UConn football captains ready to lead the way


In a team vote Wednesday, Andreas Knappe, Julian Campenni, Marquise Vann and Andrew Adams were selected as UConn's football captains for the 2015 season.

UConn's Thomas poised for a starring role at wide receiver

"If I was a quarterback, I'd throw the ball to Noel (Thomas)," said coach Bob Diaco, standing on Rentschler Field two weeks before the UConn football team opens the season against Villanova. "He's probably going to catch it."

COLUMNS

A Connecticut-New York rivalry is something to look forward to ... someday

Mohegan — Chiney Ogwumike was the first to notice, wandering to press row and...

August is a major month for local golf

August is major month at several area golf courses. Several familiar faces competed for club...

UCONN

UConn's Knappe leaves Denmark, becomes American football star

Knappe leaves behind archery, team handball to become American college football player

Coaching is in the blood of UConn's Verducci

A 31-year coaching veteran, Frank Verducci is in his first season as offensive coordinator/running backs coach on UConn coach Bob Diaco's staff.

COLLEGES

Cubit tries to focus on football amid Illinois uncertainty

Interim Illini coach says football will be his focus, but surrounded by campus uncertainty

QB Dobbs has No. 25 Tennessee's hopes soaring

QB Joshua Dobbs goes from helping test aircraft engines to running No. 25 Vols' air attack

HIGH SCHOOL

East Lyme football, looking to turn things around, hits the field on opening day

Seniors Andrew Brown and Travis Franco look to bring leadership — and more wins — to the East Lyme High School football team this year.

Ledyard Football Hall of Fame to add six

Ledyard High School will honor the six new members of its football hall of fame during halftime of the Colonels' Thanksgiving Day game against Fitch on Nov. 26 and formally induct them on Jan. 31 at the football team's awards night at Lake of Isles.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Staten Island routs Tigers 10-2

Shortstop Danienger Perez, making his New York-Penn League debut, went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI as the Staten Island Yankees routed the Connecticut Tigers 10-2 on Sunday afternoon at Dodd Stadium.

Fall previews / Coast Guard Academy

Following are previews of the Coast Guard Academy men's soccer, women's soccer and volleyball teams:

PROFESSIONAL

Cuddyer helps Mets avert 3-game sweep against Red Sox

Cuddyer, NL East-leading Mets stop 5-game home skid, avert sweep by beating Red Sox 5-4

Yankees rout Braves 20-6 to complete weekend sweep

Yankees ride 2-out HRs from Ellsbury, Headley, Drew to overwhelm Braves 20-6 for 3-game sweep

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