NFA runs over New London and right into Class LL playoffs


Jawaun Johnson and Khaleed Exum-Strong ran for 303 yards apiece and combined to score all of Norwich Free Academy's nine touchdowns in its 63-40 romp over New London.

Ledyard makes a little history

The in-game celebrations were relatively muted, very business-as-usual type stuff. But once the final horn sounded, the postgame celebration was much more exuberant.

NFA plays its way in while Whalers wait

NFA began the week ranked 14th in the Class LL point standings, but not only qualified for the playoffs, but might even end up hosting a semifinal game.

Lancers finish game and season strong

Waterford’s football season ended Thursday, just when things were getting fun.

Stonington leaves little doubt on this day

It took Stonington roughly nine minutes of play to set a dominating tone on Thursday.

COLUMNS

Exum-Strong's ties to both schools made this special

Not coincidentally, his season rushing totals at the end of the day: 1,917 yards. Note the number:...

UCONN

UConn women begin play in Gulf Coast Showcase

The UConn women's basketball team, which is spending its holiday weekend in Florida, opens against the College of Charleston today in the Gulf Coast Showcase.

Despite UConn's woes, Adams looks forward to each chance

Andrew Adams fits the mold of a Bob Diaco type player. He has a passion for playing football.

UConn men accept an invite back to Maui in 2016

UConn is heading back to the Maui Invitational in 2016, joining a deep field that includes Georgetown, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Oregon, Tennessee and host Chaminade. The Lahaina Civic Center will host the event from Nov. 21-23.

COLLEGES

NCAA basketball roundup / top 25

Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Nigel Hayes' acrobatic tip-in with 20 seconds left capped his 15-point day, and No. 2 Wisconsin needed to rally in the second half to beat Georgetown 68-65 on Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals at Paradise...

College teams going back to running games

College football teams have been running wild this season, averaging more yards per carry and per game than at any time in recent years. Having game-breakers such as Gordon, Perine and Coleman carrying the ball has helped lead this ground game...

Local college notes

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LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local calendar

A listing of local events

PROFESSIONAL

Johnson helps the Lions roll by the Bears in NFC North battle

After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit’s offense with an emphatic reminder that he’s still one of the game’s most dynamic players.

Brady, Rodgers set to square off on Sunday at Lambeau Field

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers really do have a lot in common.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

1 p.m., CSN - NBA: Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics.

Noon, ESPN - NCAA men: Kansas vs. Tennessee in Orlando Classic semifinal.

2 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Butler vs. Georgetown in Battle 4 Atlantis consolation from Nassau, Bahamas.

2:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Santa Clara vs. Rhode Island in Orlando Classic consolation.

3:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Texas-El Paso vs. Xavier in Wooden Legacy semifinal from Fullerton, Calif.

4 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Yale at Providence.

4:30 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Oklahoma vs. Wisconsin in Battle 4 Atlantis final from Nassau, Bahamas.

4:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Minnesota vs. Georgia in NIT Season Tip-Off consolation from New York.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Rider vs. Georgia Tech in Orlando Classic consolation.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: St. John's vs. Gonzaga in NIT Season Tip-Off final from New York.

7 p.m., NBCSN - NCAA men: Rutgers vs. Vanderbilt in Barclays Center Classic from New York.

8 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Indiana State vs. Baylor-Memphis loser in Las Vegas Invitational consolation.

8:30 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA women: UConn vs. College of Charleston in Gulf Coast Showcase from Estero, Fla.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Michigan State vs. Marquette in Orlando Classic semifinal.

9:30 p.m., NBCSN - NCAA men: La Salle vs. Virginia in Barclays Center Classic from New York.

10:30 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Illinois vs. Baylor-Memphis winner in Las Vegas Invitational final.

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Long Beach State vs. San Jose State-Washington winner in Wooden Legacy semifinal from Fullerton, Calif.

Football

11 a.m., ESPNU - NCAA: Northern Illinois at Western Michigan.

Noon, Ch. 8 - NCAA: Nebraska at Iowa.

Noon, ESPN2 - NCAA: Central Florida at South Florida.

Noon, FS1 - NCAA: Western Kentucky at Marshall.

2:30 p.m., Ch. 3 - NCAA: Arkansas at Missouri.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 - NCAA: Stanford at UCLA.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 61 - NCAA: Arizona State at Arizona.

8 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: Virginia at Virginia Tech.

8:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA: East Carolina at Tulsa.

Golf

8 p.m., Golf Channel - Australasia PGA: Australian Open from Sydney.

Hockey

1 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 - NHL: New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers.

7 p.m., NESN - NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Boston Bruins.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: Detroit Red Wings at New Jersey Devils.