UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn women's basketball players embrace ownership role

UConn's Geno Auriemma took a new approach during the offseason, handing over ownership of his women's basketball team to the players.

UConn men, women, focus on season, not AAC preseason poll

UConn senior Katie Lou Samuelson meets the media after being selected the American Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year during the AAC's annual media day on Monday in Philadelphia. (Photo by Gavin Keefe/The Day)

The UConn women were selected, again, to finish first in the American Athletic Conference preseason poll on Monday while the men, under first-year coach Dan Hurley, were picked fifth.

First Night festivities ring in UConn basketball season

First-year UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley waves to the Gampel Pavilion crowd after being introducing prior during First Night on Friday. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

For both the UConn men's and women's programs, First Night festivities focused on the future, not the past.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

Hurley finds familiar faces in his new AAC basketball family

First-year UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley listens to a reporter's question during the annual American Athletic Conference media day on Monday in Philadelphia. (Photo by Gavin Keefe/The Day)

UConn's Dan Hurley is new to the American Athletic Conference basketball neighborhood, but hardly a stranger.

Hurley learns from Auriemma's championship culture at UConn

UConn women's coach Geno Auriemma, front left, embraces new men's coach Dan Hurley after introducing him during the First Night celebration on Friday night in Storrs. Hurley and his staff spent time observing Auriemma and his staff during a recent practice in order to gain new ideas. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn men's coach Dan Hurley and his staff spend time recently observing women's coach Geno Auriemma taking his team through a practice session.

Hurley sets demanding tone during first UConn basketball practice

UConn first-year men's basketball coach Dan Hurley, right, screams at forward Kwintin William during the team's first practice on Saturday in Storrs. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

First-year coach Dan Hurley is determined to change the culture and restore the UConn men's basketball program to an elite level.

Former UConn coach Ollie notified of violations by NCAA

Former UConn coach Kevin Ollie confirms that he has received a letter from the NCAA, accusing him of recruiting violations at the school

UCONN FOOTBALL

Another week, another unbeaten foe for UConn football

Wins will continue to be tough to come by for UConn, especially on Saturday when the Huskies visit No. 20 South Florida (6-0) in an AAC game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

UConn football family rallies around hospitalized teammate

In this Aug. 30 file photo, UConn linebacker Eli Thomas (22) raises his arms to the crowd as the team enters the field for their season-opening game against Central Florida at East Hartford. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

During the bye week, redshirt junior Eli Thomas, a 22-year-old linebacker, suffered a stroke prior to weight-lifting workout on Wednesday and was rushed to the hospital.

COLLEGES

Coast Guard at MIT football preview capsule

When: Saturday, noon Where: Steinbrenner Stadium, Cambridge, Mass. Records: Coast Guard Academy 5-2 overall, 3-1 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference; MIT 6-0,...

For Coast Guard's Goldsworthy, there's no cutting corners

Coast Guard junior Mike Goldsworthy (27) had a career-high three interceptions in Saturday's 15-0 victory over Maine Maritime and was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. (Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Athletics)

Coast Guard cornerback Mike Goldsworthy on playing the position: "I love the thrill. I've been playing defensive back my whole life. You make one little mistake and give up six points easy."

Midterms! Who's hot so far in college football, CFP forecast

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa scrambles for a first down against Texas A&M during the first half of a Sept. 22 game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

Midterms! Who's hot so far in college football, CFP forecast

Defense sparks Conn men's soccer to another win

When Connecticut College finally scored a break-through goal about midway through the second half on Tuesday, pressure seemed to lift.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Valley/OL routs North Branford to remain unbeaten

Quarterback Ryan Santos rushed for two touchdowns and finished with 103 yards on 11 carries, and also went 6-for-9 for 91 yards and a TD as Valley/Old Lyme defeated North Branford 27-6 on Friday.

Local roundup: CGA volleyball team sweeps rival Conn 3-0

Freshman Amanda Dake had a match-high 13 kills as Coast Guard Academy rolled to a 3-0 victory over neighbor Connecticut College in a volleyball match on Thursday night.

PROFESSIONAL

NBA roundup

Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) drives to the basket against New York Knicks guard Ron Baker (31) during the second half of Friday's game at Brooklyn. The Nets won 107-105. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Caris LeVert's driving layup with a second left gave him a career-high 28 points and the Brooklyn Nets their first victory of the season, 107-105 over the New York Knicks on Friday night.

Joey Logano earns pole for elimination race at Kansas Speedway

NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano crosses the start/finish line to win pole position Friday during qualifying for this weekend's race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Joey Logano won the pole for the Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway, while Kevin Harvick will start alongside him

Verlander, Astros can't soar into another World Series.

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa watches Thursday as the Boston Red Sox celebrate after winning the American League Championship Series in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros couldn't soar into another World Series

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

10:30 a.m., CNBC — NASCAR Monster Cup Hollywood Casino 400 practice from Kansas City, Kan.

11:30 am., CNBC — NASCAR Xfinity Kansas Lottery 300 qualifying from Kansas City, Kan.

1 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Monster Cup Hollywood Casino 400 final practice from Kansas City, Kan.

1:55 p.m., ESPNews — Formula One United States Grand Prix practice from Austin, Texas.

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NASCAR Xfinity Kansas Lottery 300 from Kansas City, Kan.

4:55 p.m., ESPNews — Formula One United States Grand Prix qualifying from Austin, Texas.

Baseball

8 p.m., FS1 — NLCS: Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers in Game 7. (if necessary)

Basketball

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Indiana Pacers.

7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards.

7:30 p.m., MSG, NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at New York Knicks.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers.

Figure Skating

6 p.m., NBCSN — ISA Skate America men's free skate from Everett, Wash.

Football

Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: Oklahoma at Texas Christian.

Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA: Michigan at Michigan State.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA: Miami (Ohio) at Army.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Auburn at Mississippi.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA: Maryland at Iowa.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: Cincinnati at Temple.

Noon, FS1 — NCAA: Illinois at Wisconsin.

Noon, WCCT — NCAA: North Carolina at Syracuse.

12:30 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA: Virginia at Duke.

1:30 p.m., SNY — NCAA: Dartmouth at Columbia.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA: Alabama at Tennessee.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Penn State at Indiana.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Colorado at Washington.

3:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Houston at Navy.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: North Carolina State at Clemson.

3:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Wake Forest at Florida State.

3:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Southern Methodist at Tulane.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Kansas at Texas Tech.

3:30 p.m., NESN — NCAA: Coastal Carolina at UMass.

3:30 p.m., NBCSB — NCAA: Delaware at New Hampshire.

7 p.m., CBSSN, WXLM (980-AM) — NCAA: UConn at South Florida.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Mississippi State at Louisiana State.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Central Florida at East Carolina.

7:30 p.m., Ch. 8, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA: Ohio State at Purdue.

7:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Oregon at Washington State.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Fresno State at New Mexico.

10:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: San Jose State at San Diego State.

10:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Arizona at UCLA.

10:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Grambling at Alcorn State. (taped today)

Golf

8 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Valderrama Masters from Sotogrande, Spain.

12:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA Shanghai from China. (taped today)

2:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Dominion Energy Charity Classic from Richmond, Va.

10 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: CJ Cup at Nine Bridges from Jeju Island, South Korea.

Hockey

10 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Vancouver Canucks.

Mixed Martial Arts

9 p.m., NBCSN — Professional Fighters League from Washington.

Soccer

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester United at Chelsea.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Bayern Munich at Wolfsburg.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Tottenham at West Ham.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Liverpool at Huddersfield Town.    

Tennis

7 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Stockholm Open from Sweden.