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On College Football: Who would make 15-team super league?

Iowa State running back Breece Hall (28) is hit by Oregon safety Verone McKinley III during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2 in Glendale, Ariz. Who would make a college football Super League? Think big-brand schools with large fanbases and a history of success — such as Oregon. (Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo)

What if college football’s most powerful teams, the biggest of the big boys, tried to do what is happening now in European soccer, where a dozen of the wealthiest and most successful clubs are in the process of forming a 15-team Super League

Family affair: Jimmy Boeheim to play for his dad at Syracuse

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, left, congratulates his son, Cornell's Jimmy Boeheim, at the end of a 2017 game in Syracuse, N.Y. Jimmy Boeheim is transferring to Syracuse to play for his father and with his younger brother after three seasons at Cornell. Coach Jim Boeheim's oldest son made the announcement Friday on Instagram. (Nick Lisi/AP File Photo)

Jimmy Boeheim is transferring to Syracuse to play for his father and with his younger brother after three seasons at Cornell

College sports already adapting to new NCAA transfer rules

Nebraska wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson is chased down by Purdue defensive tackle Anthony Watts during a Nov. 2, 2019 game in West Lafayette, Ind. (Michael Conroy/AP Photo)

The NCAA has officially approved a plan that will allow all college athletes to transfer one time as an undergraduate without having to sit out a season

Pandemic-driven spring football requires virtual creativity

Southeast Missouri State defenders Lawrence Johnson (7) and Shabari Davis break up a pass intended for Tennessee State wide receiver Zaire Thornton during Sunday's game in Nashville, Tenn. Because of COVID-19, the OVC postponed the 2020 season to the spring, and the decision was made to play games on Sunday because member schools needed flexibility to staff all the spring sports. (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo)

Juggling church and football can be a typical Sunday for NFL fans

NCAA on verge of transfer rule change

FOhio State quarterback Justin Fields throws during an NFL Pro Day on March 30 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

The NCAA is about to make an monumental change to its transfer rules


Local college notes

A weekly look at local college teams and local athletes who have continued their careers at colleges outside the region.

Waterford's Miller enjoying the building process as Mitchell softball coach

Mitchell College head softball coach Erin Miller talks to players in a huddle during Sunday's doubleheader against Eastern Nazarene College in New London. Miller, who starred at Waterford High School and Eastern Connecticut State University, is in the process of building the program at the Division III school. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Ex-Waterford pitching great Erin Miller continues the building process at Mitchell College, her first head softball coaching job.

UMass beats St. Cloud State 5-0, wins first NCAA title

UMass' Reed Lebster celebrates with teammate Zac Jones after scoring against St. Cloud State during the first period of Saturday night's NCAA Frozen Four national championship game in Pittsburgh. UMass won its first national title with a 5-0 win. (Keith Srakocic/AP Photo)

Filip Lindberg had 25 saves, Aaron Bohlinger scored his first career goal, and Massachusetts beat St. Cloud State 5-0 to win the program’s first NCAA title

Young CGA softball team shows some resolve in split with Wheaton

Coast Guard Academy splits a NEWMAC softball doubleheader with Wheaton College, bouncing back from a tough 2-0 loss in the opener to cruise 9-1 in the second game.


Despite abrupt spring ending, Edsall says UConn football program is ready to go

UConn head coach Randy Edsall talks to quarterback Jack Zergiotis (11) during a 2019 game against Central Florida in Orlando. Zergiotis is battling two others for the starting quarterback job when the Huskies resume play this fall. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Early last August, the Huskies opted out of playing the 2020 fall season due to health and safety concerns involving the COVID-19 pandemic, sending the program into unchartered waters.

UConn football cuts spring season short due to positive COVID tests

UConn announced Monday that its football team will not hold its final three scheduled practices of the spring season due to positive COVID-19 test results among Tier I personnel and subsequent contact tracing protocols.


Morgan Valley returning to UConn women's program as assistant coach

In this 2016 Day File Photo, University of Washington women´s basketball assistant coach Morgan Valley listens to head coach Mike Neighbors, not pictured, huddles the team during a timeout against Syracuse in NCAA Final Four semi-final action Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Valley, who has been head women's basketball coach at the University of Hartford for the last two years, will join Geno Auriemma's staff at UConn as an assistant.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Morgan Valley, head coach at the University of Hartford, is leaving that job to become an assistant coach with the UConn women's basketball program.

UConn's Ralph named women's basketball coach at Vanderbilt

UConn assistant coach Shea Ralph, left, is expected to be named head coach at Vanderbilt. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Shea Ralph, a former UConn women's basketball great and assistant coach in the program since 2008, was named the new head coach at Vanderbilt University on Tuesday.

UConn women land Ohio St. transfer Juhasz

UConn has added another post player to its roster with Dorka Juhasz announcing she is transferring to the Huskies from Ohio State.

Anna Makurat leaving UConn women's basketball program

UConn's Anna Makurat (24), a sophomore guard from Poland, has announced on Tuesday her intentions to transfer to another school to compete her college career. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn, File)

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma announced Tuesday that sophomore Anna Makurat has decided to transfer and has entered her name in the NCAA transfer portal.


Local roundup: Montville boys beat St. Bernard/Wheeler for first lacrosse win

Ayden Frechette scored six goals as Montville outlasted St. Bernard/Wheeler 16-10 in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II boys' lacrosse game on Wednesday.

Local sports calender

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Local college notes

A weekly look at our local colleges and former local athletes who have continued their careers at schools outside the region.


Reed pulls plug on NFL career marked by tantalizing talent and endless injuries

Washington tight end Jordan Reed lost lost helmet and suffered a concussion on this hit by Atlanta strong safety Keanu Neal in the third exhibition game of the 2019 preseason. The ex-New London High great missed the entire 2019 regular season, but after spending the 2020 season with the San Francisco 49ers, Reed announced his retirement on Tuesday. (Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton)

In walking away from the sport at age 30, Jordan Reed cited the "lingering effects" of his brain injuries.

Knicks beat Hawks 122-119, win streak at NBA-best eight games

Knicks forward Julius Randle drives against Atlanta forward John Collins during the third quarter of Wednesday's game at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks won in overtime, 137-127. (Wendell Cruz/Pool Photo via AP)

Julius Randle had 40 points and 10 rebounds to lead the New York Knicks to a 137-127 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks



12:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Cincinnati Reds.

6 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians.

7 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox.

7:30 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs.

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Louisiana State at Mississippi.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers.


7 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics.

7 p.m., TNT — NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks.

9:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks.


9 p.m., NBCSN — Jelena Mrdjenovich vs. Erika Cruz in a featherweight bout from West Point, N.Y.


9 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Lopesan Open from Gran Canaria, Spain.

3:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Zurich Classic from Avondale, La.

6:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: LA Open from Los Angeles.


7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers.

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

7 p.m., MSG Plus — NHL: Washington Capitals at New York Islanders.

Horse Racing

1 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from New York.


6 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Boston College at Syracuse.


5:30 a.m., FS2 — NRL: Newcastle Knights at Penrith Panthers.


3 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: West Bromwich Albion at Leicester City.


6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Barcelona Open from Spain; WTA Porsche Grand Prix from Stuttgart, Germany; ATP Serbia Open from Belgrade; WTA BNP Paribas Championship from Istanbul, Turkey.


7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Washington vs. Kentucky in Division I tournament semifinal from Omaha, Neb.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Texas vs. Wisconsin in Division I tournament semifinal from Omaha, Neb.