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Book characters come to life Monday, November 11, 2013
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NO BAZZ, NO PROBLEM No. 18 Huskies survive Terps after Napier fouls out late. SPORTS/ page 12 EDITORIAL: holding sac capital responsible for insider trading was smart The SEC’s decision to pursue SAC Capital was the right one. COMMENTARY/page 4 INSIDE NEWS: UConn graduate prepares for soyuz space flight Rick Mastracchio, a Waterbury native, will embark on fourth space flight. NEWS/page 2
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Bestselling children’s authors Tomie de Paola and Steven Kellogg joined the UConn Co-op at the 22nd annual Connecticut Children’s Book Fair. This year, 27 authors and illustrators joined together with the University of Connecticut Libraries and the UConn Co-op to create a place where children’s book characters such as Strega Nona and Clifford come to life and inspire children to pursue their passion for reading. According to Sharon Ristau, the children’s book buyer for the Co-op who has been helping organize the book fair for the past 11 years, the best part is “seeing all the kids get excited about the story characters.” The kids certainly are excited. Six-year-old Davey, who was proudly “making a space shuttle” at the arts and crafts table, was so excited to be back at the book fair because he “went last year and its such a success.” Davey’s mother, Thany Litrico, a 2006 UConn graduate from the School of Nursing, said that the event really “helps kids get excited about reading” which is so important for success in school. A wide variety of books were available for purchase including board books for toddlers,
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Three children browse through books available at the Children’s Book Fair in the Rome Ballroom on Sunday. The Children’s Book Fair is an annual event hosted at UConn, providing authors an opporunity to bring their works to life for children from across the region.
picture books and novels for young adult readers. Many of the authors whose works were featured, were also in atten-
UConn falls in sex health ranking By Miles Halpine Campus Correspondent In a new ranking that assesses sexual health resources available on college campuses, the University of Connecticut came in No. 29 out of more than 100 colleges nationwide. The eighth annual Trojan Sexual Health Report Card Rankings, from the Trojan Condoms company and conducted by Sperling’s BestPlaces, was released this week and rated numerous colleges on accessibility of sexual health resources and information avail-
able to students on campus. With this year’s ranking, UConn came in lower than the last two years. In 2012, UConn was No. 16 and in 2011 UConn was No. 19. The only other college from Connecticut in the ranking, Yale University, was placed at No. 13. “The Trojan Sexual Health Report Card is only one of the measures we use as an office to gauge our work” said Joleen Nevers, the Health Education Coordinator for UConn’s Health Education Office. “We also conduct reviews of peer and aspirational school’s sexual health programs each year and
compare and contrast our work we keep statistics of students seeking services in our office and most importantly, look to meet the needs of the students on campus and their requests.” Nevers said they do this through customer satisfaction surveys, comment cards, feedback at programs, special requests and direct feedback and are open to feedback from students to improve their services and meet student needs. At UConn, many sexual health resources are available to students. These resources include informa-
rights. A gamer by the name of Darc beat the competition. According to UConn Empower president Lior Trestman, they raised about the same amount of money as they did at last year’s competition. “There is a pretty steady num-
ber of Super Smash Bros. fans at UConn,” Trestman, a 5th-semester biomedical engineering major said. The tournament raised money for the Amar Jyoti School, an institution in India that provides a free education to underprivileged kids. Dominos Pizza catered the event and Engraving in Willimantic provided the trophy for the winner. Trestman said it was difficult to strike a balance between holding a professional tournament, where in every round the best two out of three would move on, and a tournament that fits into people’s time constraints. In the end, UConn Empower met their goal. “We got a chance to interact with some of the more niche communities on campus that we might not see at other events,” Trestman said. “In this regard we were very successful.”
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UConn Empower raised about $500 at their Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament on Saturday. Around 100 people came to the tournament in CLAS to fight for a trophy, cash prize and bragging
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dance and signed books for fans. The authors also gave panel discussions throughout the day aimed at parents and UConn
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Several participants in the Super Smash Bros. tournament are shown. The tournament’s goal was to raise support for an organization providing education to the underpriviledged.
students. Children were entertained by a menagerie of characters including Stega Nona, Clifford
and Spot the Dog. Local volunteers ran a craft station where
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Workshop to help women win elections By Domenica Ghanem Staff Writer
The Women’s Center will host “Elect Her: UConn Women Win,” a workshop that teaches college women how to run for campus-based elective offices as well as how to run for office later in life, on Friday, Nov. 15. The workshop will feature facilitators and communications experts that will teach women how to develop and communicate an effective message, reach out to constituencies and win a campaign. This event is also an opportunity to network with women who currently hold office in
Connecticut. This program is a collaboration of the American Association of University Women and Running Start. Their goal is to encourage women to run for student government. The event will be held at the Women’s Center from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Attendees are required to stay the full time to receive a certificate of completion. Dinner will be provided. Students must register by Monday, Nov. 11. Interested students can register at http:// www.surveymonkey.com/s/ ElectHerFall2013.
UConnPIRG to host public transportation forum Thurs. By Sten Spinella Campus Correspondent UConnPIRG is hosting a forum from to gain community feedback regarding public transportation from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in the Konover Auditorium. “This is a great opportunity for students to get engaged with their government,” President of UConnPIRG Samuel Hollister said. “The event will help to work on evaluating Connecticut’s transportation policy for the future.”
The inspiration for the event is Transform CT, a program at the state government level. “Connecticut has many existing and future transportation needs: to keep the infrastructure in a state of good repair, address congestion, increase transportation choices, and to create a more well-connected transportation system to get people and goods from here to there…these needs will be evaluated, prioritized, and shaped through TransformCT,” the project states.
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What’s going on at UConn today... Study Abroad 101 10 to 11 a.m. Rowe CUE, 320 Learn about study abroad basics by attending a drop-in introductory information sessions.
Nazi Germany and Paragraph 175 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rainbow Center This film screening and discussion of Paragraph 175 will examine the ways in which Nazi Germany’s Third Reich enforced laws against gay and lesbian people.
SUBOG Variety Show 7 to 10 p.m. Student Union Theater Free cotton candy, soft pretzels, popcorn and soda will be provided at the annual SUBOG Variety Show. Admission is free.
75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht Lecture 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Library, Hartford Campus The speaker will be Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. Admission is free, but seats are limited. – KYLE CONSTABLE
UConn graduate prepares for Soyuz space flight The Daily Campus, Page 2
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) – His Twitter handle is AstroRM. He has amassed more than 11,000 followers on that social networking site. On another website devoted to the hobby of geocaching – a high-tech scavenger hunt with GPS devices – hundreds more follow astronaut Rick Mastracchio’s exploits. His Facebook page is flooded with “likes” about his travels, which last week brought him to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. From there, more than 1,150 events are planned around his Wednesday launch into space. Fans from Tel Aviv to Waterbury’s own Buffalo Wild Wings will watch the start of the Brass City native’s latest, and most intense, mission. Since learning back in 2010 that he would travel on his fourth and longest space mission, Mastracchio has aimed
to engage as many people as possible during the six-month assignment. Late Wednesday, he will rocket into space aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule as part of an international, three-man team, replacing a trio now living aboard the orbiting space station. “When I was in high school, I never even knew you could be an astronaut,” chuckled Mastracchio, a Crosby High graduate who spent nine years trying before being accepted into NASA’s rigorous astronaut program. “In Waterbury, in Connecticut, it’s so far away. NASA is so far away. People know very little.” With the U.S. human space flight program halted with the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, Mastracchio worried American efforts to explore science and space would be outof-sight, and therefore out-ofmind.
“It’s a little disturbing for me and us at NASA,” he said during a summer trip home to Houston, where he lives with his wife and high school sweetheart, Candi. Mastracchio fretted that the past few years have been a low point for NASA because “we don’t have a launch vehicle.” He expects that to change with the new generation of spacecraft being developed by NASA and private companies who are encouraging commercial investment in space. Mastracchio is one of about 45 NASA astronauts remaining, down from about 130. Until the next American fleet is functional, the Russian Soyuz represents the only way crews can be ferried to the space station. “My number one goal is, I want to let people know that, for one, these possibilities exist, and two, to get people excited about space,” said Mastracchio, whose 2000, 2007 and 2010
Photographers capture the liftoff of the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with the Soyuz TMA-11M spaceship carrying new crew members to the International Space Station from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.
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tive events for students throughout the academic year. One such event was held on Friday, Nov. 8 during Late Night. The “Condoma-Thon,” hosted by the Health Education office and UConn Sexperts, allowed students to learn safe sex skills and if they demonstrated their knowledge properly, to win an ice cream sundae. “We get over 700 student contacts in our office each month...an average of approximately 22 students attending our sexual health programs in the evening [and] an average of approximately 149 students interacting with us when we provide safer sex tabling events to
students,” Nevers said. Aside from its rankings, Trojan released two new resources for campuses; an E-Tool Kit and a Virtual Consultant. “The tool kit will be a free, downloadable resource offered to students and school health administrators that contains fact-based insights, tips and ideas they can implement on campus to take sexual health into their own hands,” said Lindsey Cooke, a spokeswoman with Trojan Condoms. “With the Virtual Consultant, students can contact us to set up personal Q-and-A sessions with sexual health educator and Trojan Sexual Health Advisory Council
member Colin Adamo.” Princeton University came in at No. 1, followed by Columbia University, the University of Arizona, the University of Iowa and Brown University. The top 10 also included the University of Illinois, Rutgers University, the University of Texas-Austin, the University of Denver and the University of Wisconsin. The bottom five in the rankings were: the University of New Orleans, Troy State University, Providence College, Chicago State University and, in last place, Brigham Young University.
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A panel of six members will voice their own opinions and views on transportation followed by a question and answer session. Speakers at the event will include a representative from Transform CT, state representative Greg Haddad, civil engineering professor Normand Garret and a representative from the Undergraduate Student Government. “The point is to give a voice to student interests specifically,” Hollister said. “A lot of us are temporary here, but it’s important that our policies suit our needs.” The event promises to present various public transportation options pertinent to UConn students. A state fellow of ConnPIRG will be presenting the results of extensive research, complete with the trends and causes connected to
transportation in Connecticut. It is important to recognize that UConnPIRG and USG much different. “My understanding is that USG is focused primarily on internal affairs, specifically on the university,” Hollister said. On the other hand, ConnPIRG works with a wider scope, identify public interest issues on the national, state, and local level. They are an advocacy and direct engagement organization and UConnPIRG is a branch of the ConnPIRG chapter. ConnPIRG, as well as UConnPIRG, are nonpartisan groups that target public interest issues. Hollister spoke to the broad representation of majors in UConnPIRG, saying it is a “great way for people to get involved with issues that fall outside the scope of their major.”
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UConnPIRG are attentive to other issues as well. One of their current focuses is the deposit on bottles and cans. This deposit does not apply to Arizona iced tea cans, energy drinks or sports drink bottles, which have recently become popular. These drinks were not around when the deposit on recycling legislation was originally written. UConnPIRG is trying to change this outdated legislation. As a part of their efforts, they are reaching out to state and local leaders in an effort to move citizens towards less waste. “The deposit system is the most effective recycling program in the state,” Hollister said. In just a few weeks UConnPIRG to garnered 3,500 signatures on a petition addressing the issue.
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missions lasted about two weeks each. This time, trinkets significant to Mastracchio’s hometown will ride in tow: school banners, pictures of friends and family and a geocaching “travel bug” that hundreds of Waterbury school children – and thousands of geocaching enthusiasts globally – will track online. The travel bug is a dog tag marked with a special number. Mastracchio periodically posts updates on where he is with the bug, such as a photo of him snapped Sept. 3 in front of a hulking metal simulator. Inside it, he wrote, he practiced docking maneuvers for the Soyuz rendezvous with the space station come Thursday. The activity was orchestrated by Lt. Robert Cizauskas, who works with Waterbury’s Police Activity League and constantly seeks inspirational and educational activities for city children. Cizauskas became an enthusiast of geocaching treasure hunts a few years ago, when he logged onto geocaching.com and noticed a trackable item waiting to be “found” within walking distance of his Waterbury home. He corralled his children, pulled out his GPS-equiped phone and tracked down the item. Cizauskas was hooked. As he became a more avid geocacher, Cizauskas learned the first American “space tourist” brought a similar travel bug to the station in 2008. When details about Mastracchio’s new mission hit the Republican-American in August, Cizauskas thought there must be a way to engage a hometown hero with geocaching and local school children. Meanwhile, Mastracchio had been drumming up followers
through a Twitter contest he had pitched to NASA, called “Ride with Rick.” Mastracchio periodically posted space trivia on Twitter. Selected winners would get a picture of their photo, floating in space, taken by Mastracchio. Cizauskas proposed “activating” a new travel bug at Chase Elementary School in Waterbury (which Mastracchio attended) then sending it with the astronaut for his travels. Mastracchio knew little about geocaching, but figured the endeavor meshed with his ambition to share his work with as many people as possible. “Personally, I’m trying to pay back the Waterbury area and the Connecticut area,” Mastracchio said via satellite two weeks ago from Star City, Russia, where he has spent most of the past twoand-a-half years training. Mastracchio especially hoped to motivate and “reach out to the kids.” Last week, Mastracchio’s sisters, Lori Mastracchio and Marcia Colucci, received proclamations declaring Wednesday “Rick Mastracchio Day,” in front of Chase Elementary students. Principal Matthew Calabrese watched the children beneath banners that read “H.S. Chase Elementary is proud of astronaut Rick Mastracchio” and a bulletin board plastered with stories about Mastraccio beneath the heading: “Shoot for the Stars ... You Might Just Reach Them.” “It really hits home with a lot of them,” said Calabrese. “They love it. The access for them (to Mastracchio) is just unprecedented.” The travel bug began its journey from Chase in September, when a handful of students initialed the dog tag. Twelve
Waterbury-area schools added “hitchhiker” tags that will travel into space and, ultimately, be returned to the schools. Many teachers have incorporated space-themed assignments, from geography to art. At the “Rick Mastracchio Day” assembly, 10-year-old Marvin Naguib recited a poem. “A hero means everything to me ... They used to sit in class just like we do now,” she said, dark braids bobbing around a pink headband. “Every hero is worthy to be looked up to, and this is surely why our astronaut, Rick, is our hero at Chase Elementary School.” Fifth-grade teacher Nancy Silva said she thinks the message educators constantly strive to impart – that students can do, and be, anything they want – resonates through the Mastracchio connection. “I was thinking about if I could do that kind of stuff. I hope I can,” said student Nathaniel Aquino, 10, wondering what it feels like emotionally and physically to hover a few hundred miles above Earth. “He’s really just inspiring, because he worked so hard.” Geocaching.com counts six million members worldwide who engage in the hobby. Three million people receive the site’s newsletter, including recent highlights about the travel bug’s sojourn to space, said spokesman Eric Schudiske. “It’s really a great conduit for people to share the adventure,” he said. “Geocachers are fascinated by this idea of going just beyond the horizon.” As of Friday, the travel bug had logged more than 9,250 miles. In months to come, it will log tens of millions more – extraterrestrially.
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ents that were swarming around the tables of books. After seeing such enthusiasm, Becker says he “definitely wants to come back.” During the duration of the book fair, various panel discussions were held in addition to other children’s literature themed events. Bridging the divide between children’s literature and the university, UConn illustration students were invited to submit work to win the Raab Prize in illustration. The works were created for a poem by children’s author Jane Yolen and were critiqued by author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka. Krosoczka critiqued aspects of the illustration such as placement of the text in relation to the art as well as the content of the artist’s work. Authors presented on a variety of topics, including one called “This is Teen” which focused
on teen literature and bringing teenage readers closer to the authors who produce their favorite works. The panel was moderated by author Elizabeth Eulberg, author of “The Lonely Hearts Club” and featured authors Jeff Hirsch, author of “The Eleventh Plague,” Alaya Johnson, author of “Moonshine” and Michael Northrop, author of “Trapped.” All three authors write primarily for teens and contributed in sight on the subject of writing for a teen audience and connecting with teenagers. “It was fun to meet Alaya,” said Lorraine, 14. “You read the books and you don’t see what the author put into its writing. I liked hearing about how she wrote the book.”
Book fair gives kids ‘leg up’ children could construct and decorate paper crowns. According to author Robert Forbes, who was joining the book fair for his third year, the event has “tremendous energy.” Even though Connecticut isn’t exactly next door to his home state of Florida, Forbes says he “wouldn’t miss this event for anything.” He believes that helping to interest children in stories and reading as early as possible will only benefit them later in life. “These kids will all have a leg up in life because their parents read to them,” he said. The book fair works to inspire children in the realm of literature. Kayla, who has been attending the book fair since she was only a year old, was so excited to be back this year for her 13th time. “I love listening to the presentations,” she said. “It helps me learn for when I write my stories.” Adults too can become interested in the world of literature at any time in their lives. Aaron Becker, an author and illustrator who was attending the event for the first time, published his first book “Journey” this summer after working as an artist for film studios in California his entire career. Becker said that he “did not expect so many families” to be attending the event. He thought maybe just a few “bookies” but not the hordes of excited children, parent, and grandpar-
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Children and adults browse selections at the Children’s Book Fair on Sunday. The fair also offered a series of panels for adults in attendence at the event.
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The shutdown’s surprise effect on jobs The Daily Campus, Page 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown may have affected October’s jobs numbers. But not in the expected way. For weeks, the White House had braced for a dour report on hiring, with economists and aides lowering expectations and blaming last month’s partial government shutdown for the inevitable bad news to come. Then Friday’s numbers materialized: Employers appeared to have ignored the shutdown and hired away, to the tune of 204,000 jobs in October. The shutdown, it seemed, had had no effect. Not so fast. In the height of irony, the 16 days of federal worker furloughs and government disruptions may have helped, not hurt, the improved jobs picture. Typically, jobs numbers are announced on the first Friday of the month. Because of the shutdown, the Bureau of Labor Statistics delayed the release of the jobs numbers by one week to allow more time to collect payroll and household data. That extra time resulted in an above average response rate for payroll data. So, not to get hung up on numbers, but the average par-
ticipation rate by employers in payroll surveys for the nine months before October was 76.4 percent. That meant that in subsequent months, as more data was collected, the hiring numbers were adjusted, often upward. In October, with an extra week to collect data, the participation rate was 83.5 percent, the highest ever. A robust hiring number, to some economists, now felt slightly inflated. “It seems that when the initial response rate is high, the initial payroll number is often, though certainly not always, stronger than the prior trend,” Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, wrote in a research note. In other words, if the jobs numbers in prior months were based on a lower participation rate, a stronger participation rate would skew the number up. “Tentatively, we think the effect of this could explain all the overshoot in payrolls,” Shepherdson wrote. As a result, some economists are predicting that when the October numbers are updated, they might be in for a downward revision and that November could yield a lower number as
well. “Businesses may have inadvertently counted employment for an extra week,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. “That could juice up the number. That may mean that we actually get surprised next month with a much weaker number.” The shutdown had another effect on the employment data. Besides conducting a survey of employers, which gives data on actual hiring, the government also surveys households to determine the unemployment rate. Furloughed federal employees were considered unemployed during the shutdown and thus contributed to the increase in the unemployment rate in October from 7.2 percent to 7.3 percent. Without the furloughs, the unemployment rate would have dropped. Complicating things, some furloughed employees were counted as still employed. As a result, if they had been properly listed as unemployed, the jobless rate for October could have been higher than 7.3 percent. But those are temporary anomalies and they won’t affect the November unemployment rate.
French out-tough US in talks over Iran nuclear program
PARIS (AP) – When Iran appeared close to a preliminary deal with world powers over its nuclear program, France stepped up to say: Not so fast – a surprise move that exposed divisions among the United States and other Western negotiators who had long been in lockstep on the issue. France, analysts say, was motivated by factors including its tough stand against the spread of nuclear weapons, skepticism about Tehran’s trustworthiness, and the longstanding French tradition of speaking out on the world stage. Critics faulted France for alleged grandstanding and seeking closer ties with Iran’s foes. After the Geneva talks ended early Sunday with no deal, diplomats including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that progress was nonetheless made and negotiations will continue Nov. 20. He said the U.S. was “grateful” to the French and shared some of their concerns. After the failure of Europeanled talks with Iran over the nuclear program in the mid2000s – when America gave Iran the silent treatment – Paris
has staked out a hard-line stance. While President Barack Obama has recently sought a breakthrough, France has little to gain politically from an accord, and that gives Paris a freer hand to stick to strategic and security concerns. In Geneva, the U.S., Britain, Germany, Russia, China and top EU diplomat Catherine Ashton were looking for initial caps on Iran’s ability to make an atomic bomb, while Tehran sought some easing of sanctions stifling its economy. But French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius broke the near-uniform silence of the diplomats during the talks by using French radio to express reservations about Iran’s enrichment of uranium and prospects of producing plutonium. “You know, the French are very irritating. When the Americans absolutely want to do something, the French have this terrible habit of somewhat disagreeing,” said analyst Francois Heisbourg of the Foundation for Strategic Research think tank in Paris. “We actually have experience in dealing with the Iranians directly. There used to be negotiations between the Europeans
(and the Iranians) between 2003 and 2005.” “The Americans haven’t spoken to the Iranians since 1979. And the Americans are telling us how it should be done,” Heisbourg said. As for the Americans, “maybe they just want a deal – it happens all the time in history: People badly want a deal and end up by negotiating against themselves.” Kerry said the United States has “serious and capable” experts who have dealt with Iran for years. “We are not blind, and I don’t think we’re stupid,” he told NBC’s Meet The Press on Sunday. “I think we have a pretty strong sense of how to measure whether or not we are acting in the interests in our country, and of the globe, and particularly of our allies, like Israel, and Gulf states, and others in the region.” France has had deep ties to Iran over the years, notably striking business deals and hosting reformist former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami in the late 1990s – when the biggest sticking point was whether to serve wine at dinner. (It was not.)
TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — While Typhoon Haiyan appears to be the deadliest natural disaster on record to hit the Philippines, the country is no stranger to major storms. Doomed by geography and hobbled by poverty, the Philippines has long tried to minimize the damage caused by the 20 or so typhoons that hit the sprawling archipelago every year. But despite a combination of preparation and mitigation
measures, high death tolls and destruction persist. The Philippines’ location in the northwestern Pacific puts it right in the pathway of the world’s No. 1 typhoon generator, according to meteorologists. The country of more than 7,000 islands is hit by more storms each year than any other nation — about four times more than countries around the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, said government meteo-
rologist Jori Loiz. It’s often the first to welcome storms that eventually hit Vietnam and China to the west, and Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan to the north. The Philippine archipelago is also located in the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common. A strong quake last month that killed more than 220 people and destroyed thousands of homes in the central Philippines was
Philippines buffeted by regular storms, typhoon not out of ordinary
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, job applicants arrives for an internship job fair held by the Miami Marlins, at Marlins Park. The government issued the October jobs report, on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, which had been delayed a week because of the shutdown.
Warsaw climate talks could signal renewed international cooperation WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Climate envoys from rich countries, emerging economies and low-lying nations at risk of being swamped by rising seas will meet in Poland for the next two weeks to lay the groundwork for a new global warming pact. Though no major decisions are expected at the conference starting Monday in Warsaw’s National Stadium, the level of progress could be an indicator of the world’s chances of reaching a deal in 2015. That’s the new watershed year in the U.N.-led process after a 2009 summit in Copenhagen ended in discord. Climate change is “very, very scary stuff. And evidence is accumulating weekly, monthly as to how dangerous this will be. So there is a huge urgency that we get on with this,” said Andrew Steer, the head of the World Resources Institute in Washington. The urgency of the problem was underlined in a recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.N.sponsored body that provides the scientific basis for the negotiations. The IPCC said in September with more certainty than before that humans are warming the planet, mainly through carbon emissions from the burning of oil, coal and gas. It raised its projections for sea level rise and warned that the Arctic Ocean could be nearly ice-free during summers before mid-century if the world doesn’t act to curb emissions. “Global greenhouse gas emissions need to peak this decade, and get to zero net emissions by the second half of this century,” U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres said Thursday. The hard part is deciding how to divide those cuts. Since they began in 1992, the U.N. talks have been bogged down by disputes between rich and poor countries over who should do what. For a long time the U.S. was seen as the biggest foot-dragger – it was the only industrialized country that didn’t join the Kyoto Protocol, a 1997 emissions deal. America’s
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standing has improved under President Barack Obama, who has increased fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, worked to boost energy efficiency in federal buildings, invested in green energy, and acted to cut emissions from power plants. While many countries say the U.S. should do more, increasing focus is falling on the world’s top carbon polluter, China, which is under pressure to fuel its economic development in a cleaner way than the U.S. and other industrialized nations did. Beijing points to the West’s historical responsibility for having pumped carbon into the atmosphere since the industrial revolution took off in Britain in the 18th century. But that argument is losing weight as Chinese emissions surge. U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern noted in a speech last month that the cumulative emissions of developing countries will have surpassed those of developed countries by 2020. Also, “it is unwarranted to assign blame to developed countries for emissions before the point at which people realized that those emissions caused harm to the climate system,” Stern said. Key details of the new treaty remain to be worked out, including whether all or parts of it should be legally binding. It’s also unclear in what form national offers of post-2020 emissions cuts and other climate actions will be presented and by when. Many key players, including the European Union, are pushing for countries to present their initial offers at a climate summit for world leaders called by U.N. SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki-moon in September next year. “In Warsaw, we must agree to prepare strong pledges for the 2015 deal and to step up emission cuts over the rest of this decade,” EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said. Negotiators will face a host of recurring stumbling blocks, including money to help poor countries convert to cleaner energy sources and adapt to a
shifting climate that may lead to disruptions of agriculture and drinking water, and the spread of diseases. In Copenhagen, developed countries agreed to scale up climate financing to $100 billion annually by 2020. Current flows are nowhere near that level. British charity Oxfam estimates that rich countries have announced contributions of about $16 billion this year, some of it in the form of loans. Tense discussions are also expected on the calls by small island states and other vulnerable countries for compensation for the damage resulting from climate impacts such as rising seas and droughts. Meanwhile, climate activists are concerned about coalreliant Poland’s role as host of the talks and have criticized the Poles for presiding over a coal conference at the same time. The scientific basis for the U.N. climate policy was challenged Sunday at a meeting held by Poland’s right-wing National Movement. Polish and U.S. independent climate activists alleged there is not sufficient proof that carbon gases contribute to the rise in global temperatures or that human activity contributes to climate change. They asserted instead that the climate changes are due to regular warming and cooling cycles. As always, there’s a risk of procedural issues slowing things down. Last year’s conference in Qatar ended on a bitter note when the chair gaveled a set of decisions despite Russia’s objections. Russia’s chief negotiator was so upset that he blocked talks at a negotiating session in Germany in June. Russia’s protests reignited a discussion about the rules of procedure in the climate talks, which have not been formally adopted. “We are wondering whether countries should invest too much time in the discussion unless they really want to solve it,” said Wendel Trio, who heads the European branch of the Climate Action Network, an umbrella group of environmental organizations.
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Holding SAC Capital responsible for insider trading was smart
ast week, hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors LP pleaded guilty to charges of insider trading. In a plea deal, the firm has agreed to pay $1.2 billion in fines, according to CNN. This comes in addition to the $616 million that was paid to settle civil charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission in March, bringing the total to over $1.8 billion. SAC Capital also agreed to close its investment advisory business, which prevents it from managing money for outside investors. Generally speaking, insider trading is trading on information that is not available to the public. For example, if you know about a company merger before it becomes public knowledge, you cannot trade that company’s stock. If you tell someone (a friend, family member, stranger, etc.) about inside information, they are also prohibited from trading on that information. The idea is to create an even playing field among investors by only allowing trades to be made off of public information. In SAC Capital’s case, various emails and instant messages were used to show that traders utilized illegal information from corporate insiders. In addition to the insider trading itself, prosecutors also hit SAC for an insider trading culture “that was substantial, pervasive, and on a scale without known precedent” according to CNN. This culture has led to another lawsuit against hedge fund manager Steve Cohen for negligence and failure to supervise the trading activity of his firm. “We take responsibility for the handful of men who pleaded guilty and whose conduct gave rise to SAC’s liability. The tiny fraction of wrongdoers does not represent the 3,000 honest men and women who have worked at the firm during the past 21 years. Even one person crossing the line into illegal behavior is too many and we greatly regret this conduct occurred,” the firm said in a statement on the issue. While it may have only been a few bad apples at the firm, the pursuit by the SEC is crucial. Even though insider trading is illegal, the laws on the books won’t be effective without enforcement from the SEC. Holding SAC Capital, and its trader’s, accountable is a good step towards limiting illegal investing activity and creating a fairer marketplace.
America’s richest state facing the poorest problems
onnecticut, one of America’s richest states, is facing a critical issue seen otherwise the nation’s poorest states. This problem that of is a food desert. No, not desserts like pumpkin pie and ice cream, desert more like the Sahara or the Gobi. America has consistently gotten fatter over the year and research points to a lack of exercise and poor diets. In other words, the blame is on us and our behaviors. However, what most people overlook, including scientists, is the resources people have access to. The phenomenon of “food desert” By Omar Allam occurs when Weekly Columnist an area lacks access to proper nutrition. Sounds barbaric. This phenomenon describes conditions found in impoverished areas in less developed countries. However, this phenomenon is also occurring in the world’s richest nation, America. And this issue is even faced by America’s wealthiest state, Connecticut. A national survey ranked New Haven as the 5th and Hartford as the 8th worst cities in the nation to have proper access to healthy food options for its residents according to the Hartford Courant. Connecticut ranked 4th in the nation under the same category. In other words, this means that even if someone has the money to buy healthy
groceries, his or her only options are likely to be unhealthy processed foods. A study published by the University of Connecticut School of Public Health, found that for the 124,060 individuals who live in Hartford, there is only one full– sized supermarket but over 130 small corner stores. As a result, a majority of Hartford’s population resorts to these corner stores for their everyday groceries. This study showed that a majority of corner stores lacked fresh produce. The closest items to fresh produce that are available at most corner stores are canned vegetables and fruits. Because there are few healthy options in urban Connecticut, “a large percentage of residents rely on public transportation to get to a grocery store and only one full-service supermarket in the city access to healthy food is severely limited,” the Courant said. However, when compared to West Hartford which has approximately half the population and over seven large supermarkets, the disparity in unhealthy food options is apparent. Why do food deserts occur? The simplest answer lies within the demographics of urban areas. Urban residents are poor and according to the UConn School of Public Health, the average poverty rate in Hartford is around 37 percent. Also, fresh produce and healthy nutritional options are expensive. When large supermarkets with healthy options are placed in mostly poor neighborhoods, revenue is low compared to opening large supermarkets in wealthy towns like West Hartford. This is due to the fact that most residents are unable to
afford such healthy options. According to the UConn School of Public Health, children spend on average one to two dollars per trip to the corner store, totaling around 1,500 calories per trip. Even for the few that can afford healthy options, most have to travel several miles to buy groceries. Hartford resident Rex Fowler has to travel seven miles to Bloomfield to buy most of his groceries, the Courant said. There is, however, a solution to this problem. A program initiated by the Obama Administration is the Healthy Food Financing Initiative. This program’s objective is to establish more grocery stores in “food desert” locations. Another advancement is a nationwide trend in urban community gardens. These gardens are vacant lots of land which have been transformed into gardens that are cultivated and harvested by the community. Through these community gardens, the residents have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, resulting in healthier and tastier options. The fact that one America’s richest states is considered to be America’s worst state in terms of providing healthy national options is tragic. There needs to be a push to end Connecticut’s food desert and fertilize these barren lands with healthier food options.
Omar.Allam@UConn.edu 3rd-semester chemistry major
A multi-party system would be a good fit for America I could read this text book for my political science class, but TV Land is running a marathon of The Cosby Show. UConn football, just stop doing what you’re doing. Think it might be time to put the shorts away. This Is The End is a quality film, just saying. I don’t know about you, but i prefer to practice my electric guitar during the day, not at 3 a.m. Thank you veterans! Thanksgiving break seems so far away. Once again, thanks for another fantastic weekend sweatheart ;) Stef Dolson did Stef Dolson things this weekend against Hartford Who the hell thought it was a good idea to put a men’s basketball game at the XL Center on a Monday afternoon? I haven’t had anything to drink in a week. This is the first time this has happened since I was 18. I don’t know if I should be proud or ashamed. Oh you wanna go eh?
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Gallup poll last month showed 60 percent of A m e r i c a n s believe a third party is needed, which is an all-time high. The upward trend is likely a result of the partisan gridlock going on in Congress during the government shutdown. While a three party system would be better than the two party system we have now, we need to look to expand even b e y o n d three parties to a By Gregory Koch multi-party Staff Columnist system like there is in Europe. There are four parties represented in the German Bundestag, eight parties in the Swedish Riksdag and 12 parties in the Israeli Knesset, according to their respective websites. These additional parties allow for more freedom and discussion than in the United States. Additionally, in most cases no single party controls the majority of the seats, preventing them from pushing through legislation unilaterally. In Israel, the largest party group controls only 31 of 120 seats. In Germany, the largest faction controls 311 of 631 seats. In Sweden, the largest party controls 112 out of 349 seats. This forces parties to work together to achieve goals, something
which never happens in the United States. Republicans have complained about ObamaCare ever since it was passed because the Democrats pushed it through without any input from the Republicans. However, the Republicans have been just as bad when they were in power. In fact, the recent government shutdown was the result of House Republicans attempting to repeal ObamaCare unilaterally. This is not any better. Foreign parliaments do not see nearly as much gridlock as Congress does. They do their work efficiently and rarely have the partisan crises that we see in this country. This is because instead of two parties which are polar opposites fighting each other, there are multiple parties which agree on some things but not others. This results in cross-partisan cooperation rather than fighting. Let us examine how a multiparty Congress might look. We will consider only the five parties which received the most votes in the 2012 presidential election. These are, in order, the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, the Libertarian Party, the Green Party and the Constitution Party, according to the US Election Atlas’ website. This is an oversimplification because there would
likely be other parties represented by one or two members of Congress. For instance, Bernie Sanders, a Senator from Vermont, is currently an independent, but has run on the Vermont Progressive Party line in the past and still maintains some affiliation with them. He could conceivably represent them in Congress again under a new multi-party system, but since it is a state-specific party, nobody from outside Vermont could get elected on that line. Of course, there will still be true independents in the new system as well. For instance, Senator Angus King of Maine does not agree fully with any party, which is why he chose to run as an independent. However, I will use the simplified model to explain how this would work and assume that each party had relatively equal representation. No party could ever push through legislation independently, since they each would only make up about 20 percent of Congress. Rather, they would need help from other parties. For instance, the Democrats would have needed help to push through ObamaCare. The Green Party generally does not believe the Affordable Care Act goes far enough, while the other three parties have strongly opposed it. Most likely, this bill would have failed.
With three new parties, some issues would come up that the Democrats and Republicans agree on. For instance, most members of Congress support the NSA surveillance. However, the Libertarians, Greens and Constitutionalists all oppose it. They would be able to bring up and pass a measure to reduce or eliminate the spying, likely joined by a few Democrats and Republicans like Rand Paul. There are many reasons why third parties have no representation in Congress, including exclusion from the debates and restrictive ballot access laws. These are beyond the scope of this article, though I have written articles on those subjects for this paper in the past. The current two-party system has led to fighting for many years and it is worse than ever right now. According to the same Gallup poll, only 26 percent of Americans feel the two parties are doing an adequate job right now. The only way to fix Congress is to change the system and bring in more parties.
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Monday, November 11, 2013
Herbst discusses civility and creativity
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By Zarrin Ahmed Staff Writer There was a full house at the Benton on Friday evening to partake in a discussion about creativity and civility, where President Herbst was a member of the panel. Creativity and Civility was the 8th Salon at the Benton and consisted of two parts. The first occurred earlier in October where three panelists conversed about the implications and representations of three pieces of art, relating each piece to the issues of civility and the specific notions that the artworks suggest. The latter half of the salon followed in a similar pattern with three new panelists. Moderator Veronica Makowsky, who led the first discussion as well, posed questions to the panelists which consisted of Herbst, Lewis Gordon and Bandana Pukkayastha. Makowsky is a Professor of English at UConn and serves as co-chair for the President’s task force on Civility and Campus Culture. A professor of philosophy, Gordon plays an active role in the African American Studies Institute and the Center of Judaic Studies and Jewish Life. Pukkayastha is a rofessor of Sociology and Asian American Studies at UConn. President Herbst is a scholar of public opinion, media and American politics. The expertise of the panelists drove their answers and comments during the salon, providing a variety of perspectives. Audience members like Joel Frazier, a seventh semester human development and family studies major, attended the salon were excited to hear from the speakers, familiar with their accomplishments. “Professor Gordon, he’s phenomenal,” Frazier said. “He’s taught in places like France and South Africa and holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy.” Frazier, amongst others, came to the salon because of their interest in the subject of civility and its counterpart, incivility. The entire group at the Benton focused on was how artists comment on these subjects in their artwork and what other representations tie into the issues at hand to create commentary that spans time. The panelists comments on art created by Annu Palakumanthu Matther, Carrie Mae Weems and Kara Elizabeth Walker, Matther’s “Red Indian, Brown Indian” depicts two photographs side by side, one of a Native American man and the other of an Indian woman, both
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Three panelists, Susan Herbst, Lewis Gordon and Bandana Pukkayastha, discussed works of art in their relation to civility and its counter, incivility.
with profile views. Weem’s photolithograph “Not Manet’s Type” shows the backside of a naked woman seen in the reflection of a mirror. The woman is at the foot of a bed, looking toward a curtained window. Finally, Walker’s “The Means to an End” is a shadow drama in five sets. The Benton chose the last act, in which the black silhouette of a well-dressed man holds up a small girl by the neck. The time allotment for each speaker to comment on all three pieces was five minutes each- a task that seemed nearly impossible but was accomplished by each. Lewis began by greeting the audience and commented on the power of art to bring people together with warmth in
the midst of a cold and windy evening. His response included the origins of politics from the polis and how it relates directly with speech. In each of the works, women are represented in relation to the suppression of their speech, he pointed out. Lewis was very specific and used details in each work to support his ideas. Pukkayastha related the last piece by Walker to a different Indian artist to explain to the audience how works like these force us to give meaning to them. The question, she said, is what meaning to add to them. President Herbst refrained from commenting on the artwork but shared her knowledge about civility, telling everyone that civility
Filming on location
By Molly Miller Campus Correspondent A dozen professors, grad students and cinephiles gathered on Friday afternoon for a lecture about filming and representing Manhattan’s Lower East Side in early film. The presentation, titled “On Location: D.W. Griffith, the Battle of Cinema, and the Lower East Side,” was given by University of Michigan professor Sara Blair and was presented by the Asian American Studies Institute and the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life. Blair explained that her lecture was part of a larger project that looks at New York City as a “historical contact zone” by examining interactions between waves of immigrants and the clash of the new and old worlds. In her lecture, Blair looked at the importance of location in film in creating realistic effects and illusions. “Location is a fundamental PATRICK GOSSELIN/The Daily Campus agency of film and film repProfessor Sara Blair presented on representations of the Lower East Side in film, and the resentation,” Blair said. “It’s impact of being able to film outside the studio on location. at once a guarantor of reality, and at the same time a strategy that attests to the illusionistic character of all between what they saw in the film and what films.” they perceived in reality. Blair spoke about the history of film’s In the early 20th century, as American cindocumentation of real life, beginning with ema was trying improve from the tradition “Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory,” a of cheap vaudeville-style amusement into a 1895 French short film that recorded exactly more profitable middle class entertainment, what the title would suggest. the lower east side provided a space where Due to improved and more mobile technol- film could develop new narrative points. ogy, this was the first time that action could be Blair focused on the work of director D.W. recorded outside of a studio and on the loca- Griffith, whom she said “has become synonytion and setting of the film. mous with the evolution of classical cinema.” “Location had a significant place in the dis“His work creates an unstable symmetry position of a film’s power,” Blair said. between cinematic and social spaces,” Blair “Viewers were amazed by the animation said. from the street and urban spaces.” His first film crews were filled by people Blair explained the power of “location actu» USING, page 7 ality effect,” which gave viewers a connection
something that is far from declining, and far from rock bottom. She described civility and incivility as strategic weapons. Incivility is attractive because it’s exciting, creating and sustaining boundaries, and art is a safe place to be uncivil. Lewis defined incivility as pointing out the elephants in the room and based on ideas of humility and humiliation. He likened art to letters that stimulate people to make decisions. All of the panelists and audience members agreed that even incivility created civility by opening up discussion and speech.
Improv gains favor among students By Emily Lewson Campus Correspondent
It was a cold, blistering night, a perfect time to explore the relationship between Frankenstein and imaginary friends. Say what? That’s exactly the reaction audience members had at the Horse Lincoln Improv Show on Saturday evening. Notes Over Storrs opened the night with a set including three numbers. The cozy atmosphere allowed for their tones to resonate within the room. “Rhythm of Love,” “Stand Up” and “I’ll be Waiting” all set an emotional vibe that flowed into the following performances. The a cappella group was an interesting choice for the opener, as a cappella and improv have been suggested to compete for dominance amongst the university entertainment options. “Personally, I try to support improv—Horse Lincoln and Reckless Gents—by attending shows. They don’t receive the recognition they deserve from the community,” said Varun Khattar, a third semester ACES student and a member of Notes Over Storrs. However, the imrov surge has been making strides recently. “Improv is the subculture in this society, but we are trying to make it more relevant. In the past five years alone, Horse Lincoln has made strides,” said Avery Desrosiers, a fifth-semester allied health major and a member of Horse Lincoln. Noting this, perhaps the small crowd should have been expected. However, the close
atmosphere made it possible for audience participation. To start the night, someone shouted “Frankenstein” and Horse Lincoln was off. It might seem difficult to turn the famous monster creator into a funny Saturday night show, but Desrosiers pushed the group in that direction. From that point on, the other members joined in and bounced off of one another with few interruptions. Scenes would be established and ended with a tap on the shoulder, leading into newer and funnier situations. Sometimes an entire set would be ended with a simple walk around the stage directed by one member. The flawless nature of on-thespot comedy deserves greater appreciation. The best set of the night included all five members and was later dubbed “The Quack Quartet.” Adam Schuurmans, fifth-semester illustration major, Victoria Kallasen a fifth-semester mechanical engineering major, and Brittnie Carrier, a thirdsemester, psychology and English double major made up three ducks who quacked in a band. Desrosiers was called “Harold” and wanted to “cock-a-doodle-do” and steal the spotlight, but poor Jackie DeBarge, a fifth-semester speech, language and hearing science and Italian double major, was a slow moving turtle who could not keep up. The whole scenario sounds insane because it was. But nevertheless, the five made a compelling case that animals singing in a competition could be hysterical. Perhaps the sat-
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To augment last week’s section about clothes and fashion, I’m going to see if I can write an entire feature on 90s hair Compared to the 70s and 80s, the 90s wasn’t too out of control with hairstyles. In the 80s bigger was better, which slowly changed in the 90s. Though hair remained quite voluminous, the hair diffusor fell out of style and with it vanished the girls you didn’t want to sit behind at the movies. Some of the classic styles of the 90’s are just not popular. The first one that comes to mind is the center part on men. The center part is just not as attractive these days, because the “Bieber swoosh” is how most guys with medium length hair style it. The “Bieber swoosh” is pretty self-explanatory, the hair is just all pushed into one direction, circling around the head. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with the center part, it just fell out of style. Some of my favorite people that wore it were, Will Freedle (Eric Matthews from Boy Meets World), Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys and even Simba wore his hair with an almost center part. Though a lot of people wore center parts in the 70s it was different. It was much more feathered, and the bump in the middle kind of went in the opposite direction– google Bruce Jenner in the 70s. One of the more questionable styles was Snoop Dogg’s “dookie braids.” They’ve been called many things but I think that term is the most descriptive. Basically they are four or more large braids that hang off the wearers head. But Snoop wore them proudly and it became a legitimate hairstyle. Even scarier than Snoop Dogg’s hairstyles were Coolio’s. Watch the introduction to Keenan and Kel. It is, quite frankly, one of the most absurd hair styles I’ve ever seen. There’s nothing attractive or symmetrical about it, but it was something interesting to establish himself and get himself recognized. Something else you never see too much of anymore are frosted tips. Justin Timberlake used to rock the bleached tips back in the N*Sync days. Either too many guys got made fun of it for it or there was some iconic figure that did it once and everyone ran away from it. On that subject, Eminem has bleached his entire head in an effort to reach back to his roots for the Marshall Mathers LP 2 which came out last week. For the ladies, in this decade and the last, super straight hair is achieved with irons, opposed to the 90s where there was a lot of “semi-straight with a curl at the end” styles. Hair in those days was more about character, whereas a lot of girls today like their hair to be the right color and shine. I’m acting like I know what I’m talking about. As always there was plenty more on my mind than I had space for. If this at all made you laugh or you are somehow seriously interested in talking about 90s hair, tweet at me @ GiGantoss.
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1. NBC Sunday Night Football 11/3 (NBC) - 6.3 2. FOX World Series Game 6 10/30 (FOX) - 5.7 3. The Voice 10/28 (NBC) - 4.3 4. FOX World Series Game 5 10/28 (FOX) - 4.1 5. The Voice 10/29 (NBC) - 3.6 6. FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 11/3 (NBC) - 3.4 7. 60 Minutes 11/3 (CBS) - 3.2 8. Blacklist 10/28 (NBC) - 3.1 9. NCIS 10/29 (CBS) - 3.0 10. How I Met You Mother 10/28 (CBS) - 3.0 Ratings from TVbytheNumbers.com Week ending November 5
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1. Walking Dead (AMC) - 13314 2. NFL REGULAR SEASON (ESPN) - 10762 3. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NFLN) - 6479 4. NBA Basketball (TNT) - 5373 5. Talking Dead (AMC) - 4335 6. WWE Entertainment (USA) 4315 7. Sons of Anarchy (FX) - 4200 8. WWE By AlexEntertainment Sfazzarra (USA) 4185 Campus Correspondent 9. NASCAR SPRINT CUP (ESPN) 4179 10. WWE Entertainment (USA) 3965 Numbers from TVbytheNumbers.com Week ending November 5 (Numbers of viewers x 1,000)
What I’m Watching Psych Underrated: Psych, the detective comedy series, is now in its seventh season on USA. The recent season premiere was dubbed “the crack of T.V.” by TV.com, the show has gathered significant followers during its run. The show features intelligently designed plot lines that keep viewers engaged through out the episode, and through out the season. The actors in the show are also worth a note. The cohesion among cast members makes the amount of improvisation that is done blend well into the scenes. With engaging plot, prime actors and comedic relief, there’s no reason to not watch “Psych.” -Kim Halpin
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“The Simpsons” latest episode titled “Four Regrettings and a Funeral” acknowledged the death of Marcia Wallace, who played the voice of Edna Krabappel, the elementary school teacher.
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The extended couch gag this week was quite brilliant, serving as a parody of the “The Hobbit,” complete with It’s always a bittersweet time when Moe as Gollum. the World Series and the Major League As the title of the episode implies, the Baseball season as a whole come to a show deals with a series of regrets held close. But on the upside, that can only by some of Springfield’s residents. mean one thing for comedy fans, the Homer reminisces about selling return of “The Simpsons” on FOX. Apple stock back in 2001 in order In the third episode of the season, to buy a bowling ball. A series of and the first since the unfortunate pass- recurring faux product placement gags ing of longtime voice actor Marcia praising Apple are subsequently litWallace who voiced everyone’s favor- tered throughout the episode, and while ite chain smoking eleperhaps a bit over used, I mentary school teacher found the gags quite funny. The Simpsons Edna Krabappel since the Marge meanwhile tries to Sunday 8 p.m. show’s inception, the writfind a way to blame herself ers decided to address the for Bart’s poor behavior loss head on. A sad Bart which she concludes is due was seen scribbling “We’re to her listening to KISS really going to miss you during her pregnancy. This Mrs. K” during the epistoryline was notable for a sode’s chalkboard gag and great Gene Simmons dig dedicated the program to Wallace’s but was otherwise somewhat irrelememory at its conclusion. It’s an vant. unfortunate loss for the show which Mr. Burns also focuses on his one true will soon retire the character of Mrs. regret, losing the love of his life due to Krabappel, after all episodes Wallace his greed and selfishness. This was perhas already recored for have aired. haps the weakest storyline of the week. On that note, let’s dissect the rest of The most screen time was given to this week’s episode. Anchorman Kent Brockman’s story-
line. Kent is fed up with his job as a local news reporter and after a visit from his former Springfield co-anchor, none other than Rachel Maddow, he explores a career change before deciding to remain content with his current position. Maddow does a great job with her appearance, making a lot of great cable news and MSNBC puns along the way. The content of the episode also allowed the writers to really get in a lot of great gags at the expense of targets such as Fox News and the New York Times. The ever incompetent Springfield police also had a good number of gags this week. “The Simpsons” brilliant sense of pop culture has always been second to none and the episode was chock full of great references. While this portion of the show’s humor was in full swing this week, unfortunately the actual storyline was a bit of a jumbled mess and lacked the focus and attention needed to craft a cohesive story. The episode was still very entertaining, but I’d by lying to you if I said it was flawless.
Original favorites seamless integration By Zach Lederman Staff Writer Warning, this review contains heavy spoilers, but that should be expected considering how absolutely amazing the episode was. Before we start talking about that, however, let’s go through a quick recap. This week’s episode focused on Korra and Jinora’s journey through the spirit world in an effort to close the spirit portal that Korra opened in the North Pole and stop Unalaq from freeing the dark spirit, Vaatu. The episode starts with Korra and Jinora enjoying their time in the beautiful spirit world, but things quickly take a turn for the worse after a run in with some rather unpleasant gopher spirits. The two girls are separated and Korra sets out to find Jinora. Unfortunately for her, she’s quite frightened durPhoto courtesy of avclub.com ing this whole encounter, and as a “Legend of Korra” has recently turned around viewers’ reaction with the re-introduction of classic favorites and result, her physical form responds more interesting plot lines. to these emotions, turning Korra into a four-year old. Thankfully, Korra receives some help in the form of an old Iroh, a consistent fan-favorite character, return to the series friend from the original series: Uncle Iroh, who leads her on was just awesome, and it didn’t feel forced! Up to now, I’ve a journey to controlling her emotions in the spirit world, and felt that most of the appearances of the original characters felt heading to the spirit portal. a bit forced, but this actually flowed extremely well with the Jinora, meanwhile, has also found a figure we’ve seen before: character. Really, everything about this week’s episode felt like Wan Shi Tong, the ancient and wise spirit whose library Team a return to the style that made the original show so great. Avatar visited during book two of the original Unfortunately there was not a lot of cool combat series. However, he is significantly less friendly in this episode but the show made up for it with an Legend of Korra interesting storyline that kept me guessing the whole to humans as a result of the actions of Aang and Saturday 10 a.m. Sokka, and is quick to usher Jinora out of the time. Thankfully I was wrong about each guess, library. It is only through revealing that she was showing just how unpredictable the series’ writers present with the Avatar that he allows her to stay. can be when they want to. The fact that the episode Of course, nothing ever stays calm for long in ended on such a down note was great too. There was the Avatar universe. It’s revealed that Wan Shi no ‘solved’ mentality by the end. In fact, Korra and Tong is working for Unalaq and quickly sells Jinora just made everything worse, but that’s what Jinora out to him. Unalaq then uses Jinora as a makes it so great. Korra isn’t just a Mary-Sue, she’s bargaining chip in order to not only stop Korra from closing the an inherently flawed character that makes mistakes, and is relatalready open portal, but forces her to open the second one as able because of it. I know a lot of people really hate her charwell, paving the way for Vaatu to truly escape from his prison. acter, but in many ways she’s much better than Aang ever was. Unalaq escapes with Jinora and Korra is taken back to the real Overall, it was a great episode in true Avatar style. If the world, ending the episode on a significant down note. writers and animators keep up this level of talent, Korra might As far as Legend of Korra has gone so far this season, I’ve just overshadow the original show. been relatively disappointed. The pacing and plots just felt off to me, but I think this episode has me reconsidering. Seeing Zachary.Lederman@UConn.edu
Any work of fiction that doesn’t claim to take place within the real world exists within its own unique universe. But sometimes within those universes there can exist a “sub-universe” created by characters of said universe. For example, “The Itchy and Scratchy Show” is a sub-universe of “The Simpsons.” In 1988, the medical drama “St. Elsewhere” shocked viewers in a series finale twist that revealed the entire show was in fact a subuniverse in which all the stories were created by the imagination of Tommy Westphall, the autistic son of one of the main characters. I have theorized that there may be another show currently airing that is a sub-universe created by a child: the popular and beloved cartoon “Adventure Time.” Consider the possibility that in the world of “Adventure Time,” the Land of Ooo is the construction of a child’s mind, taking inspiration from pieces of the real world. As imaginative as Ooo is, little about it is original. Many of the creatures are based around a single item in the real world: candy, animals and even a Game Boy. The characters themselves can be seen as incarnations of people Finn may have encountered in real life. The Ice King is a frequent antagonist, but he and Finn are not always hostile with one another but instead treat each other with a great deal of familiarity. The Ice King himself is an elderly, lonely and slightly pathetic man who used to be a historian with a fiancée. I would assume that he in actuality is a neighbor to Finn, often annoyed with his playful antics but with whom he has had several substantial conversations. Marceline is character that frequently toys with Finn and Jake for amusement but never with any genuine ill will and in time she develops a friendship with them. Her equivalent is possibly a babysitter or even an older sister. Lumpy Space Princess and all of the lumpy characters are clearly Finn’s perception of teenagers –materialistic and shallow minded. If one is to examine how “Adventure Time” is structured and how the dynamics of its characters are formulated, it has a childlike simplicity. Finn as a character is very straightforward. He is a hero who strives to be a force of good, holding his purity in high regard. He doesn’t really have a motivation, nor does anyone else. Ooo is a world completely derived of complexity. But this does bring light to the real Finn’s motivation for creating it. “Adventure Time” could be a coping method for him, to relieve the burdens of being socially ostracized or misunderstood. This is illustrated by the fact that everybody in Ooo knows who Finn is and acknowledges him as a great. In the end, Finn is always right and does the right thing. Then there is the central relationship between Finn and Jake. There’s simply never any bad blood between them. They are always supportive of one another, displaying a great deal of not only emotional but physical affection. Jake allows Finn to ride him and will even carry him in his arms. His treatment of Finn is a mixture of his older brother, father and best friend; relationships that the real Finn may lack but deeply desire. Jake’s existence as a dog suggests that his real world counterpart is the same and is Finn’s closest companion. In “Adventure Time,” Finn uses Jake to fulfill the roles that are beyond a dog’s capabilities but Finn can’t perceive coming from anyone else. He also grants Jake the supernatural abilities so he can enjoy the benefits of them. This illustrates that Finn doesn’t seek independence–rather he needs an older, loving figure to stand over his shoulder. A number of the plots within “Adventure Time” can be traced back to conflicts a child may experience. The episode “My Two Favorite People” deals with the issue of relationship jealousy and neglect. “Ocean of Fear” centers around Finn’s fear swimming in deep water, a very common childhood phobia. Sometimes they can even perceived as attempts at rationalization. The episode “His Hero” has Finn being told to be a hero without violence by his hero, Billy. The commonality of the name suggests another real world parallel, of a seldom seen cousin. The episode then shows, in increasingly ludicrous fashion, that non-violence only makes things worse. It seems strange that a show for children would have that message but at the same time children might not understand how horrible violence can be and can only perceive it as a way to fend off social foes with relatively small consequences. Perhaps the real Finn was reprimanded for a violent act and used the episode to illustrate why he needs it. Of course, this is all just theory. “Adventure Time” is written and drawn by a crew of highly talented adults. But when examining a show of its nature through a lens that suggests something bigger is going on. It elevates the experience from lighthearted and fun to captivating and oddly fascinating.
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The new faces of late night George Clooney on Philippine typhoon: ‘Terrible’
By Alex Sferrazza Staff Writer From “Chelsea Lately” to “The Colbert Report,” late night viewers have an extraordinarily high number of choices to tune into on any given night. Over 20 years removed from an era where Johnny Carson single handily dominated late night airwaves, show’s have come and gone each trying to put a unique spin on what has become a very over crowded genre. This fall has seen an additional three programs try and make their mark. “The Arsenio Hall Show” isn’t exactly new. Rather, its a continuation of the late night show Hall did from 1989 to 1994, notable for being one of the only competing program’s to Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” to make a noticeable dent in the King of Late Night’s ratings. Its also known for an appearance by then Presidential Candidate Bill Clinton where Clinton played the saxophone on the show. Airing in syndication (it can be found in CT on “FOX”) the program is similar in style to the ‘traditional’ late night shows such as “The Late Show,” “Tonight Show,” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Hall’s enthralling personality and energy help him distinguish himself from the rest of the pack, with a style that will surely appeal to a more diverse and younger crowd than his contemporaries. “The Pete Holmes Show” has also begun on TBS. The network’s first new late night endeavor since the cancellation of the horrendous “Lopez Tonight,” the program follows the network’s flagship program “Conan” weeknights at midnight. Featuring up and coming comedic talent, “Pete Holmes” features a unique combination of sketch comedy, pre–
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“The Pete Holmes Show” is TBS’s recent edition to the late night line up. It features both live and pre-taped interviews.
taped interviews and in studio interviews and comedy pieces. You gotta hand it to newcomer Holmes. What is easily apparent from his early episodes is that the comic is really trying hard to distance himself from the rest of the late night crowd. The variety of different types of comedy he’s willing to try is extraordinary given the constraints one must have being on a basic cable, 30–minute program. However, perhaps, Holmes is trying too hard. A lot of the time, the comedic segments don’t have a good “flow” between them, making the audience lose focus. You can also easily tell the host is still getting used to the spotlight and his nervousness is apparent. Time will tell if these obstacles can be overcome. “@midnight” is a new show that is refreshingly different from any other late night show out there. Airing at midnight on weeknights on Comedy Central after “Colbert”, the program is
hosted by Chris Hardwick who is best known for his “Nerdist” podcast and for hosting “Talking Dead” on AMC. Adopting a game show like format, the program features a guest panel of three comedians each night as they attempt to claim the title of Funniest person in the world for the next 23– 1/2 hours. Pulling material from the top internet stories of the day, as well as from websites such as twitter and yelp the contestants. Notable comedians, including Patton Oswalt and Kim Schaal, simply try to provide the funniest commentary on the selected topic. Unscripted and brilliant, “@midnight” is an absolute blast to watch. Often the most enjoyable comedy comes from watching others having a great time themselves and watching Hardwick and the night’s guests have a blast makes the audience have one too.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The mounting death toll in the Philippines weighed heavily on the minds of George Clooney and Idris Elba, honored at the Britannia Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles. Clooney said he was following the news about Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the eastern seaboard of the Philippines Friday. As many as 10,000 people are believed dead in one Philippine city alone from one of the worst storms ever recorded. “It’s terrible,” said Clooney on the red carpet. “And it’s headed towards Vietnam and we’ll see what happens there. It’s a terrible disaster.” The “Gravity” actor said he believes celebrities will rally in support of those affected by the typhoon, as they did for earthquakeravaged Haiti and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. “We did the Golden Globes a week before we did the Haiti telethon and we were able to sort of rally some troops around and we’ll see what goes on from here and see what we’re able to do. It’s just happened a day ago so we’re figuring it out,” Clooney said. The Academy Award winner added that while there is no way to know if global warming was responsible for the typhoon, denying the existence of climate change AP is “ridiculous.” George Clooney arrives at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly “Well it’s just a stupid argument,” Clooney told reporters. “If Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. you have 99 percent of doctors who tell you ‘you are sick’ and 1 percent that says the “world community” to “pitch in” and “help as ‘you’re fine,’ you probably want to hang out with, much as we can.” “I’m so, so upset about what’s happened there. check it up with the 99. You know what I mean? The idea that we ignore that we are in some way involved I mean it’s such a tragic tragedy,” Elba said. “My in climate change is ridiculous. What’s the worst thing thoughts to all the people and people who have lost their homes and all the deaths.” that happens? We clean up the earth a little bit?” Fellow honoree Elba echoed Clooney, calling on
Miss America hands over Universe crown to Venezuela
Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, from the United States, places the crown on Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler during the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia.
MOSCOW (AP) — A 25-year-old Venezuelan who appears on TV in her country and is an accomplished flamenco dancer is the new Miss Universe. Gabriela Isler was crowned Saturday night in the pageant at a sprawling exhibition hall on Moscow’s outskirts. In the excitement just after the announcement, the tiara fell off Isler’s head as she was being crowned by Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo of the United States. Isler caught the crown laughing. Patricia Rodrigues of Spain was the runner-up. The panel of judges was led by American rock musician Steven Tyler. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro congratulated Isler on Twitter, calling her
title a “triumph” for Venezuela, a country that has now won three of the last six Miss Universe pageants. In fact, Venezuela has won more major international beauty competitions than any other nation, and beauty pageants rank alongside baseball as the country’s most-followed diversion, one that transcends social class and normally insurmountable political divisions. A whole industry of grooming schools, plastic surgeons and beauty salons has emerged to prepare young women for the thousands of pageants that take place each year around the country in schools, army barracks and even prisons. Venezuela has managed to keep its beauty queen industry flourishing, despite economic problems have wors-
ened in recent weeks as inflation touched a two-decade high of 54 percent and shortages of basic goods like toiled paper and milk have worsened. Driving the crisis has been a collapse in the currency, which has plunged to a tenth of its official value in illegal black market trading. To arrest the fall, Maduro last week ordered the military to inspect prices and shut down businesses found to be charging abusive prices. A day after the government seized control of a nationwide chain of appliance stores, doors reopened Saturday to throngs of shoppers seeking to buy TVs, washing machines and refrigerators at a fraction of their listed price.
Miley Cyrus smokes a joint at MTV EMAs Using the East Side AMSTERDAM (AP) — She couldn’t resist. Singer Miley Cyrus smoked a joint on stage and twerked with a dwarf during the MTV EMAs on Sunday. The 20-year old pop star also took home the Best Video award for her hit song “Wrecking Ball” during a show with a strong lineup of other performers including Eminem and Katy Perry. Cyrus opened the spacethemed show singing the song “We Can’t Stop,” while wearing a silver spandex suit and gyrating her buttocks in the move known as twerking in the general direction of her smaller female dance partner. To the delight of the crowd in Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome, Cyrus finished the number by sticking out her tongue, the same expression she flashed repeatedly during her eyebrow-raising appearance at MTV’s Video Music Awards in New York in August. AP After winning the top award at the end of the show, she cele- Miley Cyrus, left, and a dancer perform at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. brated by demonstratively lighting up a large spliff and quickly taking a puff. Marijuana is not legal in the Netherlands, but smokers can’t be The “intergalactic”-themed show is scheduled to be rebroadcast prosecuted for possessing small amounts and it is sold openly in in the U.S. later Sunday. cafes known euphemistically as “coffee shops.” Another notable winner was Katy Perry for Best Female Artist. Cyrus, who long ago shed her image of innocence as the child Perry, apparently caught by surprise at her win, spit out a sip of star of “Hannah Montana,” has made no secret of her appreciation champagne and took the stage to thank her fans. of Amsterdam’s attractions, arriving the Friday before the show and During Perry’s performance earlier, she hung suspended by wires hanging out at the Greenhouse coffee shop downtown with several as green lasers reflected off her mirrored outfit during a rendition other stars. of “Unconditional.” She also wore marijuana leaf emblems in her earphones during Eminem, who has just released his first album in several years, a live rendition of “Wrecking Ball” against the backdrop of a giant appeared to have lost none of his rapping skill as he performed “Rap video screen of herself crying. God,” spitting out words at a blistering pace. The EMAs traditionally focus on global, rather than U.S. pop He was handed his Global Icon honor by “Anchorman” character music acts, though there’s a lot of overlap: winners included Bruno “Ron Burgundy” (actor Will Ferrell), who informed him that Dutch Mars, who grabbed Best Song for “Locked Out of Heaven,” and DJ Afrojack had been insulting him behind his back. Eminem both in the Best Hip Hop and Global Icon category. “Who?” Eminem deadpanned.
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entangled in gang warfare over the course of the film. Blair said that although the film had an incredible plot, it uses setting and location very meaningfully, especially during a scene that follows the wife down a busy street. “What will happen to this vulnerable American, who encounters all the animation of the ghetto street, who enters the contact zone between the old world and the new?” Blair said. Blair also looked at tropes or stereotypical characters on the street, such as an elderly Jewish man, a street-cart vendor and a child prostitute. “The emphasis here is on the fluidity, vitality and subtly coded nature of contact on the East Side street scape,” Blair said. “The scene couldn’t be more self-consciously con-
structed for cinematic viewing. Griffith riffs on virtually every available icon of lower east side ghetto and tenement life.” Blair then revealed that although this scene has been lauded for its realism and use of location, it was actually filmed in New Jersey. Blair said that compared to an earlier Griffith film that was shot in New York City, “Pig Alley” is more successful in its ability to place the viewer in the action due to Griffith’s meticulous placement and control of the scenes. “The Lower East Side can only be visualized as a mirroring of its own perceived iconography,” she said.
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ire the audience enjoyed was similar to that of the ridiculous nature of a cappella in current society. “Besides college, where are you going to do it though?” Desrosiers said, referencing improv and a cappella performances. It is true. Perhaps you are
not ready to act alongside these members, but now is definitely the time to watch them on stage. Be ready to laugh out loud when you see Horse Lincoln at their next show, in Spring 2014.
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The Kappa Sigma Military Heroes Bowl flag football game.
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Dolson, Stewart dominate in win over UHart By Matt Stypulkoski Associate Sports Editor
HARTFORD – Thirty points, 10 rebounds, six assists and five blocks. That was the combined statline for Stefanie Dolson and Breanna Stewart, UConn’s two starting frontcourt players, in Saturday’s 89-34 win over Hartford. The duo combined for just 41 minutes. That’s efficiency. “I think what’s most impressive about Stefanie and Breanna is how much better they’ve gotten every year,” Hartford head coach and former UConn standout Jennifer Rizzotti said. “You know, they’re just not content to be as good as they were before. So they add something to their game every year.”
For Dolson, that added dimension the past few years has been the outside shot. After attempting just three 3-pointers – to no avail – in her first two seasons, the 6-foot-5 center hit 8-of-19 from behind the arc a season ago and nailed both of her shots from downtown this weekend. “It doesn’t surprise me at all,” UConn head coach Geno Auriemma said. “One, that she shoots them; and two, that it goes in. That’s something she’s spent a lot of time on, spent a lot of time working on it, and I’m glad that she had the chance to shoot them tonight.” It’s an extra wrinkle that, for a center as strong inside as Dolson, gives opposing defenses nightmares. “It changes a lot because when they know we can shoot it, they
have to come out and help,” Dolson said, “which opens up the lane for the other post to post up. If we couldn’t shoot it they would just sag off and then we wouldn’t get either shot. So it just helps to really keep the floor spaced out and make sure that we can get points in the paint.” Turnover-free freshman For a player in her first official collegiate game, Saniya Chong looked surprisingly at ease with the ball in her hands – so much so that she avoided turnovers throughout her 23 minutes. “It’ll probably come back to haunt me if I say this,” Auriemma said of his freshman, “but Saniya’s getting better and better every day in practice – you should see her in practice…some kids just come into a program as freshman and they know where the ball’s supposed
to go; and somehow, some way, they get it there. “Sometimes I don’t know, in practice, how she gets the ball to that guy who’s open, but she does. That doesn’t mean she makes every great decision – she makes the same dumb mistakes that most freshman do – but if I were to judge her just on past freshman that we’ve had over the I-don’t-know-how-many years, for a kid that scored that many points [nearly 3,000 in high school], she’s really, really a good passer.” The eight points she chipped in to the cause to go with her two assists – on 3-for-4 shooting, plus two free-throws – were an added bonus. Season-opening success The UConn women’s basketball doesn’t lose much to begin with, but it does even less of it
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Breanna Stewart had 14 points and five blocks in UConn's opening win against Hartford.
in season openers. Over the past 29 years with Auriemma as head coach, the Huskies have won 25 regularseason openers. They’ve also won 18 in a row since dropping a game to Louisiana Tech back in 1995.
As far as home openers go, UConn is just as good – the program won its first home game of the season in each of the last 23 years.
and fourth in the season overall. This victory marked the first time since the 2009-10 season that the Huskies were able to defeat the Friars, going 1-9 in the previous 10 contests. Assistant captain Sarah MacDonnell was able to put the
Huskies on the board first, scoring her fourth goal of the year. Defender Kiana Nauheim was able to force a turnover in the Huskies offensive zone and then dropped the puck to MacDonnell at the right circle. MacDonnell then took a wrist shot, which found the upper left corner. MacDonnell leads UConn in points early in the season but credits her success to the team playing well as a unit. “It’s nice to contribute,” MacDonnell said. “But it’s an overall team effort, every line is contributing, it’s nice to get lucky and put a few in but it’s completely a team effort all the way.” UConn went up by two goals when Margaret Zimmer beat her defender in a one-on-one situation and the slipped a backhand
shot past Providence goalie Nina Riley. With the Huskies up by two, Riley was pulled and replaced by sophomore Allie Morse. The Friars cut the Huskies’ lead in half when Cassidy Carels was able to put home a rebound with seven seconds left in the first period. Too many times this season has the Huskies have fallen into an earlier deficit but that was not the case on Sunday. UConn was able to gain and sustain their lead throughout the entire game. “You always want to get on the board early,” head coach Chris MacKenzie said. “It helps our confidence, gets us energized and it was just exciting to see us close one out and play well as a team.” Both teams had trouble scoring in the second period as both goaltenders made remarkable
saves to keep the score at 2-1. With less than two minutes left in the period, UConn was able to break through on the power play. Jessica Stott fired a shot from the point and Kelly Harris was able to redirect it past Morse to give UConn a 3-1 edge heading into the third period. The fans in attendance were gifted in the third period, as five goals were tallied, four of them coming in 2:49 of action. Providence was able to cut UConn’s lead to one when Carels scored her second of the game but just 16 seconds later, the Huskies went back up two goals when Rachel Farrel took a wrist shot that found the upper right corner. Just 59 seconds after that, Providence once again cut the lead in half as Haley Frade scored
a nifty goal as she beat Chuli on a breakaway, making the score 4-3. Thirty-two seconds later Rebecca Fleming was able to avenge the Friars goal with one of her own to make it 5-3. Late in the third period, the Huskies failed to clear the defensive zone and the Friars were able to score a fourth goal, but UConn was able to stay strong and close out the game. “It was a fantastic effort by our team,” MacKenzie said. “We played a great game, we did a lot of good things.” UConn is now 4-6-1 on the season and will return to action in nine days when the Huskies will travel to Rhode Island to take on Brown University.
19-16 and forcing a USF timeout. USF would score nine of the final 11 points to take the match after the timeout, taking the set 25-21 and a 2-0 set lead over the Huskies. UConn would make an attempt to scrap back into the match in the final set, forcing extra time. USF jumped out to an early 7-3 lead, but the Huskies would roar back to eventually take a 22-20 lead. However, it was not the Huskies day as the Bulls scored four straight points and take the set 27-25 and the match 3-0. The Huskies was led offensively by Ratliff who had seven kills on the night, while Camille Evans added five and Jade Strawberry added four on her first night returning from injury.
Immaunuella Anuga swat- second set 25-22. The Huskies ted seven blocks on the evening would be led offensively by while her teammate Brianna Datti Ratliff who had a monster set scooped 13 digs and with seven of her 16 Amy Christensen, 12. kills. UConn hosted and Huskies would 0 fallThe fell to the UCF Knights UConn behind early in the Sunday afternoon, as USF 3 set 10-8, but would they fell to the Knights scrap their way back Friday 3-1. to eventually even The first set was a UConn 1 the score at 19-19 on tight one early, as the ace by co-captain 3 an game was tied up six UCF Devon Maugle. The times before being tied Huskies would go on Sunday at 10-10. The Knights to take the set 25-22 on would take an 18-14 an error by the Knights. lead from there, but the Huskies UConn would lose the followbattled back to make it 18-21. The ing two sets, both 25-18. The Knights would then finish out the Huskies would closely contest set on a 4-0 run. each of these sets, but ultimately The Huskies would win their the Knights would pull away in lone match of the weekend in the the end as UCF finished the third
set on a 3-0 run and the fourth set on a 9-2 run. The Knights would take the match 3-1. The Huskies were led by Ratliff with 16 kills Sunday while Camille Evans and Strawberry each had 9 and senior Jackie Wattles had 5. UConn was led defensively by co-captain Datti who scooped 17 digs while her co-captain Maugle scooped 16. “We’re getting better,” said head coach Holly StraussO’Brien. “We’re starting to kill the ball a lot more and we’re starting to decrease our number of unforced errors and we’re starting to get some of our kids healthy again which is fun to have.” This is the first time since
Strawberry’s injury that Huskies have had their full squad on the court. “It’s fun, it brings a new energy, but at the same time they’ve been out so they’re not really in the practice routine yet. We’re hoping that within the next week or two things get a little bit smoother out there. It’s been a tough season, but I think we’re gaining a lot of strength through the adversity.” The losses bring UConn’s record to 11-17 on the year with a 2-11 conference record. The Huskies’ next match will come Friday night in New Brunswick, N.J as they take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
conference title. Larin continues his hot streak: With two goals Friday night, the freshman Larin continued to build upon an outstanding freshman season. Larin, who now has ten goals on the year, has now scored in six of the last seven games, as the striker is getting hot at the right time. “I think it was just getting used to the level,” said Larin. “When I was playing in Canada, it was a little slower. When I came to college, it was faster. During the season, I just developed my form back.” Larin saw his fair share of open nets on the night, as the Canadian forward initially struggled in front of goal. However, Larin was able to slam home a volley early in the second half to send the Huskies clear.
However, Larin produced his were able to bombard the senior Magnum Opus just minutes later, from Dallas. as the freshman was able to volley “Tonight, in the first half we home a chipped through ball from were okay, good enough,” said Adria Beso in magcoach Ray Reid. “But nificent fashion. in the second half, we Ibarra ends SMU were just on another career with a whimlevel tonight.” per Ibarra gave up five SMU goalkeeper goals to the Huskies, a Jamie Ibarra has been major difference from a mainstay for the his 1.53 career averMustangs for the past age, as the Huskies three seasons. With game Ibarra a rough Notebook 72 games played and goodbye from the col13 shutouts, the senior lege game. has been an integral part of the Blake continues streak of clean SMU squad since 2011. sheets However, Ibarra’s NCAA career Defense has been a major theme ended with what might go down for the Huskies this season, as any as his worst game, as the Huskies team built around stud goalkeeper
Andre Blake is sure to be solid in the back. The Huskies were able to show their defensive prowess yet again Friday, as the team was able to record its fourth straight clean sheet. “I came back (from injury) and I just try to enjoy every minute of every play because you don’t know when it’s the last one,” said the Jamaican international goalkeeper. “You play your best when you’re having fun and enjoying what you’re doing, so I’m just having fun.” UConn hasn’t conceded since an Oct.19 matchup with the No.7 Louisville, who was knocked out of the tournament by Rutgers over the weekend.
After the game, Reid heaped praise on his junior goalkeeper. “When you deal with guys at this level, usually they kind of have some jerk in them,” said Reid. “This guy has no jerk in him at all. He’s been a pleasure to have here. If he were a basketball guy, he’d be on the front of USA Today leaving for the NBA for $5-6 million. We’re blessed.” “(Blake is) the best player we’ve had here, goalkeeper or field player, in my 17 years. You’re watching greatness. You’re going to be watching this guy in the MLS and you’re going to be watching him in England… This is no lip service. This is God’s honest truth.”
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The UConn women's hockey team picked up its first Hockey East win 5-4 over Providence.
By Matt Zampini Campus Correspondent Five different players scored for the Huskies as the UConn women’s hockey team defeated the Providence Friars 5-4 and picked up its first conference win
Huskies' conference struggles continue with home losses to UCF, USF By Scott Carroll Staff Writer
The UConn volleyball team lost both their matches this weekend as they fell to USF and UCF as the injury plagued Huskies returned all their players to the court. The Huskies got the weekend started against the USF Bulls on Friday night. The Huskies would drop the opening set 25-18. The Bulls controlled the first set throughout, at one point leading 19-12. UConn would try to change the momentum in the second half as they jumped out to a 3-1 lead behind a kill from Karson Ratliff. The Huskies continued to lead,
Larin continues hot streak, Blake praised as one of the greatest after 5-0 win By Ryan Tolmich Campus Correspondent The UConn men’s soccer team booked their ticket to Dallas, as the Huskies knocked off visiting Southern Methodist University 5-0 to advance to the American Athletic Conference tournament semifinals. The Huskies were led by Cyle Larin, whose two second half goals put the game out of reach after a Nick Zuniga opener. The Huskies also received scores from George Fochive and Allando Matheson, adding to the misery of a battered and bruised Mustang side. With the victory, the Huskies advance to the AAC semifinals, as the team will face Central Florida in Dallas for a chance to play for a
Jagr's 1,700th point helps 3-0 UConn tops Penn Devils best Predators By Eugene Joh NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jaromir Jagr and Martin Brodeur, two 41-year-old veterans, did what they've done throughout their brilliant careers on Sunday night for New Jersey. The Devils' hard-hitting winger Cam Janssen did something he rarely does — score. Jagr became the eighth player in NHL history to top 1,700 points, Brodeur got his 123rd shutout, and Janssen got his fifth career goal in the New Jersey's 5-0 victory over the Nashville Predators. Jagr, who also had an assist, boosted his career totals to 686 goals and 1,015 assists, to put him at 1,701. Former Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Mario Lemieux is seventh with 1,723 points — 690 goals and 1,033 assists. "Who knows, I might have had 1900 points if I hadn't played in Russia for those 3½ years," Jagr said. "I shot to the opposite side
(on his goal). I used to score a lot of goals like that." Brodeur stopped 15 shots to improve to 4-3-2 this season with his 673rd career victory. Janssen scored 2:54 into the second period for the Devils (5-7-5), his second in three games. "He's on pace to score 57 goals," Devils coach Peter DeBoer said with a smile. Marek Zidlicky made it 3-0 less than 6 minutes later on a power play. Travis Zajac and Mattias Tedenby added goals in the third period. Carter Hutton stopped 18 shots for Nashville (8-7-2). Andy Greene and Peter Harrold each were credited with an assist on Jagr's milestone goal. Harrold touched the puck to Jagr near the blue line and the 41-year-old skated left and pulled a shot at the left circle that beat Hutton inside the far post.
The UConn men’s swimming and diving team notched another win Saturday, edging Penn at home by just six points to remain undefeated for the season. In one of the final events of the meet, a Wolff-Zackin Natatorium record was broken—twice. Penn’s four-man squad finished the 200yard freestyle relay in 1:23:08; fast enough to break the old record at Wolff-Zackin, but not fast enough to beat the new one set in the lane next to theirs. UConn freshman James Donlevy, junior Felix Samuels, and seniors Sean Battle and Keith Piper finished the same event in 1:22:92, earning the win and the best time in this event in Wolff-Zackin history. Freshmen Christopher Girg had a good meet as well, recording two first-place finishes. Girg won the 200-yard fly in 1:51.46 and the 500-yard freestyle in 4:33.91. Girg
posted multiple first-place finishes in two of his first three meets for UConn. Other multiple winners included junior Lachezar Shumkov, who won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 57.08 and the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:03.66, and junior Sawyer Franz, who won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:51.28 and the 400-yard individual medley in 4:02.27. Diver Anthony Cortright was able to get the victory in the 3-meter dive event with a score of 281.70, but was beaten by Penn’s Jack Stein in the 1-meter dive and took second. With the victory, the Huskies move to 3-0, and will compete at the Virginia Tech invitational in Blacksburg, Va. The meet is set for Nov. 21-23. William and Mary, Ohio, Liberty, South Carolina and Virginia Tech will also attend.
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UConn now 0-8 after loss to No. 20 Louisville By Matt Stypulkoski Associate Sports Editor
EAST HARTFORD – In a season full of miscues and misery, the UConn football team has made history. Unfortunately for the Huskies, it’s precisely the kind of line in a record book that no one wants to be a part of. With a 31-10 loss to No. 20 Louisville (8-1, 4-1 American Athletic Conference) Friday night, UConn has equaled its worst start in school history. During that 1977 season, the Huskies finished 1-10 and 1-4 in the Yankee Conference. This time around, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to see where UConn (0-8, 0-4 American Athletic Conference) might pick up a win. “I'm proud of our effort, this team doesn't quit," interim head coach T.J. Weist said. "You can look at the score and come up
with different things but this team doesn't quit." Despite that effort, Friday’s loss was really not as close as the 21-point difference would indicate. A Jamaal Abrams touchdown catch courtesy of Casey Cochran – who entered in place of freshman quarterback Tim Boyle for the final drive – in the final minute helped narrow the margin. Before being pulled, Boyle struggled mightily and added another game to his growing streak of four touchdown-free performances to start his career. He did, however, add three interceptions, which gives him eight for the season – the same total his predecessor, junior Chandler Whitmer, had through the season’s first four games. Boyle finished 14 of 29 for 113 yards. “To be honest with you, I haven't really done my job to
the best of my ability in my four starts,” Boyle said. “It’s tough, we play a lot of good teams since I've been starting. I don't really look at games and see what I did well; I see more what I didn't do well so I can try to fix it.” The three interceptions were just a part of the Huskies’ mistake-prone effort. UConn looked poised to open the game with a lead after a seven-play, 42-yard sequence reached the red zone on the opening drive. Instead, the eighth play – a Martin Hyppolite fumble inside the 10 – effectively killed any and all momentum. “It's tough, you've got to turn the page,” Boyle said. “But when you have momentum, a turnover like that it takes the wind out of your sails.” A blocked punt returned for a touchdown and a third-quarter pick-six didn’t help matters either, spotting the Cardinals’
points on a night when their offense was far from impressive. Teddy Bridgewater’s receivers consistently stalled drives with dropped balls and the Louisville running game managed just 81 yards on the night. As a result, the UConn defense held the high-octane Cardinals to just 17 offensive points – a number that would typically be cause for celebration and aide an upset bid. But for a Huskies squad that has plenty of its own offensive struggles, that was not the case. "Our offense has not been efficient all season and we're going to keep doing whatever it takes to make it better," Weist said. "Again, I'll go back and look at personnel, as a staff, look at personnel and make the best decisions for this team.” The perfect example: UConn’s rushing game produced 74 yards on 17 attempts in the first quar-
ter. By the end of the game, it had regressed to just 58 yards in 33 tries – including five sacks. "It's frustrating. It's frustrating for me, for the seniors, for the coaches,” wide receiver Geremy Davis said. “We work so hard just to come and lose, that's not the plan so it's just something
we've got to overcome and just move on to the next game." Next up for the Huskies is a roadtrip to Dallas for a matchup with 3-5 SMU. That game is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday.
visiting Cardinals Friday, the 2013 Huskies matched the infamous 1977 0-8 start, the worst in program history. Granted, this season’s schedule has not been a cakewalk for UConn; Louisville was the latest of three Top 25 teams faced this season. But despite the scheduling challenges, the piling up of mental mistakes and offensive inefficiencies have been the real epitome of a season whose futility is now on the verge of historical levels. “It comes down to individuals making plays. Obviously it comes down to me calling plays, me leading this offense, me leading this team, and me taking responsibility for everything,” said head coach T.J. Weist. “We say, ‘how do you score more points?’ It’s not the easiest answer, especially when you play a defense like this. It’s a combination of many things.” UConn’s last win now was a triple overtime Nov. 24 road win over Louisville last season. A loss next week at SMU would be the team’s tenth straight loss and would officially mark the worst start in UConn history. Shot in the foot UConn showed promise from the outset after a 32-yard
Lyle McCombs kickoff return helped spark an eight-play opening drive that got the Huskies to Louisville’s 19-yard line (with some help from a 15-yard personal foul penalty called against the Cardinals after a vicious hit on UConn junior wide receiver Deshon Foxx). Any positive offensive momentum Friday night though, ended there for the Huskies. On the final play of the drive, Louisville recovered a Martin Hyppolite fumble on their own nine-yard line to mark the first of UConn’s season-high five turnovers. “When you play a team like Louisville, a top ranked team, the No. 2 ranked defense in the country…the only chance we had was to not beat ourselves,” Weist said. “And we beat ourselves just by making mistakes.” Indeed, Louisville’s defense has now officially let up the fewest points per game of any team in the country (10.6) so far this season after holding the Huskies to only 10 points Friday night. The Cardinal’s special teams even proved to put the first points on the board after Louisville’s Brandon Radcliffe blocked a UConn punt on their own 34-yard line.
Louisville redshirt sophomore Charles Gains scooped up the ball for a 7-yard touchdown return to put the Cardinals up 7-0. That play, along with a 28-yard Teddy Bridgewater touchdown pass and a Tim Boyle interception on UConn’s fourth drive, was the catalyst that helped set the tone for the entire night. “They started stopping our running game and then stopped a punt that gave them momentum,” Weist said. “Those three plays in the first half really changed everything for us.” Dependable defense Of the four touchdowns Louisville scored Friday night, only two could be attributed to the UConn defense: Bridgewater’s second quarter touchdown pass to the NFL-bound DeVante Parker and a Senorise Perry 5-yard touchdown run in Louisville’s final drive of the first half. And statistically, the Husky defense limited the Heisman hopeful Bridgewater to 288 passing yards (his third fewest of the season) and only one touchdown. Safety Andrew Adams even intercepted Bridgewater towards the end of the third quarter, just the quarterback’s third
interception of the year. Regardless, UConn’s offensive troubles kept the defense on the field too long to stay efficient, and it began to show quite adamantly when Louisville really began to take over. “No question, our defense played well tonight,” Weist said. “When you don’t drive the football and keep putting the defense out there, sooner or later they’re going to break. No defense can handle that.” The quotable T.J. Weist After more than two months of nothing but losing, the attitude in the UConn locker room has shifted far away from postseason aspirations to simply taking as much good out of this season as possible. A promising freshman at quarterback, a reliable defense and an overall resilient attitude were among the things Weist highlighted after Friday’s loss. “[Tonight] was more about us than them,” Weist said. “I’m proud of our defense, I’m proud of our effort, I just told our team I’m proud of our overall effort as a team. This team doesn’t quit.”
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The UConn football lost to No. 20 Louisville 31-10 Friday night at Rentschler Field. With the loss, the Huskies are now 0-8 to start the 2013 season, matching their worst start ever.
UConn's 0-8 record matches worst start in program history
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UConn tight end Sean McQuillan takes on three Louisville defenders during the Huskies' 31-10 loss to the Cardinals Friday night. The Huskies are 0-8 for the first time since 1977.
By Mike Corasaniti Senior Staff Writer In 1977, the UConn football team competed against the likes of Maine and New Hampshire in the Yankee Conference, played their home games two minutes away from the library at Memorial Stadium and lost
their first eight games of the season. Fortunately for those Huskies, they never had the likes of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater or the rest of No. 20 Louisville’s team to battle unlike this year’s team, which got all of them and more Friday night. After falling 31-10 to the
Despite 17-point lead disappearing, Huskies hold on in Brooklyn By Mike Peng Senior Staff Writer
BROOKLYN – The No. 18 UConn men’s basketball team (1-0, 0-0 the American) tipped off its 2013-14 season Friday night by surviving a late scare from Maryland (0-1, 0-0 ACC), pulling out a 78-77 victory over the Terrapins at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. With the win, UConn improves to 82-29 in 111 season openers and has won 57 out of the last 69 openers. UConn holds off Maryland’s late rally What was once a 17-point lead and a seemingly surefire win for the Huskies got a little too close for their comfort when the Terrapins went on an 11-0 run midway through the second half. After senior guard Shabazz Napier fouled out with 1:30 left in the game, Maryland continued the rally and pulled the game within one point after junior guard Dez Wells knocked down a mid-range jumper with 39 seconds remaining. The Terrapins committed intentional fouls to stop the clock but
neither Ryan Boatright nor Terrence Samuel were able to knock down the front end of the one-and-ones to add onto the Huskies’ lead, further increasing the tension of the game in the waning seconds. Maryland had two chances to steal the game from UConn’s hands within the last half minute of the game but Wells was not able to capitalize on either opportunity, missing a floater on the first try and a mid-range jumper on the second. After the game, Ollie mentioned a defensive drill the players do in practice that paid off in holding off the Terrapins’ comeback. “We call it a ‘kill,’” Ollie said. “You make three stops in a row… You can’t get off the court because you didn’t get three stops. And it just came back to that simple fundamental. It’s just simple as playing defense and being passionate about each other and having each other’s back, and that’s what they did tonight.” Granted it is just the first game of the season, but Ollie has already learned something about this UConn team after the win. “All our guys stayed together,” Ollie said. “That’s what it’s
about… We stay together. We fight together… We went through that. I’m very proud of my team. Very proud.” Floor General Shabazz Napier Despite fouling out of the game during the crucial stretch, Napier still showed the fans why he was named to the All-American Athletic Conference First Team with his performance Friday night. Napier led the Huskies from the very start by knocking down a 3-pointer for the first basket of the game two minutes in and ended the night with 18 points, seven assists and seven rebounds, the team leader in each category. Napier also showed off some fancy behind-the-back passes on a couple of his assists during the game, drawing “oohs” and “aahs” from the Barclays crowd. The crowd eventually got inside Napier’s head a little as he was also called for a technical foul with 11:43 left in the second half when he seemed to yell back at a Maryland fan near the sidelines. “All I said was, ‘that’s what I do best,’” Napier said. “I’m passionate so I’m gonna speak, and I was surprised he gave me a tech for it.”
Napier also said that fouling out of the game was “tough” but he “felt a lot of confidence” in the team. And the team validated his confidence. Ten Huskies saw action Friday night and each scored at least two points in the game, further proving the depth on the squad. UConn’s bench collectively outscored Maryland’s counterpart, 31-17. “I told these guys if I could dribble around the court and just dish it off to them and they make shots, that just makes my day,” Napier said. “Because I don’t need to score with the talent we have, with the depth we have, we got shooters everywhere.” Looking ahead at Yale The Huskies will host their home opener on Monday against the Yale Bulldogs at the XL Center at 3 p.m. Yale finished last season with a 14-17 record and went 8-6 in the Ivy League for a third-place finish. Austin Morgan, the Bulldogs’ leading scorer last season (10.9 ppg), has graduated, but forward Justin Sears, who averaged 9.5 ppg as a freshman last season, returns and will be looked to to lead the Yale
of the night with one second left on the game clock. UConn put up five goals on an opponent Saturday night for the first time since a 6-0 road victory over Harvard on Sept. 14 last year. Senior captain Mamadou Doudou Diouf was among the goal scorers in that game. Including the last three games of the regular season, UConn’s win Saturday night was their fourth straight win and shutout. “You’re looking at the best goalkeeper we’ve ever had in college soccer,” said Reid on
his ever-reliable junior goalkeeper Andre Blake. The Huskies have now gone 8-0-4 since they last lost on Sept. 17 at Syracuse. The loss for SMU almost definitely marked the end of the season for the Mustangs, whose three victories would almost definitely not be enough to make the national tournament. UConn will return to action this Friday in at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas for a semifinal match against Central Florida. The Huskies, who tied UCF 2-2
in an Oct. 5 home match, will kick off at 8:30 p.m. The match will be streamed live on the American’s website. The Huskies are in the hunt for their eighth conference title (first in the AAC) and first since earning the Big East tournament title in 2007. The winner of Friday’s semifinal will play the winner of the match between No. 5–seed South Florida and No. 8–seed Rutgers in Sunday’s championship at 2 p.m. on ESPN3.com.
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Ryan Boatright dribbles as Phil Nolan and Tyler Olander look on during No. 18 UConn's 78-77 season-opening win against Maryland at the Barclays Center Friday night.
squad. The Bulldogs were also the second-best rebounding team in the Ivy League last season, with their 34.6 rpg narrowly edging UConn’s 33.1 average. UConn leads the all-time series 43-22 and has won 12 consecutive
meetings, dating back to Dec. 2, 1987. The Huskies last defeated the Bulldogs, 70-60, on Nov. 17, 2003 at Gampel Pavilion.
Reid hails Blake as the greatest goalkeeper in college soccer history from UCONN, page 12 crossed it out of the air into the back of the net. Larin’s second goal of the night put the Huskies up 3-0 and was his seventh goal over his last seven matches. Less than three minutes later, George Fochive scored UConn’s fourth goal of the night. The unassisted goal, which put the Huskies up 4-0, wasn’t even the final dagger. In the very last minute of play, Matheson broke away from the last line of defense to score UConn’s fifth goal
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UConn goalkeeper Andre Blake recorded his fourth clean sheet in a row against SMU Saturday night. Ray Reid called Blake the best college goalkeeper ever after the win.
TWO Monday, November 11, 2013
Today Yale 3 p.m.
Today Stanford 7 p.m.
Nov. 15 Maryland 6 p.m.
Nov. 22 Indiana/ Washington TBA
Nov. 21 Boston College 7 p.m.
Ryan Griffin – scored touchdowns for their respective NFL teams on Sunday.
» BIG EAST CHAMPIONS
» That’s what he said
UConn celebrates 13th Big East title
By Erica Brancato Staff Writer
» Pic of the day
Put your dunk face on!
Nov. 20 Oregon 7 p.m.
Nov. 17 Penn State Noon
– Jordan Todman, Donald Brown and
-Kansas coach Bill Self on the debut of Andrew Wiggins
Nov. 17 Boston University 12 p.m.
Nov. 14 Detroit 7 p.m.
Three former UConn football players
“He did some good things. I think he can be more aggressive, but I think all the guys can be more aggressive.”
Stat of the day
What's Next Home game
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Nov. 22 Boston University 7:30 p.m.
Football (0-8) Nov. 16 SMU 3 p.m.
Nov. 23 Temple TBA
Nov. 30 Rutgers TBA
Dec. 7 Memphis TBA
Men’s Soccer (10-2-5) Nov. 15 American Athletic Conference Semifinals SMU 5 p.m.
Field Hockey (17-4) Nov. 16 NCAA Tournament First Round TBA TBA
Volleyball Nov. 15 Rutgers 7 p.m.
Nov. 22 Memphis Noon
(11-17) Nov. 24 Temple 2 p.m.
Nov. 27 Louisville 7 p.m.
Nov. 29 Cincinnati 1 p.m.
Women’s Hockey (4-6-1) Nov. 19 Brown 7 p.m.
Nov. 23 Boston College 2 p.m.
Nov. 24 Boston College 2 p.m.
Nov. 29 Yale 1 p.m.
Nov. 30 Quinnipiac/ RIT TBA
Kentucky freshman forward Julius Randle (30) goes up for a dunk next to Northern Kentucky’s Cole Murray during the second half of the Wildcats’ 93-63 blowout win over the Norse Sunday afternoon at Rupp Arena in Lexington.
No. 3 Stanford up next after UConn tops UHart
Men’s Hockey (2-2-1) Nov. 17 Nov. 23 Nov. 29 Tomorrow Nov. 15 Boston AIC Canisius Holy Cross Bentley University 7:05 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 5 p.m.
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What's On TV
College Hoops: Western Ky. vs. No. 16 Wichita State 1 a.m. ESPN2 The ESPN college basketball marathon that kicks off each season is a cherished holiday of fans across the nation. In the 1 a.m. matchup Tuesday morning, Wichita State will host Western Kentucky, as the Shockers look to put on the same kind of show that captivated a nation last March. Gregg Marshall and his team are one of four mid-majors ranked in the AP Poll with No. 14 VCU, No. 15 Gonzaga and No. 23 New Mexico.
NHL: Bruins vs. Lightning 1 p.m., NESN In a Veterans’ Day matinee, the Boston Bruins will look to build off the momentum from a dominant victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night when they take on Atlantic Division rivals Tampa Bay at TD Garden.
Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is doubtful for Monday’s game, so Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg will need to have strong performances to stop Steven Stamkos and Tampa Bay.
score. They don’t pass so they aren’t as difficult to defend hopefully as the ones we have now.” Saniya Chong’s first regular season game as a Husky was a solid one. Chong had eight points and four rebounds in 23 minutes as her freshman jitters seemed to have subsided. “It will probably come back to haunt me if I say this, but Saniya is getting better and better everyday in practice; you should see her,” Auriemma said. “I was telling Bria Hartley on the bench toward the end of the game, ‘man we haven’t had a guard from New York that could pass the ball like that since Sue Bird.’ Some kids just come into the program as freshman and they know where the ball is supposed to go and somehow some way they get it there. Sometimes I don’t know how in practice how she get the ball to that guy that’s open but she does. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t make every great decision. She does the same dumb stuff that most freshmen do but if I were to judge her just on past freshman we have had over the past how many years, for a kid that scored that many points she’s a really good passer. She has great instincts she has a feel for how to pass the ball.” Despite their first win of the season, UConn is ready for a more realistic challenge as they play No. 3 Stanford tonight. Last year the
Huskies traveled to Stanford and topped the Cardinal 61-35. Although the game is important to UConn and they want to do well, they want to focus on what happens beyond the Stanford game, Auriemma said. “I think what happens after tonight’s game is always bigger than what happens tonight, in a game like that,” Auriemma said. “When we went out to Stanford last year and played as well as we did, when we came home I think the next five days weren’t that great and we didn’t play great against Notre Dame. I think it’s obviously important because we want to win but what we do Wednesday and Thursday is a lot more important as Monday night.” Although the team is a bit wary on how Stanford will react in the rematch, the Huskies are confident in how it will turn out. “You never want to lose games and there’s always the point of trying to not get back, but to play better than they did last year,” Stewart said. “I’m sure Stanford is going to come in here with a lot of motivation. I think that we just need to be ready; it’s a great team to play the second game in the season.” Monday’s game tips off at 7 p.m. at Gampel Pavilion and will air on ESPN2 as part of ESPN’s college basketball 24-hour marathon.
The UConn field hockey team won its 13th Big East Championship as Chloe Hunnable took a wide-open shot one minute and 21 seconds into overtime to scoring her 20th goal of the season. UConn took on No. 5 Old Dominion who previously defeated the Huskies 5-0. The game was clearly a defense-oriented match up with only eight shots on goal for UConn and six for Old Dominion. The two teams were in a stalemate for most of the highly anticipated rematch. “There’s this great Japanese quote and it said, “last night a storm destroyed the roof of my house and now I can see the moon more clearly,” head coach Nancy Steven’s said. “When you fail, you need to look at everything. Old Dominion made us the team we were today. They really found our weaknesses when we played them the first time. We did not play well and we knew that we had to make some significant changes.” “We owe them a debt of gratitude to be honest. It was a miserable experience to lose in that manner, but our players have great character so instead of pointing fingers and being negative about it they found a way to circle the wagons and found a way to be incredibly positive,” she said. This win marks the fourth consecutive shut out for the Huskies. Chloe Hunnable was named Most Outstanding Player after scoring the sudden death goal off of a dish from Marie Elena Bolles. Despite the gloomy day, the Husky fans erupted in cheers and breathed a sigh of relief. “[Bolles] drew two defenders on her. She drew the defense out and unselfishly put it across to Chloe who was wide open, and Chloe had the poise to finish it,” Stevens said. The Huskies’ goal was short and sweet going into overtime: to win. They relied on the speed and ability of the seven players on the field to bring home the victory. “Once we got into overtime I thought they would have trouble coping with our speed because there was now vast amount of space,” Stevens said. “We talked about it before overtime. We said just lay weighted balls in space because with [Bolles’] speed she’s going to get them, so we really felt that we were in a great position to use our speed in open spaces.” With winning the Big East Championship, the Huskies earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament enabling UConn to continue their winning streak. “Overall, it was a happy ending,” Stevens said.
Gray scores 22 points to lead No. 2 Duke over No. 9 Cal BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Two-time All-America guard Chelsea Gray was pleasantly surprised. Her repaired kneecap felt better than expected in her first game back from the injury. Gray, who had surgery in March after dislocating her right kneecap in February, had 22 points, five assists and a couple of steals in 31 minutes to lead No. 2 Duke past No. 9 California 70-58 on Sunday. “It’s a little sore,” she said. “A little icing and I’ll be ready to go again.” Gray was playing in front of friends and family. She hosted a dinner for her teammates Friday night in Manteca, about an hour’s drive from Cal. Gray had a complaint, though: “No leftovers. I was hoping to bring some back with me to eat later but, nope, they ate all our food.” The Blue Devils also practiced at St. Mary’s High in Stockton, Gray’s former school. “It was so much fun,” Duke coach Joanne McCallie said. “It was like a retreat at Chelsea’s house. I didn’t think we were ever going to leave.” Tricia Liston added 15 points for the Blue Devils, who opened the season against a ranked opponent for the first time in school history. Richa Jackson had 13 on 6-of-7 shooting. “I was proud of the gritty effort,”
McCallie said. “The first game is always interesting. It’s a process and not outcome-driven. The only way to get better is to be put in tough situations.” Afure Jemerigbe, Gray’s best friend and teammate at St. Mary’s, scored 16 points to lead the Golden Bears (1-1), who had won 15 straight regular-season games. Brittany Boyd scored seven of her 13 points in the final 3 minutes. Reshanda Gray added 10. “We need to grow,” Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb said. “We’re not as game-ready as we were at this point last year because of youth and players in new roles. This exposed us in ways we can get better. This was a chance to see the highest level and to understand we can play like that.” California lost for only the second time in a home nonconference game under Gottlieb, who led the Golden Bears to their first Pac12 Conference title and first Final Four last season. The Bears were within nine with 7:09 remaining after watching Duke build a 15-point edge. Less than 3 minutes later, the Blue Devils were up by 17. Liston and Jackson had plenty to do with the scoring spree. “I wanted to stay attacking and get to the basket,” Liston said. Jackson’s 3-pointer with 5:47 remaining gave Duke its biggest lead of the game at 17.
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In the dog house
Monday, November 11, 2013
No. 14 UConn tops SMU 5-0 in AAC Quarterfinals
By Mike Corasaniti Senior Staff Writer
Tyler Morrissey At 8:41 p.m. on Friday night, it became official: The UConn men’s basketball team won a game before the football team. I haven’t wrote about the football team for the past few weeks because quite frankly there was nothing new to comment on, except for the fact things were getting worse. The embarrassing loss to Central Florida on the road left me speechless. UCF is a BCS quality team fresh off a 19-14 win over Houston, but I don’t think anybody could have predicted a 62-17 clubbing by the Knights a couple of weeks ago. On Friday night it wasn’t in the cards for UConn as the Huskies fell to Louisville 31-10, dropping them to 0-8 on the season. For the Huskies, this is their worst start since 1977. We saw more of the same from UConn in its most recent disappointing performance of the season. UConn only managed to record 237 yards of offense compared to Louisville’s 369 yards. Perhaps the most disappointing stat of the day for the Huskies was turnovers. Freshman quarterback Tim Boyle threw three interceptions, including a costly one that the Cardinals ran back for a touchdown when UConn was backed up against its own end zone. UConn also lost two fumbles in its lackluster performance. Stupid mistakes will hurt even the best football teams, but when a struggling program like UConn shoots itself in the foot week in and week out, there is no chance to win. In his post-game press conference UConn head coach T.J. Weist said it best, “You need to make plays.” Recording that big play or putting together a masterpiece of a drive is something that the Huskies have not been able to do all season. While the Huskies went 2-2 on fourth down conversions against the Cardinals on Friday, they went 6-17 on third down, which stifled the offense from developing any sort of rhythm. So where do the Huskies go from here? Next week UConn travels to Southern Methodist University. The Mustangs have long since recovered from the devastating NCAA “Death Penalty” they received in 1987 and will be no push over. Ironically SMU’s first victory after the NCAA’s sanctions came against UConn in 1989. The 31-30 victory became known as the “Miracle on Mockingbird” after Mockingbird Lane, a main road on the SMU campus. At this point, it will be a miracle if the Huskies even win a game this season. With basketball season in full swing, UConn football’s season will end with a whimper instead of a bang. The home crowd has been light all season with the exception of the Michigan game, but I can’t imagine what the stands will look like for the Huskies’ final two games at the Rent this season. If there’s snow the Huskies might be playing to an empty house, a far cry from the USF game in the snow which seems like an eternity ago. UConn’s hashtag this season has been #RingTheBell. So far this season all the Huskies have done is had their bell rung. UConn should just do itself a favor at this point and wave the white flag. The road to 0-12 rolls on. See you at Gampel. Follow Tyler on Twitter @ TylerRMorrissey
The UConn men’s soccer team started off its first-ever American Athletic Conference playoffs with a 5-0 quarterfinal win over the visiting Southern Methodist University Mustangs Saturday evening. The Huskies (10-2-5, 4-0-4 AAC) broke through Saturday night with 3:02 left in the first half. After a scrum deep in the penalty box, Allando Matheson and Colin Bradley assisted a Nicholas Zuniga header into the arms of the SMU goalkeeper.
The goalkeeper caught the shot but stumbled into the goal, eventually dropping the ball past the goal line. The goal was credited to Zuniga for his second score of the season. UConn built on its lead when Larin scored at the 55:08 mark. After the SMU goalkeeper came out too deep once again, Larin was able to knock in the ball from out of the air to put the Huskies up 2-0. “We just went out there and did what we had to do,” Larin said. “We got the job done.” The Huskies ended their regular season last weekend with a 1-0 victory over the
Mustangs (3-12-2, 2-4-2 AAC) in University Park, Texas. Larin scored the deciding goa just 2:49 into the match. “I thought they were better here than they were last week at their place,” said head coach Ray Reid. “I thought the first half was kind of tough until we got that [first goal], but I thought in the second half our guys played really well.” With 23:06 left to play in the match, the Huskies started to pile it on when Adria Beso lobbed a ball over a handful of SMU defenders to Larin, who
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Senior midfielder George Fochive scored for UConn in a 5-0 win over SMU Saturday.
NO BAZZ, NO PROBLEM No. 18 Huskies survive Terps after Napier fouls out late By Tim Fontenault Sports Editor
BROOKLYN – With just under 12 minutes remaining in the second half, UConn captain Shabazz Napier made a steal near midcourt, found Ryan Boatright on the run and watched him throw down a twohanded dunk that gave the Huskies a 17-point lead over Maryland. He followed up the play by saying, “That’s what I do best,” which earned him a technical foul, his second personal foul of the game. So when he committed a fifth foul about 10 minutes later, with UConn only leading by four points and 90 seconds left on the clock, it put the Huskies in quite a spot. Even before Napier fouled out, the No. 18 Huskies were able to show off their depth, getting quality showings from all 10 players that saw the floor, and it was that depth that they were able to demonstrate in the final minutes that saved the day in a 78-77 win against the Terrapins at the Barclays Center to open the regular season. “It was tough [being on the bench]. It was tough,” said Napier, who finished with 18 points, passing Tate George for 30th all-time in UConn history. “You know, in my head I was just saying to myself, ‘Why did I foul out?’ Granted, it was kind of a tough call. But I felt a lot of confidence in my team.”
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Junior guard Ryan Boatright goes up for a fast-break dunk in the second half of No. 18 UConn’s 78-77 win over Maryland at the Barclays Center Friday night.
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No. 7 UConn tops No. 5 ODU for Big East title
By Jack Mitchell Staff Writer
The No. 7 UConn field hockey team won its second consecutive Big East Tournament championship Sunday, defeating No. 5 Old Dominion at home 1-0 in overtime. The Huskies (17-4) advanced to the tournament final after defeating No. 19 Temple 3-0 on Friday night. “The championship [Sunday] is meaningful because we were able to meet and defeat a great program,” head coach Nancy Stevens said. “That’s what gives it meaning.” UConn was able to put the game away 1:03 into overtime after junior midfielder Chrissy Davidson inter-
cepted an Old Dominion (13-7) pass and chipped the ball out to junior forward Chloe Hunnable, who then passed upfield to senior forward Marie Elena Bolles. Bolles drew two Monarch defenders over to the left side of the circle before passing back to Hunnable, who was able to put home the game winner, her 20th goal of the season and her 45th point. “Once we got into overtime I thought they would have trouble coping with our speed,” Stevens said. “Because [in overtime] there’s massive amounts of space. We really felt we were in great position to use our speed in open spaces.” Sunday’s final marked the second
time this season that UConn squared off against the Monarchs, a team that arrived in Storrs for the Big East tournament on an 11-game winning streak. Old Dominion handed the Huskies a 5-0 road loss on Oct. 25, their third of the regular season. Stevens said the loss pointed out many of the team’s weaknesses, allowing the coaching staff to make changes to the lineup and to their offensive and defensive strategies, which ended up making the difference on Sunday. “Old Dominion made us the team we are today. We owe them a debt of gratitude, to be quite honest,” Stevens said. “It was a miserable experience to lose in that manner,
but our players have great character, so instead of pointing fingers or being negative about it, they found a way to circle the wagons and just be incredibly positive about it.” As would be expected in a game in which the first and only goal came in the first minute of overtime, defense was key for both teams. Both team’s penalty corner units were held in check, and excellent defensive rotation for both Old Dominion and UConn yielded very few quality scoring chances. “We’re very solid on defense right now,” Stevens said. “[Goaltender Sarah Mansfield] wasn’t tested a lot, but also Sarah is playing really well now too, so that has been a real
bright spot.” Sunday’s win marked Mansfield’s fourth consecutive and 10th overall shutout of the season. Several Huskies earned accolades during the post-game awards ceremony. Hunnable was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player as well as to the AllTournament team, which also featured junior Anne Jeute, Bolles, Mansfield and sophomore back Roisin Upton. The win earned UConn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, which will begin on Nov. 16.
No. 1 Huskies top Rizzotti, Hartford, face No. 3 Stanford tonight By Erica Brancato Staff Writer The No.1 UConn women’s basketball team opened up its season with Kaleena MosquedaLewis banking a three-pointer with ease seconds into the game, and from there the Huskies never looked back. UConn dominated Hartford 89-34 Saturday afternoon as the Huskies squared up against former UConn player turned head coach, Jen Rizzotti. “UConn is a great team. They are greater than even the teams on their level because of how hard they play,” Rizzotti said.
“That is what we need to become. We need to be a great team that’s even greater than the teams on our level because of how hard we work, and I h o p e that [my team] was able to see that first hand today.” Mosqueda-Lewis, Breanna Stewart, Stefanie Dolson and Moriah Jefferson each racked up double-digit points in the game,
while Hartford’s highest scorer had only eight points. Dolson whipped out a few new tricks in the game hitting t w o threepointers for a total of 16 points in her 22 minutes on the court. “ I’m like a legit three point threat now,” Dolson said jokingly after the game. “I’ve been shooting great in practice so I
figured I would try it out in the game. Those couple of feet, even though they seem little, it makes it harder for the defense to really close out on you. I just step back to the line and I know I can make the threes. I just step into it with confidence and just knock it in.” Dolson along with the rest of UConn’s frontcourt, had a strong first game. Jefferson set a career high for points with 17 and led all scorers for both teams. The Huskies outscored Hartford 56-14 in the paint and 27 -3 on points off of turnovers. “When you look at [the front-
court] we have a lot of versatility,” head coach Geno Auriemma said. “It seems like they all have individual strengths and they are quite different from each other, and yet they are all pretty good ball handlers. They all pass the ball well, so not only are they pretty good individually but they help each other a lot because they do pass the ball so well. That’s a little bit different than a lot of teams that have good post players. They don’t necessarily help each other because those post players’ main function is to
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