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UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn women won't play Louisville next season

It was Louisville coach Jeff Walz who first spoke last November of the possibility his Cardinals would play the UConn women’s basketball team in a neutral-site contest during the 2020-21 season.

Big East planning a variety of scenarios for upcoming year

Big East commissioner Val Ackerson talks with UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley at Madison Square Garden in New York last June when it was announced the Huskies would be returning to the conference. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The Big East has insurance that covers a pandemic, which softened the blow of prematurely ending its men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden in March.

Lister resigns as UConn women's assistant

Jasmine Lister has resigned and will not return for a third year on Geno Auriemma's staff.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn men officially announce signing of Adama Sanogo

Adama Sanogo of The Patrick School in New Jersey officially signed his national letter of intent with the UConn men's basketball program on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Adama Sanogo, a 6-9, 240-pound forward/center from The Patrick School in Hillside, N.J., officially became a member of the UConn basketball program after signing a national letter of intent on Thursday.

Springs looking forward to playing for Huskies

UConn's Richie Springs, a 6-foot-9 forward who sat out his freshman season as an academic redshirt, will provide the Huskies with valuable depth up front next season. (Photo courtesy of UConn athletics)

Richie Springs is taking full advantage of his extended free time by improving his body and mind.

Vital looks back on his UConn career

In this Feb. 26 file photo, UConn's Christian Vital smiles during a break in a game against Central Florida at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Vital arrived in Storrs almost a forgotten member of a highly-regarded recruiting class.

Hurley, Huskies making the most of this new, virtual recruiting world

Adama Sanogo of The Patrick School in New Jersey commited to UConn despite never having stepped on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Coach Dan Hurley and his staff were able to lure the 6-foot-9 prized big man via the virtual route, something all colleges after had to adapt to during these unprecidented times. Sanogo is shown here playing against IMG Academy during the Hoophall Classic on Jan. 18 in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

When recruiting shifted to the virtual world, UConn lost what it firmly believes is a basketball program strength. Coach Dan Hurley and his staff like their odds of winning over a recruit if they can host him.

COLUMNS

Are the Chicken Littles going to win at UConn?

State U is hardly alone nationally in its financial quagmire. But trying to solve it as if there's...

Local golf courses are adjusting to coronavirus rules, and flourishing

Golfers, courses, adjusting to new restrictions and safety measures.

UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn football announces future games with FIU, Temple, Wyoming

UConn head coach Randy Edsall works the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Houston, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

The UConn football team has entered into agreements to play Florida International, Temple and Wyoming in future years, the school announced Wednesday.

COLLEGES

Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2014, file photo, former NCAA college football coach Pat Dye is shown in Jacksonville, Fla. Former Auburn coach Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, has died. He was 80. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Dye passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Compassus Bethany House in Auburn, Ala. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)

Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80

College Football Hall of Fame damaged in Atlanta protests

The Georgia National Guard lines up in front of the of the College Football Hall of Fame in the aftermath of a demonstration against police violence on Saturday in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The College Football Hall of Fame is boarded up and assessing damage from a destructive night of protests in downtown Atlanta

Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100

In this April 28, 2016 file photo, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben, center, athletic director Rob Spear, left, and head football coach Paul Petrino answer questions during a news conference in Moscow, Idaho. Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated a total of nearly 100 sports programs since March. “College presidents are just not thinking this through,” Staben said. “I cannot believe they are making all these probably bad financial decisions for their university when what we need them to do in the face of this pandemic and pending budget cuts from tuition shortfalls and state funding shortfalls is to make good financial decisions that benefit students.” (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP, file)

Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls because of the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated nearly 100 sports programs

NCAA offers guidance for bringing athletes back to campus

The NCAA has released a long and detailed plan to help schools bring athletes back to campus during the pandemic

LOCAL ROUNDUP

CEBA looks to fill the void for Legion baseball

Organizers hope to start the CT Elite Baseball Association LLC. later this month to fill the void left by the Connecticut State American Legion cancelling its season due to COVID-19.

PROFESSIONAL

Column: NASCAR is back and fans may be right behind

Brad Keselowski (2) drives to victory lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASCAR is beginning to hear calls for fans to come back after two successful weeks of racing

FIFA signals support for in-game Floyd solidarity messages

Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his teams second goal of the game with a 'Justice for George Floyd' shirt during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SC Paderborn 07 and Borussia Dortmund at Benteler Arena in Paderborn, Germany, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Because of the coronavirus outbreak all soccer matches of the German Bundesliga take place without spectators. (Lars Baron/Pool via AP)

FIFA has urged soccer competition organizers to apply “common sense” and consider not sanctioning players over in-game expressions of solidarity with George Floyd

MLB owners, players revert to salary squabbles of old

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, baseball fans wear masks as they wait to tour the new Texas Rangers baseball park in Arlington, Texas, Monday, June 1, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Baseball owners and players have reverted to the form they displayed during eight work stoppages dating back a half-century filled with salary squabbles

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