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Storrs Wine & Spirits shop will open at Royce Circle and feature seasonal and crafted beers By Elizabeth Abreu Campus Correspondent The UConn community will soon enjoy The Storrs Wine & Spirits shop as a new addition to the developing Storrs Center. Storrs Wine & Spirits will be located at 109 Royce Circle. Friends and co-owners of Storrs Wine & Spirits, Dil Bhandari and Nitya Poudel, are anticipating the opening of their store this November. “Once approved by the state, the student community will be able to find us on Facebook, and they will be able to place special requests and orders for their upcoming events,” said Bhandari. This establishment will sell a varied selection of liquor and beer, providing Storrs residents with a conveniently located place to shop. Poudel
stated that they will do their best to “serve UConn and the Storrs community with the best selection of fine wines, seasonal and crafted beers, and liquors at very reasonable prices.” The owners of this business have been in the industry of wines and spirits for approximately five years, and they believe that it takes dedicated customer service to be successful in a retail business. “It is a great opportunity and honor in itself to be a part of the UConn and Storrs family,” said Bhandari. “Thirsty Thursday” is popular at UConn and the store is sure to enjoy enthusiastic business ventures among the of-age student body, as well as of residents who are interested in extending their knowledge — and palates — of wines and beers. Storrs Center is a growing Main
Street area for Storrs residents, with a downtown that is conveniently located next to campus and is accessible to pedestrians. With establishments like Sweet Emotions candy shop, the Dog Lane Café, and restaurants ranging from casual to upscale, it is coming together to create a comfortable ambiance for college students and Mansfield residents. Students will be able to ask employees at this establishment for their opinions and advice concerning libations, food pairings and appropriate beverages for special occasions. Storrs Wine & Spirits’ hours will be open according to the states regulations, and will be ready to provide the community with enthusiastic service in a month’s time.
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A University of Connecticut graduate has been indicted by a grand jury in Virginia in connection with crimes committed by a hacking group called Anonymous. Anthony Tadros has a Twitter profile that indicates that he graduated from UConn with a degree in computer science in May 2013. On Oct. 3, Tadros was charged along with 12 others for coordinating cyber attacks in connection with “Operation Payback,” a campaign launched by Anonymous between Sept. 2010 and Jan. 2011, according to the indictment letter. The hacking campaign was originally launched in retalia-
tion to the shutdown of The Pirate Bay, a file sharing website, and victims included “governmental entities, trade associations, individuals, law firms and financial institutions which (the group) claimed opposed its stated philosophy of making all information free for all, including information protected by copyright laws or national security considerations,” the indictment letter reads. According to Justin McCabe, a senior journalism major, the FBI showed up at his apartment looking for Tadros the day after the grand jury made its decision. “I woke up at 9 a.m. to someone banging on my bedroom door at my off-campus house and yelling ‘FBI open up,’” McCabe wrote in an email to
The Daily Campus Thursday. “Still groggy, I opened the door and was sure enough greeted by three FBI agents in bulletproof vests and pistols in hand.” McCabe said Tadros used to live in his room last year, and the three FBI agents – who were accompanied by UConn police – had gotten “bad information,” and thought Tadros still lived there. However, Tadros posted on Twitter around 2 p.m. on Thursday that he was on his way to Alexandria, Va., which is the location of the U.S. District Court that indicted him. Police first conducted a search of McCabe’s current residence, 208 North Eagleville Road, on Jan. 9, 2011 in connection with
After the federal government shut down last Tuesday, Oct. 1, UConn is preparing for the results of the shutdown as it continues into its second week. Students especially are not very excited for what may arise if the shutdown persists. JP Taylor, a 7th-semester finance major, said he doesn’t have any student loans or Pell Grants but thinks the shutdown “will [hurt students] but the impact won’t be right now and will occur later.” While somewhat optimistic about the shutdown ending soon, Taylor is upset regarding how effective the federal government is functioning during this growing situation. “Since we are currently in a shutdown,” said Taylor, “I would say they [members of Congress] are not that effective but I’m more concerned about the debt ceiling that is approaching.” While many military veterans attend UConn receive Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, these funds and related funding will not be affected by the shutdown. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released an updated list of what is impacted in their office and, while most of it relates to its medical facilities remaining open, veterans going to public universities like UConn will have nothing worry about. Connie Fraser, a spokeswoman for Connecticut’s Office of Higher Education, said “right now, the federal shutdown is having very little effect on students. We’re watching in terms of financial aid but financial aid is flowing directly to students.”
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“There may be some hiccups with colleges contacting the federal government or with the students who are trying to use some college navigator websites if they’re looking to estimate college costs but right now students are not being impacted directly.” According to a document from UConn’s Budget Office provided by Gian-Carl Casa, a spokesman for the governor’s budget office, the “length of the shutdown will determine the impact on UConn.” So if it only lasts a few days, UConn could “temporarily use case reserves in unrestricted fund balances to cover any federal shortfall,” the document said. However, in the short term, the shutdown will delay the process of grants and contracts that UConn might receive from federal agencies since no new funds are granted. In the long term, a few weeks or longer, the UConn Budget Office said “federal research contracts and Federal Student Financial Aid would be significantly impacted.” Overall, students at UConn will not directly be impacted the government shutdown unless it drags on for at least another two to three weeks. While a compromise between the Republican majority in the House of Representatives and President Obama -- along with his Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate – is possible on the near horizon, the debt ceiling limit will be reached on Oct. 17. If the debt ceiling is hit before they come to an agreement, the country’s financial woes will get even worse – including for college students.
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HARTFORD (AP) — The price tag for health care coverage through Connecticut’s new health insurance marketplace apparently is a big concern for many enrollees, a marketplace strategy committee learned Thursday. Peter Van Loon, chief operating officer for Access Health CT, told committee members that price has been the top complaint since open enrollment began Oct. 1 on the online marketplace, also known as an exchange. “People don’t like the price, which is kind of what we expected,” he said. Exchange CEO Kevin Counihan has said that Connecticut already has the fourth highest medical costs in the country. But many in the state who seek coverage through the online marketplace are expected to qualify for government-funded Medicaid or federal subsidies to help reduce their costs. “The people who see the subsidies, they’re impressed,” Van Loon said. As of Thursday, 1,847 applications have been processed by Access Health CT. Van Loon said the figure is closely split between people eligible for Medicaid and those signing up for private insurance plans. Early data have shown that nearly one-third of enrollees in the new insurance marketplace are between 18 and 34 years old. Van Loon said that so far, it doesn’t appear that the enrollees’ age is skewed toward older or younger people, which is important because exchange officials want the risk pool to be balanced. But Van Loon warned it’s still early in the six-month enrollment period. “This isn’t a trend line,” he stressed. “It’s a data point.” Van Loon told the committee he was disappointed by the low number of small businesses signing up for coverage so far. He didn’t mention the number but said “we have to get that up.”
Police use new law to target distracted driving
HARTFORD (AP) — Police are cracking down on motorists who text or use a hand-held cellphone while driving. Authorities call it “high-visibility enforcement” intended to call attention to a law that took effect Oct. 1. It allows reporting of distracted driving offenses to insurance companies and increases fines for texting and using hand-held phones while driving. Officials say the crackdown is scheduled through Tuesday. The legislature first enacted a law in 2005 banning the use of cell phones without a hands-free device. Top lawmakers have said they were dismayed to see motorists still texting and driving or talking on a hand-held cellphone without a hands-free device. Fines are now $150 for the first offense, $300 for the second offense and $500 for a third or subsequent offense.
Conn. invasion survivor eyes public office position
NEW HAVEN (AP) — The Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion that horrified the country has been approached about running for public office and is thinking about entering politics, his sister said. Dr. William Petit, the only survivor of the hostage ordeal in the suburban community of Cheshire, has had talks recently with Republican Party officials, his sister Johanna Chapman told The Associated Press this week. Petit, who has remarried since the invasion, did not return a telephone message left at his house. “He’s been recruited,” Chapman said. “But I think it’s a large decision and he and his wife Christine are going to have to mull it over and decide whether it’s something that they want to do based on the fact that they’re expecting a new baby in the beginning of December.” Petit has had a few phone conversations in recent months with Republicans about running in the 5th Congressional District, according to a Republican official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential conversations with a potential candidate. The official characterized the talks as exploratory and said Petit was considering a possible run. Petit campaigned against the repeal of Connecticut’s death penalty after his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and their daughters, 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela, were killed. The family was held hostage for hours by two paroled burglars and their home set on fire. Petit was beaten, tied up and taken to the basement, but he managed to escape and crawl to a neighbor’s house for help. Steven Hayes, 50, and Joshua Komisarjevsky, 33, have been sentenced to death for the killings. The crime, which unsettled notions of suburban safety in Connecticut and beyond, began after Komisarjevsky spotted HawkePetit and Michaela at a supermarket and followed them to their home. Hawke-Petit was taken to a bank to withdraw money, then was raped and strangled back at the house. Her daughters were tied to their beds and died of smoke inhalation after the house was doused in gasoline and set on fire. Petit has been active on Twitter, posting about political issues including the new federal health care law and the partial government shutdown. “He’s pretty passionate about the issues and he’s a pretty bright guy, and I think he would be great in office,” Chapman said. “I’m just not sure the timing is right. That’s basically what he said. Some days it seems like a great idea and other days it seems like the worst idea.”
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STOCKHOLM (AP) — If there were a literary award bigger than the Nobel Prize, Alice
Munro would probably win that, too. “Among writers, her name is
spoken in hushed tones,” fellow Canadian author Margaret Atwood once wrote. “She’s the kind of writer about whom it is often said — no matter how well known she becomes — that she ought to be better known.” Munro, 82, was awarded literature’s highest honor Thursday, saluted by the Nobel committee as a thorough but forgiving chronicler of the human spirit, and her selection marks a number of breakthroughs. She is the first winner of the $1.2 million prize to be fully identified with Canada. Saul Bellow won in 1976, but though he was born in Canada, he moved to the U.S. as a boy and is more closely associated with Chicago. Munro is also the rare author to win for short stories. “When I began writing there was a very small community of Canadian writers and little attention was paid by the world. Now Canadian writers are read, admired and respected around the globe,” Munro said in a statement issued by her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf. She said she hopes the Nobel “fosters further interest in all Canadian writers” and “brings further recognition to the short story form.”
(AP)—An unmistakable sense of unease is growing in global capitals as the U.S. government from afar looks increasingly befuddled. America is shirking from a military confrontation in Syria, stymied at home by a gridlocked Congress and in danger of defaulting on sovereign debt, which could plunge the world’s financial system into chaos. While each may be unrelated to the direct exercise of U.S. foreign policy, taken together they give some allies the sense that Washington is not as firm as it used to be in its resolve and its financial capacity, providing an opening for China or Russia to fill the void, an Asian foreign minister told a group of journalists in New York this past week.
Concerns will only deepen now that President Barack Obama canceled travel this weekend to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Bali and the East Asia Summit in Brunei. He decided to stay home to deal with the government shutdown and looming fears that Congress will block an increase in U.S. borrowing power, a move that could lead to a U.S. default. The U.S. is still a pillar of defense for places in Asia such as Taiwan and South Korea, providing a vital security umbrella against China. It has strong allies in the Middle East, including Israel and the Gulf Arab states arrayed against alQaida and Iran. But faith that the U.S. will
always be there is fraying more than a little, according to interviews with academics, government leaders and diplomats. “The paralysis of the American government, where a rump in Congress is holding the whole place to ransom, doesn’t really jibe with the notion of the United States as a global leader,” said Michael McKinley, an expert on global relations at the Australian National University. The political turbulence in Washington and potential economic bombshells yet to come from the U.S. government shutdown and a possible debt default this month have sent shivers through Europe. The head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, worried about the continent’s rebound from the 2008
This June 25, 2009 file photo shows Canadian author Alice Munro at a press conference at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Munro has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday.
Her books having sold more than 1 million copies in the U.S. alone, she has long been an international ambassador for the short story, proof that the narrative arc and depth of characterization expected from a novel can be realized in just 30 to 40 pages. Critics and peers have praised her in every way a writer can be praised: the precision of her language; the perfection of detail; the surprise and logic of her storytelling; the graceful, seamless shifts of moods; the intimacy with every shade of human behavior. Her stories are usually set in Ontario, her home province. Among her best-known is “The Bear Came Over the Mountain,” about a woman who begins losing her memory and agrees with her husband that she should be put in a nursing home. Canadian actress-director Sarah Polley adapted the story into the 2006 film “Away from Her,” starring Julie Christie. The narrative begins in a relatively tender, traditional mood. But we soon learn that the husband has been unfaithful in the past and didn’t always regret it — “What he felt was mainly a gigantic increase in well-being.”
economic downturn. “We view this recovery as weak, as fragile, as uneven,” Draghi said at a news conference. Germany’s influential newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung bemoaned the U.S. political chaos. “At the moment, Washington is fighting over the budget and nobody knows if the country will still be solvent in three weeks. What is clear, though, is that America is already politically bankrupt,” it said. Secretary of State John Kerry has tried to make the case that the partial government shutdown would do nothing to reduce America’s global economic, military or diplomatic strength.
US reliability questioned overseas
4 Americans meet Snowden in Russia to present national security award MOSCOW (AP) — Four former U.S. government officials who met with former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden said Thursday that he is adjusting to life in Russia and expresses no regrets about leaking highly classified information. Separately, Snowden’s father arrived to see his son. The Americans, who once worked for the CIA, FBI, Justice Department and NSA, have criticized the U.S. government and exposed what they believed was wrongdoing in the security agencies. All supporters of Snowden, they are the first Americans known to have met with him since he was granted asylum in Russia in August. In interviews with The Associated Press, they described spending the previous evening with
The four former U.S. government officials who met with former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden said Thursday that he is adjusting to life in Russia and expresses no regrets about leaking highly classified information. They are the first Americans known to have met with Snowden since he was granted asylum in Russia.
Snowden to present him with an award given annually by a group of retired national security officers. “He spoke about going out and about and getting to understand Russia and its culture and the people,” said Thomas Drake, who started working for the NSA in 2001 and disclosed an electronic espionage program that he saw as invasive. “This is where he lives now, and so where you live is your home.” Snowden’s father, Lon, did not say when or where he would meet his 30-year-old son, but expressed optimism about his situation. “You know, I have heard so many things through the media, and my assumption is certainly, given the circumstances, he’s doing as well as could be expected,” Lon Snowden told the AP shortly after he arrived in Moscow.
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(AP)—The government shutdown continues with some glimmer of hope for those who would like to visit the nation’s national parks: The Obama administration said it would consider offers from the states to use their own money to pay for park operations. Meanwhile, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent roughly 90 percent of its staff home Thursday, though it will respond to immediate safety concerns. The shutdown continues to have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. Mail is being delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits continue to flow. But the shutdown has been particularly harsh on those who rely on tourism, such as communities near the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone national parks. A look at how services have been affected, and sometimes not, by Congress failing to reach an agreement averting a partial government shutdown: TRAVEL Federal air traffic controllers remain on the job and airport screeners continue to funnel
passengers through security checkpoints. Furloughs of safety inspectors had put inspections of planes, pilots and aircraft repair stations on hold, but the Federal Aviation Administration says it is asking 800 employees — including some safety inspectors — to return to work this week. More than 2,900 inspectors had been furloughed. The State Department continues processing foreign applications for visas and U.S. applications for passports, since fees are collected to finance those services. Embassies and consulates overseas remain open and are providing services for U.S. citizens abroad. BENEFIT PAYMENTS Social Security and Medicare benefits continue to be paid out, but there could be delays in processing new disability applications. The Social Security Administration is also delaying the announcement of the size of next year’s cost-of-living adjustment, which was supposed to come out on Oct. 16. Unemployment benefits are also still going out. FEDERAL COURTS Federal courts, which have
This Oct. 3 file photo shows a sign at the south entrance to Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz., indicates the park is closed. The Obama administration says it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown.
been using fees and other funds to operate since the shutdown began, will likely have enough money to operate until Oct. 17, and possibly Oct. 18. After that, the courts will run out of money and shut down all
nonessential work. A limited number of workers would perform essential work, while all others would be furloughed. Each court would make a determination on what is essential and nonessential.
percent of its global workforce, and reported a quarterly loss of nearly $1 billion. The founders may be invested in keeping the struggling BlackBerry from being broken up in a sales process. “It’s his baby. If anyone is going to see value in the company it’s him,” said BGC analyst Colin Gillis, referring to Lazaridis. “He founded this company. I’m sure it’s not pleasant to watch the spot it is in and he sees value in it. It must hurt to see reports that this thing is going to get ripped up and fed to the vultures.” And Lazaridis has a reputation to protect. He has long been celebrated as a Canadian business hero, even appearing in the country’s citizenship guide for new immigrants as a model of success. A spokesman for Lazaridis, who owns about 5.7 percent of BlackBerry, said he would not comment beyond the filing. Fregin helped Lazaridis found the company formerly known as Research In Motion and served as vice president of operations before he left. The filling said the goal is “stabilizing and ultimately reinventing the company based on a plan developed by them.”
Judges would still be able to seat jurors, but the jurors won’t be paid until Congress provides funding. Court-appointed lawyers would also not get paid. The Supreme Court opened its term Monday and says its busi-
ness will go on despite the ongoing shutdown. The Supreme Court announced Thursday it would stay open through Friday, Oct. 18, including hearing two days of arguments next week. RECREATION All national parks have been closed since the shutdown began, but the Obama administration said Thursday it would allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks. Figures compiled by a coalition of retired park service workers indicate that some 700,000 people a day would have been visiting the parks and that the surrounding areas are losing $76 million in visitor spending per day. In Washington, monuments along the National Mall have been closed, as have the Smithsonian museums, including the National Zoo. Among the visitor centers that have closed: the Statue of Liberty in New York, Independence Hall in Philadelphia and Alcatraz Island near San Francisco. National wildlife refuges have been closed off to hunters and fishermen just as hunting season was getting underway in many
Scott Carpenter, BlackBerry founders are looking at buying company 2nd US astronaut
TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are weighing taking over the distressed smartphone company as it searches for a savior. Lazaridis said Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he and Fregin are looking to potentially acquire the 92 percent of the shares they don’t currently own, either by themselves or with other interested parties. They have hired Goldman
Sachs and Centerview Partners to help them explore options. The filing said Lazaridis and Fregin own 8 percent of BlackBerry. Their announcement is the latest sign of investor interest in BlackBerry after the company launched a review to consider a possible sale or break-up of its operations. The Canadian company announced last month that Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., which owns close to 10 percent of the company, signed a letter
of intent that “contemplates” buying BlackBerry for $9 a share, or $4.7 billion. Fairfax, BlackBerry’s largest shareholder, is trying to attract other investors. Private equity firm Cerberus is also interested in looking at Blackberry’s books as a step toward a possible bid. The stock is trading below Fairfax’s tentative offer on fears that the deal won’t go through or that the final price will be lower. Shares of the company rose 9 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $8.20 Thursday. The BlackBerry, pioneered in 1999, was once the dominant smartphone for on-the-go business people and other consumers. It could be so addictive that it was nicknamed “the CrackBerry.” But then came a new generation of competing smartphones, starting with Apple’s iPhone in 2007. The BlackBerry suddenly looked ancient. The company’s sales and market share shrank and it lost billions in market value. This year’s much-delayed launch of BlackBerry 10 system and the fancier devices that use it was supposed to rejuvenate the brand and lure customers. It did not work. Waterloo, Ontariobased BlackBerry recently announced 4,500 layoffs, or 40
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, said Thursday that he respects but disagrees with complaints about his company’s privacy policies made by data protection authorities in six European countries. Schmidt said the Internet search and ad giant has “very broadly communicated” its policies to authorities in the countries where the complaints have been made. Data watchdogs in France, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands have said Google needs to provide additional guarantees to comply with national privacy protection rules in each of those countries.
Schmidt made his comments in Athens while attending a technology event there, and after meeting with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. “I have reviewed this. I just don’t agree with the (data protection authorities) that are making this complaint ... With respect I just disagree and we just disagree, and we’ll let it play itself out,” Schmidt said. “It seems to me that we have said very clearly what we do with the information, and ... that we have to be respectful of people’s privacy. And if we were to be disrespectful of your privacy, you’d go somewhere else or you wouldn’t use us.”
Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, participates in the panel discussion “The Pulse of Today’s Global Economy” at the Clinton Global Initiative, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 in New York.
In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO of Research in Motion gestures at the end of his keynote address to the BlackBerry DevCon Americas conference.
Google: EU privacy spat to ‘play itself out’
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In this May 24, 1962 file photo provided by NASA, astronaut Scott Carpenter gestures with one hand after donning his space suit in Hangar S prior to being shot into orbit at Cape Canaveral, Fla.
DENVER (AP) — Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth, was guided by two instincts: overcoming fear and quenching his insatiable curiosity. He pioneered his way into the heights of space and the depths of the ocean floor. “Conquering of fear is one of life’s greatest pleasures and it can be done a lot of different places,” he said. His wife, Patty Barrett, said Carpenter died Thursday in a Denver hospice of complications from a September stroke. He lived in Vail. Carpenter followed John Glenn into orbit, and it was Carpenter who gave him the historic sendoff: “Godspeed John Glenn.” The two were the last survivors of the famed original Mercury 7 astronauts from the “Right Stuff” days of the early 1960s. Glenn is the only one left alive. In his one flight, Carpenter missed his landing by 288 miles, leaving a nation on edge for an hour as it watched live and putting Carpenter on the outs with his NASA bosses. So Carpenter found a new place to explore: the ocean floor. He was the only person who was both an astronaut and an aquanaut, exploring the old ocean and what President John F. Kennedy called “the new ocean” — space. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said Thursday that Carpenter “was in the vanguard of our space program — the pioneers who set the tone for our nation’s pioneering efforts beyond Earth and accomplished so much for our nation. ... We will miss his passion, his talent and his lifelong commitment to exploration.” Life was an adventure for Carpenter and he said it should be for others: “Every child has got to seek his own destiny. All I can say is that I
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UCONN CLASSICS: HAVE ANOTHER CUP OF SUNSET BLUSH. THERE IS NO NEED FOR YOU TO RUSH, MY FRIEND.
Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 6 -- Write or record your ideas. Continue to increase enthusiasm. Except for right now, when there could be a breakdown ... more research is required. Love gives you extra patience. Be careful now. Go ahead and get started. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 6 -- A friend's change in plans alters your anticipated expenses. Work it out. Take the philosophical high road. Resist spending for the time being. Consider it all with a sense of humor. Research gets fascinating. Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Make travel plans, although you have more at home than you may realize. Continue to increase creative output. Generate a little controversy. Veto power could get exercised. Intuition guides you. Keep completing tasks and decreasing obligations. Your outlook shifts.
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Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Make your move already. An emergency at work requires full attention. Postpone travel and commitment. You're gaining influence. Expand your understanding. Push hard to finish a project, and start a journey another day.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Stand up for what you know is right. Watch your step, though. Build a strong foundation. Get what you need. Have it delivered. Bring order out of chaos. Find the fun in the situation and grow that. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Your status rises. Review recent action to gain greater insight. Store books and papers. Stay out of somebody else's argument. Check equipment before launching. Continue to gather data. Relax, and it will come naturally. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- You get a jump on the rest of the pack. Don't gamble. Keep doing your homework. Be diplomatic. Gain more than expected, although there may be a disappointment as well. Take time to pamper yourself with creature comforts. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- You're moving up. Make adaptations to your living arrangements. Revive old associations and friendships. Career opportunities percolate. Check work orders for changes. Plan your strategy so you can strike while the iron is hot. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Take it one step farther. Stay flexible when something you try doesn't work. Open your heart, but don't tell all, yet. Watch for hidden complications. Don't get intimidated. Maintain objectivity in a controversy. Finish up and reward yourself with a treat. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 6 -- You and your team accomplish more than expected. Share expenses. Keep playing and expand the game. Apply theories logically. Maintain your eye on the ball. Anxiety could push you to act too soon. Review your wish list. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 5 -- New possibilities open up, including an interesting development. You'll need to choose! Cut stress by relaxing with friends. Consider ideas as you apply elbow grease to a household chore. Keep practicing. You're gaining wisdom. Be willing to expand.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Share a dream with associates, and advance a level when they sign on. Stay cool and move quickly. Practice what you preach. Shift emotional direction. Consider consequences before acting. Keep increasing your authority this week. Build organizational structures.
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THIS DATE IN HISTORY
BORN ON THIS DATE
1975 Saturday Night Live, a topical comedy sketch show featuring (among others) Chevy Chase and John Belushi, makes its debut on NBC
1984 - Eleanor Roosevelt 1963 - Joan Cusack 1969 - Jane Krakowski 1978 - Matt Bomer
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don’t see this as work.” Producer Jason Raff concurred, “It’s a great job traveling around the country and getting to meet all of these different people.” Although he might not see it as work, Raff said Cannon has one of the hardest jobs in show business. “Whether an act doesn’t go over to well with the judges, they never have to watch the act again,” Raff said. “But Nick always has to say something to the act good or bad, before they leave. Ryan Seacrest doesn’t have to do that.” One questioner asked the pair if any successful acts from the eighth season surprised the pair. Cannon cited comedian Taylor Williamson as an acted he was glad to see go quite far into the show, while Raff cited “Tummy Talk” as one of his biggest surprises. When pressed for advice for those aspiring to audition for the show, Cannon candidly answered, “Don’t be mediocre. Go big or go home.” A reported asked Raff to compare “America’s Got Talent” to other similar reality competition show out there. “We feature acts from people of any age or of any talent, no other show does that,” Raff said. “’America’s Got Talent’ is like the old ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ only taking place within a competition format,” replied Raff. For those interested in auditioning for the show, the nearest location the program will be visiting will be New York City on Nov. 16-17 at the Mercedes-Benz of Manhattan.
Following the performance, contestants were set to perform their talent. Several candidates sang, but stand out performances from Caplash, Lopez and Crumbleholme kept the audience cheering. Caplash danced two traditional forms of Indian dance, Raas and Garba. In both, Caplash displayed an immense amount of energy and cultural pride. Crumbleholme rapped a poem about UConn’s history, referencing UConn greats Charles and August Storrs, and paying homage to UConn’s first female president, Susan Herbst. Lopez’s performance was the final one in the category. To the background of photos of UConn memories, Lopez performed a slam poem about being a Husky forever and then broke out into a dance choreography representing PRLACC’s theme “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.” The dance was fittingly performed to the song “Time of My Life.” The African American Cultural Center took stage after the performance, with a delightful rendition of the Alma Mater to the theme from Mario. Incorporating cute dance moves and costumes, the group wowed the crowd into chanting “A-AC-C.” The campus question followed and royalty candidates were ushered onto the stage in formal wear. The men wore tuxedos and the women wore formal gowns. Each candidate was called forward and asked a question. Questions ranged from “If you could change one thing about UConn what would it be?” to “How do you think UConn can get involved in the surrounding towns?” Upon finishing this portion, the candidates were led offstage and emcee Gerrity announced the winners for the banner competition before announcing the King and Queen selection. In the non-fee-funded category, Kappa Beta Gamma took third place, Global House earned second and the Student Alumni Association won first place. For the fee-funded and cultural centers, AsACC took third place, AACC took second and UCMB won first place. In the Greek Life division, Pi Beta Phi, Fiji and Phi Sigma Ro took third place, falling behind Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Delta Phi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon who took second. First place was won by Kappa Alpha Theta and Kickline. After the announcement of the homecoming court, the overall winners of homecoming were announced in each category. In the non-fee-funded category, Alpha Kappa Psi and Sigma Theta Alpha won third, followed by Global House in second, with UConn Irish winning overall in the division. In the feefunded division, UCMB took third place, AACC took second and AsACC won overall. In the Greek Life division, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Delta Phi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon took third. Alpha Epsilon Pi and their group took second, and Delta Zeta and Sigma Chi took first. Gerrity closed the ceremony with a reminder that homecoming activities continue through the weekend with a tailgate on the Student Union patio from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday. “Homecoming does not end today. Homecoming is every day, we celebrate UConn every day.” Lopez said. Gerrity added that Homecoming is an important UConn tradition that students should get involved in. “It’s definitely a huge part of the college experience,” said Gerrity. “UConn offers a lot of activities to show school spirit and Homecoming is a great way to get involved.”
By Kathleen McWilliams Senior Staff Writer
Jorgensen was alive with talent Thursday evening, as the 10 homecoming court candidates and remaining alma mater groups competed for their respective titles. After Wednesday night’s Lip Sync, the only two competitions left in the annual Homecoming festivities were to select a Homecoming King and Queen and a group to perform the alma mater at Saturday’s gam Justis Lopez, representing the Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center, and Hayley Crombleholme of Delta Gamma sorority won the titles. The African American Cultural Center was selected to perform their Mario and Luigi themed Alma Mater at the game. John Gerrity, a 5th-semester communication disorders major, was the master of ceremonies and opened the ceremony by introducing each candidate. The candidates who had progressed to the pageant level were Crombleholme, Rachel Bentevegna, representing Delta Zeta sorority, Sonny Capalash, representing the Asian American Cultural Center, Indira Nunez of PRLACC, Caitlin Taylor of Alpha Kappa Psi, Sebastian Correa, representing Global House, Ben Cassell and Gina Salvatore from the UConn Marching Band and Jonah Levy from Kappa Sigma. Each contestant competed in three rounds, including a costume portion, a performance and an evening wear coupled with a campus question portion. While the candidates prepped to display their costumes that illustrated their involvement at UConn, the first alma mater group took the stage. Delta Gamma and Alpha Epsilon Phi, whose dynamic
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Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Delta Phi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon wowed at the Jorgensen Thursday night with a Blues Brothers adaptation of the alma mater.
duo was Aladdin and the genie, sang their traditional interpretation of the Alma Mater and then performed a version sung to the tune of a “Whole New World.” Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Delta Phi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon, took the stage next with their Blues Brothers adaptation of the alma mater. After the two groups performed, the costume portion of the pageant began and candidates were welcomed onto the
stage one by one. Caplash’s costume reflected his involvement in the Asian American Cultural Center as well as the Pan Asian Council, as he donned a traditional Taiko robe from Japan and a kurta, a form of traditional Indian dress. Caplash also sported a shirt given to him by the director of an orphanage in Cameroon during UConn Empower’s trip to Cameroon. Caplash was one of the founders of UConn
Empower and this was represented on his undershirt that had all the names of all the clubs he is involved in. Crombleholme sported a costum of Princess Jasmine, to tie into her group’s theme of Aladdin and the genie. She brought out a giant wooden magic lamp that highlighted her involvement in Greek Life and UCTV, as well as her future plan to work with AmeriCorps. Lopez sported a shirt cov-
ing them. Though no tears were visibly shed, he started the next song with strength in his voice. After the Wonder Years, All Time Low took the stage, with an overwhelming light show and two extra members. Apparently All Time Low’s newer material was too complex for just the four original members to play live. That’s not to say that it was too difficult there were just too many overlapping vocals and extra guitar parts. However, for their older songs they did not use the extra members, who were partially hidden behind speakers and did not say a word. “If this were five years ago, All Time Low would have been the headliner,” said Will Little of New Jersey. Despite the early position in the show, All Time Low still put on a great sounding and looking show. Compared to all of the other bands, their vocals and lead guitar parts came through loud, clear, and true to the recordings, whereas even ADTR had problems with sound lost in the mix. “The Wonder Years is great, All Time Low even better, Pierce the Veil I hope will put on a good show, but ADTR is the best band ever,” Little said. Even though ADTR has only gotten popular in the past few years, they have made serious progress. Fan Nicholas Christy drove 16 hours from Georgia to the show, despite the fact that the tour is coming to Atlanta on Oct. 16. “I just like them that much.” he said, “It was worth
every mile.” Even though All Time Low might exceed Pierce the Veil in record sales, it makes sense that they proceed them in the show. As the night went on the show gradually turned from pop/punk to harcore, and Pierce the Veil is more hardcore than All Time Low, and catered more to the ADTR fan-base. Pierce the Veil is not really a hardcore band, but more progressive post-hardcore. They can still get heavy but still don’t have as many screamo lyrics. Both All Time Low and Pierce the Veil had pretty extravagant light shows with lasers and banners, but ADTR took the cake with huge pyrotechnics. ADTR is a loud band and it is unfortunate that a lot of their sound is lost between the amplified double bass drum and rhythm guitar that create this wall of sound that does not allow for the small intricacies to come through. “Jeremy’s screaming sounded weak live,” said Annette Wiecha of North Haven. “But I think it was just because everything else was so loud.” Between the fire show, where part of the house intentionally lights on fire, 30 or so people were invited on stage to play beer pong and Frisbee while ADTR played a few songs, with lead singer Jeremy McKinnon floating on the crowd in a giant hamster ball. ADTR asserted that this was their House Party Tour.
By Alex Sferrazza Staff Writer
ered in Flags representing the PRLACC community and also carried a briefcase that represented his passion for teaching. He reached into the briefcase to pull out a clipboard he frequently uses as a two-time UConn Orientation Leader. After the costume portion finished, Delta Zeta performed its alma mater to the tune of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” The unique take was met by loud applause from the audience.
A Day to Remember delivers Nick Cannon talks upcoming “Talent” unforgettable performance
By Matthew Gantos Staff Writer
A Day to Remember’s “House Party Tour” show at the Mohegan Sun Arena was more than just a typical concert. It was a full-fledged performance. The show featured the up-and-coming acts of The Wonder Years and Pierce the Veil as well as veterans All Time Low, but the whole performance did not really start until ADTR was ready to take the stage. It started with a small video segment of the band deciding to throw a house party and that they had to “practice in the garage” before the guests got there, which led into the concert. Even though it was pretty lame and the band members are not the world’s top actors, it is a good marketing strategy in the sense that people can now identify with the band a bit more after watching them all interact and talk rather than just play on stage. The Mohegan Sun Arena stage is larger than most, along with the rest of the venue. For the first three acts, ADTR’s set piece, a large house, complete with functioning balcony, was behind a curtain. Despite that, the first three acts still had plenty of room to play and jump around. From the beginning, the Wonder Years, from outside Philadelphia, came out swinging, with high energy and high emotion, to really get the crowd warmed up. Their front-man, known to most as Soupy, gets so passionate about his songs that at one point he actually began to sob while describ-
The Daily Campus was one of many journalistic outlets invited to participate in a conference call hosted by NBC to promote the auditions for the upcoming ninth season of “America’s Got Talent.” Participating in the interview were the host of “America’s Got Talent” Nick Cannon and producer Jason Raff. “Nick Cannon hosts ‘America’s Got Talent,’ NBC’s top-rated summer reality competition series, which brings the variety format back to the forefront of American culture,” an NBC press release said. “Cited by People magazine as one of the top 10 most successful young people in Hollywood and featured on the covers of magazine’s such as Complex and Black Enterprises’ 40 Under 40, Cannon is a successful multi-faceted entertainer: film star, comedian, TV and radio host, musician, writer, director, executive producer and philanthropist. “Jason Raff is a producer and director with an overall deal at NBC Universal and is currently an executive producer on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Raff helped launch the toprated summer series in 2006 and has been with the show for all eight seasons.” Host Nick Cannon, who will be entering into his sixth year as host of the program, was asked why he would return to the program, considering the significant time commitment involved. “I have such an amazing time traveling across the country and finding amazing talent,” said the host. “I would never pass this up because I
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Aero Diner offers decent fare By Alex Sferrazza Staff Writer
Located less than 15 minutes from the UConn campus in nearby North Windham, (across from the Walmart on Boston Post Road), the Aero Diner offers good, old-fashioned classic diner fare. Whether you are looking for a home-cooked breakfast or lunch, the Aero Diner will surely fit your needs. For the purposes of this review, I visited the restaurant twice so I would be able to evaluate the quality of both breakfast and lunch offerings. For breakfast, I gave the diner’s “Irish Omelet” a try. The omelet was filled with a solid homemade corn beef hash. Advertised as a three-egg omelet, the portion was rather generous and seemed more like a four-egg omelet. The home fries served with the omelet were tasty, but the texture was somewhat lacking. While most diners pre-boil potatoes before making home fries, the Aero Diner’s home fries were a bit over cooked and while seasoned nicely, lacked any of the crispiness one expects from home fries, as if they were barely left on the frying grill at all. The rye toast that came with the meal was fantastic. Two generous slices of what one could swear was homemade rye bread were a perfect compliment to the meal. When I returned to the restaurant for lunch, I tried a special, the turkey reuben. The sandwich was undeniably tasty with a solid cole slaw spread, truly giving
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Located a short 15 minute drive from the UConn campus, the Aero Diner features a good old fashioned diner menu complete with great sandwiches and omelets.
the sandwich a unique flavor. However, the turkey meat itself was a major disappointment. Rather than fresh-roasted turkey, not an uncommon site at many diners, the sandwich contained salty, deli-sliced turkey. The French fries were thankfully hand cut. Tasty and crispy, they were a good compliment to the sandwich. However, considering the already steep $8.50 price of the sandwich (which wasn’t exactly enormous), it was absurd that the fries were not included with meal but rather necessitated an
additional $2 up charge. The service was friendly and snappy during both of my visits. A minor gripe, during my first trip to the restaurant when my waitress re-filled my water, she did not have the sense to add more ice, despite the fact that literally only one ice cube remained in the glass. The variety of the restaurant’s dinner menu was a huge disappointment. The diner only offers a handful of traditional dinner offerings, with the majority of all non-breakfast items being various sandwiches.
The prices at the diner are a bit on the steeper side of things. Expect a typical breakfast to run between $6 and $9 and lunch to cost between $7 and $11 (not including tip and soft drinks). While not too outrageously priced when compared to similar eateries, I have to say considering the portions of food received for the price (this goes more for lunch) it can be a bit ridiculous (especially for college students on a tight budget). Despite the minor shortcomings, the Aero Diner will more than satisfy a fix for good old-
fashioned diner breakfast and lunch fare. The food’s fairly good, the service is friendly, and it’s worth a look if you’re in the area.
A beginner’s guide to basic movie theater etiquette By Maurilio Amorim Staff Writer In my time reviewing movies for The Daily Campus there is one undeniable fact I have unfortunately been forced to deal with week after week. No matter how much I want to believe it isn’t true, people are really rude. No matter where you go this seems to be a fact of life. Most people have no concern for others in just about any environment; I suppose in certain places like restaurants, malls or on the road we have to deal with these people. However, there are certain places we should not have to, like
the movie theater. Nowadays, movies are outrageously overpriced. If I decide I want to pay over twenty dollars to see a movie because tickets are expensive for one person and I’m being a gentleman and taking my girlfriend out, I don’t want to hear a single person speak a single word. There are two kinds of annoying movie theater people: the people who stop talking when the movie starts and the people who talk throughout the entire thing. Both of these people need to cease existing. Just because you have no interest in the previews, doesn’t mean the entire audience around you doesn’t
as well. I would say that speaking in a silent whisper during commercials is okay, but I have seen people attempt this and somehow it’s louder than if they were to just talk to one another. Just don’t talk during the commercials. It should go without saying that during the movie the same rules apply. Everyone here has paid a lot of money to see this movie. Just keep your comments, gasps, moans, groans, jokes and even your annoying hiccups and coughs to yourself. Also, don’t bring small children or babies into an R rated movie. That’s just bad parenting. You can decide
what your kids can and can’t watch, but watch it first. The baby may not remember the movie, but should they really be seeing this and what do you plan to do if they cry? No matter how graphic the movie I go to there are always a lot of small children inside. Many of them appear traumatized after the film. Please think before you let your child see anything. The biggest problem in movie theaters is cell phones. For some reason our generation finds it so difficult to put their phone on silent in their pocket and leave it there for two hours. You don’t need to text or tweet throughout the movie.
Even if you don’t care about missing the movie, everyone around you is distracted by an annoyingly bright light that has a blinding circumference of at least seven miles. You may think that with your screen brightness turned down and your phone on silent, which is sadly considered polite, nobody cares if you’re texting, but we do. Please stop. If it was an emergency somebody would call you several times in an attempt to get your attention. The silly “lol, jk, omg” texts you are sending throughout are stupid and annoying.
Upcoming events at Preview of the 2013 New York the Jorgensen Center City Comic Convention this weekend Maurillo.Amorim@UConn.edu
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The Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts has a variety of shows, diverse enough to satisfy any interest this weekend. Beginning Friday night, Jorgensen is hosting Earl MacDonald’s CD release concert for “Mirror of the Mind.” The band that will accompany MacDonald, The Creative Opportunity Workshop, uses cello, saxophone, piano and percussion “to escape the predictability, established parameters and creative confines found in the more typical jazz instrumentations,” according to a press release. MacDonald is also a professor at UConn had received the UConn School of Fine Arts’ Outstanding Faculty Award in 2013. One of the biggest names in banjos, New York Banjo, is coming to the theater Saturday night. The group consists of Bela Fleck, Bill Keith, Eric Weissberg, Noam Pikelny, Richie Stearns and Tony Trischka, who all will be playing the banjo. Each member of their accompany-
ing band specializes in their own instruments including the fiddle, bass, mandolin and guitar. At their Jorgensen performance, Abigail Washburn will be their special guest. New York Banjo has performed across New England, and will wrap up their tour with just one more performance after this weekend. The show begins at 8 p.m. “Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales” will conclude the weekend’s shows at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The Jorgensen website boasts of the play’s “stunning costumes, masks, puppets, illusion and pantomime.” The iconic story is set to music by Rimsky-Korsakov and will bring a different perspective than the classic Disney adaption. Tickets for all shows can be purchased at the box office or through Jorgensen’s website.
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A small portion of the show floor at the 2012 New York Comic Con. The 2013 convention will take place in New York City this weekend.
By Darragh McNicholl Campus Correspondent This weekend is one of the biggest for nerds, geeks, cosplayers, movie goers, comic book readers and anyone interested in almost any form of media from table top games to hit tv shows. That’s right, this weekend is New York Comic Con 2013. This annual event celebrates those that love the nerdy things in life, it celebrates the fans of series’ both thriving and those that ended long ago. Without the fans these shows, movies, comics, video games
or any media would never be made. Comic Con is a chance for those involved in these wonderful series’ to celebrate. Just as every year, there are a multitude of panels and guests that will be at New York Comic Con this weekend. Felicia Day from “The Guild,” William Shatner and Patrick Stewart from “Star Trek,” John Barrowman from “Torchwood” Sylvester Stalone, practically half the cast of “The Walking Dead” and many others will be there for autographs, panels and Q&As. There will be panels for new shows like “Sleepy Hollow”
and Joss Whedon’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” as well as fan favorites such as “The X-Files” and “Once Upon a Time.” Of course there will also be a panel celebrating the 50 year anniversary of “Doctor Who,” the longest running science fiction program on television. If you happen to have tickets, enjoy yourself as your favorite series’ and celebrities’ thank you for your unending commitment.
If you have ever driven from the UConn area to the beach in Rhode Island, I promise you, you have gotten lost in Norwich. It’s nearly impossible not to. And as you wind your way through the network of one-way roads and smack your GPS unit against the dashboard, you can’t help but notice that the town is actually very charming. The important factor in this observation is the element of surprise - as a town that has been struggling economically and socially for years, most Connecticut residents have written Norwich off as a scummy place to pass through quickly, a lost city. This perception is immediately challenged upon an actual visit to the place. The historic architecture, quaint collection of small-business fronts and pedestrian-friendly layout create an arrestingly inviting allure that makes you want to pull over and stay a while. This was my experience as I passed through the coastal city this summer, and I wasn’t the only one who noticed. On Oct. 4 the American Planning Association (APA) included Norwich in its list of “10 Greatest Neighborhoods for 2013,” the only town in New England to receive such a designation. The APA recognized Norwich for its innovative downtown planning and efforts to economically revitalize the area. Paul Farmer, the Chief Executive Officer of the APA, praised both private and public efforts in the town, as quoted in The Day newspaper: “Downtown Norwich could well be another abandoned mill town had merchants, residents and the city’s community development agency not banded together some three decades ago to document their neighborhood’s historic resources, produce a downtown plan and begin implementing that plan.” Farmer went on to point out that the improvements seen in Norwich are the products of long-term planning. Although the improvements may seem small and only apparent over a long period of time, they are built on the solid foundations of true collaboration and intelligent community planning. Towns all over the country could take such a cue, and invest in their own residents rather than selling out to external interests such as bigbox stores. Norwich invested in its local citizenry by allotting $20 million to convert the historic Wauregan Hotel into affordable housing units, $10 million to renovate the public Otis Library and $22 million for a brand new transportation center. In addition, several new restaurants and small businesses have opened their doors on the town’s main street, including the popular Harp & Dragon Irish pub. If it’s been a few years since you last cruised through Norwich, take a drive over (it’s only about 40 minutes from UConn) and check it out. Anyone interested in sustainable downtown development and community collaboration has a lot to learn from the Norwich revitalization. If nothing else, you can enjoy the classic New England architecture and the picturesque seaside setting of this historic Connecticut city.
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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court appointment process needs fixing
ittle known before this summer, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is an extremely powerful institution. Their primary role is to provide so-called judicial oversight regarding U.S. wiretapping programs, such as the one revealed in June that lets the National Security Agency spy on any American even if they have not been accused of a crime. Although their job is supposedly to provide a check on the executive branch and ensure the government does not go overboard, data indicates they have rejected less than one percent of the government’s requests. One inherent institutional problem is the selection of judges, namely that one person appoints all of them. As the law currently stands, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts appoints whomever he wants. To appoint Supreme Court justices, the president selects and the Senate must vote to approve, yet here neither the president nor the Senate have a say. For Supreme Court decisions, the Chief Justice gets a vote but a final decision must have a majority of the Court, yet here no other members of the Supreme Court have a say. As a result, 10 of the current 11 members are Roberts’s appointees. It’s almost like having a king again. How do we change or at least alter this system? One way has been proposed by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, who suggests that the chief judge for each of the 12 major appeals courts (the level below the Supreme Court) selects one judge. This way there would be guaranteed geographic diversity, and likely ideological diversity as well – for every Deep South judge there would be one from the Northeast. Another bill, sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff, of California would treat the nomination process like the Supreme Court, where the president nominates and the Senate must give majority approval. A third option, from Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, would allow the majority and minority leader in both the House and Senate to each select two members. This option would ensure that both Democrats and Republicans would have representation on the court. At the time of the NSA disclosures, the court’s rulings – unlike those of virtually every other American court – were unreleased and top-secret. However, a very small number have since been released after public outcry regarding their secrecy. This development indicates that changes can indeed be made. Changing the method of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judges would be another positive change to implement.
People need to lighten up. Everybody must try apple cider donuts from Big Y! Microwaved for 11 seconds. Is it too late to get a bus ticket to tomorrow’s game? Australia has an “Australian Motoring Enthusiasts’ Party” with seats in the Senate. Reps and Dems are so boring. I love walking past people who are smiling for no reason Are you Team Geno or Team Ollie? To be fair, expanding the roads to add bike lanes to the 3-4 roads on campus where you might actually need them would bring a new meaning to UConnstruction. I’ve been looking forward to this 3 day Columbus Day weekend... oh wait. What’s Chuck Okwandu up to lately? My alcohol tolerance is the most fiscally irresponsible aspect of my life; and you should see my shoe collection.
Reddit’s ‘Ask Me Anything:’ The modern interview
he Harvard cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker, one of the world’s foremost experts on the human mind, was asked, “Do you find your understanding of the mind negatively affects your own happiness? I mean does your deterministic outlook sometimes make life seem arbitrary and pointless to you, and elation just some chemical reaction? Pinker’s response, a deep profound answer, cannot be found in a traditional newspaper, magazine, or television interview, but through an “Ask Me Anything” forum on Reddit. Among social media websites it is not quite as popular as Twitter, Facebook or Yo u T u b e , yet. Every day it gets slightly closer, last month the No. 33 most visited website in the U.S. and No. 90 in the By Jesse Rifkin world. Associate Commentary Editor After signing up in July, I personally think it’s the best site of all, with the “AMA” feature (as it is commonly abbreviated by regular users) exemplifying perhaps the prime reason why. I believe this format may very well herald the future of the interview format as we know it. It is already giving us some of the best interviews, living up to its slogan “Where the mundane becomes fascinating and the outrageous suddenly seems normal.” Here’s how it works. Any Reddit user can type a question while the responder is logged on. All responses are public, as are all questions whether they go
answered or remain unanswered. The most popular forums of all-time contain a unique combination of the famous and the not-so-famous. The most popular by far has been President Barack Obama, with only one other session even reaching half as many upvotes, Bill Gates ranking No. 2. Also in the top 25 are some not-sofamous people. There’s Allena Hansen: “I was mauled by a bear, fought it off, and drove four miles down a mountain with my face hanging off. Ask Me Anything.” There’s the man known as Benjaman Kyle: “I woke up beaten with no memories outside of a Burger King in 2004. Any identification was stolen as well. The amnesia was presumed to have been caused by an injury that knocked me unconscious. The United States government still doesn’t have a clue as to who I was… Ask Me Anything.” As I write this, the most popular one the day is by a backup dancer from the infamous Miley Cyrus Video Music Awards performance. What really separates an Ask Me Anything from all other interview formats is that normal people control it. And oddly enough, they frequently ask better questions than the professional journalists who make a living this way! Tom Hanks answered 62 questions last week, not just questions about movies and acting but also about his favorite sandwich. “Ham and swiss on spelt. Mustard only and a bit of lettuce. No tomato!” Weird Al Yankovic answered 51, not just about music but at what moment he realized his career was going places. “Tuesday, 3:18 p.m.” Astronaut Chris Hadfield even did one while orbiting Earth in the International Space Station. Granted, there are some drawbacks, such as the fact that it’s all text so you can’t actually see the person answering. Accordingly, you could never get a
moment such as Mark David Chapman’s look of remorse when Barbara Walters asked, “Why did you kill John Lennon?” or Monica Lewinsky’s pause after Larry King asked her if she was still in love with Bill Clinton. Also, respondents can choose which questions to reply to – see New Jersey Senate candidate Cory Booker last week only answering easy political questions that helped his campaign. No format is perfect. Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” is perhaps the most perfect one I have seen so far. You get some fun and you also get some wisdom. Here was Steven Pinker’s answer to the question at the beginning of this article: “Quite the opposite – I find a naturalistic understanding of human nature to be indispensable to leading a wise and mature life, and it is often exhilarating. Wisdom consists in appreciating the preciousness and finiteness of our own existence, and therefore not squandering it; of being cognizant of what makes people everywhere tick, and therefore enhancing happiness and minimizing suffering; of being alert to limitations and flaws in our own judgments and decisions and passions, and thereby doing our best to circumvent them. The exhilaration comes from understanding that we are a part of natural world; that deep mysteries can be explained; and that the world – including our own mental lives – can be intelligible, rather than a source of superstition and ignorance. Yes, mortality sucks, but given that it exists, I’d rather know that than be kept in a childlike state of delusion.”
Associate Commentary Editor Jesse Rifkin is a 7thsemester journalism major. He can be reached at Jesse.Rifkin@UConn.edu
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Libertarians, and why we aren’t Libertarianism is savagery, not a solution that bad
hat is a libertarian? American libertarianism is a philosophical coalition of people who want smaller government and greater individual liberty. This coalition includes classical liberals who believe in inalienable natural rights; they tend to most closely identify By Devin Keehner with the Staff Columnist teachings Thomas J e ff e r s o n , Adam Smith and most importantly John Locke. They tend to believe government’s only legitimate role is the protection of life, liberty and property, but many would agree that antitrust and monopoly legislation are necessary. I would like to call them the main stream of the Libertarian Party. Libertarians often differ as to the role and size of government they are united by a single common principle: the belief that force is an unacceptable means of achieving ones goals, this is true of governments and individuals alike. I can’t speak for all libertarians, but what I can speak to is my own private brand of libertarianism. I believe in self-ownership above all else. That means believing in life, liberty and property. These are not three separate ideas, but three ways in which selfownership presents itself. My life is my future, my liberty is my present and my property is my past. My body and my mind are my own. Therefore anything valuable produced by my mental or physical labor is my property as well. I believe in natural rights that exist
regardless of government. This isn’t anarchy that I am describing, and it’s not probusiness either. Libertarian ideas are easy to misrepresent and a small number of people want to keep you in the dark. Let’s take unions for example. Some people believe libertarianism is anti-union, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. I believe that unions have a function in our society, and I believe that they provide a valuable service when fighting for workplace fairness and safety. That’s not why I support unions though; I support the formation of unions because it’s none of my business if people want to form a union. You see libertarianism isn’t about helping businesses, or unions for that matter. It’s about keeping government out of that fight altogether. The unions shouldn’t be able to force people to pay union dues, but by the same token why should a union have to represent those that don’t pay dues? Why should people who work at Walmart have to vote in order to form a union? Why can’t the employees who want to unionize just do it? If the union gets enough support, great, and if not maybe working conditions don’t warrant one. That’s what freedom of association would really look like, and it would be best for everyone. Let’s face it unions are hard to work with, and libertarianism would give businesses an easy way to prevent unionization. It’s called treating your employees well. Think about that! If you treat your employees well they would have no incentive to join or even start a union. That’s right in a libertarian society the best way to bust
Regarding an Oct. 9 InstantDaily I have a concern with the InstantDaily publication on Wednesday 10/9/2013 which reads “Really, the elevators are intended for disabled people not those of you with two functioning legs.” This post concerns me for a number of reasons. First, I am personally offended that this would be published in our paper. I have lived with a physical disability for over 10 years and spend each day in chronic pain in both of my legs. To an average person I look “functioning” but the reality is I have relearned how to walk twice and often have difficulty with every day activities due to my condition. Secondly, I believe this is a poor representation of our campus. Publishing something like this does not show that we are accepting and accommodating of all. It shows a student culture lacking the fundamental
information about the nature of many disabilities and the sensitivity to understand that most disabilities are not able to be seen. It concerns me that this would be published considering the overwhelming presence of current and prospective students on our campus who might be offended by this and the large amount of disability services our campus offers. I believe this was incredibly offensive and discriminatory. When something is published in the Daily Campus I expect that it represents our campus in the best ways possible. Targeted remarks, such as the one posted on 10/9/13, show that we have a lot to learn about disability and our community. I hope you can appreciate my enthusiasm to educate our student body about the true nature of disability by correcting this with a published article about the disabilities we cannot see. Melissa Lovitz UConn Class of 2015
unions is by treating workers well, who knew? Another example of libertarian mischaracterization is on environmental policy. Pollution isn’t a good thing, and I think we can all know that. What you might not know is that there is a strong case for environmental protection within libertarian philosophy. Libertarians oppose aggression for any reason besides self-defense. In fact our first principle is the NonAggression Principle, or NAP for short. It’s basically a fancy way of saying keep your hands to yourself. Now if I’m polluting the air that you breathe is that aggression? Of course it is. If it was Sarin gas that I was pumping into the air it wouldn’t be a question, and the same should apply to pollution. Now we can argue about whether or not any specific environmental policy is going to be beneficial, and we should certainly way the costs with the benefits. That being said, the idea that in a libertarian society corporations could pollute our rivers and streams to their hearts desire is simply false. Libertarianism isn’t about big business, and it’s not about corporations ruling the world. It’s about liberty, and the idea that no one should rule. That is the idea this country was founded on, and I think deep down the majority of Americans believe in that.
Staff Columnist Devin Keehner is a 5th-semester communications major. He can be reached at Devin.Keehner@ UConn.edu My name is Marissa Schlemmer and I am currently a junior with a major in political science and human rights. I read a line in The Daily Campus discussing elevators. In it, you stated that elevators are for the disabled and not for people with “two functioning legs.” I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in every joint of my body when I was five years old. Just because it looks like I have “two functioning legs” does not mean that I should be subjected to judgment when taking the elevator if necessary. There are multiple types of disabilities and many are not visible. I found the comment very ignorant and attacking. The disabilities community is much wider than just the visible community. Marissa Schlemmer … This message was published in the UConn Daily Campus, InstantDaily section. “Really, the elevators are intended
ibertarianism has risen to prominence in popular discourse as a potential solution to the ills of an increasingly ineffectual government and anemic economy. The philosophy of libertarianism heavily focuses on the maintenance of a small civil services oriented government combined with an absolute protection for private property By Dan Gorry rights, Staff Columnist which libertarians opine as an inalienable right. The unfortunate reality of the contemporary libertarian movement is that much of the economic philosophy that constitutes its foundation is in actual opposition to libertarian policies, and it more closely resembles the barbaric feudalistic past than some utopian solution for the future. For libertarians, and most economists, Adam Smith is commonly viewed as the patron saint of modern capitalism, and his most famous work, “The Wealth of Nations,” is widely considered the bible of free-market laissez-faire economies. Much is said about his famous “invisible hand” and the dire need to keep government regulations out of the market processes, which libertarians contest is perfectly capable of sorting itself out. The reality is that Adam Smith believed the only thing that would keep captains of industry from leaving their homelands for cheaper markets to invest in was an innate bias towards feeling more secure at home; this is the only mention of the invisible hand in “The Wealth of Nations,” and it has nothing to do with government regulation. Libertarians also argue against wasteful spending, such as minimum wage, social security and other public safety nets, instead preferring government
to be friendlier towards big jobcreating businesses. This stands directly against Smith’s belief that, “When regulation, therefore, is in support of the workman, it is always just and equitable; but it is sometimes otherwise when in favour of the masters.” The masters, by the way, are the directors of large financial and industrial institutions whom Smith believed should face stringent regulation so as to prevent fraud, like sub-prime loans, which would irreparably destroy public trust and therefore the economy itself. Libertarianism prioritizes property rights above all others, which stands in stark contrast to the principles of the liberal society we’ve started to attain. As Samuel Freeman points out, if property rights become enshrined as an inalienable right in a laissez-faire economy, then someone could justifiably sell themselves into perpetual subordination to a private entity, effectively a form of slavery, which is the kind of contract no liberal government could possibly allow. In the event of a catastrophic economic meltdown like that of 2008, the working class would likely turn to feudal oaths of perennial servitude for some form of even the most miniscule financial security, much akin to the serfs of Imperial Russia. A government constrained to just the military and public infrastructural maintenance would be wholly unable to enforce, let alone ratify, any legislation capable of financially saving the destitute masses. How can anyone support an economic philosophy that essentially encourages unskilled laborers to voluntarily submit themselves to the same horrific working conditions as Chinese citizens at corporations like Foxconn; yet one of many companies espousing a culture of employment so deplorable it is often likened to labor
» LETTERS TO THE EDITOR for disabled people not those of you with two functioning legs...” This is extremely rude. There are people who may look as if they have functioning legs, but may be going through a great deal of pain. I personally have a bad back at times and when I am in an academic building like MSB and must walk up to the 3rd or 4th floor, I will most definitely take the elevator. The strain on my back from carrying a backpack and additionally walking 4-5 flights of stairs is not worth it when there is an elevator. The purpose of the elevator is not just for what others view as “disabled people” and I am highly disappointed in The Daily Campus for allowing such a post to make it’s way into the printed edition of the paper. Erica Ballas
It has come to my attention that some a comment was made in the Instant Daily section that was offensive to my friends with arthritis and disabilities. «Really, the elevators are intended for disabled people not those of you with two functioning legs...» Sure, this comment was made with good intentions, however it is important to keep in mind that not all disabilities are noticeable. People have issues that are not outwardly visible.
camps complete with suicide-nets to prevent employees from escaping their horrific conditions in the most drastic of ways. I honestly don’t think I could make a better argument against libertarianism than some of its most notable champions. Ayn Rand, whose novel “Atlas Shrugged” rivals even “Wealth of Nations’” admiration among libertarians, famously denounced the movement as “irresponsible, and in today’s context immoral.” Tea-Party darling Rand Paul once followed in his father’s footsteps by demonizing the Civil Rights act of 1964 as a grotesque violation of private property rights, and continued on to say, “I abhor racism. I think it’s bad business to exclude anybody from your restaurant – but, at the same time, I do believe in private ownership.” How can anyone prioritize property rights over the equitable treatment of other human beings, and in what way is that a truly free and functioning society? Libertarianism is nothing more than an archaic economic philosophy repackaged under the shroud of intellectuals who outright opposed its feudalistic origins. Aside from being inherently inhumane, libertarianism places absolute trust in private institutions and market forces, both of which are purely driven by the singular need to maximize profits. Does anyone honestly think the way to avoid another economic meltdown is through a combination of increasing the freedom of private tyrannies and the virtual elimination of social safety nets? Libertarianism has no place in our humanitarian conscious contemporary society.
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Cast aside, Redskins' Cofield aims for Romo ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The 99-point bonanza between the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos wasn't thrilling entertainment for everyone. Consider the thoughts of a certain television viewer, one who will face both teams in the next three weeks as a member of the NFL's worstranked defense. "I'm glad that it's not just us. It's hard to play defense in this league nowadays," Washington Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield said. "There's a lot of points being scored, a lot of yardage. And the rules are tougher than ever, combined with the schemes being more advanced than ever, it's just hard to get stops, especially against a talented offense." Cofield and the Redskins (1-3) travel to Dallas (2-3) to face the Cowboys on Sunday night. Washington has a shot at moving into first place in the NFC East with a win, but only if it slows down — or outscores —
an offense that produced a clubrecord 506-yard passing performance by Tony Romo in the 51-48 loss to the Broncos. "We're going to try to make them one-dimensional, but if the one dimension can throw for 500 and five touchdowns, it's not really ideal," Cofield said. "It's tough. We've got to force turnovers throughout the game. We've got to make big plays when they arise, and we're going to count on our offense to be the offense we know they can be. They're going to score some points, and that's going to help us get in a situation where they can be one-dimensional and we can really rush the quarterback." Cofield literally sits at the middle of the enterprise. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett considers the nose tackle to be starting point to a well-run 3-4 defense, and he considers Cofield to be the best nose tackle in the league. Certainly, Cofield wasn't the
best for the first two games of the season, when he was wearing a football-sized cast on his broken right hand. It's hard to grab and tackle with five fingers instead of 10. With the cast gone, he got his first two sacks of the season in the pre-bye win over the Oakland Raiders. "The first sack I had, I kind of twisted around him a little bit, I grabbed him with both hands," Cofield said. "And if I only had one hand, odds are he's going to escape out of that and somebody else is going to get that sack, which is not what I want. I want to have it for myself." Despite the end of the sack drought, Cofield didn't do his famous shimmying "Taser dance" after getting to the quarterback in Oakland. "I want to save it for the home fans," Cofield said. "That was my thought process. I was tired. (Backup) Chris Neild got banged
up early, so I feel like that Taser might have sent me into a fullbody cramp. I didn't want to waste any energy." Cofield's struggles with his broken hand don't compare to his learning curve in his first year with the Redskins in 2011. After five years playing the 4-3 with the New York Giants, he said he looked "like a rookie" learning the 3-4. "Last year when we showed the tape from 2011, I would always tell (defensive line coach Jacob) Burney and coach Haz: 'Next clip, next clip. That was last year,'" Cofield said. Now he has the 3-4 down pat and his broken hand is nearly mended, a must-have combination if the Redskins are going to climb off the bottom of the league's defensive rankings. "Barry's a playmaker," linebacker London Fletcher said. "And it's hard for him to be able to make plays when he had that big club on his hand. You still have to com-
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off horribly for the Huskies, as they allowed the opening goal just 13 seconds into the first period. It only got worse from there as Minnesota-Duluth peppered UConn goaltender Elaine Chuli all weekend long. Despite setting a career high with 45 saves, Chuli allowed six goals before being replaced by senior Sarah Moses in the third period. The Huskies were outshot 59-22 on the evening. In the second game of the weekend, the Huskies fared little better, holding off the Bulldogs for
just two minutes and 20 seconds before allowing the first goal. Two more would follow for the Bulldogs in the first period before UConn got on the board for the first time. Junior forward Sarah MacDonnel notched her first goal of the season for the Huskies off an assist from sophomore Cassandra Opela. The assist was the first point of Opela’s career. Moses was the second consecutive Huskies goalkeeper to set a personal best, as she made 45 saves in the game. The Huskies were outshot 51-16, bringing the
weekend total to a whopping 110 shots for the Bulldogs, compared to just 38 for the Huskies. Colgate University is coming off a similarly tough weekend, as they played the No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers in a two-game set, losing both games by a combined score of 11-4. MacKenzie and his Huskies have to hope for a better result as the puck is set to drop at 7 p.m. today, while a 2 p.m. start is scheduled for Saturday.
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) intercepts a pass from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game.
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Sox shortstop Women's hockey looks for first win Red Bogaerts, 21, coming Still searching for their first win under new head coach Chris MacKenzie, the UConn women’s hockey team (0-3-0) welcomes Colgate University (0-2-0) to the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum for a doubleheader today and tomorrow. The Huskies are coming off a pair of losses to the Bulldogs of Minnesota Duluth by scores of 7-0 and 6-1. The weekend started
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The Tigers have enjoyed a well-balanced attack so far this season, with three different players scoring at least three goals through the team’s first 12 games. Senior midfielder Shane Keely, a transfer from the University College of Dublin, has led the charge with four goals. Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Cody Uzcategui will start the match between the pipes for the Tigers. Uzcategui has five shutouts on the season coming into
Saturday night’s match. Memphis is one spot behind UConn in the conference standings after each team’s first four games in The American. Both teams have six conference points but the Huskies hold the advantage due to having fewer losses. UConn and Memphis will both have three conference matches after their meeting Saturday night. UConn kicks off against Memphis tomorrow nigh at Morrone Stadium.
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The UConn women’s cross country team will race in the New England Championships in Boston this Saturday. The 5K race is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. at Harvard’s home course in Franklin Park. Coach Amy Yoder Begley will field six runners Saturday: Emily Durgin, Brigitte Mania, Abby Mace, Emily Howard, Kat Vodopia, and Laura Williamson. “Our expectations are to have our top three runners, Durgin, Mania and Mace lead the pack as they have been doing all season,” Begley said. “We are expecting a big performance from Howard, who has been progressing all year trying to close in on the top three. We have had a nice two-week break in which we were able to work
hard and prepare for the New England Championships. The girls are very excited to race again.” A lot of pressure will be on Durgin’s shoulders on Saturday as she tries to lead UConn to another victory. Durgin has led the team with one second-place and two third-place finishes in the team’s first three meets this year. “Durgin needs to have a great run and maintain her pace throughout the race,” Begley said. “I encouraged her and all of the girls to aim for personal records this weekend because PR’s lead to winning. The course is one of the oldest and most prestigious cross country courses in the country. We are looking forward to racing on it Saturday.”
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BOSTON (AP) — To Red Sox teammate Jonny Gomes, it doesn't matter that Xander Bogaerts just turned 21 and had never appeared in a postseason game before this week. "When you're between the lines, it hides your age," Gomes said. "It hides your draft status. It hides your contract." Bogaerts walked twice and scored two runs in the Game 4 clincher against Tampa Bay on Tuesday, one night after he entered as a pinch-runner and scored the tying run. In all, he has appeared two postseason games, scoring three runs with a perfect on-base percentage: 1.000. All before his first official atbat. "I just went up there and tried to get on base," said Bogaerts, who turned 21 on Oct. 1. "For me, I wanted to reach on base. I didn't want to hit a homer." Next up, Bogaerts and the Red Sox will play Detroit in the AL championship series after the Tigers advanced Thursday night with a 3-0 victory at Oakland in their decisive Game 5. Boston went 3-4 against Detroit this season. The teams have never met in the playoffs. A highly touted prospect who was called up in August, Bogaerts is a big reason the Red Sox were willing to part with slick-fielding rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias in the trade that brought right-hander Jake Peavy to Boston. Bogaerts had 11 hits in 44 regular-season at-bats, but
he also walked five times and scored seven runs. And it was in Game 4 against the Rays that he showed he was ready. Bogaerts pinch-hit for Stephen Drew in the seventh inning and laid off a 3-2 pitch to draw a walk. He went to third on a single and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch. He walked again in the ninth — again on a full count — took second on a wild pitch, went to third when Shane Victorino was hit by a pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly. "You put it together and you say, 'Those little things, they all contribute just as big as a solo home run," said outfielder Shane Victorino, who did his part by taking two pitches off his body Tuesday night, the third and fourth times he was hit by a pitch in the four-game series. Red Sox manager John Farrell was impressed with the way Bogaerts came off the bench to draw a walk and didn't get impatient. "He's very mature," second baseman Dustin Pedroia said. "He seems calm; he's controlling the at-bat. Those are things that normally take a long time. It's pretty rare. There would be a lot of 21-year-olds doing it if they could." The Red Sox worked out Thursday at Fenway Park on the second of three off days before the start of the best-of-seven ALCS. They will open at home Saturday against Detroit.
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the next set 25-15. UConn finished off Rutgers with a win in the third set 25-23. The Huskies were led by returning junior co-captain Devon Maugle who recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs. UConn got a strong performance from returning sophomore Immanuella Anuga who blocked eight Scarlet Knight kills in the match, two of which were solo. Rutgers comes into Storrs with a 4-14 overall record in the 2013 season. The Scarlet Knights have also lost every game thus far on their American Athletic Conference schedule and have not won a set in two matches. Rutgers was swept by its two most recent opponents, South Florida and Central Florida, and has not won since Sept. 21, when the Scarlet Knights beat Cornell. The Scarlet Knights are led offensively by sophomore outside hitter Alex Lassa with 246 kills. Lassa leads her teammate by more than 100 kills, with the second-leading attacker, junior Sofi Cucuz, having accumulated only 130 kills. Rutgers is led defensively by sophomore Ali Schroeter, who has scooped 353 digs this year. This is 100 digs than anyone else on her team, as Lassa has 193 digs, while senior Tracy Wright has 150 digs. The Huskies come into today’s match with a 9-10 overall record, looking to capture their first conference win in their fifth conference match.
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Giguere stops 39 shots in Avs' shutout of Bruins BOSTON (AP) — Everything seems to be going right for the Colorado Avalanche so far this season, and new coach Patrick Roy is setting the tone. Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 39 saves in his 37th NHL shutout, and the Avalanche stayed perfect with a 2-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. "The whole mentality is changing, our whole attitude," Giguere said. "We seem to believe in ourselves a little bit more. It is a different voice, and the guys seem to be responding to it right now." The Avalanche are 4-0 under Roy, their best mark since the franchise relocated from Quebec to Colorado for the 1995-96 season. "We are trying to make the playoffs and go as far as we can," Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly said. "We are approaching every game to learn and get better, and right now we are having success and
doing it." Giguere, in his first start of the season, made several sparkling saves. His best came midway through the second period when he stoned Patrice Bergeron on a 2-on-1 rush. O'Reilly gave the Avalanche the lead in the final minute of the first period and Matt Duchene sealed the win with an empty-net goal in the closing seconds. Andre Benoit and Duchene assisted on O'Reilly's goal. Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots for Boston and has allowed only three goals in three games. Boston was blanked for the first time in 72 games. "Sometimes you run into a hot goaltender, a team that's playing well ... and they did tonight," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. The Colorado goalie tandem of Giguere and Semyon Varlamov has allowed three goals in the club's four wins under Roy, a Hall of Fame
goalie during his playing career. O'Reilly put Colorado ahead 1-0 with a power-play goal with 41 seconds left in the first. He threw the puck toward the net and scored through traffic with a shot that Rask never saw. Duchene scored into an empty net with 25.7 seconds remaining after he hit two posts on another rush with under three minutes remaining. Colorado extended its point streak in Boston to eight games (6-0-2). It is the longest current winless streak against any opponent for Boston. "Their goalie obviously did a great job," Bruins defenseman Torey Krug said. "Shame on us for not scoring. We've got to step it up a bit." The Bruins will play at Columbus on Saturday in their first road game of the season. Colorado will wrap up its threegame road trip at Washington.
Colorado Avalanche's John Mitchell (7) eyes a loose puck after knocking down Boston Bruins' David Krejci during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
Men's tennis falls to 3-1 after loss Women's tennis to play at on Thursday against the Bobcats National Tennis Center in NY By Matt Zampini Campus Correspondent
The UConn men’s tennis team’s unbeaten streak came to an end on Thursday, as the Huskies lost 6-1 to the Quinnipiac Bobcats. With the loss on Thursday, the Huskies are now 3-1 during the fall season. UConn lost two out of the three doubles matches to drop a point to the Bobcats. In the No. 1 slot for doubles, senior Ryan Carr and junior Wayne Harrell won the only doubles match for UConn 8-3 by defeating Eric Ambrosio and Patrick Sell. In dual matches this year, the duo of Carr and Harrell are undefeated. The Bobcats then won the next two doubles matches.
The Huskies sent out freshman Chris Toner and sophomore Jacob Spreyer in the No. 2 spot. Sebastian Barbero and Kei Ezaka of Quinnipiac defeated them 8-3. In the No. 3 slot, UConn sent out sophomore Zac McEntee and Joshua Palmer and were defeated by Luke Roser and Ryoma Haraguchi 5-8. Going into the singles matches, the Huskies needed to win four out of the six remaining matches to get a victory. The Huskies sent out junior Wayne Harrell as their No 1. Harrell has been a stud for UConn all year, and he continued that on Thursday by coming from a set down to win his singles match. Harrell lost the first set 3-6 but then battled back to defeat Ezaka in the final two sets 6-3, 7-6 (4) to win the only point for UConn.
The No. 2 player for UConn was Spreyer. Spreyer has performed well for the Huskies this season after coming back from injury but dropped his match to Sell 6-7 (6), 2-6. The No. 3 and 4 players for the UConn were Carr and freshman Parker Goldstein. Carr lost his match to Ambrosio 0-6, 1-6 and Goldstein dropped his match to Barbero 1-6, 6-2, 2-6. UConn then sent out McEntee as their No. 5 player and Andrew Ginzberg as the No. 6 player. McEntee dropped his match to Roser by a score of 6-3, 3-6, 2-6. Ginzberg was defeated by Haraguchi 6-7 (4), 7-6 (9-7), 6-10. UConn’s last dual match of the fall season will be next Tuesday away at Marist College.
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their recent success. Despite falling behind early in the doubles matches against Quinnipiac last week, the The UConn women’s tennis Huskies were able to outlast team continues their their inter-state fall season this weekrivals. end at the National The entire team Tennis Center in New is full of talent York. The Huskies, and raring to go led by seniors Marie this weekend. Gargiulo, Lucy Freshmen Shea Nutting and Jennifer Flanagan and Learmonth, will look Emma Alderman to continue lead by ontinue to » Preview cimpress example in their as well. singles and doubles Flanagan was vicmatches. torious in both the singles Heading into this week- and doubles, along with end’s invitational in New Learmonth, last Monday. York, head coach Glenn Despite falling behind Marshall’s team seem to the Bobcats on Monday, primed to move forward with Marshall explained how
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pleased he was with his team to comeback. “We lost to Quinnipiac last year by a score of 6-1, so this was a great win for us,” said Marshall. “We lost the doubles point, but I was happy that the team responded very strong in our singles matches, winning five of the six,” continued Marshall. With the entire Huskies team contributing each week, they should continue to excel this weekend in New York. As the spring season rapidly approaches, improvement every week is pivotal to another solid year.
Overton off to a strong start to new season
SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) — Coming off his worst year, Jeff Overton opened the new PGA Tour season on a good note. Once he finally made a putt Thursday in the Frys.com Open, Overton felt as if he couldn't miss. Over the last 11 holes at CordeValle, he made three birdie putts over 25 feet and a 20-foot eagle putt when his gamble paid off on the par-5 ninth. He finished with a tapin birdie on the 18th for a 7-under 64 and a one-shot lead over Brian Harman. "It really helps if you can get off to a good start," Overton said. "It would be great if we can continue this thing and keep it rolling." Harman finished with backto-back birdies from short range and had eight birdies on his round. Kyle Stanley had a 66.
The group at 4-under 67 included Michael Putnam, who won the Web.com Tour money title last season to earn full status, and Brooks Koepka, the most traveled player at the Frys.com Open. This is the fourth tour Koepka has played this year. He earned his European Tour card by winning three times on the Challenge Tour. He also played a Web.com Tour event, and the Florida State alum is headed to China in two weeks for the BMW Masters. Ryo Ishikawa, who had to earn his card back at the Web.com Tour Finals, opened with a 69. Hideki Matsuyama, one of three players at the Presidents Cup last week, had a 70. The PGA Tour season is starting in October instead of January for the first time in history. The official season ends next September at the
Tour Championship, although there will be a six-week break leading to the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Officially, it was the start of the 2013-14 season Thursday. It was different from previous "season openers" in Kapalua. The temperature was struggling to climb past 50 degrees when Bryce Molder, wearing rain pants to cope with the morning chill, hit the first shot of the year. He yanked it left and nearly couldn't find it, which would have meant going back to the tee to his third short. The fairways weren't 80 yards wide. And it wasn't a tropical 80 degrees. Jhonattan Vegas felt even worse. He was on the putting green, in the third group, when he had to use the bathroom. He thought he had plenty of time. He was wrong. Vegas was a few seconds later to the
tee box, meaning a two-shot penalty. His first swing of the new season technically was for birdie from 412 yards away. He made par, plus two shots for a double bogey. "I was just caught off guard," he said. "It never crossed my mind I would be late to the tee. I made a mistake and I paid the price. It's not an easy way to start the year" He opened with a 76. Overton, who remains the only American to play in the Ryder Cup without ever having won on the PGA Tour, had a year in which just about everything went wrong. He didn't play in any of the majors for the first time since 2007. He was disqualified from Colonial when he thought he could use a training aid to practice putting when there was a delay at the turn. He opened with a 69 in the John
Deere Classic and had to withdraw when he felt shooting pain in his right wrist. And he was the alternate who didn't get in the PGA Championship, leading to a series of angry tweets toward the PGA of America for not giving him an exemption to a guy who played in the Ryder Cup at Wales three years earlier. Overton said only that "everything is all good" when asked about his relationship with the PGA of America. He hopes the same can be said about his game this year, especially after spending the last few months moving to a stronger grip to alleviate recurring pain in his left wrist. It worked beautifully on a sunny day in the foothills south of San Jose, especially the baby cut he hit into 20 inches on the 18th. The most important shot he hit all day might have been
a 6-foot putt for par on the seventh. Overton hit the ball so well on the first six holes that he had only one birdie attempt longer than 15 feet and missed everything. But he made the par putt on the seventh, and seeing the ball go into the hole was all it took to send him on his way. "Next I knew, I made everything," he said. "I saw the ball go in the hole one time, and was just chipping and putting it in — just everything. It was just one of those days that went my way at the end." He all had a gamble pay off, hitting 3-wood into the breeze from 244 yards to a green guarded by water. He aimed right and caught it perfectly with a draw, and the ball settled 20 feet away to set up eagle.
The Bears were up by 13 when New York's Brandon Jacobs ran it in from the 1 in the closing seconds of the third after Jennings got called for interference against Hakeem Nicks near the goal line. That cut it to 27-21, but Jennings made up for it in a big way when he picked off an overthrown pass by Manning intended for tight end Brandon Myers at the 12 with 1:54 left in the game. Cutler was 24 of 36 for 262 yards after throwing for 358 against New Orleans last week. Marshall played a huge role in this one after venting over a lack of catches against the Saints, finishing with nine receptions for 87 yards. Martellus Bennett had 68 yards on six catches against his former team, while Alshon Jeffery had just one reception after going off for a franchise-record 218 yards in the previous game. Robbie Gould kicked two field goals, including a 52-yarder in the third quarter that gave him 12 straight conversions from 50 or longer, and the Bears eased at least a few nerves, even if this win came
against one of the NFL's four winless teams The Giants came in clinging to the idea that they could claw their way back into the NFC East race because every team in the division has a losing record. It's hard to see that happening, the way they're playing. Manning, the owner of two championship rings, completed 14 of 26 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown, but he ran his league-leading total to 15 interceptions while matching last season's number. He had passes picked off on the first two possessions, with Jennings' 48-yard TD coming on the second one. Rueben Randle had 75 yards receiving and a touchdown for New York. Brandon Jacobs, starting for the injured David Wilson, ran for 106 yards and two scores, , but the Giants fell yet again. Cutler threw for 179 yards in the first two quarters, Marshall had 65 and the Bears racked up 227 yards in the opening half. The Giants (212 yards) moved the ball in the early going but had trouble
hanging onto the ball again — no surprise there. After all, they came in leading the league with 20 turnovers. The Bears, who had 14 takeaways when the night began, quickly added to that total. Zackary Bowman, starting for Charles Tillman (right knee injury), picked off a pass intended for Randle on the game's third play from scrimmage at the 36 and returned it to the New York 12. The Bears came away empty-handed on an incomplete pass from Cutler to Marshall on fourth-and-2 at the 4, but they quickly grabbed the lead on the Giants' next possession. Jennings got an easy interception on what looked like a miscommunication between Manning and Randle, returning it 48 yards for his second touchdown this season. The Giants then drove 80 yards to tie it at 7, with Jacobs dragging Corey Wootton and Jennings as he plowed in on a 4-yard run. Marshall, wearing lime green shoes in honor of mental health awareness week, put the Bears back on top with a 10-yard TD
catch in the opening minute of the second quarter to finish an 86-yard drive. New York quickly tied it when Randle stayed inbounds along the sideline on a 37-yard TD catch, but Chicago immediately answered with an 80-yard scoring drive, with Cutler connecting with Marshall on a 3-yard pass to make it 21-14. A 40-yard field goal by Gould in the closing seconds of the half extended the lead to 10, but there was some curious clock management along the way. The Bears let the seconds tick away rather than use their final timeout or spike the ball before several plays. They finally called time with the ball on the 28. Two plays later, Gould connected, making it 24-14. Already short-handed, the Bears' defense took another hit in the third quarter when middle linebacker D.J. Williams left the game with a chest injury. Chicago was also down a key piece in the secondary with Tillman missing his first game since the 2009 finale, and nose tackle Stephen Paea (turf toe) sat out his second straight game.
Bears beat Giants 27-21, leaving G-Men at 0-6
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler drops back to pass against the New York Giants
CHICAGO (AP) — Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall were simply too much to handle. So was Tim Jennings. Cutler threw two touchdown passes to Marshall, and Jennings had two of the Chicago Bears' three interceptions against Eli Manning in a 27-21 victory over the winless New York Giants on Thursday night. The Bears (4-2) snapped a two-
game slide following a 3-0 start. New York is 0-6 for the first time since the 1976 team dropped its first nine, a stunning turn for a franchise that won the Super Bowl two years ago. Cutler and Marshall were in tune early on, connecting for two touchdowns, and Jennings returned an interception 48 yards for a score as Chicago built a 24-14 halftime lead.
TWO Friday, October 11, 2013
What's Next Home game
Oct. 19 Cincinnati TBA
Oct. 15 Columbia 7 p.m.
In July of 1934, Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 for the return of the baseball he hit for his 700th career home run.
Oct. 26 UCF TBA
Oct. 19 Louisville 7 p.m.
» That’s what he said - New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty on the team’s matchup against Brees and the Sanits.
Nov. 8 Louisville 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 SMU TBA
First openly gay boxer fights for the world title
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Helping heal with dogs
Men’s Soccer (4-2-4) Tomorrow Memphis 7 p.m.
Stat of the day
“He’s a great player and we know Sunday he’s going to make some of his plays. We’ve just got to make some of ours.”
Football (0-4) Tomorrow USF Noon
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Oct. 22 Yale 7 p.m.
Oct. 26 Cincinnati 7 p.m.
Women’s Soccer (8-6-0) Oct. 17 Cincinnsti 7 p.m.
Today Temple 7 p.m.
Oct. 20 Louisville Noon
Oct. 24 Louisville 7 p.m.
Oct. 27 Memphis 7 p.m.
Field Hockey (10-1) Today Louisville 6 p.m.
Oct. 13 BU 2 p.m.
Volleyball Oct. 18 Temple 7 p.m.
Today Rutgers 7 p.m.
Oct. 23 Old Dominion Noon
Oct. 18 Oct. 20 Georgetown American 2 p.m. 1 p.m.
(9-10) Oct. 20 Memphis 2 p.m.
Oct. 25 Cincinnati 7 p.m.
Oct. 27 Louisville 1 p.m.
Women’s Hockey (0-3-0) Today Colgate 7 p.m.
Tomorrow Colgate 2 p.m.
Oct. 25 Rensselear 2 p.m.
Oct. 26 Rensselear 2 p.m.
Nov. 1 Vermont 2 p.m. AP
IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, poses with his dogs, Shug and Buttermilk. Franchitti has been released from a Houston hospital, four days after fracturing his spine and breaking his right ankle in an IndyCar Series crash.
Men’s Hockey (0-0-0) Oct. 18 Minnesota State 8:05 p.m.
Oct. 19 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Minnesota Union Army State 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 8:05 p.m.
Nov. 2 Sacred Heart 7:05 p.m.
Women’s Cross Country Tomorrow New Englands 3 p.m.
Oct. 19 Wisc. Adidas Inv. Noon
Oct. 25 Nov. 2 CCSU Mini Conference Meet Champ. 4 p.m. TBA
Nov. 15 East Regional 11 a.m.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Orlando Cruz won the fight of his life when he came out last year as the first openly gay fighter in boxing. Now he’s in a fight of another kind, a championship battle Saturday night that is the biggest bout of his professional career. “It’s my dream and it’s my time,” Cruz said. “I’ve been waiting a long time to fight for the championship and I plan to make history.” Cruz takes on fellow veteran Orlando Salido in a fight for a piece of the featherweight title on the undercard of Timothy Bradley’s fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. He’ll do it wearing rainbow colors on his boxing trunks, his way of showing support for others in the gay and lesbian community. “This is for all of them,” Cruz said. “But this is for me, too. It’s a beautiful opportunity for me, and it’s my moment.” The trunks have caused some controversy in his native Puerto Rico because the design is a Puerto Rican flag with the rainbow colors in place of the usual colors. But Cruz said his intention was always to honor his country while also making a statement for gay rights. “Some people are mad at me, but I don’t care,” he said. “I respect the Puerto Rican flag. There were no bad intentions in the design of the trunks.” The fight is the first title bout for the 32-year-old Cruz, who fought on the Puerto Rican Olympic team in 2000 but has struggled at times as a pro. He lost two straight fights in 2009-10 as he struggled to keep his sexuality private, but says he’s been a better and more focused fighter since coming out publicly a year ago. That showed in his last two outings, both wins, that got him a spot against Salido for the vacant WBO version of the 126-pound crown. It’s a fight that would draw little attention normally, but is more high profile because Cruz is the first active fighter to declare he is gay. Cruz said the response to his announcement was mostly positive, with former Olympic teammate Miguel Cotto among those who declared his support for him. He said his mother, who will be ringside for the fight, has been his strongest supporter. “My mom is my best friend, and the first person I talked to about my relationship,” he said. “She cried, but said that I’m her son and she doesn’t care about anything else.” Cruz is a left-hander who likes to use his movement in the ring to frustrate opponents but has never shown great power. He’s 20-2-1 with 10 knockouts but will be up against a Mexican with far more experience and two reigns as a champion. Salido said he has no problem with Cruz being gay and has respect for his decision to go public. “I admire him for coming out. It’s courageous,” Salido said. “But I am not treating him any differently than any other opponent. When I see him I see a man standing between me and a third world title.”
49ers’ Anquan Boldin to face former Arizona team SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — His black hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head and covering most of his face, Anquan Boldin stood at his locker Thursday staring back at a dozen or so reporters with a serious expression. No reason to dress up or soak in the spotlight. Boldin said it’s “just another week.” Sure it is. The wide receiver will be facing his former Arizona team for the second time Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers (3-2) host the Cardinals (3-2) in an NFC West showdown. Boldin spent his first seven seasons with Arizona before being traded to Baltimore for two draft picks following the 2009 season. Boldin also downplayed the reunion leading up to his first meeting against the Cardinals in 2011 in Baltimore. He took out any lingering feelings on the field, catching seven passes for 145 yards to rally the Ravens past Arizona 30-27. Boldin sees no reason to be sentimental this week. After all, he said, the franchise he played for in Arizona — and helped lead to the Super Bowl after the 2008 season, when the Cardinals lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers — has had so many changes it’s almost unrecognizable now. “I don’t know any of those guys. Probably about two guys remain,” Boldin said. Plenty has changed for him as well since his days in the Arizona desert. Boldin won the Super Bowl with the Ravens in February. He was trad-
ed to the NFC champion 49ers in the offseason for a sixth-round draft pick in a cost-cutting move by Baltimore. And at age 33, he’s become Colin Kaepernick’s No. 1 target with so many injuries to other wide receivers, notably Michael Crabtree, who will be out until at least November rehabbing a torn right Achilles tendon. “Anquan has been everything we expected and then some,” 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman said. Boldin leads San Francisco with 26 receptions and 393 yards. But he has caught just one touchdown pass since the season opener, when he had 13 catches for 208 yards and a score in a win over Green Bay. What the 49ers love most about Boldin is that, whether the team wins or loses, his demeanor never changes. The same qualities that defined him earlier in his career— he’s smart, savvy and plays with an attitude — are still a driving force in the locker room and in the huddle in San Francisco. “Sometimes it kind of comes off as quiet or even a little angry, but he’s just serious about winning and serious about his job and I love that about him,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said on a conference call with Arizona reporters this week. “I really don’t think I exaggerate this when I say it, but with the kind of presence that he has, he would very much make a great senator. I think Senator Boldin is something that could be in his future because he cares about people, he’s very smart and he’s got extremely high character.”
Anquan Boldin is treating his first face off against former Arizona team as just another day
San Francisco will settle for what Boldin has done on the field for now. Boldin’s production this season has been tied mostly to the health of tight end Vernon Davis, who has 14 receptions for 224 yards and four touchdowns. Boldin’s best games have come when Davis played — and played well — to ease the pressure from the constant double-teams defenses throw at one of them. That was a familiar script during Boldin’s time in Arizona, too. He teamed with Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald to form one of the NFL’s best tandems. The two still found success with-
out each other. And they remain friends off the field, including going to Africa on a relief mission this offseason. But Sunday will be different. “This will probably be the first time that I don’t want to see him go completely off,” Fitzgerald told Arizona reporters. Boldin has spoken fondly of his time in Arizona, though he was in no mood to reminisce Thursday. Even though he has played for three different teams, he said his career has stayed on track since he was selected in the second round out of Florida State in 2003 by the Cardinals.
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P.11: First openly gay boxer fights for the world title/ P.10: Men’s tennis suffers tough loss/ P.9 Women’s hockey looks for first win
No. 8 Louisville survives Rutgers
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville intercepted passes on back-to-back drives in the fourth quarter, the second by Terell Floyd to set up Teddy Bridgewater’s 6-yard touchdown pass that clinched the Cardinals’ 24-10 victory over Rutgers on Thursday night. Defense was the story for the eighth-ranked Cardinals (6-0, 2-0 American Athletic Conference), who had four interceptions, sacked Gary Nova eight times and held Rutgers to 12 yards rushing. Safety Calvin Pryor led Louisville’s stifling effort with 14 tackles and a fourth-quarter interception in holding the Scarlet Knights to 240 yards. The Cardinals needed that performance to offset Bridgewater’s off night. The junior completed 21 of 31 passes for 310 yards and two touchdowns, but he also threw an interception and fumbled early in the fourth quarter. Rutgers (4-2, 1-1) couldn’t take advantage of those miscues in seeing its four-game winning streak end and losing a fourth straight time to the Cardinals, who temporarily took control of first place in the AAC. Nova completed 19 of 39 passes for 202 yards. Damian Copeland had career highs of eight receptions and 115 yards, and Senorise Perry ran for 104 yards and a TD on 13 carries in Louisville’s 461-yard effort. But it took pickoffs by Pryor and Floyd to help preserve a lead that was tenuous in the second half. Bridgewater didn’t have one of his sharper games before 55,168 and 26 scouts from 20 NFL teams looking at a likely first-round draft choice in April. He overthrew his receivers several times — including one 5 yards out of bounds to an open Copeland in the fourth quarter that would have put the Cardinals inside the 5 — and had an interception in the end zone. Floyd’s interception gave Bridgewater a chance to close strong, and he hit Eli Rogers for the clinching touchdown to send a huge crowd home happy in the final meeting between the schools as conference members. Louisville is headed to the Atlantic Coast Conference next season, while Rutgers is bound for the Big Ten. The series finale had Cardinals coach Charlie Strong lamenting the end of a highly competitive rivalry. But it didn’t change the bottom line of getting the upper hand in a conference race that figures to involve both schools. And typical of recent meetings, it was decided late. The similarities between the schools added intrigue, especially with both averaging at least 40 points per game. Rutgers and Louisville also came in ranked 3-4 in run defense, forcing Bridgewater and Scarlet Knights counterpart Nova to lead their teams with the passing game. For Bridgewater, it was a chance to show his Heisman Trophy credentials to a national audience as well as those NFL. However, the junior was missing his favorite target in top receiver DeVante Parker, whose injured right shoulder sustained last week at Temple left him watching from the sideline in street clothes. Disappointing as it was for Louisville to be without the speedy deep threat, Bridgewater has spread the ball around to at least seven receivers in each game and hit five in the first half en route to 154 yards on 10-of-14 passing. But in leading 17-7 at halftime, the Cardinals balanced running and passing to score on three of their first four possessions while their defense held the Scarlet Knights to just 1 yard rushing and intercepted Nova twice.
Friday, October 11, 2013
TIGERS ON THE PROWL UConn takes on Memphis in search of second straight win By Mike Corasaniti Senior Staff Writer
In a battle of cats and dogs, the UConn men’s soccer team will take on the new conference rival Memphis Tigers tomorrow, after earning their first conference victory of the season Wednesday night. The Huskies (4-2-4, 1-0-3 American) jumped to an early lead against Rutgers Wednesday night after redshirt senior Colin Bradley scored his first career goal on a 16th minute penalty kick. 4-2-4 UConn was able to stymie the Rutgers offense for the remainder of the game to preserve the 1-0 victory, the first for the Huskies as a member of the American Athletic Conference. Even more impres7-4-1 sively, UConn defeated Sat., 7 p.m. Rutgers without its two captains in the lineup. Morrone Star goalkeeper Andre Stadium. Blake and last season’s leading scorer Mamadou Doudou Diouf were both sidelined Wednesday night due to injuries. Memphis (7-4-1, 2-2-0 American) has had even success so far in conference play, with multiple goal wins over both South Florida and Cincinnati. The Tigers fell to both Central Florida (who UConn tied 2-2 on Oct. 5) and Rutgers (who UConn beat 1-0 Wednesday) dropping them to 3-3 over their last six games after a 4-1-1 start to their season.
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UConn senior Collin Bradley fights to head the ball with a Rutgers player. Bradley scored his first career goal on a penalty kick Wednesday night. From Bradley’s penalty kick UConn was able to defeat Rutgers 1-0, thus allowing the Huskies first conference win.
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Field hockey plays two at home after first loss By Jack Mitchell Staff Writer
The No. 2 UConn field hockey team continues its homestand tonight, taking on Big East rival No. 15 Louisville at the George J. Sherman Family Sports complex. The Huskies (10-1) dropped two places in the most recent National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association poll released on Oct. 8 – falling from No. 2 to No. 4 – after losing their first game of the season 4-3 in overtime to No. 9 Boston College on Oct. 6. A bright spot from the weekend was when UConn junior forward Chloe Hunnable was named Big East Offensive Player of the Week for the fifth time in her career. Hunnable finished with a hat trick and an assist against Providence on Oct. 5, and currently leads the team in goals with 11 and points with 25. “Our team will look to build on the positives from this past weekend,” head coach Nancy Stevens said. “We earned our third conference win and played a great
game against Boston College. Two of our goals were disallowed by the umpires for no obvious reason, which was very frustrating. That being said, good teams must be resilient and rise above all challenges.” UConn’s resilience is sure to be tested tonight against the Cardinals (10-2), a team that brings an undefeated conference record and a six-game winning streak to Storrs. Louisville’s last loss came on Sept. 14, and the team is flying high offensively, averaging four goals per game over its last six contests. The Cardinals have a 2-2 record against ranked opponents this season, with wins against No. 17 Temple and No. 20 Old Dominion and losses to No. 7 Virginia and No. 16 Michigan. “They are solid in all phases of the game,” Stevens said regarding the Cardinals. “Corner execution will be a deciding factor for both teams. In-game adjustments will be important, as both teams are capable of showing different looks in presses, outlets and defensive
corner schemes.” The Huskies follow up Friday’s game with another at home on Sunday against regional rival Boston University (7-4). The Terriers, who compete in the Patriot League, gave No. 9 Boston College a close game on Sept. 13 before falling to the Eagles in a tight 1-0 matchup. “Boston University always plays us close, and it has been a strong regional rivalry for our program,” Stevens said. “Their roster includes seven international players who will contribute to the high level play on Sunday.” Although UConn’s undefeated run has come to an end, the Huskies’ winning drive remains undeterred, with special attention still being paid to conference matchups – the pipeline to the Big East Tournament. “Every team wants to win every game. I feel the pressure is the same whether you are undefeated or not,” Stevens said. “We do our best to approach each game as a one game season. It stands alone. Only four teams qualify for the conference tournament, so each conference win
ed both Houston and SMU. Currently sitting in sixth in the conference, the Huskies have the toughest two-game stretch of their season out of the way, and will now look to battle for position in preparation for the conference tournament. Leading the way for UConn is dynamic freshman Rachel Hill. With the departure of Danielle Schulmann after the 2012 season, the Huskies were left without one of their top offensive threats. But replacing Schulmann up top is New Hampshire all-time leading scorer in girls soccer, a forward who compiled 151 goals over four years. Hill has picked up at UConn where she left off in New Hampshire. The former All-New England selection has 10 goals in 14 games, trailing only Louisville’s Charlyn Corral – who has 11 goals in 12 games – for the conference lead. With the exception of last weekend, UConn has also been anchored in the back by the play of freshman
goalkeeper Emily Armstrong. Armstrong, a transfer from Boston College, has started all 14 games for the Huskies, allowing only 16 goals, seven of them in the two games in Florida. The defense in front of Armstrong has been tough to beat in front of her, allowing only 61 shots to reach the goal. Armstrong’s 45 saves are the fifth most in the American, and she is second in the conference with five shutouts. Meanwhile, Temple goalkeeper Shauni Kerkhoff has been one of the conference’s top goalkeepers, despite the Owls’ lackluster record. Kerkhoff ranks second in the conference with 53 saves and first with seven shutouts. The problem for Kerkhoff is that her offense has done little to help her get results for Temple. The Owls have 14 goals in 2013, three more than Hill by herself. Ingrid Mello, a freshman from Brazil, leads Temple with four goals.
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UConn forward Chloe Hunnable was named Big East Offensive Player of the Week for the fifth time as a Husky. Hunnable leads the team in scoring and points this season.
has special importance.” The Huskies will square off against No. 14 Louisville at 6 p.m.
tonight and Boston University on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Women’s soccer looks to break losing streak By Tim Fontenault Sports Editor
The UConn women’s soccer team started play in the American Athletic Conference with six points after its first two games, the first time it had accomplished that feat in conference play since 2007. Then Florida happened. After getting blown out by Central Florida and losing in double overtime to South Florida, UConn (8-6-0, 2-2-0 the American) returns home to right the ship when it takes on Temple at Morrone Stadium on Friday night. The Owls (6-6-1, 1-3-0 the American) opened play in the American with a 2-0 win over Houston on Sept. 26 before three straight losses to Southern Methodist, South Florida and Central Florida. UConn has played the same four teams to open the season, but defeat-
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Rachel Hill helped the Huskies beat La Salle as she ran past a defender on Oct. 19.
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SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS AT UCONN HUSKIES OCTOBER 12, 2013 – Noon, SNY RENTSCHLER FIELD, EAST HARTFORD
Weist, Boyle prepare for new roles Page 4
UConn and USF Depth Charts Page 2
Team Breakdowns Page 3
Huskies continue search for first win Page 4
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RENTSCHLER FIELD, EAST HARTFORD – OCT. 12, 2013 – Noon, SNY
When UConn Has The Ball ... Mark Joyce #26
Nate Goodwin #36
Reshard Cliett #16
DeDe Lattimore #34
Nigel Harris #57
UCONN IMPACT PLAYERS Quarterback Tim Boyle
Boyle will be making his first career start against South Florida. The true freshman threw for 2,500 yards and 24 touchdowns last year for three-time defending Class LL state champion, Xavier.
Linebacker Yawin Smallwood
Kenneth Durden #23
Tevin Mims #99
Elkino Watson #53
Luke Sager #92
Aaron Lynch #19
Brandon Salinas #31
WR Geremy Davis #85
Jimmy Bennett #72
Steve Greene #69
Alex Mateas #73
Gus Cruz #65
K Chad Christen #13 P Cole Wagner #86 KR Lyle McCombs #43 PR Brian Lemelle #84
With Shakim Phillips out due to a hamstring injury, Davis has stepped up as UConn’s No. 1 receiver. Davis has 19 catches for 308 yards in 2013, averaging 77 yards per game.
Dalton TE WR Gifford Kamal #78 Sean McQuillan Abrams #49 #9
Safety Obi Melifonwu
Melifonwu was thrust into a starting position for the season opener due to an injury to Andrew Adams, and the freshman has earned the starting spot with 26 total tackles and two interceptions.
Tim Boyle #14
Wide receiver Geremy Davis
Matt Walsh #36
Smallwood is the heart of the Huskies’ defense. The redshirt junior is currently second in the nation with 13.8 total tackles per game. Smallwood is on the watch list for the Bednarik Award.
Running back Lyle McCombs
Lyle McCombs #43 Head Coach: T.J. Weist, interim This Year: 0-0 Overall: 0-0
Depth charts accurate as of Wednesday, Oct. 12.
When South Florida Has The Ball ...
USF IMPACT PLAYERS
Obi Melifonwu #20
Quarterback Bobby Eveld
The Bulls have relied on two quarterbacks this season. Eveld has completed 42.9 percent of his passes for 327 yards and two touchdown passes.
Running Back Marcus Shaw Five games into the 2013 season, Shaw has already carried the ball nearly twice as many times as any of his first three seasons. The senior has rushed for 552 yards and two TDs.
Byron Jones #16
Quarterback Steven Bench
Andre Davis #81
The redshirt senior has been the marquee defensive player for USF this year, compiling 45 total tackles and an interception through the first five games of the season.
Yawin Smallwood #33
LB Jesse Joseph #91
Julien Campenni #90
Shamar Stephen #59
Tim Willman #51
Taylor Mack #29
Sean Price #12
Darrell Williams #76
Brynjar Gudmundsson #66
Austin Reiter #78
Austin Reiter #78
Quinterrius Eatmon #70
Bench’s numbers are not far behind Eveld’s for the Bulls. The sophomore has completed 42.3 percent of his passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns.
Linebacker DeDe Lattimore
Ryan Donohue #52
Ty-Meer Brown #15
Jefferson Ashiru #32
Wide receiver Andre Davis
A native of Tampa, Davis is the primary receiving target for the Bulls. Davis has 247 yards and a touchdown. His 17 catches are nine more than the next closest receiver.
McCombs was a freshman All-American in 2011, but has struggled to put up solid numbers this season. UConn is last in rushing with 47.8 yards per game. McCombs averages 50 and has two TDs.
SPECIAL TEAMS K Marvin Kloss, No. 27 P Mattias Ciabatti, No. 49 KR Derrick Hopkins, No. 87 PR Kenneth Durden, No. 23
Ryan Eppes #36
WR Deonte Welch #83
Steven Bench #2
RB Marcus Shaw #20
Head Coach: Willie Taggert, 1st season This Year: 1-4 (1-0 American) Overall: 17-24
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Defense wins games. Yawin Smallwood will lead the defense.
USF’s underachieving defense can’t contain a motivated UConn team.
The Huskies will be chomping at the bit to make a fresh start.
BREAKING DOWN THE HUSKIES OFFENSE
Entering Saturday, the Huskies will be led by a true-freshman starter with no game experience and a running game that ranks dead last in the country. However, Tim Boyle has shown enough in training camp and in practice to prove the coaching staff that he can be an improvment from Chandler Whitmer. So far, Boyle hasn’t proved anything on gameday, but interim head coach T.J. Weist loves his maturity, intelligence and presence in the pocket. As far as the running game goes, what was once the UConn bread-and-butter has now become a nightmare. Whether it be Lyle McCombs, Max DeLorenzo or Deshon Foxx carrying the ball, the Huskies have struggled to pick up yards on the ground this season. For the most part, that’s due to a porous offensive line. But with the coaching changes during the off week came Mike Foley’s move from tight end coach to the offensive line, and both Weist and the linemen have raved about his work thus far. Perhaps there could be some improvement on the
By Matt Stypulkoski Associate Sports Editor
Though this year’s version of the UConn defense may not be quite as strong as in years past, it has still been the saving grace of this season thus far. The Huskies rank just outside the top 50 defenses in the country yards allowed per game. In large part, that can be chalked up to the presensce of linebacker Yawin Smallwood, who anchors the unit. Smallwood, a redshirt junior, leads the American Athletic Yawin Smallwood, LB. Conference and ranks second in the country with 13.8 tackles per game. Safeties Obi Melifonwu and Ty-Meer Brown have also had strong seasons for UConn and help account for the team’s spot as the 19th-ranked passing defense in the nation.
SPECIAL TEAMS X FACTORS
Special teams have been the deciding factor in UConn-South Florida games before – Dave Teggart hit game-winning field goals for the Huskies in both 2009 and 2010 – and they certainly could play a factor again in this year’s game. So far in 2013, the kicking game has been suspect for UConn. Kicker Chad Christen has hit five of his seven attempts, but did miss what turned out to be a crucial 46-yard attempt against Michigan. More importantly, Cole Wagner has struggled to punt the ball effectively, which has cost the Huskies yards in the field position battle. His 38.3 yards per punt ranks No. 87 nationally out of 93 qualifying punters. As for the punt return game, freshman Brian Lemelle has shown that he can find a seam, but has also shown a propensity for putting the ball on the ground. Kick returns have been a near non-factor for UConn thus far and Deshon Foxx, who’s done the bulk of the work in that department, ranks 99th nationally in kick return yards.
Come Saturday, the biggest intangibles for the Huskies will be their own desire to bounce back after a poor performance that saw the firing of their head coach and how they respond to the style of the new man in charge, T.J. Weist. Over the past week and a half, Weist has proven that he is more of an inyour-face, energetic type leader than his predecesor and that has resulted in a different, more upbeat tone in T.J. Weist practice, according to the players. But if that renewed spirit and energy doesn’t translate to the field over the course of the next eight games, beginning against USF, it will make little difference. UConn needs to step up for itself and for its new coach, starting now.
BREAKING DOWN THE BULLS OFFENSE
Quarterback Steven Bench and running back Marcus Shaw both had to come out of Saturday’s game against Cincinnati with injuries. The losses should prove to be tough for an offense that has put fewer than 17 points per game through their first five games. Both players were questionable as of Tuesday. The quarterback position has been in question for the majority of the season for the Bulls, becoming only more muddled with Bench’s injury. Senior Bobby Eveld has seen the second most playing time this season after Bench and should likely get the nod for USF this weekend. Eveld has two touchdowns and an interception on the season. The rushing game has not been as successful as the Bulls would have liked it to be either, especially considering the possible loss of Shaw for this weekend’s game. USF averages only 120 rushing yards per game, and their leading rusher behind Shaw, junior Michael Pierre, has only 96 yards on 31 carries so far this season.
By Mike Corasaniti Senior Staff Writer
South Florida has given up an average of 34.2 points per game so far this season, so an unproductive UConn offense is a sight for sore eyes. The Bulls gave up two fourth quarter touchdown passes against Cincinnati but were able to come up clutch when it mattered most, stopping the Bearcats in the red zone with under seven minutes left to play in the game. Senior DeDe Lattimore, who leads the team with 45 tackles on the season, and freshman defensive back Nate Godwin also came up big in Saturday’s win. Godwin scored what proved to be a crucial touchdown after a blocked field goal. Godwin has been productive all season with 16 tackles. Mark Joyce leads the team with two interceptions so far this season, but the secondary has been greatly unremarkable overall. Senior defensive end Ryne Giddens leads the Bulls with two sacks on the season.
Kicker Marvin Kloss was named the American’s Special Teams Player of the Week after he kicked four field goals for the Bulls in their first victory of the season against Cincinnati last weekend, including one from 52-yards away (his second from more than 50 yards away this season). In fact, considering that Kloss hasn’t missed a single field goal for the Bulls all season through nine attempts, he just may be the most potent offensive weapon USF has. Derrick Hopkins has been the core of USF’s kick return. Hopkins has returned 12 kicks this season for an average of more than 20 yards per return. Hopkins has also picked up eight receptions on the season at wide receiver. Punter Matti Ciabatti has averaged 40.4 yards per punt through USF’s first five games. The Bulls have been forced to punt 31 times this season.
X FACTORS Junior wide receiver Andre Davis is easily USF’s most reliable target no matter who is behind center. Davis leads the Bulls’ receiving core in receptions and yards through the team’s first five games with an average of 14.5 yards per catch. Running back Michael Pierre could step into a huge role for the Bulls if usual starter Marcus Shaw doesn’t recover quickly enough from injury. Pierre has had limited playing time so far this season, but did manage to pick up 61 yards on 16 carries when called upon this past weekend. Senior DeDe Lattimore leads the team in tackles and even picked off Florida Atlantic quarterback Jaquez Johnson in South Florida’s Sept. 14 loss. Look to Lattimore for any big defensive plays for USF this weekend; he’ll be hungry to get after a freshman quarterback looking to make a name for himself.
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Huskies continue search for first win By Tim Fontenault Sports Editor
Homecoming is a time to remember the past, to think about the way things used to be. But with a new coach and a new quarterback leading UConn into its first ever American Athletic Conference game, Homecoming brings a new beginning for the Huskies – a changing of the guard that it hopes will lead into a brighter future. Twelve days after the firing of Paul Pasqualoni, interim head coach T.J. Weist and freshman quarterback Tim Boyle will lead the 0-4 Huskies onto the field at Rentschler Field in search of their first win of the season. Standing in UConn’s way will be their biggest rival in the new conference, a familiar foe from the days of old: South Florida. After two straight 5-7 seasons and a 0-4 start in 2013, UConn decided to part ways with Pasqualoni. The Cheshire native replaced Randy Edsall after the Huskies trip to the Fiesta Bowl following the 2010 season. While Edsall’s career at UConn was a steady upward climb, Pasqualoni’s was a rapid, destructive fall. At 0-4 and entering a bye week, athletic director Warde Manuel decided the time was right to make the move, and Weist, entering his first head coaching gig, is ready to take the field. “We’re excited about getting out on the field at the Rent on Saturday at noon, 12:08, and to get our first win and start off this conference 1-0,” Weist said. When the Huskies take the field on Saturday, there will be an easily recognizable change on offense, as Boyle, a 6’4” freshman from Middletown will replace 6’1” junior Chandler Whitmer at quarterback. Whitmer, who was also the starter in 2012, has completed 55 percent of his passes for 896
yards and five touchdowns, but Weist says that he, Pasqualoni and quarterback coach Shane Day all felt the time was right to move Boyle into the starting role, and that the plan was to start him Saturday even before Pasqualoni was fired. “Tim’s ready,” Weist said. “He’s responded well. He’s shown the maturity that we saw in him coming out of high school, that I’ve seen with him since he stepped on campus. Every day he knows he has to get better; he knows he has to get better in the next four days. From an experience standpoint, he gets more mature every day, like every young man does, but he’s shown good pocket presence – good grasp, intelligence of game plan, of the things we want to do.” Having played for Xavier, one of the premier high school programs in Connecticut, Boyle is no stranger to the spotlight. During his four years at the allboys school in Middletown, the Falcons won three straight CIAC Class LL state titles. The Middlefield native was a standout during his junior and senior seasons. During his junior year, Boyle shared the quarterback duties, throwing for 850 yards and 15 touchdowns in six games. In his senior season, he stole the show, throwing for nearly 2,500 yards and 24 touchdowns, including a 94-yard strike against Norwich Free Academy in the championship game at Rentschler Field, where he is about to make his debut for the football team he grew up cheering for. UConn has struggled to find consistency at the quarterback position since Shelton native Dan Orlovsky carried the Huskies to their first ever bowl game and bowl victory in 2004. For a player with the statewide reputation carried by Boyle, the expectations are high, but he is not letting that distract him, and prefers to look at the advantages he has based on
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UConn punt returner Brian LeMelle tries to break a tackle against Michigan during a 24-21 loss on Sept. 21 at Rentschler Field. The Huskies return to Rentschler on Saturday against South Florida, the first game for interim head coach T.J. Weist and quarterback Tim Boyle.
his Rentschler experiences. “Definitely just being familiar with the environment at Rentschler will help me a lot,” Boyle said. “I’ve heard it loud; obviously the Michigan game was really loud. Definitely playing there for four games of my own – three state championships and the All Star Game and the four that we’ve played here at UConn – will definitely help me with the atmosphere and feeling comfortable when it comes to game time.” The last time Boyle was on the field against South Florida was in 2007, when he was 13 years old. Boyle was one of the many fans who stormed the field after the Huskies knocked off then-No. 11 South Florida, the first ranked team UConn had ever defeated. “It’s cool,” Boyle said. “It’s ironic, but I don’t want to think about it too much. I’m just a quarterback trying to play football, and I just want to play the next game and just try to get the W for
this team.” For much of 2013, the Huskies and Bulls have been the laughing stock of college football, finding ways to lose in similar fashion. UConn and USF are 119th and 120th in total offense and 97th and 100th in total defense respectively. The Huskies average 18 points per game; the Bulls average 16.8. Those totals are 109th and 114th respectively out of 123 programs. Both teams also opened 2013 with a loss to a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) program. The Huskies lost to Towson by 15 points, while the Bulls fell to McNeese State by 32. But while UConn has had two weeks to prepare for the Bulls, USF is flying high after upsetting Cincinnati, pulling out a 26-20 victory over the Bearcats. The victory will help to boost the Bulls’ confidence, but South Florida won the game without scoring an offensive touchdown.
Marvin Kloss, the American’s Special Teams Player of the Week, kicked four field goals, and the Bulls returned both a blocked field goal and a fumble recovery for touchdowns. But despite the fact that South Florida has struggled under new head coach Willie Taggart and with the knowledge that Shaw and Bench might not play, Weist expects the Bulls to give UConn everything they have. “They’re a well-coached team,” Weist said. “I know that because I know the staff. I know how they coach. I know their mentality. I know their style. You watch them on film and you watch their games, you can tell that they’re well coached. They’re athletic.” Kickoff is scheduled for noon Saturday and will be televised on SNY. The game is the American’s “Game of the Week” and will be televised throughout all the major markets in the conference.
head coach has required some saw in him coming out of adjustment. high school and have seen “It’s more of handing all with him since he stepped the other things a head coach on campus…he gets more has to do,” Weist said of the mature every day.” balancing act. “The football In addition to his maturity, is fairly – I’m not going to Boyle’s presence, ability to say easy, but it’s natural to make plays and football intelme. It’s juggling all the press ligence have endeared him to conferences, radio shows, the coaching staff and earned everything else that a head him the chance to start, Weist coach has to do that a coor- said. dinator doesn’t have to do, Also working in the fresha position coach man’s favor is his doesn’t have to do, familiarity with and still being able playing at Rentschler to coach football.” Field, which he got Boyle’s familiar the chance to do durterritory ing his high school Like Weist, freshdays. man quarterback playNotebook ing“Definitely Tim Boyle will there for four face a new set of games of my own,” challenges on Saturday as he Boyle said, “playing in four assumes the starting role, tak- games – the three state chaming over for junior Chandler pionships and the All-Star Whitmer after just four Game – and the four that games. we’ve played at UConn will Boyle, who attended Xavier definitely help me with the High School in Middletown, atmosphere and feeling comhas drawn positive reviews fortable when it comes to from his coach thus far for game time.” his work in practice. Boyle is 17 of 37 with three “Tim’s ready,” Weist said. touchdowns and four inter“He’s responded well. He’s ceptions in those four games shown the maturity that we on the Rentschler turf. More
importantly, he is 4-0 in those games. Of course, high school statistics against high school competition matter little in a practical sense at the collegiate level, but the confidence boost they can provide is certainly a bonus. Recent rivalry In the last handful of years, UConn and South Florida have had something of a rivalry on the football field. Though the two schools are neither traditional powers nor rivals in the historical sense, the Bulls and Huskies have taken part in some close, meaningful games as of late. UConn has won three of the last four matchups, but USF got the upper hand in the series last season. All four games were decided by seven points or fewer and only one – the 2009 game – featured more than 35 total points. Among those contests was the famous “snow game” in which Dave Teggart kicked a last second field goal to give the Huskies a 29-27. Teggart again came through with some last-minute magic the next year, in 2010, when
his 52-yarder sent UConn to a 19-16 win and a berth in the Fiesta Bowl. This year, however, both teams have struggled mightily in the first third of the season. While the Huskies find themselves 0-4 and near the bottom of the national list in just about every offensive statistic, USF enters at 1-4 and has had issues with turnovers. Though the Bulls are coming off a surprising 26-23 win against Cincinnati, their offense did not score a touchdown in the game. Instead, they relied heavily on special teams and defense – a field goal return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery that also went for six – to do the scoring. Given the two teams’ propensity for ugly offense – UConn ranks No. 119 in total offense and USF ranks No. 120 out of 123 schools – coupled with capable defenses, Saturday’s matchup has the potential to be another close, low-scoring battle.
Weist, Boyle prepare for new roles By Matt Stypulkoski Associate Sports Editor
He may be new to his role, but T.J. Weist already seems more than at ease in fulfilling some of his duties unrelated to football. One of those, of course, is speaking to the media, which the interim head coach did on Tuesday for his first pregame press conference. “So I suppose I make an opening statement,” Weist quipped to begin the press conference. “Is that how this works?” That kind of sly humor was on display throughout the 30 minute question-and-answer session, as Weist joked that he needed to “go back and see how Bill Belichick handled injuries” when asked about the status of wide receiver Shakim Philips. And though he seemed to enjoy putting his public speaking skills on display – Weist urged reporters to ask more questions at the end of the press conference with a chiding, “Come on, that’s it?” – he did admit that being