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

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...

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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

It's another milestone for Auriemma should UConn win

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

UConnís Stewart, Williams honored by ACC

UConn womenís basketball junior forward Breanna Stewart was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, while teammate Gabby Williams was selected as the leagueís 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 arenít 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 Womenís Challenge, the first regular-season game in history for the Huskies at the Sun.

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.

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.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Sunday's Schedule

Sunday's local college schedule.

Saturday's schedule

A listing of Saturday's local high school games.

Local calendar

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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...

Giants (still) looking to seize the day

On the surface, Sunday’s game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants might not mean much. After all, both teams have been eliminated from playoff contention. The Giants don’t look at it that way.

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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.