The CIAC got it right in basketball, but there's more work to do

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, the state’s governing body for high...


Dan Hurley seen as a home run hire for UConn

Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley disagrees with a foul called during the first half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament second-round game against Duke, in Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Duke won 87-62. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Hurley was UConn's top target after they fired coach Kevin Ollie. He also interviewed at Pittsburgh, which reportedly offered him more than $3 million a year.

Summers, Joseph among top performers at UConn's pro day

UConn defensive back Jamar Summers, right, tackles Tulsa running back Shamari Brooks (3) on Oct. 21, 2017 in a game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

The countless hours of grueling workouts, the years of dreaming of playing professional football came down to a couple of pressure-packed hours working out for scouts and coaches inside the Shenkman Training Center on Wednesday morning.


Loyola continues improbable NCAA run with 69-68 win over Nevada

Loyola of Chicago guard Marques Townes (5) celebrates after hitting a late 3-pointer to lift the Ramblers to a 69-68 win over Nevada in the South Regional semifinal in Atlanta on Thursday night and a spot in the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Marques Townes scores 18 points, including 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds remaining, to lead Loyola past Nevada 69-68

Bracket-busting South Region: Kentucky & Those Other Guys

Loyola-Chicago guard Clayton Custer (13) shoots over Tennessee's Jordan Bowden (23) and Jordan Bone (0) in the NCAA tournament game on March 17 at Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

With the exception of Kentucky, which knows its way around Atlanta all too well, no one could've expected these teams to need directions to the NCAA's South Regional.


Local roundup: CGA men hand N.Y. Maritime first lacrosse loss

Waterford basketball coach Bill Bassett waves the net to conclude a net-cutting assembly with the student body on Thursday morning at the Francis X. Sweeney Fieldhouse. The Lancers won the CIAC Division III state title on Sunday morning, but were unable to take the traditional cutting of the net due to additional games being played at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Riley McNulty had three goals and four assists as Coast Guard Academy outlasted New York Maritime 12-8 in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Thursday night.

Black Wolves play back-to-back games to stay in the playoff race

Two teams in the National Lacrosse League's Western Division have already clinched playoff berths. The New England Black Wolves, meanwhile, lead the Eastern Division with a record of 6-5 and still face a grueling finish to their 18-game...

Local roundup: Conn, Coast Guard swimmers earn honorable mention All-America honors

Coast Guard Academy sophomore Joe Rodriguez earned honorable mention All-America honors and was part of the 200 medley relay which did the same to highlight the first day of the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday.


NHL roundup

J.T. Miller scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and the high-scoring Tampa Bay Lightning held off the New York Islanders 7-6 on Thursday night.

Spieth, Reed to face each other in Match Play

Tony Finau watches his tee shot on the first hole during round-robin play at the Dell Technologies Match Play tournament on Thursday at Austin, Texas. Finau is 2-0. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed play some of their most spirited golf against one another in the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup, remarkable only because they're on the same team.



1 p.m., ESPN2 — Spring training: New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins from Fort Myers, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Kansas City Royals at Milwaukee Brewers from Phoenix.

6 p.m., SNY — Spring training: Washington Nationals at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.


7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Ferris State vs. West Texas A&M in Division II semifinal from Sioux Falls, S.D.

7:07 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Loyola-Chicago vs. Nevada in Division I tournament from Atlanta.

7:37 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Michigan vs. Texas A&M in Division I tournament from Los Angeles.

9:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Queens (N.C.) vs. Northern State in Division II semifinal from Sioux Falls, S.D. (time approximate)

9:37 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Kansas vs. Kentucky in Division I tournament from Atlanta. (time approximate)

10:07 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Florida State vs. Gonzaga in Division I tournament from Los Angeles. (time approximate)


9 p.m., ESPN2 — Ryan Garcia vs. Fernando Vargas in a junior lightweight bout from Indio, Calif.

Figure Skating

Noon, NBCSN — World Championships men's short program from Milan. (taped today)

3 p.m., NBCSN — World Championships pairs short program from Milan. (taped today)


10:30 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Corales Resort Championship from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Dell Technologies Match Play from Austin, Texas.

8:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Kia Classic from Carlsbad, Calif. (taped today)


7 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers.

7 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings.

10 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks.


11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open.