ECC votes to stand together as one

The Eastern Connecticut Conference principals, pledging Friday to remain one, united league, adopted a two-division scheduling system based on program strength, beginning next winter.

Girls' basketball roundup: LaFrance Boyce leads Stonington past Montville

Taty LaFrance Boyce had 26 points as the Stonington High School girls' basketball team downed Montville 50-28 Friday in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Medium Division game.

Boys' basketball roundup: Sulik's late free throws lift Norwich Tech past Putnam

Jacob Sulik’s basket with three seconds left lifted Norwich Tech to a 53-51 win over Putnam in a Constitution State Conference game Friday.

Eastern Connecticut Conference votes to keep league together

Eastern Connecticut Conference principals kept the league together Friday at the Board of Directors meeting, adopting a two-division scheduling system based on program strength, beginning next winter.

It's an anticlimactic ending for Old Lyme boys

Chris Jean-Pierre made two free throws with 2.4 seconds left to give Valley Regional a 56-54 win over Old Lyme in a back-and-forth Shoreline Conference boys' basketball game.

COLUMNS

A chance to answer my fans

It is mid-afternoon Tuesday at this typing. Housebound, pretty much. So what better way to pass the...

UCONN

Must win for UConn men? Maybe not

The UConn men's basketball team left battered and beaten up, limping out of Fifth Third Arena after suffering a brutal 70-58 loss to Cincinnati in an American Athletic Conference game Thursday.

UConn men hoping for fair weather in Cincinnati

The UConn men's basketball team is shooting for its season-high tying third straight victory tonight, playing AAC foe Cincinnati at 8 p.m. at Fifth Third Arena.

For UConn's Stokes, a triple play

Kiah Stokes had 10 points, 11 rebounds and a school-record 10 blocked shots Wednesday to help the defending national champion UConn women's basketball team to an 87-32 rout of East Carolina in the AAC.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Brandon Ashley scored 12 points and T.J. McConnell had a career-high eight steals to spark No. 6 Arizona's smothering defense, lifting the Wildcats to a 57-34 victory over Oregon State on Friday night.

Top-ranked Kentucky keeps rolling as Cauley-Stein goes missing

Dress him up in a red-and-white striped shirt and a pair of blue jeans, give him some brown loafers and round specs, and it would still be easy to find Willie Cauley-Stein.

College basketball roundup

Andrew Harrison scored 15 points to lead a balanced Kentucky attack, and the No. 1 Wildcats pulled away in the second half for a 69-53 victory over Missouri on Thursday night.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Sunday's Schedule

A listing of Sunday's local college games.

Local roundup: Conn College downs Williams in men's hockey

Ryan Mowery had a goal and an assist as Connecticut College bested Williams on Friday night, 3-1, in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s hockey game.

PROFESSIONAL

Roger that: Goodell says NFL learned from mistakes

As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league — and himself — as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on.

Patriots should edge Seahawks for fourth Super Bowl win

Declare the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era over after they split their first four games this season. Call them cheaters when their footballs lose too much air. Predict the Legion of Boom will bring the hammer down on Rob Gronkowski. Then jump on the...

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, Ch. 61 - NCAA men: Providence at St. John's.

Noon, ESPN - NCAA men: Wisconsin at Iowa.

Noon, ESPN2 - NCAA men: Auburn at Tennessee.

Noon, ESPNU - NCAA men: Texas Tech at West Virginia.

Noon, FS1 - NCAA men: Xavier at Seton Hall.

Noon, NBCSN - NCAA men: Davidson at St. Joseph's.

Noon, NESN, YES - NCAA men: Boston College at Clemson.

Noon, WCCT - NCAA men: Notre Dame at Pittsburgh.

1 p.m., Ch. 3 - NCAA men: Arkansas at Florida.

1 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: South Florida at Tulsa.

2 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Kansas State at Kansas.

2 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth.

2 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Texas Christian at Iowa State.

2 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Villanova at DePaul.

2 p.m., NESN - NCAA men: Virginia Tech at Wake Forest.

2 p.m., YES - NCAA men: Butler at Marquette.

4 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: North Carolina at Louisville.

4 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Wichita State at Northern Iowa.

4 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Georgia at South Carolina.

4 p.m., CSN - NCAA men: William & Mary at James Madison.

4 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: George Washington at Rhode Island.

6 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Texas at Baylor.

6 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Purdue at Northwestern.

7 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Duke at Virginia.

8 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State.

8 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Central Florida at Southern Methodist.

8 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Towson at Hofstra.

9 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs.

10 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Memphis at Gonzaga.

10 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Cal Poly at UC Davis.

Football

9 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 - NFL Honors Award Show from Glendale, Ariz.

Golf

1 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Phoenix Open from Scottsdale, Ariz.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 - PGA: Phoenix Open from Scottsdale, Ariz.

3 p.m., Golf Channel - LPGA: Coates Championship from Ocala, Fla.

4 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel - European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

6:30 p.m., NBCSN - NCAA men: New Hampshire at Notre Dame.

7 p.m., NESN - NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Boston Bruins.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: Florida Panthers at New Jersey Devils.

Motorcycle Racing

10 p.m., FS1 - AMA Supercross from Anaheim, Calif.

Soccer

7:40 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Newcastle at Hull City.

9:55 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Leicester at Manchester United.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 - Premier League: Manchester City at Chelsea.

Tennis

3 a.m. (Sunday), ESPN - Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray in Australian Open men's final from Melbourne.

Track & Field

4:30 p.m., NBCSN - Armory Invitational from New York.