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...

Hungry Camels eager to build off their success

The Connecticut College women's soccer team returned to campus last weekend even more determined to keep the program among the New England Small College Athletic Conference elite.

Fisher names Golson starting QB for No. 10 Florida State

Jimbo Fisher names Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson starting QB for No. 10 Florida State

Cubit tries to focus on football amid Illinois uncertainty

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

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...

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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

Fall previews / Coast Guard Academy

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

Illinois fires coach Beckman one week before season opener

Illinois fires Tim Beckman 1 week before opener amid probe into player mistreatment claims

Huskers' Lewis goes from jail in 2014 to team captain in '15

From jail to team captain: Nebraska's Alex Lewis primed for big finish to his college career

UCONN FOOTBALL

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 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.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Coast Guard opens volleyball season with win over Mitchell

Coast Guard Academy made a winner of Mike Bynon in his coaching debut as the Bears rolled to a 25-16, 25-10, 25-10 volleyball victory over Mitchell College on Tuesday night in the season opener for both schools.

Local roundup: Staten Island rolls past Tigers 6-2

The Staten Island Yankees continued their dominance of the Connecticut Tigers with a 6-2 victory on Monday night in a New York-Penn League game at Richmond County Bank Ballpark.

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Yankees hit 3 HRs in eight-run second inning, beat Red Sox 13-8

Yankees hit 3 HRs in 8-run 2nd inning, beat Red Sox 13-8 and leave Fenway with series victory

NFL notes

Seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Briggs says he plans to call it a career

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Baseball

4 p.m., YES, NESN, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox.

6 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Brooklyn Cyclones at Connecticut Tigers in a doubleheader.

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

8 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals.

Tennis

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

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