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BITTEN UP IN BOSTON Women’s hockey falls to conference foe Terriers.

SPORTS/ page 12 EDITORIAL: CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION IMPEDES STUDENT EXPERIENCE A balance must be struck between aesthetics and the student experience. COMMENTARY/page 4 INSIDE NEWS: Sober Express: Take me home tonight Organization offers cheap, sober rides home for students on weekends. NEWS/page 2

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University says coach was aware of sex assault complaint Thursday, November 7, 2013

STORRS (AP) — Former Connecticut football coach Paul Pasqualoni said Wednesday he was never told that one of his players had been accused of sexually assaulting a woman on campus. UConn’s police chief disputes that assertion. Rosemary Richi, a junior, says she was raped by a football player in September 2011, and is one of four women who last week sued the university in federal court, alleging the school violated their rights by failing to properly respond to their accusations. She is also part of a complaint against the school filed last month with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The AP does not normally name the alleged victims of sexual crimes unless they wish to be identified. Richi has gone public with her complaint. Reached by phone Wednesday, Pasqualoni, who was the coach both at the time of the incident and when the

complaint was made earlier this year, told The Associated Press he was not contacted about the allegation. “I was not ever informed,” said Pasqualoni, who was fired earlier this season after his team started 0-4. “I was never made aware of anything. We never had those issues when I was there.” UConn Police Chief Barbara O’Connor said the school notified the athletic department of the incident in June. “The detective advised Mr. Pasqualoni a state’s attorney from the Judicial District of Tolland had reviewed the investigation and determined there was insufficient evidence to prosecute the case,” she said in an emailed statement. The school said the athletic department is typically notified

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with the player in his room. When she got up to leave, he pushed her down on his bed and raped her while his roommate slept in another bed, she alleges in the lawsuit. He then admonished her in person and in a text message not to tell anyone, according to her lawsuit. Richi wrote about the attack in a blog, but did not report it to authorities until Rosemary Richi the spring of this Title IX Complainant year, according to her suit. She says she told police and the director of the Pasqualoni said police routine- school’s women’s center, who ly notified him in other cases reported it to the Office of when players got in trouble Diversity and Equity. with the law. “I didn’t feel comfortable “Absolutely they did,” he telling anyone or reporting said. “And there was no hesita- because of the overwhelmtion about it either.” ing privilege of athletes on In the lawsuit, Richi said the this campus,” she said during assault occurred when she was an October news conference a freshman, after she had drinks announcing the civil rights

“I didn’t feel comfortable telling anyone or reporting because of the overwhelming privilege of athletes on this campus.”

USG adds $2,000 to committee’s budget

By Jackie Wattles Associate News Editor

With the majority of the organization’s budget still in the bank, the Undergraduate Student Government Senate decided to augment the Student Development Committee’s budget with an additional $2,500 at its Wednesday meeting. The committee chair, Hailey Manfredi, said like many of the other USG committee chairs she began the semester hesitant to spend the initial $1,560 her committee was allocated in an attempt to be conservative. But as the end of the semester inches closer and the organization’s budget remains largely unspent, Manfredi said she was going to “shoot for the stars.” “Instead of buying 50 t-shirts, it’ll be 500 t-shirts, that kind of thing,” Manfredi said of how she will spend the extra funds. Among other projects planned by Manfredi, the Student Development Committee hands out fan gear and paraphernalia at sporting events. USG began the semester with a budget totaling over $1 million, and it’s made up of student fees and rollover funds from last semester. The majority of that money, $650,000, was given to the USG Funding Board to be allocated out to on-campus organizations in order to fund club sports equipment and coach fees, events hosted by student groups, and trips to conferences and competitions. The remainder is divided among the USG committees and the executive and judiciary branches and is spent at the chairs’ discretion. But of those groups, none has spent more

complaint. Richi said after she reported the rape, a UConn police detective told her he did not believe her story, and failed to interview key witnesses. His report included the wrong date of the assault and was riddled with spelling and grammatical errors, she said. She was eventually told by police there was insufficient evidence to pursue the case and it would be dropped, she said. The athletic department did not immediately respond to requests for comment. But school spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz said UConn stands by the statement it gave when Richi and the other women filed their civil rights complaint. “We always must be mindful of the rights of the accused and the accuser while upholding our commitment to protecting the safety of our campus community,” she said. “We are confident at this point that these cases were handled thoroughly,

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Attempted sexual assault reported at off-campus party

a Title IX complaint and a lawsuit against the university for failing to fulfill its legal obligaA female University of tions after each was victimized Connecticut student reported by sexual assault. that she was the victim of an UConn President Susan attempted sexual assault at a Herbst’s response to the Title party located near the Storrs IX complaint filed on Oct. 21 campus on Friday night, accord- proved to be controversial and ing to police officials. resulted in a lawsuit filed against The female the unistudent was versity on pulled into a Nov. 1. dark room by T h e a male while current walking and fordown a hallmer stuway during d e n t s a party at a allege house located the unioff campus, versity is according to guilty of a safety alert “delibersent to uniate indifversity stuference” dents by the toward t h e i r UConn police cases, department. and that The male then attemptStephanie Reitz H e r b s t ’s remarks ed to sexuUniversity spokeswoman to the ally assault Board of her, but the Tr u s t e e s female student used “self-defense mea- in response to the initial Title IX sures” to escape the situation complaint only serve to further and leave the site of the party, show this is true. University spokeswoman according to the alert. The alert also said the male Stephanie Reitz said in a Nov. “seemed intoxicated” while 1 press release that UConn is attempting to sexually assault “committed to a campus community free from all forms of the female student. This is not the first case of sexual violence, harassment, sexual assault or attempted sex- exploitation and intimidation.” “The university does all in its ual assault at UConn this year. Two females reported being power to appropriately investithe victims of an assault and gate and handle such claims in attempted sexual assault on Oct. a manner that is fully compliant 12 at an off-campus party near with the law and grounded in Hunting Lodge Road and Birch both sensitivity and fairness,” Reitz said. Road. Additionally, UConn is under fire from several current and former students who have filed Kyle.Constable@UConn.edu

By Kyle Constable Campus Correspondent

“The university does all in its power to appropriately investigate and handle such claims in a manner that is fully compliant with the law and grounded in both sensitivity and fairness”

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USG, show above, met Wednesday night at their biweekly meeting. The organization passed legislation to rearrange funding.

than 50 percent of its allotted budget. At the senate’s Oct. 9 meeting, USG Comptroller Claire Price urged the senators to change their spending attitude. “Students pay this money and they trust us to spend it. Everyone needs to work on planning how to spend this money,” Price said. Not much more has been spent. But Price said the executive branch, which has currently spent 26.6 percent of its $66,000 budget on events such as Bark for Beer and an ice cream social, is planning to spend more. Courchaine said he is still working on gathering quotes for some of the capital proj-

ects Price and USG President Edward Courchaine have been working on, including revamping the organization’s website. But Funding Board Chair Parth Rana said more than 500 requests totaling more than $1.3 million have rolled in from Tier-II organizations seeking funding from USG next semester, and having a comfortable surplus this semester may give them the cushion they need to meet demand in the spring. USG Chief of Staff John Giardina said both USG and the groups that rely on USG for funding spend more money during the spring semester. “It’s always the case with

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What’s going on at UConn today...

Fall Comedy Series: Dan Levy 7 to 8 p.m. Student Union Theater Dan Levy is very energetic, quick witted, and finds inspiration for his comedy in his own hilarious personal stories. This is the last show in the Fall Comedy Series.

Jazz at Lu’s Cafe 7 to 11 p.m. Family Studies, Lu’s Cafe Music begins at 8:00 p.m.; it ends at 11:00 p.m. Coffee, espresso and pastries are available.

Rhombus Saxophone Quartet 8 to 10 p.m. von der Mehden Recital Hall Listen to the Rhombus Saxophone Quarted tongiht at von der Mehden Recital Hall

The To Do List 9 to 11 p.m. Student Union, Theater Set in 1993, “The To-Do List” follows valedictorian Brandy Klark who wants to shed her uptight image before college, so she assembles a to do list of all the “activities” she missed out on in high school.


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Evil Men Author to speak on inhumanity By Michael Hogan Campus Correspondent

This Thursday, the Research Program on Humanitarianism and Human Rights Institute will host author and professor Dr. James Dawes. The lecture, titled “Making Monsters: Confessions from Perpetrators”, is open for all to attend free of charge, and will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in room 217 of the Austin Building. Dawes will be speaking about his new book “Evil Men,” which was published by the Harvard University Press in 2013. “Evil Men” serves to analyze our “all-toohuman capacity for inhumanity” and discover why people commit such violent acts. Rich in historical data, including personal testimonies of war

criminals, Dawes looks at the nature of atrocity from “how it looks and feels, what motivates it and how it can be stopped.” Dawes’ outstanding professional career reflects his expertise and passion in the area. He has received a Ph.D. in English Literature from Harvard, and he has also published his books “That the World May Know: Bearing Witness to Atrocity” and “The Language of War” through the Harvard University Press. In addition to being a professor of English at Macalester College where he teaches courses in American literature and human rights, he is also the founder and current director of the Human Rights and Humanitarianism Program there.

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Career expedition coming Nov. 8 By Melissa Rosenblatt Campus Correspondent

This Thursday, the Research Program on Humanitarianism and Human Rights Institute will host author and professor Dr. James Dawes. The lecture, titled “Making Monsters: Confessions from Perpetrators”, is open for all to attend free of charge, and will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in room 217 of the Austin Building. Dawes will be speaking about his new book “Evil Men,” which was published by the Harvard University Press in 2013. “Evil Men” serves to analyze our “all-toohuman capacity for inhumanity” and discover why people commit such violent acts. Rich in historical data, including personal testimonies of war

criminals, Dawes looks at the nature of atrocity from “how it looks and feels, what motivates it and how it can be stopped.” Dawes’ outstanding professional career reflects his expertise and passion in the area. He has received a Ph.D. in English Literature from Harvard, and he has also published his books “That the World May Know: Bearing Witness to Atrocity” and “The Language of War” through the Harvard University Press. In addition to being a professor of English at Macalester College where he teaches courses in American literature and human rights, he is also the founder and current director of the Human Rights and Humanitarianism Program there.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Questions raised about special rights afforded to athletes from UNIVERSITY, page 1

swiftly and appropriately.” Richi’s attorney, Gloria Allred, disagrees. She said there was no hearing and the football player did not receive any punishment. “UConn’s response or lack of response under these circumstances raises the question of whether or not athletes receive special treatment,” she said in an email. “It makes some victims wonder if athletes are afforded more rights than rape victims, because athletes may be considered to be of more value to a university than the female students that they victimize.” The Associated Press tried to ask interim football coach

T.J. Weist about the program’s policy for handling sexual misconduct allegations. But athletic department Mike Enright stepped in during Weist’s Tuesday press briefing, and did not allow him to answer. Linebacker Ya w i n Smallwood, a team captain, disputed any assertion that a culture exists that would allow an athlete to get away with rape. “I definitely don’t feel athletes believe they can get away with anything,” Smallwood said. “Guys are respectful to everyone around campus. We take pride, and we know we’re privileged to have everything we have here and we know it can be taken away from us.”

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Attorney Gloria Allred, second from right, speaks to the media on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 outside of U.S. District Court in Hartford, Conn. Allred filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the four women with her, from left, Kylie Angell, Rosemary Richi, Erica Daniels and Carolyn Luby.

USG plans for spring 2014 semester from USG, page 1

Tier-IIs and Tier-IIIs that the spring semester is the big spending semester,” Giardina said. “[Because] membership is set and groups can plan events in the fall for the spring.” The senators also dipped into USG’s “emergency fund” Wednesday night, a fund set aside for Tier-II groups to apply for when they come upon expenses outside of the normal funding cycle. Husky Bhangra, a cultural dance group, was allocated $1,215.32 in order to send members to the Boston Bhangra Competition. According to the group’s president and captain, Rachneet Singh, they learned of the competition and applied for it during the summer. Because funding requests are due in April, the group missed the deadline. The total price of the trip is estimated to be $2,847.60, and Husky Bhangra will shoulder the remaining costs. The senators approved the group’s request unanimously.

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A USG senator speaks at the meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 6. USG unanimously approved funding for Husky Bhangra.

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Toronto mayor rejects latest call to step Diabetes month seeks to raise awareness aside after admitting he smoked crack TORONTO (AP) — Toronto’s embattled mayor on Wednesday rejected the advice of city council allies to take a temporary leave of absence, returning to work a day after acknowledging he had smoked crack. Deepening the crisis, Rob Ford’s long-time policy adviser resigned, continuing an exodus that started in May when news reports emerged of a video showing the mayor smoking what appears to be crack. Police announced last week they had a copy of the video, which has not been released publicly. After months of evading the question, Ford acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that he smoked crack “probably a year ago” when he was in a “drunken stupor.” But he has refused to step aside despite immense pressure. Ford arrived at City Hall just past noon on Wednesday but took a back stairway to his office to avoid a crush of media. The mayor later blew a kiss to members of the media as he

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford addresses the media at City Hall in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Ford acknowledged for the first time that he smoked crack “probably a year ago,” when he was in a “drunken stupor,” but he refused to resign despite immense pressure to step aside as leader of Canada’s largest city.

gave a tour of his office to school children. More than 200 people protested outside City Hall. “Hey hey! Ho ho! Rob Ford

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has got to go!” they chanted. City Councilor James Pasternak said the controversy consuming Canada’s largest city cannot go on day after day. He

said several city councilors asked Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly to approach Ford and “orchestrate a dignified exit from city hall.” Kelly met with Ford and suggested he take a temporary leave until later this year or early next year, but Ford rejected that idea. Councilor Frances Nunziata, also a Ford ally, said they are all frustrated Ford won’t step aside temporarily. “We’re trying to give him sound advice as supporters,” she said. “He needs to listen and he’s not listening and I’m very disappointed.” Nunziata said Ford needs to get help but only he can make that decision. Kelly earlier said Ford didn’t tell anyone he would admit to smoking crack before he did so Tuesday. “It came right out of the blue,” said Kelly, who learned about it from a member of Ford’s staff after the mayor stopped on his way to his office to tell reporters. “I was like, ‘What? What have you been smoking?’”

By Carles Lopez Campus Correspondent

November is National Diabetes Month, which is supposed to raise awareness of this disorder. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that alters or eradicates insulin production. Insulin is the hormone in charge of breaking down carbohydrates into energy to store into muscles. The lack of insulin in a diabetic’s system is the reason why people think diabetics “can’t” have sugars. However, as long as they have a controlled diet, exercise, and manage their medication correctly, a diabetic can and should eat like a normal person. There are two major types of diabetes: type-1 and type-2. Type-1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, usually develops during childhood and adolescence. The reason why people develop this type of diabetes is still unclear. Type-1 diabetics stop producing insulin altogether and need genetically engineered insulin instead. People with type-1 diabetes are insulin dependent and need insulin

shots daily, as well as monitor their blood sugar levels. Type-2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, usually develops during adulthood because of pancreas malfunction, however more and more cases of type-2 diabetes have been found in obese children. Type-2 diabetics stop producing enough insulin, or they can’t absorb it well. Most type-2 diabetics can control their glucose levels through daily exercise and a good diet, but medication is also available for the purposes of controlling their glucose level. Both types of diabetes have some clear symptoms that should not be ignored. Early symptoms include extreme thirst and hunger, an intense need to urinate and rapid weight loss. More severe symptoms, which come if diabetes isn’t diagnosed and treated, include blurred vision, sores that won’t heal and frequent infections. 25.8 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States, and 7 million of them are undiagnosed.

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The volunteers of Sober Express, shown above, give students rides on home on weekend nights from parties for a small donation of $2 a person.

By Alban Murtishi Campus Correspondent On a Friday night, it is not unusual to see large droves of UConn students walking down the sideroads of campus en route to a frat house party. It is unusual, however, for a random driver along the same road to want to help that mob get home. Lance Graziano, a 5th-semester communications major, and Matthew King, a 5th-semester computer engineering major, are attempting to do just that with their volunteer organization, Sober XPress. Sober XPress is an on campus organization founded in August 2012 by Graziano and King that accepts students’ calls in order to safely ferry them to destinations

off campus, and also to bring them back onto campus. For a variable donation of about $3, Sober XPress’ volunteer drivers bring the drunk, the lost and the tired anywhere on campus from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. “When I first drove my car on campus I saw tons of people everywhere, and for anyone who has their car on campus they’ll know its just a whole different perspective, and I said, ‘We need more sober rides out here.’” Graziano said. After that experience, Graziano created the first Sober XPress car by using recycled window markers from his old high school homecoming. However, these markers were too hard to see in

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Twitter sets IPO price at $26, will raise $1.8B

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has set a price of $26 per share for its initial public offering, which means the company’s stock can begin trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange in the most highly anticipated IPO since Facebook’s 2012 debut. The price values Twitter at more than $18 billion based on its outstanding stock, options and restricted stock that’ll be available after the IPO. That’s more than Macy’s, which has a market capitalization of $17 billion, and Bed Bath & Beyond, which is around $16 billion. The pricing means the short messaging service will raise $1.8 billion in the offering, before expenses. The company is offering 70 million shares in the IPO, plus an option to buy another 10.5 million. If all shares are sold, the IPO will raise $2.09 billion, making it the biggest IPO for an Internet company since Facebook raised $16 billion last year. The company, named after the sound of a chirping bird, is set to begin trading Thursday morning under the ticker symbol “TWTR.” Twitter, which has never turned a profit in 7 years of existence, had originally set a price range of $17 to $20 per share for the IPO, but that was an obvious lowball designed to temper expectations. It was widely expected that the price range would go higher. Back in August, for example, the

company priced some of its employee stock options at $20.62, based on an appraisal by an investment firm and it’s unlikely to have lost value since. On Monday, Twitter raised the price range to $23 and $25 per share, signaling an enthusiastic response from prospective investors. That Twitter’s final price was above the expected range bodes well for the company’s stock. Twitter’s public debut will be one of the most closely watched IPOs since Facebook’s in May 2012. But Twitter has valued itself at just a fraction of Facebook and sought to cool expectations in the months and weeks leading up to the offering. With that, the San Franciscobased company is likely hoping its stock avoids the fate of Facebook’s shares, which didn’t surpass their IPO price until more than a year after the offering. Tempering expectations was a big theme in the weeks leading up to Twitter’s IPO. The company tried to avoid the trouble that plagued Facebook’s high-profile offering. Facebook’s public debut was marred by technical glitches on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. As a result, the Securities and Exchange Commission fined Nasdaq $10 million, the largest ever levied against an exchange. Those problems likely led Twitter to the NYSE.

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the dark. Next, he switched to a paper sign, which read “Sober Rides, $2 per person.” But by the end of the night, the wind had taken half the sign with it. Graziano then upgraded to professional decal held together with magnets. Graziano also began taking phone numbers and answering random calls for rides. When that became too much to handle, he outsourced some of the calls to a friend. However, that friend also couldn’t handle the call orders, and Graziano ended up having to purchase a pre-paid TracFone, which ended up dying due to the sheer volume of calls. Thus, on the coffee table in his living room, the Sober XPress VOIP call center was created.

To keep the queued callers entertained, Graziano decided to leave a pre-recorded playing of Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Currently, Sober XPress has 17 volunteers who either take and organize calls, or are drivers themselves. “One of the main things that separates us from similar services is that we really do know our drivers,” said King, who serves as vice president of Sober XPress. The application process, created by Graziano, asks for background checks as well as 300 word responses on the volunteers’ definition of customer service, leadership and safety. The vehicles must also undergo a

rigorous inspection by King and Graziano for safety, appearance and warranty. On a typical night, a driver can expect to take over 30 rides, which can add up to over 150 miles in a night. “I can’t do everything to make everyone happy and do everything perfectly, but I try my best, and so does everyone on the team, which is why they’re on the team,” Graziano said. The Sober XPress organization structure is modular, meaning that it can be applied almost anywhere where the demand for the service is needed. Graziano and King are in the process of making plans to spread the Sober XPress model to other schools and campuses. Within six months to a year the organi-

zation plans to acquire a formal office, and have recently created legal and advertising teams for the transition. “There are definitely plans to take Sober XPress nationwide,” Graziano said. However, the Sober XPress model is not a drunk taxi service. Stated on the 30-page Sober XPress handbook created by Graziano are the organization’s core values: safety, integrity, ingenuity, inspiration and the happiness of passengers. “We’ve brought people and they say, ‘we don’t have money,’ and that’s okay, because our main goal is to bring people home safely,” King said.

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New dinosaur that predates Tyrannosaurus found in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Paleontologists on Wednesday unveiled a new dinosaur discovered four years ago in southern Utah that proves giant tyrant dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus rex were around 10 million years earlier than previously believed. A full skeletal replica of the carnivore — the equivalent of the great uncle of the T. rex — was on display at the Natural History Museum of Utah alongside a 3-D model of the head and a large painted mural of the dinosaur roaming a shoreline. It was the public’s first glimpse at the new species, which researchers named Lythronax argestes (LY’-throw-nax arGES’-tees). The first part of the name means “king of gore,” and the second part is derived from poet Homer’s southwest wind. The fossils were found in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in November 2009, and a team of paleontologists spent the past four years digging them up and traveling the world to confirm they were a new species. Paleontologists believe the dinosaur lived 80 million years ago in the late Cretaceous Period on a landmass in the flooded central region of North America. The discovery offers valuable new insight into the evolution of the ferocious tyrannosaurs that have been made famous in movies and captured the awe of school children and adults alike, said Thomas Holtz Jr., a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Maryland department of geology.

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Realistic model derived from actual skull bones of a new species of tyrannosaur unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah is revealed at the Utah Museum of Natural History Museum in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Paleontologists unveiled a new dinosaur discovered four years ago that proves giant tyrant dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus rex were around 10 million years earlier than previously believed.

“This shows that these big, banana-tooth bruisers go back to the very first days of the giant tyrant dinosaurs,” said Holtz, who reviewed the findings. “This one is the first example of these kind of dinosaurs being the ruler of the land.” The new dinosaur likely was a bit smaller than the Tyrannosaurus rex but was otherwise similar, said Mark

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Loewen, a University of Utah paleontologist who co-authored a journal article about the discovery with fellow University of Utah paleontologist Randall Irmis. It was 24 feet long and 8 feet tall at the hip, and was covered in scales and feathers, Loewen said. Asked what the carnivorous dinosaur ate, Loewen responded: “Whatever

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Campus beautification impedes student experiences

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he campus beautification projects at UConn certainly have good intentions, but they come at a price for the student body. Certainly, all universities benefit from having a clean and presentable campus. Green grass, flowing fountains, pristine roads and a polished look will likely leave a positive impression for prospective students who are visiting and comparing how different campuses look. UConn is moving up in the ranks of public colleges in the country, and it is understandable the administration wishes to give the campus an updated look to match the more prestigious role UConn is gaining in the collegiate realm. Nonetheless, the beautification process at UConn is infringing on the experience of current, paying students. As customers of this university, the students are being deprived of enjoying their campus completely because of university changes relating to the beautification plan. Constant modification to roads, sidewalks and brickwork impedes students’ mobility on campus and creates traffic inconveniences. These modifications are especially frustrating to students when the areas being repaired seem to be in fine condition, such as Hillside Road, which was repaved on Oct. 26. As reported in an October article in The Daily Campus, the Student Union Mall was closed to university events to improve the quality of the grass. According to the article, “Students are still allowed on the lawn, said Reitz, but the ‘bollard-andchain’ system areas are to discourage a significant number of people from walking through, or large gatherings such as flag football.” Universities are dynamic places that support the lives and livelihoods of thousands of students who live on campus. They are meant to be utilized and explored, and are not grounds that should simply look pretty. Students should have the opportunity to interact with their university to the fullest extent, and fencing off grassy areas on campus limits student interaction. A campus that puts up fences around its open spaces to discourage people from using these spaces is not a welcoming environment. While there are no signs telling people specifically they cannot access the grassy areas of campus, the increasing number of fences blocking them sends the message that these areas are not for recreation, which they should be. The grass on campus has shifted roles. The grassy areas used to be a place for students to socialize, play and hold events, but their purpose is now to be beautiful. UConn administrators should balance UConn’s aesthetics with the experiences of current students.

The Jim Crow Laws we still enforce

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he past year has seen a renewed debate on issues surrounding voting rights. The Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act and the subsequent voter ID laws that were passed in several states brought back into the spotlight an issue that America has struggled with throughout its history: universal suffrage. Voter ID laws were widely condemned as discriminatory and unfair. Unfortunately, widespread and even more disenfranchising voting laws exist. Fortyeight states have laws regulating voting rights for convicted felons. Every state except Maine and Vermont imposes some By Kristi Allen kind of voting Weekly Columnist restriction on criminals, from not being able to vote while in prison to being permanently stripped of voting rights. Not only is this a blatant stain on America’s hard-won universal suffrage, it’s pushing millions of people out of the political process. 5.85 million people in the United States are not eligible to vote due to felony disenfranchisement, according to a study done by the Sentencing Project. Of the 2.2 million people currently in prison, almost all of them have no voting rights. Not all regain it when they complete their sentences. And because this issue is tied to the prison system, it disproportionately affects minorities. According to the Sentencing Project, 1 in 13 African Americans is legally barred from

voting. While these laws aren’t supposed to target any group, their history shows that they were enacted specifically to disenfranchise, and they still do today. 7.7 percent of the black population can’t vote, compared with just 2.5 percent of the total population. Many of these laws go back to Reconstruction, when they were enacted along with a slew of other Jim Crow laws in reaction to the 13th, 14th,and 15th Amendments. These laws have been controversially upheld while most others were overturned because of a provision in the 14th Amendment that says states will be punished for denying the right to vote for any reason other than “participation of rebellion or other crime.” Many states also have a vested interest in keeping these laws on the books. Mississippi is one of the states that permanently strips voting rights for certain felonies. Their disenfranchisement law, which was introduced with their constitution in 1890, denies voting rights for people with convictions for offenses including theft, arson, forgery and bigamy and several other relatively small offenses. These conditions on re-enfranchisement were developed to include crimes the legislators thought newly freed slaves would be likely to commit. There are other more serious offenses on that list, such as rape and murder, but those weren’t added until 1968. The original list was only petty crimes common among ex slaves at the time. One hundred and twenty years later, that law is still on the books. Felony disenfranchisement is highest in Southern states. Mississippi’s current rate of disenfranchisement is 8.3 percent (13.9 percent for African Americans). Florida is the worst, with 10.4 percent of the total population and 23.3 percent of African Americans

disenfranchised. In several of these states, including Florida, Virginia, Nevada and Wisconsin, disenfranchisement is more than just a carryover law from another era; it’s an election tactic. In each of these swing states, about 10 percent or more of AfricanAmericans are ineligible to vote. These are the states that hang in the balance every few years, and they’re the ones that decide national elections. Cutting out a piece of the electorate that generally votes Democrat is a good way to tip the scales. People without felony convictions living in these communities are also affected. Populations with large numbers of disenfranchised citizens can’t cast a representative vote if so many people are excluded. The most common felony disenfranchisement laws are those that ban current prisoners from voting (Connecticut bans prisoners and parolees). This practice generally seems more acceptable to people–prison is supposed to be a punishment, and prisoners forgo their rights while incarcerated. The issue with barring prisoners from voting is that they’re still counted as constituents in the congressional districts where they’re imprisoned. They’re part of the voting population if it can bring more power to the district, but they can’t actually vote. Our prison system already makes it incredibly difficult for criminals to be reintegrated into society. By denying them the right to vote, we give them a formal place as second class citizens, and very little incentive to follow the law in the future. Felony disenfranchisement is costing millions of people one of their most important civil rights.

 Kristi.Allen@UConn.edu  3rd-semester journalism major

The failed approach to education reform

Do people in East know how to flush a toilet? Serious question here Where’s my house in Hartford? I can’t wait for it to get colder on campus so those radical protesters will stop showing up on Fairfield Way. Eat healthy they said, you’ll feel so much better. Remember when the Red Sox won the World Series? That was so awesome. R.I.P. Blockbuster My friend is literally leaving his UConn football ticket on the table in the Union tomorrow if anybody wants it. Thanks for all the help this weekend sweetheart. West Virginia just scored again. If you think you’re having a bad day it could be worse. You could be the Mayor of Toronto right now. “Oh and he hit the post with the shot.”

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he American education system undoubtedly has its flaws, but the method by which the federal government is attempting to correct these flaws simply has not worked, and likely will never work. It was in the 1990s that politicians in Washington first sought to reform America’s education system using a topdown approach. A multitude of reports released during the By Paul DaSilva decade indiStaff Columnist cated that A m e r i c a ’s students were trailing behind many other developed nations in mathematics and literacy test scores, and consequently, Congress began taking measures to ensure a cessation of this trend. “The Goals 2000” Act was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1994 and was the precedent for the more comprehensive and wellknown, “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” (NCLB), the signature education initiative of President George W. Bush. NCLB’s principal goal was for every student in the United States to reach a certain proficiency level in mathematics and reading. The law included countless mandates and radically transformed the long-held American notion that education is a primary

responsibility of local school boards, parents, and the states. And it turns out, according to a 2011 Harvard study named “Globally Challenged: Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete,” the law was wholly ineffective: approximately 32 percent of students are proficient in math, and a mere 31 percent in reading. A law that cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars has yielded few positive results. Another government program, “Race to the Top,” was implemented in 2009, and while it was not as explicitly burdensome to local school boards and teachers who work tirelessly to both educate our students while having to sort out complex mandates, it still has cost taxpayers $4.35 billion. But the latest, and the crown jewel for a statist solution to education reform, is the Common Core States Initiative (CCSS), which establishes specific national standards. The CCSS has been labeled a “one-size-fits-all approach,” and is primarily focused on improving students’ abilities in mathematics. Furthermore, education policy analysts have noted that the standards radically reform the traditional secondary school curriculum, particularly in English, where Shakespeare and the “classics” are de-emphasized, and the use of short, informational texts are encouraged. Early last month, the

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a comprehensive report on literacy, numeracy and technology-use proficiency among adults. The report indicated that American adults trail many OECD countries in both of the academic subject areas, ranking 21st out of 23 countries in numeracy proficiency, and 16th in literacy. In numeracy, just 34 percent of American adults scored in the top three tiers, 12.5 percent less than the average across all of the countries. In literacy, the report also revealed that unlike many other OECD countries, American 30-yearolds of today scored comparatively lower than 30-year-olds from two decades ago. Democrats and the liberals’ answer to correcting education is often to simply spend more money. They contend that if only schools had more enhanced budgets, the quality of education would vastly improve. But they fail to look at the facts: we spend more than $11,000 per student on average, and 7.3 percent of our GDP is devoted to education spending–6.3 percent more on average than other OECD countries, according to a study conducted by the University of Southern California. School choice is at the core of the conservative solution to America’s education woes. Parents, particularly in urban areas, push tirelessly to enroll

their child in a charter school or private school and there is not a sensible reason to remove that choice from parents. The school choice program is now active in 11 states plus D.C., and it has been gaining ground across the countries. These charter schools, which are publically financed but privately operated, fare better than public schools by nearly every measure. There is a plus-21 percent graduate rate differential, for example, between private/charter schools and public schools. It should be a right of the parents to decide on what is best for their children, and if their local school district is a failure, it is demonstrably unfair to force their children to receive a sub-par education, when they can be much better educated at a charter school. School choice should be expanded everywhere, and the teachers unions’ who are most adamantly against it should take a backseat to the welfare of our nation’s children. The liberal, statist, top-down model of imposing intricate regulations on towns has been completely ineffective, and is currently dooming American students for the workforce.

 Paul.DaSilva@UConn.edu  1st-semester political sci-

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On Wednesday, Alex Shepard, professor of history from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. spoke at a lecture Titled, “Rule by Fathers? Paternity and the Patriarchal Dividend in Early Modern England,” Shepard closely examined and evaluated the role of men as fathers and their positions on fatherhood in 16th-century England.

By Kevin Costello Campus Correspondent On Wednesday, the UConn Department of History presented a public lecture to Konover Auditorium, part of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. The event featured Alex Shepard, professor of history from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Titled, “Rule by Fathers? Paternity and the Patriarchal Dividend in Early Modern England,” Shepard closely examined and evaluated the role of men as fathers and their positions on fatherhood in 16thcentury England. A renowned scholar and history

professor, Shepard holds the position of reader in the University of Glasgow’s School of Humanities. She earned her Ph.D at the University of Cambridge and a master’s in philosophy at Yale. Her 2003 book, Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England, and her involvement in several other collections serve as tools for both learning and teaching. “Her work is not just great to think with and to learn with, but also great to teach with,” UConn history department head Christopher Clark said of Shepard in his introduction. Clark said Shepard’s writings are

a staple in UConn history seminars, and that no UConn student has left the department without reading Shepard. “I want to approach this issue by addressing fatherhood,” Shepard said after the loud applause turned to silence. She told the audience that, in general, fatherhood has always conveyed and conferred male authority, even today. But in early modern England, this idea of male dominance in the household was out of control. The role of fatherhood at the time was seen as more of a social role rather than a responsibility brought on by a biological feat. In other words, a man

was a “father” just like a ruler of the land was “king.” “Necessary it is that good order be first set in families…and good members of a family are like good members of church and commonwealth,” Shepard said. The idea behind Shepard’s statement was that being subordinate to a man followed accordingly, whether in politics, church, or in the home. Shepard analyzed in-depth topics such as the social organization of masculinity and how gender roles during the time differed from today. Statistics were shown, highlighting the high orphanage rate of the time, in part due to most parents

dying before a child grows up, but mainly due to the ability for men to skip out on fatherhood altogether. “Men could get away with anything when it came to fatherhood,” Shepard said. Shepard’s lecture concluded with a comparison to fatherhood today, contrasting the personal relationship most children have with their father to the cold and empty one that once existed. A follow-up seminar is being hosted in the Wood Hall Basement Lounge on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Painting professor leads students through international exchange of ideas

By Zarrin Ahmed Staff Writer

Professor of painting Kathryn Meyers, curator of “Convergence: Contemporary Art from India and the Diaspora,” led a group of students, faculty, and artists through a transnational exchange of influences and connections found in the pieces that comprise one of Benton’s new exhibits. On Wednesday afternoon, the Benton hosted a gallery talk led by Meyers, who invited one of her classes to join the quick discussion. Some took the time to browse the gallery and learn from the descriptions of each piece, while others allowed Meyers to lead them around the gallery and share personal information about the artists and their works. Though Meyers began explaining the history behind the exhibit and the process of putting the pieces together, the amount of content within the exhibit showcased the effort behind it. There were prints and paintings ranging from oil on canvas to billboard posters, but the gallery also includes digital and hardcover books and videos. Many styles and artists are represented in the gallery. Meyers explained what is beyond the surface. “What the work is about may not be visible right away,” Meyers said, explaining her thoughts and the events that helped create the show. When she studied

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Professor of painting Kathryn Meyers, curator of “Convergence: Contemporary Art from India and the Diaspora,” led a group of students, faculty, and artists through a transnational exchange of influences and connections found in the pieces that comprise one of Benton’s new exhibits.

art in college, there were no classes about Indian Art. In addition, museums like the Boston MFA and Metropolitan Museum of Art only displayed ancient Indian styles rather than contemporary art forms. Meyers became intrigued and has flourished in her knowledge about contemporary Indian art, working with artists all over the world to curate galleries like this one. Moving around the gal-

lery, she pointed to specific pieces and explained them in depth, including important information about the artists. She gave the background of each piece of artwork and talked about all of the influences that have gone into the pieces: culture, society, transnational ties, ancient iconography, personal ideas and modernist techniques. These artists generally produce politically driven work that tackles issues and gives

the artists a voice in these matters. And though the exhibit focuses on India and its diaspora (meaning those originating from India but displaced due to a variety of reasons), many of the pieces converge issues from other cultures as well. An important thing about the artwork, Meyers pointed out, is that it is primarily self-expression, but the subject matter that the artists represent are ones that they feel strongly about

because of personal ties. The cultural and political issues that the artists have faced have shaped their artwork. Meyers invited everyone to a panel discussion on Nov. 19, where artists Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Sunanda Sanyal and Geetanjali Chanda, whose works are displayed, will be guest panelists.

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Now that it’s November, many are eagerly looking forward to the Thanksgiving vacation. In my opinion, Thanksgiving is the best holiday by far, not just because there’s no hassle of gift-giving, not just because it’s a time for friends and family to give thanks for what they have in each other, but also because Thanksgiving is the best holiday for stuffing your face with what seems like all the best food in the world. Coming from a ChineseAmerican family, Thanksgiving at my house has always been a little different than the spreads you see laid out in television and Martha Stewart catalogs. Of course, we have the staple turkey, gravy and cranberry sauce, but there are some things that we leave out, and some things we add in. One popular Thanksgiving dish that my mother has been opposed to for as long as I can remember is stuffing. Her general stance on it is that it a) doesn’t taste good enough to warrant time being spent on it, and b) is too filling (because of the bread) and prevents people from trying everything on the table. Instead, at our Thanksgiving table, we replace it with one or both of these two things: a tofu, shrimp and assorted vegetable dish, and a well-known dish in Chinese cuisine called Buddha’s Delight, which is a vegetarian dish consisting of various vegetables that are cooked in soy-sauce based liquid and other seasonings until tender. What’s great about both dishes isn’t just that they taste great, but also that they are much lighter fare compared to what they replace (not to mention healthier), which allows any intrepid Thanksgiving enthusiast to consume a higher volume of it than they would have of stuffing. Another unorthodox Thanksgiving dish found at my house hails from the Sichuan region of China, hui guo rou. This generally replaces the typical second meat dish at a traditional American Thanksgiving, like ham. The process of cooking hui guo rou involves first simmering pork belly steaks in water with these spices: ginger, cloves, star anise, jujubes and salt. After refrigeration to firm the meat, it is then cut into thin slices. The pork is then returned to a wok and shallow fried in oil, usually along with some vegetables. The most common vegetables to accompany the pork are: napa cabbage, bell peppers or scallions. As for traditional Thanksgiving desserts, my parents aren’t big on the classic pumpkin and pecan pies, probably because they grew up in a culture where most desserts and sweets are (I’d estimate) roughly half as sweet as most Western desserts. Usually, this means that when she does bake a pie, my mother uses half as much sugar as the recipe calls for – and honestly, I prefer it that way myself. She does, however, like cheesecake, and for the past couple years, pumpkin cheesecake has graced our table. The big dessert showstopper, however, is pandan cake, a light chiffon cake originating from Malaysia. In short, Thanksgiving really is a time to give thanks.

Jason.Wong@UConn.edu


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On Tuesday, Eminem’s eighth studio album “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” was released, and if you haven’t heard it yet, please seek immediate medical attention because you may just be suffering from “You’re Doing it Wrong” syndrome. Seriously though, “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” is a masterpiece teeming with classic Slim Shady shamelessness and familiar, nearimpossible, poetic delivery that it seems only Eminem is capable of enacting and also something a little new, too: A sound reminiscent of 1980s hip hop, closest to Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C. We certainly have American record producer legend Rick Rubin to thank for that, serving as co-executive producer alongside the also legendary Dr. Dre and contributing some of his funky hard rock style to several songs, most notably “Berzerk.” In the final few weeks before the album dropped, I shared multiple phone calls with my buddy, touching on the releases of what I like to call the “teaser singles,” including (in order of release) “Berzerk,” “Survival,” “Rap God,” and last but not least, “The Monster,” featuring the very vocally gifted Rihanna. And each time another track came out, we admired two things evident to us in these songs: one, that Eminem was back again, for what seems like the millionth time, and two, and also more importantly, that he’d be revamping that unapologetic and merciless at times, but also metaphorically beautiful manner that we’ve been without since “Recovery” was released in 2010. In “Bad Guy,” Eminem packs a powerful punch. Essentially it is a continuation of the story that we got from “Stan” off of the original Mathers LP, in which Eminem very vividly and fluently describes a fictional person by the same name as the title who is frighteningly obsessed with his music and his

It is amazing how many classic rock fans aren’t familiar with the music of Lou Reed. In the wake of his death last week, I encountered a lot of people who didn’t know the legendary and transformational artist. I’m not surprised. While the media have billed Reed as a classic rock musician, you won’t stumble across his music on 95.9 the Fox or 102.1 Springfield. Despite the fact that Reed had an important place in the spotlight in the 70s, his music has not transcended well to the younger generation of classic rock listeners. It’s partially because he belongs to a class of musicians that have been labeled as a bit too progressive and intellectual for modern day standards. Patti Smith, The New York Dolls, The Sex Pistol and the Velvet Underground are widely appreciated and famous musicians or bands, but their popularity within classic rock is extremely limited. Most of their music addresses social issues, a trend that has fallen by the wayside in modern music, and the gritty realities that the music reflected are no longer what listeners gravitate towards. Imagine life in New York City in the late 60s. As an artist, you’re poor and everyone you know is using drugs, into kinky sexual practices and carrying some form of sexually transmitted disease. These are the kind of themes you find in the 70s Punk movement that Reed belonged to. Not exactly what modern music listeners expect to hear from the same generation that produced the Beatles and Elton John. Yes, there is nothing vanilla and warm about Reed’s music, but that does not exclude it from the canon of musical greats. The man was more poet than musician. If you need evidence of this fact just listen to any of the work he did with The Velvet Underground, such as “Sunday Morning.” While this song happens to be my favorite of Reed’s, its merits go beyond being the perfect song to laze in bed on a sunny weekend morning. With lyrics reading, “Watch out, the world’s behind you/ There’s always someone around you/ who will call/It’s nothin’ at all.” The melody and vocal performance of the song is absolutely breathtaking and Reed takes all the credit for its creation. The album that “Sunday Morning” appeared on, “The Velvet Underground & Nico” was ranked the 13th most influential album of all time by Rolling Stone. Considering Reed’s heavy handedness in the orchestration, writing and producing of the album, the ranking is the perfect testament to his genius. Anybody know the R.E.M song “Femme Fatale?” It was originally written by Reed and appeared on “The Velvet Underground & Nico.” The instrumental on the track is pure brilliance and Nico’s lisping vocals bring a soft innocence to the painfully oppressive sexual overtones of the song. In the song, Reed muses about Edie Sedgewick, Andy Warhol’s muse. Writing, “you’re written in her book/ You’re number 37, have a look/ She’s going to smile to make you frown, what a clown/ Little boy, she’s from the street/ Before you start, you’re already beat She’s gonna play you for a fool, yes it’s true,” the picture of Sedgewick is so vivid and her rejection of Reed or Reed’s character in the song is so realistic that any listener can relate to the sadness in the song. I could continue extolling Reed’s virtues and genius, but to truly understand the man’s gravitas, I recommend listening to “The Velvet Underground & Nico” as well as Reed’s solo work on “Transformer.” If you want to hear a ridiculously funny love song, take a listen to “Vicious.” You’ll never hear the lyrics “She’s so vicious she hit me with a flower/ she does it every hour/ oh baby you’re so vicious,” ever again, because no one can match Reed’s musical genius and hilarious, poetic wit.

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Eminem’s new album is titled as a sequel to his 2000 classic ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’. The previous LP featured Eminem in front of his old childhood house while the new one shows a beat up and abandoned version of the house.

life. Matthew’s (Eminem’s brother) he has the guts to be brazen and say persona is spoken through Eminem what we all sometimes fail to say: in the first three verses and a part of what we mean. The hook is sung as, the fourth, almost exactly similar “My life will be so much better, if to “Stan,” and then Eminem picks you just dropped dead (dead) / I was up the majority of the fourth verse laying in bed last night thinking, and as himself. The last verse comes this thought just popped in my head with a change in the beat and with / And I thought, wouldn’t shit just Eminem rapping in a very mean- be a lot easier if you dropped dead ingful, pensive tone, admitting that (dead) / I would feel so (so) much he is the epitome of what is bad, (much better),” and of course, it’s and although he lacks a conscience, very extreme. he realizes that his hateful, pent-up I’m not saying by any means attitude all of these years caused that I too wish death on someone, him to lose a portion of the sup- but I can respect this song for being porters who got him to where he so raw and true to Eminem’s, “I’m is today. He congoing to give you cludes the song, at face value the however, saying The Marshall Mathers LP 2 ugly and severe that he is reverting feelings I’ve felt” Eminem to that emotionally demeanor. “So 11/05/13 tortured image of Much Better” is the artist he started just a song with 21 tracks out as, with little much intensity concern for what’s behind it, and right or wrong. although it harbors /10 I really can’t some reprehenfind a track that sible misogynist I’m not in love language, it must with on the album, but probably the be respected and enjoyed for its darmost entertaining song to listen to ing personal honesty, catchy hook is “So Much Better.” It’s just plain and smooth tempo. and simple, classic Eminem, in that A final song that I’d be remiss

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if I didn’t mention is “Rap God.” Over the course of 6:04, Eminem may very likely convince you that he deserves the title. This song is the prime example of Eminem’s superior ability to command syllables distinctly and mellifluously, switching up his elocution and placing acute consideration on internal rhymes with an incorporative and unique rhyme scheme. Toward the end of the track he delivers a few verses at a devastating speed, without sacrificing the clarity in his voice for a pace that most of us can’t even dream of speaking at. Most importantly, “Rap God” beckons back to the days when Eminem was constantly swinging his fists, which always provides some of the most brilliant, controversial and exciting wordplay that we expect from the man who’s not the least bit shy when it comes to sharing his thoughts. My only hope now is that you don’t just take my word for it. With 21 tracks and a 78:13 total playing time, do yourself a favor; pop in the ear-buds, throw on the headphones and listen.

Christopher.Iannotti@UConn.edu

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“I Can See Your Tracks” Laura Veirs

Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Over the course of the last few weeks, an odd malady has crept into my system. I could attribute the illness to “seasonal changes” or blame it on the progressively chilling weather– or even the germs beginning to cling to the doors and handrails of UConn’s campus, but I’ll be blunt. It’s Bieber fever. I’ve gone from rolling my eyes and scoffing at the thuggish teen’s antics and popularity to unashamed adoration. My jaw has remain figuratively dropped as I watch Justin Bieber totally re-mold his musical style¬–and I begin my ravenous downloading like a 12 year old fan-girl deep in the belieber scene. The fact is, Justin now has my undivided musical attention and I can’t get enough of these R&B-littered, Drakestyle, mushy singles that the 19-year-old keeps cranking out– which are all supposedly “journal” components to his “Music Mondays” set. (Which will end in December). The collection began Oct. 1, with Justin’s release of “Heartbreaker” via Twitter, a super-slow, lovesick slow jam infused with bass, mellowed-out percussion, hollow-y elect guitar accents and a lot of whiny cries. Bieber’s spoken word, three minutes in, sends goose bumps. Gratitude can be directed to hiphop producers Maejor Ali, Chief Tone and T-Minus, who built the swooning beat. Upon my first listen, I tried to hate the song. I really did, but that fact is, Justin Bieber’s vocal talent is beginning to manifest itself through much, much more mature outlets: R&B and ballads. And once these changes hit your ears–and your heart, you’ll take him a little more seriously. His vocal quality is no longer that of the

high-pitched “Baby” Bieber, but its deeper, more flexible transformation provides more than compensation. And as for the singer’s recent, highly publicized bad-boy behavior–this will only seem like a weakly constructed façade that melts right off once you’ve given a listen to the soft and sensitive content of Music Mondays. After the drop of the first M.M. success, Bieber followed suit with the angsty, romanceridden theme on the following Monday’s track, “Hold On,” an irresistibly sweet single that has no shame in referencing Justin’s recently lost love, Selena Gomez. The bars speak for themselves, “don’t let this go to your head… but you’re the best I’ve ever had/ something like a Ziploc…but a lip lock.” Thank you, Justin; I love that. The song is so keyboard-heavy and loaded with synths that the instrumental alone might knock you over–in a state of bliss, of course. The lyrics are just the decadent icing on top of the already delicious beat–just another reason for the newfound love of the previously pop singer. “All That Matters” is the song’s twin, freshly released the week after. R&B fits Justin great. But although the latest additions to his Music Monday collection have been totally acoustic, they work just as well. The lyrics vary little from JB’s heartbreak and somber life post-Selena, but somewhere in there is a spot guaranteed for each of us to relate. Additionally, the musical maturity is obvious; one may find him or herself more receptive to the new Justin, who seems to closely resemble a younger version of heartbreakDrake. So do yourself a favor (guys included), and check out the Biebs’ new work–it’ll at least diminish some of your boiling disdain for the little punk.

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Exodus takes on The Weeknd’s “Lonely Star,” M.I.A.’s vocals overshadowing the rest of the track. I’m Not many can pull off what a fan of the Weeknd and all of his M.I.A. does in terms of style and originals, even if a remix is pretty music. I’m sure most think of when good. M.I.A. cleverly adapts this she flicked almost all of America song and adopts her own style with off during her Super Bowl perfor- politically heavy messages, even mance and associate her with being re-doing the chorus herself to fit the a badass. I’ll tell you why she’s truly theme of “having it all.” Though she a badass in my opinion. mostly raps over the entire song, her What a lot of people don’t know flow and melody get a little tiresome is how involved M.I.A. is with the with repetition. But the song is folpolitics of India and Sri Lanka, lowed by her single, “Bad Girls.” If which is apparent in most of her you haven’t watched the video, you songs. Her father was part of a revo- should if you don’t want to miss out lutionary group, the Tamil Tigers, on her rapping on top of a car doing which had a great influence over a two-wheeler. With Arabian music her. Though she carries her own influences in the song itself, M.I.A. views and styles simply focuses on as an artist, a lot her independence of her work is a and strength, espeMatangi testament to her cially as a woman M.I.A. exposure to culture in the song. She 11/05/13 and politics by her contradicts, even parents. She even 15 tracks opposes, notions titled her debut of female supalbum “Kala” pression in the after her mother. Middle East, as /10 M.I.A. is also a Westerners view painter and direcit. tor, as well as a Dubble Bubble personal fashion designer. She puts Trouble leads off slowly into anothher outfits together with exotic and er hyped up dance beat that M.I.A. wild fabrics, creating art even in her enjoys in incorporating in her songs. style. Her latest album, “Matangi” She’s very much about grooving after her real name, features pop art and getting caught up in beats (her of the artist herself on the cover and work with Diplo and other produccontains the fierce and fiery style ers are exceptional). Same thing that M.I.A. pulls off so well. goes for Y.A.L.A. which circles I was blown away with the begin- back to a deeply distorted electronic ning of the album. “Karmageddon” rhythm and is a criticism of the is only a minute and a half long and “YOLO” fad. starts with traditional Indian sitar There is so much diversity in and the karnatic singing of “om,” this album, and even in the songs which fades into a heavy electronic themselves, from the beats and the bass background and M.I.A.’s slow melodies to the switch up of singsinging accompanying it. The next ing and rapping. It just showcases self-named track “Matangi” takes M.I.A.’s talents and ability to proinfluences from garba drumming to duce another album true to her style. produce an exotic and upbeat song. Tracks to listen to: Bad Girls, “Warriors” borrows the same begin- Y.A.L.A. ning of the first track, but fades into a completely different rhythm. Zarrin.Ahmed@UConn.edu

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Moss and Depp spark nostalgia in Paul McCartney music video By Ellie Hudd Campus Correspondent Though the Beatles revolutionized music as we know it, Paul McCartney’s solo work has not had quite the same effect, adding arguably very little to the soft-rock genre. So it’s no surprise that McCartney has decided to capitalize on the recent 90s nostalgia trend in the video for his new song “Queenie Eye” off his 16th studio album “New.” The video depicts 71-year-old McCartney starting a take of “Queenie Eye” in the studio. He sits down at the piano in the large, empty studio, and begins to play and sing. As he progresses into the first chorus, the room begins to fill with famous faces: Chris Pine, Meryl Streep, Sean Penn and 90s model Lily Cole all sing and dance to the fun “hear the people shout” refrain at various points. Most notably though, Johnny Depp–sporting an aesthetic very similar to his 90s look–sits at the base of the piano, rocking out to McCartney’s song with an iPod. While this may not seem like a big deal to some, many viewers eagerly anticipated Depp’s interaction with another 90s star set to appear in the video–90s supermodel Kate Moss. Here’s where I become somewhat biased on this topic, given that I’m absolutely obsessed with Kate Moss and the “heroin chic” fashion trend. Seeing Depp and Moss, the quintessential 90s it couple, together in one video was more than enough motivation for me to give McCartney’s solo music four minutes of my time, and I’m glad I did. Moss appears in the video around the threeminute mark, at first shown flipping her hair and giving the camera her trademark dead-eyed smirk. This single

expression, perfectly engineered to convey her “I seriously could not care less” attitude, was a large part of Moss’s appeal to fashion photographers and consumers alike. Few cultural figures, and probably none in fashion, have capitalized on a countercultural aesthetic as well as Moss; bored, effortless, and dressed mostly in black and white, she quickly became an icon in an era of flourescent green Nickelodeon slime and neon pink Lisa Frank school supplies. Later on in the video, Moss is shown dancing on McCartney’s piano in heels as only Kate Moss could really get away with doing. Despite the brevity of her appearances, Moss once again steals the show; at one point, even noted show-stealer Meryl Streep looks enchanted with her. The video closes with a final shot of Depp, absorbed in the music; he unfortunately does not once acknowledge the now-married supermodel he was once epically coupled with. Though Depp and Moss never interact, their magnetic star quality certainly does, and the context of their relationship adds a rich 90s-flavored backstory to the video. I was also impressed with McCartney’s self-awareness in casting the video: he seemed to know that capitalizing on a market of nostalgic and culturally savvy viewers would draw attention to his work in a way that he alone could not. The video had no elaborate plot, just a lighthearted celebrity song-anddance party in McCartney’s studio, set to an incredibly fun song. It was only four minutes, but the good mood it brought on will probably last at least through the next four days.

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‘Loved Me Back to Life’ is a solid comeback for a ground breaking artist By Alex Sferrazza Staff Writer

It’s been over six years since Celine Dion has issued an English language studio album (2007’s “Taking Chances”). Of course the pop superstar has been keeping busy, selling out Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on a regular basis and raising a pair of twins born in 2010. Yes, it’s been awhile, but Celine is back and definitely makes her mark yet again with “Loved Me Back to Life.” While we haven’t exactly had a shortage of pop stars come onto the scene in the past few years, from Lady Gaga to Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, considering the types of names I just dropped it’s almost easy to forget what real talent sounds like. “Loved Me Back to Life” isn’t a groundbreaking release and Celine has not set the bar any higher than she already has countless times over the course of her career. However, she has most certainly crafted an all around solid easy listening pop album that can be easily recommended to any music fan. “Thank You” and “Thankful” stand as a pair of solid easy listening tracks to complement the rest of the album. The smooth guitar heavy track “At Seventeen” provides a soothing and distinct change of pace from the rest

of the album. “Breakway” and the fantastic The album also features a ballad “Water and Flame.” pair of all-star collaborations Combining Dion’s strong for Dion. “Incredible” pairs vocals with these emotional the singer with artist Ne-Yo high-energy songs produces on a track that is immensely a pair of fantastic tracks, enjoyable, with not dissimia consistent beat lar to the and chorus that recent work Loved Me Back to Life you can easily of Adele, with Celine Dion imagine yourself the latter track 11/05/13 listening to on easily stand13 tracks the radio muling as one of tiple times withDion’s best in out it ever feelyears. ing old. For some /10 “Overjoyed” reason howconsists of a ever, I just duet with the don’t find legendary Stevie Wonder. An the album’s more beatequally successful collabora- heavy songs as appealing as tion, the track has a bit of the rest of the tracks. Both an interesting R&B influence “Somebody” and the titular that helps add a distinct twist. “Loved Me Back to Life” The two highlights of stand as respectable numbers the album are undoubtedly but are dwarfed when com-

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A growing number of celebrities, athletes and self-promoters are burnt out and signing off of Twitter. Many have gotten overwhelmed. Some people built big audiences on the short messaging service only to have their followers turn against them. Others complain that tweets that once drew lots of attention now get lost in the noise. As Twitter Inc. begins trading publicly Thursday, the company is selling potential investors on the idea that its user base of 232 million will continue to grow along with the 500 million tweets that are sent each day. The company’s revenue depends on ads it inserts into the stream of messages. But Wall Street could lose its big bet on social media if prolific tweeters lose their voice. Evidence of Twitter burnout isn’t hard to find. Just look at the celebrities who — at one time or another — have taken a break from the service. The long list includes everyone from Alec Baldwin to Miley Cyrus to “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof. Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt lamented “all the negativity” she saw on the service when she quit, temporarily, in July. Actress Megan Fox left nearly a million followers dangling when she checked out in January, explaining that “Facebook is as much as I can handle.” Pop

star John Mayer deleted his account in 2011, saying Twitter absorbed so much of his thinking, he couldn’t write a song. “I was a tweetaholic,” he told students during a talk at the Berklee College of Music. If Twitter turns off celebrities who have a financial incentive to stay in close contact with fans, how can the company prevent average users from becoming disenchanted? For some users, Twitter tiredness sets in slowly. At first, they enjoy seeing their tweets of 140 characters or less bounce around the Web with retweets and favorites. But new connections soon get overwhelming. Obligation sets in — not only to post more, but to reply to followers and read their tweets. Many users conclude that Twitter is a time-sucking seduction and turn away. One who calls herself patrilla$$$thrilla excitedly tweeted “first tweet, wocka wocka” just after she joined in July. On Wednesday, 161 tweets and 27 followers later, the romance was over. She quit to “fully enjoy the little details in life I miss because I’m too busy here,” she tweeted. The cacophony creeps into everyday life. Twitter fanatics tweet from the dinner table, during a movie, in the bathroom, in bed. Vacations can seem like time wasted not tweeting. The over-doers suffer from a “fear of missing out” (or FOMO),

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Celine Dion’s new album may not raise the bar any higher than she has in the past, but it is a solid comeback and her first english language studio album since 2007.

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pared to the album’s other tracks that have a greater emphasis on Dion’s vocals. “Save Your Soul” thankfully stands as the lone one of these tracks that strays a bit too far for the pacing of the rest of the record. “Always Be Your Girl” and “Unfinished Songs” close out the album in grand style, showcasing Dion’s vocals at their best against a fantastic orchestral backdrop. Celine Dion’s voice is simply unimitatable and she’s never sounded better. “Loved Me Back to Life” is an easy record to recommend to her fans, and fans of fantastic pop music in general. It’s not truly remarkable, but it’s another absolutely solid release from Dion.

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Tired users and celebrities could threaten Twitter’s future says Tom Edwards, vice president at themarketingarm, a Dallas-based advertising agency. “Managing our virtual personas, including all of the etiquette that comes with, can be tiresome, especially for those with large followings.” It happens —even to people who ought to know better. Just ask Gary Schirr, an assistant professor who teaches a course on social media at Radford University. In August, while vacationing on a beach, Schirr felt a pang of withdrawal because he had stopped tweeting to his 70,000-plus followers. Then he saw an old condemned house about to be washed away and posted a photo to Facebook and Twitter. He felt relieved when the likes and retweets rolled in. “You feel forgotten if you’re not out there,” he says. “It’s another sign of addiction. You feel bad if you don’t tweet.” Prolific tweeters stay engaged partly because there are real benefits to a big following, which usually requires tweeting a lot. Journalists who have large Twitter followings have used them to land better-paying jobs because every click on stories can make more money for their new employer. Actors can land roles on TV or the movies if their digital audience is expected to tag along. Matt Lewis, a columnist with The Week magazine, says his Twitter following is like “portable equity” that gave him an edge over more

established writers earlier in his career. He’s now got nearly 33,000 followers. Even so, one of Lewis’ more popular stories is titled “Why I hate Twitter.” It goes into why the social network became, for him, “a dark place” overrun by “angry cynics and partisan cranks.” He became demoralized by the criticism, but he couldn’t pull himself away. “It’s also like a prison. You can’t check out,” he says. Today, Lewis rarely interacts with his followers and hopes the service will come up with new ways to filter out the hate tweets. “Why should I be harassed if I look at my @ button?” he says.. Along with the potential for burnout, there’s also the risk that Twitter becomes uncool to the younger generation, especially when services such as Pinterest and Instagram are a tap away. Devon Powers, an assistant professor of communications at Drexel University, says many of her students have moved on to Snapchat. But there can still be pressure to keep up with the other services. “There’s all these new obligations to update and report and check in,” she says. It can make dropping offline feel like a relief. “If I get really busy, the first thing I stop doing is checking Twitter,” she says. “I’m living my life. I’m not having a commentary about it.”

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Today's Birthday (11/06/13). Follow love this year. Write down a dream, and schedule it. Living conditions improve over the next seven months, with Neptune direct. Creative projects come alive. Harvest art and romance this autumn, and things will bloom anew in springtime. Partnerships flower when you express your passion. Share your work with the world next summer. To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

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Classic Shapes Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Look beyond your own self-interest. What by Alex P. can you provide for your community? Your leadership skills are in demand and get tested. Read the manual or consult an expert when needed. Pass with flying colors. Make your family proud.

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Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Your research flourishes. Build a strong foundation for the future. The small steps you take now will benefit you tenfold later. Invest in energy efficiency. Find ways to conserve resources. For the next month, travel is easy. Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 9 -- You're on fire when it comes to finances. Consider new elements, or ones you'd forgotten. With organization and discipline you can't be stopped now. Partners hold the key. Look for what's missing, and provide that. Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- This phase is good for compromise. For example, stick to your budget. Really listen to your partner and to your own words, so you don't say something you don't mean. Keep or change your promises. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Creativity floods your zone. Dive into imagination and discover something you didn't know about yourself. Take care of your physical body. You're asked to assume authority. Your willingness to stand firm helps. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Shift your approach from the analytical left brain to the creative right. Love continues to be part of the big picture. Friends help you keep priorities straight. Repurpose something that would have been tossed. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Add enthusiasm and inspiration to your projects by looking for the heart connection. Use what you know and what you feel. Can you hear the sound of love? Fill your home with space and lightness. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Confront what you think you know. Watch what you take for granted. The prize is not in the answer but in the questioning. Make an important longdistance contact. Take care of a friend. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- New opportunities for making money keep showing up. Revise your budget, planning for the long term. Don't forget to consider expenses. Everything's easier when you love your work. If you don't, look for the silver threads. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- You're surrounded by love these days. Add extra doses of self-confidence to the equation, and the result can be explosive. Take charge of your destiny without breaking the rules. Get creative. Involve someone fun. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- Find the time and space for quiet contemplation. Disconnect from social media or other distractions for a while. Focusing on a personal passion project could yield surprising results. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 8 -- You're inclined to play, and that's fine. But don't let it distract you from accomplishing your goals. In fact, use your playfulness to increase your productive output. Your friends are a big help.

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Sports

San Antonio still atop the Western Conference With the NBA season starting to get in the swing of things, it's time to take a look at which teams will be making the playoffs out of the Western Conference. 1. The San Antonio Spurs were only five minutes away from winning the NBA championship last season. If Tim Duncan was on the floor to box out Chris Bosh on the final rebound in Game 6, the Spurs would be the favorite this year. Despite the heartbreaking loss last year, the Spurs are still my favorite to win the the West. The x-factor will be Kawhi Leonard with his versatile defensive presence on the court along with his rebounding and scoring. One concern for the Spurs is Manu Ginobili, who had an awful NBA finals. Ginobili needs to play like the Ginobili of old in order for the Spurs to go deep in the playoffs. 2. The Thunder are still in the hunt for the title, but Durant has to take complete control of his team if that is going to happen. Durant cannot defer

to Westbrook all the time. He is now 25 years old, the same age LeBron James was when he made the “decision” to go to Miami to escape his critics. The critics will soon haunt Durant if he does not bring home a title. The biggest concern for OKC is their depth. They lost Kevin Martin to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and they need to find a consistent third scorer. 3. The Clippers have one of the most exciting teams in the league with the high-flying, acrobatic dunks of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers’ x-factor is the recruitment of Doc Rivers. Rivers is a championship caliber coach, who arguably is the second best coach in the NBA behind the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich. The biggest concern for the Clippers will be if Blake Griffin can add more to his game, a post game for example. Right now, he is a one-dimensional player. But if he can improve his perimeter and post games, the Clippers could be dominant. 4. The Grizzlies have been one of the best defensive teams in the league for several years.

However, their weakness is they cannot score the ball. They do not have a player that can consistently get 25 points per game. They share the ball, which is fantastic, but they need a scorer down the stretch in close games. The acquisition of Mike Miller will help during crunch time, but he is not the traditional 20 pointa-night scorer. Look for the reigning defensive player of the year, Mark Gasol, to be an x-factor on the offensive side of the ball this season as well. They will need it. 5. The Warriors put on a real show last spring when they gave the Spurs a run for their money in the playoffs. The Warriors gave the Spurs a scare even with their center Andrew Bogut being injured. They won 47 games last year, with Bogut only playing 32 games over the course of the season. Bogut is key because they need someone to cover players like Duncan, who torched them last year. Bogut will spread the floor to help free up the already dynamite perimeter shooters. 6. The Rockets have been the talk of the NBA since they

PHOENIX (AP) — College basketball is going hands-free in an effort to increase scoring and bring flow back to a game that's turned into a wrestling match in recent years. Instead, the NCAA's new rules put may actually bog things down, particularly early in the season as teams adjust to the way the game is being called. "I don't think fans, at least in the arenas I've ever been in as a fan, a player, a coach, want one team to shoot 50 free throws and the other team shoot 46 free throws," Xavier coach Chris Mack said. "Usually, at some point, the boo birds start ringing in and you hear the fans yelling out: Let them play.

And I think that's going to be a real problem." The rules changes were put in this season after scoring in Division I dropped to 67.5 points per game in 2012-13, the lowest since 1951-52 — long before the shot clock and 3-point shot were added — and the fourth straight season it had decreased. Shooting percentages and assists were down, and 3-point shooting was the lowest since the arc was added in 1986. The number of fouls called were down as well, an indication that defenders may be getting away with more physical play. To combat the roughness in the game, the NCAA instituted a new set of rules for the

2013-14 season, the emphasis on preventing defenders from impeding offensive players' progress. No more hand-checking. No two hands on an opponent. No arm bars or jabbing. A big change in the block/charge call. The changes could be the biggest in college basketball since the advent of the shot clock and 3-point shot — and could take some time getting used to. "I think everyone's got the message that the game needs to be more open than it's been," Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said. "And I'm hopeful we can get that change." Not everyone in the game

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picked up Dwight Howard. Houston is a perfect fit for Superman because Kevin McHale was a big man in the NBA, so he will know how to work Howard into the rotation better than D’Antoni would ever dream. I am putting the Rockets at six for now but they can move up as team chemistry improves. 7. Denver will most likely squeeze into the postseason like they always do when they lose a crucial part to their team. This time they lost one of the best coaches in the NBA, George Karl. They also lost one of their best players, Andre Iguodala. The x-factor for Denver will have to be the acquisition of J.J. Hickson. Hickson is a hustler that is always scrapping and making plays. 8. The Lakers will be lucky to make the playoffs this year. I am putting them in the eighth position out of respect for Kobe Bryant. They are a probable first-round knock out, but Bryant has always been driven by his critics, so anything is possible.

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San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan (21) wallks off the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in San Antonio.

New NCAA hoops rules designed to increase scoring is convinced the changes will have the desired effect. Coaches and players have been told about the changes and seen plenty of video, but the new rules are such a drastic change from the way the game had been called that it's going to take a while to get used to them — as teams found out during the exhibition season. "If you're telling me the way the games are going to be called and exhibition games are the way they're going to call them in the Big Ten, we're going to have a lot of good players watching basketball," Purdue coach Matt Painter said. "I don't think that will sit with people in this room, with players and coaches across the country. It's definitely not going to sit with the fans." Many coaches believe the changes will add to scoring, just not the way the NCAA intended. Instead of points coming from

athletic moves and free-moving offenses, the majority could come from free throws, which would stall the game out even more instead of loosening it up. Up to 100 free throws in one game might not be out of the question early in the season. "I've always thought the way to improve our game was to try to create a situation where you get more shots," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "I don't know if this is going to create more shots. I think it's going to create more free throws." Along with the no-hands approach, the NCAA is also hoping to eliminate flopping with the new rule on block/ charge fouls. Under the old interpretation of the rule, a player had to be in defensive position before the offensive player was lifting off the floor. The new incarnation of block/charge requires the defender to be in place before

the offensive player has started his upward motion to attempt a shot or pass. "I've been saying for years we need to clean up those collisions at the rim," Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. "So I think that is brilliant what they're doing there, to protect the driver. Too many guys were talented enough to go by their man and there were three guys falling down before the guy even got to the rim." The changes could bring back a type of defense that's become increasingly rare in college basketball: The zone. More teams have gone to aggressive man defenses over zones in recent years, but the new rules could change that. Good coaches figure out ways to get around impediments and a zone could be a way to limit hand-checking fouls on the perimeter and blocking calls around the basket.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

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NBA opens with many questions in the East By Spencer Mayfield Campus Correspondent

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Miami Heat's LeBron James watches a replay during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Miami, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.

The 2013-2014 NBA Eastern Conference is full of question marks and story lines this season. Will anyone challenge LeBron James and the Miami Heat on their way to a third straight NBA championship? Will Derrick Rose be able to come back from injury and return to his former MVPcaliber self? Do the Indiana Pacers finally have enough scoring to get past the Eastern Conference Finals? Should we actually believe the Brooklyn Nets are legit contenders now? The Heat are once again the favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference. Miami returns the same core of players led by the reigning MVP and matchup nightmare LeBron James. However, the injury prone Dwyane Wade will need to stay healthy enough to provide help to James throughout the season. The main weakness of this team is that they lack a consistent post presence. In order to fill this gap, James spent the offseason working on his post game. Miami also

struggles to rebound; the Heat finished dead last in boards per game last season. Chris Bosh will have to improve his rebounding efforts this season – his rebounding numbers have declined each year since joining the Heat in 2010. Unless others start to step up to take the pressure off of James, Miami will keep asking him to do more and more which could lead to them being upset this season. Chicago Bull’s point guard Derrick Rose is also making his highly anticipated return after sitting out all of the 20122013 season with an ACL injury. The Bull’s still competed at a high level last year without Rose. Chicago finished with the five seed in the East and even won a playoff series against Brooklyn, but without Rose, the Bulls were unable to overcome the Heat in the second round. Watching his teammates lose to Miami should provide added motivation for Rose, as there has not been any love lost between both teams. It is likely that the Bulls will have to face Miami in the playoffs if they want to make it out of the East. It will be important for

Chicago to post a strong record to gain home court advantage over Miami if they want to have a chance. Rose will also have to quickly find continuity within the offense after sitting out for an entire year. If Rose leads Chicago to the top seed in the Eastern Conference, he could make his case for the MVP award as well. The Indiana Pacers are another team that has loaded up this year in order to make a run at a championship. The Pacers have been eliminated by the Miami Heat in each of the last two seasons and have made roster changes in order to attempt to get over the hump. Indiana has added C.J Watson, Luis Scola and Chris Copeland in order to bolster their bench. They are also awaiting the return of Danny Granger, who will provide a huge lift if he returns to his old self. Paul George has developed into a legit superstar in the league and once Granger returns he should have enough help to challenge Miami. The Brooklyn Nets orchestrated a blockbuster trade with Boston to acquire the aging Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and

Jason Terry trio this summer. This move screams desperation as the Nets agreed to give up three first round picks, including a pick in the loaded 2014 draft. Brooklyn has abandoned its future to take a win-now approach. The Nets still do not have enough talent to compete with the top teams in the east and there is no guarantee on how long Garnett and Pierce will remain healthy. Let’s not forget that Brooklyn decided to hire the inexperienced Jason Kidd as their new head coach. This just does not seem to be a formula for success to win in this conference. While there are many questions regarding this season what we do know is that if any team wants to take down the Miami Heat and LeBron James, the best basketball player in the world, they will have their hands full. My predictions for the Eastern Conference from first to eighth places: Indiana, Miami, Chicago, New York, Brooklyn, Cleveland, Detroit and Toronto.

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Hazing case sheds light on tradition Drummond, Walker NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL, the most popular U.S. pro sports league, has been shaken by the allegations of racist hazing that have led to the suspension of one member of the Miami Dolphins and the abrupt decision by another player to leave the team and enter counseling. The case has focused attention on the brutal sport's timehonored practice of teasing, hazing and joking around that happens in the typical National Football League locker room, and has raised questions about whether the tradition goes too far, especially when it comes to the youngest players. In the case of the Miami Dolphins, players say they've never seen the kind of

accusations of out-and-out bullying and harassment at the heart of why second-year player Jonathan Martin suddenly left the team a week ago because of emotional distress. His teammate, veteran Richie Incognito, was suspended indefinitely by the team. According to two people familiar with the case, the 319-pound (145-kilogram) Incognito, who is white, sent racist and threatening text messages to 312-pound (141-kilogram) Martin, who is biracial. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins and NFL haven't disclosed the nature of the misconduct that led to Incognito's suspension. The curtains don't often get

pulled back on this sort of thing in the NFL. But when they do they garner quite a bit of attention in a country where even a regular-season NFL game gains higher TV ratings than a World Series baseball game. The ongoing saga has raised questions about whether Miami coach Joe Philbin and his staff were negligent in allowing issues between Martin and Incognito to fester. Current and ex-players around the NFL say the situation reflects a lack of leadership because teammates of Martin and Incognito didn't intervene. The players' union issued a statement Tuesday saying it expects the NFL and teams to "create a safe and

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of successful teams during his career, he may even develop into an all-star, but who’s to say Kemba Walker won’t do the same? Kemba already has an edge on Drummond in that he is mentally tough, something Drummond has yet to prove. Further, size isn’t everything in the league. Kemba has shown that in his two plus years as a Bobcat. In a game that is as much mental as it is physical, the speedy young guard may have the tools necessary for a long and successful NBA career. If the Bobcats, soon to be Hornets, ever again find success it will be on the back of Kemba Walker. And if that scenario plays out the way it very well could, Kemba will see himself become a star in the NBA. Corasaniti: Walker has proved himself on the collegiate level and in certain games where he’s exploded to lead the Bobcats to either big or comeback victories. But Drummond is setting himself up not as the guy to lead his team in scoring or even huge plays just yet, but he’s already proving he can play with the best at his position. Even in this young season Drummond has matched up against Marc Gasol and Roy Hibbert and UCONN DAILY has hung with them as5”x5.74 much as any player can. Drummond RUN DAT may not turn into the flashiest PR# or most exciting player out there, but he’s setting himself up to be a foundation piece that could lead Detroit to division titles year after year, and that is what a real superstar is made of. With all due respect to Walker, Drummond has a much higher ceiling in this league, and it is only a matter of time before that all comes to fruition.

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Tomorrow Maryland 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 11 Yale 3 p.m.

begins play tomorrow night in Brooklyn against Maryland.

» NCAAF

Seminoles QB says squinting is ‘a habit’

- Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips on being named interim head coach while Gary Kubiak recovers from a mini-stroke. AP

Nov. 17 Boston University 12 p.m.

Nov. 14 Detroit 7 p.m.

Nov. 11 Stanford 3 p.m.

start of men’s basketball season. UConn

“I’m just keeping the seat warm.”

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Women’s Basketball Nov. 9 Hartford 4 p.m.

The number of days away from the

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Nov. 21 Boston College 7 p.m.

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Nov. 15 Maryland 6 p.m.

Nov. 17 Penn State Noon

Nov. 20 Oregon 7 p.m.

Nov. 23 Temple TBA

Nov. 30 Rutgers TBA

Dec. 7 Memphis TBA

Football (0-7) Tomorrow Louisville 8:30 p.m.

Nov. 16 SMU TBA

Men’s Soccer (9-2-5) Nov. 9 American Athletic Conference Quarterfinals SMU 5 p.m.

Field Hockey (15-4) Tomorrow Big East Conference Semifinals Temple TBA

Volleyball Tomorrow USF 7 p.m.

Nov. 10 UCF 2 p.m.

(11-15) Nov. 15 Rutgers 7 p.m.

Nov. 22 Memphis Noon

Nov. 24 Temple 2 p.m.

Women’s Hockey (3-5-1) Nov. 10 Providence 2 p.m.

Nov. 19 Brown 7 p.m.

Nov. 23 Boston College 2 p.m.

Nov. 24 Boston College 2 p.m.

Nov. 29 Yale 1 p.m.

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Ryan Riess holds up the championship bracelet after defeating Jay Farber for the $8.4 million payout in the World Series of Poker Final Table, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Las Vegas.

» COLUMN

Inconsistent Jets a pleasant surpise

Men’s Hockey (2-2-1) Nov. 17 Nov. 15 Nov. 23 Nov. 29 Nov. 12 Boston AIC Canisius Holy Cross Bentley University 7:05 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m.

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NBA: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Miami Heat 7 p.m., TNT Considered to be a possible preview of this year’s NBA Finals, the two teams at or near the top of their respective conferences meet in Miami tonight. The Heat have recovered nicely from a surprising wo-game losing streak to win their first two games at home. Miami’s defense will have to step up greatly tonight though if they want to stifle L.A.’s potent offense: The Clippers have scored 119 PPG so far this season, the most in the NBA.

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NCAAF: No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 5 Stanford 9 p.m., ESPN Two national title contenders meet tonight for a Pac-12 powerhouse meeting. The undefeated Ducks will be hoping their high-powered offense will be able to push past Stanford’s defense, which has allowed less than 20 PPG so far this season. A win for Oregon just may be enough to launch them to No. 2 in the BCS. AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston’s squinting has everyone staring at the redshirt freshman. It’s so noticeable, the Heisman trophy candidate has been dubbed “Jameis Squintston.” Cameras caught Winston regularly straining to see the play-call from coaches on the sidelines during the third-ranked Seminoles’ win against Miami. He wears contacts off the field but said Wednesday that it’s uncomfortable to wear them when playing. Winston, who is near-sighted, laughed about the whole thing and said it was just a coincidence that he went in for a refill the same week his vision became a national story. “I squint a lot. It looks like I’m squinting now. I just do that. It’s a habit,” Winston said Wednesday while not wearing his contacts to his weekly press conference. “I asked them earlier today when I was in the training room, ‘Pick something out, I’ll let you know that I can see. Just pick anything out in the back of the room.’ “Even y’all can do it. Pick something out in the back that y’all want me to read and will read it for you.” There were plenty of chuckles, but no one took Winston up on the offer. Still, one expert believes Winston could be even better he wore his contacts during the game. Steven A. Hitzeman, a clinical associate professor at Indiana’s School of Optometry, said there is a direct correlation between vision and athletic performance. “Visual acuity is a strong predictor of performance,” said Steven A. Hitzeman, a clinical associate professor at Indiana’s School of Optometry. “Visual performance and athletic performance. The better you see, the better you perform. “The better the acuity the quicker you respond to visual stimuli. The quicker you respond to visual stimuli, the better decisions you’re going to make, the quicker decisions you’re going to make and the better you’re going to play.” Cameras showed several instances of Winston squinting to see the sideline when coaches were signaling plays to the quarterback during the 41-14 win against Miami. He would then turn and run the offense, seemingly, without issue. Coach Jimbo Fisher said the lights of the stadium played a factor in the squinting, but he isn’t concerned at all. “He has contacts and doesn’t like wearing them, but it’s a very minimal prescription,” Fisher said. “At night, he has a hard time, sometimes, with the lights and where those lights are. He sees. He’s fine. That’s the way he looks over there. “It’s never a factor. It’s never been a problem, just because he squints. He still seems to see. Think of the way he would play if he could see.” Fisher was joking with that last line, but Hitzeman believes that’s a legitimate question. The Indiana professor does visual screening at the junior Olympics and outfits most of the Hoosier athletes with their corrective lenses. He recommends any athlete who needs contacts or glasses on a regular basis to wear them during athletics.

By Erica Brancato Staff Columnist The New York Jets have had quite a turnaround since last season. In 2012 they were considered one of the worst teams in the NFL, but now they are second in the AFC East. They have a consistent pattern of winning one week, losing the next, then coming back to win the following week. Although the Jets are inconsistent at best, they are a team to watch now that the season is in full swing. The Jets are 5-4 and have only had one huge blow out game this season. Most football fans assumed they would see the Jets team that showed up against the Cincinnati Bengals all throughout the season. They assumed that Gang Green would lose every game by 40 or more, but we have all been pleasantly surprised this season. It all started when the Jets played the Patriots for the second time this season. In

week two the Patriots beat the Jets 13-10. However when the two teams came together for a rematch, it was a game no one would forget for quite some time. The whole game was a back and forth battle that ended regulation play in a tie. The game got interesting in overtime. Jets kicker Nick Folk had the opportunity to kick a 56-yard field goal to win the game, and although his kick went wide left, the Jets were able to kick again due to an unprece d e n t e d foul. The flag was called as unsportsmanlike conduct on the Patriots Chris Jones who pushed his teammate. This flag gave the Jets another opportunity where Folk made the 42-yard field goal to win the game 30-27. Along with every other football fan, this interesting call

got me interested to see what else the Jets could do. But the next week the Jets did nothing, losing to the Bengals 49-9. They seemed to have nothing left after they beat the Patriots. In the terribly lopsided game the Jets defense allowed five touchdown passes while rookie quarterback Geno Smith completed 20 passes for 159 yards and threw no touchdown passes. He also threw two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns marking his worst game of the season. Head coach Rex Ryan skipped the film review of the game, unable to relive the disaster. Instead, the team focused on its next daunting game against the Saints. Clearly skipping this film review helped as the Jets got their act together and managed to beat the Saints 26-20. The

“The Jets have a consistent pattern of winning one week, losing the next, then coming back to win the following week.”

Saints seemed out of sync as they had used three timeouts on offense in the opening quarter, and had a few interceptions that cost them the game. Interceptions by Jets defensemen DeMario Davis and Antonio Cromartie, along with a fourth-and-inches stop highlighted the defense. Former Saints player Chris Ivory also had the best game with the team this season recording 139-yards and gaining his first touchdown as a Jet. When the Jets beat the Patriots I was pleasantly surprised, but when they beat the Saints I took notice. The Pats and the Saints are considered to be two of the best teams in the NFL, and for the Jets to beat both of them says a lot. The worst team in the NFL last year has the potential to reach the playoffs. They are completely inconsistent to the point of frustration but I’m still intrigued to watch and see which Jets team will come on the field each week. If anything, the Jets have proven that inconsistency is entertaining and nauseating all at the same time. Their games are worth watching, I wouldn’t put it past the team to surprise us yet again in the future.

Erica.Brancato@UConn.edu


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Patch up the losers

Women’s hockey falls to conference foe Terriers By Ryan Tolmich Campus Correspondent

Mike Corasaniti

The UConn women’s hockey team ran into an offensive juggernaut, as the Huskies dropped Wednesday’s matchup with No. 10 Boston University by a score of 6-2. The Huskies, who fall to 3-6-1 on the season, encountered their first two setbacks early in the first period, as the Terriers were able to score twice less than one minute apart. Kaleigh Fratkin and Dakota Woodworth each put one past UConn goaltender Sarah Moses in the first period, setting the tone for the rest of the evening. The Terrier onslaught continued into the second, as goals from Alexis Woloschuk and Sarah Lefort continued their siege of Moses’ net. Moses made 17 saves in the second period and finished with 34 stops on the night. However, UConn demonstrated a bit of fight in the games final two periods, as goals from Susan Cavanagh and Rachel Farrel sandwiched a goal by Boston’s Kayla Tutino. Cavanagh, whose goal was her first in Husky blue, was able to tuck in a Kelly Harris pass to get the Huskies first score of the evening. Farrel, who picked up her third goal of the season, also benefitted from the vision of her teammates, as the junior was able to smash home a feed from Sarah MacDonnell. The Terriers tacked on one more for insurance late in the third period, as a Rebecca Russo shorthanded finish gave the Terriers the 6-2 victory. Despite the lopsided box score, the Huskies remained perfect on the penalty kill. UConn has kept their opponents off of the boards the last 20 times they have been forced to play a woman down. The Huskies fall to 0-2-1 in conference play, while the Terriers remain undefeated in the WHEA. UConn will return to action Sunday, Nov. 10 as they take on Providence at Freitas Ice Forum.

On Opening Night of the NBA, there was something different about the Miami Heat. It wasn’t the fact that they beat the Chicago Bulls to grab the first win of the new season, everyone knows how good the Heat can play. It was the flashy jerseys they sported for their primetime match up: White home jerseys with gold adorning the letters on their chest alongside a Larry O’Brien trophy patch. At first I was a little turned off by the display. Everybody already knows how dominant the Heat were last season as they earned their third franchise championship and second in the LeBron James era. Did they really need to go beyond a banner-raising ceremony to remind the rest of the world that they won? But then as soon as I saw the Heat play in their second game against Philadelphia with their normal road jerseys, I already missed the special jerseys. The concept got me thinking about incentives: What if every season, the championship team got to wear golden-lettered jerseys for the entire season to remind teams who was on top? Considering the flashiness of the league, it’s hard to imagine that any team would really be against the braggadocios idea. But then conversely, what if the team that finished with the absolute worst record in the league also had to show off their futility for at least a few games? Imagine the Orlando Magic (who finished with a league-worst 62 losses last season) stepping out onto the court with their typical blue-and-white striped jerseys, but the letters spelling out their team name across the chest are filled in with an unflattering shade of brown. Maybe even a thumbs down patch on their upper pectoral too would be a nice touch. The possible embarrassment teams would be trying to avoid might even be the answer to the NBA Lottery dilemma: Teams may hate wearing ugly jerseys so much that they’ll avoid losing purposefully for a higher draft pick. Don’t think NBA players care about their fashion? Just look at how they arrive to games or how they dress for their press conferences and you can see that no player is going to want to be wearing the ugliest jerseys on the floor anytime soon. Come on, let’s shame the losers (they’re pros, they can take it), even if it means letting Miami brag a little bit longer.

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UConn women’s hockey team junior forward Rebecca Fleming (18) and sophomore forward Margaret Zimmer fight for the puck in a Nov. 1 game against the visiting Vermont Catamounts. The Huskies fell 6-2 on the road Wednesday night against Boston University.

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Saban, Texas rumors beginning to form By Scott Carroll NCAA Football Columnist

Nick Saban has been nothing if not a legend for the Alabama Crimson Tide. His legacy has spanned three national championships at Alabama and he is currently on track to win his third championship in a row. Just how much success can Saban have as a head coach? Paul “Bear” Bryant was able to achieve six national championships during his stint as head coach. Could Saban surpass him? Saban’s agent said this week that the only school that Saban would ever consider leaving the Crimson Tide for would be Texas. Making the situation even more eerie is the fact that Texas just hired a new athletic director, Steve Patterson, who has a reputation as a problem solver. If there is one man who could lure Saban away from Alabama I believe that man

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to be Patterson, who formerly was athletic director at Arizona State. Outside hires always love to bring in their own guys and leave their mark on a program early. We know those effects very well as students of the University of Connecticut. After Warde Manuel’s hire, Jim Calhoun retired, UConn was forced to move into a new conference and the athletic department was branded with a new logo. So while this may be just speculation, I see a shakeup coming for the Texas Longhorns. Mack Brown has had the same athletic director during his whole career. The new athletic director may put added pressure on the coach to protect his new job. Maybe the Longhorns will change conferences. The Texas Longhorns are making enough money in the Big 12, as according to Forbes they earned $103,813,684 in rev-

enue during the 2011-12 season, but they have fallen into near national obscurity playing in such a faltering conference. Imagine being able to watch the Texas Longhorns play perennial powerhouses every weekend instead of teams like Iowa State and Kansas. The Longhorns’ enormous revenue would not only allow them the opportunity to buy out Brown’s lengthy contract that is guaranteed through 2020, it would also allow them to sign Saban to the highest coach’s salary of all-time. While Patterson may be trying to maintain the tradition of Texas, I would not be surprised to see him shake up the culture in Austin. I’d look for him to make the program his own and, with the recent comments by Saban’s agent, look to get Saban in burnt orange by any means necessary.

Scott.Carroll@UConn.edu

AP

Alabama football coach Nick Saban said at a press conference that he remains “very committed to the University of Alabama” Wednesday.

Which former Husky is more likely to become an NBA star? Kemba Walker

By Dalton Zbierski Campus Correspondent

AP

Does Walker have NBA superstar potential ...

Dozens of stars have passed through Storrs since Jim Calhoun took over the men’s basketball program in the mid-1980s. But no player’s star power has shined brighter than that of former UConn guard Kemba Walker. Kemba has not stopped producing since his departure for the NBA after the 2011 National Championship run. Kemba has averaged 15.3 points per game since entering the league in the fall of 2011. If anything can be taken from his 25-point performance against the Knicks at MSG Tuesday night, Kemba just may be the next great UConnbred NBA star.

Dalton.Zbierski@UConn.edu

» POINT/COUNTERPOINT Zbierski: While Drummond possesses the talent to be a star in this league, it remains unclear as to whether or not he possesses the willpower. As mentioned Drummond came into UConn with expectations unparalleled by any Husky before him. His only season in a UConn uniform was a disappointment. His stats were not impressive and his team was bounced quietly in the first round of the NCAA tournament. While putting up an impressive rookie campaign it remains unclear as to whether Drummond can continue forward in such fashion. Kemba, on the contrary, has slowly improved each year in the league. He averaged 12.1 points per game his rookie season, 17.7 points per game last year and four games into this season has scored 18.5 points

a contest. Any UConn fan knows, Kemba has the heart to succeed. He forgot how to lose during 2011’s memorable March run. He’s displayed the same effort since debuting in the league. Considering his stats have slowly improved each season there’s no reason not to believe professional stardom awaits Kemba Walker. Corasaniti: Just saying, as big a Kemba fan as I am, there is a lot limiting anybody when they are playing for the Bobcats. Though the Pistons may not be vying for a championship any time soon, Drummond has the luxury of being on a team with the likes of Brandon Jennings and ultra-veteran Chauncey Billups. Drummond is in a much better position now to

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Andre Drummond

By Mike Corasaniti Senior Staff Writer Andre Drummond, the 7-foot Detroit Pistons center, came to UConn as a shockwave of raw talent after proving in his high school career that he had as much potential to be a superstar as any other who’s graced the court at Gampel. Although he may not have lived up to lofty expectations in his lone season as a Husky, Drummond has already begun to find his niche in the pros. The 20-year-old, now just in his second NBA season, averaged 7.6 rebounds per game along with nearly eight points last year for the Pistons. It was merely a preview of what promises to be a great NBA career.

Michael.Corasaniti@UConn.edu

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