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Bob Rumbold came home to Connecticut to join the FOX61 family in October 1995. A Windsor Locks native, Bob loves covering his favorite subject, sports, on his home turf.

Prior to returning to the Nutmeg State, Bob was a sportscaster at WWLP-TV in Springfield, Mass. He was also a sportscaster at WKHT-AM in Manchester. Before that, Bob was Sports Director at WHWH-AM in Princeton, N.J.

Bob began his college career at Emerson College where he played basketball and baseball. He ended up getting his degree in Physical Education from Southern Connecticut State University.

Over the years, Bob has won a number of Associated Press Awards, including one for Enterprise Reporting called “Dangerous Bats.”

These days, Bob, his wife Cathy, and daughters Diane and Julie call Simsbury home.

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    Saying goodbye to FOX61’s Bob Rumbold

    Howdy folks. I have a bit of non-sports news from your sports guy. Today is my last day as I will be retiring from Fox 61.  I must say it has been a great ride!  First I’d like to thank my friend Rich Coppola for saying yes to hiring me some 23 years ago. We have certainly had a lot of fun in that time.  It has been a pleasure working with so many great people over the years. To […]

  • Jones hits late 3s, Sun beat Liberty 92-77

    UNCASVILLE — Jonquel Jones scored 21 points while Courtney Williams added 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists to help the Connecticut Sun beat the New York Liberty 92-77 on Wednesday night. Layshia Clarendon beat the buzzer at the end of the third quarter with a runner in the lane to extend Connecticut’s lead to 64-58. The Sun opened up a double-digit lead early in the fourth and Jones made 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions for an 85-68 advantage. Chiney Ogwumike […]

  • Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson tied for early lead at Travelers

    CROMWELL — Jordan Spieth has no idea what it is like to play from behind at the Travelers Championship. The defending champion led after every round last year in his first visit to TPC River Highlands, and a shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to match Zach Johnson for the first-round lead. Spieth had six birdies and an eagle out the bunker on par-5 sixth hole — a shot reminiscent of the greenside bunker shot that gave him a victory […]

  • Battle of the Huskies: UConn baseball takes on Washington in first round of NCAA Tournament

    STORRS —  After falling short of a NCAA bid last season, the UConn Huskies baseball team started their 2018 campaign with a bitter taste on their tongues. The Huskies (35-20; 14-10 AAC) finished the 2018 season with the same conference record they finished with last year. But this season, the No. 21 UConn baseball team was selected to 2018 NCAA Championship where they will begin play in the Conway, S.C. Regional, hosted by Coastal Carolina University. The Huskies were selected as […]

  • Dan Hurley calls coaching UConn a dream and destination job

    STORRS, Conn.  — Dan Hurley says UConn has been his dream coaching destination. Hurley was introduced Friday as the school’s 19th men’s basketball coach, replacing Kevin Ollie, who was fired earlier this month after a second consecutive losing season. Hurley, who left Rhode Island after six years and two straight NCAA Tournament appearances, has agreed to a six-year incentive-laced deal. He will make at least $2.75 million in his first season and could make up to $3.5 million in the […]

  • St. Thomas More’s Quinn secures win 1,000

      MONTVILLE —  No matter where you coach, professionally, college, high school or “biddy” basketball, 1,000 wins is quite the accomplishment. At St. Thomas More, Jere Quinn has joined this prestigious club. FOX61’s Bob Rumbold has the story.  

  • Hartford Public High School honors NBA greats

    HARTFORD —  Hartford Public High School and the Owls honored three of their best, Michael Adams, Marcus Camby and Bob Nash Friday night. Banners were hung from the rafters with their names on them and event organizer Mike Forrester introduced the fellows who each gave eloquent speeches before plenty of admirers.

  • Competition rule, perks draw strong field to Travelers Championship

    CROMWELL  — A relatively new competition rule and some unusual perks have helped bring some of golf’s biggest names to Connecticut this week for the Travelers Championship. Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson are among those playing at TPC River Highlands. Spieth’s and McIlroy’s participation fulfills their obligations under a 2016 PGA Tour rule that requires players who didn’t start at least 25 tournaments in the previous season to add an event that they hadn’t played in […]

  • Trinity splits double header with Middlebury

    HARTFORD — The Trinity Bantams and Middlebury Panthers both won a game in a double header Saturday afternoon. The  Bantams took game one by 9-3 In game two, at the top of the third Jason Lock rips a hit over second base that lets Justin Han jog home from third and panthers lead 2-0. In the fourth, Tyler Forgione  hit a grounder to short and he was out at first but Johnny Stamatis gets Trinity on the board, 2-1. Bantam defense trying to keep it a […]

  • Rebecca Lobo elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

      PHOENIX. —  Many, many moons ago I was working north of the border and there was this freshman phenom from Southwick, Mass., who was our athlete of the week, her name: Rebecca Lobo. From there, she went on to play for the UConn Huskies, then pro basketball, followed by a broadcasting career. Now, she’s in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Lobo was a part of the Huskies 1995 National Championship team who went 35-0, defeating Tennessee, 70-64. It was the Huskies first […]