Bob Crawford’s job as the Wolf Pack’s longtime broadcaster is to bring life to the aspirations of those trying to make the NHL. On Saturday, for the first time in his 29-year career in the AHL, Crawford will be called to the NHL to broadcast the Rangers-Devils game at Madison Square Garden. Crawford, 51, has been in Hartford since 1997, when the Rangers moved their AHL team here from Binghamton, N.Y. In his career, he has called more than 2,000 AHL games. And now he is finally getting his chance to take his talents to the game’s biggest stage. … It’s not every day a guy as cool as Nick Saban comes to visit your school. But on Tuesday, Cheshire Academy got to meet Alabama’s football coach when he was around checking in with a top recruit, cornerback Josh Jobe. Saban even stopped to take a picture with some of the students.
Add Warren Moon’s name to the list of men in entertainment and sports industries whose careers and lives have been derailed by accusations of sexual harassment and sexual battery. The NFL’s Hall of Fame quarterback has been accused in a lawsuit filed by a female employee of his sports marketing firm and will take a leave of absence from his role on Seattle Seahawks’ radio broadcasts. Wendy Haskell says Moon made "unwanted and unsolicited" sexual advances toward her while she was working for Sports 1 Marketing as Moon's assistant. Moon denied the allegations in a text to Seattle's KING 5 TV. The Seahawks released a statement saying the team has accepted Moon's request for a leave. The lawsuit alleges that Moon demanded Haskell "submit to a variety of unnerving sexual and perverse controlling arrangements.” … UConn’s non-conference men’s hockey game on Friday against No. 16 Colgate will be broadcast live by WTNH-ABC on its sister station WCTX MyTV9 throughout the state of Connecticut. The broadcast will begin at 7 p.m.
Larry Nassar, the Michigan sports doctor who possessed child pornography and sexually assaulted a number of Olympic gymnasts, was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Janet Neff followed the government's recommendation in the case, saying Nassar "should never again have access to children." … Skier Lindsey Vonn, with her 77 World Cup victories, says there is no way she will agree to visit the White House with other USA Olympians after the Pyeongchang games. "Absolutely not,” Vonn told CNN. “Nope. But I have to win to be invited so — no, actually I think every U.S. team member is invited. So no, I won't go." … Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, is The Associated Press Player of the Year in college football, the fourth Sooners QB to win the award since it was established in 1998.