Local college notes

A weekly update on local college athletes and local athletes who attend schools outside the region.

UConn repeats as national field hockey champion

UConn won its second straight NCAA Division I field hockey championship on Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Syracuse.

Local college roundup: Coast Guard men's basketball wins a Classic

Most Valuable Player Kevin Alvarez finished with career highs of 18 points and nine rebounds Saturday , leading the Coast Guard Academy men’s basketball team to a 59-47 win over Regis in the Moe’s Queso Classic championship game.

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.

Local college notes

A weekly look back at our local colleges and local athletes playing at schools outside the region.



It's time to raise a glass to our friends at the 06385

Pretty cool, really, that 40 years later, you get together and remember every shape and form of the...


Winston helps bail out FSU again

Quarterback Jameis Winston trotted onto the water-logged field at Doak Campbell Stadium with aspirations of a second consecutive national championship on the line. The top-ranked Seminoles were in a dogfight, once again, and needed their Heisman...

Another memorable finish goes Harvard's way in The Game

Conner Hempel threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Fischer with 55 seconds to play and Harvard beat Yale 31-24 to capture the Ivy League title outright after blowing a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead on Saturday.

The Game finally has some buzz

Harvard has beaten Yale seven times in a row and in 12 of the last 13 years, temporarily draining much of the luster from one of college football’s oldest rivalries. But this year, for the eighth time in the history of The Game, both teams are...

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.


Despite UConn's woes, Adams looks forward to each chance

Andrew Adams fits the mold of a Bob Diaco type player. He has a passion for playing football.

UConn football hits rock bottom in 41-0 rout

Forget about trying to take any positives from UConn’s dismal performance Saturday night.


UConn women bounce back and rout Creighton 96-60

Top-ranked UConn does not lose often, but the Huskies are pretty good about bouncing back when they do.

UConn women back in action today after rare loss

UConn’s had nearly a week to digest a rare defeat, an overtime loss at Stanford on Monday that ended a 47-game winning streak.

NCAAs headed to Bridgeport in 2016-17

Bridgeport - UConn will join Fairfield University to as co-hosts of the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament in 2016 and 2017 at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, it was announced on Thursday. The 2016 tourney will host...

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.


Hurd's still a team guy

When we last checked in on Zach Hurd, it was 2012 and he was living on the West Coast attempting to earn a roster spot with the Oakland Raiders.


NHL roundup

John Tavares scored a power-play goal late in overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over Washington on Wednesday night.

Jets are giving Geno another shot

Geno Smith is getting another shot as the New York Jets’ starting quarterback.



Noon, ESPN2 - NCAA men: Tennessee vs. Santa Clara in Orlando Classic.

1 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Oklahoma vs. Butler in Battle 4 Atlantis from Nassau, Bahamas.

2 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Princeton vs. Texas-El Paso in Wooden Legacy from Fullerton, Calif.

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Kansas vs. Rhode Island in Orlando Classic.

3:30 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Wisconsin vs. Georgetown in Battle 4 Atlantis from Nassau, Bahamas.

4 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Long Island University vs. Stony Brook from New York.

4:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: San Diego vs. Xavier in Wooden Legacy from Fullerton, Calif.

5 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Illinois vs. Indiana State in Las Vegas Invitational.

6:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Michigan State vs. Rider in Orlando Classic.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Western Kentucky vs. St. Joseph's from New York.

8:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Long Beach State vs. Western Michigan in Wooden Legacy from Fullerton, Calif.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Marquette vs. Georgia Tech in Orlando Classic.

11 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: San Jose State vs. Washington in Wooden Legacy from Fullerton, Calif.

Midnight, FS1 - NCAA men: Baylor vs. Memphis in Las Vegas Invitational.


10 a.m., CPTV Sports, WJJF (94.9-FM) - High school: Norwich Free Academy at New London. (WJJF pregame show begins at 9:30)

10:30 a.m., WWRX (107.7-FM) - High school: Ledyard at Fitch.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 3, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions.

4:30 p.m., Ch. 61, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys.

7:30 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: Louisiana State at Texas A&M.

7:30 p.m., FS1 - NCAA: Texas Christian at Texas.

8:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers.


8 p.m., Golf Channel - Australasia PGA: Australian Open from Sydney.


1 p.m., FS1 - UEFA Europa League: Everton at Wolfsburg.

3 p.m., FS1 - UEFA Europa League: Partizan at Tottenham.