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STEVENS STANDS ALONE Field hockey coach becomes NCAA’s alltime wins leader. SPORTS/ page 12 EDITORIAL: State needs to be more diligent in licensing daycare centers Connecticut should be more attentive to infractions and code violations. COMMENTARY/page 4 rainbow center to offer free hiv testing Students can visit the Student Union tonight for a rapid HIV test. NEWS/ page 2
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By Jackie Wattles and Kyle Constable Associate News Editor and Staff Writer A University of Connecticut student who was indicted for his alleged involvement with a hacking group known as Anonymous made his first appearance in court on Friday. Anthony Tadros, who is a computer science major set to graduate in December, made the more than 300 mile trek to a US district court in Alexandria, Va. this weekend for an initial hearing. “(T)he hearing was simply for those indicted to request a court appointed attorney and to notify me of pretrial conditions,” Tadros, who has also worked as a security analyst at UConn, said Sunday. Tadros said he does not yet have an attorney, and will appear back in the Virginia court next Friday, Oct. 18. Tadros has not yet entered a plea, but he could face fines or a prison sentence if convicted. On Oct. 3, Tadros, along with 12 other individuals, was indicted by a grand jury for alleged involvement in a hack-
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UConn student Anthony Tadros allegedly was a member of a cyberterrorism group called Anonymous (logo pictured above), where he played a role in what the group called Operation Payback, committing Distributed Denial of Service attacks on major websites in 2010.
ing scheme dubbed “Operation Payback.” Tadros, at 22, is the youngest of those indicted, but the accused range in ages of up to 65 and come from all over the country.
According to the indictment letter, Tadros is accused of helping to orchestrate an attack on MasterCard’s website using the moniker “Winslow.” The attack, known in technical circles as a
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Australian exchange students choose UConn for American experience “Lip Sync is exactly what we came for,” said exchange student Josh Lucas. “No, don’t This article is part of a type that,” interrupted his friend series profiling this semester’s Ivan Parker, “talk about basketexchange students and their ball or something.” The two friends are on experience at UConn. exchange at UConn from Australia. What Lucas intended by referring to Lip Sync was that they choose to come to UConn to have the American college experience, which to them is being at a campus where students are involved and where there is more than one type of hat with the school logo on it to pick from. Both are from Sydney but go to different schools ANNIE PANCAK/The Daily Campus in Australia Australian exchange students Ivan Parker (left) and Josh Lucas – Lucas at the (right) are at UConn in search of the American college experi- University of ence. Melbourne and
Parker at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. They wanted to study abroad together under the criteria that they were in the U.S., were on the same campus, and had a similar accommodation. UConn was the only university that both of their schools had a partnership with in the U.S., Lucas said. They were able to be roommates, but to their surprise, that meant sleeping in the same room. Parker explained that in Australia people share houses or apartments but typically have their own room. He has not shared a room since he was 7 years old with his twin sister, he said. “We’re mates anyways,” Lucas said. The two have been friends for eight years and traveled to India together with another friend at the beginning of this year. They said they share a passion for traveling, and are headed to Toronto this weekend to see recording artist “The Weeknd.” After the semester
maintenance workers told him he had an order from the president’s office to power wash the chalk. SSDP Chief Financial Officer Tyler Williams said that they were upset because members had spent hours the night before chalking. A Facebook post by SSDP read “Censorship? Check. Freedom of Speech? Violated.” University Spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said President
Herbst did not order the chalking to be removed. “President Herbst absolutely has not ordered any removal of chalking either for homecoming weekend or any other event at any time,” said Reitz. “Whoever said it was a direct order from her is categorically mistaken.” SSDP members were chalking messages such as “10 Rules for Dealing With the Police” to promote their Know Your Rights event.
By Annie Pancak Staff Writer
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, aims to temporarily disable a web server by repeatedly sending its host a certain message. The message sent by
Anonymous was one of protest. In December 2010, the hacking group carried out a series of these campaigns against banking websites – including PayPal and Visa, after the companies shut off service to WikiLeaks, an organization that publishes secret government documents. Tadros will continue his studies while the matter is settled in court. However, his current court-ordered restrictions include “limited use of computer with internet access except as allowed by a probation officer,” he cannot leave Connecticut unless it is to travel to a court appearance in Virginia, and Tadros cannot have a firearm in his home. At his Oct. 18 court appearance, a trial date will be set unless Tadros chooses to accept a plea bargain. Tadros began working for UConn in March of 2011 when he accepted a job at the University Information Technology Services Business Office. “Over my time there, I worked as a database manager, I converted their entire project management database from
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UConn field hockey’s Nancy Stevens becomes all-time winningest Division I coach
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With Friday’s win over Louisville, UConn’s Nancy Stevens earned her 562nd career victory, making her the all-time winningest Division I field hockey coach. Sunday’s win against Boston University brought her total to 563 wins. – See more on page 12.
Group finds chalking erased due to homecoming By Domenica Ghanem and Miles Halpine Campus Correspondents
UConn’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) found their chalking efforts being washed away Friday morning. They alleged that the chalking had been removed by request of UConn President Susan Herbst. SSDP Vice President Kevin Oliveira said that one of the
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Reitz said that the Facilities Operations crews remove chalk depending on their own schedules. Landscape and Building Services Director Dave Lotreck said that it was his decision to remove the chalk. “Unfortunately they picked some brand new granite to write on,” said Lotreck. “Also, because of the game tomorrow and more activity on campus we want the campus looking
as good as we can for visiting parents and students.” Lotreck said that if the students had written on the roadway instead and it was not the weekend, they probably would have left it. SSDP members chalked in more spaces than they did before the original chalk was removed..
What’s going on at UConn today... Study Abroad 101 10 to 11 a.m. Rowe CUE, 320 Learn about study abroad basics by attending one of our drop-in introductory information sessions.
“What is a Co-Op” 2 to 3 p.m. Student Union, 304A Did you know the average co-op student makes over $16,000 during their experience? Learn about cooperative education and why it’s a great way to gain professional experience while completing your UConn degree.
GlobaLinks Info Session 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Rowe CUE, 134 Come learn more about this UConn Study Abroad-approved program provider. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has over 20 years of experience working within the field of international education serving both students and advisors.
An Intimate Encounter: The Jews and Classical Islam 5 to 6 p.m. Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium Professor Ross Bran of Cornell University will deliver a public lecture on the relationship between the Jewish and Islamic peoples. Admission is free. – KYLE CONSTABLE
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State police investigating sex assaults near UConn
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By Molly Miller STORRS (AP) — State police are investigating reports that two Campus Correspondent
women were sexually assaulted at an off-campus party near the University of Connecticut. The women told police they were at a house party off Hunting Lodge Road on Friday night when two men took them into the woods and sexually assaulted them. One of the women says she was raped by one of the men, and the other says the second man attempted to force her into non-consensual sexual contact. No arrests have been made. Troopers say there were numerous people at the house party who appeared to be college students and appeared to be intoxicated. Authorities say many people at the party ran away when state police showed up. State police say they’ve interviewed many people and are following leads.
Conn. public meeting planned on racial profiling
HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut’s Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities wants to hear public opinion on racial profiling and the police. The panel has scheduled a hearing at the Legislative Office Building on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The free, town hall-style event also is being co-sponsored by several groups including the state African-American, Latino and Puerto Rican and Asian Pacific American affairs commissions. State law prohibits law enforcement agencies from stopping, detaining or searching a motorist if the stop was motivated solely by the driver’s race, color, ethnicity, age, gender or sexual orientation. As of Oct. 1, police must notify all motorists during traffic stops of their right to file a complaint.
Longest-serving Conn. Comptroller Caldwell dies
STRATFORD (AP) — J. Edward Caldwell, a World War II veteran and lawyer who turned to politics and became the longest-serving state comptroller in Connecticut history, has died. He was 86. Caldwell, of Stratford and Narragansett, R.I., died Oct. 9, according to an obituary prepared by his family. His cause of death wasn’t disclosed. He was a graduate of Fairfield College Preparatory School, Fairfield University and the University of Connecticut School of Law. He served in the Army during World War II and went on to practice law, including a stint as corporation counsel for the city of Bridgeport. Fairfield University named him its man of the year in 1967. Caldwell was a Democratic state senator for the 23rd District in Bridgeport from 1958 to 1974 and served as Senate majority leader before being elected state comptroller. He held the comptroller’s job from 1975 to 1991. The comptroller provides accounting and financial services for the state, including administering benefits and producing a monthly report on the state’s financial condition. He also served on the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman praised Caldwell for his dedication to public service. “He had an unwavering passion for the people he served and left an indelible mark on the state of Connecticut,” Malloy said in a statement. Caldwell’s funeral is set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Church in Stratford.
Hartford’s landmark Travelers tower gets face-lift
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A $30 million renovation project is restoring some of the luster to the Travelers tower, a Hartford landmark that once symbolized the city’s reign as America’s insurance capital. The 527-foot-tall tower was New England’s tallest building when it was completed in 1919, but it has been eclipsed several times by modern skyscrapers. “It was looking dirty and kind of worn out,” said Andy Bessette, chief administrative officer of The Travelers Cos. The makeover involves cleaning the granite, replacing 30 miles’ worth of mortar between the stones and restoring decorative moldings. The project began in 2011 after a need for extensive repairs was discovered, and it is expected to take until 2015. The light at the top has also been upgraded, so workers who once climbed up with colored blue panels to celebrate UConn basketball championships can change the color with the push of a button. A century ago, mules, pulleys and ropes were used during construction to raise the pink-hued granite blocks, which came from a quarry in Westerly, R.I. Larger blocks were used at higher levels to give the illusion from the ground that they are the same size. As workers need to repair damage on the facade, they are pulling blocks from other parts of the building where any color difference would not be as noticeable. The 34-story, neoclassical-style building was the seventh-tallest building in the world and a soaring achievement for an insurance industry that has been synonymous with Hartford for centuries.
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Tonight the Rainbow Center will be hosting free rapid HIV testing, administered by a health practitioner from the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tests are offered on a first come, first serve basis to the first six students or faculty members who arrive. Those who are being tested will speak with the health practitioner and answer a number of questions about their concerns, their history and their sexual practices. The health practitioner will swab the inside of the patient’s cheeks using a technology called OraSure and the patient will find out his or her results within 30 minutes. Students will be tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis C and HIV. The tests for syphilis and hepatitis C involve having a blood sample collected, and tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia require a urine sample. HIV tests use the cheek-swabbing method. The tests are highly confidential. Whoever receives a test will be given a number 1 through 6 when they arrive at the Rainbow Center. The Rainbow Center will not collect any names or information and its glass windows will be blocked out for additional privacy. However, the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective is required to supply data to the state of Connecticut, so the tests cannot be considered entirely anonymous.
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Rapid HIV tests are hosted by the Rainbow Center once a month. After tonight, the next testing date will be Monday, Nov. 18. Although the tests are hosted by the Rainbow Center, a cultural center known for catering to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, this service is intended for students and faculty of all sexual identities, said Rainbow Center Secretary William Malavé. “HIV doesn’t discriminate based on sexual orientation,” said Malavé. “We never know how a student identifies, and we have no way of knowing. Anyone can get tested.” Malavé says that anyone who has engaged in risky sexual behavior should be tested. “A symptom might not develop for HIV for years,” said Malavé. “It’s important for people to be aware and take care of their health.” Malavé wants people to know that the Rainbow Center’s mission includes heterosexual students and faculty. “You don’t have to identify as gay or lesbian to be tested,” said Malavé. “We’re just concerned about the transmission of HIV.” Students who are not able to be tested at the Rainbow Center tonight will have many other opportunities to be tested on campus. Every month, Student Health Services offers free STI testing at various sites around campus, including the Rainbow Center, the African American Cultural Center, the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center and
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Students regularly attend lectures and other events at the Rainbow Center, located in the Student Union. The Rainbox Center will offer free rapid HIV tests from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight.
the Health Education Office in Wilson Hall. The next SHS-administered testing will be hosted at the Health Education Office on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Testing will be done on a first come, first serve basis for 20 students. According to the Women’s Center student manager, 5thsemester physiology and neurobiology major Chandler Ford, results from these tests are available in less than a month. If a student tests positive, the student will be directed to counseling from the Women’s Center. Ford said that this service is entirely confidential. A student’s PeopleSoft number will be collected and used in a directsecure email that will be automatically deleted once it is read.
In the spring semester, SHS and the Health Education Office will team up to host the annual Get Yourself Tested event that provides free STI testing for up to 200 students. If a student is unable to get tested during a free session, he or she will be able to schedule a private appointment through SHS. Free safer sex supplies are available at various locations throughout campus, including the Rainbow Center, the Health Education Office and SHS. For more information about safe sexual practices, students can visit any of these locations or their websites: rainbowcenter. uconn.edu, healthed.uconn.edu and shs.uconn.edu.
call shrimp ‘prawns’ and Paul Hogan made up the phrase in an advertisement for Australia. Parker thought the greatest error was to tell an Australian they speak good English, because Australians also speak English. And Lucas found the greatest humor in the kangaroo situation. “The number of times we tell people we have a pet kangaroo, and they believe it,” he said. At UConn, Lucas is taking classes for his master’s degree
in information systems. He has already completed his undergrad in business and worked in investment banking London and Singapore. Parker is working on his undergraduate degree in landscape architecture. Another difference between the U.S and Australia, Parker said, is age. While both men are 25 years old, Parker is one of the youngest students in his program at his university.
numbers, addresses, etc. as the presence of this information is a potential risk to the university,” Tadros said. “After I was indicted, I let my supervisor know of the situation and after talking I decided to leave my position willingly and in good faith.” Tadros said he learned of the indictment almost immediately after the story caught his eye on his news and Twitter feeds. “On Friday morning (Oct. 4), I received a call from an FBI agent asking me to turn myself in, and I did so willingly,” Tadros said. He was then taken to Hartford Superior Court for a bail hearing. But the FBI’s involvement in Tadros’ case likely stems back to Jan. 29, 2011, when agents executed a search warrant in Storrs at 208 North Eagleville Road, which was Tadros’ resi-
dence at the time. FBI Special Agent Daniel Curtin said in a telephone interview that a search and interviews were conducted at the residence in January 2011, adding that the arrest of Tadros is “probably” the product of events surrounding that day. Curtin said the Oct. 3 incident at 208 North Eagleville Road, where UConn student Justin McCabe was awoken at the residence and interviewed on the scene, was part of the execution of an arrest warrant for Tadros. McCabe, a senior journalism major and current resident at 208 North Eagleville Road, said the FBI had received “bad information” that Tadros still lived at the residence.
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is over they are also going to rent a Winnebago van to “drive somewhere” in the U.S. for two months until they return to Australia. Parker is interested in the different seasons and weather in the U.S. He called autumn “amazing” and said he doesn’t see anything like the New England foliage back home. As for the snow, both are skiers so they’ve seen it before, but Parker specified that he is looking forward to living in it.
Lucas said what is most interesting about being in the U.S. is actually being here. “You get all American media here. We get three different media outlets, Australian, British and American, so it’s cool to come and then wow, I’m in New York, it’s crazy.” As for American’s exposure to solely American media, the two Australians were able to clear up some misconceptions about their country. First, they said, they don’t ‘throw a shrimp on the barbie.’ Lucas said they
Tadros under investigation since 2011 search
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In this screenshot, UConn student Anthony Tadros’ Twitter is shown. Tadros learned about his indictment via Twitter.
from DATABASE, page 1 an Access (database) over to Oracle DB, a more professional, secure, faster database system,” Tadros said. From there, Tadros was hired to work at the Infromation
Security Office beginning in 2012. “I was involved in the secureU initiative, which aims to rid UConn-owned computers of (Personally Identifiable Information) like credit card numbers, SSN, bank account
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Experiencing hummus with UConn Hillel The Daily Campus, Page 3
By Abby Mace Staff Writer
The UConn Jewish community, aspiring chefs and hummus lovers alike will come together on Tuesday to take part in the second annual Hummus Experience from 8 to 10 p.m. at Hillel. Sponsored by Hillel, Dining Services and Cedars, the Hummus Experience is a competitive cook-off where teams of students create their own hummus varieties to vie for a year’s worth of free hummus and
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their own flavor to be served at Gelfenbien Dining Hall. Teams are given fresh vegetables and herbs to spice up Cedar’s original hummus or the more creative-minded can create their own recipe from scratch. In what is one intense hour of hummus-making, teams prepare their recipes to be tested by students. The students’ top five picks are then tasted by a panel of judges before a winner is selected. Hillel’s largest event of the year promotes Jewish culture in addition to the integration of
diverse types of students across campus, which, UConn Hillel Executive Director Gary Wolff said, is much like Judaism itself. “The Hummus Experience symbolizes the coming together of different types of people, different thoughts under one goal to make hummus,” Wolff said. “Judaism doesn’t discriminate against Jewish identity, it actually meshes everyone together so we can remember, learn and challenge.” Perhaps the Hummus Experience’s biggest draw is its fun environment, said Hillel
President Emily Block, a fifth semester political science and human rights double major. Last year, Block was part of the fan favorite team that garnered the most student votes with their original spicy Thai peanut flavor. “It’s such a friendly competition, and I love to see people get really creative and make new (hummus) flavors,” said Block. Last year’s competition attracted 450 students, but Wolff said this year’s turnout is expected to be approximately 300 due to a reduced number of
participating teams. The entry limit for teams was capped at 16 instead of last year’s 20 in order to improve the quality of experience, Wolff said. Hummm City, a team of four student employees at the Lodewick Visitor’s Center, claimed the Hummus Experience title in 2012. Their winning creation of Sabra’s original hummus was reinvented with jalapeno, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, cumin and garlic. As the center for UConn’s Jewish community, Hillel
strives to enhance the lives of Jewish students through education and social programs including sporting events, holiday and Shabbat events, professional networking and Taglit Birthright trip to Israel. Wolff said the integration and team-oriented aspects that are invaluable to the Hummus Experience allows students to grow and forge stronger relationships amongst one another. “It’s like the perfect flavor of hummus,” he said.
incredible networking possibilities among the schools involved. CIBER connects UConn to the international business community through the cultivation of commitment towards embracing diversity and learning. The designers of CIBER strive to create a realistic format for participants by creating teams of four, with an student from an international business school present on each team, in an effort to encourage interpersonal skills and collaboration with a group for ideas. These teams must be working on their first undergraduate degree with the business school. The program requires that each student
represent different knowledge in finance and accounting, marketing, management, and operations. This year, the participating schools included the American University of Cairo, Egypt, Belmont University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, Rikkyo University of Tokyo, Japan, San Diego State University, Temple University, University of Maryland, University of Pittsburgh, University of North Carolina and University of Trento, Italy. “The CIBER Case Challenge occurs every Autumn,” Melissa Torres, executive director of International Programs and CIBER said.
At the event, teams arrive to a welcome reception to get to know each other. The second day of the challenge is full of campus tours and team building activities. Students receive their international marketing cases, hypothetical situations where a company is trying to execute an innovative program in the international area and teams are responsible for determining how best to gain buyer interest in the program, on the third morning of the challenge, and have 24 hours to work on their presentation. The competition takes the entire next day, with teams proposing their strategies to judges and culminates in an
awards banquet on the final evening. “The competition centers around an internationally focused case, so students have the opportunity to learn about different markets, how business is done in other countries, the impact of language and culture on the business environment,” Torres said. Through CIBER, UConn is trying to emerge as a leader in global business education while becoming a national resource for international business education, research and networking. Since 1999, Kelly Aceto has accomplished innumerable jobs at UConn as the manag-
ing director of the UConn’s CIBER. While serving as the director, she has fostered relationships with local international organizations, distributed funds for research and created major conferences at UConn and abroad. As an active member of the state’s international scene, Mrs. Aceto also serves as a reviewer for the Title VI, Part B Grant Applications for the U.S. Department of Education. She also participates in the Stamford World Economic Advancement and the Metro Hartford Chamber’s of Commerce International Business Committee.
International conference on business education in Storrs
By Elizabeth Abreu Campus Correspondent
From Oct. 9-13, international students from around the world came to the University of Connecticut to participate in the 10th Center for International Business Education and Research Case Challenge (CIBER). CIBER was created at UConn in 1995, making it the 33rd university nationwide with a dedication towards promoting national resource centers for international business education. This program encourages American competitiveness in the international markets and provides the university with
Latest updates from the government shutdown, effects on country AP – The government shutdown continues with some hope for those who would like to visit the nation’s national parks: The Obama administration said it would allow the states to use their own money to pay for park operations. Arizona, Colorado, New York, North Dakota and Utah were among those that jumped at the chance. The shutdown has had farreaching 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 asked 800 employees — including some safety inspectors — to return to work last 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 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. 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 business 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 this coming week. RECREATION All national parks closed when the shutdown began, but the Obama administration said Thursday it would allow states to use their own money to reopen some of them. Utah was the first state to take up the offer, and all five national parks located in the state reopened Saturday. Colorado also reached agreement to reopen Rocky Mountain National Park and tourists returned Saturday to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. But several states say they are unlikely to participate. Figures compiled by a coalition of retired park service work-
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ers 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: Independence Hall in Philadelphia and Alcatraz Island near San Francisco. The Statue of Liberty reopened Sunday with New York footing the bill. South Dakota, aided by several corporate donors, was paying the National Park Service to reopen Mount Rushmore beginning Monday. National wildlife refuges were closed to hunters and fishermen just as hunting season was getting underway in many states. However, the Fish and Wildlife Service said late Friday that it’s reopening several wildlife refuges, mostly in the Midwest, to allow pheasant and duck hunting. CONSUMER SAFETY Several protection agencies have curtailed their work. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission shut down most operations on Thursday. However, resident inspectors will remain on the job and any immediate safety or security matters will be handled. The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they can handle recalls and high-risk foodborne outbreaks, but discovering them will be more difficult because many of the people who investigate outbreaks have been furloughed. Routine food safety inspections were suspended, so most food manufacturers won’t have to worry about periodic visits from government inspectors. U.S. food inspections abroad have
also been halted. USDA inspectors are on the lines every day in meatpacking plants and are required to be there by law for the plants to stay open. The National Transportation Safety Board is not investigating most transportation accidents, making an exception only if officials believe lives or property are in danger. The agency suspended 1,500 investigations that were underway before the shutdown. Nor has the board collected information on or sent investigators to the scene of 20 accidents involving U.S.-manufactured aircraft that have occurred around the globe since Sept. 30. Auto recalls and investigations of safety defects have been put on hold during the partial government shutdown. The public can still file safety complaints through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, but no one has been investigating them in the new fiscal year. Manufacturers can still voluntarily recall vehicles, but major recalls are typically negotiated between the government and automakers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is no longer screening products at ports of entry to prevent potentially dangerous ones from reaching store shelves, such as children’s products containing excessive levels of lead. ENVIRONMENT At the Environmental Protection Agency, the shutdown means the agency can no longer certify whether vehicles meet emissions standards, delaying some new models from reaching car lots. New pesticides and industrial chemicals are also in limbo because the EPA has halted reviews of their health and environmental effects. And the nation’s environmental police are no longer checking to see if polluters are complying with agreements to reduce their pollution.
Even the bathrooms at the main entrance to Grand Canyon National Park remain closed to visitors on Thursday Oct. 10, 2013, in Grand Canyon, Ariz.
HEALTH AND RESEARCH New patients are generally not being accepted into clinical research at the National Institutes of Health, but current patients continue to receive care. NIH has made exceptions to allow 12 patients with immediately life-threatening illnesses — mostly cancer — into research studies at its renowned hospital. Normally, about 200 new patients every week enroll in studies at the NIH’s researchonly hospital, many of them after standard treatments have failed. Medical research at the NIH has been disrupted as some studies have been delayed. With twothirds of personnel sent home, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been severely limited in spotting or investigating disease outbreaks such as the flu or that mysterious MERS virus from the Middle East. The FDA has halted the review and approval of new medical products and drugs. Nearly all staff at the National Science Foundation has been furloughed, and new scientific research grants are not
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State needs to be more diligent in licensing daycare centers
he state of Connecticut issues licenses to daycare centers and homes. A license should indicate to parents that the daycare meets state regulations and is safe for their children, but a recent federal audit indicates otherwise. The federal audit inspected 20 Connecticut daycares, located in Bridgeport, East Hartford, Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, Waterbury, Windsor and Windsor Locks, and the results were unsatisfactory to say the least. “We determined that all 20 of the providers that we reviewed did not comply with one or more state licensing requirements to ensure the health and safety of children,” said Deputy Inspector General Gloria L. Jarmon, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Among some of the infractions found at daycare centers were sanitation issues, lack of adult supervision, playground equipment near a driveway, and stairs that aren’t gated off. In eight of the homes, background checks had not been made on people who either lived there or spent extended periods of time there. Not only is this necessary to ensure the children are in good hands, it is also required by state law. Inspections are only carried out every three years, which contributes to these problems. The problem isn’t just missing these infractions, but also not acting when these issues are discovered. For example, the Department of Children and Families, Connecticut’s child welfare agency, was investigating residents at two of the homes. At one of those, police found five unattended children under 2 years old, including a 4-month-old who was asleep face-down in a crib. Despite this, the day care provider did not lose her daycare license. Failure to revoke someone’s daycare license has been a trend in Connecticut. Last year, only eight of the state’s 2,470 licensed family daycare home providers lost their licenses or voluntarily surrendered them after problems were revealed. Among the 20 daycares inspected, seven with violations highlighted in the audit had been inspected by the state in the previous 12 months, and had kept their licenses. Myra Jones-Taylor, the executive director of the Office of Early Childhood which will take over day care licensing in 2014, said in a statement that she supports increasing monitoring. “Increasing the presence of inspectors in programs will improve the health and safety of children in these settings by identifying deficiencies before children are negatively impacted,” she said. It is very important for the state to ensure that day care providers are held up to state regulations, especially background checks. Hopefully this federal report will be eye opening lead to improvements in the state department’s handling of day cares.
Medical advances should be better appreciated
new treatment, TranCatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), has recently been approved for one the most common valvular diseases in America. According to the U.S. Census Department, aortic stenosis is the most common valvular disease with a prevalence rate affecting five of every 10,000 adults, 1.5 million Americans. Aortic stenosis is a disease in which the opening out of the heart is narrowed due to calcific buildup on the aortic valve. Stenosis of the aortic valve is most commonly caused by age-related progressive buildup of calcium. As By Omar Allam a result, most Weekly Columnist patients diagnosed with the disease are in their late 60s. As aortic stenosis impedes blood flow from the heart, if left untreated it may cause congestive heart failure, a fatal complication With this disease affecting the health of a larger number of patients, the prevalence rate of aortic stenosis is expected to increase as the U.S. population ages. Currently, the most effective treatment for severe aortic stenosis is openheart surgery in which cardio-thoracic
surgeons medically stop cardiac activity, dissect the aorta, excise the diseased heart and insert a new valve. However, since many patients diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis are over 60 years old, they are often denied open-heart surgery due to the risks they could face. As a result, the only other option for treatment before the approval of TAVR was medical treatment in which the two-year mortality rate for medical treatment was 50 percent, according to a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine. Thus, a newer and safer intervention was needed. On Nov. 2, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved TAVR. This approval gave hope to patients who were deemed too weak to withstand normal open-heart surgery. Contrary to open-heart surgery in which there is a temporary cessation of cardiac activity, TAVR is preformed while the heart is still pumping. This non-surgical procedure begins with a team of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and perfusionists, who create a small two to three centimeters incision on the groin area and thread a catheter, a long, flexible tube, via the femoral artery to the heart. The new aortic valve is crimpled up and fitted inside the catheter over a deflated balloon. Once doctors have positioned the catheter at the aorta, the team deploys the new valve over the old valve through a balloon angioplasty. As the balloon inflates, the new valve
expands over the diseased valve. Because the non-surgical intervention utilizes minimal invasive techniques, these high-risk patients often recover quickly with almost immediate improvement. Although recently approved by the FDA, hundreds of TAVRs have been performed, saving lives of the most vulnerable. Hartford Hospital performed its first TAVR on Feb. 8, 2012. In addition, research is beginning to be published on the efficacy of the TAVRs. Although many see this treatment is better than conventional open-heart surgery, the reality is that TAVR might be not as effective as surgical intervention UConn researchers are also taking part in this new paradigm, as biomedical engineers are testing the strenuous conditions of the valves. UConn’s Tissue Mechanic Lab, supervised by Dr. Wei Sun, is currently one of the few labs working on improving the efficiency of the valve to overall improve the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Appreciation of medical wonders such as TAVR is uncommon. Often the subtle perfections of medicine aren’t appreciated until one is in dire need of a miracle. Medicine is not only is a science, but an art. Like any art piece, society ought to appreciate its beauty.
Weekly Columnist Omar Allam is a 3rd-semester chemistry major. He can be reached at Omar. Allam@UConn.edu
Aggregate contribution limits should be unconstitutional
Who’s gonna win first, UConn football or the Giants? I’m not sure who thought the middle states were a good idea... they weren’t. Can we talk about how the Eagles are in first place in their division? Sunday mornings are like murder mysteries but I am the detective and the victim. Having 611 unread emails is a perfect reflection of these past three weeks. I’m just wondering why the Nobel Peace Prize didn’t go to Dennis Rodman...? This has been a really spectacular fall Hey UConn football, did you watch the Patriots game? That’s how you manage the clock! Cheers to two weeks of no government.
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ast Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case over a campaign finance restriction known as aggregate political donation limits. A majority of the court seemed prepared to strike down the law in what has been billed as the sequel to the court’s landmark 2010 decision in “Citizens United.” The petitioner in the case is Shaun McCutcheon, a successful, conservative Alabama businessman who By Paul DaSilva wants to be free Staff Columnist to donate his earned income to as many political candidates as he desires. Currently, he and countless other donors are prohibited from donating more than a total of $48,600 to candidates over a two-year span. This is the central question the court will consider—whether it is constitutional to cap combined individual political contributions. It is important to understand, however, that McCutcheon is not contesting the “base limits” provision in the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law. So, even if the court strikes
down the aggregate limits provision, he will still be prohibited from giving more than $2,600 for a single candidate. The $48,600 aggregate limits cap is wholly nonsensical and should be struck down by the court. Proponents of the law, on the other hand, will contend that these laws are intended to prevent corruption and to curb an unfair degree of political influence held by the wealthy. But, does giving $2,600 to 20 or 25 candidates instead of 18 truly minimize corruption, particularly since one can give an unlimited amount of money to a political action committee? If the court were to declare the cap unconstitutional, it would simultaneously be overturning the deeply flawed 1976 decision, Buckley v. Valeo. Then, the court declared that Congress is legally permitted to limit individual contributions in the name of preventing quid pro quo corruption. This sparked a desire among the left to impose restrictions on political donations, and eventually to the 2002 McCainFeingold Act. However, as a consequence to the stringent laws pertaining to direct contributions to candidates themselves, organizations that can accept an unlimited amount of money from individuals
(though not directly affiliated with the candidates) grew in popularity. These organizations, called super PACs, have attracted the big donors like George Soros and Sheldon Adelson. Even among smaller donors like McCutcheon, these PACS have become the only conceivable alternative for one wanting to engage in political speech. The more broad issue at stake is here is whether there is “too much money in politics,” and whether that money buys undue influence for many. In my view, these assertions are completely misguided. Sure, there is a lot of money involved in politics—approximately $6.3 billion was spent on the 2012 election according to many estimates, for instance—but Americans also spent more than $4 billion on St. Patrick’s day, $2.3 billion on tattoos, $17 billion on video games, $15 billion playing fantasy football and $40 billion on cosmetics. I may be missing something, but I do not see an issue with spending a third of what we spend on video games on politics. Furthermore, it is inherently contrary to the First Amendment to prevent individuals from expressing their political leanings via cam-
paign donations. A historic and imbedded principle of American democracy has been the importance of the involvement of the general public. Since not everybody has the spare time to knock on doors or distribute mailers, many resort to simply writing a check so that others can participate in direct efforts on behalf of candidates. Preventing someone from giving to as many candidates as they desire, whether it be within the current limit or beyond, is contrary to this principle. But to be clear, I’m not arguing for the elimination of all campaign finance regulations. In fact, I am sympathetic to the notion that one should not be able to spend an unlimited amount of money on one particular candidate. But there is no logical rationale to justify aggregate donation limits and that is why I firmly believe that the court, which overturned a law preventing corporations and unions from participating in elections in 2010, will render aggregate limits unconstitutional.
Staff Columnist Paul DaSilva is a 1st-semester political science and economics major. He can be reached at Paul.DaSilva@UConn.edu
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The New York Banjo Summit Artists, comprised of six banjo players and their Five String Summit band came to Jorgensen Saturday night as part of their tour of New England.
By Zach Lederman Staff Writer The sweet strumming strings of six talented banjo players and their talented band could be heard throughout the air this weekend. The New York Banjo Summit Artists came to Storrs on Saturday night with their Five String Summit. The show featured seven banjo soloists, all of whom specialize in the five-string banjo, and a backup four-piece band comprised of a fiddle, guitar, bass and mandolin. The banjo players were Béla Fleck, Bill Keith, Eric Weissberg, Noam Pikelny, Richie Stearns, Tony Trischka and Abigail Washburn, Fleck’s wife and an extremely talented banjo player in her own right, as a special guest star. The band that played with them was composed of Casey
Driessen on fiddle, Corey Dimario on bass, Jesse Cobb on mandolin and Russ Barenburn on guitar. Over the course of the night, the banjo players treated the audience to a variety of melodious country-styled tunes. Some of the songs played throughout the night were of their own composition, while others were adaptations of songs by other famous artists, including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Earl Scruggs, Beethoven and Mozart. On a special note, Weissberg preformed his rendition of ‘Dueling Banjos’ made famous in the 1972 thriller, “Deliverance.” The players came together in numerous combinations. Sometimes just a single player would be on stage, while other times three or four of the banjoists would be jamming together. On one occasion, the banjo players took a
rest altogether and the band took over the show for a little while. Each of the banjo players worked inside their own little niche. While Keith tended to play classic square dance tunes, Fleck jazzed things up with a Beatles medley and a duet with his wife. The audience went absolutely wild after every song. “I loved it,” said Kathleen McWilliams, a fifth-semester English and journalism major and Daily Campus writer. “They all played together so perfectly.” “It was so awesome!” said 14-yearold Darcy Rhodes. “I hope I can hear them again one day.” All six of the banjo soloists are typically considered the top of their field in terms of innovation and playing ability and the audience was treated to
a short bio of each player before they entered the stage. Almost all of them have contributed to the banjo-playing scene in some way and fundamentally changed the way that banjo music is played. Most of them have albums on the market, so if you’re interested in hearing some wonderful banjo music consider picking up one to listen to today. Also making a guest appearance, although not actually participating in the music, was Fleck’s 4-month-oldson, Juno Fleck, who, when brought out with Béla to introduce the next player, seemed to almost melt the audience with his chubby cheeks and tiny toes.
UConn professor releases Evolution of women’s history in America CD with an intimate crowd By Katie McWilliams Senior Staff Writer
By Brea Patterson Campus Correspondent Friday at 8 p.m., Earl MacDonald and The Creative Opportunities Workshop preformed a concert at Jorgensen to celebrate their latest CD release. Although no more than 50 attended, those who came were supporters of the group. Those that came enjoyed indulging in a large cake celebrating the group’s success, which was located at Jorgensen’s entrance. Earl MacDonald, University of Connecticut’s Director of Jazz Studies, appeared to be happy with the turnout. He frequently joked with audience members and brought up relationships with various colleges in attendance. As the music began to play, it became apparent that MacDonald enjoys a unique and alternative style. Although many of his songs were based on Jazz classics, others were much more experimental. During one particularly interesting tune,MacDonald would pause to pluck at the strings inside of his piano or crow aloud. Many of his songs were accompanied by images, drawings and videos playing on the screen behind the group. The lively backdrop was frequently as playful as it was serious, designed to accompany each particular song and its tone. His highly talented band, Christopher Hoffman on the cello, Kris Allen on the saxophone and Rogerio Boccato on percussion, were equally entertaining. The group’s most recent
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UConn professor Earl MacDonald performed at Jorgensen Friday night to celebrate the release of his newest CD with The Creative Opportunities Workshop.
album entitled “Mirror of the Mind” will be officially released on Oct. 15. The concert included a sampling of all the band’s latest hits. The song after which the album is named “Mirror of the Mind” was melodic and sentimental. Its performance included an image of a mountain and the reflection of two people leaving a shore on a boat. The music and the imagery were heavy and emotional, allowing the performance to move the audience more deeply. MacDonald won the Sammy
Nestico Award for outstanding big band arrangement and his previous CD “Re:Visions – Works for Jazz Orchestras” received a Canadian Juno Award Nomination for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year. Although “Mirror of the Mind” has yet to be released, it is certain that MacDonald and the C.O.W’s sound will remain intriguing and find further appreciation.
The second installment in the “Makers: Women Who Make America” series called “Changing the World” took place Friday afternoon in the Women’s Center. This installment is set in the 1970s when the women’s equality movement took the shape we recognize today. The documentary series follows the development of the women’s rights movement throughout American history and is narrated by Meryl Streep. The first installment, “Awakening,” focuses on the birth of feminism in the United States, with the publication of books such as Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique.” The film illustrated the major catalysts and events of the women’s equality movement and interviewed key players. Hilary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Gloria Steinem were a few of the notable women who contributed to the film. During the 1970s, divorce rates spiked and the relationships between men and women began to change. Women began to see the disparity in income, household chores and control over health care and were prompted to unify and change their lives. This change was also visible in the media. Ads, movies, television shows and music all started to feature strong, independent females. In the music industry, Joni Mitchell became popular with her empowering
songs, while female actresses like Marlo Thomas and Mary Tyler-Moore portrayed single, working women on network television. Women such as Letty Cottin Pogrebin, the co-founder of Ms. Magazine, spoke of how their marriages changed when they became feminists. Pogrebin and her husband changed the way they ran their household to make it more equitable. While the step towards recognizing the independence of women was important, the film also commented that a key event in the women’s movement was the 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match. Billie Jean King took on Bobby Riggs in a symbolic match that would prove the strength of women as being on par with that of men. The film also explored the issue that remains critical to the women’s movement today: abortion and the right to health care. Interviewing women who needed medical abortions in the 70s and who were denied them brought a unique perspective to the issues. The film also made the point that the number of women who died because of unsafe and illegal abortions was large during the 70s. While the film explored issues faced by women in the 70s, it provided a solid foundation for a discussion on the progress the movement has made today. “If we don’t know our history,” said the event host Kathy Fischer, “we are doomed to make the same mistakes.”
It has been called “The Ruiner of Friendships” even though it’s just a game. It could very well rival Monopoly for the amount of relationships ruined amongst friends and family. I’m talking, of course, about “Mario Party.” The game is, on the outside, a simple N64 cartridge, but on the inside are smiling characters ready to rip out each other’s throats for stars. As a reminder, the object of the game is to make your way around a board by rolling a digital die. The strategy is to make it to the “Star Space” first and buy the star with 20 coins. Whoever has the most stars at the end of the 20 turns wins. You can play for more turns, but 20 is deceptively long. If you have ever played a 50 turn game, I salute you for you are a stronger person than I. Even a 20-turn game can take close to an hour, because while all you may be doing is rolling a die, you still have to wait for the other three people in the game to take their turn, get a single player mini game, decide which way they might go at an intersection or land on a Happening Space which could change the entire board in an instant, probably messing up whatever you just accomplished on your last turn. When all of that is said and done you still have to (or get to, however you want to look at it) play a mini-game after all four players have rolled. The mini-games in the original “Mario Party” were much shorter and could generally take under 30 seconds. But as the games progressed, they started to become longer and more complex, especially around “Mario Party 4” which was the first version for the Gamecube. But with longer mini-games there is a greater chance to turn the game around in your favor. Winning mini-games isn’t always about the 10 coins that you get for winning. It could be a number of reasons. First, maybe you need to deprive someone of coins so they can’t buy the star or steal one. Second, since the original there has always been a star awarded after the final turn to the person who has won the most minigames. Finally, you probably just want to piss off your friends. Occasionally, a player might find himself or herself in a rare opportunity to be on a team for a min-game with a person in the lead and intentionally throw the game to hold that person back. Now, you can see how this game ruins friendships. As the game series progressed, everything became more complex. The game added lottery shops, item shops and status dependent routes through the map. These add-ons made the game take even longer but also made it more strategic. But sometimes a player must sacrifice strategy for justice. If another player had stolen a star from you, it is not out of the question to abandon attacking the person in the lead just to know that that player should never have messed with you and proceed to make the rest of their game a living hell. Now you can see why I get heated just talking about it. Even though the games may change over time. One thing stays the same: “Mario Party” transforms friends into enemies. I love this game. We should play sometime. Tweet at me @ GiGantos and we can set it up and never speak again afterwards.
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1. CBS NFL NATIONAL (CBS) 9.9 2. NBC Sunday Night Football (NBC) - 7.0 3. SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PREKICK (NBC) - 5.2 4. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - 5.2 5. VOICE (NBC) - 4.7 6. VOICE - TUE (NBC) - 4.5 7. Modern Family (ABC) - 4.2 8. FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 (NBC) - 4.1 9. 60 Minutes (CBS) - 3.8 10. SCANDAL (ABC) - 3.6 Ratings from TVbytheNumbers.com Week ending October 6
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1. NFL REGULAR SEASON (ESPN) - 13717 2. DUCK DYNASTY (AEN) - 8048 3. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NFLN) - 6866 4. MLB WILDCARD (TBSC) - 4743 5. MLB WILDCARD (TBSC) - 4599 6. Sons of Anarchy (FX) - 4598 7. NASCAR SPRINT CUP (ESPN) 4162 8. NMLB SERIES (TBSC) By Alex DIVISION Sfazzarra 4136 Campus Correspondent 9. DUCK DYNASTY (AEN) - 3762 10. DUCK DYNASTY (AEN) - 3762 Numbers from TVbytheNumbers.com Week ending October 6 (Numbers of viewers x 1,000)
What I’m Watching ‘The Voice’
Underrated: “The Voice” is consistently in the top 10 watched broadcast shows list, and for good reason. The show is now in it’s fifth season and has brought back it’s original judges, including Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green and Blake Shelton. Each coach has a team of 12 contestants. Blake Shelton has won the last three seasons, and is looking for a fourth. For those unfamiliar with the show, there are four rounds that the contestants go through. The first are blind auditions, followed by battle rounds, knockouts and finally live performances. -Kim Halpin
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“American Horror Story” begins a new storyline each season. The main characters, however, remain the same females that began in season one.
By Maurilio Amorim Staff Writer It’s a shame that nothing stays new forever. Like a fresh new car smell, the same appeal eventually fades away for television. “American Horror Story’s” first season was perfect. Everything about it was incredibly creative and innovative. The creator’s vision seemed so simple but so groundbreaking at the same time. While the second season in our “American Horror” anthology saw the darker and much more disturbing setting of an insane asylum in the 60s, the season seemed to carry much more weight than it was strong enough to handle. While there were a lot of interesting characters, plots, settings and memorable moments, the desire to fill the series with even more seemed to overwhelm the writers who had a difficult time making it all fit together nicely at the end. The season worked overall, but there were a lot of unanswered questions and themes that did not seem to be left out for the sake of ambiguity and discussion, but rather because it was just not handled well. The creators later admitted some of their additions to the season were a mistake. As the new show smell fades, I find myself feeling in a familiar territory when I see the same actors and actresses appear in different roles. Despite this familiarity, the “American Horror” team seems to know what they’re doing. It’s a bit early to tell, but this season
seems to have a lot less going on than Asylum for this show, I was still intrigued. I heard and I mean that in a positive way. With an this season is going to focus more on femiinteresting backstory in two time periods nist themes. The show always seemed to be focused on modern witches and their pros- feminist in nature to me, as the protagonists ecution throughout history, there seems to be were predominantly females while the antagomore room for development and plot. nists were predominantly males. Motherhood, Our main story focuses on a young witch female empowerment and male wickedness who has just discovered her power. Stop have also been themes of the past seasons. reading here if you don’t want to see spoilers. However, this season seems to take things She is sent to a faux Hogwarts type school further. We have yet to see a male character for young witches where three in a positive light. The best we other girls who know their powers saw was a stereotypical frat boy are also attending. Emma Roberts American Horror Story who was not okay with rape but plays the Regina George wannabe still tried to cover up the evidence. of the group. While cruel to her Wednesday 10 p.m. As a man I may not exactly relate peers, she seems to want them fully to the female empowerment, around at least passively. She but I am still happy to see a bus takes the new girl to a frat party full of violent rapists killed and where the queen bee finds herself can appreciate the show’s themes. drugged and viciously gang raped It’s too early to predict if this will and then takes their lives as revenge. While get better or worse with the season’s progresshe violently flips their bus over in an attempt sion, but for now the show is still as good and to flee, little does she know the new girl’s as disturbing as we strangely desire it to be, curse is that any man who has sex with her even if the new car smell has faded away. The ends up with an exploded head when they fin- first season set a high bar that Asylum could ish. She is lonely and sad that she will never not reach and I doubt Coven will either, but it experience love, but she seems content with seems like Coven will continue the franchise’s using her curse to finish off one of the surviv- reputation as the darkest, most disturbing and ing rapists in the hospital. most thrilling horror on television. As a horror I have never seen witchcraft covered in fan, this is enough for me. such a gritty and disturbing light. I welcome this. While I found myself a bit disgusted at the end of the episode, which is nothing new Maurilio.Amorim@UConn.edu
Music used for support and remembrance By Emily Lewson Campus Correspondent How do we grieve when a young person loses his or her life? On Oct. 10 the Fox hit show “Glee” tried to answer these questions in “The Quarterback.” The Fox series aired a tribute episode to the recent death of Cory Monteith, who passed away in July from a drug overdose in his Vancouver hotel room. After attempting rehab, Monteith’s death came as a shock to millions of fans and those close to him. At just thirty-one years old, this talented young man was an example of kindness, persistence and talent. However, it will not only be Monteith who will be missed, but his “Glee” character Finn Hudson as well. “We had a beautiful memorial for Cory in the auditorium, and some of the cast members sang and people spoke about him. It only felt right that we would do the same thing for Finn, so I felt it was very therapeutic,” Monteith’s former “Glee” costart and girlfriend Lea Michele told Australia’s TV Week. Starting in May 2009, Finn appeared in 83 episodes. His character transformed from airheaded jock to kindhearted adult. Amongst his glee club “New Directions,” Finn was always a prominent member, holding them accountable and keeping his friends together. Besides his position as male vocal lead, Finn was the quarterback on the McKinley High School football team, demonstrating his character’s well-rounded nature. During “The Quarterback” the glee club sang in order to overcome their grief. The group sordidly opened the episode with the “Seasons of Love” from the musical “Rent.” This was fol-
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The members of The New Directions sang at a memorial service to honor their deceased peer, Finn. The cast of “Glee” also used the time as a way to heal from the loss of co-star Cory Monteith.
lowed with “I’ll Stand by You” “Everyone is asking: ‘Is it hard sung by Mercedes Jones (played to do this? Is it hard to be back by Amber Riley), her power- at work?’ But the truth is it’s no ful voice resonated with the harder at work than it is in life, audience, emphasizing Finn’s so we might as well as be all death. Renditions of “Fire and together as a family supporting Rain,” “If I Die Young” and “No each other to get through this Surrender” were also performed. together,” said Michele. However, the most Critics have commoving piece was plained that the Glee Lea Michele’s episode should “Make You Feel My have highlighted Thursday 8 p.m. Love,” her emotionthe reasons behind al dealings with the Monteith’s death, loss of her boyfriend namely addiction. and co-star became Many felt it was evident through this another opportunity song. Following to emphasize the negMonteith’s death, Michele has ative effects of drugs and alcobeen hailed as one of the stron- hol. However, Montieth’s early gest twenty-seven year olds in death was a tragedy that—for the entertainment world. once—“Glee” did not commer-
cialize to stress another of society’s problems. The producers, writers and actors allowed the episode to be a pure memorial of his 31 years. “The Quarterback” was an emotional episode that prompted tears for the late Finn Hudson. The episode reveals how grief is a personal and difficult emotion. Monteith’s counterparts did him justice through “The Quarterback” and will continue to do so as the season progresses. Although his death came too soon, Monteith’s life will continue to be celebrated.
“South Park” has always been a show that was unafraid to push the limits of what you can and can’t do and say on television. There have been countless episodes throughout the show’s history that have taken things “too far” to a point of disgust or absurdity, but this is part of the show’s appeal. While similar shows like “Family Guy” sometimes like to show us disturbing images and messages just to push the limits of mature cartoons, “South Park” is a satire and its satirical messages allow it to do so without always being in poor taste. This past week’s episode of “South Park” has finally gone too far in my book. Let me start off by saying this is by far not the most offensive episode or the most disturbing. There have been several episodes where things were taken to an offensive and unfunny level, but because the message was it was forgivable. I remember an episode where Britney Spears shot her head off with a shotgun due to the public’s constant surveillance of her life. She somehow survived and then the public ignored her stump head and mocked her camel toe. The episode was one of the show’s worst and there was nothing funny about it, but the satirical message about society’s obsession with young celebrities and their downfalls made the content forgivable. The same cannot be said about this past week’s episode. The episode seems late since it is set in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial. Cartman fears that Token will be angry and blame all white people for Zimmerman’s “not guilty” verdict therefore starting a mass riot throughout the world of revolting blacks. Cartman has nightmares that eventually partially become reality where he is Brad Pitt in “World War Z” and the blacks responding to the verdict violently attack whites reenacting scenes from the film. In the beginning it is incredibly racist and unfunny, but it conveys society’s reaction and the media’s irresponsible coverage of the trial and verdict. It can be argued that the media almost pushed for riots and an angry reaction from African Americans. “South Park” does not seem to have this message or really any coherent message. Eventually George Zimmerman is brought into the episode, portrayed as a happy man forced to kill young African Americans for the government or something like that. Then later we see Cartman shoot Token and declare it was protected under the “stand your ground” law. On paper you are all probably creating your own analysis of the events and their message. I didn’t list everything that happened in the episode. When taken as a whole, the message seems to portray several conflicting messages, if any. It mostly just mocks current events and ignites dangerous levels of racism irresponsibly and unnecessarily. I love “South Park.” While some episodes are great, some are not, but it is usually good entertainment. However, episodes like this make me feel as if the show has begun to lose its genius. Rather than continue to be a satire, it has degenerated into how far it can controversial subjects and still get a laugh. As I mentioned before, satire is justified even if it is offensive, but not like this. Satire can go too far and when it does, it is truly a shame because it no longer has any message or artistic value.
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“The Simpsons” is the longest running Primetime series on television, making it the inspiration for many subsequent adult cartoons.
By Alex Sferrazza Staff Writer “The Simpsons”, the longest running Primetime series in the history of American television entered into its 25th season this fall. Often imitated but never duplicated, “The Simpsons” has remained the gold standard for adult oriented animated sitcoms. There is one series in particular that has been pointed to as being a blatant rip off of the program, Seth MacFarlane’s hit program “Family Guy.” I tend to disagree with such commentators as I find that both programs have a distinct voice, sense of humor, and overall style. While each series has had its fair share of high and low points throughout their runs, I’d like to argue that “The Simpsons,” now more so than ever remains the superior program. Whereas your standard “Simpsons” episode will feature ingenious uses of pop culture references and instances of humourously intended physical violence, in the plot of any given episode, “Family Guy” takes the use of such tactics and makes them the
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backbone for a particular episode’s comedy. In other words, “The Simpsons” wins the audience over with a well written and unique storyline whereas “Family Guy” will more often than not attempt to incite laughter with absurd pop culture based “cutaway gags” which more often than not have little to do with the plot of the episode itself, and by using random acts of violence between characters in order to get “cheap laughs.” For example, you would never see Homer attempt to physically assault Marge, but its an all too common site to witness a Peter Griffin do something similar to his wife Lois or vice versa. “Family Guy” will often resort to low brow “potty humor” for the sake of a cheap laugh, whereas “The Simpsons” by comparison was never that reliant on such vulgar tactics. “The Simpsons,” like many traditional sitcoms also often ends each episode on a touching, light -hearted moment, where a moral lesson or the like was learned by a character. “Family Guy” on the other hand extremely rarely ends on anything other than another cheap pun.
In all honesty, I find each program brilliant in their own regards. While I do prefer “The Simpsons” due to what I perceive to generally be a superiorly written program to the comparatively lowbrow comedy of “Family Guy”, I find myself often laughing just as easily when viewing each of them. In the end, I suppose a laugh is a laugh, not matter how its achieved. That said, despite going through its own series of highs and lows, if one is to (wisely) tune into recent episodes of “The Simpsons” they will be greeted by a sharply written and still quite funny program worthy of the “Simpsons” name. However, in the past few seasons “Family Guy” has taken a major trip downhill. As to be expected when series creator Seth MacFarlane is intricately involved in other projects such as hosting the “Academy Awards” and directing films like the brilliant “Ted,” the show’s current reliance on “comedy” designed to be controversial and ignite shock value simply for the sake of it (rather than in the past when it was utilized to serve a genuinely funny gag), as of today place “Family Guy” leagues lower than the ever constant “Simpsons.” Bonus Round: “The Simpsons” has featured classic runnings gags in the intro to the program since its inception. Whether it be Bart’s Chalkboard gag, Lisa’s Saxophone gag, or the standard Couch gag, these minor bits of additional humor give Simpsons fans an extra bit of comedy to look forward to each episode. Family Guy, with the exception of a single episode, is simply the same old song and dance.
By Maurilio Amorim Staff Writer Let’s be honest for a minute. “Family Guy” is a complete ripoff of “The Simpsons.” That being said, it is a better show. “Family Guy” is basically a mature version of “The Simpsons.” “The Simpsons” have covered some suggestive and controversial subject matter, but it always manages to do so tastefully, in a family friendly maner. The same cannot be said about “Family Guy”. “Family Guy” is the cruder and more adult oriented cartoon sitcom that “The Simpsons” could never be. While it is true that the same demographic of teenage boys is the main viewer of both shows, “Family Guy” aims for more mature content and jokes. This works well for the show in two ways. First, we generally get better jokes. They are dirtier and even reference current events, celebrities and other things that only adults will get. Second, the show can cover more mature subject matter and themes. While “The Simpsons” have covered some of the same things, they don’t go as deep into the material sometimes. However, this is not always a bad thing. Sometimes “Family Guy” aspires to go very deep into mature or controversial topics and wants us to laugh at things that only a sociopath should find funny. At times it seems as if the goal is not always satire or humor but rather just to push the limits of mature cartoons and gain shock value. They may not go as far as “South Park” does at times, but without the satirical meaning present in “South Park” it is much
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“Family Guy” achieves more crude humor than “The Simpsons” when covering the same basic themes.
more disturbing. “The Simpsons” typically aspire for more satirical value and cover topics in a more tasteful light. “Family Guy” is funnier when covering controversial subjects, but it is all becomes lost when they push it too far. The real problem with “The Simpsons” is the show’s inability to age. Both shows have seen a decline in material in recent years, but “The Simpsons” seem to be following the same formulas they did in 1995. Family Guy’s writing has grown in many ways since its beginning. Not all of these are positive changes, but it has in ways gotten better and not just worse. “The Simpsons” is just not very funny at all anymore. They attempt to relate and incorporate current pop culture, but the same approach that worked in the 90s
just doesn’t seem to work nowadays. The audience has not only seen it countless times, but since we have now seen shows like “Family Guy” and “American Dad.” “The Simpsons” are no longer the only existing cartoon aimed for adults, but they don’t seem at all eager to acknowledge this. The jokes are all recycled and repeated. Even when we get new material it all feels like a lukewarm retreat of old material. The only real reason I find left to watch “The Simpsons” is nostalgia for the memories and moments of greatness the show saw in the past. “Family Guy” may not be as good as it was in its prime, but it has managed to avoid this.
‘Outstanding Comedy Series’ keeps momentum going
By Alex Sferrazza Staff Writer “Modern Family” has come out of the gates swinging this season. Fresh off the program’s recent win for their fourth consecutive “Outstanding Comedy Series” Primetime Emmy Award, some critics seem poised to pounce if the series slumps in inquality. Thankfully the brilliant creative forces behind the top rated series are not yet giving them any such chance. The first major story arc involved Cam and Mitchell struggling to find a way to break the news of their recent engagement to Cam’s visiting sister Pam. In a sudden turn of
events, right before Lily spills the of his life. Upset that she witnessed beans, Pam drops a surprise of her the events without Phil, who spent own: she’s getting married herself, the afternoon mourning the accito none other than Cam’s high school dental loss of a nest of baby birds, Claire attempts to keep it a secret. crush (much to Cam’s dismay). The final and most The second story entertaining plot line revolved around Claire Modern Family revolved around Jay and and Phil trying to think Wednesday 9 p.m. Manny attempting to of ways they can avoid convince Gloria that she going to Luke’s soccer should look into getting games, since he barely glasses. The highlight of gets any playing time. which involved Jay fakThey succeed in their ing an accidental ingesefforts, finding a way to tion of rat poison. Rather gently approach the subject. However on game day, Claire than admit her visual impairments ends up getting bored and decides to to the family, Gloria hilariously prewatch her son’s game anyway. Much tends to contact poison control. All three plots intersect during a to her surprise, Luke plays the game
family gathering at Jay’s house, at which point the always over sensitive Cam losses it and everyone begins to argue before making amends. One of the standout running gags in the episode involved repeated unintentional references to Phil’s birds nest accident, i.e. when discussing films, someone mentions “Bye, Bye, Birdie.” As always watching Eric Stonestreet as Cam overreact to situations and go into full on diva mode is quite entertaining. Guest star Aubrey Anderson Emmons as Cam’s sister Pam provides an admirable foil for Stonestreet and on screen, their chemistry seemed to work well. Seeing Sofia Vergara as Gloria
overreact to the glasses situation frequently was quite amusing, although not as laugh inducing as Manny and Jay’s botched fake poisoning scam. All in all the episode showcased the family, simply being a family. Nothing extravagant happened during the episode but rather its airtime was served by showcasing the brilliant cast simply repeating line after line of expertly crafted dialogue. While it’s not the pinnacle of the series’ comedic heights, “Farm Strong” remained a treat.
Gender identity complexities ‘Aladdin’ brings joy to all ages
By Molly Miller Campus Correspondent “Aggressive is your strength, your courage,” said Kisha, one of the several women featured in “The Aggressives,” a 2005 documentary by Daniel Peddle that was shown in the Rainbow Center this past Saturday. The documentary focused on women of color who identified as “aggressive.” This term means different things to different women, but most women in the film used it to describe lesbians who present themselves in a traditionally masculine way. In order to do this, some women wrap themselves in Ace bandages, cut their hair and take hormones, while other women simply wear stereotypically male clothes. The documentary presented some lesbian relationships in which aggressive women took on more traditionally masculine roles. “Being aggressive basically is who wears the pants,” explained Kisha. Many of these women compete in New York City drag balls. They might dress up as and act like businessmen or construction workers. “A ball is a get-together of gay people wanting to act like superstars,” said Rjai, an aggressive woman featured in the documentary. “You have to outdo the other person.” Although these women dress and present themselves in a masculine manner, most of them do not identify as transgender. “I’m not trying to be a man,” said Flo, a self-identified “aggressive butch” who has been chased out of a women’s restroom by police officers. “I know who I am.”
However, some women featured in the documentary did selfidentify differently. “I consider myself to be transgendered,” said Marquise, “but I don’t want to be a man.” Marquise enlisted in the military with hopes of making money and eventually receiving a college education. Although “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was still in place when this documentary was made, Marquise said that there were very few issues. “They don’t ask you your sexual orientation. That’s not the problem,” said Marquise. “Displaying your sexual orientation, that’s another thing.” Since “The Aggressives” was shown as a part of the Rainbow Cinema series, which takes places in the Rainbow Center every Saturday at 2 pm, the viewing was followed by a discussion facilitated by staff member Chris Richard, a 7th-semester psychology major. The discussion focused on how gender roles and stereotypes were involved in the documentary, as well as what sorts of problems gender non-conforming students might face. “I feel that a ‘real female’ would be different for different people,” said William Barbosa, a 1st-semester biomedical engineering major, referring to comments made in the documentary about the type of women that aggressive women are into. Students agreed that some of the aggressive women in the documentary were sometimes disrespectful when interacting with more traditionally feminine women. “Just because you feel more masculine doesn’t mean you have
to be a misogynist,” said Barbosa. Students at the discussion also talked about the problems non-gender-conforming students might face, such as choosing a bathroom to use or even a dorm to live in. “Universities have all-female dorms and all-male dorms, and say that we have a nongender-conforming student,” said Richard. “What should that student do?” UConn does offer gender-neutral housing in Garrigus Suites, but according to Richard, space is very limited and this option is substantially more expensive than non-gender-neutral housing. Rainbow Cinema has been selecting movies that represent one or more identities within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender spectrum. “The Aggressives” was chosen specifically because it represents a diverse group of people and issues. “We wanted to show more representations of different cultures,” said staff member Anna Ebora, a 7th-semester psychology and English double major. “There’s certainly an intersection here between gender, sexuality and race,” said Richards. “We’re trying to establish that these LGBT issues are all-encompassing.” Next week, the Rainbow Cinema series will continue with the movie-musical “Rent” at 2 p.m., followed by a discussion.
By Alicia Gilbride Campus Correspondent The Enchantment Theatre Company brought several different classic fairytales to life in Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts this afternoon through illusions and puppetry in their performance of “Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales.” The show, appropriate for children of all ages, was filled with families. The lights dimmed and the performance began with a single actress sitting in the center of the stage wearing long taffeta robes of purple and turquoise, as well as a mask which hid her entire face. In fact, all of the characters wore masks throughout the entirety of the play and the only dialogue was a female narrator who would interject frequently. The stage was small in size and mostly empty so that the actors could move about, using scarves, various props and dance to add emphasis to their characters. The story followed a young girl named Scheherazade whose brother had been taken by the Sultan of the land and sentenced to death for a crime he had committed. In a desperate attempt to save her brother, Scheherazade began to distract the Sultan by telling him stories. The first story she told was that of Sinbad. The lack of dialogue made following the storyline difficult. The next story Scheherazade told the Sultan was that of
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The Enchantment Theatre Company performed “Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales” at Jorgensen on Sunday, using ornate costuming through the performance.
Aladdin. This portion was easier to follow for it stuck with the original plot line of the classic tale: An evil sorcerer tricks a poor thief into venturing into a dark cave to retrieve a magic lamp that contains a magical wish granting genie. The puppetry was impressive in this scene. For example, the genie was portrayed by a nearly 10 foot tall blue puppet being controlled by the shortest member of the cast. At this point, the Sultan told Scheherazade that he would release her brother only if she agreed to marry him. When she refused, the Sultan grew angry and left. At night, she crept into the sultan’s chambers and threat-
ened to kill him, but instead told one last story. After hearing this story, the Sultan agreed to let Scheherazade’s brother go and the play ended. The 6 actors came out, to applause from the audience and then held a question and answer session. All of the children in the room began to eagerly raise their hands hoping to be called on. Most asked questions about the puppets and the masks.
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Students perform at the Husky Records concert in the Student Union on Sunday.
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Matheson shows UConn's depth with brace By Ryan Tolmich Campus Correspondent
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UConn junior forward Allando Matheson takes on a Memphis defender during the Huskies' 3-0 win on Saturday at Morrone Stadium. Matheson scored two goals in the victory.
Allando Matheson has been the forgotten one. On one hand, there is Mamadou Doudou Diouf, the injured superstar and team captain. On the other is freshman sensation Cyle Larin, whose goalscoring touch has made him the Huskies leading scorer in his inaugural campaign in Storrs. However, Matheson’s performance Saturday night against the Memphis Tigers showed that Diouf and Larin aren’t the only threats in the Husky lineup. Matheson was able to bag a brace in just 44 minutes on the field, as the 6’1 target man’s power and finishing ability were on display right from the get go. The junior was able to score his first goal of the night less than a minute after being inserted into
the game, as Matheson was able “The second goal that I scored to calmly slot home an Adria Beso felt a little bit better,” said through ball with a level of preci- Matheson, who now his three sion the even impressed coach goals to his name on the season. Ray Reid. “We’ve been doing a lot of box “The first one, I said to him, he running in training, especially me had no angle,” said Reid, whose and (Larin). We’ve been putteam picked up its secting in the work on ond conference win trying to get to the with the 3-0 victory. right spot. To get a “He was right to shoot goal like that layup, it, but the only place he it paid off. It feels could score was where great.” he scored it. And then Despite the the second was typical man-of-the-match him. He’s really good performance, Notebook in the air.” Matheson will have Matheson’s second to stay focused, as goal showed off a different aspect his role will not change. He is a of his game, as the powerful for- super-sub. He is still a change of ward displayed his knack for posi- pace whose holdup play and bursts tioning as he found himself on the of energy can turn a game on its end of a Beso cross. The ball was head at any time. left on a platter for Matheson, and “Allando Matheson has had a he took full advantage by heading hard role,” said Reid, who has the ball home comfortably. coached Matheson for three sea-
sons in Storrs. “Let’s put this on the table. He comes off the bench. I think he’s better that way. He doesn’t like it. But he’s an injection. He’s been that way his whole career. His goals-per-minute is even better than Mamadou’s. I’m not sure he can go 90 minutes but that’s just me. But now, he’s bought the role and he’s changing things.” Matheson is a major part of the Huskies offensive threat, especially in the absence of Diouf. The Canadian forward will need to continue his goal-scoring ways if the Huskies are going to reach their goal of postseason glory. “I need him for Columbia,” said Reid. “I need him for Louisville. This is what he does. This guy will have 10 goals this year if he plays it right the rest of the season.”
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Young players stepping up for United States KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The moment that Graham Zusi trotted onto the pitch at Sporting Park and basked in the roar of a sellout crowd for a World Cup qualifier against Jamaica, nobody seemed to care who he had replaced. True, the Sporting KC midfielder was playing in his home stadium Friday night. That was a big reason he was showered with love. But the other, more noteworthy reason was that Zusi immediately gave the Americans a spark, scoring the first goal in what turned into a 2-0 victory. It was only after he scored in the 77th minute to help the U.S. clinch first place in its group for the third straight cycle that anybody seemed to notice Landon Donovan sitting on the bench. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he made the substitution for "performance-based" reasons, and it was hard to argue. Donovan had struggled in the first half. But it also was evidence that a new, young generation of players is ready to take over the mantle from the previous bunch of standard bearers. "There's great depth in this team, and we're pushing each other in each game and in
each practice as well," Zusi said. "And that competition is needed for a team to do well." Zusi's goal was just the second of his international career, while Donovan holds the U.S. career record for both goals and assists. And it's not as if Donovan is washed up, either. He has eight goals and eight assists this year, surpassing the single-year point record of 22 he set in 2007. But the change at halftime Friday was at least a glimpse into a future changing of the guard, and the team that Klinsmann fielded gave several youngsters a chance to impress. Aron Johannsson, who played for Iceland's under-21 team and made his U.S. debut in August, got his first international start. Johannsson was helped along on the field by veteran Jozy Altidore, with whom he played briefly for AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands. Johannsson missed on a couple of good looks at the goal, but he consistently found himself in the right place at the right time, and that left Klinsmann feeling good about his future. "With Aron, it's simply, Get out there and get con-
nected. Be part of this team going forward," Klinsmann said. "He missed his chances, but he was there, and that's good to see. The second half he ran out of gas a little bit, and that's why we subbed him out of there." Johannsson, who got the start because of an injury to Eddie Johnson in training, said his shortcomings were simply a matter of growing accustomed to his teammates. Other young players who got into the mix included Alejandro Bedoya, who recently joined French club Nantes. It was his crossing pass to Zusi behind the Jamaican defense that resulted in the goal that sent a crowd of 18,467 into a frenzy and the U.S. on to victory Friday. Another star for Sporting KC, defender Matt Besler, earned his 12th cap. He was instrumental in helping the Americans finish 8-0 without allowing a goal in home qualifiers this cycle. Then there was Mix Diskerud, who earned his first cap with the national team in 2010 but seemed to have fallen out of favor before Klinsmann's arrival. The midfielder for Norwegian club Rosenborg
UConn to host Connecticut Cup By Nick Danforth Campus Correspondent The UConn men’s golf team will wrap up their fall season today when they host the Connecticut Cup at the Ellington Ridge Country Club. The two-day tournament will be the Huskies fifth and final of the fall season. In the Huskies last tournament, they finished in seventh place out of 14 teams at the MacDonald Cup. Playing as an individual, junior Dane Rosa was the top finishing
Husky, as he finished with a 4-over par 214 over the three rounds, good for a tie for 18th place in the 74-player field. Rosa’s second round score of 67 was the first sub70 round of his collegiate career. Sophomore Zach Zaback finished just one stroke behind Rosa, placing him in a tie for 21st place in the tournament. He finished with a 5-over par 215, including one of just five eagles during the tournament. One stroke behind Zaback was fellow sophomore Josh Flaherty, who finished with a 6-over
par 216. Also competing for the Huskies was freshman Eric Dietrich, who finished in a tie for 35th, junior captain Chris Wiatr, who finished in a tie for 45th, and sophomore Corey Birch, who finished in 65th place. The University of Illinois finished in first place at the tournament, shooting a 33-under par and finishing 25 strokes ahead of second place Yale University.
U.S. forward Aron Johannsson (9) and Jamaica defender Lloyd Doyley (3) attempt to control the ball in the first half of a World Cup qualifier soccer match at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Johannsson opted to play for the U.S. over Iceland.
BK was active against Jamaica throughout the night, getting several good looks at the goal. "Great group of guys, and on the field it's easy to play with them," Diskerud said. "When we get the ball going and we use each other, we can play. That happened in the second half." All the young players got
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The win over Louisville gave the Huskies their 11th of the season coming off of a tough overtime loss to Boston College on Oct. 6. The team remains undefeated in the Big East with a 3-0 conference record. “Our goal every year never changes: its to win the conference regular season title and win the conference tournament so that you get the automatic bid,” Stevens said. “Right now we are in a good position and obviously we have Georgetown, Old Dominion and Temple remaining, but our goal is to win the regular season title. We host the conference championship and our goal is to be the No. 1 seed.” UConn outshot Louisville 19-8 and had three penalty corners to the Cardinals’ five. Goal-scorers for the Huskies were senior forward Anne Jeute and Marie Elena
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Bolles, who each chipped in a pair of goals in the contest, Hunnable and freshman forward Montana Fleming. Senior goalkeeper Sarah Mansfield posted her fifth shutout of the season. The team carried its momentum over to Sunday, besting the Boston University Terriers (8-5) to cap off the undefeated weekend. “BU came to us with eight wins and they are well coached. It took us a while to figure them out, and in the second half we were able to string a lot more passes together and generate more offense,” Stevens said. The Terriers gave UConn a tight first half of play, with the Huskies unable to score until the 34th minute of the game. Hunnable put the Huskies on the board after sending home a pass from sophomore midfielder Roisin Upton, who had four points on the day. “It was a close game in the
first half and in the second half we really rose to the occasion,” Stevens said. “Sometimes you have to wear the other team down and I think we were able to do that as the game went along. We have good team speed and terrifically fast players, so it just took a while to wear them down a bit and then we were able to create goal scoring opportunities.” UConn went on to score four goals in the second half, holding Boston University to a shutout until the 67th minute of regulation, when the Terriers chipped in their lone score of the contest as time expired. UConn will travel to Washington, D.C. this weekend for games against Big East opponent Georgetown (2-11) on Friday, Oct. 18 and American University (8-4) on Sunday, Oct. 20.
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The UConn women’s cross country team placed second out of 43 teams at the New England Championships in Boston on Saturday afternoon. New Hampshire won the race with 67 points. Coach Amy Yoder Begley said, “I was really impressed with Saturday’s performance. It was a great learning experience for the girls because it was a big race with a lot of bodies. We got out to a fast start, ran well down the middle, and maintained our pace.” UConn had two racers finish in the top 10. Emily Durgin finished in seventh place with a time of
17:29. Brigitte Mania finished right behind her, grabbing tenth place with a time of 17:45. Abby Mace rounded out UConn’s top three with a 19th place finish at 18:07. “It was a good learning experience for regionals. They ran strong and finished well. Laura Williamson did a great job stepping up after Emily Howard after she fell and was unable to finish the race,” Begley said. “I hope the girls have the fire and desire to get better and improve. We are never satisfied with what we do. We are always striving to get better.” UConn’s next race is this Saturday at the Wisconsin Adidas Invite in Madison, Wisc. The race is scheduled to start at noon.
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Huskies top Temple 3-1 for ninth win By Kyle Constable Staff Writer
The UConn women’s soccer team rebounded from two road losses in Florida last weekend with a decisive 3-1 win over Temple in Storrs on Friday night. UConn (9-6-0, 3-2-0 American) held Temple (6-7-1, 1-4-0 American) to just four shots in the game, only giving up a free-kick goal to an anemic Owls offense. Temple has only 15 goals in 14 games. The Huskies started their offensive pressure early, as redshirt junior forward Julie Hubbard and sophomore forward Samantha McGuire exchanged shot opportunities.
In the 20th minute, freshman forward Rachel Hill made a hustle play in the Temple box to keep the ball inbounds, passing it back to Hubbard, whose shot went just wide of the upper right corner. UConn’s dominance continued through the half. A chaotic situation in the 31st minute placed the ball nearly into Temple’s net, but none of UConn’s players could kick it over the line. Finally, in the 40th minute, the stalemate was broken on a shot from Hubbard on a corner kick by sophomore forward Stephanie Ribeiro. Mere seconds later in the 41st minute, Ribeiro doubled the Huskies’ lead when a pass from junior midfielder Riley Houle
resulted in an incredible shot drilled into the near side of the net, giving the Huskies a 2-0 lead at the half. UConn continued its offensive pressure at the start of the second half. Just 32 seconds in, senior midfielder Jennifer Skogerboe scored her first goal of the season on a pass across the box from Hill to give UConn a 3-0 lead. The Huskies could not hold onto the clean sheet, however. A penalty committed by sophomore midfielder Liana Hinds turned into a converted penalty kick for Temple’s Erin Lafferty, reducing the Huskies lead to two. Despite giving up the goal, UConn held onto the 3-1 lead and finished the game with 34
shots to Temple’s four, a performance second only to their four-goal, 36-shot game against Houston. Coach Len Tsantiris said his team’s offensive performance was the “most havoc” they have created all season. However, the Huskies still had many opportunities they could not capitalize on. “We hit the post two or three times, it should have gone, it could have gone in,” Tsantiris said. “The (Temple) keeper played out of her mind today.” UConn’s next game is set for Thursday night, where the Huskies will face Cincinnati at Morrone Stadium in Storrs.
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UConn senior midfielder Jennifer Skogerboe receives the ball during the Huskies' game against Temple on Friday at Morrone Stadium. Skogerboe scored in UConn's 3-1 win.
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Stevens becomes NCAA's all-time wins leader FAC T F I L E Field Hockey
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Nancy Stevens, Head Coach
Accolades • 563 career wins, most all-time • 5 Final Fours • 12 Big East titles • 41 All-Americans • 2007 NFHCA Hall of Fame inductee
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UConn field hockey’s head coach Nancy Stevens became the NCAA Division I field hockey all-time wins leader after the Huskies defeated Louisville on Friday. Stevens, who has won 563 games as of Sunday, surpassed former Old Dominion coach Beth Anders who finished her career with a record of 561 wins in 30 seasons. “I’ve been fortunate to be at universities that support women’s athletics and support field hockey. You need a confluence of factors,” Stevens said. “You need the support of a great university behind you that you can recruit to…You need great assistant coaches…and then you need great players, so I’ve been fortunate to have
all those factors.” she played for inspired her to Stevens first started play- pursue a career in coaching, ing field hockey in the ninth she said. grade. According to the “I was lucky. I had a great Hartford Courant, her sister high school coach and her inspired her to play. “I would passion for the sport inspired have been cut but my sister me,” Stevens said. “My was such a fantastic player, college coach was the ’84 they thought, ‘well, Nancy’s Olympic coach and she was awful, but her sismy Nationals ter is good.’ Think team coach as about that, I could well. So I had have been cut from great coaches ninth grade field and they inspired hockey,” Stevens me to want to do confessed in the what they did.” article. Stevens, who However, this has been coachNotebook did not deter ing for 35 years, Stevens. Just a few first started her years later she was the cap- coaching career at Franklin tain of the AIAW National and Marshall College. For Championship team at West the two years she was with Chester University. Stevens the Diplomats, Stevens played for national teams brought them to the quarterand went to the World finals and finals of the AIAW Championships in Scotland National Championships. in 1975. Both of her coaches Stevens then moved on to
Northwestern and coached there for seven years before coming to UConn in 1990. She has led her teams to eight appearances in the NCAA Semifinals and 20 trips to the NCAA Quarterfinals. She was inducted into West Chester University Hall of Fame in 2003, the Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006 and also the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007. “I read a quote by Pearl S. Buck and it was ‘if you have joy in your work you found the fountain of youth,’” Stevens said. “I think most coaches would agree that when things are going well and you love what you are doing it really doesn’t seem like work because you enjoy it so much and it keeps you young.” Stevens’ passion translates
on the field with her players. The team is in sync, as they all seem to share that same drive as their coach does. This passion and hard work, along with a talented coach has lead the Huskies extremely far not only in past seasons, but in this season as well and future seasons to come. “We are positive coaches. I have trained horses for most of my life and there are different ways you can train: with the whip or the carrot,” Stevens said with a smile. “I think that our coaching philosophy is positive coaching and we try to empower young women to become great leaders and that’s been our focus and I think that attitude keeps you in coaching for a long time.”
UConn tops Rutgers for first win in the American By Scott Carroll Staff Writer
The UConn volleyball team took down the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in four sets as the Huskies captured their first American Athletic Conference win 3-1. The Huskies got off to a rough start in the first set of the match, losing 27-25. Despite having a chance to win the set late, the Huskies were finished off by consecutive kills by Rutgers’ Alex Lassa who would finish the match with 21 kills. UConn wouldn’t let the first set-back get in the way however as they would take
the second set 25-20. Rutgers would jump out to an early 10-5 lead in the set, but the Huskies would fight back. An ace by UConn’s Marissa Prinzbach would tie the set up at 13 as the Huskies went on a 12-7 run to finish off the set. UConn would keep the momentum rolling after the halftime break as they would take the highly contested third set 26-24 behind multiple Karson Ratliff kills. Rutgers however, would have a 14-10 lead in the third. The Huskies would respond with a 7-2 run to give them 17-16. UConn would go on to take the set behind a key Jackie Wattles kill and a Rutgers error.
The Huskies would completely dismantle the Scarlet Knights in the fourth set 25-13 behind back-to-back blocks and an ace from sophomore Immanuella Anuga as UConn would take the match 3-1. UConn had a very balanced attack Friday night with three of their attackers reaching double figures. Ratliff led the Huskies with 17 kills while Anuga and Hayley Cmajdalka each had 10 kills. The Huskies were also very balanced on defense as three of their players reached double figures in digs. Co-captain Brianna Dati led the team with 23 digs while freshmen Sophia Mar and junior Amy Christensen each scooped 10 digs.
“I’m really proud of our team effort tonight,” said Heach Coach Holly StrassO’Brien. “We literally played everybody at one point in the match and everybody did what they needed to do. It’s good to get our first conference win. It’s nice knowing we got 13 left and we’ll move forward from here”. The win brings the Huskies record to 10-10 and their conference record to 1-4. UConn’s next games will each come on the road this weekend as the Huskies take on Temple and Memphis away.
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UConn freshman middle blocker Hayley Cmajdalka goes for a spike against Rutgers on Friday at Gampel Pavilion. The Huskies defeated the Scarlet Knights 3-1.
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UConn splits weekend series with Colgate, drops to 1-4-0 Susan Allen. However, UConn was unable to find the elusive goal, despite recieving a solid 25 save performance from Husky goaltender Elaine Chuli. Despite not scoring, MacKenzie was able to take away plenty of positives from the loss, as the Huskies performance displayed the type of improvement the first year coach expects from his team. “I feel solid about both of our goaltenders,” said MacKenzie. “If you saw this weekend, our goaltenders were outstanding. One thing we learned this weekend is that we have solid goaltending. We have defensemen that are getting better every single game. Our forwards are really starting to turn the puck
over and really generate offense.” “I’m very proud of the way we played,” continued Mackenzie. “We had 37 shots on net. Their goalie made some incredible saves. Sometimes that happens. I’m just really happy with the way we’re playing. We’re executing what we want to do. We outplayed them for long stretches of the game. We didn’t get what we deserved, but we’re going in the right direction and that’s the most important thing.” UConn will look to build upon these improvements, as the Huskies will host Rennselaer for a weekend series starting Oct. 25.
UConn senior goaltender Sarah Moses stopped 42 shots in the Huskies' 3-2 overtime win over Colgate on Friday. The win was the team's first under new coach Chris MacKenzie.
The UConn women’s hockey team was able to earn the first win of the Chris MacKenzie era, as a weekend split with Colgate gave the Huskies their first victory of the young season. The Huskies opened the weekend with an emotional 3-2 overtime win, as Kayla Campero was able to find the back of the net with just ten seconds remaining in the extra period. First period goals from Sarah MacDonnel and Stephanie Raithby gave the Huskies an early advantage, but Colgate were able to get chip away with a goal in both the
second and third period. However, Campero’s power play winner stifled the Raiders comeback attempt, as the junior winger’s deflection of an Emily Snodgrass shot gave the Huskies a tough win. UConn goaltender Sarah Moses was able to stop 42 shots, despite the Huskies being left shorthanded 10 times. Game two of the weekend series wasn’t as favorable for the Huskies, as the hosts dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker, despite dominating Colgate for long stretches of game time. The Huskies outshot the Raiders 37-26, including a dominant second period that saw the Huskies fire 19 shots at Colgate goaltender
game-winner because we still had some time to play but it did give us the go-ahead.” The Huskies managed two possessions in the time remaining, but failed to come away with any real scoring chances. The only real threat came on the final drive. Freshman quarterback Tim Boyle, in his first start for UConn, managed to kick-start a drive and provide a little hope for what remained of the Homecoming crowd.
A 3rd-and-10 completion to Sean McQuillan kept things moving and a 16-yard grab by Dhameer Bradley brought the Huskies across midfield with about 16 seconds remaining. But both Boyle and Weist waited to call UConn’s final timeout and allowed nine seconds to run off before stopping the clock. That left time for just one desperate shot into the end zone, which fell idly to the ground and preserved the Bulls’ win.
“I’m disappointed in my execution on the last drive of the game,” Weist said. “We were put in a position to move the ball down the field and get a field goal. I hesitated making a call and we didn’t get it in on time. That’s on me.” Realistically, the Huskies were lucky to even have that chance, as the last-ditch drive began with Boyle surviving three near-interceptions. While he added an extra dimension to the offense with
his ability to scramble, the true freshman was sporadic with his throws throughout the afternoon. Though he was victim of a number of drops, he was also susceptible to overthrows and slightly misplaced passes that were hard for receivers to handle. Boyle finished 15 of 43 for 149 yards. “I was just a little anxious,” Boyle said. “Obviously I’m capable of making throws but once I got the jitters out I got settled in a little bit. But you
know, that’s past me now, so don’t expect that in the future.” For the Huskies, the immediate future looks a little grim. After falling to 0-5 with the loss, UConn must now turn its attention to a road trip to 4-2 Cincinnati. The Bearcats are 3-0 at Nippert Stadium this season. That game is scheduled for Oct. 19 at noon and can be seen on ESPNU.
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move the Bulls down field. His lone misfire of the drive was a ball that hit the hands Stephen Bravo-Brown in the end zone. But the drop was of little consequence after Marvin Kloss drilled a 44-yard field goal to give USF the lead with 4:03 remaining. “It was the first one in my career here at USF and it felt good,” Kloss said. “I wouldn’t really count it as a
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By Ryan Tolmich Campus Correspondent
The UConn Huskies were able to split a weekend series with the visiting Colgate Raiders, as an overtime thriller and a defensive battle made up an exciting weekend of hockey at Freitas Ice Forum. The weekend’s opening game was won by the Huskies as a Kayla Campero winner in overtime gave UConn their first win on the season. Colgate was able to get their revenge in the weekend’s second contest, as a first period goal by Raider forward Taylor Craig proved to be enough for a Colgate victory. MacKenzie picks up first win in Storrs Friday’s overtime victory was full of emotion. Any time a team can score with just seconds remaining to win, there’s sure to be a bit of excitement. However, this weekend’s victory was extra special for the Huskies, as it was the first win with first year coach Chris MacKenzie at the helm. MacKenzie made sure to point out his teams effort, as he is already seeing noticeable improvements in this year’s Huskies. “It’s the first win for the team,” said MacKenzie. “It’s not so much me. Our team did that together. We got our first win and we took another step. We had 37 shots on net. I don’t know the last time this program had that many shots on net. For us, we’re just looking to get better every day. That’s really it. “ Huskies strong on penalty kill Despite facing the uphill battle of dealing with 14 Colgate power plays, the UConn penalty kill unit stood strong throughout the weekend by not allowing a power play goal. While no coach likes to see his team play a man down, coach MacKenzie is developing major confidence in his penalty kill unit. “We’re very confident that we can kill penalties,” said coach MacKenzie. “We had our fair share of work this weekend, but I was really happy with how we just adapted and overcame some adversity. I think we killed almost fifteen penalties on the weekend. That probably puts us in the top ten in the country. That’s where we want to be in a lot of categories.” UConn embracing ‘the journey’ The Huskies were able to bounce back from a pair of losses at nationally ranked Minnesota Duluth with this weekend’s overtime win, demonstrating just the type of resilience MacKenzie expects from his players. Despite losing the second game of the weekend series, MacKenzie is proud of his team’s strides so far, while also looking forward to what the team can become with a long season ahead of them. “They’re a good hardworking bunch of players,” said MacKenzie. “We have a culture of unselfishness. We’re working hard for each other. For us, that journey together is special. That’s what we’re doing right now. We didn’t get the result we wanted, but we’re taking steps in the right direction. That’s the most important point.”
Weist takes blame, Boyle impresses in loss to USF By Tim Fontenault Sports Editor
New coach. New quarterback. Same result. A 13-10 Homecoming loss to South Florida has the UConn football team sitting at 0-5 for the first time since 1978. In its first American Athletic Conference game, UConn did look like a different team than the one coached by Paul Pasqualoni. With T.J. Weist at the helm and with freshman Tim Boyle at quarterback, the Huskies looked livelier and more effective in the run game – implementing a spread option that allowed them to move the ball with big yardage plays. But when UConn got into USF territory, it failed to get the ball in the end zone. Three catchable passes were dropped inside the five-yard line or in the end zone, taking several points off the board for the Huskies. The only UConn touchdown came on a 52-yard run by Lyle McCombs, who set a new career high with 164 rushing yards. “A lot of missed opportunities,” McCombs said. “Today, as an offense, we didn’t make enough plays to win this game and that’s the bottom line.” Weist takes the blame He has been coaching college football since 1988, but Saturday was T.J. Weist’s first crack at being a head coach. After losing to the Bulls, Weist was not looking for any sympathy or for anyone to go easy on him. “You know when we lose as a
team, I just told the team, it comes down to the head coach,” Weist said. “It comes down to did I and my staff, me and my staff, get them prepared, so this loss is on me. It’s my responsibility to do whatever it takes to win this game.” There were notable changes between Pasqualoni’s UConn and Weist’s. The Huskies appeared to be a more energized team. The changes implemented by Weist and Mike Foley, who is working with the offensive line again after the firing of George DeLeone, appeared to be for the best, but mistakes were still made. One of those mistakes came in the final 20 seconds when UConn was able to get the ball over midfield into USF territory. With one timeout remaining, Weist thought the clock had stopped with 16 seconds to go, meaning UConn had time for one more play to put Chad Christen into field goal range. The new coach did not make a play call and the clock kept ticking down to seven seconds, which is when Weist finally called timeout. UConn then had to air it out, but his throw to the end zone fell to the ground. “I’m man enough to say what I did right and what I did wrong, and I told the team that’s on me,” Weist said. “So we’ll get that corrected. There’s no hiding from any of that.” Boyle earns praise The numbers were not pretty – 15 of 43 for 149 yards – but Middlefied native Tim Boyle looked like a quarterback with the potential to do great things for UConn. “I think Tim stepped up, showed
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UConn freshman quarterback Tim Boyle threw for 149 yards in his debut against USF.
maturity, showed poise, handled the pressure and made some throws, made some decisions on some of the different looks they gave us, that were pretty good for a true freshman,” Weist said. “He put us in a position to win this game, so I think we’ll keep moving forward with him, we’ll get him better, and we will get better. The problem is we don’t have a lot of time to get better.” Boyle made a couple of big plays, both with his arm and his feet, but with a 35 percent completion percentage, most of his passes failed to connect. Oftentimes early in the game, Boyle was throwing high, something that can be credited to nerves. “I was just a little anxious,” Boyle said. “Obviously, I’m capable of making the throws, but once I got the jitters out I settled in a little bit, but that’s past me now, so I don’t expect that in the future much. I think I’ll be good.” Despite the overthrows, a lot of Boyle’s incomplete passes came
from dropped passes. The Huskies’ three dropped passes inside the five cost UConn the chance to put more points on the board, particularly on the first drop, when Spencer Parker had the ball in his hands but failed to hang on. “It doesn’t faze me at all,” Boyle said. “You can’t let it faze you at all. A drop is a drop and you move on to the next play. If I can go back and change the future, obviously I’d want them to catch it, but that’s not possible, so just move on to the next play and try to execute.” UConn may have lost and the numbers might not have been stellar, but Boyle has the faith of his teammates after Saturday. “He didn’t look like a freshman to me,” McCombs said. “He was very poised out there, and he looked like he’s been doing this for a while. So we’re all confident in him – I’m confident in him – and we’re looking to move forward with him as our quarterback.”
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STEVENS STANDS ALONE Field hockey coach becomes NCAA’s all-time wins leader By Jackson Mitchell Staff Writer
Tyler Morrissey On Saturday I did something I haven’t done since the last UConn football game of the 2011 season. I took off my journalism hat for the afternoon to tailgate my last game as a student before I graduate. It was just like I remembered it. Thousands of football fans that bleed blue lined the parking lots of Rentschler Field. Colorful flags were raised high above the smoke filled air as the smell of grilled food carried from the entrance of the stadium to the woods. While many things stayed the same at the Rent, this Saturday was also the beginning of a new era in UConn Football. It was the first game since the Huskies ousted Paul Pasqualoni. The situation interim head coach T.J. Weist inherited was less than ideal. Time goes on and so does the season. However, even with a new head coach the results on the field did not differ than when Pasqualoni was at the helm. You didn’t need to be in the press box to see the UConn offense struggle as much as they did. Granted, it was the first collegiate start for the true freshman Tim Boyle, so growing pains were expected. But it was the receiving core that let down UConn and the 37,681 fans who were hoping for a happy homecoming. The Huskies committed six dropped passes, including one by Spencer Parker that should have resulted in a touchdown. Close but no cigar. That seems to be the storyline that has followed this team around all season. This time it really hurts though. After one of the worst starts to the season in 20 years, many optimistic fans had Oct. 12 circled on their calendar as the Huskies’ most winnable game of the season. The road ahead does not look favorable for the Huskies. Next Saturday UConn travels to Cincinnati to face a 4-2 Bearcat team followed by another tough contest on the road against UCF. Keep in mind this is the same UCF team that defeated Penn State in State College and the team that nearly defeated No. 12 South Carolina. There’s also the Nov. 8 matchup with No. 8 Louisville that will be here faster than Husky fans rushing out of the stadium to beat the traffic on I-84. Homecoming is supposed to be a time where alumni come back to bask in the nostalgia of college days gone by. For current students, it is supposed to be a time to show off pride for your university. Instead it was the typical thinning of the herd that occurs in the student section during the fourth quarter of the game, despite the fact that it was three-point game. Can you blame them at this point though? While the deficit was only three points, it felt like 30 points. All the fun and joy of homecoming was lost as the reality of the season as a whole set in. UConn is 0-5 and could potentially fall to 0-8. I think it’s already safe to say, “Well, there’s always next season.” Follow Tyler on Twitter @ TylerRMorrissey
The No. 4 UConn field hockey team (12-1) captured two home wins this weekend, defeating No. 14 Louisville 6-0 Friday night and besting Boston University 5-1 on Sunday. Friday’s win earned UConn head coach Nancy Stevens her 562nd career victory and the title of all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division I history, surpassing former recordholder and Old Dominion head coach Beth Anders. Stevens is currently in her 35th year at the helm of the UConn field hockey program, having taken the job in 1990 after seven seasons at Northwestern. “I read a quote by Pearl S. Buck and it was, ‘If you have joy in your work you found the fountain of Recap youth,’” Stevens said, “and I think that most coaches would agree that when things are going well and you love what you are doing, it really doesn’t seem like work because you enjoy it so much and it keeps you young.” Under Stevens, the Huskies have made eight trips to the NCAA Tournament semifinal, as well as 20 appearances in the quarterfinal. Senior forward Marie Elena Bolles and junior forward Chloe Hunnable each scored their 100th career points, both reaching career milestones. “Over 40 years of field hockey at UConn and here today I believe there have been 14 players that have reached that threshold,” Stevens said. “So to have two, and in the same year, that’s a terrific accomplishment and a terrific achievement for both of them. We couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments.”
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UConn field hockey coach Nancy Stevens became the NCAA Division I all-time wins leader on Friday with a 6-0 victory over No. 14 Louisville at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs. The Huskies also defeated Boston University on Sunday, giving Stevens 563 career wins.
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UConn falls to USF, 0-5 for first time since 1978 By Matt Stypulkoski Associate Sports Editor
EAST HARTFORD – For the most part, the tale of UConn’s 13-10 loss to South Florida on Saturday can be told simply in rushing numbers. For the first 15:12, the Huskies could run the ball at will. After that, they could not and, as a result, they failed to produce any sort of offensive excitement, let alone points. “Starting off the game, we played a lot of three down linemen,” Bulls head coach Willie Taggart said. “They were running the ball on us quite a bit and [we] put more linemen in the game, and that helped a lot. And then guys played assignment a lot better than they did in the first half.” Those three-linemen looks left plenty of holes for the UConn running backs, par-
ticularly Lyle McCombs, to hit early on. The offensive line, back under the direction of coach Mike Foley after the firing Paul Pasqualoni and George DeLeone, managed to hold those gaps open as well. That led to heaps of rushing yards early – 117 on 16 attempts in the first quarter, plus a 52-yard touchdown scamper by McCombs on the first play of the second quarter that gave the Huskies a 10-7 lead. But beyond that point, the offensive dearth so familiar in the first four games of the season returned. UConn rushed for -7 yards over the final 14:48 of the first half and tallied just 45 yards on the ground over the game’s final 30 minutes. “They stayed in some cover2 coverages that still tried to take away the pass,” interim head coach T.J. Weist said of the second half struggles, “and twisted some things up
on the inside that put some pressure on the edges for us. Honestly, that’s something we haven’t handled the past few games. We didn’t run the ball as well in the second half as we would have liked. Meanwhile, punter Cole Wagner was putting together a star performance, which is always a worrying sign. His 308 punting yards on the afternoon helped the Huskies hold onto field position, as he pinned USF inside their own 20 on six of his seven kicks. However, that great field position – UConn started three straight drives on its own 33 or better in the second half – was wasted on a stalled offense. And while the defense was able to hold quarterback Bobby Eveld and the rest of South Florida’s offense in check for most of the day – USF’s lone touchdown came on a defensive scoop-andscore – the lack of points left
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UConn junior running back Lyle McCombs stiffarms a South Florida defender during the Huskies’ 13-10 loss on Saturday. McCombs rushed for a career-high 164 yards.
little margin for error. Eveld, who typically splits time in the pocket with Steven Bench, was the Bulls lone quarterback Saturday due to his platoon partner’s injury, and looked uncomfortable as a result. The senior completed just five of his first 24 passes and threw an interception on USF’s first drive.
But those struggles were easily covered by a 7:27 field-goal drive late in the fourth quarter that broke a 10-10 tie. Eveld strung completions of nine, 17 and 12 yards – including two for third-down conversions – together to
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Huskies rout Memphis 3-0 without Diouf, Blake By Mike Corasaniti Senior Staff Writer
The UConn men’s soccer team defeated the University of Memphis 3-0 Saturday night in front of a big Homecoming Weekend crowd at Morrone Stadium for their second conference win of the season. The Huskies (5-2-4, 2-0-3 American) struck first in the 20th minute of play when junior midfielder Adria Beso set up junior forward Allando Matheson with a pass into the penalty box. Matheson, who scored twice Saturday night, fielded the ball and sent it into the lower right corner of the net to put the Huskies up 1-0 for his second goal of the season. Then, with 19 minutes left in the first half, Cycle Larin stole the ball at the top of
the Memphis penalty box and sent a shot just over Memphis goalkeeper Cody Uzcategui that went off his hands and into the lower left corner of the net. “Me and Allando were pressing and I guess the goalie got nervous and he kicked it right to me, and I just put it in,” Larin said. T h e unassisted goal w a s
to play in the second half. “It’s always good with him,” said Matheson on Beso, who assisted both of his goals Saturday night. “When he gives it to you just have to do something with it….When we’re clicking we’re clicking.” The win marked the first time the Huskies h a v e w o n t w o games in a row this season since their opening two matches on Aug. 30 and Sept. 6 against St. Francis and Boston University respectively. The Huskies, who finished with seventeen shots on the evening, scored three goals in a single match for the first
Larin’s fourth goal of the season. UConn kept the pressure on offense for the remainder of the match, which culminated when Matheson broke through again much later on in the match with under ten minutes
time this season Saturday night. “I don’t know if we were better offensively tonight, but we finished better,” said head coach Ray Reid on UConn’s offensive display. “[Matheson] will have ten goals this year if he plays it right the rest of the season, and [him and Larin] together are a handful.” Memphis (7-5-1, 2-3-0 American) had its first opportunity immediately UConn’s first goal when senior midfielder Shane Keely sent a shot well over the UConn goal. The Tigers did not get another shot off until the second half with a play that came off of a corner kick, but it was promptly headed out and Memphis was held without a shot for the remainder of the match. UConn’s back line for the
Huskies played strong all evening, stifling multiple corner kicks and free kick opportunities to help out redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Jacob Wagmeister, who was again playing for the injured junior captain Andre Blake. The Huskies were without Blake and fellow captain Mamadou Doudou Diouf, who was also left out of the lineup again Saturday night due to injury. Coach Reid said Diouf, the senior forward, is making good progress and that Blake is expected to be back for UConn’s next match. The Huskies return to action tomorrow night against Columbia at 7 p.m. at Morrone Stadium for their last nonconference game of the season.