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Parental absence, parental delusion, parental failure

Why an 18-year-old would shoot up a school? It's borne of the same behaviors we see in the...

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UCONN

UConn men to host Oklahoma State in Big 12-Big East Battle

The UConn men's basketball team will play in the Big 12-Big East Battle for the second straight year, hosting Oklahoma State.

Hurley's not done building UConn roster

UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley, middle, mingles with fans during the UConn Coaches Road Show on Monday at Kinsmen Brewing in Southington. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

The morning after the UConn men's basketball team suffered an upsetting first-round NCAA tournament loss on March 17, Dan Hurley started thinking about rebuilding his roster for next season.

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

Local roundup: UConn wins Big East baseball tourney opener

Top seed UConn won its opener in the Big East Conference baseball tournament on Thursday, beating No. 4 Georgetown 4-0.

Local roundup: Waterford blanks No. 1 Bacon 5-0 in ECC baseball quarters

Jack Lathrop pitched 5.1 shutout innings as eighth-seeded Waterford defeated No. 1 Bacon Academy 5-0 in the quarterfinals of the Eastern Connecticut Conference baseball tournament.

PROFESSIONAL

Red Sox top White Sox 16-7

Boston Red Sox's Trevor Story looks back at Alex Verdugo as he scores on Verdugo's double during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, May 26, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Trevor Story kept up his hot hitting with a three-run homer and four RBIs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the White Sox 16-7 to take two of three from Chicago

Hurricanes win Game 5, push Rangers to brink of elimination

Carolina Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin (74) clears the puck away from New York Rangers' Filip Chytil (72) during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Vincent Trocheck buried a short-handed goal, Teuvo Teravainen had a rare power-play score for Carolina and the Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 3-1 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the second-round playoff series

ON THE AIR

Australian Rules Football

11:30 p.m., FS2 — Premiership: Greater Western Sydney Giants at Brisbane Lions.

5 a.m. (Saturday), FS1 — Premiership: Western Bulldogs at West Coast Eagles.

Auto Racing

7:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One Monaco Grand Prix practice.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck North Carolina Education Lottery 200 qualifying from Concord.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Alsco Uniforms 300 qualifying from Concord, N.C.

6 p.m., FS1 — ARCA General Tire 150 from Concord, N.C.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck North Carolina Education Lottery 200 from Concord. 

Baseball

11 a.m., YES — NCAA: Virginia vs. Notre Dame in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Charlotte, N.C.

7 p.m., WCCT, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets.

7 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays.

7 p.m., WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox.

Basketball

Noon, NBA TV — Africa League playoffs: Zamalek vs. FAP in third-place game from Kigali, Rwanda.

8:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Miami Heat at Boston Celtics.

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Dutch Open from Cromvoirt, Netherlands.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Senior PGA Championship from Benton Harbor, Mich.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Charles Schwab Challenge from Fort Worth, Texas.  

7 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Bank of Hope Match Play from Las Vegas.

Hockey

8 p.m., TNT — NHL playoffs: Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues.

Horse Racing

12:30 p.m., FS2 — Racing from New York.

Lacrosse

3 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: North Carolina vs. Northwestern in Division I tournament semifinal from Baltimore.

5:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Maryland vs. Boston College in Division I tournament semifinal from Baltimore.

Rugby

5:50 a.m., FS2 — NRL: Gold Coast Titans at Brisbane Broncos.

Soccer

7 p.m., CBSSN — NWSL: Washington Spirit at Orlando Pride.

Softball

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: Arizona at Mississippi State in Division I Super Regional.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Florida at Virginia Tech in Division I Super Regional.

4:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Central Florida at Oklahoma in Division I Super Regional.

6:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Texas at Arkansas in Division I Super Regional.

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Northwestern at Arizona State in Division I Super Regional.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Clemson at Oklahoma State in Division I Super Regional.

10:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Oregon State at Stanford in Division I Super Regional.

11 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Duke at UCLA in Division I Super Regional.

Tennis

5 a.m., Tennis Channel — French Open from Paris.

CT SUN

Sun bounce back and rout Wings 99-68

The Connecticut Sun routed Dallas on Thursday night, 99-68, two days after wasting an opportunity to beat the Wings.

Waterford's Hage wins second straight ECC girls' tennis singles crown

Waterford's Sarah Hage returns a shot during a match on April 11. The sophomore won her second straight ECC girls' tennis singles title on Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Stonington's Maddie Hamm. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Waterford sophomore Sarah Hage earned every point of the Eastern Connecticut Conference girls' tennis tournament single championship on Wednesday.