American Cashman named men’s hockey coach at Dartmouth

The former Quinnipiac All-American who later spent five seasons as an assistant coach there, will succeed Bob Gaudet behind the Dartmouth bench. → Read More

Yale’s Stiegler, Otaka to do grad years at Boston College, Johns Hopkins

Alex Stiegler, a star pitcher and infielder for the Yale baseball team, is heading to Boston College in the fall as a graduate transfer. Dai Dai Otaka, a senior infielder, will do the same at Johns Hopkins. The NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to all spring sports athletes whose seasons were cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yale ruled against eligibility for fifth-year seniors,… → Read More

West Haven Twilight League plans to start 88th season in late June

One of the oldest baseball leagues in the country, dating back to 1933, is hopeful it can keep its streak of consecutive seasons running. → Read More

Albertus coach Kyle Wallack withdraws from coaching search at LIU

Albertus Magnus men's hockey coach Kyle Wallack withdrew his name from consideration at Long Island University, a new program which plans to compete at the Division I level this fall. The school contacted Wallack last month about the job because of his extensive experience as a Division I assistant. He also understood how to build a hockey program from scratch, having been hired at Albertus two… → Read More

UConn secures football TV deal with CBS Sports Network

UConn's football program, which has been spiraling toward irrelevancy the past several seasons, took a step forward with the announcement of a multi-year television deal. CBS Sports Network and UConn have partnered on an agreement that will televise four home games this fall and all home games through the 2023 season. It's a much needed maneuver to bolster a program that's endured several losing… → Read More

Tevlin to captain Yale lacrosse; Morrill to Denver

Brian Tevlin has done much more than score goals in his time with the Yale men's lacrosse program, and that led to him being voted captain of the Bulldogs. → Read More

Nordstrom to close 16 full-line stores

SEATTLE (AP) - Nordstrom plans to permanently close 16 of its 116 full-line stores as it adjusts to the retail environment during the coronavirus outbreak. The Seattle Times reports that the company didn't identify which stores would be closed. In a statement, CEO Erik Nordtsrom said COVID-19 was causing the Seattle-based company to speed up digital services and implementation of things like… → Read More

Yale’s T.D. Ierlan taken No. 1 in MLL Draft

The record-setting faceoff specialist was picked by the New York Lizards with the top overall selection in Monday night's draft. → Read More

Dalkowski, arguably fastest pitcher in history, dies in Connecticut hometown

New Britain's Steve Dalkowski, the inspiration for "Nuke" LaLoosh in "Bull Durham," once struck out 24 and walked 18 in the same game. → Read More

Yale’s Billy Sweezey signs with Penguins

Sweezey played in 129 games for Yale and had a reputation as one of ECAC Hockey's top defensive defensemen and as one of the league's fiercest body-checkers. → Read More

Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart men’s basketball teams get commitments

The Quinnipiac men's basketball team received commitments from guard Bol Akot and forward Elias King, both of whom will be immediately eligible for the Bobcats. Akot, from Manchester, New Hampshire, was considered one of the top point guards in New England while playing for Proctor Academy. He scored 1,223 career points, averaging 19.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists as a senior last… → Read More

Best Buy to furlough 51,000 employees, executives take pay cut

Best Buy will furlough approximately 51,000 store employees beginning April 19, the retailer announced on Wednesday. → Read More

Fiat Chrysler recalls pickups, SUVs to fix windshield wipers

DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 550,000 pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide because the windshield wiper arms can come loose and stop the wipers from working properly. The recall covers certain 2019 and 2020 Ram 1500 pickups, 1500 Classic pickups and Jeep Compass SUVs. Documents posted Tuesday by the U.S. government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say loose… → Read More

Sacred Heart’s Jason Cotton signs with Carolina Hurricanes

Senior forward Jason Cotton is the first Sacred Heart player to sign an NHL contract after agreeing on a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. → Read More

Quinnipiac hockey ranked 14th in final poll

The Quinnipiac hockey team, which was bidding for an NCAA Tournament berth before the season was cancelled, is No. 14 in the final poll. → Read More

DiLiberatore, Petruzzelli, Tufto will return to Quinnipiac next season

Defenseman Peter DiLiberatore, goalie Keith Petruzzelli, and forward Odeen Tufto have told the Quinnipiac coaching staff they intend to return next season. → Read More

ECAC, Hockey East, Atlantic Hockey cancel playoffs

The hockey programs at Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart and UConn were set to play in their conference playoffs, but coronavirus concerns forced cancellations by college leagues. → Read More

Pair to be honored as West Haven African-American Citizens of the Year

The annual Black Heritage Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 27 in the Harriet C. North Community Room on the second floor of City Hall. → Read More

Yale rises to No.1 in national lacrosse polls

NEW HAVEN - The Yale men's lacrosse team, on the heels of its 12-10 upset of Penn State, is the new No. 1 team in the nation, according to polls released by Inside Lacrosse and U.S. Lacrosse on Monday. The Bulldogs (2-0) moved up from No. 3 in both polls. Penn State, which had been ranked first, dropped to second. Virginia, ranked second in both polls, is now third after an upset loss to… → Read More

Sanders condemns any Russian influence in election

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday condemned Russian efforts to interfere in the 2020 election. The Vermont senator issued a statement immediately after The Washington Post reported U.S. officials have told Sanders that Russia was trying to help his campaign. The statement did not confirm the report. Sanders wrote: "I don't care, frankly, who Putin wants… → Read More