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Men’s soccer falls to St. John’s in Big East Championship in New Jersey By Dan Agabiti Senior Staff Writer
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In 97 minutes of play, St. John’s only took two shots on goal. But it was all the Red Storm needed to put away the UConn Huskies 1-0 in extra time of the Big East Championship game at Red Bull Arena in Harrisson, N.J. The first half of play was extremely sloppy. Both sides took turns dominating offensive possession for a period of time and creating chances for themselves but were unable to convert. UConn
forward Mamadou Doudou Diouf had a great shot opportunity in the 19th minute when he took a shot off the bounce, but the ball cleared the net. “We had a few chances, but we just couldn’t finish today,” UConn forward Tony Cascio said. Neither team was able to establish anything in the final 15 minutes of the half. They simply took turns exchanging possession. At the half, the game was tied at zero. The second half was more of the same. Both teams were
exchanging possessions, and solid shot chances were few and far between. When both teams had their chances to convert, they made nothing of them. With just over 11 minutes to go in the half, St. John’s midfielder Nick Matthews blasted a shot at the UConn goal. It was beyond the reach of UConn goalkeeper Andre Blake but hit the side netting. Regulation ended with a 0-0 tie. Only two shots had been taken on goal during the entire game. In regulation, UConn defender
Andrew Jean-Baptiste (who was recently awarded Conference Defender of the Year) made a sloppy pass that was intercepted by St. John’s forward Jack Bennett. Bennett then had a one-on-one with Blake and fired from eight yards away. His shot went in to give the Red Storm the conference title. “I don’t think he was anticipating me to close it down so quick,” Bennett said. “I took my chances and went for the ball and I was able to score that goal.” Jean-Baptiste was clearly distraught after the game, but after-
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ward, coach Ray Reid walked over to his star defender and embraced him, giving words of encouragement. “I told him to lift his head up and let’s get ready for next Sunday,” Reid said. “We’re looking for a Final Four and that’s the tournament we have to win. We could have won this thing today, but if we lose the next three games, the season’s a disaster.” Earlier this season, the Huskies had defeated the Red Storm 2-0 at Morrone Stadium in Storrs.
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Professors create instrument for therapeutic agents By Katherine Tibedo Campus Correspondent A recently patented instrument developed by two UConn professors has the potential to speed the development of therapeutic agents, compounds that can then be used to create new pharmaceutical drug products. Robin Bogner, a pharmaceutical sciences associate professor and Theodore Bergman, a mechanical engineering professor, invented the instrument, called a dissolution flow cell, along with Kristyn Greco, who was earning her Ph. D in pharmacy at the time, and Derek Michael and Szymon Chawarski, who were undergraduate mechanical engineering students at the time. The dissolution flow cell allows researchers to observe how a drug will dissolve in a fluid in real time. This allows the researchers to understand how the drug will react within the body, an obstacle that often hinders drug development.
CAUGHT UP IN THE STORM UConn loses to Resilient Red Storm. SPORTS/ page 14 EDITORIAL: UNIVERSITY MUST CONSIDER REALISTIC, EFFICIENT GOALS Universities must look for new cuts and more productivitiy.
COMMENTARY/page 4 INSIDE NEWS: STATE RELAXES LAW ON SOME TREE TRIMMERS They won’t enfore 1919 law barring certain tree trimers.
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Students from Goal Patrol cheer on the Huskies men’s soccer team during the Big East Championship on Sunday in New Jersey, despite their cheering the team fell to St. John’s during over-time.
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Field Hockey team moves to Final Four By Carmine Colangello Staff Writer With a pair of home wins in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament this weekend, the No. 5 UConn field hockey team advances to the Final Four with a win over Penn State. The Huskies, who earned an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament, were one of four teams who hosted the first two rounds of the tournament. On Saturday morning, the Huskies defeated Princeton 3-2 and most recently defeated the No. 7 Nittany Lions 3-2 on Sunday afternoon, bringing them to their 10th Final Four in pro-
gram history. “Everyone is exhilarated,” said head coach Nancy Stevens after the win over Penn State. “It is something that every college athlete works their entire career for.” The Huskies were slow to start the first half as the Nittany Lions struck first scoring a goal at the 21:51 mark. The Nittany Lions played strong defense in the opening half, as they would hold the Huskies scoreless for the first 40 minutes of the game. “Clearly their defense impenetrable in the first half,” said Stevens, whose team was held to two penalty corners and four shots in the first half. “Being down by a goal at half
in the NCAA semifinal is not the worst place to be,” said Stevens, “because the other team has 10 minutes to think about it. They may start to play to not lose the game, where as we were chasing the game. You don’t have to say much to your players. We really stepped up in the second half.” It was a tale of two halves for the Huskies as Big East defensive player of the year Jestine Angelini scored the first goal for the Huskies 5:46 into the second half. The goal was assisted by backs Kim Krzyk and Allison Angulo, tying the game at 1-1. Less than 20 minutes later, the Huskies would strike again, as midfielder and fel-
low senior Cara Silverman put the Huskies up 2-1 with the assist from forward Anne Jeute at 59:47. Six minutes later, the senior trio of Angelini, Krzyk and Angulo connected for the game-winning goal off of a penalty corner. Angelini scored her second goal of the game, and Krzyk and Angulo both recorded their second assists respectively. “We have six seniors on the field, and I thought that the senior leadership made a difference,” said Stevens. “We were down 1-0 at half, but we were comfortable and confident and kept attacking.” The Nittany Lions would strike again with 1:55 left in the game, but were not able
to score again. The Huskies won 3-2, bringing them to the national semifinals, their 10th visit in school history and the third time in the last six years. “Penn State gets a great deal of credit,” Stevens said, “especially after what was arguably the worst week in their school’s history.” With the win, the Huskies advance to the final four and face No. 1 North Carolina. The Tar Heels are coming off of a 5-1 win over No. 8 Michigan. They will be going to their 16th Final Four in school history, their third in the last three years. The last time these two
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State event to offer help to troubled homeowners
HARTFORD (AP) — Struggling Connecticut homeowners are being invited to a free event offering help with loan modifications and foreclosure prevention. The event Tuesday also includes information about various state and federal assistance programs, opportunities to meet with a federally approved mortgage counselor and one-on-one discussions with participating mortgage lenders. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. It’s sponsored by the offices of the governor, attorney general and banking department. Homeowners will need to bring various documents to the event, including recent federal tax returns. A list of documents can be found at the Connecticut Department of Banking’s website at www.ct.gov/dob/homeowner.
Historic State trees in peril from storm damage
GRANBY (AP) — Tree experts say the late October storm that pummeled the Northeast has left two historic Connecticut trees in peril. A huge white oak in Granby believed to be about 500 years old sustained major damage in the Oct. 29 storm, which coated the region with heavy snow and brought down limbs and power lines. The Hartford Courant reports that cables already hold parts of the tree together and that many large limbs have been damaged. The Granby Land Trust, which maintains the tree, says it will try to preserve it. Another historic tree, the Pinchot Sycamore in Simsbury, also was heavily damaged. Experts say it is believed to be Connecticut’s largest tree and could be up to 300 years old. That tree also lost many limbs, but is expected to survive.
Rowland to give up Waterbury economic development job WATERBURY (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland says he’s giving up his job as Waterbury’s economic development czar when his contract expires next June. Rowland has held the job since 2008 with Waterbury’s Chamber of Commerce, but the city has paid $75,000 of his $95,000 salary. The Republican-American reports Rowland’s decision clears a path for Mayor-elect Neil O’Leary to convert the job to a full-time position working out of the mayor’s office. It also spares O’Leary from having to fire one of Waterbury’s most popular public figures. Rowland resigned as governor in 2004 and served 10 months in federal prison on a corruption charge, a fact that prompted critics to oppose his appointment to the economic development position. He plans to keep his daily radio show, “Church and State.”
Child dies when dresser falls in Hartford
HARTFORD (AP) — Authorities say a Hartford child has died after a dresser fell on her, and are calling it a solemn reminder to parents to secure heavy furniture to walls. The investigation remained open Sunday into Friday’s incident, in which a 3-year-old girl was killed when a dresser in her Henry Street home toppled onto her. She was pronounced dead at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Her name and the cause of her death had not been released Sunday. Don Solimini, a physician’s assistant in pediatrics at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, tells NBC Connecticut that children’s stores have inexpensive devices that let parents secure dressers and other heavy furniture to walls.
Some lawsuits from state power plant blast settled
MIDDLETOWN (AP) — Attorneys say lawsuits brought by the families of five of six workers killed in a Connecticut power plant explosion last year have been settled. The Hartford Courant reports that the undisclosed settlement terms were reached after mediation last week. Dozens were also injured when the Kleen Energy plant exploded in Middletown during a pipe-cleaning procedure in February 2010. An attorney for one of the workers who died says the settlements were large enough to recognize “that these lives were lost in a foolish and negligent way.” An attorney for O&G Industries, one of the largest defendants, calls the settlements fair. The lawsuit filed by the family of the sixth worker who died was not part of the settlement. Discussions are also continuing on several lawsuits filed by injured workers.
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State relaxes law barring some tree trimmers HARTFORD (AP) — State officials say that in the wake of a storm that damaged trees across the state, they won’t enforce a 1919 Connecticut law that bars some tree trimmers from pruning or taking down branches. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, which oversees the state arborist’s program and licensing, made the announcement Nov. 4 after an inquiry by The Hartford Courant. While anyone can cut down or remove fallen trees, the Arborist Law specifies that only arborists licensed by Connecticut can prune or take down tree limbs. Penalties for violating the law range from $1,000-$2,500 a day. Unlicensed arborists, tree-cutters and landscapers cannot trim or prune trees. But the DEEP said that while “the law is still in place, people can make judgments about needing to address a dangerous situation,” said Dennis Schain, an agency spokesman. The 1919 law was designed to protect trees and property owners from the poor work and harmful practices of inexperienced or unscrupulous tree workers. “It’s intended to make sure that work done on trees doesn’t hurt the tree,” said Bradford Robinson, supervisor of the DEEP’s Pesticide Management Program, which manages the arborist program. “If there is some kind of imme-
A large tree lies across a street in North Haven, Conn., Sunday, Oct. 30 as the result of a snow storm that hit Connecticut Saturday, Oct. 29 that felled trees and caused widespread power outages all across the state.
diate danger . a property owner should move forward and have dangerous limbs removed,” Schain said. “It’s best to use a licensed arborist . but given the circumstances, you can get somebody to cut the limbs or do what you need.” Homeowners will not face fines or penalties if they choose “a non-arborist to deal with treerelated dangers,” Schain said. That portion of the 92-year-old law had left some homeowners hanging this week. Bruce Bourgoin, a West Hartford homeowner, said he
was astounded to learn earlier this week that the out-of-state tree trimming company he hired could remove the hickory tree that crashed into his home but not a dozen broken limbs still dangling from the trees in his yard. “They’re 80 feet up and hanging. If they fall from that height they’ll kill you,” Bourgoin said recently. When Bourgoin couldn’t find a local tree trimmer, he turned to Dustin Meyers, owner of Timber Ridge Tree Service, which is based in Michigan. “Everyone I called here was busy,” Bourgoin
said. Meyers was in the state for the Tree Care Industry Association’s annual convention this week at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, which has drawn 2,000 tree experts from around the country. But when Meyers arrived in Hartford and saw the storm’s devastation, he brought his crew and equipment, including a 144-foot crane, to Connecticut. Meyers called the state’s arborist program for clarification of the law after a customer told him about the licensing requirement.
Tar Heels to meet Huskies in Pair utilized different strengths Louisville’s Trager Stadium to develop instrument
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teams met was October 10th of last year. The Tar Heels beat the Huskies 3-1. “We played a good game against them, but it could have been better,” Stevens said. “Every player on my team except for the freshman is familiar with North Carolina and I think that is going to help us in the semifinal.” “I think in Final Four play defensive corners, attack cor-
ners and goalkeeping will often decide a game so we will focus on those three areas,” Stevens said when speaking about her preparation for the Tar Heels. “Right now our attack penalty corners are one of the keys to us winning, and we will continue to refine those.” These two teams will play this Friday in the University of Louisville’s Trager Stadium.
Huskies likely to take pitch for NCAA Tournament from MEN’S, page 1 St. John’s coach Dr. Dave Masur downplayed the payback factor in this game. “I don’t necessarily think [that payback was a factor],” Masur said. “There are so many teams in the Big East that you have to get over your losses quick and move on to the next game.” For UConn, the loss extends their streak to five years without a conference championship. St. John’s last won in 2009, so for senior defender Connor Lade, ending his career in the Big East with a win in the tournament in his home state of New Jersey was extra special. “Any title as a team is sweet,” Lade said. “But it’s very nice to out of my Big East career with a win and I’m happy for the guys as well because they all worked
really hard for this. Winning it here in Jersey makes this a little sweeter for me too.” The Huskies will most likely take the pitch next Sunday in the NCAA tournament in what is probably going to be a home game for UConn. Coach Ray Reid thinks the loss is what his team needed to better focus on that game, which he knows is far more important. “Unfortunately, they learn better from this than when they win,” Reid said. “Our guys only learn when they touch the hot stove, and if they won this today, we might’ve been knocked out next Sunday. We have the team’s attention now and we’re prepared for next Sunday and that’s the game we need to win.”
from Professors, page 1 “The flow cell helps explore reasons why solubility and dissolution rates are poor and, more importantly, helps identify ways to improve dissolution rates,” said Bogner. Understanding why a compound does not react in fluid the way researchers want or expect means they can address the problem and fix it, thus being able to move more quickly to the next stages of drug development. The instrument works by taking a small sample of each solid form of a potential drug and compressing it down into the flow cell. A fluid is then pumped through the cell at a controlled speed. As the fluid flows from one side of the cell to the other, the researchers can directly observe how the solid dissolves in the fluid – the drug’s dissolution rate. A further benefit of the dissolution flow cell is that any number of microscopic techniques can be used to observe the solid as it dissolves. Testing a wide variety of solid forms is crucial, because a difference in pharmaceutical processing of the solid can dramatically affect how it dissolves in a fluid; this can potentially alter the drug’s effectiveness. It’s been know for some time that changes in the solid form of a drug due to storage can result in drug recalls, but only recently have researchers turned their attention to the way the solid form of a drug changes when exposed to the environment of the stomach. “The study of changes in solid form when the drug dissolves in the stomach is a fairly new field
of study that is very active right now,” Bogner said. The development of the flow cell was a team effort. The idea developed from a rudimentary flow cell designed by a team including Bogner in the late 1990s. Greco, then earning her Ph.D., wanted to improve the original flow cell. Her enthusiasm led Bogner to make the project a priority. The team united academics from two different backgrounds: pharmacy and mechanical engineering.
“Our very differnt backgrounds brought together the wide range of expertise that the project needed.” Robin Bogner Associate Professor
“Our very different backgrounds brought together the wide range of expertise that the project needed. It was really a lot of fun learning from each other,” Bogner said. “Dr. Bergman brought engineering considerations to the table that were out of my realm, and we brought the material science of drug solids expertise to the table.” So far, the team has sold two units and is hopeful the instrument gains popularity.
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For Penn St., a new week after the worst one ever
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — For Penn State University, there was the past week — a week of unimaginable turmoil and sorrow, anger and disbelief and shame. And then there is tomorrow. As Penn State leaves a harrowing week behind and takes tentative steps toward a new normal, students and alumni alike wonder what exactly that means. What comes next for a proud institution brought low by allegations that powerful men knew they had a predator in their midst and failed to take action? What should members of its community do now? “Our best,” said Julie Weiss, 19, a sophomore from Wayne, N.J., pausing outside her dorm to consider the question. Last week, the worst in its 156-year history, the place called Happy Valley became noticeably less so. Students and alumni felt betrayed as child sex abuse allegations exploded onto the nation’s front pages, bringing notoriety to a place largely untouched by, and unaccustomed to, scandal. As the school’s trustees pledge to get to the bottom of the saga, many Penn Staters are feeling sadness, anger, a sense of loss. Some can’t sleep. Others walk around with knots in their stomachs or can’t stop thinking about the victims. Wherever two or more people congregate, the subject inevitably comes up. Even Saturday’s pregame tailgate parties were muted with the subject that hung low over everything. “Everyone’s been struggling to reconcile how something so bad could happen in a place
In this Nov. 12, 2011 file photo, fans in the student section react after Nebraska defeated Penn State 17-14 in an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa.
that we all think is so good,” said senior Gina Mattei, 21, of Glen Mills, Pa., hours after Penn State played its first game since 1965 without Joe Paterno on the sidelines as head coach. “It’s sad to think that something like that could happen HERE, in a place where everyone is really comfortable and has a lot of community spirit.” Penn State’s former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, was charged Nov. 5 with molesting eight boys over a span of 15 years, and two university officials were charged with failing
to notify authorities after being told about a 2002 incident in which Sandusky allegedly sodomized a boy in the showers of the football building. The scandal quickly metastasized, costing two more key figures their jobs — Paterno, the face of Penn State football since 1966, as well as university president Graham Spanier. It also tarnished the reputation of an institution that preached “success with honor” — that, according to its own credo, was supposed to be better than this. “Everyone kind of feels like
Catholic bishops prepare religious liberty fight
(AP) – The mood among many U.S. Roman Catholic bishops was captured in a recent speech by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. His talk, called “Catholics in the Next America,” painted a bleak picture of a nation increasingly intolerant of Christianity. “The America emerging in the next several decades is likely to be much less friendly to Christian faith than anything in our country’s past,” Chaput told students last week at Assumption College, an Augustinian school in Worcester, Massachusetts. “It’s not a question of when or if it might happen. It’s happening today.” The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops meets Monday in Baltimore for its
national meeting feeling under siege: from a broader culture moving toward accepting gay marriage; a White House they often condemn as hostile to Catholic teaching; and state legislatures that church leaders say are chipping away at religious liberty. Many Catholic academics, activists and parishioners say the bishops are overreacting. John Gehring of Faith in Public Life, an advocacy network for more liberal religious voters, has argued that in a pluralistic society, government officials can choose policies that differ from church teaching without prejudice being a factor. “Some perspective is needed here,” Gehring, a Catholic, wrote on his organization’s blog.
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this is just the beginning. We still have a (long) way to go for Penn State to redeem itself and get back to the place where we were,” said Mattei, who was selling cupcakes, bagels and Rice Krispie treats on College Avenue on Saturday night to raise money for her honors psychology society. Some students argue that the question itself — “How does Penn State regain what it’s lost?” — is flawed. This remains a world-renowned research institution, they point out. It’s still the place where students hold
THON, a yearly dance marathon that raises millions of dollars for pediatric cancer research. It’s far more than football and far bigger than Sandusky, Spanier, even Paterno. “I don’t think that our name is tarnished at all,” said Amy Fietlson, 19, a sophomore and aspiring veterinarian from New Jersey. “The integrity of a few individuals who have been involved with this school is definitely tarnished, but for the rest of us that had no way of preventing it or had no involvement in it, we are not tarnished at all. Our integrity remains.” Mattei’s boyfriend, Adam DiAntonio, a 22-year-old senior from Chester Heights, Pa., said that “99.9 percent of the university is still committed to the Penn State that everybody has known.” Determined words. In reality, though, it won’t be easy, even with a commitment from new president Rodney Erickson to restore confidence and “rebuild our community.” Too much damage has been done during a week of growing revelations, mounting anger and shock after nationally televised shock. The U.S. Education Department is investigating whether the university violated federal law by failing to report the alleged sexual assaults. Some donors are expected to pull back, at least in the short term. One football recruit has already changed his mind about attending Penn State next year. Moody’s Investors Service Inc. warned that it might downgrade Penn State’s bond rating as it gauges the impact of possible lawsuits.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — In a remote pocket of the inland Pacific Northwest, World War II weapons production and storage built a booming economy that continued through the Cold War. The region flourished even as efforts shifted in the 1980s toward cleanup and disposal of chemical agents and radioactive waste. Today, the rockets and mustard agent are gone from northeast Oregon’s Umatilla Chemical Depot. Across the Columbia River in southeast Washington, work to rid the highly contaminated Hanford nuclear reservation of pollutants will continue for decades, but federal stimulus dollars spurred the completion of some projects and more completions are expected in months to come. The success of those efforts means thousands of job losses in communities that shined through the economic downturn and a major shift for a region long fueled by federal dollars.
In this April 3, 2008 file photo, a sign warns of radiation on the Hanford nuclear reservation near Richland, Wash.
Fred Kremmer, 49, of Richland, Wash., worked at Hanford for nearly 10 years. There were layoffs, but new jobs always followed — until he was let go again in September. “I would hope to go back, but I doubt there will be work for me there again. That’s my gut feeling,” he said. At the height of World War II,
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Susan Farmer was the first woman elected to statewide office in Rhode Island when, in 1982, the voters picked her to be the state’s Secretary of State. It was a job female candidates had sought before. “There was something about that word ‘secretary’ that made people more comfortable with the idea of a woman,” she recalled with a laugh. “I guess they thought it was really a secretarial job.” Times have changed in the Ocean State. When Gov. Lincoln Chafee took office in January, women held 15 percent of the positions filled by the governor.. Of nearly 500 appointments made by Chafee so far, 45 percent are women. Women are breaking political glass ceilings elsewhere in the state, too. The state’s education commissioner and lieutenant governor are women. Teresa Paiva Weed is the state’s first female senate president. Treasurer Gina Raimondo is considered a political up-and-comer who so far has led efforts to curb the state’s runaway pension costs. Yet Rhode Island has never had a female governor or U.S. Senator and has elected only one female U.S. Representative. The state is one of 20 that currently have no female representation in Congress. “Until Rhode Island elects a woman as a U.S. senator or governor, there still exists a glass ceiling in regard to women in politics in Rhode Island,” said Brown University Political Science Professor Wendy Schiller.
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University must consider realistic, efficient goals
fficiency is one of the many skills required in order to have a successful college career. As students, we’re learning how to be adept at making crucial decisions quickly and in hectic circumstances. One of the best ways for us to develop this necessary skill is by having our university professors and administrative faculty lead by example. The professors we admire the most are the ones who provide detailed syllabi, lead original discussions and make themselves available as easily and often as possible. We’ve all had these professors, and the work we produce for them is better because we’re trying to respond to their thoughtfulness with ours. The same goes for university administrators who we rely upon every day in a variety of ways. When we go to the Bursar or Registrar’s office, aren’t we more cooperative when we’re working with someone who knows what they’re doing and has the answers to our questions? This concept is a simple yet commonly underappreciated one. One of President Herbst’s goals is to make the university more efficient. She’s said that she thinks the biggest problem here is a lack of faculty. More skilled teachers equal more classes filled with more eager and productive students. However, as President Herbst surely knows, hiring more faculty is certainly not a cure-all for all efficiency problems at a large, public research university. College costs rise not because of basketball, dorms or dining halls. UConn and other universities could cut costs by targeting research and unnecessary programs while, of course, increasing faculty productivity. The administration should do so by figuring out if it’s still offering impractical majors, minors and accompanying courses. Vance H. Fried, a professor at Oklahoma State University and author of “Better/Cheaper College: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Rescuing the Undergraduate Education Industry,” advocates eliminating funding for research at public colleges. “From society’s viewpoint, the costs of university research may be justified because it provides a public good, generating new innovation and knowledge in fields like medicine, engineering and the hard sciences,” Fried writes. “However, these costs do not do much for educating most students.” On the other hand, Jane Wellman, executive director of the Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity, and Accountability, questions the idea that universities should just scrap research. “Is it possible to eliminate the research function from a teaching institution and do a good job? No, I don’t think so. It’s part of quality. You don’t want faculty who learned it once in grad school and never picked up a paper again,” Wellman says. Fried and Wellman both make legitimate points, and it’s the administration’s job to promote efficiency by taking a hard look at which corners need the most cleaning. The Daily Campus editorial is the official opinion of the newspaper and its editorial board. Commentary columns express opinions held solely by the author and do not in any way reflect the official opinion of The Daily Campus.
What will it take for someone to put some soap in the bathroom in the basement of the library? Feel free to talk with and cooperate with the pep band. We may be quirky but we don’t bite! At least, not usually... I won’t even bother asking why Clifford the Big Red Dog was in South Dining Hall on Saturday. I’ll just assume he’s friends with Jonathan. Jeremy Lamb’s dunk was so powerful it forced his face into a smile. To the UConn men’s basketball student section: We cheer on offense all 35 seconds of the shot clock, not just the first 15. That awkward moment when no one could reach the string to unveil the championship banner on national TV. To the Gampel Pavilion announcer: How could you forget Jim Calhoun during the UConn introductions?! Is Caroline Doty just wearing a big knee brace or is she actually the Terminator? The fans at women’s games might be twice as old as the fans at men’s games, but they have twice the dedication. At least DJ Joey Franchise isn’t at women’s basketball games. The entire game plan of the Holy Cross coach can be summarized in 2 words: Box Out.
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Candidates’ likability gets too much attention
peaking to a group of about 100 members of the Georgia Young Republicans in Atlanta, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain announced that God told him to run for President of the United States. “I was like Moses,” said Cain, “You’ve got the wrong man, Lord. Are you sure?” This story played well to the crowd. Cain, like many candidates before him, both Democrat and Republican, understands the importance of playing up the religious and Christian appeal By Tyler McCarthy in the South, where Weekly Columnist such matters are of particular importance to the people. It’s a regular and traditional part of campaigning for the presidency to go to an area and show that, as a leader, you’re able to relate and identify with the people. The hope is that when the time comes to vote, people will pick the person with whom they feel they have the most in common. A beer buddy, therefore, becomes the best choice for president. The problem with this system is that we’re not looking for a beer buddy but a world leader. Cain’s religious beliefs shouldn’t be a factor at all, let alone something to exaggerate when he happens to be in Georgia. The problem isn’t specific to religion. In 2008, then-presidential candidate Obama received coverage for his trip to a fast food restaurant, where he showed the people that he, too, enjoys a simple burger. However, no one is asking the real question, “So what?” None of these things helps me understand
what they plan on doing for the country. We’ve allowed our voting minds to become so passive that a potential leader of our country can skirt by on surface appeal alone. Even Rick Perry can’t seem to remember actual campaign promises entirely. Granted, it is no secret that this is the way campaigns have always been run, and during times much more tumultuous than this. Nevertheless, there are times to preserve a sense of tradition and times for change. The candidates, however, are not to blame for the current state of things. We, over the years, have allowed a lack of information and a colloquial attitude to rule the game. Politicians are just playing it. Now, on the eve of another great election and a potential shift in power, it is up to the American people to change the way we want campaigns to run. Comedy writer Dan Gurewitch recently posted some “advice to political journalists” on his blog, which stated that when interviewing candidates, journalists should be required to ask this follow-up question: “Wait a second – what you just said was an almost comically random combination of words and phrases that amount to no coherent meaning whatsoever. Care to clarify?” While Gurewitch meant the statement as a joke, I’d like to take the thought a step further and say that all Americans should adopt this way of thinking. Holding candidates accountable for what they say, and more importantly what they don’t say, is the only way for our
country to return to a time when election campaigns meant something. It would be a step closer to the voting public once again becoming informed, driven by actual knowledge of the issues and not just the fact that one candidate seems more likable than the other. No one should be campaigning to be my friend. The presidency is a job. It is perhaps the most important job in the world. Therefore, elections should be looked at as an elaborate job interview. In other words, if a candidate comes out spouting religious anecdotes about how the Lord spoke to him and told him to run, or thinks that chowing down on some fast food qualifies him for the job, the country should raise a collective eyebrow and shout, “next please.” This isn’t to say that there aren’t capable men and women running, it’s just that no one is forcing them to showcase their capability. Now, more than ever, the paradigms of campaigning in our country need to change. We’ve allowed charm to become too much of a factor and now we must return to a more educated and informed time. Elections are about promises and how likely a candidate is to keep them. They’re about holding potential leaders accountable for their actions and deciding who will make for the best president based on merit and intelligence. So when 2012 comes around, if you find yourself in the voting booth thinking about which candidate you’d be better able to hang out with, you’ve failed.
“However, no one is asking the real question, ‘So what?’”
Weekly Columnist Tyler McCarthy is a 5th-semester journalism and English double major. He can be reached at Tyler.McCarthy@UConn.edu.
Country suffers from practice of binary of two-party system
few weeks ago in The Daily Campus, a political cartoon was published showing an Occupy Wall Street protestor with a guitar. The protestor was singing for the death of capitalism and to replace it with “just a Soviet-style Communist dictatorship.” That’s all. What’s wrong with that? I was horrified by this. Not particularly because OWS By John Nitowski is “going to Staff Columnist save America and it’s our only hope before doom sets in and the world self-destructs,” but particularly because these are the only two opinions it seems acceptable to have any more. Either you’re a Godfearing, capitalist, patriotic American or you’re an atheist, a Communist and a hippie. There’s no middle ground. Hawks vs. doves. Hippies vs. the silent majority. Republicans vs. Democrats. Liberals vs. conservatives. Black vs. white. Can we think in any other direction? The GOP debates are a perfect example of this. Republican voters have such a built up hatred of defeating President Obama that any acknowledgement that
he might have done anything correct (like killing a terrorist or two) is a black mark on any candidate’s record. The Democrats aren’t immune to this either. OWS protestors and liberal pundits in particular tend to demonize the rich in ways that are often unfair (though not to the level Conservative pundits claim). Rich folk like Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, HR Block founder Henry Bloch and comedian Ben Stein have come out in support of plans to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans (i.e. themselves).
“Truth is, it’s OK to think independently.” Yet the political image in our minds remains stuck in a dualistic setting. We still see the map as blue states and red states. Personally, I was once accused of communism (which hasn’t been a crime in America since 1975) because, when asked what economic model I believed in as opposed to capitalism, I said “co-operatives.”
Co-operative economics (a very broad term) is the subject of the New Economic Institute, which is seeking alternatives to capitalism and communism. Truth of the matter is, the FarLeft and the Far-Right are both correct. The Soviet Union and the United States were countries that had enormous income gaps approaching third-world levels, oppressed their minority citizens by looking the other way, and actively kept their majority citizens in fear via witch hunts to root out supposed capitalists/ communists. So if we can’t have capitalism, and we can’t have communism, what should our economic foundation be based on? Well, first of all, demonizing either side isn’t going to get us anywhere. As we’ve already noted, not every rich person is a Republican nor is every OWS protestor a Communist. The best thing to come out of OWS (indeed, it’s kind of the purpose of representative government) is the call to have a level discussion of all opinions – to bring Republicans and Democrats together and every opinion in between. Who knows? Maybe a better solution will come out of all of it.
The worst assumption made about others is that they only care for themselves. Sometimes it turns out to be correct, but to dismiss their argument because “they just want my money” isn’t right. Capitalism and communism both rely on the selfishness of the individual benefitting society. Look where that has gotten us. Most people do not strictly conform to the “capitalist/ communist” or “Republican/ Democrat” dichotomy. But we’re more often than not afraid to admit that reality is gray, as opposed to black or white. Truth is, it’s OK to think independently. People who conform to labels like “liberal/conservative,” “Republican/Democrat” or anything that quickly becomes an “us vs. them” movement is using group mentality to avoid having to back up its arguments. This phenomenon probably has something to do with the fact that no one would call himself a capitalist if they had to read “The Wealth of Nations.” It’s 482 pages. Staff Columnist John Nitowski is a 1st-semester agricultural resources and economics major. He can be reached at John.Nitowski@UConn.edu.
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Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Home is where your heart is, so use your energy to build something there. Simple actions add up, one at a time. No need for anything drastic. Take a pretty walk. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Your family helps you make your dreams come true. Your work is earning admiration. Explore and study as much as you can. Keep practicing, and be persistent. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Money doesn’t bring happiness (although it can seem like such a relief). Find satisfaction in love and compassion. That’s your real wealth. Share resources. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You’re out of your shell today, at ease and comfortable. You’ve got a secret that you’re itching to tell, but not quite yet. Wait for romance and travel, too. Soon enough. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- If you focus on the limitations, that’s what you will get. Among the clouds there are openings and opportunities. Use your intuition like a compass.
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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- You’re becoming more popular. Things seem to be coming back into balance. Don’t start before you’re ready, and don’t spend beyond the budget. Think it over. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Go ahead and consider a career in public service, or at least participate in your community at a deeper level. Listen to someone who tells the truth. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Energy and money are flowing, and travel could be in the forecast. Pad the time around ticketing and reservations, and buy as early as possible for the best price.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- You’re in charge and you’re taking care of business. All kinds of windows open. Accept guidance from a guru, and take on more leadership. Watch for hidden agendas. Happy Dance
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Instructions could be contradictory. Let your partner drive. Work out directions together, and get advice when needed. Take the philosophical high road. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Buckle up and get ready for a roller-coaster day of productivity, even when confrontations arise. Focus on the goal and solve problems with ease. Keep costs down. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Do the work with loving support, and succeed. Expand your territory. You’ve got the connections. Make sure you understand what they need, and provide it.
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Kurdish govt, ExxonMobil ink oil search deal
Economist Monti to quickly form new Italian govt ROME (AP) — Economist Mario Monti accepted the monumental task Sunday of trying to form a new government that can rescue Italy from financial ruin, expressing confidence that the nation can beat the crisis if its people pull together. His selection came a day after Silvio Berlusconi reluctantly resigned as premier, bowing out after world markets pummeled Italy’s borrowing ability, reflecting a loss of faith in the 75-year-old media mogul’s leadership. Berlusconi quit after the Italian parliament approved new reform measures demanded by the European Union and central bank officials — but even those are not considered enough to right Italy’s ailing economy. “There is an emergency, but we can overcome it with a common effort,” Monti told the nation, shortly after Italy’s president formally asked him to see if he can muster enough political support to lead the country out of one of its most trying hours since World War II. “In a moment of particular difficulty, Italy must win the challenge to bounce back, we must be an element of strength and not weakness in the European Union, of which we are founders,” he added. Monti must now draw up a Cabinet, lay out his priorities, and see if he has enough support in Parliament to govern. Rival political parties offered various degrees of support, including one demand from Berlusconi’s party — the largest in Parliament — that his government last only as long enough as it takes to heal Italy’s finances and revive the economy. The 68-year-old economics professor is no pushover, earning a reputation for staring down challenges as a tough EU
competition commissioner. But he’ll have to win a confidence vote in Parliament before he can lead the nation. Monti told reporters he will carry out his task “with a great sense of responsibility and service toward this nation.” Italy must heal its finances and resume growth because “we owe it to our children, to give them a concrete future of dignity and hope.” Berlusconi’s party also demanded that only technocrats — not politicians — make up Monti’s Cabinet in exchange for its crucial support. Monti faces a daunting challenge — preventing an Italian default that could tear apart the 17-nation eurozone and send Europe and the U.S. into new recessions. Italy’s economy is hampered by high wage costs, low productivity, fat government payrolls, excessive taxes, choking bureaucracy, and an educational system that produces one of the lowest levels of college graduates among rich countries. In addition, as the third-largest economy in the eurozone, Italy is considered too big for Europe to bail out like Greece, Portugal and Ireland have been. The next Italian government needs to push through even more painful reforms and austerity measures to deal with €1.9 trillion ($2.6 trillion) in debt — about 120 percent of the country’s economic output. And many of those debts are coming due soon — Italy has to roll over more than €300 billion ($410 billion) of its debts next year alone. Some political forces, including some from Berlusconi’s ranks and that of his allies, have been clamoring for early elections. But President Giorgio
Italian Economist Mario Monti and his wife Elsa leave St. Ivo church at the end of a mass in Rome, Sunday, Nov. 13. Monti won pledges of support Sunday to lead a new technocratic government to try to rescue Italy from financial disaster, including from Silvio Berlusconi’s conservative party.
Napolitano cited approaching treasury bond auctions — one as early as Monday and other bonds maturing in the next few months — as a main reason he decided to “avoid early elections and the consequent government vacuum” until a new one could be formed. Asked by journalists if he thought Monti could form his government by week’s end, Napolitano responded positively. The yield on Italian 10-year bonds fell to 6.48 percent Friday, below the crisis level of 7 percent reached earlier last week, a
level that forced the three other EU nations into international bailouts. Centrist and center-left parties in the opposition during Berlusconi’s rule offered their support for Monti. “Italian parties are at fork in the road. Either they speculate on the situation, hoping that they can get some campaign capital from it, or they take up their responsibilities to save the country,” said centrist opposition leader Pier Ferdinando Casini. The leader of Italy’s largest labor confedation, the left-
Egypt’s army extends prominent blogger’s detention by 15 days
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military ordered a prominent blogger to be held in custody for 15 more days Sunday in a move likely to focus criticism against the country’s ruling generals in the run-up to parliamentary elections, due to begin later this month. The detention of Alaa AbdelFattah, a well known blogger and leader during the 18-day uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in February, has elicited international condemnation and galvanized those who accuse the army of using Mubarak-era tactics to smear critics. His family has used his case to draw attention to the 12,000 Egyptians who have faced military trials this year — one of the key issues that have brought relations between activists and the military to a new low. Protesters welcomed Egypt’s army when it deployed in the streets during the uprising and praised it for not firing on demonstrators. Months later, however, some fear that the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which took control after Mubarak’s fall, will not willingly give up power to a civilian authority. Others accuse the military of reviving hated practices of the Mubarak era. “Of course we are frustrated,” said the blogger’s father, Ahmed Seif al-Islam, after Sunday’s decision. “At the same time, this gives us the opportunity to further widen our campaign against military trials of civilians.” Military prosecutors summoned Abdel-Fattah and detained him on Oct. 30 after he refused to answer questions over his alleged role in sectarian clashes last month that killed 27 people, most of them Christians. He has not been charged, though the head of the military court, General Adel al-Mursi said in a statement in Egyptian state media Sunday that Abdel-
wing CGIL, Susanna Camusso, expressed hope that Monti could pull together a government capable of “giving back the international credibility that we have lost in these years.” Union leaders, along with industrialists, have accused Berlusconi of doing virtually nothing to create jobs during his tenure. Berlusconi’s main ally in his 17 years of politics, Umberto Bossi, said his Northern League, a regional party with its power base in the affluent north, would stay in the opposition and insisted early elections are the true solution.
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — The Kurdish regional government has signed a deal with ExxonMobil to explore oil fields in northern Iraq, Kurdish officials said Sunday, putting them in sharp conflict with Iraq’s national government. The government in Baghdad wants to control all energy contracts signed in Iraq. With the deal, ExxonMobil becomes the first oil major to do business in the Kurdish region in defiance of the central government’s wishes. The deal was announced Sunday by Kurdish officials at an oil and gas conference in Irbil in comments carried on Kurdish television. Details of the deal were published on Friday by the Financial Times newspaper. The Kurdistan Regional Government has clashed with Baghdad over who has the right to sign deals with international oil companies to develop Iraq’s vast energy resources. The Kurds, who control three provinces in northern Iraq, want to be able to sign contracts with international oil companies to develop their own fields, while Baghdad maintains it has final authority. Kurdish officials have already signed a number of contracts with smaller energy companies, but the deal with ExxonMobil is significant because it’s the first with an international oil major. At the conference, Kurdish Natural Resources Minister Ashti Hawrami vowed to press ahead. “These deals are legal. There is no legal problem about them. We will go on with these deals,” he said. The Iraqi government thinks differently. Following the Financial Times story, the Iraqi government on Saturday issued a statement slamming the agreement.
Member of the next expedition to the International Space Station, U.S. astronaut Dan Burbank gestures after a news conference at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Saturday, Nov. 12.
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 9 photo, Leila Soueif, the mother of one of Egypt’s best known activists, poses for a photo at her home in Cairo, Egypt.
Fattah is accused of stealing a military weapon, deliberately destroying military property and attacking security forces. Al-Mursi said Abdel-Fattah “is not being tried on a case of opinion or thought.” Abdel-Fattah denies all allegations. He refuses to speak with military prosecutors because he insists they must have no role in trying civilians. At the center of the campaign for his release is his family, which includes a number of longtime activists who have taken on new roles since the popular uprising. The blogger’s father spent five years in the same prison complex that now holds his son. The father was jailed for underground organizing against the Mubarak regime during the 1980s. He said he was tortured during interrogation, which led
him to become a human rights lawyer after his release. He is now helping defend his son. His mother, a mathematics professor and longtime campaigner for academic freedom, said Sunday marked her eighth day without food to protest her son’s arrest. She vows to continue until he’s free. “I’m going to continue with my hunger strike, and I think that the reaction of everybody, including myself, will be anger,” said Laila Soueif, 55. His wife, Manal Hassan, has smuggled messages from Abdel-Fattah out of prison to be published in local newspapers. She is due to give birth the couple’s first child this month. Abdel-Fattah turns 30 this week. Last week, the United Nations human rights office called on Egypt’s military rulers to release him and others locked up for
practicing free speech. Spokesman Rupert Colville said his agency is “concerned about what appears to be a diminishing public space for freedom of expression and association” in Egypt. Also Sunday, at least one person was killed and several others injured when armed forces fired tear gas and live ammunition at protesters besieging a vital Nile Delta port. They were protesting expansion plans for a local fertilizer factory they say will cause health problems in the area. Sunday’s crackdown came on the fourth day of unrest in Damietta, about 110 miles (180 kilometers) northeast of Cairo. Gen. Ibrahim Foulifil, head of the Damietta port, said Sunday that protesters set fire to the factory’s water station and blocked roads to cut off access to the port.
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian cosmonaut says the three-man U.S.-Russian crew are thinking positively as they prepare to blast off on a delayed mission to the International Space Station. The mission had been delayed for two months after the failed launch of an unmanned Progress cargo ship in August. The failure was blamed on a manufacturing flaw and cast doubt on the future of manned flights because the upper stage of the Soyuz booster rocket that carries the cargo ships into orbit is similar to that used to launch astronauts. The way was cleared after another Progress lifted off successfully on Oct. 30. “We have no black thoughts and full confidence in our technology,” cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov told journalists at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where he, fellow Russian Anatoly Ivanishin and NASA astronaut Dan Burbank were
preparing for the launch. Their Soyuz craft is to lift off early Monday (0414 GMT, 11:14 p.m. EST Sunday) and dock at the International Space Station two days later. They are to arrive just in time to keep the orbiting station manned. The three crew members there are returning to Earth on Nov. 21 and if the new crew had not launched in time the station would have had to have been abandoned temporarily for the first time in nearly 11 years. The Russian Soyuz spacecraft serve as the only link to the space station now that NASA retired the space shuttle in July. The 39-year-old Shkaplerov and 42-year-old Ivanishin are making their first flights into space. Burbank, 50, will take over command of the space station and is a veteran of 12-day shuttle missions in 2000 and 2006. The three men are to remain aboard the space station until March.
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Dancing ‘For the Kids’ Give thanks for beer By Joe Pentecost Staff Writer
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HuskyTHON teamed up with Bodywise for its third annual Zumba fundraiser at the Field House on Saturday. The four-hour event attracted hordes of participants and ultimately, raised $1172 for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. “We on the HuskyTHON board would like to thank Bodywise and all those who took part in making this year’s ZumbaTHON a huge success,” said Erik Kopping, a 7th-semester molecular cell biology student.
Grammy award winning musician Al Jarreau performs at Jorgensen
By Jamil Larkins Campus Correspondent
Jorgensen played host to a magical evening of music on Friday night. Seven-time Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau performed hits from throughout his career. The venue was almost completely absent of students in attendance, instead attracting long-tenured Jarreau fans from across the state. “My husband and I have been listening to Al Jarreau for over 30 years. We are just as excited to see him today as we ever have been,” said Margaret James.
The atmosphere in Jorgensen was perfectly set for the older and more mature crowd. According to Connecticut Magazine, the Jorgensen Cabaret was voted “Best Cabaret” for 2011 and with good reason. At a Cabaret show, the floor seating directly in front of the stage transformed into a pop-up jazz club. With the lights dimmed and the candles in the centerpieces of the tables lit, the environment turns serene. Backed by a full band, Al Jarreau came out to a great crowd response. He directly addressed the crowd full of long-time fans, urging them to
“join him on a ride” through his music’s history. Jarreau’s voice and versatile singing style are a unique treasure of the music world. “Time Magazine” called Jarreau “the greatest jazz singer alive.” Even at age 71, he commanded the stage through each song. His jovial personality entertained even when he wasn’t singing, sharing anecdotes about his songs and his long career. One of the highlights of Jarreau’s show was his emphasis on each one of his band members. Some were longtime friends and some were
new additions, but he made sure to reiterate that his band was his family while on the road and their chemistry proved it. He allowed an opportunity for each member to perform a solo. The drum, saxophone, piano and acoustic guitar players each had their time to shine. Jarreau also set the stage for one special solo performed by Chris Walker. Walker is not only a bassist but also an accomplished and talented vocalist in his own right. “It was a great surprise hearing [Walker] sing. His voice was just beautiful and I’d love to hear him sing more,” said
concert attendee Edna Smith. Before closing, Jarreau offered the entire audience some words of advice. For both young and old fans, he said, “don’t ever lose your dreams.” He added that, at 71, he was extremely humbled to still be performing the music that he loves. To have such longevity in a career is noteworthy, even for someone as tenured and accomplished as Jarreau. Jorgensen holds many concerts and lectures, but Friday night, the audience in Storrs was in the presence of a living legend.
Their mission: make you laugh
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Two members of Agents of Improv up to their entertaining hijinks Friday night at the Student Union Theatre. “The purpose of Agents of Improv is to explore different forms of improvisational arts (including short form, long form, workshops, and public events and performances); to create a relaxed and open creative environment that is marked by professionalism and the desire to share improv with the University campus and the surrounding community; above all to foster a sense of fun in our audience and in ourselves,” according to the comedy troup’s Facebook group.
With Thanksgiving break approaching next week, many students look forward to spending time at home with their friends and family, enjoying a nice meal and catching up on recent happenings. But don’t worry, there’s still time before the big day to make sure that the right beers are on hand to pair with your meal and enhance the experience. Though the night before Turkey Day is often regarded as one of the biggest “bar nights” in the country, it is equally important to be equipped with the right beers for the big meal the following day. But wait – it’s a trap! For many, it’s all too easy to reach for one of the gimmicky pumpkin spiced or fall flavored beers to drink with your meal. Oktoberfests still populate the shelves of your favorite shop and the pumpkin beers are still aplenty. More often than not, these beers will be too sweet or overly spiced, and will assault your palate, hiding wonderful flavors of the meal. Sure these beers are nice to enjoy in the afternoon while cooking, but when it’s time to take a seat at the table, try a brown ale. The hearty nuttiness and caramel malt flavors will really shine and complement the caramelization found in favorites such as roasted sweet potatoes or carrots. Be sure to stick with a more “standard” brown ale such as Brooklyn Brewery’s (Brooklyn, N.Y.) or Sierra Nevada’s (Chico, Calif.) Tumbler, and stay away from imperial or extra hoppy interpretations of the style that would be overbearing. If you’re looking for a slightly more assertive pairing, try a Belgian-style Saison such as Pretty Things (Cambridge, Mass.) Jack D’or – its peppery yeast character and bright lemony notes will help provide contrast and cut through the fattiness and richness of many dishes. When dessert rolls around, there may be another kneejerk reaction to reach for a fall seasonal beer. As appealing as drinking and eating pumpkin at the same time may be, try to resist those urges. For the classic pumpkin pie, check out a nice porter or stout such as the Smuttynose (Portsmouth, N.H.) Robust Porter or Great Divide’s (Denver, Colo.) Yeti Imperial Stout. The rich roastiness and slightly bitter chocolate, coffeeish notes will help to contrast the sweetness in your dessert. These types of dark beers also naturally pair well with chocolatey desserts and pecan pie. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, a traditional Belgian Framboise (raspberry) or Kriek (cherry) can contrast the intensity and sweetness of a dense chocolate dessert with its bright fruit notes and tartness. Reach for one of the unsweetened versions made by brewers such as Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen or Boon if available. Wherever you find yourself this holiday season, be safe, be thankful and savor the moments with your friends and family, reminisce about old times and create new memories while enjoying a good brew. Cheers!
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‘Allen Gregory’ disappoints
By Hima Mamillapalli Staff Writer
1.NBC Sunday Night Football (NBC) - 13.3 2. Home Depot Prime CLG FTBL (CBS) - 11.5 3. NCIS (CBS) - 12.2 4. Sunday Night NFL PreKick (NBC) - 10.3 5. Dancing with the Stars (ABC) - 10.6 6. THe Big Bang Theory (CBS) - 9.4 7. THe OT (FOX) - 9.1 8. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 9.7 9. Dancing with the Stars Results (ABC) - 10.3 10. Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 8.5
has Gus at gunpoint. Shawn tries to intervene, but fails. The general manager’s motive was to gain more money by killing one of his players. Luckily, Shawn’s dad tackles him at the last minute as he tries to run away.
If you have been on Facebook or another social media website over the past few weeks, you may have tuned into a video of Sophia Grace Browlee and Rosie Grace McClelland. In the popular Youtube video, Brownlee sings Nicki Minaj’s hit song “Super Bass” while McClelland plays her hype girl. The two European cousins have since become global sensations. Various talk shows including “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” hosted by comedian Ellen DeGeneres, have invited them for guest appearances. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” originally aired in 2003 and incorporates comedy and celebrity guests while providing non-celebrities with their fifteen minutes of fame. The show has won over 32 Daytime Emmy Awards and is one of the most widely viewed daytime talk shows. If you have not yet seen Brownlee’s and McClelland’s guest appearances on the show, then you are in for a treat. The audience adored the cousins so much that DeGeneres invited them for a second appearance on her show. Aside from “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” there are numerous other daytime talk shows with a wide range of audiences. “The View” premiered in 1997 and consists of a roundtable of some very influential and sassy women celebrities who share their opinions on current events. Created by Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie, “The View” has become a huge success in the United States, inspiring many international adaptations of the show. The show currently stars Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd, Elizabeth Hasselback, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar. Previous talk shows include Meredith Vieira, Lisa Ling and Star Jones. “The Tyra Show” is another daytime talk show created and hosted by model and actress Tyra Banks. Banks’ show ran on TV for over five years and even though it was never as popular as some other daytime sitcoms, it was recognized by the National Academy of Television and Arts as a show worthy of the Daytime Emmy Awards. Before “The Tyra Show” came “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that went on to dominate daytime TV for over two decades. Hosted by producer and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” consisted of a wide range of topics from celebrity interviews to book clubs. Overall, Winfrey’s show is considered by many critics to be a spiritually uplifting experience that came to an end in 2011 with the “highest-rated talk show in the history of American television” title under its belt. “The Oprah Winfrey Show” consists of over twenty-five seasons filled with memories that viewers will remember for a very long time (such as Tom Cruise’s couch-incident in which he declared his love to Katie Holmes). Though most daytime talk shows seem to feature female hosts targeted for female viewers, there are a few male hosts. For example, Dr. Phil and Regis Kelly host the series “Dr. Phil” and “Live with Regis and Kelly.”
Ratings from TVbytheNumbers.com Week ending Nov. 8
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Principal Gottlieb tries to stop Allen Gregory from using the PA system. Jonah Hill’s new animated sitcom fails to meet the standards set by classic Fox animated sitcoms “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy.”
By Joe O’Leary Senior Staff Writer
1. Chargers/Chiefs (ESPN) - 12,032 2. Walking Dead (AMC) - 6,294 3. John Sandford’s Certain Prey (USA) - 5,125 4. NASCAR Sprint Cup (ESPN) 4,726 5. WWE Entertainment (USA) 4,605 6. Good Luck Charlie (DSNY) 4,555 7. Jessie (DSNY) - 4,447 8. WWE Entertainment (USA) 4,369 9. Hell on Wheels (AMC) - 4,362 10. NCIS (USA) - 4,261 Numbers from TVbytheNumbers.com Week ending Nov. 8 (Numbers of viewers x 1000)
What I’m watching “Californication”
Showtime Showtime OnDemand This weekend I went on an adventure through drugs, alcohol, statutory rape and good old-fashioned self-loathing when watching Season Four of the Showtime hit “Californication.” Centered around the grossly middle aged author Hank Moody, played by David Duchovny, and his exploits with sex, drugs, drinking and general distaste for authority. Though the season ended earlier in the year, it was a good teaser for the upcoming fifth season, slated to start in January of next year. The fourth season is available on-demand through February. Don’t watch this in a mixed crowd, you see more naked people than dressed people. - Nick Rondinone, News Editor
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My first reaction upon hearing about “Allen Gregory” was that of mild enthusiasm. Jonah Hill? He’s a great comedic actor! And he’s getting his own animated sitcom on Fox? Cool. It’s about a 7-yearold genius trying to fit into an average elementary school? That seems a little similar to Stewie from “Family Guy,” but there are a lot of promising directions the show could go with such a concept. There’s no way this could go wrong, right? After watching the first two episodes of the show, sandwiched between animated giants “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” all I can say is I was wrong. Dead wrong. “Allen Gregory” is a lifeless, unenjoyable, cruel piece of crap that has been foisted upon America like a horrible disease, and the only cure would be its immediate cancellation. I’ll start with the positive things about the show. The ani-
mation’s quite nice: the character designs are fairly appealing, though a bit flat. It’s pleasing to the eye, if nothing groundbreaking. Oh, and the opening titles are pretty stylish. Now that I’m done with the positive things, I can tear into this spiteful turd. From the moment the show begins, when Allen Gregory gives a speech at a dinner in his honor, the biggest problem is obvious. In any other show, Allen and his father Richard would be the antagonists. They’re pretentious, rich, obnoxious and holier-than-thou, none of which are qualities befitting of a lead character. It’s almost humorous to think that two of the least likable characters I’ve ever seen in television are supposed to be the good guys. Sure, other media has had pretentious anti-heroes, like most of Wes Anderson’s films, but his characters have more than endearing traits; they learn from their mistakes and are still human beings. Not Allen, and especially not Richard. What’s worse, “Allen
Gregory” lacks jokes. I did not laugh once during either episode I saw. Not once. And I’m a big fan of comedy. The plots revolve around Allen falling in love with his septuagenarian principal. Not only are there no jokes to be found in this plot, it’s simply disturbing to see a 7-year-old infatuated with a 70-year-old to the point of faking a sex tape. You’re probably wondering why I mentioned how bad Richard is if I haven’t touched upon his character yet. Oh, boy. “Allen Gregory” is slightly progressive at first glance, what with Allen having two fathers, but the subplot quickly becomes shocking and disturbing. In what I can only imagine is a “Producers”-esque turn, a move to make something so terrible that it’s supposed to fail and Hill and his friends keep their advances and laugh all the way to the bank, the pilot of “Gregory” includes a heartto-heart between Allen and his second father, Jeremy, about love. Jeremy reveals that once Richard laid eyes on him, he
pursued him in the name of love. Of course, Jeremy was happily heterosexual with a wife and child, and Richard literally ruined his marriage and forced him into a domestic partnership because he just wouldn’t accept “no” for an answer. What���s worse, this is repeated in the second episode; when asked about sex, Jeremy reveals that Richard rapes him nightly. I have no words to describe just how reprehensible this “running joke” is. Thankfully, “Allen Gregory” has been a black hole for Fox in the ratings. The patterns that the data suggest show that people willingly turn off their television sets after “The Simpsons” and before “Allen Gregory,” only to turn to the channel again after it’s over and “Family Guy” starts. With a performance like that, hopefully “Gregory” won’t be on this earth for long. Unfortunately, knowing Fox’s track record, I fully expect it will get six seasons and a movie.
Fake detective knocks one over the fence
By Loumarie Rodriguez Staff Writer This episode of “Psych” definitely did not strike out. Shawn and Gus were on a quest to help a minor league manager, Mel Hornsby (special guest star Danny Glover), who wants to solve the mystery of his hitting coach’s death. The fact that it’s a local minor league team has the quirky duo even more excited to work on this case, which leads to even more hijinks. It would appear this season of Psych has a lot more laughs, especially with the extra amount of quirkiness. In previous seasons, there was always a certain level of seriousness, because the Psych agency wasn’t sure they would have a job. They have finally hit that point, however, where Gus isn’t as hesitant to join the investigation and people are actually coming to them for help. Of course, there is still hassle from Detective Lassiter, because he just can’t stand the fact that they solve all the cases before he does. During the episode we get to hear Glover’s famous “Lethal Weapon” line, “I’m too old for this __,” when Shawn causes an uproar at one of the games. Shawn and Gus are trying to fig-
ure out how the hitting coach died of a drug overdose without a past of drug abuse. This leads to Shawn suspecting his childhood hero, Cal Eason, an ex-member of the major league Texas Rangers. Eason has come to the minor league due to injuries. After Shawn realizes that Eason is jealous of the first base man’s position, he suspects foul play. The episode continues with Shawn’s usual crazy antics when investigating. This time, he seemed even crazier than during past episodes. For example, Shawn pretends to be the new hitting coach, trying to impersonate the cliché baseball coaches many would see in old movies, chewing on a big wad of tobacco – but Shawn substitutes that for gum – and shouting random things at the players up at bat. Despite all the crazy shenanigans, he gets down to business as he investigates another murder, the first base man’s, which takes place right under their noses. Now, Glover’s character is the prime suspect. In the end, Shawn proves that Glover’s character was innocent by dressing up in a mascot costume and snooping into the team’s general manager’s office, where he finds key evidence against him. The epi-
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Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) of USA’s “Psych.” Danny Glover guest starred in the latest episode of season six.
sode can’t be complete without another ridiculous thing happening, which involves a mini chase scene, with Shawn still in the costume, running down the halls of the stadium with a security guard on his tail. The murderer, who turns out to be the team’s general manager,
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Climbing on up to the top
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3rd-semester nursing major Christine Ogonowski participates in a bouldering competition Sunday at the UConn Climbing Center. THe event was hosted by UConn Outdoors and the UConn Adventure Center; both are located on the second floor of the Student Recreation Facility.
Drama in the ‘Homeland’
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Morena Baccarin and Diego Klattenhoff in “Clean Skin,” season one, episode three of Showtime’s drama “Homeland.”
By Sam Marshall Campus Correspondent
Ten years after Sept. 11, America is still dealing with the complications of a new world of terrorism and extremism. In “Homeland” on Showtime, CIA operations officer Carrie Matheson, played by Claire Danes, is working to prevent such attacks from happening again. The series takes a look from the government’s side of this battle. Matheson is suspicious of a prisoner of war named Nicholas Brody, played by Damian Lewis, who has come home after being held captive for eight years. She fears that he has been turned and now works for a notorious terrorist. It’s not often one can find a show that explores cultural boundaries, and contains enough thrilling plot lines to keep viewers hooked. “Homeland” does this to perfection. It makes you second
guess your cultural alignment and makes you wonder if you are as open-minded as you think you are. The show does this intelligently – while it contains some action, it’s not an action series at heart. It’s more a psychological thriller than anything. Lines are blurred, and no definite alliances are shown. At the end of one of the earlier episodes, it is revealed that Brody has started practicing Islam. Perhaps due to cultural bias, at first viewers are led to believe this is catching Brody red-handed. Later episodes develop a doubt in the viewers’ mind. Brody’s back-story is developed in a non-linear manner, usually in the form of flashbacks. This technique works very well for the traumatic events and strong emotions that Brody has faced and with which he is currently dealing. It’s not conventional by any means. Matheson herself suffers from a psychiatric
disorder that she cannot disclose due to her CIA clearance. The relationships that the characters hold are broken and defunct. Deceit, lies and treachery abound. Many different characters are involved. Besides Matheson, it’s impossible to know whom to trust. The show is still developing – some episodes are slow for the sheer fact of introducing and creating storylines. But when the story is moving, it’s hard to take your eyes off of it. It grips you and refuses to let go. If you go into this expecting action, look elsewhere. This is about watching an intricate plot develop before you and not knowing what is going to happen. Showtime has already signed on for a second season, so expect no true conclusions this season. But, to be honest, it’s the type of show you hope never does end.
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LA takes baton as flagship for youth orchestras
In this Oct. 29, 2011 photo, conductor Gustavo Dudamel rehearses the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles at YOLA EXPO Center Chamber Orchestra in Choral Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The YOLA EXPO Center Chamber Orchestra is the third and newest ensemble of YOLA at EXPO.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gustavo Dudamel stands off to the side of an orchestra of T-shirt clad teens as they laboriously rehearse Brahms' "Hungarian Dance No. 5." He's listening, not just with his ears, but also with irrepressible fingers that tap and pluck the air as if he's actually conducting the piece. At the end, he hops on to the conductor's podium and, beaming at his rapt pupils, demonstrates that the difference between playing music and performing it is passion. "Be wild, like the pop music," the 30-year-old music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic exhorts as he pantomimes a spirited sweep of a violin bow as the kids chuckle. "I know, I am always a pain for all the orchestras." Dudamel's ebullient style of conducting, which sends his long dark curls bouncing as he gestures, has made him the rock star of the classical realm. He flits among concert halls on three continents and runs on a schedule that allots time down to 10-minute segments, but reserves an occasional Saturday morning to coach children in a program that brings Beethoven to the barrios. It was the original program in his native Venezuela, known as El Sistema — the System —
that discovered his own musical talent at age 10. With Dudamel at the forefront, Los Angeles has emerged as the national flagship of the U.S. version of the System, El Sistema U.S.A, which in just four years has grown to encompass programs in more than 50 cities. Under the aegis of the Philharmonic, Los Angeles has the biggest Venezuelan-inspired initiative, enrolling some 500 mostly minority children in two neighborhoods where music is more likely to mean hip-hop than Hayden. Next year the Philharmonic is stepping up its commitment by launching a teaching center to train instructors in the distinctive El Sistema method, which provides intensive musical training in a way that enhances children's self-esteem. The initiative, which also includes adding a third neighborhood program somewhere in Los Angeles County in 2013, has now become part of the Philharmonic's mission, said Deborah Borda, president and chief executive of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. "We have an artistic imperative, but we have a social imperative, as well," she said. It is perhaps only fitting that Los Angeles has taken the baton,
since Dudamel is the dynamo behind El Sistema's global expansion and its star graduate. He is also one of more than 400,000 mostly underprivileged children who have received free music lessons in Venezuela. The government-funded National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Venezuela, as the $60 million-ayear program is formally called, has existed for 36 years, but it's only been in the last four years — as Dudamel's profile has risen on the global stage — that it's started to accelerate internationally. El Sistema-style programs have since taken root from Australia to Great Britain as the movement has stirred the social conscience of the stuffy classical world and given a new impetus to a musical genre many see as elitist. "It's sort of given us all new hope that classical music can be relevant and vital again," said Tricia Tunstall, author of the forthcoming book, "Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema and the Transformative Power of Music" to be published by W.W. Norton in January. That is, well, music to the maestro's ears. "My main goal, and it's a big one, is that every child has a chance to get close to music,
as a right, as they have access to food, health, education, they get the chance to have art and culture, especially music," said Dudamel in an interview. The secret of El Sistema's success lies in making music a community experience that's fun, said Eric Booth, a consultant to El Sistema U.S.A. Pupils are taught almost entirely in a group setting with an intensive practice schedule of four to five days a week, as opposed to most Western music instruction, often comprised of individual lessons once a week. About five instructors rove among the orchestra, correcting individual mistakes as the ensemble learns a musical piece as a whole. "Every child must be felt to be considered an asset," Booth said. "It never feels like work. It's pleasurable for them to be working together. It's a palpable feeling." For 13-year-old cellist Jacob Esquivel, playing in an orchestra makes music more meaningful than solo lessons. "I was fascinated to see all the instruments come together," he said. "It makes you excited." The method, which has produced several world-class musicians, has professionals from all over the world studying how to replicate it. El Sistema "can develop indi-
vidual musicians of tremendous virtuosity and at the same time develop music for all these children," Tunstall said. "That's a fantastic thing to pull off and very difficult. Everyone is wondering how they keep that balance." In the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles program, children from two to 17 can enroll to receive free instruments and intensive lessons. They start playing in the orchestra from age six. The program, which has a waiting list of 200 children, is paid for by the Philharmonic and several partner organizations. The Philharmonic does not release the cost of the orchestra program, but spends over $1 million on education a year. The new teaching training program will cost about $1 million, to be shared with the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Violinist Samantha Rosas, 13, who lives in South Los Angeles, said her family could never afford music lessons so she jumped at the chance to join up four years ago. Now music has become such a passion that her parents warn they'll take it away if her grades fall. It works, she said: "If I don't get to go to orchestra, that's really threatening to me." Parents say they never have
to push their kids, even though practice can be a grueling schedule of 11 to 17 hours a week. "They figure out a way to make it fun," said Peter Esquivel, Jacob's father. "It doesn't become work to them." That sense of having a good time is evident in a recent rehearsal with Dudamel, who is music director for Sweden's Gothenburg Symphony and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in addition to his Los Angeles post. Wearing jeans and an old sweater, he wields humor as much as his baton to coax a more animated performance out of the middle-school musicians. According to the changing tempo of the Brahms piece, he acts like a forlorn lover, prancing ballerina, an angry boyfriend, and an elegant ballroom dancer. "It's like to be in the party with different characters," he said, warning the kids his English "is not better." For Dudamel, working with the kids brings back his own youth learning violin in the dusty heat of central-western Venezuela. By the end of the session, the kids played with a lot more verve. "Wow, have been a huge change," Dudamel said. "This is dangerous. I want more."
'Standing on Ceremony' plays poignant and funny NEW YORK (AP) — Overtly political plays tend to be preachy, and getting a dose of nine of them in one sitting doesn't sound like an entertaining proposition. But "Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays" turns those assumptions on their head. This collection of mini progay marriage plays that opened Sunday off-Broadway at the intimate Minetta Lane Theatre was funny and moving and as varied as the different playwrights, which include Paul Rudnick, Neil LaBute and Doug Wright. From a humorous rewriting of the traditional marriage vows for a gay couple to the dramati-
zation of a real-life argument on Facebook to a play about antigay violence to one in which a couple grapples with the new reality of homosexual marriage, the pieces are each smartly written and, since they can only run about 10 minutes, have absolutely no padding. The six actors, who play multiple parts, are Beth Leavel ("The Drowsy Chaperone"), Richard Thomas ("Race") , Craig Bierko ("The Music Man"), Mark Consuelos ("All My Children"), Polly Draper ("thirtysomething") and Harriet Harris ("Thoroughly Modern Millie"). Although they read from binders, all six are fully engaged and work well together.
Stuart Ross directs with effective speed — he has only about 90-intermissionless minutes to include all the works — and keeps mixing tones and subjects to unite the plays into an engaging whole. Nine playwrights have offered works and the lineup is subject to change. One recent preview performance had eight writers represented, including two standout pieces by Rudnick — both making excellent use of Harris' ability to play oddball, slightly crazed women. In one, "The Gay Agenda," Rudnick creates the anti-gay marriage activist, Mary Abigail CarstairsSweetbuckle, who reveals her own bigotry, though insists, "I
don't hate anyone." His other play is "My Husband," in which the pressure many mothers put on their straight children to get marry put on a gay son now that same-sex unions are legal. Wright offers a play based on an actual Facebook argument among those on either side of the pro- and anti- gay marriage divide (including hysterical reproductions of the use of emoticons, such as a "Smiley face" after a nasty post). LaBute's "Strange Fruit" is the most crude and angry of the works, but his story about a love affair torn apart by antgay violence is beautifully realized and deeply honest.
Wendy MacLeod's "This Flight Tonight" about a lesbian couple revealing their insecurities at the airport before flying to Iowa for their wedding, is universal and real. The most haunting play is Moises Kaufman's deeply moving "London Mosquitos," a poignant eulogy from a lover that counter-intuitively explores some of the things lost in the fight for equality. It brought Thomas, who delivered the monologue, and many in the audience, to tears. "We're always gaining things. Small and large victories," Kaufman writes. "But each triumph has a price. We get AIDS medications, but our fighting
spirit ceases to soar. We get to come out of the closet, but we lose the delicious clandestine habits of the past, we get 'marriage' but we lose the rigor of inventing our own unions." The stage is decorated by Sarah Zeitler like a wedding venue, with an elaborate flower display, votive candles and a huge swath of silvery fabric overhead. A portion of all ticket sales to "Standing on Ceremony" will be donated to Freedom to Marry and other organizations promoting marriage equality. While the playwrights and the actors are clearly preaching to the converted, no one is phoning it in.
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Two scores are better than one By Chris Zielinski Fantasy Football Columnist With every team active during Week 10, it was guaranteed to carry some serious playoff implications, and boy, did it deliver. Week 10 provided an array of games, including everything from heated divisional battles, to games determining home field advantage and even some must-win games. Throughout the many games, one theme was consistent for the fantasy world: two scores are better than one. A simple theme, but a crucial one nonetheless, and definitely a theme that vaulted many ecstatic owners to pivotal week 10 victory. The stars were out week 10; hopefully you were lucky enough to have one of these impact players. Tony Romo- Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys: With Sunday’s strong performance, Romo did himself a huge favor, pleasing his owners and brushing off his critics. Although the cowboys only needed Romo for one half, he was near perfect, completing 23 of 26 passes for 270 yards and three scores. More importantly, Romo’s smooth performance allowed the running game to develop. He reestablished himself as the confident leader of the Dallas offense. With a weaker schedule approaching, Romo should build off this week’s performance in the coming weeks. Arian Foster, Running back, Houston Texans: Facing a Tampa Bay defense that has been widely stereotyped as weak against the run, Foster cemented this outlook. Totaling over 180 yards of total offense, Foster carried the ball 17 times for 84 yards and a score. He continued to display his receiving prowess, catching four passes for 102 yards and making one trip to the endzone. Foster has proven to be matchup proof, and the only ceiling on his future production is his health. Own with confidence. Chris Johnson, Running back, Tennessee Titans: Outside of his matchup against the Colts, Johnson’s matchup with the Carolina Panthers was easily his most favorable. Johnson showed flashes of his old style, running for 130 yards on 27 carries, and even more surprisingly, a touchdown. Johnson added four catches for 44 yards on seven targets, which makes him nearly the best option in the Tenn. Passing game. Jokes aside, Johnson’s performance was a good sign for fantasy owners, and although caution should still be used, Johnson seems to have broken out of his early season cocoon and should re-emerge at minimum as fantasy relevant for the remainder of the season. Larry Fitzgerald- Wide receiver, Arizona Cardinals: Fitzgerald delivered an inspired effort against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, finding space against a formidable Philadelphia secondary. Targeted 13 times, Fitzgerald hauled in seven catches for 146 yards and two scores on Sunday. Dwarfed by Calvin Johnson’s monster season and the injured Andre Johnson, Fitzgerald has flown under the radar, but time and time again, he makes plays that few others could make. If Fitzgerald could ever get a legitimate quarterback, his fantasy potential would be scary, but alas, it seems to be wishful thinking for now. Ed Dickson- Tight end, Baltimore Ravens: In their shocking loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Dickson was the lone bright spot on the Ravens’ offense. Hauling in 10 catches for 79 yards and two trips to paydirt, Dickson had Ravens fans ready to forget all about Todd Heap. OK, maybe not yet, but Dickson’s production in the red zone won’t go unnoticed, and he figures to be a key contributor down the stretch for the Ravens as the field shrinks in the colder months. Monday Night Spotlight: Monday night’s game between the Packers and the Vikings promises to be a high scoring affair. Picking a player not named Rodgers, who guarantees to be surgical per usual, the Vikings’ Christian Ponder should throw early and thrown often as the Vikings are almost guaranteed to be playing from behind. A “W” may be hard to come by, but Ponder should post a solid fantasy numbers. Spotlight Prediction: 22-37, 285 yards, three touchdowns, one interception.
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UConn falls to Providence at home By Tyler Morrissey Campus Correspondent
Corinne Buie. Providence netted their second goal of the game off a delayed penalty. After the Friars pulled The UConn women’s hock- their goalie, senior defenseey team lost their fifth straight man Jennifer Friedman scored game on Saturday as they to put Providence ahead for dropped a 2-0 decision to the good. UConn was then outProvidence Friars. Of shot in the third perithose five losses, the od 10-1. Providence Huskies have been held UConn to just shut out four times. nine shots during the This weekend’s loss Senior goalUConn 0 game. now puts UConn at tender Genevieve 1-10-2 overall with Providence 2 Lacasse recorded the a 1-4-0 record in shutout victory for Hockey East play. the Friars. There was no score after In goal for the Huskies, sophothe first period as the Friars more goaltender Nicole Paniccia outshot the Huskies 14-1. had a great game despite taking Things did not improve in the loss. She managed to make the second period for UConn 30 saves on the afternoon and as Providence scored twice. was one of the three stars at the The first goal was a short- end of the game. handed goal from sophomore “Nicole played great for us
and did everything to keep us in the game. We want to limit our opponents to two goals and score at least three, we just can’t find our offense right now,” said head coach Heather Linstad. Paniccia is now 1-6-0 for the Huskies; her lone win of the season was also UConn’s only win against Maine back in October. With Saturday’s loss, UConn remains in 7th place in Hockey East. Next weekend the Huskies will try to find their offense, as they travel to Boston to take on the 5th place Boston University Terriers. BU is coming off 5-2 victory against New Hampshire and is 7-4-1 overall on the season. The puck will drop at 3p.m.
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Jocelyn Slattery and the UConn women's hockey team fell to Providence 2-0. The Huskies couldn't get their offense going in the loss.
Doty happy to be back on the court
By Ryan Tepperman Staff Writer
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Caroline Doty dribbles the ball up the court in her first game since the 2010 season. Doty scored
Freshman newcomers contribute to cause in season opener victory for UConn women from HUSKIES, page 14 All three UConn freshmen scored by the 10:24 mark in the first half, when Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis hit a short jumper off a feed from fellow newcomer Brianna Banks. Mosqeuda-Lewis, who missed the second exhibition game against Pace with a calf strain, finished the game with seven points and seven rebounds, although she missed all seven of her 3-point attempts. Banks, meanwhile, finished with two points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals, and freshman forward Kiah Stokes four points and four rebounds in 12 minutes. “I thought Kiah played really well in the first half, and then in the second half was kind
of just there. I think Brianna Banks [was] kind of similar,” Auriemma said. “And Kaleena is Kaleena. She just didn’t make the shots she’s going to make, but she doesn’t have any problems getting those shots… But all in all I thought they were OK. I don’t think they were anything great, but they were OK.” Holy Cross played without its leading scorer, Emily Parker, who sat out with a knee injury. The 6-foot-2 freshman forward had 17 points and 10 rebounds in the Crusaders’ opening-game loss at Yale. Guards Alex Smith and Brisje Malone and forward Amy Lepley scored eight apiece points yesterday for Holy Cross, which shot 23.2 percent from the floor for the game. Even so, Crusaders coach Bill Gibbons thought there were sev-
eral positives points for his team to take away from the game. “A lot of people think I’m nuts for playing this game, and maybe last year they were right,” said Gibbons, whose team lost 117-37 in the 2010-11 season opener. “I thought we competed … I just told the team in the locker room, ‘We’re a better basketball team at 4:05[p.m.] than we were at 2:05 [p.m.],’ and they all nodded their heads.” The Huskies will return to action Tuesday night against Pacific, before hosting No. 5 Stanford – the team that ended their 90-game winning streak last season – the following Monday.
Stevens will go for her first national title this weekend, Huskies face UNC in semifinals from UCONN, page 14 Stevens credited the effort put forward by Penn State, who jumped out on top early and kept the pressure on the Huskies for 70 minutes. Penn State showed no effects of the unimaginable off-thefield distractions that have plagued the entire campus community over the past week regarding a sexual abuse scandal involving a former coach. “For those players to come and play with that heart and that desire, and to lift eachother up after what is arguably the history of Penn State, they deserve a tremendous amount of credit,” Stevens said. The Huskies will take on the nation’s top overall seed, North Carolina, on Friday in Lousiville. The Tar Heels have looked nothing short
of brilliant in their first two
“Every player on our team except for the freshmen are familiar with North Carolina.”
5-1. They have also been dominant throughout the entire season, posting a 21-1 record and outscoring opponents by a whopping 87-17 margin. UConn took on the Heels last year, falling by a score of 3-1. “We try to schedule the best, and last year we were able to play them,” said Stevens. “Every player on our team except for the freshmen are familiar with North Carolina, and I think that is going to help us in the semifinal.
Nancy Stevens field hockey coach tournament games, rolling over Ohio and Michigan by respective scores of 4-0 and
Meredith Ward, her former AAU teammate with the Rhode Island Breakers. All three times, Buck’s team has come out vicIt’s been over 19 months since torious. redshirt junior Caroline Doty Ward, who started in the suited up for the Huskies, but backcourt for the Crusaders, that didn’t stop coach Geno scored five points and grabbed Auriemma from immediately four boards in 31 minutes. inserting her into the starting Buck, meanwhile, notched a lineup for the No. 4 UConn total of six points, six rebounds women’s basketball team. and a block in 14 minutes off It took her seemingly less the bench, hitting both her field time to hit the floor. goal attempts and free throws. “I don’t know what happened Auriemma said after the game there. It was just kind of weird,” that he hopes Buck’s perforjoked Auriemma after the game. mance serves as a “little bit of “But she’s been all over the a confidence builder” for the floor in practice and was just 6-foot-4 redshirt junior. really anxious to play, and I “The last week or two in practhink that showed up today. tice, we talked to Heather about “It’s good because we’ve got what’re you good at, what’re a lot of players in the backcourt the things that you can add,” who are more scorers than they Auriemma said. Heather Buck are playmakers. And she cer- can’t score in the lane. That’s tainly wants to be just a fact of life. a playmaker, so it’s She struggles in the good for us.” lane. Doty scored her “But she can first bucket with make 15-footers and 11:11 to go in the she can go after the first half – a 3-pointball when it comes er from the left off the rim. So we baseline – marking talked a lot about her first points since just do the things Notebook No. 6, 2010, when you’re good at, and her triple gave the stay away from the Huskies a seven-point lead over things you’re not. Today was Stanford with 1:14 to go in the kind of a perfect example of National Championship. Doty that.” then hit a three on the next possession, part of a 16-0 run that Freshmen get first taste of opened UConn’s lead up to 26 college ball points. UConn’s heralded freshWhen asked what felt bet- men, including guard Brianna ter, her pregame introduction, Banks and forwards Kaleena which drew the loudest ovation Mosqueda-Lewis and Kiah of any player, or hitting that first Stokes, made their collegiate shot, Doty said both. debuts yesterday against Holy “The introductions felt great,” Cross, and it didn’t take long she said after the game. “Just before all three players scored to be back out on the floor and – 8 minutes and 49 seconds to have our fans be there and sup- be exact. porting us, it just felt great. And “I think they did great the way then after that first shot – it just they came out,” Doty said after felt great to be back out there.” the game Pressuring the ball, Doty finished the game with Kaleena getting huge rebounds, nine points, five rebounds and Kiah getting the and-one. … three assists in 22 minutes to With experience, game after help lead the team to a 77-37 game, they’ll get better, will opening-game win. keep learning and hopefully After the game, Holy Cross progressing.” coach Bill Gibbons said he Mosqueda-Lewis, Banks didn’t think the Huskies were as and Stokes, who were ranked good as they were last year with ESPNU’s No. 1, No. 24 and No. all-time leading scorer Maya 42 incoming recruits according Moore, but that having Doty to ESPNU, combined for 13 back could help fill some of the points, 13 rebounds and four void she left. steals in 53 minutes of play “[Maya Moore] was just a off the bench. Auriemma said such a steady influence when all three freshmen played just they needed a play,” Gibbons “OK,” but overall was satisfied said. “I think Doty, when she with their performances. gets healthy, can do that for “We talked to them a lot about them and will give them that being productive on the court, swagger that Maya had.” that every time you’re on the court you’re involved in the Buck and Ward united possession, you’re doing someagain thing,” Auriemma said. Yesterday’s game marked the third time UConn junior Heather Buck has squared off against Holy Cross senior Ryan.Tepperman@UConn.edu
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Olander said. “Tyler was our anchor for the whole first half then got tired... Everyone else was awful,” UConn men’s basketball coach Calhoun said. Alex Oriakhi and Andre Jim Calhoun stressed throughout the preseason that Tyler Olander Drummond had forgettable perwas the Huskies’ best big man. formances. Oriakhi was 1-for-6 In UConn’s 70-57 win on Banner from the field and finished with two points, five Night at Gampel rebounds and three Pavilion, the sophoblocks. Drummond, more proved it. playing in his first Olander scored collegiate game, seven points, missed the only shot grabbed eight he took. In 12 minrebounds and four utes, Drummond blocks in 36 minhad four rebounds, utes. Olander was three fouls and two the lone bright spot Notebook assists. for the Huskies’ “I think the frontfrontcourt, accordcourt will be very good,” Calhoun ing to Calhoun. “We don’t have anyone in the said. “They were bad tonight.” “I know Andre is going to front court that can play or is ready to play other than Tyler,” respond real well... [Alex] didn’t have the game he’s capable of Calhoun said. Calhoun has also praised by any means,” Olander said. Olander averaged a mere 9.6 Olander for being a student of minutes per game as a freshman the game throughout the fall. “I guess I know the game, although he started 21 games, I’ve played a lot of positions,” won’t have as short of a leash
this season. Olander believes he’ll be kept in the game as long as he plays hard and continues to do the dirty work. The sophomore forward showed off his offensive repertoire with a tip-slam in the first half and a mid-range jumper in the second. “He’s playing with a lot more confidence, he knocked down the jumper, he’s blocking shots,” said Jeremy Lamb, who had a game-high 30 points. “He’s a great big man for us and has really been stepping up.” Off the Rim The banner ceremony didn’t go off without a hitch. Jonathan the Husky, the UConn mascot, had trouble unveiling the banner and needed to lift a child up to grab the string and uncover the school’s third NCAA national championship banner. Due to technical difficulties, the video board did not work for most of the first half. The new introduction video for the team was played for the crowd
Giants fall to 49ers on road SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eli Manning lofted a pass to Mario Manningham as he was running toward the end zone. The wide receiver reached out for the ball just beyond his grasp, and the potential tying touchdown slipped through his fingertips. Just like the rest of the day for the Giants: incomplete. Moments after Manning and Manningham couldn't connect for the score, Justin Smith batted down a pass near the end zone in the closing seconds to seal New York's 27-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. "It's one of those you're going to look at film and hate yourself for it," said Manning, who threw two touchdown passes and two interceptions. "He was so open." Manning and the Giants came up short in this attempt at another fourth-quarter comeback.
With his team trailing, Manning completed a pair of long fourth-down passes and got the Giants in scoring position with 1:53 remaining. Unlike last week's rally by New York (6-3) at New England, Smith thwarted the final chance with a leaping right-handed smack of the ball on fourth-and-2 from the 10. "Too little. Too late. Not enough. Whatever you want to describe it as," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "They're a good team. They're a solid team. They don't give you much." The 49ers (8-1) won without relying on star running back Frank Gore, whose franchiserecord streak of five straight games with 100 yards rushing ended with a knee injury and his first career game with zero yards. San Francisco had 77 yards rushing. Jim Harbaugh's NFC West-
leading Niners rolled off their seventh straight victory to extend their best start since 1997, and matched the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers for the most wins in the NFL. "You're as good as your record, and you're as good as your last game," 49ers quarterback Alex Smith said. "And we beat a really good football team." The first half featured seven possessions, five field goals and no punts. A sizzling half for the kickers — with San Francisco leading 9-6 — turned into an offensive shootout late. Vernon Davis leaped from the 4-yard line over safety Kenny Phillips into the end zone to complete a 31-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter that put the 49ers ahead 20-13 after a 2-point conversion.
at halftime. House disc jockey Joey Franchize was at Gampel Pavilion and will be present at the home basketball games. Brendan Allen had one rebound, one turnover and a personal foul in four minutes. Enosch Wolf, Ben Stewart and Kyle Bailey entered the game with less than a minute to play. DeAndre Daniels had two points in his regular season Husky debut. Calhoun said he doesn’t know when Niels Giffey will return from injury. “You have to ask Niels,” Calhoun said. “He said his ankle’s sore.” Calhoun also hasn’t heard anything from the NCAA regarding the status of Ryan Boatright. No. 4 UConn plays Wagner tonight in Storrs at 7:30 p.m. The Seahawks, of the Northeast Conference, won 73-57 at Princeton Saturday to improve to 1-0.
Flacco completed 29 of 52 passes for 255 yards and a touchdown, but the Ravens couldn't overcome three turnovers, two missed field goals and a big day from Seattle's Marshawn Lynch in the Seahawks' 22-17 win on Sunday. A week after staking claim to the lead of the AFC North with a thrilling last-minute win at Pittsburgh, the Ravens lost in the Pacific Northwest in an alltoo-similar fashion this season. After routing Pittsburgh in their opener, the Ravens (6-3) were dominated in a loss at Tennessee. Just a few weeks ago, after an impressive win over AFC Southleading Houston, the Ravens were beaten by Jacksonville.
from CAUGHT, page 14 The Red Storm beat Georgetown 2-1, West Virgina 2-0, Villanova 2-0 and now UConn 1-0 in overtime to win the Big East championship. To win the game, Bennet stole the ball from UConn sophomore Big East Defender of the Year Andrew Jean-Baptiste before beating UConn freshman Big East Goalkeeper of the Year Andre Blake to end the game and tournament. “I just took my chances,” Bennett said. “Thankfully I scored.” Throughout the game, the defense in particular stood out for St. John’s. “I owe everything to them,” said redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Alex Naples. “Enough can’t be said. They listen to my communication. They deserve everything that’s given to them.”
Andrew Hanselman. “Being accepted to Penn State felt like a family, and Joe Paterno was the father,” Hanselman said. Here at UConn, we love Jim Calhoun. But none of us, at least not those in the general student body, would ever revere him as the “father” of our university. As much as we love him and his team, the brash Braintree, Mass. native is a far cry from the soft-spoken, gentle Paterno. “Not a dime back” is a far cry from donating over $4 million to the university library, spiritual center and sports museum. A three-game suspension for recruiting violations is a far cry from the man with the inconspicuously clean record. We love Jim Calhoun. We love his team. But he is not the leader of our university in the same way Joe Paterno led Penn State. We have Geno, Ray Reid and now Susan Herbst, all of whom are integral parts of our
athletic programs and university’s identity. At Penn State, they had one man – Joe Paterno. For 61 years, 46 as the head coach, Paterno molded that university in every way imaginable. Far beyond the boundaries of the football field, he shaped the values and virtues of the institution, and was the moral compass it followed. He was the definition of “success with honor.” Until Nov. 5, 2011. On that day, the face of a football team, the face of a university and the face of doing things “the right way,” all came into question. And four days later, on Wednesday Nov. 9, those questions were answered, and Joe Paterno was “no longer the head football coach – effective immediately.” On that day, 409 wins, 37 bowl games, 3 conference titles, two national titles and, most importantly, decades of guidance, came crashing down and exploded into a cloud of disbelief that continues to float through Happy Valley, which is somewhat of
St. John’s senior defender Connor Lade, a Convent Station, N.J., native, was thrilled to win the Big East championship at the Red Bull Arena in his home state.
“Unless the NCAA does something really stupid, we're in great position.” Ray Reid men's soccer coach When asked when the team will refocus for the NCAA tournament, St. John’s coach Dave Masur responded by saying, “we’re refocused now.” His play-
ers smiled next to him. Looking forward Despite their heartbreaking 1-0 loss in overtime to No. 21 St. John’s, the No. 5 UConn men’s soccer team is keeping their heads up. They’re looking forward to Thursday, the start of the NCAA tournament. “This is about the NCAA tournament,” Reid said. “We can’t waste time crying over spilt milk.” With the current No. 5 ranking and the No. 3 RPI ranking, the Huskies should expect a bye in the upcoming tournament despite the loss. Playing at home through the quarterfinals is possible but unlikely after the loss. “Unless the NCAA does something really stupid, we’re in great position,” Reid said.
Calhoun not pleased with Huskies effort on the defensive boards from IN LIKE, page 14
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Shabazz Napier and UConn take on Wagner tonight at Gampel Pavilion.
Stypulkoski: Penn State's virtues will live on after the tragedy
from PUTTING, page 14
Tyler Olander had seven points in the season opener against Columbia Friday night. Olander, seen here against C.W. Post in exhibition play, will be key inside for UConn.
Huskies hope to get bye in the NCAA tournament, Reid is confident team is in good position
Ravens lose to Seahawks SEATTLE (AP) — Joe Flacco needed one more possession to try to rally the Baltimore Ravens with another memorable comeback. The Ravens' defense couldn't give Flacco that chance. And for the third time this season, Baltimore was left explaining another flop against a losing team. "Despite everything that happened early, late we still had an opportunity to come back and win the game and we didn't get it done," Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs said. "I take a lot of responsibility, me, myself and the rest of the defense. ... I'm just disgusted to lose like this."
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a misnomer these days. If you watched the first three-plus quarters of the Nittany Lions’ football game this past Saturday, you saw a community in shock. The town, the tailgates and the crowd were all unusually subdued for the majority of the afternoon on Saturday, and it was evident that something was missing. Penn State had lost more than its football coach; it had lost its voice, its heart and its soul. It wasn’t until the Nittany Lions rallied to cut Nebraska’s 17-point lead to a field goal with six minutes left in the third quarter that the crowd finally came to life. And when it became apparent in the waning seconds of the game during stalling Penn State drive that their comeback efforts would fall just short, the crowd again became quiet as its few minutes of solace and reprieve came to an end. But throughout the game, one part of the 107,000-person crowd – the student section – was more animated,
enthusiastic and impassioned than any I’ve ever seen during a college sporting event. One day after they held a candlelight vigil for the victims of Jerry Sandusky’s alleged crimes, the Penn State students filed into Beaver Stadium to support their school. And after the final whistle, it was the students that gave their classmates on the field a standing ovation, and continued into a chorus of, “We are Penn State.” And with those cheers, it seemed that even though the past of a proud university had been tarnished, the students were making a promise – to themselves, to their university, and to their coach – that the values and virtues that Paterno had extolled for the past 46 years could not be wiped away by one tragic failing. Their father is gone, but for the Penn State family, his teachings endure.
rebounds in two games. I don’t think that’s very good.” C.W. Post had 24 offensive rebounds in UConn’s last exhibition game. Napier said that the big men will improve and that the team as a whole must get better at rebounding. “Games like that tend to happen to players sometimes,” Napier said. Alex Oriakhi had two points and Andre Drummond went scoreless in his debut. Tyler Olander was the bright spot in the frontcourt with seven points and eight boards. Although the tone after the game was comparable to a loss, the Huskies were in control of the game for almost all 40 minutes. It was a 12-point game with 3 minutes left following a Chris Crockett three-pointer. After a Cisco dunk, the lead was cut
to 10 and the Lions got the ball back with less than 2 minutes to go. But Oriakhi blocked a shot, which led to a Smith score on a lay up. Columbia cut it to nine points with 44.6 seconds left, but the game was in hand. With three minutes left in the first half, Napier found Smith for an alley-oop dunk. After a Columbia turnover, Lamb knocked down a 3-pointer to push the lead back to 15. At halftime, the score was 37-22 in favor of the Huskies. “I thought it was a very competitive game for us,” said Lions’ coach Kyle Smith. “We dug in there and gave them a little threat there in the second half. It was a neat experience for our guys to get to play against the defending national champ.”
McDonough: UConn's student section shirt should be better from TOO GOOD, page 14 Although it is easier for us to earn national championship banners then actually unveil them, Friday night was a special evening, and the fans came ready to play. It was the season opener, but I was still impressed with the crowd. The student section was electric for a game against an Ivy League opponent. In my four years at UConn, I’ve never seen such anticipation for an opener or the emotion during every play. The students didn’t even need the scoreboard to work in order for the new introduction video to pump them up. When the video worked at halftime, the crowd was still making noise. Shabazz Napier said the stu-
dent section was great in honoring the defending national champs before the game and cheering them on during the contest. “The crowd was terrific today,” Napier said. “That’s what we all need.” He wants the crowd to be that loud all season to help carry the team with their chants and cheers. It’s too bad they’ll have to spend 75 bucks on a jersey at the Co-Op to do it.
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The Daily Question UConn freshman, men’s or women’s, played the best basQ : Which ketball this weekend? she had some big shots and had some major heads-up A : “Kaleena, plays.” –Rachel Weiss, Photographer.
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Home: Rentschler Field, East Hartford Nov. 19 Louisville TBA
Nov. 26 Rutgers TBA
UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun on his team.
Home: Gampel Pavilion, XL Center Nov. 14 Wagner 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17 Maine 7 p.m.
Nov. 20 Coppin St. 1 p.m.
Nov. 24 UNC Asheville 7 p.m.
Brady, Patriots beat Jets 37-16
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Men’s Basketball (1-0) Nov. 25, 26 Battle For Atlantis, TBA
Women’s Basketball (1-0) Home: Gampel Pavilion, XL Center Nov. 15 Pacific 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 25 Nov. 21 Fairleigh Stanford Dickenson 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m
Nov. 26 Nov. 27 Buffalo Dayton 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer (17-3-2) NCAA Tournament TBA
Field Hockey (19-2) NCAA Final Four North Carolina Saturday 2 p.m. Louisville, Ky.
Men’s Ice Hockey (3-4-2) Nov. 16 Sacred Heart 7:05 p.m.
Nov. 19 Yale 7 p.m.
Nov. 25 Nov. 26 Air Force Air Force 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m.
Dec. 2 RIT 7:05 p.m.
Women’s Ice Hockey (1-10-2) Nov. 19 BU 3 p.m.
Nov. 20 Vermont 2 p.m.
Nov. 25, 26 Nutmeg Classic 4 & 7 p.m.
Dec. 3 Vermont 2 p.m.
Men’s Swimming & Diving Nov. 18, 19, 20 Pitt Invite All Day
Women’s Swimming & Diving Nov. 18, 19, 20 Pitt Invite All Day
Volleyball (14-15) TBA Big East Tournament TBA
Men’s Cross Country Nov. 21 NCAA Champs. TBA
Women’s Cross Country Nov. 21 NCAA Champs. TBA
Jeremy Lamb posterizes Mark Cisco during UConn’s 70-57 win over Columbia on Friday night at Gampel Pavilion. Lamb’s dunk over Cisco was featured on Sportscenter.
THE Storrs Side Field hockey team makes Final Four, women’s team starts with win By Aaron Kasmanoff-Dick Campus Correspondent Women’s Basketball: The No. 4 UConn Women’s Basketball team defeated Holy Cross 77-37 on Sunday afternoon in front of a packed crowd. Bria Hartley had 17 points and Tiffany Hayes had 16 in the rout. The student section had the Holy Cross coach shouting in frustration, after jeers of “box out,” “triangle” and “ppposite” rung out every time Holy Cross stepped up to the line. By the end of the game, Holy Cross’ Brisje Malone was laughing along with the students. The Crusaders put up a good fight in the second half after being outscored by the Huskies 32-6 in the first half, and only hitting 18 percent of field goals in the first twenty minutes of the game. Redshirt junior Caroline Doty missed her first shot of the game, but stepped up with back-to-back three pointers, reminding the crowd that the oft-injured Doty is a force to be reckoned with
on the hardwood. The Daily Campus’ own Tyler Morissey had two shots to be proud of as well, making his lay-up and foul shot in a shooting contest during a timeout. Field Hockey: The No. 5 UConn Women’s Field Hockey team took down Penn State in a 3-2 victory in the quarterfinals of the 2011 NCAA tournament, at the Sherman Turf. The 19-2 Huskies will take on No.1 North Carolina in the semi-finals in Louisville, Ky., on Friday. Senior Justine Angelini, Big East Defensive Player of the year, netted two goals on the night, while teammate Cara Silverman scored the third, her third game-winning goal of the season. At 22-1 on the season, UNC will be a tough game for the Huskies, who advanced to 28-20 all time in NCAA tournament play.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New England Patriots are right where they always expect to be: in first place in the AFC East. And, the New York Jets are looking up at them — as usual. Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes, including two to Rob Gronkowski, and the Patriots took control of the division with a convincing 37-16 victory Sunday night. After the Jets got within a score at 23-16 early in the fourth quarter, Brady coolly led the Patriots (6-3) down the field on an 84-yard drive that was capped by an 8-yard touchdown catch by Deion Branch. New England linebacker Rob Ninkovich then sealed the victory — which snapped a two-game skid — on the Jets’ next possession with a 12-yard interception return for a touchdown midway through the final quarter. The game was a showdown for the top spot in the division, but it was no contest as the Patriots took over sole possession by snapping the Jets’ three-game winning streak and sweeping the regular-season series. Buffalo entered the day tied with New England and New York, but the Bills were blown out by the Dallas Cowboys 44-7 earlier in the day. It was also the first home loss for the Jets (5-4) after opening 4-0, but they can’t dwell on it because they play again at Denver on Thursday night. Jets coach Rex Ryan insisted his team was greatly improved since a 30-21 loss at New England on Oct. 9 and declared it a must-win if New York wanted to get some home playoff games. Turns out, the Jets still have plenty of work to do if they expect to dethrone the Patriots. New England was coming off consecutive losses to Pittsburgh and the Giants, but said there was no concern in its locker room. It certainly showed as the Patriots avoided their first three-game losing streak since 2002. Brady finished 26 of 39 for 329 yards, the 40th time he reached the 300-yard mark in a regular-season game, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Joe Montana for eighth on the NFL’s list. He also joined New Orleans’ Drew Brees as the only players to throw for 3,000 yards in their team’s first nine games. Brees also accomplished the feat this season. Gronkowski finished with eight catches for 113 yards and the two scores, and Stephen Gostkowski kicked three field goals. Andre Carter had 4½ sacks as the Patriots’ defense — ranked last in the league coming in — harassed Mark Sanchez all night.
THE Pro Side Eagles lose again, Pacquiao beats Marquez in decision By Darryl Blain Campus Correspondent Game of the Week: Saints at Falcons The Saints and the Falcons came into this week with only six combined losses and didn’t disappoint fans with this overtime contest. Quarterbacks Matt Ryan and Drew Brees threw for a combined 676 yards and four touchdowns and the two teams combined for 49 points. In the end, the game came down to a very questionable call by Falcons’ coach Mike Smith to go for it on fourth down deep in their own territory on a fourth and about half a yard. Needless to say, Michael Turner was stuffed at the line of scrimmage. The Saints went on to win the game on a 26-yard chip shot field goal by John Kasay. Big Letdown: The Eagles drop another one in the final quarter While playing the less-thanimpressive Arizona Cardinals and being 14-point favorites, the Eagles once again dropped a must-win match in the final quarter. To add
insult to injury, Arizona was playing its little-known and unproven backup quarterback John Skelton. Michael Vick only threw for 128 yards and threw two picks with a 47.1 completion percentage. Skelton threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns against what everyone perceived to be a very impressive defense before the season began. Now 3-6, the Eagles’ playoff chances are all but gone. Wish We Were There: Manny Pacquiao tops Juan Marquez The decision surely was controversial, but Pacquiao came out on top in front of a sold-out crowd of 16,368 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Marquez and his ringside assistants were visibly upset and stormed out of the ring. Some say the decision in favor of Pacquiao was to preserve the hype for the anticipated fight against Floyd Mayweather, but it’s all speculation at this point. The date for that fight is still not finalized.
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P.13: Pats blow out Jets to move into first place. / P.12: Olander comes up big for UConn. / P.11: Women’s hockey loses against Providence.
Too good for our shirts
Colin McDonough Notre Dame football is a storied program. They have been a mediocre team recently, but the Fighting Irish have 11 national championships and, more importantly, a great student section T-shirt. Notre Dame’s students can buy their student section T-shirt online or at the campus bookstore. And it is a shirt to be proud of. Every year it is a different design and color, with a catchy slogan and something honoring the history of Notre Dame football. Even though Notre Dame students in the last four years have seen less BCS appearances than UConn, their student section has looked good watching our Huskies celebrating in front of them. I was never a fan of the Dog Pound shirts and don’t like the football shirts this year. The Jim and Geno shirts from the last two years were all right, but this year’s are a poor effort. Our men’s basketball team won its third national championship last season, and the shirts that students get makes them look like Quinnipiac students. I understand that UConn fans wear jerseys as much as Steeler fans, and the section looks cool with the different jerseys from past years, as well as jerseys of UConn alumni in the NBA. But students may wear those because the Traveler’s student section shirts are pathetic. The front of them looks like a practice T-shirt, which I guess is cool to wear to the gym. But then they have the all-important UConn Country patch on the sleeve. At first I thought it was the national championship logo. But I was sadly mistaken. On an unrelated note, the UConn Country mantra is a stupid idea to begin with. What else would Connecticut be? Yale Country? It’s dumb. Secondly, can the shirt honor our third national title, or give a sense of our rising tradition like the First Night shirts did? If you win the lottery, you should not only be rewarded with tickets, but a shirt that makes you proud of the programs for which you are cheering.
» MCDONOUGH, page 12
Putting Penn St. into perspective
By Matt Stypulkoski Featured Columnist Imagine this: the story reads, “Longtime UConn basketball associate head coach indicted on sexual assault charges, head coach Jim Calhoun knew, failed to act; gets fired.” Seems like a comparable situation to that of Penn State, a UConn-centered analogy for the scandal – right? Wrong. Penn State loves its football. UConn loves its basketball. Penn State loves Joe Paterno. UConn loves Jim Calhoun. Penn State University is Joe Paterno. UConn is not Jim Calhoun. As hard as you may try to make an analogy for the Penn State situation with other schools and their athletics programs, that just simply isn’t possible. No school revolved around one man, one idol, as much as Penn State revolved around Joe Paterno. Joe Paterno was more than a football coach. He was the father – and eventually the grandfather – of an entire university. Don’t believe me? Find a copy of this past Thursday’s Daily Collegian, the Penn State student newspaper. On the front page is a story, and in it is a quote by senior
» STYPULKOSKI, page 12
Monday, November 14, 2011
UConn to face North Carolina in Final Four
By Peter Logue Staff Writer
UConn is heading back to the Final Four. This time, however, Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma have nothing to do with it. The No. 4 ranked field hockey team locked up their slot in the 2011 NCAA Semifinals next weekend in Louisville, Ky., when they survived a physical battle against Penn State, 3-2. “Everyone is exhilarated,” said head coach Nancy Stevens, who is leading her team to its 10th Final Four appearance. “Every
college athlete works their entire career for the opportunity to go to the Final Four,” Stevens said. UConn was one of four teams in the country to host the first two rounds of the national tournament, a huge advantage that the Huskies earned by posting a 17-2 record during the regular season. Stevens pointed out that of the last four times her team has reached the Final Four, it has hosted the first two rounds. Before the Huskies faced Penn State in the national quarterfinals, they first had to take care of Princeton on Saturday. On Sunday, senior Big East
Defensive Player of the Year Jestine Angelini netted a pair of goals, and fellow senior Cara Silverman added another to lead the focused Huskies into the final four, despite trailing 1-0 at the half. “We have six seniors on the field and I thought the senior leadership made the difference,” said Stevens. “We were down at the half but we were comfortable and confident and kept attacking … We didn’t have to say much to the kids [during halftime]. We really stepped up in the second half.”
» STEVENS, page 11
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The UConn field hockey team is heading to the Final Four where they’ll face No. 1 UNC.
CAUGHT UP IN THE STORM
UConn loses 1-0 to resilient Red Storm, NCAA tournament up next
By Greg Keiser Staff Writer
After 97 minutes of relatively sloppy play, St. John’s junior midfielder Jack Bennett finally broke through and scored the first and only goal of the game. More than anything else, No. 21 St. John’s was able to outlast No. 5 UConn, with the Huskies’ defense flinching before the Red Storm’s did. “Congratulations to St. John’s,” said UConn Coach Ray Reid. “It’s tough to play two games in three days. They were resilient.” “Championship games have a way of surprising you,” said St. John’s coach Dave Masur. “I’m really proud of the guys.” Notebook
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Physical play, sloppy field As most Big East games are, the matchup was a physical battle. Early on, it looked as if it could get out of hand. In the 23rd minute, St. John’s senior forward Walter Hines ripped off UConn senior defender Nickardo Blake’s jersey while they battled for the ball. Play remained somewhat tame after that, but at the time, it appeared to be a sign of things to come. The field was noticeably sloppy. There were many divots and much of the grass was covered in mud. It played a factor, as players slipped many times throughout the game. “The pitch was a little shaky, but both teams had to deal with it,” said UConn senior forward Tony Cascio.
Tony Cascio battles for a ball in the Huskies’ 1-0 loss to St. John’s in the Big East tournament championship at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. Cascio and UConn will have to wait and see where they’ll play in the NCAA tournament.
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In like Lions, beaten by Lamb By Colin McDonough Associate Sports Editor
Shabazz Napier was the only other Husky in double figures, scoring 21 points, along with eight assists and six rebounds. Although There were difficulties with the the win moved the Huskies to 1-0, video board and unveiling the 2011 coach Jim Calhoun was not happy national championship banner. after the game. But the No. 4 UConn “We’re not the No. men’s basketball team 4 team in the counhad no trouble beating try, not even near it,” Columbia in its season Calhoun said. opener Friday night The players know 70 that will have to at Gampel Pavilion in UConn front of a sell-out crowd. Columbia 57 improve as well. Jeremy Lamb led “We got the win out with 30 points, includthere, but we were kind ing a highlight-reel, posterizing of sluggish,” said Roscoe Smith, slam in the second half over Mark who had eight points. “We kind Cisco. of let Columbia outplay us. We “It was a little tough, they played just let Columbia outwork us. … me well,” Lamb said. “They were Columbia’s a great team.” real physical with me. … I can’t The Lions were outrebounded say it came easy.” by UConn 43-41, but they doubled
up the Huskies on the offensive glass. Columbia pulled down 20 offensive rebounds to UConn’s 10. “I thought we’d be a dominating rebounding team,” Calhoun said. “We’re awful.” Calhoun said that his team was outworked and outplayed. He also said he would change his practice schedule to work on more rebounding drills. “They’re just allowing themselves to be boxed out. I told them we should cancel weight training for the rest of the year because it’s not doing us any good,” Calhoun said. “If we get boxed, we stay boxed. And that’s unusual. Everybody’s been telling them we have a good frontcourt. Really? We’ve just given up 42 offensive
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Jeremy Lamb dribbles up the court in UConn’s 70-57 win over Columbia on Friday.
Huskies beat Holy Cross 77-37 in opener By Ryan Tepperman Staff Writer
The Crusaders won two of the first three games of the all-time series between UConn and Holy Cross. The last 19, however, have gone to the Huskies. That trend didn’t change yesterday afternoon, when the No. 4 UConn women’s basketball team (1-0) toppled Holy Cross
(0-2) 77-37 in its season opener at Gampel Pavilion. “Coach [Geno Auriemma] was very happy with how we played, and how we were able to get shots and doing what we had to do,” said redshirt junior Caroline Doty, who started and played in her first game since the 2009-10 National Championship win over Stanford. “It felt really good, especially out there in the huddle. We’d be smiling at each
other, and just knowing we’re having a good time, knowing we’re doing the right things.” Doty scored nine points on three 3-pointers, while also tallying five rebounds and three assists. Her back-to-back 3-pointers midway through the first half helped spark a 16-0 UConn run, which opened the lead up to 32-6 en route to a 38-17 advantage at intermission.
“I thought she was great. She did a lot of great things, a lot of the things I thought she would do,” said coach Geno Auriemma. “You can see the experience that she’s had pay off. I thought she stayed within herself for the most part and made the plays that I expected her to make.” Sophomore point guard Bria Hartley led the Huskies with 17 points and six assists, but
had five of UConn’s 15 turnovers. Senior Tiffany Hayes had 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists, sophomore center Stefanie Dolson notched 12 points on 6-of-6 shooting and junior reserve Heather Buck notched six points, six rebounds and a block in 14 minutes of action.
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