UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn's 2015 home football schedule includes Navy

With Navy joining the American Athletic Conference next season, the league announced its new scheduling format for the 2015-18 football seasons on Thursday as it AAC moves to a 12-team, two-division format.

COLUMNS

The best seat in the houses

It was happenstance. Complete happenstance. But because of it, I considered giving the Lou Gehrig...

They're missing the phone calls most of all

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

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

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.

UConn will try to find its groove against defensive Columbia

During one painfully hard to watch offensive possession in Thursday's loss to Duke, a frustrated Kevin Ollie slammed his hand against his bench chair.

No. 2 Duke holds off UConn 66-56

UConn possessed the effort, energy and tenacity to secure a signature victory on Thursday. The Huskies lacked the offensive firepower to pull it off.\n

UConn falls to Duke

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Freshman point guard Tyus Jones scored 21 points, Justise Winslow hit two key baskets late in the game and No. 2 Duke responded to a tongue lashing by coach Mike Krzyzewski to beat defending national...

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn’s Stewart, Williams honored by ACC

UConn women’s basketball junior forward Breanna Stewart was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, while teammate Gabby Williams was selected as the league’s Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday.\n

Fun at the Sun

With the first part of their season finished, Geno Auriemma knows his UConn Huskies aren’t as good yet as the teams that won the last two national championships. But they are getting better.

UConn women meet UCLA today at Mohegan Sun Arena

No. 2 UConn meets UCLA at 5 p.m. today at Mohegan Sun Arena in the Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge, the first regular-season game in history for the Huskies at the Sun.

Huskies roll past DePaul

Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and No. 2 UConn returned from a 13-day break to rout No. 25 DePaul 98-64 on Friday night.

COLLEGES

TCU's Patterson honored by the AP again

TCU coach Gary Patterson embraced changed and joined an exclusive club.

Mariota named AP's top player

The only thing left for Marcus Mariota to win at Oregon is the national championship. The Ducks’ star quarterback is The Associated Press college football player of the year, adding yet another honor to his spectacular season.

Top 25 college basketball roundup

Will Cummings scored 19 points, Quenton DeCosey had 18 and Temple stunned No. 10 Kansas with a 77-52 rout Monday night that snapped the Jayhawks' eight-game winning streak.

Memphis wins Miami Beach Bowl in double overtime

Paxton Lynch accounted for seven touchdowns, including a scoring pass to Roderick Proctor in the second overtime, Jake Elliott made a 54-yard field goal to force that extra session and Memphis topped BYU 55-48 in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl on...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Friday's Schedule

A listing of Friday's local high school games.

Local calendar

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For New London girls' basketball, a two-point conversion

Charee Osborne had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the New London High School girls' basketball team on the night the Whalers raised their state championship banner from last season and New London held off Stonington 50-48 in a matchup of previously...

PROFESSIONAL

Business as usual for Pats

The New England Patriots wore pads as they practiced hard in the rain inside their stadium Wednesday.

Cavaliers’ Varejao out for season with torn tendon

Anderson Varejao’s season has ended, dealing a major blow to the Cavaliers’ NBA title hopes.

Cruz already dreaming about playing with Odell

Watching rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. running past and around opponents is fueling Victor Cruz’s comeback from knee surgery.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, ESPN - NBA: Washington Wizards at New York Knicks.

2:30 p.m., Ch. 8 - NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs.

4 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Ohio University vs. Nebraska in Diamond Head Classic fifth-place game from Honolulu.

5 p.m., Ch. 8 - NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Colorado vs. Hawaii in Diamond Head Classic third-place game from Honolulu.

8 p.m., TNT - NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Chicago Bulls.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: George Washington vs. Wichita State in Diamond Head Classic final from Honolulu.

10:30 p.m., TNT - NBA: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers.