Chaney's latest chapter in life includes coaching

In this Dec. 2, 2008, file photo, Florida's Allan Chaney (24) goes for two points over Florida A&M's Lamar Twitty (3) during a game in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

Allan Chaney never mapped out a detailed step-by-step game plan for his life. He just kept heading down the road and discovered interesting turns to take along the way.

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Local college honors

Coast Guard assistant coach Dylan Foley, front right, was has been named New England Wrestling Association Assistant Coach of the Year for the second straight season. Foley and head coach Kevin Bratland, left, celebrate a win by heavyweight Patrick Irwin during a dual meet victory over NYU on Feb. 8 at Billard Hall on the CGA campus in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A number of student-athletes from local colleges were honored last week.

In their own words: Waterford's Sara Buscetto, Southern Connecticut softball

Waterford's Sara Buscetto, a senior captain of the Southern Connecticut State University softball team, has her season cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of SCSU athletics)

It's been hard for me to find the words to explain how I have been feeling regarding the abrupt cancellation of our softball season at Southern Connecticut State University.

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COLUMNS

Game changer: My friend Doris tested positive for coronavirus

It's a relief to know Doris Burke is symptom free. Yet her story is also a cautionary tale.

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Avery Point baseball veterans will get chance to repeat final year

First-year Avery Point coach Ian Ratchford was finally able to deliver some good news to his second-year players: the NJCAA will allow them to repeat the final year with the Pointers in 2021. (Photo courtesy of Avery Point athletics)

A much-needed dose of good news has lifted the spirits of the UConn Avery Point baseball team.

Coast Guard football is getting a familiar face in C.C. Grant

C.C. Grant, right stands next to former Coast Guard head football coach Bill George during a game last season. Grant, the co-defensive coordinator and longtime assistant, was named as George's replacement on Monday. George retired after the 2019 season. (Photo courtesy of CGA athletics)

"He's definitely one of my favorite coaches that I've ever had," junior linebacker Eugene Bizer said. "Coach Grant, a lot of times, is very direct, but as linebackers we get to see him be more joking."

State golf courses can remain open with certain restrictions

State officials announced on Wednesday that golf courses can remain open with restrictions.

UCONN

Alterique Gilbert to finish college career at Wichita State

UConn's Alterique Gilbert (3) passes the ball around Tulane's Jordan Walker during a Jan. 8 game in Storrs. Gilbert announced Saturday that he will finish his career at Wichita State. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

While UConn is heading to the Big East, Alterique Gilbert is staying in the American Athletic Conference. On Saturday, Gilbert announced on Twitter that he'll play basketball for Wichita State next season.

College athletes choosing whether to stay in U.S. or head home

In this Jan. 19 file photo, UConn's Anna Makurat (24) shoots during the first half of a game against Tulsa in Storrs. Makurat, from Poland, is one of more than 20,000 foreign athletes currently competing at NCAA schools, according to the organization. With competition canceled across all divisions because of the new coronavirus, many of those athletes face a dilemma. Their campuses are shut down, but the coronavirus situation in their homeland may be worse than it is in the United States. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn, File)

All but one of Anna Makurat's teammates headed home after the NCAA canceled this year's postseason basketball tournament and the school suspended classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

COLLEGES

Rutgers hoops lands Omoruyi

Steve Pikiell and Rutgers took other step toward becoming a major threat in basketball in the Big Ten Conference, getting a commitment from highly regarded center Cliff Omoruyi

NCAA weighs more eligibility

In this March 6 file photo, Purdue Fort Wayne's Rachel Everson connects for a hit during a game against UMass Lowell in Clarksville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

The NCAA Division I Council is scheduled to vote on Monday whether to provide another year of eligibility to spring sport athletes

CT SUN

It's business as usual as Sun prep for WNBA Draft

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller, center, and assistant coach Brandi Poole talk to point guard Jasmine Thomas, left, during play against the Washington Mystics in the second half of WNBA Eastern Conference action Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun held on for the 83-75 win over their rival Mystics.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out the NCAA women's basketball tournament, much to the disappointment of Connecticut Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller, but it hasn’t affected the Sun's scouting process too much.

Sun's Thomas home safe and sound (and self-quarantined)

Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas drives the lane in a WNBA Playoffs game against the Los Angeles Sparks at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sept. 17, 2019. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun point guard Jasmine Thomas has some unplanned free time on her hands right now as she’s quarantined herself at home in Virginia.

PROFESSIONAL

Tech boom, helping women find jobs in baseball

Chicago Cubs minor league hitting coach Rachel Folden hits infield ground balls at the Cubs spring trainng facility on Feb. 5 in Mesa, Ariz. (John Antonoff/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Rachel Folden was in the middle of her first spring training with the Chicago Cubs when the coronavirus pandemic wiped out the team schedule

Signs suggest summer dates in 2021 for games

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori carries the Olympic flame on March 20 during the Flame Arrival Ceremony at Japan Air Self-Defense Force Matsushima Base in Higashimatsushima in Miyagi Prefecture, north of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo Olympic organizers are leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021

The top 30 sports movies of all time for your viewing

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2005, file photo, Robert DeNiro, left, and boxer Jake LaMotta stand for photographers before watching a 25th anniversary screening of the movie

There are a lot of fight films among the greatest sports movies, and still more fights about them — not just concerning which sports movies are truly the greatest and where each ranks, but over what even constitutes a sports movie.

Timmy Hill wins NASCAR's live iRacing event

Timmy Hill, left, talks with members of his team in the garage area during NASCAR practice on Feb. 14 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Timmy Hill has won NASCAR's virtual race aired nationally during the sports shutdown caused by the new coronavirus

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