COLUMNS

In Gwudz they trust ... for a little while longer

Waterford - His road not taken belied the flowery prose that...

They're missing the phone calls most of all

Paulla Solar, Stonington High School girls’ basketball coach, was in the midst of a...

MORE PRO GOLF

UCONN

It's another milestone for Auriemma should UConn win

A win today in the American Athletic Conference season-opener for the UConn women’s basketball team will mean another milestone for Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma.

Onward and upward: UConn men respond to Duke loss with top shooting performance of the year

The UConn men's basketball team had its best shooting game of the season, hitting season highs in field goal percentage (.571), 3-point field goal percentage (.563) and 3-pointers made (nine) while posting a much-needed 80-65 victory.

COLLEGES

College football roundup

Josh Hicks and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights capped their first season in the Big Ten with a dominating effort in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl. The freshman running back rushed for 202 yards and a touchdown and Rutgers beat North Carolina 40-21 on...

No. 1 Kentucky, No. 4 Louisville resume rivalry

Top-ranked Kentucky has been so dominant that discussion has shifted toward whether the Wildcats are now capable of going unbeaten.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

PROFESSIONAL

Watt has made strong case to be NFL MVP

Should J.J. Watt be the NFL's Most Valuable Player? Many who are paid to find ways to slow down the overpowering defensive end for the Houston Texans say yes.

NBA roundup

The Nets escaped with a 109-107 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday in a game that ended with Jared Sullinger's shot at the buzzer rimming out. The miss came after Jarrett Jack nailed a tiebreaking jumper in the lane with 28 seconds to play...

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, ESPN2 - NCAA men: Georgetown vs. Indiana from New York.

Noon, FS1 - NCAA men: Maine at Seton Hall.

1 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA women: Southern Methodist at UConn from Hartford.

2 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Kentucky at Louisville.

4 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Alabama-Birmingham at North Carolina.

6 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Gonzaga at Brigham Young.

7 p.m., CSN - NBA: Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards.

8 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) - NBA: Indiana Pacers at Brooklyn Nets.

Football

1 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech in Military Bowl from Annapolis, Md.

2 p.m., Ch. 3 - NCAA: Arizona State vs. Duke in Sun Bowl from El Paso, Texas.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 - NCAA: Miami vs. South Carolina in Independence Bowl from Shreveport, La.

4:30 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: Boston College vs. Penn State in Pinstripe Bowl from New York.

8 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: Nebraska vs. Southern California in Holiday Bowl from San Diego.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN - NHL: Boston Bruins at Columbus Blue Jackets.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins.

10 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings.

CT SUN

Sun to open 2015 season at home, June 5

The Connecticut Sun will tip off its 13th season with a home game against the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, at Mohegan Sun Arena, the team announced Thursday.