National champ Vanderbilt set to continue its roll in 2020

Vanderbilt celebrates an 8-2 win over Michigan during the deciding game of the College World Series finals on Wednesday in Omaha, Neb. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald/AP Photo)

National champion Vanderbilt appears set to continue its roll in 2020 with roster loaded with elite talent

Vanderbilt wins 2nd College World Series title

Vanderbilt players celebrate after defeating Michigan to win Game 3 of the College World Series baseball finals on Wednesday at Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Mason Hickman and Jake Eder combined for 14 strikeouts, Vanderbilt knocked out Michigan ace Karl Kauffmann in the fourth inning, and the Commodores won the College World Series with an 8-2 victory in Game 3 of the finals Wednesday night.

COLUMNS

Strecker's trying to drum up interest in football and dispel some myths

Example: A concussion is inevitable, if one decides to partake of high school football.

UCONN FOOTBALL

Big East turns on the bright lights to welcome back UConn

A sign outside Madison Square Garden in New York welcomes UConn's return to the Big East Conference on Thursday. (Photo by Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Big East Conference commissioner Val Ackerman laid out the welcome mat UConn during a press conference at Madison Square Garden in New York.

AAC's Aresco says no chance of UConn staying as football member

In this Feb. 13, 2017 photo, American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco, left, talks with UConn athletic director David Benedict before a college basketball game in Storrs. Aresco said Thursday that there is no chance it will allow UConn to stay as a football-only member in the American after most of UConn's athletic programs were officially welcomed back into the Big East, a conference which does not offer football. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco says there is no chance the conference will keep the University of Connecticut as a football-only member

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Ledyard wins Senior League softball state title

Kevin Shea of Waterford tees off on the second hole during first round of the Connecticut Senior Open on Monday at Shennecossett Golf Course in Groton. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Ledyard rolled to the Senior League (ages 13-16) softball state title with a 15-5 win over Bristol on Sunday night, winning the mercy-rule game in five innings.

Newest Coast Guard Academy Athletic Hall of Fame inductees announced

In this Jan 27, 2010, file photo, Coast Guard's Melissa Martinelli shoots in a game against MIT at New London. (Day file photo)

Coast Guard Academy will add five members to its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 3 at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet held in the Otto Graham Hall of Athletic Excellence as part of Homecoming Weekend.

Mystic gets all the pitching it needs and then some, captures District 10 Little League title

Mystic players including Dylan Joyce, right, celebrate after winning the District 10 Little League 10-12 championship game over East Lyme on Sunday at Calvin Burrows Field in Groton.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Dylan Joyce, throwing darts for fastballs along with a sweeping curve, pitched a three-hitter Sunday as Mystic won the district Little League baseball (ages 10-12) title 7-1 over East Lyme.

PROFESSIONAL

Molinari returns claret jug, faces long odds getting it back

2018 British Open winner Francesco Molinari talks to the media during a press conference at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland on Monday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name etched on the silver claret jug, he had to return it.

Old Nets think Durant, Irving can succeed where they didn't

Brooklyn's Caris LeVert defends against Golden State's Kevin Durant during the first half of a Oct. 28, 2018  game at Barclays Center. Durant and Kyrie Irving gave the Nets two big victories in one night. In the first hours of free agency, the team added two of the best players available to a young roster that made the playoffs, giving them hope of not only contention for an NBA title, but to be the biggest basketball team in New York. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving gave the Brooklyn Nets two big victories in one night

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