Hurley reminds us all that the UConn brand 'transcends the conference'

The rebirth of UConn sports happened Friday with three little words. And it was Danny Hurley, the...



Dan Hurley takes over his 'dream job' at UConn

Dan Hurley addresses the crowd after being introduced as the next head coach of the men's basketball program Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Werth Familiy UConn Basketball Champions Center in Storrs.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Hurley was introduced at afternoon press conference at the Werth Familiy UConn Basketball Champions Center.

UConn, Stevens set to meet Duke in NCAA Sweet 16

UConn goes through its warm-up exercises at the start of practice on Friday in Albany, N.Y., where the top-seeded Huskies will play No. 5 Duke in the NCAA Sweet 16 on Saturday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

No. 1 UConn, Stevens meet No. 5 Duke in NCAA Sweet 16 on Saturday in Albany, N.Y.

UConn players draw inspiration from Women's History Month

UConn's women's basketball players identifying some of what inspires them throughout Women's History Month.


Beard, Texas Tech oust Purdue 78-65 in NCAA East Region

Texas Tech's Davide Moretti, left, and Brandone Francis celebrate a basket during the second half of Friday's NCAA tournament regional semifinal against Purdue at TD Garden. Tech won, 78-65. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

Texas Tech knocked second-seeded Purdue out of the NCAA Tournament with a 78-65 victory

Duke turns back Orange 69-65, sets up matchup with Kansas

Duke's Marvin Bagley III shoots as Syracuse's Oshae Brissett, right, and Paschal Chukwu defend during the first half of Friday's NCAA tournament regional semifinal in Omaha, Neb. Duke won, 69-65. (Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo)

Duke found a way to crack Syracuse's zone defense, and now the Blue Devils are back in the Elite Eight

Sanity check: Kansas holds on for 80-76 win over Clemson

Kansas' Malik Newman celebrates after making a 3-pointer during the second half of Friday's NCAA tournament regional semifinal against Clemson in Omaha, Neb. Kansas won, 80-76. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

Sanity check: Top-seeded Kansas holds off crafty Clemson for 80-76 victory and trip to Elite Eight


Local roundup: Cheung officially takes over as Avery Point men's basketball coach

Sam Cheung, who served as "the coach in waiting" during UConn Avery Point's recently concluded men's basketball season, was officially elevated to head coach on Friday, athletic director Roger Bidwell announced.

Bandits roll to easy 20-7 win over Black Wolves

Vaughn Harris had four goals and five assists as the Buffalo Bandits rolled to a 20-7 National Lacrosse League victory over the New England Black Wolves on Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena.

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.


Celtics rally in fourth to beat Trail Blazers 105-100

Boston's Jayson Tatum passes the ball behind the Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic to teammate Aron Baynes during the second half of Friday's game in Portland, Ore. The Celtics won 105-100. (Steve Dykes/AP Photo)

Marcus Morris had 30 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics handed the Portland Trail Blazers their second straight loss after a 13-game winning streak with a 105-100 victory on Friday night

Pastrnak scores with 12 seconds left, Bruins edge Stars 3-2

Boston's Brad Marchand skates over to celebrate a goal with David Pastrnak, bottom, as the Stars' Jamie Benn skates away from the celebration with 12 seconds left in Friday's game in Dallas. The Stars Kari Lehtonen, rear, lies on the ice. Boston won, 3-2. (Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)

David Pastrnak broke a tie with 12 seconds left and the Boston Bruins scored three straight goals in the third period to rally past the fading Dallas Stars 3-2


Auto Racing

10 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup STP 500 practice from Ridgeway, Va.

11 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Alpha Energy Solutions 250 qualifying from Ridgeway, Va.

12:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup STP 500 final practice from Ridgeway, Va.

2 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Alpha Energy Solutions 250 from Ridgeway, Va.

5 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup STP 500 qualifying from Ridgeway, Va.

12:55 a.m. (Sunday), ESPN2 — Formula One Australian Grand Prix from Melbourne. 


Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA: Arkansas at Florida.

1 p.m., NESN, MLB Network — Spring training: Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox from Fort Myers, Fla.

1 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — Spring training: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees from Tampa, Fla.

10 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs from Mesa, Ariz.


11:30 a.m., ESPN — NCAA women: South Carolina vs. Buffalo in Division I tournament from Albany, N.Y.

2 p.m., ESPN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn vs. Duke in Division I tournament from Albany, N.Y. (time approximate)

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Ferris State vs. Northern State in Division II final from Sioux City, S.D.

4 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Notre Dame vs. Texas A&M in Division I tournament from Spokane, Wash.

6:09 p.m., TBS, WFAN (660-AM) — NCAA men: Loyola-Chicago vs. Kansas State in Division I tournament from Atlanta.

6:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Oregon vs. Central Michigan in Division I tournament from Spokane, Wash. (time approximate)

8 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets.

8:49 p.m., TBS, WFAN (660-AM) — NCAA men: Florida State vs. Michigan in Division I tournament from Los Angeles.


6 p.m., HBO — Dillian Whyte vs. Lucas Browne in a heavyweight bout from London.

8:30 p.m., ESPN — Jose Martinez vs. Alejandro Santiago in a junior bantamweight bout from Ponce, Puerto Rico.


2 p.m., NBCSN — Women's World Championship semifinal from North Bay, Ontario.

Figure Skating

Noon, NBCSN — World Championships ice dance free program from Milan.

5 p.m., NBCSN — World Championships men's free program from Milan. (taped today)


10 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Dell Technologies Match Play from Austin, Texas.

2 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA: Dell Technologies Match Play from Austin, Texas.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Corales Resort Championship from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

5 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Rapiscan Systems Classic from Biloxi, Miss.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Kia Classic from Carlsbad, Calif.


7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Southeastern Conference championships from St. Louis.


1 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA men: Cornell vs. Boston University in Division I tournament from Worcester, Mass.

3:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Ohio State vs. Princeton in Division I tournament from Allentown, Pa.

4:30 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA men: Michigan vs. Northeastern in Division I tournament from Worcester, Mass.

6 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Notre Dame vs. Providence in Division I tournament from Bridgeport.

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Air Force vs. Minnesota Duluth in Division I tournament from Sioux Falls, S.D.

Motorcycle Racing

6:30 p.m., FS1 — AMA Supercross from Indianapolis.


7 p.m., NBCSN — English Premiership: Harlequins at Saracens. (taped today)


Noon, Chs. 10, 30 — U.S. Championships from Sun Valley, Idaho.


1:30 p.m., NBCSB, YES — MLS: New York City FC at New England Revolution.

3:30 p.m., Lifetime — NWSL: Portland Thorns at North Carolina Courage.


3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Tennessee at South Carolina.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Texas A&M at Florida.


11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open.