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On The Fly: Cheap Tickets, Good College Baseball At The Dunk Thursday Night

UConn plays East Carolina Thursday at 7:05 p.m. at Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford. The weather will be warm; the admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth, seniors, students and the military; and sophomore Tim Cate of Manchester is pitching. He's 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 61.1 innings for the Huskies (29-22). Sounds like a nice night out. ... Former longtime Central Connecticut men's basketball coach Howie Dickenman will get roasted and toasted by Geno Auriemma, Jim Calhoun and others Saturday night at the Farmington Marriott. The dinner and program start at 7. Tickets are $100 ( Proceeds benefit the men's basketball program and the New Britain Mayor's Trophy Charitable Fund. ... If the Trinity women's lacrosse team wins two games this weekend, it goes to the Final Four for the sixth consecutive season. ... Fairfield AD Gene Doris is stepping down after 23 years.

Many think the Celtics, picking first in the June NBA draft, will take Markelle Fultz, a 6-4 guard from the University of Washington. He averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds last season as a freshman. He was recruited by Raphael Chillious, now at UConn. Fultz went to DeMatha High in Maryland. Chillious went to see a game there, arrived early, and was taking in the junior varsity game when he spotted Fultz, the Washington Post wrote in a story in March. ... Sacked by his wife: Gisele Bundchen said Wednesday on "CBS This Morning" that her husband, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, had a concussion last year. There was no report of a Brady concussion last year. She also said, "We don't talk about it. But he does have concussions." ... He'll figure it out. He always does, but Patriots coach Bill Belichick needs to replace LeGarrette Blount's 1,161 rushing yards and 18 rushing TDs now that Blount signed with the Eagles. ... Reggie Jackson turns 71 Thursday. He first played in the majors 50 years ago and in 1969, at age 23, he hit 47 home runs. ... Kemba Walker, an All-Star with Charlotte, had a minor arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. The former UConn guard averaged 23.2 points this season. ... UConn WR Noel Thomas signed as a free agent with the Lions. ... As expected, Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is the favorite, at 4-5, to win the Preakness.

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