UConn AD preparing pitch and waiting to hear from Big 12


UConn's new athletic director says he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out for an official pitch to join the conference

UConn looks at Maui Invitational as potential springboard

Few things can make a group of college basketball coaches more giddy about the upcoming season then talking about playing in the Maui Invitational.

Highly-motivated Durham on the comeback trail for UConn

Whenever Juwan Durham feels in a funk during his long recovery from his second knee injury, he looks up motivational videos.

Marquee road games highlight UConn men's non-conference schedule

Looking to attend a marquee non-conference matchup involving UConn this upcoming season?

COLUMNS

Since it's all about the money, UConn is the answer

Separating the truth from the roar over conference expansion in college sports has become headache...

Elliott keeps on rolling through golf's peaks and valleys

John Elliott, the former NFA star, divides time living between Westerly and Jupiter, Fla., but his...

UCONN

Ollie sees similarities between heralded recruiting class and his UConn playing days

UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie sees similarities between this upcoming season's group of talented freshmen and the one that he belonged to as a player in 1991.

UConn's nationally-ranked recruiting class has its own championship dreams

They happily posed for a few group photos on Thursday, already looking like a tight band of basketball brothers despite all being on campus together for just a short few weeks.

COLLEGES

Delany does not see Rose Bowl move to accommodate playoffs

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany does not envision the Rose Bowl moving from its New Year's Day spot in order to accommodate the College Football Playoff semifinals.

Huskers punter Foltz is remembered for tenacity, good humor

Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, who died in a car accident over the weekend, is being remembered for his outgoing personality and athletic ability

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Waterford 13s come within a game of the World Series

Relief pitcher Connor Podeszwa escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning with the score tied and struck out the game’s last batter with the tying run at third base, giving Waterford a 7-6 win over Taunton, Mass. and a berth in...

One bad inning eliminates New London Legion

Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland score five runs in the third inning and went on to beat New London 6-2, eliminating New London from the Northern Division Super Regionals of the state American Legion baseball tournament.

Old Lyme's Wolfe recovering from his second cycling mishap

Ben Wolfe recently celebrated his 23rd birthday in style. He rode his bike.

PROFESSIONAL

Jason Day sees Baltusrol for the first time

Jason Day's plan to defend his PGA Championship took a turn he wasn't expecting

Mum's the word on Fitzpatrick as Jets report for camp

The first rule of Jets training camp: No talking about Ryan Fitzpatrick

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1:30 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets.

8 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs.

8 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Houston Astros.

Basketball

7:30 p.m., NBA TV — Women's exhibition: United States vs. France from Newark, Del.

Soccer

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — International Champions Cup: Real Madrid vs. Paris St. Germain from Columbus, Ohio.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — International Champions Cup: Bayern Munich vs. AC Milan from Chicago.

11:30 p.m., ESPN — International Champions Cup: Chelsea vs. Liverpool from Pasadena, Calif.

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Rogers Cup from Montreal and Toronto.