COLUMNS

Wunning and ralking has become the best part of my day

So now I am an official walker/runner. Call me a wunner. Or a ralker. Whatever. Just can I tell you...

UCONN

What a difference a year has made for UConn, Mississippi State

The film of last season's game between UConn and Mississippi State in the NCAA regional semifinals has earned a great deal of mileage over the past year.

Women's Final Four: Long-distance players find success on both coasts

Chris Dailey, UConn's associate women's basketball coach, is originally from New Brunswick, N.J., where she went to St. Peter's High School. From there, Dailey went to play for the women's basketball team at Rutgers University, also in New Brunswick.

COLLEGES

State of South Carolina on successful run in college sports

The Palmetto State is on a successful yearlong run in college sports

NCAA academic case hovers over North Carolina at another Final Four

North Carolina is in the Final Four for a second straight year and is still awaiting resolution on its multi-year NCAA academic case

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local college roundup: Santiago leads Mitchell to victory

Eddie Santiago pitched a two-hitter to lead Mitchell College to a 6-1 win over Newbury in a New England Collegiate Conference game. Santiago (2-1), the former New London standout, struck out 11 with no walks.

Mitchell's Skarzenski honored by WBCA

Mitchell College women's basketball coach MaryLynn Skarzenski was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 list for the 2016-17 season.

Conn women edge ECSU for first lacrosse win

Tina Balzotti scored three of her game-high five goals in the second half, including one that gave the Conn College women’s lacrosse team their first win of the season Tuesday, 10-9 over Eastern Connecticut.

PROFESSIONAL

Wheeler, Gsellman earn spots in Mets' rotation

Zack Wheeler has earned a spot in the New York Mets' rotation after missing two years while recovering from Tommy John surgery, and Robert Gsellman will begin the season as the team's No. 5 starter in place of the injured Steven Matz.

Judge wins Yanks' right field job, Severino 4th starter

Aaron Judge has won the New York Yankees' right field job and Luis Severino has earned the fourth spot in the starting rotation.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles from Sarasota, Fla.

8 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Chicago Cubs at Houston Astros.

Basketball

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Detroit Pistons.

8 p.m., TNT — NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls.

8 p.m., ESPN — NIT men: Georgia Tech vs. Texas Christian in final from New York.

10:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers.

Figure Skating

11 a.m., NBCSN — ISU World Championships men's short program from Helsinki, Finland. (taped today)

1 p.m., NBCSN — ISU World Championships pairs free skate from Helsinki, Finland.

Golf

Noon, Golf Channel — LPGA: ANA Inspiration from Rancho Mirage, Calif.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Houston Open from Humble, Texas.

Hockey

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Dallas Stars at Boston Bruins.

Tennis

1 p.m., ESPN2, Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.