Life as national champ: Everyone will be trying to knock off the UConn men


Teams are lining up for a hefty cut at knocking down the defending national champion UConn men's basketball team in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, an eight-team tournament that runs today through Sunday at Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan.

Enoch, Adams are officially on board

UConn announced Monday that it has received official signed letters of intent from two future members of the men’s basketball family.

Huskies survive an early test

Fond memories of UConn’s national championship season came flooding back during the pregame ring ceremony Friday night.

UConn men willing to go that extra step

Practice is over during a typical day for the UConn basketball team. The Huskies are in no hurry to leave the court.

Hamilton continues to shine as Huskies wrap up preseason

Two exhibition game performances serve as a reminder that UConn is a different team than last season.

COLUMNS

Bears get back to the grind with a few dramatics

New London - Reality has a way of kicking you in the fanny...

UCONN

Diaco sticking with Whitmer

UConn’s quarterback of the present and potential quarterback of the future sat several rows apart in the football meeting room on Tuesday.

Stanford was up to challenge

Days before this game, Geno Auriemma credited Stanford and Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer for continuing to play UConn when many teams no longer see the point in being beat up by the best program in women’s basketball.

COLLEGES

Local roundup: Alvarez, Anderson lead Coast Guard men's hoop to win

Junior Kevin Alvarez hit a game-winning basket from the corner with 12.9 seconds left as the Coast Guard Academy men’s basketball team edged Roger Williams 55-54 in Wednesday’s home opener.

Alabama rolls to No. 1 in college football playoff rankings

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, and Mississippi State remains in the top four after losing to the Crimson Tide.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

PROFESSIONAL

Celtics are all business vs. 76ers

Brandon scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and the Boston Celtics sent the Philadelphia 76ers to their 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 victory Wednesday night.

NBA roundup

Kevin Martin shook off an illness to score 37 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves, missing three starters, beat the New York Knicks 115-99 on Wednesday night.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

10:30 a.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Texas A&M vs. Dayton in Puerto Rico Tip-Off from San Juan.

1 p.m., ESPNU, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA men: UConn vs. College of Charleston in Puerto Rico Tip-Off from San Juan.

3 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Drexel vs. Miami in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

5 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: New Mexico vs. Boston College in Puerto Rico Tip-Off from San Juan.

5:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Penn State vs. Charlotte in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Texas vs. Iowa in 2K Classic from New York.

7 p.m., NESN - NCAA men: Jacksonville at North Carolina State.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: George Mason vs. West Virginia in Puerto Rico Tip-Off from San Juan.

8 p.m., TNT - NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Miami Heat.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Syracuse vs. California in 2K Classic from New York.

10:30 p.m., TNT - NBA: Chicago Bulls at Sacramento Kings.

Football

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA: Kansas State at West Virginia.

7:30 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: North Carolina at Duke.

8:25 p.m., NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders.

9:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA: Arkansas State at Texas State.

Golf

1:30 p.m., Golf Channel - LPGA Tour Championship from Naples, Fla.

9:30 p.m., Golf Channel - Australasia PGA: Australian Masters from Melbourne.

3 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel - European PGA Tour Championship from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.