Sudden Death: UConn Football's 2009-2010 Improbable Odyssey

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Vito's journalism journey jumpstarted in small-town Connecticut where he was raised Italian Catholic and smitten by Yaz, Orr, Bill Russell and Y.A. Tittle. Reporting results of local football games as a teen eventually led to credentials for three Super Bowls during a 29-year writing career in the Boston-Hartford corridor. Clippings range from the sublime (Yastrzemski’s Hall of Fame induction) to the ridiculous (Janet’s wardrobe malfunction!). He's reported from such venerable venues as Yankee Stadium (old and new), Fenway Park (old, but good as new), Notre Dame Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Daytona Speedway and The Superdome.

Covering UConn sports for six years resulted in a reporter’s rapport with players offering unique team insights. Veets says, “Those wonderful hours with the Huskies culminated in what I pray are wonderful hours of reading.”