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Conn men's soccer ready for the next challenge

Freddy Stokes of Connecticut College, left, goes after a loose ball in a game against Bates on Sept. 14 at New London. (Geoff Bolte/Clarus Studios)

They've already accomplished more than any other team in Connecticut College men's soccer program history.

Local roundup: Sites, times finalized for CIAC soccer title games

The CIAC has released the sites and times for Saturday's state championship boys' and girls' soccer matches.

Local roundup: CIAC to honor Ledyard, Old Lyme and Stonington

Ledyard, Old Lyme and Stonington were among 20 schools to be selected as CIAC Michaels Achievement Cup exemplary programs on Tuesday.

Local college notes

A weekly look at highlights from our local colleges and former local athletes continuing their careers at schools outside the region:

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

Local roundup: Four locals play state semifinal games on Tuesday

Four local schools, including a pair in Class M boys' soccer, will play for berths in Saturday's state championship games when they play in semifinal on Tuesday night.

Local roundup: Conn advances in men's soccer tourney

Augie Djerdjaj scored in the 87th minute as the Connecticut College men's soccer team beat Johns Hopkins 1-0 on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Division III men's soccer tournament.

Merchant Marine outduels CGA 56-41 in finale for Bears' coach Bill George

Coast Guard head coach Bill George addresses his team one final time following Saturday's 56-41 loss to rival Merchant Marine at Cadet Memorial Field. George announced his retirement earlier this week after 21 seasons. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Merchant Marine coach Mike Toop was in the midst of touting his own wide receiver, senior Joe Vitelli, as one of the best he's seen. Toop stopped himself to include Coast Guard Academy's Justin Moffatt.

UCONN

Adams' 20 leads UConn over Buffalo, 79-68, at Charleston Classic

Brendan Adams had a career-high 20 points and played steadily in leading UConn to a 79-68 win over Buffalo on Thursday night at the Charleston Classic.

UConn men play Buffalo in opener of Charleston Classic

UConn begins its quest for an in-season tournament title by playing Buffalo on Thursday in the opening round of the Charleston Classic.

COLLEGES

Big 12 has chance for two more first-year coaches in bowl games

Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells speaks to his team during the third quarter of their Nov. 9 game against West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va. Texas Tech won, 38-17. (Chris Jackson/AP Photo)

Klieman, Kansas State bowl-eligible, Texas Tech, West Virginia still can get there with their 1st-year coaches

No. 4 Georgia continues playoff chase with another big test

Georgia defenders, including linebacker Monty Rice (32), lineman Devonte Wyatt (95), defensive back Eric Stokes (27) and linebacker Tae Crowder (30) swarm Auburn wide receiver Shedrick Jackson during a Nov. 16 game in Auburn, Ala. Fourth-ranked Georgia won, 21-14. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/AP Photo)

No. 4 Georgia seeks to keep playoff hopes alive as it hosts No. 24 Texas A&M in this week’s biggest SEC game

PROFESSIONAL

Hopkins has two TDs, Texans beat Colts 20-17 to top AFC South

Texans wide receiver Will Fuller pulls in a catch in front of Indianapolis cornerback Pierre Desir during the first half of Thursday's game in Houston. The Texans won, 20-17. (David J. Phillip/AP Photo)

Deshaun Watson threw two touchdown passes to DeAndre Hopkins and finished with 298 yards to help the Houston Texans beat the Indianapolis Colts 20-17 to take the AFC South lead

Clowney trying to focus on present with Seahawks, not future

San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, left, avoids being sacked by Seattle defensive end Jadeveon Clowney during the second half of a Nov. 11 game in Santa Clara, Calif. Clowney had five quarterback hits, a sack, and scored on a 10-yard fumble return in Seattle's 27-24 overtime win. (Tony Avelar/AP Photo)

The Seattle Seahawks have been happy with what they’re getting from Jadeveon Clowney during his 10 games with the team

Islanders beat Penguins in OT

Scott Mayfield of the New York Islanders (24) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first period of Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Brock Nelson scored his second goal of the game at 4:16 of overtime, lifting the New York Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.

NHL roundup

Stars goaltender Ben Bishop uses his gloves to deflect a shot by Winnipeg in the second period of Thursday's game in Dallas. Bishop made 23 saves in the Stars 5-3 win. (Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)

Jamie Benn backhanded a tiebreaking goal with 4:21 left and the rolling Dallas Stars beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 after blowing a three-goal lead

ON THE AIR

Basketball

11:30 a.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Nicholls State vs. North Carolina A&T in Jamaica Classic from Montego Bay.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Miami vs. Florida in Charleston (S.C.) Classic semifinal.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA men: Middle Tennessee State vs. Tulane in Myrtle Beach Invitational from Conway, S.C.

2 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Maryland Baltimore County vs. Eastern Michigan in Jamaica Classic from Montego Bay.

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Villanova vs. Mississippi State in Myrtle Beach Invitational semifinal from Conway, S.C.

2:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Missouri State vs. Saint Joseph's in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

4:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Rhode Island vs. North Texas in Jamaica Classic from Montego Bay.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: California vs. Texas in Empire Classic consolation from New York.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Baylor vs. Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach Invitational semifinal from Conway, S.C.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Louisiana State vs. Utah State in Jamaica Classic from Montego Bay.

7 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA men: Buffalo vs. Townson in Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Morehead State at Butler.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Duke vs. Georgetown in Empire Classic final from New York.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Ohio vs. Utah in Myrtle Beach Invitational from Conway, S.C.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Sacramento Kings at Brooklyn Nets.

8 p.m., ESPN — NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers.

9 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at Denver Nuggets.

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Cal Poly at Creighton.

9:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: UConn vs. Xavier in Charleston (S.C.) Classic semifinal.

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

Football

6:30 p.m., theday.com — High school: New London at Killingly.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Colorado State at Wyoming.

Golf

Noon, Golf Channel — PGA: RSM Classic from St. Simons, Ga.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: CME Group Championship from Naples, Fla. (taped today)

2 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — European PGA: DP World Tour Championship from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Merrimack at Massachusetts.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators.