College boxing championships kick off

Most folks don’t realize it, but there is college boxing. No, it’s not a huge deal like college football or basketball, but it does exist at some schools.

The 38th National Collegiate Boxing Championships, which will take place at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., begin Thursday and run through Saturday. ESPN3.com will carry live coverage of the finals on Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. ET with a replay scheduled to air on Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.

The tournament will include boxers from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, University of Massachusetts, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, Penn State University, East Carolina University and more.