Ledyard's Brawner will take advantage of extra year at CCSU

Central Connecticut State University's Megan Brawner, a senior from Ledyard, had her final outdoor track and field season ended by the COVID-19 pandemic, but plans to take advantage of an NCAA ruling that will allow senior athletes to retain a final year of eligibility and compete in outdoor track in 2021. (Photo courtesy of CCSU athletics)

Megan Brawner has an adventurous spirit. She especially enjoys exploring a place for the first time.

CGA's Detwiler named New England Wrestler of the Year

Coast Guard Academy's Paul Detwiler, right, executes a takedown against Johnson & Wales' Nick Caracappa during their 184-pound bout on Dec. 11, 2019 in New London. The sophomore was named New England Wrestler of the Year on Monday. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Coast Guard Academy's Paul Detwiler, who had a perfect season cut short when the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the NCAA Div. III Championships, was named the New England Wrestling Association Wrestler of the Year on Monday.

Chaney's latest chapter in life includes coaching

Ex-New London great Allan Cheney recently completed his second season as an assistant coach with the Iona College women's basketball team in New Rochelle, N.Y. (Photo courtesy of Iona athletic department)

Allan Chaney never mapped out a detailed step-by-step game plan for his life. He just kept heading down the road and discovered interesting turns to take along the way.

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Local college honors

Coast Guard assistant coach Dylan Foley, front right, was has been named New England Wrestling Association Assistant Coach of the Year for the second straight season. Foley and head coach Kevin Bratland, left, celebrate a win by heavyweight Patrick Irwin during a dual meet victory over NYU on Feb. 8 at Billard Hall on the CGA campus in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A number of student-athletes from local colleges were honored last week.


East Lyme's Mebus sisters are heroes in NYC ... and need your help

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In their own words: Waterford's Sara Buscetto, Southern Connecticut softball

Waterford's Sara Buscetto, a senior captain of the Southern Connecticut State University softball team, has her season cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of SCSU athletics)

It's been hard for me to find the words to explain how I have been feeling regarding the abrupt cancellation of our softball season at Southern Connecticut State University.

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Avery Point baseball veterans will get chance to repeat final year

First-year Avery Point coach Ian Ratchford was finally able to deliver some good news to his second-year players: the NJCAA will allow them to repeat the final year with the Pointers in 2021. (Photo courtesy of Avery Point athletics)

A much-needed dose of good news has lifted the spirits of the UConn Avery Point baseball team.


Alterique Gilbert to finish college career at Wichita State

UConn's Alterique Gilbert (3) passes the ball around Tulane's Jordan Walker during a Jan. 8 game in Storrs. Gilbert announced Saturday that he will finish his career at Wichita State. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

While UConn is heading to the Big East, Alterique Gilbert is staying in the American Athletic Conference. On Saturday, Gilbert announced on Twitter that he'll play basketball for Wichita State next season.

College athletes choosing whether to stay in U.S. or head home

In this Jan. 19 file photo, UConn's Anna Makurat (24) shoots during the first half of a game against Tulsa in Storrs. Makurat, from Poland, is one of more than 20,000 foreign athletes currently competing at NCAA schools, according to the organization. With competition canceled across all divisions because of the new coronavirus, many of those athletes face a dilemma. Their campuses are shut down, but the coronavirus situation in their homeland may be worse than it is in the United States. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn, File)

All but one of Anna Makurat's teammates headed home after the NCAA canceled this year's postseason basketball tournament and the school suspended classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Rutgers hoops lands Omoruyi

Steve Pikiell and Rutgers took other step toward becoming a major threat in basketball in the Big Ten Conference, getting a commitment from highly regarded center Cliff Omoruyi

NCAA weighs more eligibility

In this March 6 file photo, Purdue Fort Wayne's Rachel Everson connects for a hit during a game against UMass Lowell in Clarksville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

The NCAA Division I Council is scheduled to vote on Monday whether to provide another year of eligibility to spring sport athletes


It's business as usual as Sun prep for WNBA Draft

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller, center, and assistant coach Brandi Poole talk to point guard Jasmine Thomas, left, during play against the Washington Mystics in the second half of WNBA Eastern Conference action Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun held on for the 83-75 win over their rival Mystics.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out the NCAA women's basketball tournament, much to the disappointment of Connecticut Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller, but it hasn’t affected the Sun's scouting process too much.

Sun's Thomas home safe and sound (and self-quarantined)

Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas drives the lane in a WNBA Playoffs game against the Los Angeles Sparks at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sept. 17, 2019. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun point guard Jasmine Thomas has some unplanned free time on her hands right now as she’s quarantined herself at home in Virginia.


Red Sox pitcher ChrisSale has Tommy John surgery

Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale warms up prior to a spring practice game on Feb. 19 in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Red Sox starter Chris Sale had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on Monday, his 31st birthday

Bellator cools rage in the cage in wake of coronavirus

In this March 9 photo, Ryan Bader, left, squares off with Vadim Nemkov at a news conference promoting the Bellator Spring & Summer fight cards in New York City. Bellator is still hopeful of running its next mixed martial arts card on May 9. That event could be in jeopardy after President Donald Trump extended federal guidelines recommending people stay home for another 30 days until the end of April to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Bellator is still hopeful of running its next mixed martial arts card on May 9

Messi, Barcelona teammates taking 70 percent pay cuts

Barcelona's Lionel Messi and his teammates will accept 70 percent pay cuts to help pay for other employees within the Spanish soccer club who are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates are taking a 70% cut in salaries because of the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic

As MLB ponders post-virus season, players worry about health

Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart (16) smiles following a bullpen session during spring training on Feb. 14 in Goodyear, Ariz. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Some baseball players are concerned about the increased potential for injuries under whatever parameters the sport and its union come up with for scheduling games once the coronavirus pandemic subsides


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