UConn Football Lands Another
Justice Pettus-Dixon, a 5-foot-11, 182-pound cornerback from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, committed to the UConn football program Wednesday. Pettus-Dixon is the 13th commitment in the Huskies' Class of 2015. He had offers from schools such as Boston College, N.C.State, Cincinnati, Oregon State and New Mexico.
Kalka Named Hartford Coach
Sarah Kalka has been named the eighth coach in the 37-year history of the University of Hartford softball program. Kalka was an assistant coach at Hartford the last four seasons. ... Tanya Kotowicz has been named Central Connecticut women's lacrosse coach. She just completed her second season as an assistant at Yale. ... The UFC returns to Connecticut for the first time in nearly a decade with a five-round main event as fourth-ranked Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza takes on seventh-ranked middleweight Gegard Mousasi Sept. 5 at Foxwoods. The UCF last was in the state in 2005. .
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