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COLUMNS

More foibles at the University of Hartford: a swing at despotism

University of Hartford students had the right to be heard

UCONN

Mora thrilled to join a group of accomplished UConn coaches

UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley, left, talks with baseball coach Jim Penders prior to the start of the UConn Coaches Road Show in Monday night at Kinsmen Brewing in Southington. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Jim Mora was in winning company at the UConn Coaches Road Show at Kinsmen Brewing in Southington, joining Geno Auriemma, Jim Penders, Dan Hurley and Laura Valentino.

Taliek Brown leaving UConn men's basketball staff for Iona

Brown, who spent the last four years as the director of player development in Storrs, has been hired as an assistant on Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino's staff.

COLLEGES

Keeping schools out of NIL dealings opened door for boosters

The NCAA seems to have inadvertently opened the door for boosters when it comes to college athletes cashing in on their fame

NCAA clarifies compensation rules but is crackdown likely?

FILE - Ohio State gathers before an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Alabama in Miami Gardens, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021. In 2019, California became the first state to pass a law allowing athletes to earn money on endorsements, autograph signings and other activities, and by July 2021, the NCAA lifted its decades-old ban. Football players earn the most, followed by women’s and men’s basketball players, according to Opendorse. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

College sports leaders are trying to send a warning to schools and boosters it believes have crossed a line when it comes to paying athletes for endorsement and sponsorship deals: There are still rules and they will be enforced

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Mitchell to face Rowan in NCAA Division III baseball tourney opener

Fourth-seeded Mitchell (30-11) will open against top-seeded Rowan (30-8), which is ranked eighth in the country, at 10 a.m. Friday in the double elimination regional at McGill Field in Annville, Pa.

Local roundup: Avery Point eliminated from NJCAA regional

The season ended abruptly for the UConn Avery Point baseball team on Sunday.

Martinez, Driscoll playing vital roles for Mitchell baseball team

New London's Lelo Martinez is having a breakout season for the NCAA tourney-bound Mariners, batting .379 with 53 hits, 34 RBI and 11 stolen bases while playing flawlessly at shortstop. (Photo courtesy of Steve McLaughlin/Mitchell athletics)

Both former Eastern Connecticut Conference players — Martinez from New London and Driscoll from Waterford — played vital roles in the Mariners claiming the program's seventh bid to the NCAA tourney.

PROFESSIONAL

PGA shaping up as much different from previous 4 in Tulsa

Tiger Woods tees off on the 12th hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Southern Hills Country Club on Monday, May 16, 2022, in Tulsa, Okla. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Southern Hills proudly displays the slogan for this PGA Championship as “First to Five.”

Epicenter is 6-5 favorite for Preakness without Rich Strike

Kentucky Derby entrant Epicenter works out at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. The 148th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 7. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter has been set as the morning line favorite for the Preakness

ON THE AIR

Baseball

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles.

7 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets.

11 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers. (joined in progress)

Hockey

9 a.m., NHL Network — World Championship: Slovakia vs. Canada from Helsinki.

1 p.m., NHL Network — World Championship: Finland vs. United States from Tampere, Finland.

Soccer

3 p.m., USA — Premier League: Arsenal at Newcastle United.

Tennis

4 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Lyon Open from France; ATP Geneva Open from Switzerland; WTA Strasbourg International from France; WTA Princess Lalla from Rabat, Morocco; French Open qualifying from Paris.

4 a.m. (Tuesday), Tennis Channel — ATP: Lyon Open from France; ATP Geneva Open from Switzerland; WTA Strasbourg International from France; WTA Princess Lalla from Rabat, Morocco; French Open qualifying from Paris.