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On The Fly: Coast Guard QB Derek Victory (525 Yards) All Over Record Book

He's got the name and the game: Coast Guard senior quarterback Derek Victory threw for 525 yards in a 56-54 victory over Curry Saturday, setting or tying seven school or conference records. He was named New England Football Conference offensive player of the week Monday. ... Notre Dame is 2-5 and this from the South Bend Tribune says it all: "As far as the secondary ticket market goes, at one point last week, you could buy your way into Notre Dame Stadium for $27, or $98 below face value. ... UConn sophomore Jalen Adams is on the preseason watch list for the Naismith Hall of Fame's Bob Cousy Award, which goes to the nation's top point guard. He already has a piece of UConn history: the 70-foot shot at the buzzer to tie the AAC quarterfinal game against Cincinnati, which the Huskies won in four overtimes. ... Minnesota and Los Angeles are tied 2-2 in the best-of-five WNBA championship series. Game 5 is Thursday. If Minnesota is to win at home, expect Maya Moore to come up big again. In Game 4 Sunday, she had 31 points (18 in the second half), nine rebounds, five assists and three steals before a crowd that included Kobe and Magic.

We won't be getting the Ben Roethlisberger-Tom Brady matchup Sunday when the Steelers and Patriots hook up. Big Ben, who hurt his knee Sunday, had surgery Monday. The Giants will be getting Big Ben, though, or at least playing near it in London. ... The inaugural Willie Pep Invitational Saturday night in Hartford was a sellout that featured 11 bouts. Some of Pep's family attended, and they were honored with a "vintage WBC world championship belt" among other things. The night benefited USA Boxing Connecticut, says Jason Concepcion of that group. ... Indications in various Boston Globe reports are that Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski will replace general manager Mike Hazen, who left to become Diamondbacks GM, with someone in the Boston organization. There also is talk that Hazen could hire Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo as Arizona manager. ... A legal challenge to bar Cleveland from using its Indians name and "Chief Wahoo" logo during Monday's playoff game in Toronto was denied by an Ontario Superior Court judge. He said he would say why at a later date, which seems strange but no more so than the fact that there were more than two dozen lawyers involved, according to an Associated Press story. ... Just about 10 years ago, on Oct. 19, 2006, Endy Chavez of the Mets robbed Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen of a home run with a leaping catch at the wall in left and doubled off the runner at first. This season Chavez won the Atlantic League batting title with the Bridgeport Bluefish when he hit .345 in 371 at-bats. 

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