Injuries have forced UConn's secondary to get even younger

UConn is preparing to play another difficult football opponent in American Athletic Conference co-leader Central Florida, which visits on Saturday at noon at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The Huskies are still chasing their first conference...

Huskies lose cornerback Byron Jones to injury

UConn cornerback Byron Jones will undergo surgery on his left shoulder and miss the remainder of the season.

No. 18 Pirates pull rank on UConn

Shane Carden threw for a season-high 445 yards, Breon Allen ran for two touchdowns and No. 18 East Carolina pulled away to beat UConn 31-21 on Thursday night.

For UConn football, it's a time to build

From week to week, the UConn football team sticks to its program-building recipe. Focus on daily improvement and fundamentals and not worry about the opponent. The Huskies take on AAC co-leader East Carolina tonight in a road matchup.

Vann tackling a leadership role for UConn football

In his first full season as a starter, linebacker Marquise Vannís role on the UConn football team is expanding, as he ranks fifth in the American Athletic Conference in tackles and first on the team with 56 for an average of 9.3 per game.

COLUMNS

Trading football for futbol

This was soccerís night. No competition. The boys and girls on the turfed lawn of East Lyme High.

UCONN

AAC coaches pick Boatright as preseason player of the year

Senior Ryan Boatright has majored in hard work during his basketball career.

Huskies get the red-carpet treatment in NYC

UConn received a championís reception during American Athletic Conference menís basketball media day on Wednesday.

COLLEGES

SEC dominates first rankings

The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken ó and it likes the SEC. At least for now.

Local college roundup: UConn's Calhoun sprains knee in practice

UConn junior Omar Calhoun will likely be sidelined for at least a week after suffering a sprained MCL during practice on Sunday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Old Lyme boys and girls advance to Shoreline title games

Old Lyme will play for both the boys' and girls' Shoreline Conference soccer championships on Friday night after recording shutout victories in the semifinals on Wednesday.

PROFESSIONAL

Giants edge Royals 3-2 in Game 7 behind Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

NFL notes

News and notes from around the National Football League.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

8 p.m., TNT - NBA: New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers.

10:30 p.m., TNT - NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers.

Boxing

9 p.m., FS1 - Sharif Bogere vs. Fernando Garcia in a lightweight bout and Danny O'Connor vs. Andrew Farmer in a welterweight bout from Plymouth, Mass.

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: Florida State at Louisville.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA: Troy at Georgia Southern.

8:25 p.m., NFL Network, WCBS (880-AM) - NFL: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers.

Golf

6 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: BMW Masters from Shanghai. (taped today)

4:30 p.m., Golf Channel - Champions: Charles Schwab Cup Championship from Scottsdale, Ariz.

11 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: CIMB Classic from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

3 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel - LPGA: Taiwan Championship from Taipei. (taped today)

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN - NHL: Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: Winnipeg Jets at New Jersey Devils.

Soccer

8 p.m., ESPN2 - MLS playoffs: Sporting Kansas City at New York Red Bulls.

Tennis

5:30 a.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: BNP Paribas Masters from Paris.