UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Oregon stays atop AP women's college basketball poll

Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, center, celebrates a play with teammates during the first half of the team's exhibition game against the U.S. on Nov. 9 in Eugene, Ore. (Chris Pietsch/AP Photo)

Oregon remains No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll this week

UConn women win opener vs. Cal

UConn's Christyn Williams dribbles around Cal's Leilani McIntosh in Sunday's game at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Christyn Williams had 24 points and Megan Walker 21 points and 10 rebounds for the fifth-ranked UConn women's basketball team in a season-opening 72-61 win over Cal on Sunday at Gampel Pavilion.

UConn women will open the season vs. Cal with the same objective as always

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma gives instructions to point guard Crystal Dangerfield in a preseason scrimmage against Jefferson on Nov. 3. The Huskies open their season today against Cal at Gampel Pavilion. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Geno Auriemma will coach his 1,202nd game at UConn on Sunday when the Huskies host California in their regular-season opener. For the 1,202nd time, the six words will be written on the board: Play hard. Play smart. Have fun.

UConn women to face U.S. National Team in January exhibition game

The UConn women’s basketball team will take on the U.S. Women’s National Team, headlined by former UConn greats Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, in an exhibition game on Monday, Jan. 27, at the XL Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

Hurley's applying his personal blueprint to UConn men's team

UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley reacts during the second half of Friday night's season-opening game against Sacred Heart in Storrs. (Stephen Dunn/AP Photo)

UConn's Dan Hurley has created a successful blueprint for rebuilding a college basketball program.

UConn men beat Sacred Heart 89-67 in opener

UConn's Brendan Adams (10) chases down the ball against Sacred Heart's Tyler Thomas (22) in the first half of Friday's game at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Junior Tyler Polley, redshirt sophomore Sid Wilson and sophomore Brendan Adams made significant contributions in a harder-than expected victory. They combined for 38 points, 28 in the first half alone, to help lift the Huskies to an 89-67 win.

UConn men open regular season without suspended Bouknight

UConn freshman guard James Bouknight has been suspended for the Huskies' first three games, including Friday's season-opener against Sacred Heart at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The day before UConn basketball's season opener, coach Dan Hurley announced that freshman Jame Bouknight has been suspended for the Huskies' first three games.

From Five Guys down to the Dynamic Duo, UConn Class of 2020 is ready to leave its mark

This photo of UConn’s top 10 recruiting class was taken in July of 2016 before the players began their freshman season. Members of the Class of 2020 were, from left to right: Juwan Durham, Christian Vital, Mamadou Diarra, Alterique Gilbert and Vance Jackson. Only Vital and Gilbert remain and they begin their final season Friday night when the Huskies host Sacred Heart. (Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Over three years ago, they arrived at UConn with great fanfare, ready to conquer the college basketball world.

COLUMNS

The Lonesome Polecat: NFA showed patience and it paid off in the end

NFA's fast-paced offense came in handy last Friday against methodical Killingly.

Dr. I: New London Legion now has an Oscar winner and a World Series champ

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for Thanksgiving, more RPO (run-pass option) and less RCS (Road...

UCONN FOOTBALL

UConn falls to No. 17 Cincinnati 48-3

UConn quarterback Mike Beaudry (12) is sacked by Cincinnati linebacker Joel Dublanko (41) during the second half of Saturday's game at Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

No. 17 Cincinnati remained the only unbeaten team in American Athletic play by routing UConn 48-3 on Saturday.

UConn football faces physical challenge at No. 17 Cincinnati

UConn quarterback Jack Zergiotis knows he can't turn the ball over if the Huskies hope to stay competitive with No. 17 Cincinnati on Saturday at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati. (Stephen Dunn/AP Photo)

UConn faces one of its biggest challenges of the season on Saturday when they hit the road for an American Athletic Conference game at No. 17 Cincinnati.

UConn's Zergiotis experiences same growing pains as Orlovsky

UConn quarterback Jack Zergiotis looks for a receiver during the first half of last Friday's 56-10 loss to Navy at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

UConn freshman Jack Zergiotis shares something in common with Dan Orlovsky, the former record-setting quarterback for the Huskies who went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL.

UConn routed by Navy

Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry (10) takes the ball in for Navy's first touchdown during the first half of Friday's game against UConn at East Hartford. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Perry ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 165 yards and another score Friday night in leading the Midshipmen to a 56-10 rout of UConn on national television.

Navy's Brennan has quite the rooting section during 56-10 win over UConn

Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry (10) takes off for a touchdown during the first quarter of Friday night's AAC game against UConn at Rentschler Field. The Midshipmen beat the Huskies 56-10. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Kevin Brennan is the son of proud parents, Dave and Ann Brennan, two Norwich Free Academy graduates living in Westfield, N.J.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Mitchell names Waterford's Erin Miller its new head softball coach

Waterford native Erin Miller was named head softball coach at Mitchell College on Monday.

Local roundup: Wheeler, Old Lyme boys advance in Clas S soccer

Old Lyme's Richard Damiano (7) and Tim O'Brien (2) celebrate a goal with Avery Welch during the Wildcats' 3-1 victory over Montville in the first round of the CIAC Class S boys' soccer tournament on Monday night at Montville. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The Wheeler High School boys' soccer team advanced to the CIAC Class S second round with a dramatic win on Monday.

Conn College qualifies for NCAA Division III men's soccer tourney

For the third straight season, the Connecticut College men's soccer team has qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament.

PROFESSIONAL

Seattle puts stamp on its first 10 years with 2nd MLS title

The Sounders' Victor Rodriguez celebrates after his team beat Toronto FC on Sunday, 3-1, to win the MLS Cup in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)

The Seattle Sounders closed out their first decade as a Major League Soccer franchise by adding a second star to their crest

Seahawks knock 49ers from unbeaten ranks with 27-24 OT win

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson runs against San Francisco during the second half of Monday's game in Santa Clara, Calif. Seattle won in overtime, 27-24, to knock off the NFL's last unbeaten team. (Tony Avelar/AP Photo)

Jason Myers kicks Seattle Seahawks past San Francisco 49ers 27-24 in overtime

NHL roundup

Arizona right wing Conor Garland celebrates after he scored during a shootout in Monday's game against the Capitals in Washington. Arizona won 4-3 after a shootout. (Nick Wass/AP Photo)

After T.J. Oshie's overtime goal was overturned on video review for offside, Coyotes beat Capitals in shootout to end Washington's winning streak

ON THE AIR

Basketball

6 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Pittsburgh at Robert Morris.

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Creighton at Michigan.

7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Missouri at Xavier.

8 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Minnesota at Butler.

9 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Utah Jazz.

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Miami at Central Florida.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Memphis vs. Oregon at Portland, Ore.

10 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Sacramento Kings.

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Oklahoma vs. Oregon State at Portland, Ore.

Football

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Western Michigan at Ohio.

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Eastern Michigan at Akron.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers.

Tennis

7 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Finals from London.

1 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Finals from London.