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UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn women add Poffenbarger to roster for second semester

The UConn women's basketball program announced Friday morning that Saylor Poffenbarger has enrolled in classes and will join the team for the second semester.

UConn women reschedule two games

The Big East Conference announced an updated women's basketball schedule on Thursday, and two of the rescheduled games involve UConn.

Two UConn women's basketball games postponed, including Wednesday's

UConn Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma uses hand sanitizer as his team takes on the Providence Friars in the second half at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn, Jan 9, 2021. UConn defeated Providence 87-50. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

UConn coach Geno Auriemma spent a good amount of time after Saturday's victory over Providence speaking about inconsistency, his voice tinged with frustration and a note of seriousness.

No. 3 UConn women pick up the pace, remain unbeaten with 87-50 win over Providence

UConn's Paige Bueckers (5) drives against Providence's Chanell Williams (2) during Saturday's Big East game in Storrs. The No. 3 Huskies remained unbeaten with an 87-50 win. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

UConn freshman Paige Bueckers finished with 23 points and five assists in the third-ranked Huskies' 87-50 Big East victory Saturday over Providence College at Gampel Pavilion, their first game since Dec. 29.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

Corey Floyd Jr. commits to play for UConn men

Corey Floyd, Jr. a Class of 2022 recruit out of Roselle Catholic High School in New Jersey, committed to the Huskies, making his announcement on Twitter.

UConn's Bouknight out indefinitely following left elbow surgery

UConn guard James Bouknight (2) drives to the basket during a Dec. 30 game against DePaul in Storrs. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

The UConn men's basketball program announced Wednesday afternoon that leading scorer James Bouknight underwent surgery on his left elbow on Tuesday and will be sidelined indefinitely.

UConn fans turn hot sauce challenge on social media into worthy fundraiser

Bryan Jackson, a 2006 UConn grad, turned a little social media fun during a recent men's basketball game into a hot sauce challenge that raised $12,000 in two days to purchase tickets for future UConn basketball and football games. (Photo courtesy of Byran Jackson)

A diehard UConn basketball fan ignited a social media driven hot sauce challenge, leading to a fundraising effort that generated almost $12,000 in less than two days.

Hurley's Huskies have shown a lot of resolve

UConn's Adama Sanogo (21) blocks a shot by DePaul's Pauly Paulicap during the first half of Monday's game in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Coach Dan Hurley's rebuilding project is right on schedule.

COLUMNS

Hard-luck Friars have been on wrong side of fantastic finishes

Providence is one of frontrunners for the Big East's Hard Luck Team of the Year award. The Friars...

COLLEGES

Top 25 women's basketball roundup

Ohio State players celebrate on the court after their 84-82 overtime victory over Iowa in Wednesday's game in Iowa City, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo)

Madison Greene had 20 points and a career-high six steals, Jacy Sheldon and Braxtin Miller each added 18 points and No. 15 Ohio State beat Iowa 84-82 in overtime to snap the Hawkeyes’ 42-game home winning streak

Top 25 men's college basketball roundup

Louisville guard Dre Davis shoots over Wake Forest guard Jonah Antonio (20) and forward Ismael Massoud during Wednesday's game in Winston-Salem, N.C. No. 16 Louisville won, 77-65. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal/AP Photo)

Carlik Jones scored a season-high 23 points to help No. 16 Louisville beat Wake Forest 77-65 on Wednesday night

McClung lifts No. 15 Texas Tech past No. 4 Texas, 79-77

Texas Tech guard Mac McClung (0) is grabbed by guard Kyler Edwards (11) as they celebrate McClug's go-ahead jumper with 3 seconds left in Wednesday's game in Austin, Texas. The No. 15 Red Raiders beat fourth-ranked Texas, 79-77. (Eric Gay/AP Photo)

Mac McClung made a long jumper with 3 seconds left and No. 15 Texas Tech rallied to beat No. 4 Texas 79-77 on Wednesday night, ending the Longhorns’ perfect start in the Big 12

Alabama's Nick Saban already working on chasing title No. 8

Alabama head coach Nick Saban leaves the field after his team's 52-24 win over Ohio State in Monday night's College Football Playoff national championship game in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Lynne Sladky/AP Photo)

Nick Saban wasn’t ready to contemplate his legacy moments after his record seventh national champion “because you’re always looking forward.”

LOCAL ROUNDUP

PROFESSIONAL

Stefanski out of basement, back with Browns after COVID-19

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski looks on from the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Positive COVID-19 tests have knocked Stefanski out of Cleveland's wild-card game at Pittsburgh on Sunday night — the Browns' first playoff appearance since the 2002 season. (AP Photo/Justin Berl, File)

Browns coach Kevin Stefanski is back with his playoff team after having COVID-19

Urban Meyer returns to sidelines with NFL's Jaguars

In this Dec. 4, 2018, file photo, Ohio State football head coach Urban Meyer answers questions during a news conference announcing his retirement in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Urban Meyer agreed to become head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday

NFL wild-card games show potential for alternate broadcasts

Nate Burleson, Gabrielle Nevaeh Green and Noah Eagle are part of Nickelodeon's kid-focused broadcast of the NFL wild-card playoff game between the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints at the Superdome, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 in New Orleans. (CBS/Viacom via AP)

Brian Robbins directed "Varsity Blues" and was the producer of "Coach Carter," but both of those might have been eclipsed last Sunday with Nickelodeon's successful kids-oriented broadcast of an NFL playoff game.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

5 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Marshall at Western Kentucky.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Alabama-Birmingham at Charlotte.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Bowling Green at Buffalo.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Duquesne at St. Bonaventure.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Cleveland State at Wright State.

7:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers.

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Wisconsin at Rutgers.

10 p.m., ESPN — NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers.

11 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Fresno State at Nevada.

Figure Skating

4 p.m., NBCSN — U.S. Championships from Las Vegas.

8 p.m., Ch. 30 — U.S. Championships from Las Vegas.

Golf

7 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Sony Open from Honolulu.

Hockey

3:30 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Maine at Providence.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Northeastern at Boston College.

7 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers.

Sailing

9 p.m., NBCSN — America's Cup Challenger Series from Auckland, New Zealand.

Swimming

11 p.m., NBCSN — Pro Swim Series from San Antonio. (taped today)