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UConn academics could jeopardize 2013 tourney By Mac Cerullo Managing Editor
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The NCAA adopted new rules for improving academic performance yesterday, which could keep the UConn men’s basketball team out of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The rules, adopted by the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, state that a school cannot participate in the 2013 tournament if its twoyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) average is below 930, or if its four-year average is below 900. The rules won’t be implemented until after this coming season, however, so UConn will be able to compete in this year’s tournament. UConn’s single-year APR score in 2009-10 was 826, and
its most recent four-year APR average was 893. Reportedly, UConn’s single-year APR score from this past season was 975, but even with the improvement, the Huskies’ averages would still fall below the threshold, with a two-year average of 900.5 and a four-year average of 888.5. The NCAA clarified that the two years used in the averages would be the 2009-10 and 201011 years. “The University of Connecticut has received clarification today that the two APR years for determining eligibility for the 2012-13 NCAA Championships will be 2009-10 and 2010-11,” UConn said in a statement to the Associated Press. There are some possibilities that could help UConn improve
its numbers before the 2013 tournament. Mike Enrite, associate athletic director of athletics/ communication, said that it was premature to say that UConn would not be eligible, and that there were likely to be some finishing touches before anything could be certain. UConn President Susan Herbst said in a statement that she agreed with the NCAA’s new rules and that she hoped they could be implemented in the fairest way possible. “It is my understanding that the NCAA has already begun examining the fairest method for implementing the new rules and I encourage them to make the time frame between a violation and a punish
UConn and NCAA Scores UConn’s APR Scores: 2009-10: 826 2010-11: 975* Two-year average: 900.5 Four-year average: 888.5 * Reported figure
Thresholds to make tournament: 2012-13: Two-year minimum: 930 or Four-year minimum: 900
2014-15 and beyond: Four-year minimum: 930
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Aetna writing prizes awarded
By Chelsea McGarry Campus Correspondent
Huskies hold off crusaders UConn wins home opener on late Latta score.
SPORTS/ page 14 EDITORIAL: WE MUST KEEP AMERICA’S INVOLVEMENT IN IRAQ IN OUR MINDS It may be premature to declare the war over.
COMMENTARY/page 4 INSIDE NEWS: CARDBOARD CANOE RACE BLENDS HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES AND TEAMBUILDING FUN NEWS/ page 2
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Tuition up more slowly in Conn. than in US HARTFORD (AP) — A report says public university students and their parents in Connecticut can find some consolation that pricey tuition and fees are rising more slowly than elsewhere in the U.S. The Hartford Courant reports the College Board said Wednesday that tuition and fees at Connecticut’s four-year public universities for the current school year rose about 2.5 percent. It’s among the smallest increases in the country.
“I feel so excited and blessed to have won the freshman writing prize.”
There were a variety of categories for the writing awards, including freshman writing, nonfiction, fiction, poetry and graduate essays. The Kathleen Gibson McPeek Scholarship, awarded to an English major each year since its establishment in 1990, was awarded to Leanne Ryder, who wrote a paper titled, “Close Reading Paper: Shakespeare’s
“Tuition and fees for in-state students at UConn is higher than the national average.” RACHEL WEISS/The Daily Campus
Kaley Kruger, 3rd-semester special education major, received the Aetna Freshman Writing Award, Thursday.
Sonnet XXIV.” There were also awards presented for writing across the disciplines, including the humanities, science and engineering and the social sciences. First prize winner in the humanities category, Zachary Langlois, used a political cartoon to further enhance his paper titled, “The Wolf of the Capitol: Kemalism as
an Alternative to Fascism in InterWar Authoritarian Trends.” “I feel so excited and blessed to have won the freshman writing prize, because I worked very hard on the paper alongside my incredible instructor, Michael Bartch,” said Kaley Kruger, 3rd-semester special education major and writer of the award-winning paper on James Joyce’s “The Dead.”
“Essay CONNections,” a free collection of winners’ essays in a booklet, was available for attendees. The Aetna Foundation compiled several editions of essay collections written by winners from previous years. Besides giving out scholarships and awards, the foundation holds events through
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Nationally, the average price for tuition and fees at public four-year colleges for in-state students increased 8.3 percent, to $8,244. Tuition and fees of $10,670 for in-state students at the University of Connecticut is higher than the national average. At the state’s four smaller state universities – Central, Southern, Western and Eastern – the charge for in-state students ranges from $8,055 to $8,555.
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The Department of English and the Connecticut Writing Project, supported by the Aetna Foundation, Inc., recognized exceptional students and teachers at the Aetna Writing Prize Program event Thursday at the Konover Auditorium. The Aetna Critical Writing Prize Program honored teachers, students and residents and gave them the chance to present their work publicly. Thirty awards and honorable mentions were given out in the program’s 22nd annual event.
– Kaley Kruger 3rd-semester special education major
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State rep proposing to change date of Halloween
By Abigail Ferrucci Staff Writer All Hallows Eve, Festival of the Dead; regardless of the name, people have been celebrating Halloween for centuries. Now there is one Connecticut lawmaker who wants to change the face of the holiday for good. Representative Tim Larson (D-East Hartford, South Windsor) is working on a proposal to change the date of Halloween from Oct. 31 to the last Saturday in October. Halloween is not an official state or federal holiday, but the popular tradition for trick-or-treating is for young children to go out on Oct.
New holiday would take place on the last Saturday of October, not the 31st 31, regardless of the day it falls on. The common trend for celebrations, like costume parties, usually falls to a more convenient day, like the weekend before Halloween usually takes place. “Even if Halloween is in the middle of the week, students are going to want to dress up and go out, which just causes stress and overload,” said Abby Searfoss, a 3rd-semester pre-teaching major. “If it was always on Saturday it would leave the celebrating just to the weekend.” According to a press release,
Larson does not expect his Saturday proposal to come up during the upcoming special session of the state legislature, but hopes the idea will be discussed in 2012. “Halloween is a fun night for the whole family, but not so much when you have to race home from work for trick or treating, welcome the neighborhood children and then try to get everyone to bed for an early morning,” Larson said in the press release. Safety is a concern and
Saturday allows for kid-friendly daytime events, as well as more visibility for taking out younger kids. According to Sheila McBride, a resident of Coventry with two young sons, her 10-year-old son Dan had just recently told her he thinks Halloween should be on a weekend. McBride “wished it could be so,” but it doesn’t seem realistic. “[Changing the date] could end up extending the celebrating even longer because we would celebrate on the 31 as
well as the last Saturday,” said Searfoss. Another reason for the date change is the potential for job creation. “Halloween has also become one of the top holidays for retailers selling candy, decorations, costumes and general party supplies,” said Larson. “Jobs are created by this holiday, so let’s make it a little more fun and safe for everyone, and create some jobs too,” he said.
What’s on at UConn this weekend... Friday: Careers for the Common Good Panel 3 to 5 p.m. HBL, Class of 1947 Room Information will be given about post-graduate service opportunities for students interested in Careers for the Common Good.
Saturday: Fall Concert 8 to 11 p.m. Jorgensen Special performers are Taking Back Sunday, The Maine and Bad Rabbits. Student tickets start at $15.
Saturday: Halloween Party 7 to 10 p.m. Student Union, 307 Join the International Center for a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, music and refreshments.
Sunday: Larry Crowne 7 to 9 p.m. Student Union Theatre Tom Hanks plays a middle-aged man who goes back to college after losing his job and finds love in a teacher played by Julia Roberts. Admission is $2.
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Occupy Hartford marches into Capitol
HARTFORD (AP) — “Occupy Hartford” protesters and students from area colleges and universities are joining forces to oppose rising tuitions and mounting student loan debt. About 50 students and protesters showed up at the state Capitol on Thursday as part of a student walkout and march. Paul Talbot of Torrington helped to organize the event. He urged the students to return to their campuses and organize protests at the schools. Talbot said students need to speak out about cuts to school budgets, the burden of high tuition and their inability to find jobs after they graduate. Alex Wilson of Middletown said he’s among 15 to 20 people living at the “Occupy Hartford” encampment at the corner of Broad Street and Farmington Avenue. The group is an outgrowth of an anti-Wall Street protest movement.
Top Conn. court hears school board takeover case
HARTFORD (AP) — A law that allows education leaders to sweep out dysfunctional school boards and replace them in struggling districts is now under the state Supreme Court’s scrutiny. Justices heard arguments Thursday in a lawsuit originating in Bridgeport, where six of the nine school board members, the mayor and the schools superintendent asked the state Board of Education in July to take control of city schools. Local and state officials had called it a dysfunctional, underfunded school system with some of the worst test performances in the state. Connecticut officials appointed new members under the previously untested 2007 law, created by the General Assembly to help turn around chronically low-achieving districts where students’ academic futures are in jeopardy.
Sex offenders to get visits on Halloween
HARTFORD (AP) — About 250 convicted sex offenders on parole in Connecticut can expect a Halloween visit from someone dressed as a parole officer. The state Department of Correction says its officers will be conducting surveillance and unannounced home visits over the holiday weekend to make sure none of the sex offenders under their supervision are handing out candy. Spokesman Brian Garnett says the parolees are all restricted from having contact with children and that includes trick-or-treaters. “It has been very clear to these offenders that they are to have no contact with minors,” he said. “As a result, they have been told to leave the lights off, not answer the door and we’re going to be out there to make sure they abide by those restrictions.”
Pa. boy, 13, ill after smoking synthetic pot, dies
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania eighth-grader who became ill after smoking synthetic marijuana and had a double lung transplant has died. Tonya Rice tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that her 13-yearold son, Brandon, died Thursday morning at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC. The boy smoked the fake marijuana out of a plastic PEZ candy dispenser. The chemicals in the drugs caused extensive damage to his lungs. Brandon was put on a respirator in June and had a double lung transplant in September. The boy’s mother says anti-rejection drugs he’d taken since the transplants weakened his immune system and made him unable to fight a recent infection.
NY man gets prison for punching karaoke singer, 79
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for punching a 79-year-old through a tavern window after complaining about the older man’s karaoke singing. The Daily Messenger of Canandaigua reports (http://bit.ly/ rDbIx5) that an Ontario County Court judge sentenced 42-year-old Paul Collen on Wednesday after reviewing photographs of the injuries the victim suffered when Collen punched him in the face inside the bar at the Naples Hotel during karaoke last March. Authorities say the older man’s head went through a plate glass window and he broke his nose and other facial bones. Collen was convicted of assault after a four-day trial earlier this month. He was prosecuted under a state law that raises the level of an assault when the victim is 65 years of age or older.
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Cardboard canoe race blends Halloween festivities and team-building fun By Kimberly Wilson Staff Writer Using only duct tape, flattened cardboard boxes, garbage bags, a retractable box-cutter and a jack-o-lantern, students were challenged to construct a pool-worthy vessel during “The Night of The Living Cardboard Canoe Race” Thursday night in the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium. Students who registered for the 6th-annual Halloween competition, held by UConn Outdoors and Natural High, had 90 minutes to design and construct their canoes. Nine two-person teams competed for the titles of fastest time, best costumes, best boat design and most spectacular capsize. The only rules of the event were that students had to touch both ends of the pool during the 50-yard race, incorporate a plastic jack-o-lantern into the design of the boat, and only use the materials given to them. For $30 per team to register, students were given their boat supplies, T-shirts, prizes and candy. “It’s a Halloween tradition,” said Mike D’Alfonso, coordinator of UConn Fitness and Wellness. “It’s been really popular.” Participants enthusiastically created their watercrafts in the box office hallway leading to the natatorium, while Halloweenthemed music played on the speakers and volunteers passed around bowls of candy. Several teams coordinated their costumes, including a pair
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Team Blase members Anna Praino, 7th-semester psychology major, and Chris Gross, a 7th-semester education major, took first place in the cardboard canoe race on Thursday evening.
of pirates, lax bros, a panda and zebra as well as a jack-olantern and skeleton. Judged by UConn recreation staff, the pirate-clad Team Dead Weight took the prize for best costume, Team Ugly Ducklings were awarded best boat design and Team Dirty Language won most spectacular capsize. Three boats did not make it the full 50 yards and sunk during the race. A crowd gathered in the bleachers and the front row was lined with spectators recording the races on their phones. The onlookers cheered loudly for
the racers to finish before sinking and to paddle faster. Racing in groups of two, the prize for fastest time was awarded to the team with the overall best time. Team Blasé, dressed as a zebra and panda, paddled their way to victory with a time of 54.33 seconds. “We wanted to keep it simple and paddle hard,” said Chris Gross, a 7th-semester secondary education major and Team Blasé member. “I Googled ‘cardboard canoe race’ and saw that a simple box was a good design.”
Both Gross and his teammate Anna Praino, a 7th-semester psychology major, work at UConn Outdoors. Last year, the canoe race was televised on ESPN during a UConn football halftime break, according to John Huck, Outdoor Adventure assistant. “We are all about trying to get people to come out and have some fun,” Huck said. “We are always trying to keep our events fresh and exciting for patrons.”
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Mom says Conn. man who killed 3 molested sister
NEW HAVEN (AP) — A Connecticut man facing a possible death sentence for killing a mother and her two daughters in a gruesome home invasion admitted he had molested his sister when he was nearly 12, his mother testified Thursday. Jude Komisarjevsky said her son Joshua initially denied it, but ultimately admitted during a tense family meeting that he had molested his younger sister. “Josh ultimately said ‘OK, OK, I did it,” she testified during the sentencing phase of her son’s trial. Komisarjevsky was convicted on Oct. 13 of capital felony killing, kidnapping, arson and sexual assault for killing Jennifer HawkePetit and her daughters, who died of smoke inhalation after the house was doused in gas and set on fire. The same jury must now decide whether he should get life in prison or the death penalty. His accomplice, Steven Hayes, was sentenced to death last year after he was convicted of raping and strangling HawkePetit and killing the girls. Komisarjevsky’s defense attorneys say his devoutly religious family opposed traditional psychological counseling and medication that could have helped Komisarjevsky. The defense says Komisarjevsky himself was molested when he was a young
child by a foster teen that they took into the home. His mother admitted she was concerned the state could break up her family and take the children away. The family adopted Komisarjevsky as an infant. She said on the witness stand that “there is a place for counseling” but she couldn’t recall if the family confided in anyone outside the home. She expressed concern that any counselor would blame the family’s religion. She said her daughter was cutting herself after the abuse but ultimately forgave her brother. Jude Komisarjevsky said her son denied he was molested by the foster teen. Her husband, Benedict, testified earlier that his wife told him Joshua and his siblings were sexually abused by the teen. The defense says Komisarjevsky suffered a series of concussions starting around age 9 that changed his personality. His mother said he was caught peeping in a neighbor’s window and stealing panties after that. Komisarjevsky was hospitalized when he was 15 after setting a vacant gas station on fire. He was having homicidal thoughts about his devoutly religious father and had upside-down crosses on his arms and a marking declaring Jesus is dead, according to a hospital evaluation.
This undated family photo released Thursday by the Connecticut Judicial Branch, shows Joshua Komisarjevsky, front, with his father Benedict Komisarjevsky.
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NCAA considering multiple possibilities for attaining scores Program offers many writing opportunities for students from UCONN, page 1 ment as short as possible,” Herbst said. “ Again, we are pleased with the outcome of today’s NCAA decisions and they certainly fit where I want to take this university. Our newly implemented academic plan has already produced an extraordinarily high APR score for our men’s basketball team in 2010-11.” According to the Hartford Courant, the NCAA is studying the possibility of using numbers from 2010-11 and 2011-12 instead of 2009-10 and 2010-11. For that to be possible, the APR scores
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We must keep America’s involvement in Iraq in our minds
ith Barack Obama announcing that he will remove almost all troops from Iraq before the end of the year, many are accepting this as the most definitive sign that one of the longest conflicts in American history is finally over. Since the first American soldier set foot on Iraqi soil, the country has been waiting for some sign of victory, or at the very least a small indication that our generation is done with fighting. However, it’s important to keep such a significant event in perspective and not allow our collective guard to fall simply because we’re receiving the news we have been waiting to hear for the better part of a decade. This isn’t to suggest that troops finally returning home after months, and in some cases years, of difficult service is anything but fantastic news. There will never be a downside to seeing a soldier come home to his family and friends. The point here is that it may be premature to declare the war over. There is a very fine line between a conflict ending and the United States’ involvement in a conflict ending. Now is not the time to allow our national consciousness to relax and toast to better days ahead. Now is the time for us to be less relaxed than ever. There are a thousand different ways in which pulling out of the Middle East may affect the situation. Some of these are predictable, but others could catch us completely by surprise. Americans returning from service and here at home should be paying more attention than ever to determine what gets left behind in our military’s wake. In addition, it remains to be seen what will happen to our military forces now that they’re not in Iraq. Pakistan, Iran, Libya and even China have been appearing on our national radar in the past years and there is no telling where America’s next threat will come from or when it will arrive. The overarching point here is simply that nothing is over. Rather, our involvement paradigm has simply changed. The only certainty is that our tactics will no longer be from an armed forces standpoint. After that, no one is quite sure what will be happening next. Therefore it’s important that we remain informed citizens on the matter. It’s tempting to celebrate and declare a new era of peace in our country, but now isn’t the time. While it’s true that our soldiers’ return to American soil is worth celebrating, it’s important to keep the large issue in perspective and it is our duty as Americans to make sure that things move in the right direction from here on out. The Daily Campus editorial is the official opinion of the newspaper and its editorial board. Commentary columns express opinions held solely by the author and do not in any way reflect the official opinion of The Daily Campus.
I finally found something better than the InstantDaily Showering. It’s just snow, you know, that white stuff that comes out of the sky. No big deal. Maybe the cold will help me on my Fluid Mechanics exam tomorrow morning. All the answers will be 0 if the water isn’t moving. I’m convinced the only reason MSB has all its lights on at this hour is to mock the people who live in North and Northwest. If anyone writes in about a girl walking through the snow in shorts, just tell them I was practicing for Halloween. Eating french onion soup totally counts as studying for my French exam, right? I didn’t get to go to any Haunted Houses this year, but Monteith without power was close enough. I’ve been in the InstantDaily every day for the last 2 weeks. Does that make me an InstantDaily staff writer? Today my professor called me “squirrely.” I’m not sure what to think of this. To the guy with the laundry comment, I don’t think I’d want your dirty clothes in my dryer, you can stuff those somewhere else. Quote from my sociology professor to our class about romance: “I think you just randomly hook up in groups.”
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Taking the Conn. jobs bill with a grain of salt
ith its eyes on a statewide economic revival, the Connecticut legislature almost unanimously approved a $1.1 billion jobs bill. In a rare sign of agreement, all but two politicians – Rep. Chris Coutu of Norwich and Sen. Kevin Witkos of Canton – voted “yes.” Legislators say this widespread accord is a positive sign that state government can work together. Nevertheless, politicians should not make bipartisanship their number one priority. Instead, the number one priority should be to produce effective legislation that tackles hard economic questions regardless of its popularity. This legislation, for its many good intentions, ignores the By Arragon Perrone elephant in the room: does governCommentary Editor ment really have the responsibility to lead job creation? This bill, in accordance with recent state tradition, says yes, government is the solution. A few months ago, the state had a budget crisis. To plug the state’s $3.2 billion deficit, Gov. Malloy proposed $1.5 billion in tax increases. Over the summer, unions rejected and then approved a $1.6 billion savings package. So, give or take $0.1 billion, the crisis was averted and the deficit plugged. Now, however, the legislature throws almost its entire support behind a $1.1 billion bill that will be paid through long-term bonding. The issue with longterm bonds is that they must be paid off eventually, and when that judgment day finally comes, havoc erupts. States fall into a debt hole and struggle to get out. Does Connecticut have such a pitiful short-term memory? The state emerges
from one debt crisis only to throw itself into another, however far into the future it may be. And how will the state repay the $1.1 billion except in new taxes? Tradition tells us that when a recession hits, such as in 1991, we create an income tax. When a recession and debt crisis hit in 2011, we raised the income, corporate and service taxes. What makes us think that when the next economic disaster hits, there will be anything but a tax increase? Yet the politicians who only months ago complained about new taxes voted overwhelmingly for this bill.
“But the real question is: wait, we regulate the number of wine festivals?” Make no mistake, the legislation has many good intentions. The 77-page document expedites regulatory processes through new requirements for the State Traffic Commission and the Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection. The $250 business entity tax will be collected every two years instead of every one. Airport development zones will be established in Windsor Locks, Stratford and Oxford, among others, to spur economic redevelopment. Small towns will receive $10 million in state aid to revive their commercial districts. The new Small Business Expense Program will grant $10,000 to $250,000 loans to small businesses and
manufacturers. In addition, $5 million will go towards redeveloping old agricultural land and additional funding will decontaminate former manufacturing sites. These provisions seek economic growth, which this state desperately needs, and the politicians’ interests seem pure. But the prevalent mentality that government intervention is required to create jobs remains uncontested. In the recent past, whether the governor has been a Democrat or a Republican, state spending has increased. Rowland may have decreased taxes in the short-term, but when long-term spending and borrowing went up, taxes followed suit. This legislation does nothing to refute that “tax hard but spend harder” mentality. Another measure in this bill summarizes the nature of Connecticut economic discourse. The state, to promote job growth, has increased the number of wine festivals permitted each year from one to two. Yes, more wine festivals means more money to the state’s wine industry. But the real question is: wait, we regulate the number of wine festivals? Perhaps tax credits and state loans to municipalities would become irrelevant if the state simply lowered taxes and cut burdensome regulations. Of course, such a solution would require politicians who believe that excessive government intervention is the problem. In Connecticut, however, feelgood bipartisanship trumps any long-term analysis that threatens the spendthrift status quo. Until this trend is reversed, residents can expect more spending, more taxes and more illusory promises of free growth.
Commentary Editor Arragon Perrone is a 7th-semester English and political science double major. He can be reached at Arragon.Perrone@UConn.edu.
US neglects due process in handling of international affairs
ast week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joked about the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi. “We came, we saw, he died,” she quipped, laughing. Frankly, I fail to see the humor in Gadhafi’s death, particularly because now he will never be held accountable for his crimes. Nevertheless, given the hosBy Sergio Goncalves tility our political class has Staff Columnist toward due process, Clinton’s comment is not surprising. The fact that Gadhafi is no longer able to stand trial should sorely disappoint any believer in the rule of law. With Gadhafi’s death, relatives of his victims will likely never experience true closure. Sarah Burshan, a Libyan-American residing in Chicago, understandably welcomed the news but lamented, “I really wanted him to answer the questions of the mothers who lost their sons and the sisters who lost their brothers.” Jim Swire, a Briton who lost his daughter in the 1988 explosion of Pan-American World Airways flight 103, said, “Now that he is dead we may have lost an opportunity for getting near the truth. Although we have not a scrap of evidence that Gadhafi himself was
involved in causing the Lockerbie atrocity, my take on that was that he would have at least known who was.” Considering all of this, what did Clinton find so funny about Gadhafi’s death? Perhaps her comment is reflective of a broader phenomenon in contemporary American politics: our political class’s blatant contempt of due process. The decline of due process in the United States intensified after 9/11, when the Bush administration, among countless other violations of constitutional liberties, asserted that it had the power to detain U.S. citizens indefinitely without a trial. In 2002, Bush exercised this power by declaring a U.S. citizen named José Padilla an “enemy combatant” and indefinitely detaining him without trial. Although Padilla was finally tried and convicted in 2007, the idea that our President can hold citizens indefinitely without due process is frightening. The concept smacks of dictatorship. Barack Obama vowed to end this practice, proclaiming, “I reject the Bush administration’s claim that the President has plenary authority under the Constitution to detain U.S. citizens without charges as unlawful enemy combatants.” Sadly, he has broken his promise by holding U.S. soldier Bradley
Manning in solitary confinement without charges. Furthermore, Obama has moved America even further down the road to Caesarism. In 2010, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair announced that the government could assassinate American citizens abroad. This policy was officially enacted last month, when American citizen Anwar Awlaki was assassinated despite the fact that the government had no real evidence that he was an al-Qaeda operative. While the U.S. government has always clandestinely assassinated individuals, it had never claimed the legal authority to do so until now. Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts effectively makes this point by writing, “Sept. 30, 2011 was the day America was assassinated […] The point isn’t that the government killed people. The point is that never prior to President Obama has a President asserted the power to murder citizens.” This policy should send chills down the spine of every American. As Roberts notes, “The U.S. Constitution requires that even the worst murderer cannot be punished until he is convicted in a court of law […] Now the U.S. government not only can seize a U.S. citizen and confine him in prison for the rest of
his life without ever presenting evidence and obtaining a conviction, but also can have him shot down in the street or blown up by a drone.” What is next? Will citizens residing in the United States soon be targeted for extrajudicial assassination? It is possible. Earlier this year, libertarian activist Justin Raimondo learned from a Freedom of Information Act request that his website was being monitored by the FBI, which believed that Raimondo might be “a threat to national security” operating “on behalf of a foreign power.” If American citizens abroad can be assassinated without due process on little evidence of wrongdoing, then we are just a short step away from citizens here in America being detained and/or killed without due process simply for expressing unpopular beliefs. Regrettably, our political class has no respect for due process. Clinton’s “joke” is only the latest example of this. We can only hope our government’s unfortunate attitude toward constitutional rights will soon change for the better.
Staff Columnist Sergio Goncalves is a 5thsemester political science major. He can be reached at Sergio.Goncalves@UConn.edu.
“I don ’ t know what they are protesting at O ccupy W all S treet but it I’ m on their side . B ut 10,000 protestors and one P orta P otty ?” – D avid L etterman
Friday, October 28, 2011
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USG encourages students to get involved as senators
ey UConn, here is another update about what your student government has been up to. The Basketball Ticket Task Force has been working hard, we By Sam Tracy are seekUSG President ing students to serve in many important positions and there are some exciting events coming up. The Task Force focusing on the basketball ticket lottery system, chaired by senator Connor Mullen, has been working with administrators and alumni to look into the
history of the lottery system in order to understand how the current system came to be. They are also contacting other schools to determine how their ticket distribution systems function. While doing research is not the most exciting part of this process, it’s incredibly important so that the task force can come up with the best possible proposal. If you are interested in working with the task force, or have any questions, feel free to email connor.mullen@ uconn.edu. As I wrote last week, there are a lot of student positions open on university commit-
tees. These committees deal with everything from parking ticket appeals, to approving new courses to planning big construction projects – and they all have student representation. To see a list of the available positions and find out how to apply, please go to presidentialblog.usg. uconn.edu. I am also seeking a student chair for the upcoming Metanoia on Community Civility, and information for that position can also be found on the Presidential Blog. Finally, we have two great events coming up. First is Straight from the Source, the monthly event when USG
brings in a group of highlevel UConn administrators to answer students’ questions. This Straight from the Source will focus on academics themed, and as always, will have an open mic for any student to ask what’s on their mind. So come by the Student Union North Lobby this coming Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m, whether to ask some questions or to just learn something about academics here at UConn. USG will also be running GUARD Dogs Cash Cab next Friday, Nov. 4. USG members will be driving all of the vans, and passengers will be
“...there are a lot of student positions open on university committees. These committees deal with everything from parking ticket appeals to approving new courses to planning big construction projects...”
asked questions about UConn. Get enough questions right and you’ll win gift cards to Wings, DP Dough and Wally’s Chicken Coop. But don’t worry, getting a question wrong won’t get you kicked out of the van. Have a fun and safe Halloween weekend, and as always, feel free to contact me at email@example.com or come to my office hours in SU 219, Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Sam Tracy is a 5th-semester political science major and president of USG. He can be reached at Samuel.Tracy@UConn.edu.
» THUMBS UP OR THUMBS DOWN
Those blinking red lights that your parents make you wear when you go Trick or Treating.
The rain was really, really wet.
It’s time for Christmas according to the stores.
Totally saw that coming
» LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Nasty Bites in the Morning: The Derision of Nicolas Tomboulides with Tea and Sugar
The tea is on, the blinds half way open, the bed a bit messy, and I need some morning stimulant that kicks a bit more than Earl Grey and bacon. Usually that stimulant is some news. Last Friday (10/21) I found myself looking for that news on The Daily Campus’s website, when I came across a few markedly acerbic letters-to-the-editor concerning an editorial the previous day by Nicolas Tomboulides, who the previous day seems to have penned a column criticizing the effects the Administration’s new health care law has on religious institutions, particularly the Catholic Church. The original article was pensive and prudent, although I disagree with a great deal of its interpretation of religious freedom, but the contestations were outright caustic: “[Nicolas Tomboulides] is perfect example of a white, heterosexual
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Catholic man trying to force his religious ideology on the general population.” Ouch, that hurt! And so early in the morning! The writer of this particular letter, one Austin Logendyke, derided Mr. Tomboulides as “an obvious ‘pro-life’ Catholic,” and used this platform to launch a wave of modern-age religious populism, as though that constitutes an actual refutation. My mind is groggy; the shower yearns, but do I hop in for a rinse or await the tea? I will wait. As I read on Mr. Logendyke references a poll from “Catholics for Choice.” Perhaps it was the cynicism that comes with early morning crankiness, but I remember thinking: “He may as well quote Indians for Imperialism.” Tea’s up! One cup and two sugars into the next letter, this one from Christopher Kwolek, I am told that the threat of the fetus is about to be explained to my “tiny, indoctrinated mind.” Oh, it’s directed towards Mr. Tomboulides, not me? Someone needs to provide expository catechesis to Mr. Kwolek. What did Mr. Tomboulides say to deserve this sort of asperity? And what did I do to deserve to read this emotively turgid language so early in the day!
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After two cups I begin to see the point in Mr. Kwolek’s epistle. Mr. Tomboulides is a Nazi! Because belief in Catholic moral teaching somehow equates with the Holocaust. A quick search for the previous day’s columns reveals that Mr. Tomboulides referenced the Church’s objections to birth control and other abortifacients on the grounds of “natural law,” which, if my memory serves me right is an outgrowth of St. Thomas Aquinas’s aggressively rationalistic medieval philosophy, not twentieth century neo-paganism. My brain is finally shaking, but my body lags. More tea! Perhaps the appeal of Christianity after the decline of Roman pagan religions had nothing to do with apocalyptic superstition, as Edward Gibbon w o u l d have it. Maybe the C h u r c h ’s appeal was its pleasantness. When the Christian awakes in the morning, if I may indulge one epistolist’s presumption of Mr. Tomboulides’ religion, he may thank God for another wonderful
day, even if he is condemned to be consumed by the “beasts” under the “gnashing of teeth.” The secularist seems to take himself far too seriously in the morning. He bites. -Brendan Patrick Devine
Misinformation should never go uncorrected
In his 10-26-11 article, “Religion helped jumpstart science as we know it today,” John Nitowski does a laudable job of dispelling some of the myths surrounding religious oppression in the dark ages. While it is true that the “People who ask questions go to Hell” mentality of fundamentalist Christianity left no room for scientific inquiry, the infrastructure that was laid down did indeed pave the way for later advancements. Unfortunately, that is where John’s perspective begins to get hazy. Reading the article, I get the feeling that John doesn’t have a good grasp of what makes atheism what it is. For the sake of perspective, I
will do my best here to dispel any misinformation. ”Atheistic ethics” are not, as John would assume, a reflection of natural law. The abominable practices listed such as eugenics and Social Darwinism do not have a history of being accepted as ethical by atheists as a whole. As we value reason, we atheists see that practices such as the above fall under the category of Natural Fallacy, that is, that which happens in nature is not necessarily appropriate for society. So, whereas Darwinian evolution is something that demonstrably occurs in nature, Social Darwinism involves applying a cold and unfeeling perspective to matters involving thinking, feeling humans. This is not something that atheists view as acceptable. In fact, atheists tend to be far more progressive when it comes to social matters. The best way to come to know this is to see for yourself. I recommend looking up Greta Christina or PZ Myers and seeing what they have to say about ethics. They frequently publish articles on the web, and a quick run through either of their blogs should be enough to see a number of atheist viewpoints. Back to John’s article though, the other bit which bugged me was comparing religious atrocities with atheist atrocities. I think this is a false road to go down. A lot of the time, people can see both sides
trying to highlight the atrocities of the other, while diminishing their own side’s atrocities. But this is pointless. It is not atheism or Christianity that drives certain leaders to commit atrocities. Rather, it is the will of extremists to control populaces that encourages this abominable behavior. Would Stalin have stepped down had he found Jesus? Doubtful. Likewise, would a Pope Urban II lacking in faith have not ordered the Crusades? Just as doubtful. The cause of these atrocities are corrupt leaders, plain and simple. It’s why religion is often the subject of such scrutiny today; while it may indeed have set the groundwork for today’s scientific developments, the hierarchy of religion is something many people believe puts corrupt figures in positions of too much power. - Christopher Kwolek
What are you going to be for Halloween? – By Rachel Weiss
“I’m going clubbing in New York City and dressing as the creature from the Rocky Horror Picture Show!” Will Burk, 1st-semester psychology and political science double major
“I’m going as a sexy wolf, but I think people will confuse me as a sexy UConn Husky. That’s fine too!” Alycia Fulton, 1st-semester animal science major
“I’m going as a sparkly vampire. Yeah.”
“I’m dressing as a panda.”
Jon Kaplan, 3rd-semester biomedical engineering major
Ashley Tran, 3rd-semester pre-pharmacy major
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THIS DATE IN HISTORY
BORN ON THIS DATE
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Music in Benton exhibition Storrs unveils exlusive works
By Purbita Saha Focus Editor
UConn will be hit by a trifecta of concerts this weekend in addition to a free voice recital at von der Mehden on Friday evening. Taking Back Sunday Saturday, 8 p.m., Jorgensen Student tickets: $30, $25 SUBOG’s 2011 fall concert will feature the Long Island punk-rock band Taking Back Sunday. The group made its debut in 1999 and reached its peak of popularity in the mid-2000s. Some of its most well known songs are “MakeDamnSure” and “Cute Without the E.” Taking Back Sunday just released a selftitled album in June, and is performing at UConn as part of its nationwide tour. WHUS Mischief After Dark Friday, 7 p.m., Student Union Ballroom Student tickets: free This WHUS Halloween concert includes four bands: Emperor X, Spook Houses, The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die and Ok Captain. Emperor X is more of dynamic musical act than a clear-cut ensemble. Although it is considered folk, it is loud and incorporates visual art into its performances. Spook Houses is a electrorock band from Florida, while The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die and Ok Captain are local groups from Willimantic and Simbury, respectively. Guests who attend the concert in costume are eligible to win gift cards to the Co-op. Conn-Men 10-Year Reunion Concert Saturday, 6 p.m., von der Mehden Free Conn-Men has been a fixture in the UConn music scene since 2001. It is one of the most beloved acapella groups on campus. Some of the Conn-Men’s highest distinctions include performing at the White House for Laura Bush, being included in the “Best of College A Capella” CD last year and releasing an album in 2009. On Saturday the group will be performing various arrangements from its repertoire, which includes “Golden Slumbers” by The Beatles and “Neon” by John Mayer.
Barstool Blackout Tour comes to UConn
By Sam Marshall Campus Correspondent
For two nights in October, Willimantic, Conn. will be home to one of the biggest party tours of the year. Barstool Sports, a blog based around sports and smut, is currently hosting a college party tour visiting campuses across the nation. On Oct. 30 and 31, the tour stops at the Lucky Frog Bar & Grill in Willimantic. The tour, named the Barstool Blackout Tour, is being dubbed the “World’s Biggest Blacklight Party.” The blog rents out venues on or near the campuses, and converts them into raving laser shows with blacklights that make everything glow. This weekend, Lucky Frog will be no different.
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Artist Barkley L. Hendricks showcased a number of his paintings at the “Some Like it Hot” Benton exhibit, many of which had never been previously shown. Hendricks’ art is majorly influenced by his travels to Jamaica and West Africa.
Ghost hunter provides insight into local paranormal mysteries
By Loumarie Rodriguez Staff Writer
When things go bump in the night or strange shadowy figures plague your home with fright, there is a certain person that many people turn to in order to get answers: one of the original ghost hunters, Lorraine Warren. As boasted on her website www.edandlorrainewarren. com, Warren is known for her special skills as a clairvoyant, or psychic. She is also a light trance medium and can see the colors and light generated from people’s auras. At a presentation she gave at Naugatuck High School, Warren claimed that she could see the life spans of people through their aura. However, she refuses to tell people when their time is up. Warren has done many investigations over her 60-year career, including well-known locations such as the Amityville
Horror, Guntown Cemetery, Dudleytown and many other cases. She has helped with exorcisms and has bore witness to many events of paranormal activity. However, one of her main missions is to help people who need of assistance to get rid of negative energy and unwanted activity in their homes. “I feel that Lorraine Warren is an amazing psychic and an amazing person. She uses her abilities to help people both living and deceased. She is also extremely knowledgeable about the paranormal,” said Stephanie Creager, a student at Southern Connecticut State University. “If you want to learn more about the paranormal or you ever find yourself facing something paranormal she is the person to go to. I find her work extremely fascinating and I commend her on her ability to face the nightmares that everyday people don’t even want to
accept as reality.” Originally, Lorraine Warren partnered with her late husband Ed Warren to investigate paranormal happenings. Both Lorraine and Ed were born in Bridgeport, Conn. and stayed in Connecticut for most of their lives. They began their ghost hunting adventures in their early twenties while traveling around New England, selling paintings in order to pay their way. It was from these trips that their interest in the supernatural grew, according to their website. The couple encountered many strange phenomenons during their journey, many of which were here in Connecticut. They have collected many objects over the years that are believed to be possessed by demons, spirits or negative beings. After the passing of her husband in 2006, Warren continued her work with the supernatural and even guest starred on the hit show “Paranormal State.”
The Warrens also have their own museum showing off the haunted relics they have collected. Warren’s nephew, John Zaffis, who has his own show on the SyFy channel called, “The Haunted Collector,” was inspired by the Warren’s haunted collection. Many of the items that Zaffis collects on the show are brought back to the Warren’s museum for safekeeping. Warren’s museum is located in Stratford, Conn. and it is open to the public for a special fee, though it is not for those who are faint at heart. Warren continues her research into the supernatural and tours schools across the region giving lectures on her experiences. During with these lectures she shows photos, videos and sound clips of what she claims to be paranormal activity with the hope of making believers out of her audiences.
Four surefire ways to plan a successful Halloween party
By Ronald Quiroga Campus Correspondent They happen year-round. These events are not exclusive to October’s boo-fest. Some call them masquerades or theme bangers, but we all know what they really boil down to: costume parties. Getting incited to dress up is often easy, and maybe too easy, leaving you with too many options to choose from this weekend. Besides staying safe this weekend always the No.1 priority - make sure you check off these four essentials. Location (advertising) Storrs and the surrounding towns have hit the creepy jackpot when it comes to terrifying locations for throw downs. Driving down secluded hills, lined with
miles of thick forest and who knows what else, ideally you want an old farmhouse converted to seasonal student housing. Although it can be difficult figuring out rides, it is always worthwhile simply for the ambiance. Hint for people hosting: make sure to advertise early and often to give people a heads up. Costumes (Enforcement) Few things are more uncomfortable than showing up to a Halloween shindig without the proper attire. Go all out for once! Although it can get expensive, this is your chance to be creative. For anyone holding the party, think about charging a small fee to those who show up underdressed and letting the others pass on through, maybe offer a drink if it’s really good.
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Decorations Halloween is meant to scare. So make sure to throw up some fake spider webs, or just avoid cleaning for a few weeks. Really spice up the party with some party favors, baby Kit-Kats and candy corn are some crowd favorites. Music Music is a big part of entertainment – without it there really is no way to fill in those awkward spaces between conversations. Ideally you want to get a band, possibly downstairs in a basement-type setting, while simultaneously kicking it upstairs with a monster-filled dance-athon.
Coldplay keeps ‘Mylo Xyloto’ off streaming plans
LOS ANGELES (AP) — British band Coldplay is withholding its latest album, “Mylo Xyloto,” from all-you-can-listen streaming services such as Spotify and Rhapsody — making it the biggest band yet to express reservations about a system that pays artists a fraction of a penny every time someone listens to a song. The decision for the hotselling album, released Tuesday, is a blow to such services, which have millions of tracks available but rely on new tunes to keep listeners interested. Consumers typically pay $10 a month for the right to pick any track or album from a library of millions and listen on demand via online streaming. Users can also download songs to mobile devices. Some services offer lengthy trials or free options with ads. Usually, new tracks are available on the services on Tuesday, the same day they are released for sale. The lack of availability of Coldplay’s fifth album on subscription plans could push consumers to buy the album outright. Coldplay’s recording company, EMI, said in a statement “We always work with our artists and their management on a case by case basis to deliver the best outcome for each release.” Rhapsody president Jon Irwin said he respects the band’s decision and needs to do a better job explaining the benefits of the subscription system to artists. In an editorial he wrote for Billboard magazine on Monday, Irwin said he agreed that some reported royalties paid to artists — as low as 0.015 cents per play on Spotify and 0.91 cents on Rhapsody — “seem awfully small.” By comparison, recording labels and artists share about 70 percent of the $1.29 per track or $9.99 per album when music is bought on Apple Inc.’s iTunes. Irwin argued that royalties from subscription music plans are recurring, not one-time as is the case with iTunes sales. Thus, he said, revenue will build over time. And in any case, he said it is better than what artists get paid for pirated songs — zero. “Those plays for that artist, they’re going to get compensated by it,” he said in an interview Thursday. “That goes on forever, and it doesn’t end with the sale of an MP3” song file. Spotify said in a statement that it also respects the decision of any artist regarding where their songs are made available. But the company pointed out that its service has “convinced millions of consumers to pay for music again.” Spotify said it has paid $150 million to recording companies, artists and publishers since its launch three years ago. Spotify has said it has more than 2 million paying customers globally, while Rhapsody is the leading service in the U.S. with more than 800,000 subscribers. Other popular subscription services include MOG and Rdio. Early indications are that “Mylo Xyloto” will be one of the top-selling albums of the year. Its debut single “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” has racked up sales of 763,000 so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and Billboard estimates between 440,000 and 450,000 copies of the album will be sold through Sunday. Coldplay’s managers did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
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Healthy pumpkin bread
By Megan Toombs Campus Correspondent
Why bother waiting for snow season to board? That’s exactly what some people have decided, and have instead chosen to board down active volcanos. Volcano boarding emerged a few years ago in Nicaragua. Cerro Negro, an active volcano near the city of León, has been the center of the sport so far. Euipment is quite simple: your board, a pair of goggles to keep volcanic ash out of your eyes, and a jumpsuit to soften the fall onto the sharp gravel that you’re sure to have that first time. Darryn Webb, a tour guide from Australia, invented the sport in 2005 when he visited Cerro Negro. A sandboarder, he realized the potential thrill of boarding down a volcano that could erupt at any moment. Participants agree that the sport, while easy to pick up, is hard to master and takes technical skill. However, that, and the chance of an actual eruption only makes them want to go back for more! -John Tyczkowski
Words to Live By “Life has no smooth road for any of us... the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, and fulfills itself.” -W.C. Doane First Bishop of Albany
APP-tastic Games Let’s not lie to ourselves. A fancy smartphone is not exclusively for business matters. And what’s the ultimate smartphone? The iPhone, of course. The iPhone App Store offers a wide variety of games, from the simple to the overtly complicated. One winning addition to your super cell is a classic all around: “Angry Birds.” It has taken the touch screen feature to another level, and with nearly a billion downloads, you can’t lose. Another great pick is “FallDown!” a retrofitted game that proves to be much harder than you would think. Finally, and the most worthwhile, is “Tiny Wings.” Help this flightless bird jump from island to island as you reach new levels and gather more nests. From the animation to the music, the game is nearly flawless.
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Around Halloween, all we ever hear about is pumpkins. You may be getting excited for pumpkin pie, but why not make something different like pumpkin bread or even muffins! That’s exactly what I was thinking when I decided to make this delicious, moist, healthy pumpkin bread. Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Yield: 1 Loaf To start you’ll need these ingredients: • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour • 1 cup brown sugar • 1 tsp baking soda • 1/2 tsp baking powder • 1/2 tsp salt • 1/4 cup vegetable oil • 1/4 cup apple sauce • 1/4 cup maple syrup • 1 cup pumpkin pie mix (This comes in a can and can be found at any grocery store. The pumpkin pie mix includes pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice already mixed together. The can has 2 ½ total cups of mix in it so be sure to measure out the one cup and not just dump the whole can in. I made this mistake the first time I made this and had to redo the whole thing. Note: If you choose not
to use this and want to instead use pumpkin puree then make sure you use 1 cup of the pumpkin puree and add ½ teaspoon of each spice to your dry ingredients.) • 2 tbsp water • 1 tsp vanilla extract • Optional: Add in 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or chocolate chips. I used walnuts in this recipe. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put all of your dry ingredients in one bowl and mix well. Then put all of your wet ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well. Add the wet mixture to your dry mixture and mix thoroughly. Now you will have a thick, well mixed pumpkin bread batter. At this point, you can add in 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or chocolate chips or anything else you would like to include in your bread. Pour the batter into your sprayed bread pan or nonstick bread pan and bake for one hour. When you take the bread out of the oven after this hour, you will have a dark, browned loaf staring back at you. Make sure to test the center of the bread with a toothpick, which should come out clean. If not, put back in the oven for no more than 15 minutes. Take out of the oven, let cool for 20 minutes and then enjoy a slice of your warm pumpkin bread!
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Fall pumpkin-flavoured treats can be healthy as well as tasty. Also, a wide range of ingredients, such as nuts and fruit, can be mixed in for plenty of variety.
How rappers tend to become trend setters By Jamil Larkins Campus Correspondent Throughout the history of the genre, hip-hop artists have been fashion icons for the entire country. Thousands of new trends and styles have been birthed by rappers of different eras. In the 1980s, gold rope chains, Kangol hats and Adidas sneakers became nationally famous due to the increase in popularity of breakdancing. In the 1990s, Timberland boots and North Face winter coats dominated music videos. In the early 2000s we saw throwback sports jerseys come and go. Some rappers and artists even tested the waters of creating their own lines and designing clothing. Today, some of the most popular and successful rappers still are heavily involved in shaping the scope of worldwide fashion. Jay-Z, Diddy, Kanye West, Pharrell, and Andre 3000 are pushing the envelope to advance both men’s and women’s higher fashions. In the 1990s and 2000s, two of the most successful artists were Jay-Z and Diddy. What made these two such huge moguls were their investment in non-music relat-
ed ventures. Through Rocawear and Sean John, Jay-Z and Diddy became worldwide icons. With Jay-Z specifically, his success in the fashion world has primed him to try his hand in designing. The newest NBA franchise, the Brooklyn Nets, will have their uniforms crafted by none other than partial owner of the team, Jay-Z. Unfortunately, while in the midst of an NBA lockout, there is no word on when we actually will see the Nets’ new uniforms. Arguably, the two most fashion-forward rappers have consistently been Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. Their passion for music has more recently been put into clothing. Pharrell is the curator of one of the more successful men’s luxury lines, Billionaire Boys Club. One could also credit Pharrell for helping Bape become one of the biggest streetwear companies in the world through his promotion and partnership. Kanye West had big plans for his own men’s streetwear line, Pastelle. However, the plan never came into fruition as he expected. What these two artists have in common is their emergence in women’s fashion during
this current season. Pharrell announced that a full Billionaire Girl’s Club line is being constructed for the future. As for West, he is fresh off the announcement of his women’s fashion line, Dw. No stranger to high end fashion, Kanye West is often seen in the latest Balmain, Givenchy, and Lanvin styles. The first fashion show for his personal line, Dw, was at the beginning of October for the spring and summer 2012 collections. Andre 3000 of Outkast has a sense of style that is just as unique and eclectic as his music is. Though Outkast momentarily held their own brand in the early 2000s, Andre 3000 has moved onto his own brand. Benjamin Bixby, a high end men’s retro line, has had some trouble fully launching since it’s inception in 2008. This fall season, Bixby has seen a resurgence. Benjamin Bixby is being carried in select Neiman Marcus stores across the country. Whether music or fashion, hip-hop artists are cultivating the present culture for a fresh future.
Filmmaker promotes festival in tough Chicago neighborhood
CHICAGO (AP) — Striding quickly through the streets he learned as a boy, Mark Harris handed out fliers hoping to entice people to spend a weekend in Chicago’s most violent neighborhood, where barred windows are the norm and even residents keep watchful eyes on their parked cars. The 39-year-old filmmaker has spent months promoting his “Englewood Film Festival,” two days of independent films and workshops set to begin Friday. While Chicago is home to Roger Ebert and a thriving film culture, Harris is the first to admit his particular venue presents a seemingly impossible task: Bring together Englewood residents and outside visitors to enjoy high culture in one of the country’s most dangerous neighborhoods. “It’s like fighting Goliath,” Harris said. “People who don’t live in Englewood, they’re afraid. That’s an obstacle within itself.” Harris has put $5,000 into the two-day event featuring five films and free acting workshops, and knows he won’t turn a profit. About 220 tickets had been sold by Thursday, following a price
cut from $50 to $25 when Harris realized he’d overestimated how much people would pay for twoday passes. Success, however, is subjective and Harris said he hopes the festival marks a step toward transforming his piece of the South Side: nearly four-square miles that is home to a lot of crime and few grocery stores, and where about half the residents live in poverty. The event ends Saturday with a documentary screening of “The Interrupters,” which chronicles Chicago violence and debuted to at the Sundance Film Festival. “I always wanted to do something for my community,” said Harris, whose 2008 film “I Used to Love Her,” about a singer returning to her Chicago roots, was screened at the San Francisco Black Film Festival. “It’s art that people can actually learn from.” Harris has written city officials, invited downtown professionals — and hired security for Lindblom Math and Science Academy, where the screenings and workshops will be held. With Englewood residents, he’s taken a one-on-one approach.
Students excited for Barstool Sports’ tour Tickets went on sale for $15 earlier this month, each day selling out in less than 10 minutes. On the Facebook group “Buy or Sell UConn Tickets,” resold tickets were going for nearly triple their face value. “I have three exams right after, so going didn’t seem as great anymore,” said Kim Ludwig, a 5th-semester consumer behaviors major. “So I decided to sell it and make a profit.” “We’re psyched to go to UConn,” Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy told The Daily Campus when asked about the event. “We’ve wanted to go there for a long time.” Apparently, students share Portnoy’s sentiments. “It’s pretty exciting,” said Andrew Strauss, a 7thsemester economics major. “I heard it was fun at some other schools.” “I think it has been longawaited,” agreed Danielle Honig, a 7th-semester art history major. “They’ve been going to a lot of similar schools, and I’m excited for UConn to show Barstool what we’re made of.” Some students are skeptical about the location, seeing that Lucky Frog is 20 minutes away from the Storrs campus. “I wish it was closer,” said Dana Huettenmoser, a 3rdsemester pre-pharmacy student. “I don’t like taking buses to everything like the football games.” Portnoy said he understands the complaints. “We’d love to get a huge venue on campus,” he said, “but this will be unreal. I think it will be the one of the best stops on our entire Blackout Tour.” Being far away is not stopping Huettenmoser. “[Portnoy] said that the amount of lights they had was unbelievable,” Huettenmoser said. “I’m so excited, only a few more days. I know that Barstool will do an amazing job with the party.” “People seem psyched,” Portnoy said. “We’re psyched. It should be awesome. We’re just going to live at UConn for 48 hours.”
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On a recent rainy day, Harris walked blocks around his auntie’s brick house, asking cousins to watch his car while he placed glossy fliers on porches, under windshield wipers and into hands of passers-by. “How you doing, brother?” he asked with a neighbor’s familiarity and pitchman’s expertise. “We’ll have free workshops. Free.” Brenda Webb, executive director of Chicago Filmmakers, which is planning the 30th Chicago Lesbian and Gay Film Festival next month, called Harris’ work “fantastic.” “What would be really exciting is to get the people in that community who don’t often have cultural events to feel connected to it, to be engaged in it,” she said. “So there is an ownership in the community.” It’s a community that has suffered, hit hard by economic downturns, population shifts and crime. Mention Englewood about anywhere in Chicago and the reaction is generally fear. “I travel around and usually when our community is mentioned, it’s usually in a negative
aspect,” said Englewood Black Chamber of Commerce CEO Arness Dancy. “They introduce me as ‘something good from Englewood.’” Englewood, like so many inner city neighborhoods, was once considered desirable — less than 10 miles from downtown, freeway access, attractive brick homes and a bustling shopping center. In 1960, the population was nearly 100,000. The number has dwindled to fewer than 30,000. Officials say nearly 1,000 of Chicago’s 18,000-plus registered vacant buildings are in Englewood; advocates estimate it’s closer to 5,000 with recent foreclosures. The police district including Englewood reports the most incidents of violent crime in the Chicago, including 43 murders, 78 sexual assaults and 558 aggravated batteries from January through September. By comparison, the downtown district that includes the famed Magnificent Mile and Gene Siskel Film Center reported one murder, 18 sexual assaults, and 53 aggravated batteries during the same time.
Charlie Sheen’s new sitcom to air on FX
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fired “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen will try to return to a winning TV sitcom next summer in FX’s new “Anger Management.” The cable channel said Thursday it has acquired the series loosely based on the 2003 Adam Sandler-Jack Nicholson movie of the same name, about a troubled therapist who disrupts his patients’ lives. FX ordered an initial 10 episodes of “Anger Management” starring Sheen, with production set to begin early next year. The series was announced in July by Lionsgate subsidiary DebmarMercury, which had shopped it to various broadcast and cable networks. If the comedy catches on with viewers, FX will pick up an additional 90 episodes that will air first on the channel and then in broadcast syndication starting in fall 2014. The same model was used by DebmarMercury on the Ice Cube comedy series “Are We There Yet?” and on “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “Meet the Browns,” all of which air on TBS.
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Aping the Onion, the AV Club expands into video
NEW YORK (AP) — The Onion’s serious side, the A.V. Club, is following its comic brethren into video. On Thursday, the pop culture website and Onion newspaper insert debuted “One Track Mind,” a Web series in which songwriters discuss writing a particular tune and then perform it. The first of the 10 videos features Wye Oak indie band singer and guitarist Jenn Wasner. Other videos will feature Ben Folds, Matthew Sweet and Annie Clark, who uses the name St. Vincent. “One Track Mind” also will play interstitially on IFC, airing ahead of Saturday night movies beginning Nov. 5. It’s a small foothold in broadcast, but the medium leap reflects the A.V. Club’s growing multimedia presence. The Chicago-based A.V. Club, a taste-making destination of pop culture criticism and interviews, is the sober companion to the satirical headlines of The Onion. In recent years, The Onion has spun off its mock TV news outlet, the Onion News Network, into two TV shows: “Onion News Network” on IFC and “Onion SportsDome” on Comedy Central.
The A.V. Club has been following a similar, albeit more humble, trajectory into video. It is, after all, part of its namesake: The A.V. Club takes its name from high school audiovisual clubs. While those groups long had a negative connotation of techie nerds, the A.V. Club prides itself in its geekery. “One Track Mind” is its fifth original video series, following shows such as “A.V. Undercover,” in which 25 bands covered 25 songs, and “Pop Pilgrims,” a travel series about visiting the settings of films, TV shows and books. “We learned some lessons from what (The Onion) did and how they set it up, and I know our business people learned lessons,” says Josh Modell, general manager of the A.V. Club. “We feel like we’ve had in the last 18 months a lot of success with just a few shows and introduced our audience to a visual component.” That audience has been growing, too. The A.V. Club, founded in 1995, has seen its Web traffic double several times over in the last four years. AVClub.com now pulls in 25 million monthly page views.
Kevorkian estate plans to sell disputed paintings BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s estate is going ahead with plans to auction 17 of his paintings, including one he did with a pint of his blood, even though a suburban Boston museum is refusing to give them up. Estate attorney Mayer Morganroth said the dispute with the Armenian Library and Museum of America has only increased interest in the assisted-suicide advocate’s artwork. “This is just ridiculous and preposterous,” Morganroth said. “As far as I’m concerned, they’re stolen.” The museum in Watertown, Mass., says the paintings were donated by Kevorkian, who was of Armenian descent. The museum’s attorney, Harold W. Potter Jr., said it believes in good faith that it owns the paintings and they’ll stay put till the dispute is resolved. The museum and Kevorkian’s estate have both filed lawsuits. Kevorkian died in June in suburban Detroit at age 83, leaving his property to his niece and sole heir, Ava Janus of Troy, Michigan. The estate has estimated that the total value of the paintings being held by the museum is $2.5 million to $3.5 million.
The paintings and other Kevorkian possessions are scheduled to be auctioned Friday at the New York Institute of Technology. Images of the paintings will be displayed instead of the actual works, which are still at the museum. Many of the paintings depict death or dying. One scheduled for auction is titled “Genocide” and features a bloody head being dangled by the hair and held by the hands of two soldiers, one wearing a German military uniform from World War II and the other wearing a Turkish uniform from World War I. Kevorkian painted the head using his blood. Kevorkian, who sparked the national right-to-die debate with a homemade suicide machine that helped end the lives of dozens of ailing people, was convicted of second-degree murder in 1999 for assisting in the 1998 death of a Michigan man with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was released from prison in 2007. Kevorkian loaned the paintings and other personal effects to the museum in 1999 because he believed they would be protected while he served his prison term, Morganroth said. Some had been stolen in the past.
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Friday, October 28, 2011 I Hate Everything by Carin Powell
Toast by Tom Dilling
Royalty Free Speech by Ryan Kennedy
Editor’s Choice by Brendan Albetski
To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
by Brian Ingmanson
Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Pay special attention to details now, but don’t stress about them. It’s not a good time to make important financial decisions. Think it over and come back to it tomorrow. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 5 -- Focus on your goals and your commitments, especially when things don’t seem to go the right way. Maybe that side trip holds a missing key. You solve the puzzle. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is an 8 -- This busy day holds surprises, and your attitude about them makes all the difference. You’re getting to the good stuff. Surprising beauty awaits. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Go for comfort today, and keep a low profile. Your skill at pinching pennies comes in handy. Business is beginning to heat up, so stay focused for productivity. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- You’re in love. And work’s even more fun than you expected. Avoid get-richquick schemes. Focus on what you’re passionate about, and find ways to add that to even mundane tasks.
Mensch by Jeffrey Fenster
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Watch where you’re going to avoid accidents. Stick with tried and true methods. It’s not a good time for travel or romance, so stick close to home and take it easy. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- You’re a master of clear communication now. Keep it up. You may have to compromise to please a partner. Accept a stroke of brilliance, and apply it to great effect. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Conflict in finances could be possible. Don’t try to do everything at once or you’re likely to forget something important. Try something you’re not sure how to do, and adapt. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Stay on top of your game. Don’t forget to slow down sometimes. All work and no play can get exhausting, especially for the ones who come behind. Wait up. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Conserve resources and contemplate your next move. Prepare your argument to state your case. Esoteric subjects become newly relevant. Sort and organize. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Pay more attention to facts than rumors. Talk it over with friends to get to the bottom. They support you to launch the next project, and illuminate the road to take. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Hang on to valuable antiques or old treasure. New responsibilities provide a test or challenge. Choose practicality over fantasy, yet pursue a fantastic idea. Step carefully.
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Cerullo: NCAA giving a real scare this Halloween Colangelo: Add Moreno, drop your Redskins from IT'S, page 14 Louisville instead? Is that even allowed? All this talk of lobbying is making me think we should send Sen. Richard Blumenthal down to the ACC commissioner John Swofford’s office to offer a few free submarines, or maybe up to BC athletic director Gene DeFilippo’s house to leave a severed horse head in his sheets. Maybe both. I’m exaggerating, but seriously, what scares me the most this Halloween is the fact that this is what college sports has come to. It’s like a big middle school club where everyone is fighting to be one of the “cool kids,” while the NCAA is like a hapless school administrator who can’t get to the root of the problem and can only try to put a good face on for the general public. There’s an obvious solution
to all this conference realignment madness. The threat of losing the automatic BCS qualifier bid is one of the main driving forces behind conference realignment, so if the NCAA were to man up and institute an NCAA football tournament like March Madness, where every conference’s champion qualifies, then it wouldn’t matter if you played in the ACC or the charred remains of what was once the Big East, you’d have a chance to win it all every year. But the NCAA can’t – or won’t – stand up to the conference commissioners and the BCS executives, so instead they trumpet how tough they are on academics now and how they’re going to show everybody they mean business. All while their member schools are outside in the back alley hacking each other apart.
Better television deals would likely keep driving conference realignment, but at least then it would be a simple matter of optimizing the athletic department’s long term positioning, rather than an issue of survival. Unfortunately, this is the world we live in, and it’s a scary one. I just hope the next time I go check the latest headlines, I’ll see something positive for a change. Like “UConn headed to the ACC,” or “Attorney general files antitrust lawsuit against the BCS.” What’s that? UConn might be ineligible for the 2013 tournament now cause of the new NCAA rules? That’s it. I give up. Follow Mac Cerullo on Twitter at @MacCerullo.
Latta's third period score lifts Huskies from HUSKIES, page 14 the backbone of the team. He makes some saves that no goalie really has the right to make. He provides energy and provides leadership and really has the trust of everyone on the team.” For the first two periods the game was a battle, as Holy Cross would answer shortly after UConn would score a goal. Just over a minute after Brent Harris put the Huskies on top in the first period, 1-0, Adam Scmidt answered with a goal of
his own to tie the game. And again in the second period, Cody Sharib put the Huskies up 2-1 and 52 seconds later, Brandon Nunn tied the score at two when he crashed the net unattended. “It’s really deflating when you score a goal and the other team scores right after,” Ambrose said. “But we have a really determined team and some guys stepped up tonight, like Billy Latta, and we had a good team game.” Just after the horn sounded, the two teams got into a scuffle that lasted about 30 seconds
with some pushing and shoving. “I just got slashed in the back of the leg,” Ambrose said. “It’s going to be a battle all year between these two teams.” The victory marked the hockey program's 600th in team history. “It’s good for the program,” Marshall said. “It shows that the program has had some success and hopefully we can keep that train moving. It’s good for everyone that’s been a part of each one of those.”
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Men's Hockey notches 600th win shelf, popping the goalie’s water the program. Any win is a good bottle. It was his second goal of win. That shows that the prothe season. gram has had some success, and The Huskies went up 3-2 over hopefully we can keep that train The UConn men’s hockey team the Crusaders at that point and moving. It is good for everyone would add an insurance goal on that has been a part of each one opened up its home an empty net from for- of those wins.” schedule in grand fashward Cole Schneider. With the win the Huskies are ion, capturing not only Schneider scored his now 3-2-1, including 2-0-0 in its first home victory of third goal of season conference play this season. The the season, but also the with 44 seconds left in team continues its home stand on program’s 600th win. the third period. Saturday against Army, who they Since its introduc“The program is on beat 5-0 earlier in the season. tion in 1960, the team a rise and we have a “Army is a hard working is now 600-675-74 good team and a good team,” Latta said. “They battle in its 51-year history. young foundation for for the full 60 minutes and The Huskies entered » Notebook the team,” Latta said. is never an easy game againstit the game coming off “Any win, whether it’s Army. We had a successful game of a 4-2 victory over 600 or the first of the season, against them earlier winning 5-0, Atlantic Hockey opponent Holy really means a lot to the team, the but you cannot base your game Cross. staff, the fans and the university.” off of the previous one so we “It is an honor,” said forward “We probably got about 600 have to come in there with the Billy Latta. “It is an honor for more to go,” said head coach same intensity we had tonight. everyone who played here.” Bruce Marshall, who is entering We need to come in here and get Latta, a sophomore from West his 24th season at the helm of the another W.” Chester, Penn, scored the gameHuskies. Marshall has a career winning goal with 11:48 left in the third period. The goal was record of 319-356-64 with the Carmine.Colangelo@UConn.edu unassisted as Latta put it top Huskies. “I think it is good for
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from WEEK, page 14 Sunday in the victory over Arizona, catching seven passes for 102 yards for Pittsburgh. This week, the Steelers are playing the New England Patriots, who have given up the most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Brown is available in more than half of Yahoo! Fantasy Leagues and with the matchup against the Patriots horrendous secondary, Brown may be a fantasy steal this week, with the defense’s focus mainly on Mike Wallace. Bernard Scott: With Cedric Benson serving a one-game suspension, Scott will become the starter for Cincinnati this Sunday as they take on Seattle. Although the Seahawks are pretty strong against the run, only giving up the 26th-most points to running backs this year, Scott may be a solid running back option off of waivers. Scott is available in 65 percent of Yahoo! Leagues. Pierre Thomas: Last Sunday
the New Orleans running back had a very productive game against the winless Colts rushing for 57 yards on 10 carries and catching five balls for 68 receiving yards. With Mark Ingram going down with a heel injury, Thomas will receive a majority of his touches. The Saints are playing St. Louis this weekend, who has allowed the fourth-most points to running backs this season. Thomas is available in about 35 percent of Yahoo! Leagues. Knowshon Moreno: Moreno, who should have changed his name from Knowshon to “No-show,” may finally return to the starting lineup for Denver on Sunday. With Willis McGahee out for the next one to two weeks with surgery on his right hand, Moreno is poised to be the starter for the Broncos after losing the job to a hamstring injury. The Broncos are playing Detroit and with their “run-first” mentality with Tim Tebow taking the snaps, expect Moreno to get a lot of touches.
Moreno is available in nearly 40 percent of Yahoo! Leagues. Players to Drop: Santana Moss: The Washington wide-out is expected to be out for the next three to six weeks as he recovers from surgery on his left hand. Moss believes that he will be back sooner than later, but head coach Mike Shanahan thinks a more appropriate timetable would be five to seven weeks. Pick up Gaffney as a replacement for Moss. Tim Hightower: After pounding the Panthers last weekend for 67 rushing in the first quarter, a career-high in yards for a quarter by Hightower, he unfortunately tore his ACL later in the game. Hightower’s season is ended after the injury and another crushing blow for the Redskins offense. Pick up Roy Helu as a replacement for Hightower – Buffalo has given up the sixth-most points to running backs this season.
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Virginia beats Miami 28-21
MIAMI (AP) — Michael Rocco passed for 226 yards and two scores, running back Perry Jones threw one touchdown pass and caught another, and Virginia held off Miami 28-21 on Thursday night to snap a seven-game Atlantic Coast Conference road losing streak. LaRoy Reynolds stopped Miami's Mike James in the backfield on fourth-and-2 at the Virginia 15 with 2:10 remaining, and the Cavaliers (5-3, 2-2) held on from there. Jacory Harris Virginia completed 21 Miami of 30 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns for Miami (4-4, 2-3), which saw its two-game losing streak snapped and saw its chances in the Coastal Division take a huge hit. Tommy Streeter caught seven of Harris' passes for a career-best 176 yards and two touchdowns for the Hurricanes. Kevin Parks ran for a gamehigh 85 yards for Virginia, which hadn't won on the road in ACC play since beating Maryland on Oct. 17, 2009. Miami took over with 7:12 left, needing a touchdown to tie, and went 37 yards in nine plays. Reynolds got past the Miami line and wrapped up James on the game's biggest play, and the Hurricanes didn't get the ball back until 25 seconds remained after a Virginia punt. And for Miami, it was a little bit of deja vu. In all four losses this season, the Hurricanes had chances in the fourth quarter – all those defeats coming in one-posses-
sion games, where one failed play made the difference. Still, the Hurricanes nearly tied it with 9 seconds left, Harris looking for Streeter in the end zone, a 45-yard pass that was barely tipped away – and had Harris going to the sideline in pain after the play. Stephen Morris came into the game and got Miami to the 32 with 4 seconds left, then scrambled and found Eduardo Clements inside the Virginia 10 as time expired. "Faith, family and foot28 ball," Virginia 21 coach Mike London said. "Those are the things. ... It's a great win. Road victory against a really good team." Virginia's first score came on a play that seemed harmless at first – a quick throw from Rocco to Darius Jennings, who caught the ball in the flat about four yards behind the line of scrimmage. He made the rest look easy. With plenty of downfield blockers, Jennings took off on what became a 53-yard touchdown play, the first in the big-play barrage by the Cavaliers, who went deep into their bag of tricks while running out to a 17-0 lead in the second quarter. A fake field goal – holder Jacob Hodges fielded the snap, then got up and ran 20 yards – set up a 22-yard kick by Robert Randolph later in the drive that put the Cavaliers up 10-0. And with 4:15 left until halftime, Jones' first career throw became one he'll likely never forget. Miami handled Georgia
Tech's countless tries at misdirection almost perfectly last weekend. When Rocco tried it, the Hurricanes made a costly mistake. Rocco faked a handoff before pitching to Jones, who rolled to his right and passed to Tim Smith for a 37-yard score and a 17-point lead for the Cavaliers. Virginia's second touchdown drive was set up by a bit of Miami misfortune. Harris had the ball slip out of his hand at the Virginia 15, the fumble being recovered by the Cavaliers' Jake Snyder. Harris atoned on the next Miami possession. A 20-yard pass to Streeter on third-and-11, followed quickly by a 39-yard throw to Travis Benjamin got Miami down to the Virginia 3. He and Streeter – old high school teammates from Miami Northwestern – did the rest, Streeter stretching high to haul in a fade for a touchdown that got the Hurricanes on the scoreboard with 35 seconds left until halftime. "Just relax," Miami coach Al Golden said at halftime. "It's a long game." Down 20-7 with less than a minute left in the third quarter, it looked like long odds for Miami as well. That's when Streeter went over two Virginia defenders for a 51-yard touchdown catch, getting the Hurricanes within 20-14. Right on cue, Virginia came back with yet another big play – Jones slipping out wide, then darting back into the middle and catching a short pass that turned into a 78-yard touchdown from Rocco that put the Cavaliers up by 14 with 14:08 left.
Ryan has backed up talk; revved up Dallas defense
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Within a few days of working for Rob Ryan, the defensive players on the Dallas Cowboys were thrilled with their new boss. They fed off the energy and excitement he showed in meetings and on the practice field. They were certain his exotic schemes were exactly what was needed to turn the worst defense in franchise history into one of the NFL's best. Then Ryan did what members of his family do. He shared some
of his confidence with reporters. Tired of hearing about the juggernaut the Philadelphia Eagles were putting together, Ryan said: "I don't know if we win the allhype team. I think that might have gone to somebody else, but we're going to beat their (rear) when we play them." While some of his players may have felt that way, too, they weren't about to say it. "We were like, 'Rob, what the (heck) are you doing?' We don't know you, man. You can't come
in here and do that,'" linebacker Bradie James said. At the time, it seemed as if Ryan was just keeping up the family tradition of talking big, like his twin brother Rex and his dad, Buddy. Now, with the teams preparing to meet Sunday night, that bulletin-board material looks awfully clever. Ryan's play-calling and personality has transformed Dallas into the top-ranked defense in the NFC. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 2-4 and looking up at the Cowboys (3-3) and everyone else in the NFC East. Ryan's early August braggadocio hasn't been forgotten by either team, and is certain to be played up during the national, prime-time broadcast. It adds another layer to a rivalry once fueled by Rob's dad, and to a matchup filled with ramifications for both teams. "We've got your back," James told Ryan this week, before challenging his boss to make sure the unit is ready for big-play threats Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson. Ryan's response? "Shoot yeah! You know I'm
up! I'm drinking Red Bulls all night!" James said in a Ryanesque voice. Through six games, the Cowboys have adopted the personality of their sideline leader, save for the long, stringy hair and oversized belly. Using exotic formations and an aggressive mindset, Dallas is allowing the fewest yards rushing in the NFL. Only five teams allow fewer yards per play. Nobody has scored a touchdown in the first quarter against the Cowboys; they've given up just nine points in the opening period. They also recently held New England to 17 points, shattering the Patriots' streak of 13 straight games with at least 30 points. And, to think, they're doing this with virtually the same group of guys who last season allowed more points and yards than any of the 50 previous Dallas defenses. "I give him 100 percent credit," star linebacker DeMarcus Ware said. "He always talks about the players go out there and make the plays, but he gets out there and gives us the opportunity to do that."
The Eagles present a fascinating challenge. Because of McCoy and Vick, Philadelphia has the top rushing attack in the NFL. The Eagles are also coming off a bye, and coach Andy Reid is 12-0 when given an extra week to prepare for a foe. Then again, Philadelphia is 0-2 at home and has lost five straight there, counting the playoffs. The Cowboys also have beaten the Eagles in four of the past five meetings, counting the playoffs. Philadelphia's lone recent win over Dallas included Jackson catching four passes for 210 yards, including a 91-yard touchdown that he punctuated by stopping just shy of the end zone and tipping over the goal line. That was among many big plays the Cowboys' secondary gave up last season, which is partly why team owner Jerry Jones tried to sign the top free agent cornerback on the market, Nnamdi Asomugha; he went to the Eagles instead, part of the supposed "Dream Team" they were putting together over the summer.
Ryan and Jones were seen on cell phones on the playing field during the negotiations for Asomugha. Everyone saw it, including Terence Newman, the starter who was most likely to have been dumped had a deal been struck. It's a safe bet that Ryan will have him motivated Sunday. "If you don't get up playing for Rob, then you just don't have a passion for football," said Mike Jenkins, the other starting cornerback. "He has a lot of confidence on what he has, and that's what builds confidence on the team." James said the Cowboys have seen — and heard — all sorts of things from Ryan this season. They can't help but laugh and keep listening because he's gotten so much out of them. Even back in early August, James had been around Ryan enough to not be too surprised about what Ryan said about the Eagles. That doesn't mean he liked it. "I'm like, 'Rob? You picked the Eagles?! C'mon, man, pick St. Louis!'" James said, laughing. "But, here we are. It's time to play ball."
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» WOMEN’S HOCKEY
Huskies head to Syracuse for weekend bout By Meredith Falvey Campus Correspondent
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Sophomore forwards Stephanie Raithby and Jenna Welch pass the puck as they move up ice in the team's home and season opener this season. The Huskies are now 1-5-2.
The UConn women’s ice hockey team is eager to get their second win of the season against Syracuse this Friday. Coming off a strong season last year, the Huskies are looking to continue improving. Their upcoming opponent, Syracuse, has gotten off to an impressive start this season, already garnering three wins. The Orange opened their season with a 2-1 win over St. Cloud, with goals scored by Sadie St. Germain and Lisa Mullan. Syracuse also took on common opponent Clarkson University twice, but fell short in both games. The Huskies played Clarkson earlier this month and came away with a 3-3 tie. In last Saturday’s game against Union, the Orange set a school record by
scoring all five goals in the final 31 saves, including four power period, in order to come back play shots from Maine’s offense, from a three-goal deficit and win giving her team the surge of conthe game. Christina fidence that was LaCombe and needed to step Caitlin Roach, two up their game. of Syracuse’s defendThe special teams ers, both scored their effort proved to be first collegiate goals strong since they vs. Syracuse against Union. didn’t allow goals 7 p.m. When the Huskies to go in on their faced Syracuse last end when UConn Syracuse, year, they came up was short two New York short with a 7-1 loss. players. When the “They are a very power play fell to physical team, and their favor, Sami we need to be ready for them. Evelyn and Christie Brauer both This year our team is different, capitalized on it by scoring one if we play our game at our level, goal each for the Huskies. we’ll have the success that we Out of the eight games they’ve want” said head coach Heather played, UConn has tallied 18 Linstad. goals, seven of them scored durThe Huskies won their first ing power plays, and an impresgame this season with a 3-0 shut- sive 239 saves between Nicole out against Maine. Sophomore Paniccia and Alexandra Garcia goaltender Nicole Paniccia totaled in net. If scoring goals, using
power plays to their advantage and blocking most of the other team’s shots aren’t a problem for the team, why have the Huskies have only walked away with one win? Linstad feels that her team hasn’t established themselves, and in order to do so they’re going to need to play the game with more attitude. “Consistency will be the key for our success,” Linstad said. In order to defeat Syracuse, the team plans on playing strong for the entire sixty minutes strongly and coming out hard at the start of the game. So far UConn is tied for second place in the Hockey East Standings and has a record of 1-52. They face off at Syracuse away 7:00 p.m. on Friday.
» MEN’S TENNIS
Tennis prepares for Connecticut Championships
By Michael Corasaniti Campus Correspondent After handling Quinnipiac last week in their final dual match of the fall season, the UConn men’s tennis team will look to finish their fall campaign strong at the Connecticut Championships at Yale University in New Haven. In their last dual match of the season, the Huskies easily defeated Quinnipiac with a 5-2 victory. Along with sweeping the three doubles matches, Scott Warden, Jacob Spreyer, Jai Yoon and Wei Lin picked up victories in their singles matches, with only Peter Surovic and Ryan Carr suffering losses. The tournament consists of all six men’s Division I tennis teams in the state: Yale, Fairfield University, Sacred
Heart, Hartford University, Quinnipiac and UConn. The Huskies have faced everyone they will see this weekend at least once so far this season and are ready to make the most of their final outing before the spring season. “We’re definitely hoping to end the fall season on a good note and make all of our hard work these past couple months worth it,” said assistant coach Dan Gal. After a strong season, in which the Huskies won all of their dual matches and showed strong outings in almost all of their tournaments, the team is focusing less on their record this weekend and more on overall improvement. “Wins and losses at this point don’t really matter, we’re just looking to get better and better for the spring,” Gal said.
Regardless of the results of this weekend, the team is satisfied with their strong performances this season. “We’ve seen a lot of positive signs this fall,” Gal said. “We definitely saw a lot of improvements throughout the team and it was definitely great to see our freshmen doing so well. And of course Scott Warden did a great job leading us this fall.” With strong performances by the underclassmen on the team, such as the leading freshmen Peter Surovic and Jacob Spreyer, the Huskies are confident in their abilities for the championships this weekend as well as the spring. Although they will be gaining even more help with the return of senior Dave Adams in the spring, the team will have to deal with is the loss of senior Jai Yoon, a strong
player at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles this fall, since he graduates this December. “We’re happy to be gaining another senior back for the spring in Dave Adams, but it will definitely be tough to lose Jai,” Gal said. With the tournament format of the Championships this weekend, the Huskies are looking forward to playing each other in bracket play. “There’s a lot more heckling,” Gal said. “Having guys from the team play each other is always something fun to look forward to. It’s just a lot of positive, good spirited competition.” The Huskies start off their last tournament of the season Friday in New Haven and play throughout the weekend.
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The Huskies will look to ride their current momentum through their final weekend of play.
Plekanec, Canadiens top Bruins 2-1 UConn Golf concludes Fall season
BOSTON (AP) — Tomas games, have now won two in a Plekanec put one in each net, row after beating Philadelphia making up for an own goal by 5-1 on Wednesday night. scoring the tiebreaker with 9:14 Tim Thomas made 33 saves remaining on Thursday night to for the defending Stanley Cup give the Montreal Canadiens champions, who have lost three a 2-1 victory over the of their past four Boston Bruins. games. It was the teams' first Plekanec stummeeting since a seven- Montreal 2 bled in the first game series in the first period, winning a 1 faceoff at the left round of the playoffs Boston that Boston won en circle but knocking route to its sixth Stanley Cup it past Price into the Montreal championship. net; Patrice Bergeron lost the All of the old animosity was faceoff but was credited with still there, with Brad Marchand the goal. Erik Cole tied it for and P.K. Subban the latest to Montreal in the second, and brawl in an Original Six rivalry then the Canadiens took the that's nearly a century old. lead when Plekanec's shot was Carey Price stopped 29 shots blocked by Marchand right for Montreal, which entered the back to Plekanec, who beat night tied for last with Boston Thomas on the second attempt. in the Northeast Division. The The game seemed at times Canadiens, who fired assistant to be a sideshow for the coach Perry Pearn after win- brawl between Marchand and ning just one of their first eight Subban, who squared off three
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times in the second period — with crowd-pleasing results. The two matched up for a pair of holding penalties at 13:47 of the second. As soon as they came out of the box they found each other in the corner, but before any punches were thrown the linesmen separated them. That only postponed the drama, because when they came out of the box they went right for each other again. Circling each other at center ice, and ignoring the action in the Canadiens' zone, the two players shed their gloves, their helmets, even their elbow pads as they put their dukes up and prepared to fight. When they finally closed in, after yet more bobbing and weaving, Subban unleashed a roundhouse right hand that missed; he slipped to the ice, and the fans laughed and jeered.
By Tyler Morrissey Campus Correspondent The UConn golf team will travel to South Carolina to compete in its final match of the fall season: the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate tournament. So far this year the Huskies have placed in the top five in their past three tournaments. This includes the Hartford Hawks Invitational, where the Huskies captured the title back in September. The success that the Huskies have enjoyed can be attributed to their hard work on the course. Head coach David Pezzino said, “I would equate this to a product all their positive work mentally and their ability to stay in the present.” The Kiawah Island tournament will be played at the Turtle Point Golf Course. Turtle Point is a 7,054-yard, par-72 and has
also been ranked 48th by Golf Digests Top 100 public courses to play. Since it’s located on an island, wind will likely be a factor during play. “It is a seaside course with a solid amount of water hazards,” said Pezzino. “We will deal with a one club wind all three rounds.” This tournament will be the farthest distance the team has had to travel this season. However, this long distance trip should not phase the Huskies. “Our team plays a competitive national schedule and they individually play a national schedule on their own during the summer,” Pezzino said. In practice this week, UConn has focused on their short game to prepare to the tournament and also to just get in some practice rounds of golf. “Short game has been a focus and just playing. Getting in some time to just play,” Pezzino said. “The fact
that it is still only a game gets lost in the search for perfection. Our team is doing a great job of focusing on what’s important now. That’s nice to see.” The field for the tournament looks strong as 21 teams from 13 different conferences will be competing. “The field is strong it has several teams that will see post season play,” Pezzino said. Defending champion Indiana has chosen not to play in the tournament. Since this is UConn’s last match of the season, the Huskies would like to finish on a strong note. “This is a great course and the field is strong and I like where my teams heads are at,” Pezzino said. First round play will begin on Sunday, Oct. 30 and conclude on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
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Home: Rentschler Field, East Hartford Nov. 19 Louisville TBA
Nov. 26 Rutgers TBA
Dec. 3 Cincinnati 12 p.m.
Men’s Soccer (14-1-2) Tomorrow Seton Hall 1 p.m.
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Hey Dad! I see ‘em!
Big East Tournament TBA
Field Hockey (15-1) Today Rutgers 3 p.m.
Nov. 5 Big East Tournament TBA
Oct. 30 Princeton 2 p.m.
Men’s Ice Hockey (2-2-1) Nov. 4 Tomorrow Mercyhurst Army 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m.
Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Mercyhurst AIC 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m.
Nov. 16 Sacred Heart 7:05 p.m.
Women’s Ice Hockey (1-5-2) Today Syracuse 7 p.m.
Oct. 29 Nov. 4 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Syracuse Northeastern Northeastern Providence 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m.
Men’s Swimming & Diving Today Oct. 29 Big East Big East Quad Meet Quad Meet 4 p.m. 10 a.m.
Nov. 5 Army Noon
Nov. 12 Penn Noon
Nov. 18 Pitt Invite All Day
Women’s Swimming & Diving Today Oct. 29 Big East Big East Quad Meet Quad Meet 4 p.m. 10 a.m.
Nov. 5 Army Noon
Nov. 12 Penn Noon
Nov. 18 Pitt Invite All Day
Nov. 4 Nov. 6 West Virginia Pittsburgh 7 p.m. 2 p.m.
Nov. 12 Rutgers 2 p.m.
Volleyball (11-12) Tomorrow Notre Dame 2 p.m.
Oct. 30 DePaul 2 p.m.
Oct. 28, 29, 30 Connecticut Championships All Day
Women’s Tennis Oct. 28, 29, 30 Connecticut Championships All Day
Men’s Cross Country Tomorrow Big East Champ. TBA
Nov. 12 NCAA Northeast TBA
Nov. 21 NCAA Champs. TBA
Women’s Cross Country Nov. 12 NCAA Northeast TBA
Brooks Lane waits for the gates to open at Busch Stadium before Game 6 of baseball’s World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in St. Louis.
Nov. 21 NCAA Champs. TBA
Golf Oct. 30, Nov. 1 Kiwah Island All Day
Rowing Tomorrow Head of the Fish All Day
The Weekend Ahead UConn field and ice hockey teams having success in Storrs By Carmine Colangelo Staff Writer Game to Watch: UConn volleyball vs. Notre Dame. On Saturday the Huskies will host the Irish in a Big East showdown in Gampel Pavilion. The Huskies are coming off of a 3-2 loss against Georgetown. Outside hitter Jordan Kirk led all players with a game-high 15 kills in the match. Fellow outside hitters Mattison Quayle and Devon Maugle finished the game with 14 kills each. With the loss, the Huskies fell to 11-12 on the season as well as 1-7 in Big East play. The Huskies will be looking to rebound from this loss Sunday against the Irish, who are coming off of a recent 3-0 victory over USF, are 12-8 this season and 4-3 in Big East play. The game starts Sunday at 2 p.m. Game to Follow: UConn field hockey at Princeton. On Sunday the No. 4 Huskies will close out their 2011 season against Princeton, who has recently fallen out of the top 20 in the coaches’ poll. The Huskies are coming off of 3-2 double-overtime victory
against No. 6 Syracuse. On Senior Day the Huskies fought back from a 2-1 deficit in regular time, tying the game at 2-2 with a score on a penalty corner by forward Anne Jeute. Both teams went scoreless in the first overtime period. In the second period forward Marie Elena Bolles made a sliding goal past the Orange goaltender to win the game for the Huskies. With the win, the Huskies clinched a share of the Big East regular season championship. The Huskies will hit the road this weekend, traveling to N.J., where they will play a pair of games. Today the Huskies play Big East opponent Rutgers and will finish up their season Sunday against the Tigers. Number of the Week: 5. Sophomore forward Brant Harris leads the UConn men’s hockey team with five goals this season. He also is tied for points with six this season. After playing Holy Cross yesterday in their first home game of the season, the Huskies return Saturday against Army at home, beginning at 7:05 p.m.
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The UConn volleyball team will play two home games that are crucial to its Big East Tournament hopes this weekend. The Huskies, who are currently 11-12 overall and 1-7 in the Big East, are in the middle of a fight for conference tournament bids with several other teams. The Big East Tournament consists of the top eight teams during the regular season, putting the Huskies three games out of the final spot with six games to play entering the weekend. With their postseason lives on the line and such a small margin for error, the stakes are high against Notre Dame and DePaul this weekend. The Fighting Irish, who are currently 5-3 in the Big East, are the only team remaining on the Huskies’ schedule that currently sits above .500 in conference play. In the eyes of Jordan Kirk, playing the Fighting Irish is always one of the team’s biggest matches of the season. “We love to play Notre Dame,” Kirk said. “I think it’s kind of personal, just because they have such a good team and we haven’t beat them in a while.” But with the Huskies’ current spot in the standings, Coach Holly Strauss-O’Brien doesn’t feel that the contest against Notre Dame bears any extra importance for her team. “Right now, honestly, it’s just game on, no matter who we’re playing right now…I think everyone’s excited to play Notre Dame – it’s Notre Dame – and we follow it up with DePaul,” Strauss-O’Brien said. “So we’re excited no matter who we’re playing on the other side of the net.” And even though the Huskies are playing with their backs against the wall, Strauss-O’Brien thinks her group is more than capable of making the cut if they continue to take things step-by-step. “I believe it. I believe in this group,” StraussO’Brien said. “We’re a pretty young group and we’ve gone through some trial and error here and there and conquered some adversity and it’s our time. At the same time we’ve got to earn our way, so it’s on us to kind of believe it and earn it day by day.” Strauss-O’Brien also thinks that playing at home, where the Huskies are 6-3 so far this season, should help her team, and is urging fans to come out and support them as they make a postseason push. “We’re trying to ‘Pack the Pavilion,’” StraussO’Brien said. “So we’re giving away free pizza and some other stuff and we’re really hoping to get a good crowd this weekend.” The Huskies will face off against Notre Dame on
» WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING
UConn to partake in Big East Quad Meet By Krishna Scully Staff Writer The UConn women’s swimming and diving team will take part in the Big East quad meet Saturday. The four participating colleges are Rutgers, Villanova, Georgetown and UConn. UConn senior Caitlin Gallagher won three events last week at the Husky Invitational, which featured Providence, Fordham, Maine and Vermont. There was scoring or diving in the event. Gallagher’s three wins came in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.31, the 200-yard IM in 2:07.77 and the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:27.86. Gallagher looks to have a repeat performance and even better results. Gallagher is still at the top of her game even with a broken arm. “Mostly I just swam with a cast on and slowly started swimming without it again. The mental aspects are the hardest to bounce back from,” Gallagher said. “To win any race you have to train hard and know you’re going to win. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. Last weekend it did and we’ll see
how this weekend goes. As for the team, we are going to swim well. This team has been worked harder than any team I have ever been on and not in the optimistic beginning of the year way but in the actual way that we’ve been pushed to our breaking points. Believe me, I can attest to that.” In an exhibition meet, Courtney Collyer of Fordham explains the experience she had at the Husky Invite. “I am really happy with how my races went this past weekend, especially at such an early time in the season,” Collyer said. “I was satisfied with my times, I felt good in the water, and there isn’t much more I can ask for. Overall I thought the entire meet went really well. There was a lot of new competition in comparison to the past years with schools like Providence and Maine. I thought it was really great to get to swim against some different schools from further areas, which really added to the competitiveness of the meet. It was a great start to my final year of
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Friday, October 28, 2011
It’s been a scary week
HUSKIES HOLD OFF CRUSADERS UConn wins home opener on late Latta score
By Willy Penfield Staff Writer
Mac Cerullo Halloween’s not until next week, but there’s been plenty to be scared about lately. The gears of conference realignment continue to turn, and on Tuesday the big domino finally dropped when news broke that West Virginia would be accepted into the Big 12 to replace Missouri, who is expected to jump to the SEC any day now. This came after news broke that NCAA President Mark Emmert had proposed implementing tougher Academic Progress Rate (APR) requirements immediately. If accepted, that would’ve rendered UConn ineligible to play in the 2012 tournament, and the team’s title defense would’ve been over before it started. Thankfully, there was a “miscommunication,” and Emmert didn’t really mean that. Just like I’m sure he didn’t mean to let the issue fester for 24 hours without clarification while Husky fans all across Connecticut suffered a collective heart attack. Oops. Meanwhile, the Big 12 officials who told West Virginia they were in suddenly didn’t mean that either. Missouri has been taking longer to leave than they thought, and then out of nowhere, Louisville was right back in the thick of things after some “hard lobbying.” Hard lobbying? What the hell is going on here? Did Sen. Mitch McConnell promise to buy all the Big 12 university presidents a private island if they invited
» CERULLO, page 11
Week 8 fantasy advice By Carmine Colangelo Fantasy Football Columnist Nearing the midpoint of the 2011-2012 season, the NFL has brought us another season of incredible highs and frustrating lows for football fans. Whether you are sitting pretty at the top of your league or hanging on for dear life at the bottom, fear not fellow fantasy owners, there are still plenty of moves to get you into prime playoff position. Jackie Battle: With the Chiefs’ running back situation looking grim after an injury in Week 1 to Jamaal Charles, Battle has made his way to the top of the Chiefs depth chart and could have a lot of fantasy value going into the second half of the season. Last week, Battle received 45 percent of the touches and had a team-high 16 carries for 76 yards in the 28-0 win over Oakland. Although Thomas Jones and Dexter McCluster are also grappling for position, they combined for only 19 touches and 57 yards. Battle is available in almost half of Yahoo! Leagues. Jabar Gaffney: With Santana Moss going down with a hand injury, Gaffney is looking like the new prime target in Washington. Gaffney is coming off a four-reception game against Carolina, where he had a season-high 68 receiving yards. The Redskins are playing at Buffalo Sunday. The Bills have given up the ninth most fantasy points to wide receivers this season, allowing an average of 14 catches per game. Gaffney is available in nearly 70 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Leagues. Antonio Brown: Brown is coming off a career game last
» COLANGELO, page 11
At the 8:12 mark in the third period, Billy Latta scored the go ahead goal after a Holy Cross turnover to put the Huskies up 3-2 as they beat the Crusaders, 4-2, in the team’s home opener. “That’s what Billy can do,” said coach Bruce Marshall. “He has that knack where he can score from outside like that. He can shake and bake and do that and I was pretty happy when it went in.” The game gives the Huskies their second win in as many chances in the Atlantic Hockey Association and four important points early on in conference play. “Coach told us yesterday the points we have early in the season don’t expire, and when you’re looking to get two points later in the season the two points you get now seem valuable,” said captain Sean Ambrosie. Garrett Bartus, once again, came up with some huge saves for the Huskies, stopping 24 of 26 shots on goal and shut out the Crusaders in the crucial third period. “Guys know they can win when [Bartus] is in the net,” Marshall said. “I think what we’re starting to learn is that we need play well in front of him as well so we’re not just relying on him to pitch a no-hitter the whole time.” Billy Latta said, “He’s unbelievable. He’s truly
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Senior Corey Jendras, out of Abringdon, Maryland, moves the puck up ice last night against Holy Cross. Jendras recorded two shots on the evening.
» MEN’S SOCCER
UConn to battle Seton Hall Pirates in finale
Doudou Diouf said. As the season winds down, every game now carries more significance for the Huskies. Fresh off of their win “From this point on, every Wednesday night game is a tournament against the Marquette game for us,” senior Golden Eagles, the midfielder Tony UConn men’s soccer Cascio said. team takes the pitch Doudou Diouf Saturday night against vs. Seton Hall was adamant about Seton Hall. the fact that come 1 p.m. In the last few games Thanksgiving break, prior to the matchup South Orange, he did not want to be against Marquette, the New Jersey sitting at home, but Huskies had issues rather he wants to be finding the back of the playing more soccer net. Wednesday night, UConn in the NCAA tournament. But he changed that pattern and the tim- acknowledged that if the team is ing could not have been better. going to advance deeper into the With the Big East championships season, they need to develop a as well as the NCAA tourna- much more aggressive mentality. ment rapidly approaching, UConn “We want to be the hunter, not needed to get some of its confi- the hunted,” Doudou Diouf said. dence back. In the Big East tournament, the “It gives us more confidence,” top six teams from each division– sophomore forward Mamadou Blue and Red–get in. The third
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and fourth place teams in each division get a home game in the first round. But the first and second place teams earn a bye-week and a quarterfinal game on their home field. Currently, UConn sits at second in the Big East’s Blue Division behind Marquette. If Marquette wins this weekend, UConn will place in second. If Marquette loses or ties against Pittsburgh, then the Huskies win the division. Either way, if UConn wins Saturday, they are guaranteed at least second place and a home game in the conference quarterfinals. Finishing in the top-2 of the division provides two advantages for a team. The first is playing in front of their home fans. Playing at home in the conference championship would be a big advantage for UConn.
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Junior forward Carlos Alvarez weaves through the Marquette defense last Wednesday. The Huskies bounced back against the Golden Eagles in their home finale with a 3-0 win.
» FIELD HOCKEY
Huskies wrap up regular season at Rutgers By Peter Logue Staff Writer
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The Huskies have dug deep this season, maintaining a top 10 ranking for the entire year.
The No. 4 UConn field hockey team will travel to Rutgers Friday afternoon with a chance to clinch its 12th Big East regular season title. The Huskies are currently 15-1 overall and 5-0 in conference play. Last Sunday, Marie Elena Bolles scored in double overtime earning UConn a 3-2 victory at home against No. 5 Syracuse. The loss dropped the Orange to 4-1 in Big East play, giving UConn at least a share of the Big East regular season title. Syracuse needs to beat Villanova Friday, and for the Huskies to lose, to tie UConn for the regular season title. “Our team’s goal has been undefeated in regular season Big East play, and we are very close to achieving that goal,” said head
coach Nancy Stevens. “We realize from well-executed penalty corthat a Big East road win is sel- ner plays, so that will be a focal dom easy, so our focus has been point as well.” on preparing to take The Huskies, who on a highly-motivated are riding a nine-game Rutgers team.” winning streak, will The Scarlet Knights conclude their regular have posted a 5-11 season Sunday afterrecord this season vs. Rutgers noon at Princeton. The against a very comgames could have long3 p.m. petitive schedule, said term playoff implicaStevens, who has won Piscataway, tions for the Huskies. at least 15 games per New Jersey The top four national season in 16 of her past seeds get to host the 18 seasons at UConn. first and second rounds “We have a great deal of respect of the national tournament. Over for Rutgers, as we do all of our the past five seasons, the Huskies opponents,” Stevens said. “They have accumulated a 60-5 record start two senior captains at the at the George Sherman Familyback, so that will provide a good Sports Complex. challenge to our attack. Rutgers UConn and Syracuse are on a has good attack penalty corner collision course for the Big East options, so we will work hard to Tournament Championship next solve problems early and limit weekend in Syracuse. their corner opportunities. Three of our last four goals have come Peter.Logue@UConn.edu