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Oh My.

The defense by UConn and nonexistent shooting by SMU crushed the Mustangs. UConn led 47-9 at the halftime The Huskies then scored the first 27 points over 12:20 to take a 74-9 lead in the second half. Final score: 87-28.

Morgan Tuck spins, defended by SMU forward Stephanie Collins in the 1st half.  Tuck added 5 points.

Morgan Tuck spins, defended by SMU forward Stephanie Collins in the 1st half. Tuck added 5 points.

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UConn Men Take Two in Florida

After some shaky performances at home to start the season, a January trip to Florida may have been just what the doctor ordered to jumpstart the Huskies’ season. After a slow start in both contests, the UConn men showed guts in grinding out victories in Gainesville against the University of Florida and in Tampa in beating the University of South Florida on Tuesday night.

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Circus Kids

Circophony, a youth circus troupe lead by ArtFarm director Dic Wheeler rehearse for “Circus on the High Seas,” a production done in collaboration with the Odd Fellows Playhouse. The cast trained and rehearsed for 3 months twice a week before their first performance in December. The circus goes on the road through June.

Performer Rowan Trowbridge-Wheeler makes her entrance to the spotlight during a dress rehearsal for "Circus on the High Seas," a production done by kids under ARTFARM director Dic Wheeler.

Performer Rowan Trowbridge-Wheeler makes his entrance to the spotlight during a dress rehearsal for “Circus on the High Seas,” a production done by kids under ARTFARM director Dic Wheeler.

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“Winter is Not Just About Skiing.”

01.01.2015 - Tariffville, Ct.. - Erik Eckilson of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, walks to the shores of the Farmington River before paddling with 14 other boaters as part of a "New Year's tradition." "To have a good year, if you're a whitewater boater, you have to be in the water on the first," said participant Ian Scott of Branford, Ct. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

01.01.2015 – Tariffville, Ct.. – Erik Eckilson of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, walks to the shores of the Farmington River before paddling with 14 other boaters as part of a “New Year’s tradition.” “To have a good year, if you’re a whitewater boater, you have to be in the water on the first,” said participant Ian Scott of Branford, Ct. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

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