UConn's Vital to test NBA waters, but doesn't hire agent

Christian Vital, the UConn sophomore guard, will declare himself eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent, the school announced on Friday.

Lister returns to UConn to join Auriemma's coaching staff

UConn graduate assistant coach Jasmine Lister looks on during a game against Cincinnati on Feb. 17, 2016. She rejoined the staff on Thursday. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Jasmine Lister is returning to UConn to join Geno Auriemma's coaching staff.

UConn's Moseley named women's basketball coach at BU

UConn assistant coach Marisa Moseley, left, has some advice for Azura Stevens coming out of a time out during a regular-season game against Notre Dame on Dec. 3, 2017. Moseley is leaving UConn to become head coach at her alma mater, Boston University. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Marisa Moseley, an assistant at UConn for nine seasons, was named head coach of the Boston University women's basketball program, her alma mater, on Monday.

UConn rounds out productive week by adding graduate transfer from St. John's

Kassoum Yakwe, a 6-foot-7 graduate transfer from St. John's, became the third player to join the UConn men's basketball program under new coach Dan Hurley.

Hurley lands his first two basketball recruits at UConn

Guard Tarin Smith, a graduate transfer out of Duquesne, and 6-foot-4 guard Brendan Adams of Baltimore made commitments to the program on Sunday. They visited the Storrs campus over the weekend.

COLUMNS

Anybody else out there want to see baseball and football switch seasons?

What if baseball and football switched seasons? Baseball in the fall; football in the spring.

UCONN

UConn kicker Tarbutt finishes spring on a confident note

UConn quarterback David Pindell (5) breaks through the line of scrimmage for a big game during Saturday's annual spring game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

UConn coach Randy Edsall did his best to replicate real game conditions during Saturday's annual spring football game, including trying to ice placekicker Michael Tarbutt just before halftime.

Three ex-Huskies are among Top 10 picks in WNBA Draft

UConn's Kia Nurse, right, talks with WNBA oresident Lisa Borders after being selected No. 10 overall by the New York Liberty during Thursday's WNBA Draft in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Three former UConn teammates got to spend some quality time together on Wednesday night, but the one topic never brought up was how their lives would change in about 24 hours later during the 2018 WNBA Draft.

COLLEGES

Earle Bruce, Ohio State coach who followed Hayes, dies at 87

Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce, right, talks to quarterback Mike Tomczak during a game on Sept. 15, 1984 at Columbus, Ohio.  (Tim Revell/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Earle Bruce stepped into his dream job, football coach at Ohio State, under most challenging circumstances, replacing the program's revered longtime leader after a fall from grace.

Virginia hires Tina Thompson as women's basketball coach

Virginia hires Tina Thompson to coach its women's basketball team

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Schofner, McCoy spark Vikings to victory

Connor Schofner had three goals and two assists and James McCoy scored three times as the East Lyme boys’ lacrosse team downed Stonington on Thursday, 15-4.

Late rally falls short for Coast Guard in NEWMAC showdown with Springfield

Coast Guard Academy’s Riley McNulty (12) leaps and leans back while making a pass against the defense of Springfield College’s Anthony Sullivan during Wednesday night’s NEWMAC men’s lacrosse showdown at Cadet Memorial Field. The Pride outlasted the Bears 11-8. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Gone are the days the Coast Guard Academy men's lacrosse team can surprise a conference opponent.

Local roundup: Mitchell baseball team routs Nichols 23-7

Garet Griffin went 5-for-6, including a triple, while driving in three runs and scoring four, as Mitchell College route Nichols College 23-7 in a college baseball game on Wednesday.

PROFESSIONAL

Callaway, Mets consider options with struggling Harvey

Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey, the ex-Fitch star, struggled again Thursday night in a 12-6 loss at Atlanta, and first-year manager Mickey Callaway has to decide whether Harvey will remain in the rotation. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Callaway says Mets 'still not exactly sure what route we'll go' with struggling starter Matt Harvey

Nadal's bid for an 11th Monte Carlo title gaining momentum

Rafael Nadal's bid for a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title is proving more comfortable than he imagined after his latest return from injury.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

9:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity ToyotaCare 250 final practice from Richmond, Va.

11 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota Owners 400 practice from Richmond, Va.

12:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota Owners 400 final practice from Richmond, Va.

4 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity ToyotaCare 250 qualifying from Richmond, Va.

5:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Toyota Owners 400 qualifying from Richmond, Va.

7 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity ToyotaCare 250 from Richmond, Va.

9:30 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Spring Nationals qualifying from Baytown, Texas. (taped today)

Baseball

1 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers.

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Cleveland Indians at Baltimore Orioles.

7:30 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves.

10 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Oakland Athletics.

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NBA playoffs: Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards.

9:30 p.m., NBCSB, ESPN — NBA playoffs: Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks.

Golf

6:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Trophee Hassan II from Rabat, Morocco.

12:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf from Ridgedale, Mo.

3:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Texas Open from San Antonio.

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Los Angeles Open.

Gymnastics

1 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Louisiana State vs. Nebraska in Division I semifinal from St. Louis.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Oklahoma vs. Kentucky in Division I semifinal from St. Louis.

Hockey

7 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins.

7:30 p.m., USA — NHL playoffs: Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets.

9:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Colorado Avalanche at Nashville Predators.

Tennis

5 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Monte Carlo Masters.