Coast Guard at Norwich football preview capsule

When: Saturday, 2 p.m. Where: Sabine Field, Northfield, Vt. Records: Coast Guard 2-1 overall, 0-0 NEWMAC; Norwich 0-3 overall, 0-0. Players...

A lenient NCAA imposes two-year probation on Rutgers

In this Dec. 10, 2013, file photo, Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann, right, and head football coach Kyle Flood, listen during an NCAA college football news conference in New York.  The NCAA on Friday has placed Rutgers on two-year probation and publically reprimanded and censured the university for failing to monitor its football program over a five-year period between 2011 and 2015.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

The NCAA has placed Rutgers on two-year probation and publically reprimanded and censured the Big Ten Conference university for failing to monitor its football program over a five-year period between the 2011-12 academic year and the fall of 2015

Coast Guard defensive backs Goldsworthy, Coco learned well on the fly

Coast Guard Academy sophomore Mike Goldsworthy, right, starting his first career game, intercepts a pass Saturday against Nichols, one of three interceptions for the Bears in a 13-0 victory. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Despite being newcomers to the lineup, Michael Goldsworthy and Colby Coco each had interceptions last week as the Coast Guard Academy football team blanked Nichols.

FBS sees huge spike in targeting penalty enforcement so far

Hawaii wide receiver Kalakaua Timoteo drops the ball and gets leveled by UCLA linebacker Josh Woods and hit from behind by defensive back Mossi Johnson during the second half of a Sept. 9 game in Pasadena, Calif. Woods was penalized for targeting and ejected. College football’s Bowl Subdivision has seen a 73-percent increase in the number of targeting penalties enforced through the first three weeks of the season compared with the same point in 2016. (Alex Gallardo/AP Photo)

Football Bowl Subdivision sees 73-percent increase in targeting penalties enforced through comparable point in 2016

Nichols at Coast Guard football capsule

When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Where: Cadet Memorial Field, New London. Records: Nichols 2-0 overall, Coast Guard 1-1. Players to...

COLUMNS

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MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

Freshman WR Justin Moffatt arrived at the Coast Guard Academy ready for service

Coast Guard's Justin Moffatt (83) shows he still has the ball after being tackled just outside the end zone by  Alfred State's Austin Parker (32) in college football action Thursday, Aug. 31 at Cadet Memorial Field in New London.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Freshman wide receiver Justin Moffatt is leading the Coast Guard Academy football team in receptions (11), receiving yards (146) and receiving touchdowns (2), scoring in each of the Bears' first two games of the season.

Early open date allows Spartans to help with Harvey relief

About a dozen Michigan State players are expected to travel to Texas later this week to help relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

ACC teams, players tossed in state of flux by Irma's wrath

Gianni Pena, 18, paddles a canoe through the flood waters surrounding his families home in the Hills of Santa Fe neighborhood on Tuesday in Gainesville, Fla. During Hurricane Irma water from the Meadowbrook Golf Course rushed over a hill behind the Pena's home and flooded the home with about six feet of water. After Hurricane Irma hit Gainesville, flooded homes and streets seem to be some of the biggest problems residents are dealing with. (Brad McClenny/The Gainsville Sun/AP Photo)

The Atlantic Coast Conference has been tossed into a state of flux by Hurricane Irma

Local college roundup

Austin Read scored in the 62nd minute as Coast Guard beat Western Connecticut 1-0 in a nonleague men's soccer match on Tuesday night.

UCONN FOOTBALL

True freshmen are already contributing for UConn football

UConn head coach Randy Edsall works the sidelines during the season opener against Holy Cross on Aug. 31 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

When evaluating young players, UConn coach Randy Edsall can tell a lot by looking into their eyes.

Virginia routs UConn 38-18

Virginia linebacker Malcolm Cook tackles UConn quarterback Bryant Shirreffs (4) during the Cavaliers' 38-18 victory over the Huskies on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP)

Kurt Benkert passed for a school-record breaking 455 yards and Virginia avenged a heartbreak loss last season with a 38-18 victory over Connecticut on Saturday

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn women's basketball team finalizes its schedule

The UConn women's basketball team has finalized its 2017-18 schedule as announced by head coach Geno Auriemma on Wednesday.

Lobo enters Hall of Fame 15 minutes from where she grew up

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Rebecca Lobo, right, the former UConn All-American, adjusts her jacket as it is presented to her by Hall of Fame president and CEO John Doleva during a news conference Thursday in Springfield, Mass. (Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

Rebecca Lobo was back home Thursday preparing to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

UConn women release nonconference schedule

UConn announced its 2017-18 nonconference women's basketball schedule on Tuesday, a 13-game test that includes seven games against teams that advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament last season.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: NFA edges Ledyard in boys' soccer

Nathan Cherenzia assisted on both goals as the Norwich Free Academy boys' soccer team held off Ledyard 2-1 Thursday in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I game.

Local roundup: Steele leads Conn past Coast Guard

Valerie Hines (11) of Coast Guard and Zoe Stublarec of Connecticut College, right,  both go up to head the ball during Wednesday's women's soccer game at Conn's Silfen Field at New London. Conn won 1-0.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Lauren Steele scored in the 59th minute as host Connecticut College remained unbeaten with a 1-0 win over Coast Guard in a nonleague women's soccer match on Wednesday.

PROFESSIONAL

Ryan Goins' hidden-ball trick, slam lead Blue Jays over Yanks

Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka reacts Friday after giving up a grand slam to Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins, rounding the bases, during the sixth inning in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ryan Goins successfully pulled off a hidden ball trick and hit his second career grand slam, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees 8-1 and ensuring New York had to wait at least one more day to clinch a playoff berth

Red Sox rally for 5-4 win over Reds, extend AL East lead

Boston's Rafael Devers hits a three-run homer Friday off the Reds' Sal Romano during the fourth inning in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer, and the Boston Red Sox extended their AL East lead to four games by overcoming Scooter Gennett's fourth grand slam of the season for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

11:30 a.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup ISM Connect 300 practice from Loudon, N.H.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck UNOH 175 practice from Loudon, N.H.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Dodge Nationals qualifying from St. Louis.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck UNOH 175 final practice from Loudon, N.H.

4 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 practice from Sparta, Ky.

5 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup ISM Connect 300 qualifying from Loudon, N.H.

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 final practice from Sparta, Ky.

8 p.m., FS1 — ARCA Crosley Brands 150 from Sparta, Ky. 

Baseball

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Cincinnati Reds.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets.

7:30 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners.

Boxing

10:30 p.m., ESPN — Oscar Valdez vs. Genesis Servania in a featherweight bout and Gilberto Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart in a super middleweight bout from Tucson, Ariz.

Football

6:30 p.m., theday.com — High school: Montville at Fitch.

6:30 p.m., WJJF (94.9-FM) — High school: Norwich Free Academy at Ledyard.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Virginia at Boise State.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Utah at Arizona.

11 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Hamilton Tiger-Cats at British Columbia Lions.

Golf

6:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Portugal Masters from Vilamoura.

11 a.m., Golf Channel — Web.com: DAP Championship from Beachwood, Ohio.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA Tour Championship from Atlanta.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Pure Insurance Championship from Pebble Beach, Calif.   

Hockey

7:30 p.m., MSG — NHL preseason: New York Rangers at New York Islanders.

Tennis

7 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Laver Cup from Prague, Czech Republic.