COLUMNS

Villanova's defense is coached by one of our own: Billy Crocker

Billy Crocker will be awash in stunts and Cover Twos later this week, barking into his headset high...

UCONN

UConn football ready to take important first step

Thursday night's game is more important than perhaps any season opener in recent years for the UConn football program. "It's everything," coach Bob Diaco said.

UConn women's basketball team loads up nonconference schedule

UConn’s quest to become the first Division I women’s basketball team to win four straight national titles will feature some early-season traveling.

COLLEGES

Victory Lane: Coast Guard quarterback readying for his third season as starter

And so Coast Guard begins the season Thursday with a 7 p.m. game against Anna Maria at Cadet Memorial Field, the Bears' first night game since 1996. Derek Victory, a junior, will be the starting quarterback, the way he has been for the last 17 games.

In all seriousness, Coast Guard football is ready for opener

The Coast Guard Academy football team, with 19 seniors on its roster and 16 returning starters, opens the season at 7 p.m. Thursday at home against Anna Maria, the Bears’ first night game since 1996. Coach Bill George, in his 17th season, has...

CT SUN

Fever earn playoff bid while eliminating Sun

Fever beat Sun 81-51, reach playoffs for WNBA-record 11th straight year

Sun get back to work on Tuesday at Indiana

Connecticut's WNBA playoff hopes remain on life support, but after ending a five-game losing streak with a comeback win over Chicago on Sunday night, the Sun will try to live for another day on Tuesday when they visit another Eastern Conference...

ON THE AIR

Baseball

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Brooklyn Cyclones at Connecticut Tigers.

8 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals.

Football

6 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: South Carolina vs. North Carolina at Charlotte, N.C.

7 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets.

7 p.m., WXLM (980-AM) — NCAA: Anna Maria at Coast Guard.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Oklahoma State at Central Michigan.

7:30 p.m., MyTV9, WCCT, WFAN (660-AM), WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL preseason: New York Giants at New England Patriots.

7:30 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA: Villanova at UConn.

7:30 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA: Alcorn State at Georgia Tech.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Michigan at Utah.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Texas Christian at Minnesota.

10 p.m., NFL Network — NFL preseason: San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers.

Golf

9 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Russian Open from Moscow.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — European qualifier: Italy vs. Malta from Florence, Italy.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Rutgers at Princeton.

Tennis

1 p.m., ESPN — U.S. Open from New York.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — U.S. Open from New York.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — U.S. Open from New York.