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THE PROVIDENCE MASSACRE Huskies score 105 and win over Providence SPORTS/ page 12 EDITORIAL: SNOW REMOVAL CREWS UNABLE TO SUFFICIENTLY CLEAN UP IN ALLOTTED TIME University opened for class to soon after huge snow fall from historic blizzard. COMMENTARY/page 8 INSIDE NEWS: NORTH KOREA PLAYS IN STATE OF THE UNION
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UConn basketball center Wolf may face deportation following Monday arrest By Matt Stypulkoski Staff Writer If convicted of the charges being brought against him, UConn junior center Enosch Wolf could soon run into issues with immigration. Wolf, a native of Goettingen, Germany, and a German citizen, was arrested Monday morning and charged with burglary in the third degree, criminal trespass in the first degree and disorderly conduct. While criminal trespass and disorderly conduct are both misdemeanor offenses, burglary in the third degree is a class D felony in the state of Connecticut, and could provide Wolf with a host of issues if he is found guilty. In addition to the sentence that could result from a guilty verdict, a conviction could potentially lead to Wolf’s deportation, according to Renee Redman, a New Haven-based immigration attorney and professor at the UConn School of Law. “Felonies can result in deportation for any non-U.S. citizen,” Redman said in a phone interview Tuesday. Though she did not want to speak specifically about Wolf’s case, Redman did say that burglary falls under the category of an aggravated felony, one of several legal reasons that can be used for deportation. But even if convicted of the felony, Wolf’s sentence would
have to meet a minimum threshold to qualify him for deportation under federal aggravated felony law, Redman said. According to Syracuse University’s TRAC Immigration website, a “burglary offense for which the term of imprisonment is at least one year,” meets the federal description of an aggregated felony offense that could lead to deportation. In Redman’s experience, there is “pretty much no way of staying in this country,” if that criteria is met. “It would certainly be fair to say that would be serious,” Redman said of such a conviction. Citizens who are ejected from the country as a result of an aggregated felony are also permanently disqualified from returning to the country, according to Redman. According to the Connecticut General Assembly website, a class D felony can carry a one to five year sentence, up to $5,000 fine, or both. The incident for which Wolf is being charged occurred at 5:55 a.m. Monday at Hilltop Apartments in which he “had been in a physical altercation with a female resident of the building,” according to a police report. According to the report, Wolf grabbed the victim’s hair, pushed her head, knocked off her glasses and refused to leave the apartment. His bond was posted at $500 dollars and he is due in court on
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UConn men’s basketball center Enosch Wold could face deportation if found guilty of the charges brought against him. Wolf was arrested on Monday, February
Wednesday. Wolf has also been suspended from the men’s basketball team following the incident. “We are aware of the situation concerning Enosch and we are taking the matter very seriously,” UConn coach Kevin Ollie said in a press release Monday. “He has been suspended indefinitely, until the legal and university process is finalized. I have spoken to the
players on the team previously, and will continue to speak with them, about their conduct both on and off the basketball court. We have high expectations of our student-athletes at UConn, and I expect my players to live up to those standards.” Wolf had made three starts and averaged 13.7 minutes and 3.4 points in the Huskies first 22 games prior to his arrest.
His absence leaves UConn woefully thin in the frontcourt, as junior Tyler Olander and freshman Phil Nolan are the only two remaining options up front. The arrest came just two days prior to the Huskies’ matchup with conference-rival and sixthranked Syracuse. That game is set for a 7 p.m. tip-off on Wednesday.
Hardware issue Committee aims to redecauses wireless crash fine Spring Weekend
By Kim L. Wilson News Editor
Although police presence will be strong and non-student guests will be barred from residence and dining halls, the OOzeball mud volleyball tournament and other university-approved events will be revived this year during what was formerly known as Spring Weekend. The Town and University Relations Committee discussed their plans to re-brand Spring Weekend by giving it a ne name and gradually reducing campus restrictions over the next several years in a Tuesday meeting at the Audrey P. Beck Municipal Building. “Spring Weekend has a whole connotation that will never disappear,” said Mansfield Mayor Elizabeth Paterson. “We’re trying to bring the weekend back in a gradual and managed way.” Several committee members agreed with Paterson that changing the name of Spring Weekend is a positive step in leaving the notoriety of the weekend in the past.
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UConn officials and student representatives met on Tuesday to discuss plans to redefine Spring Weekend as a positive university event.
Since the Spring Weekend 2010 death of UConn student Jafar Karzoun, the university has eliminated Spring Weekend by disallowing campus events and guests, increasing police presence and closing campus buildings, including the Student Union and the Homer Babbidge Library. The last weekend in April, which has historically been known as Spring Weekend, will have themed days with univer-
“These Groves Were Once the Home of Fauns and Nymphs” 12 to 4:30 p.m. William Benton Museum of Art This event features paintings, drawings, and prints that depict Classical gods, goddesses, and heroes but also the settings of Classical myths and epic poetry. Admission is free.
sity-sponsored events designed to appeal only to students this year. “We have a desire to simply open the door a crack,” said Vice President of Student Affairs, John Saddlemire. “One of the things that bothered UConn students was the message of ‘don’t come to UConn because it’s not safe here.’” Thursday of Spring Weekend,
Study Abroad 101 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ROWE, 320 Learn about study abroad basics by attending this drop-in introductory information session. Study Abroad staff will be on hand to discuss how to plan for study abroad.
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Summer Business Study Abroad Programs Info Session 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. School of Business, Board Room, Third Floor UConn Study Abroad is offering two exciting business study abroad programs in Florence, Italy and London, England this summer.
“Activist Puppet Theater and the Occupy Movement” 7:30 to 9 p.m. Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, Conference Room The Ballard Institute’s Spring Puppet Forum continues with Joseph Therrien (UConn Puppet Arts 2012), of the Occupy Wall Street Puppet Guild. – KATHERINE TIBEDO
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Newtown leader hopes to remind nation of shooting
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Patricia Llodra (loh-DRAH’), the first selectman of Newtown, says she hopes her presence at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union will remind the nation and its leaders of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the need to overhaul federal gun laws. Llodra is a guest of Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal for Obama’s speech on Tuesday night. Llodra said the greatest concern of Newtown residents is that Americans and policymakers will forget the Dec. 14 massacre, which left 20 first graders and six educators dead. In a conference call, she said, “We can’t let this opportunity pass. It has passed too many times.” A Republican, Llodra said she supports more background checks, reauthorization of the assault weapons ban, a ban on high-capacity magazines and more mental health services.
Conn. legislation targets MetroNorth fare rules
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Following numerous storms that have knocked out rail service between Connecticut and New York City, a commuters group wants MetroNorth Railroad to make good on prepaid fares they couldn’t use because of service cancelations. The Connecticut Rail Commuter Council is backing legislation that would force MetroNorth to honor weekly and monthly tickets beyond their usual valid dates if service is canceled for more than 48 hours. Jim Cameron, chairman of the Connecticut Rail Commuter Council, said Tuesday that commuters are under enough financial pressure without losing money for rail service they do not receive. He cited disrupted service after Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011, Superstorm Sandy last October and the massive storm that snowed in New England beginning Friday and extending through Monday. “When airlines cancel flights, they give you a new ticket,” he said. “But when Metro-North cancels your train, they keep your money and don’t even offer an apology. That’s wrong and we hope this bill will correct that.”
Sandy Hook teacher to attend State of the Union
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Sandy Hook Elementary School first-grade teacher is planning to attend the president’s State of the Union address as a guest of first lady Michelle Obama. Kaitlin Roig of Greenwich will be among the guests seated in the first lady’s box for Tuesday’s address. Roig has taught at the school in Newtown, Conn. for six years. On the day of the massacre, she rushed her students into a bathroom and used a bookshelf to barricade the door. A gunman who shot his way into the school on Dec. 14 killed 20 first-grade students and six women before committing suicide. Washington officials are bringing several other people affected by the tragedy to the address, including a teacher who was shot but survived and the brother of a teacher who was killed.
Waterbury asks residents to help shovel snow
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary is trying to recruit local teenagers and adults to help shovel out the city’s schools. O’Leary told the Republican-American of Waterbury (http:// bit.ly/158Pucn ) the city is inviting anyone interested in helping with the continuing snow removal effort to come to City Hall at noon Tuesday. He says the city will pay minimum wage to people of all ages, but he’s hoping to get a lot of students ages 14 and older who don’t have school and have nothing to do. Waterbury schools remained closed Tuesday because of all the snow dumped by the blizzard on Friday and Saturday. O’Leary says money to pay the extra help will come from the city’s snow removal fund, which he expects to be reimbursed with federal emergency disaster aid.
4 struck by car in Milford; sidewalks not cleared
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two people are hospitalized in critical condition after a car struck four pedestrians walking on a Milford street where the sidewalks hadn’t been cleared of snow. Emergency officials say four family members were walking on the shoulder of Bridgeport Avenue on Monday morning when they were hit. Firefighters say two of the pedestrians suffered severe trauma, one had minor injuries and the other wasn’t hurt. The victims’ names haven’t been released. Police say the driver stopped and cooperated with officers. No charges have been filed. The driver wasn’t identified. The car was traveling the same way the family was walking. Police are urging people that if they have to walk in the street, walk against the traffic.
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UConn officials try to overcome stigma of Spring Weekend
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April 26, will have a “UConn Learns” theme and will host a lecture and a movie screening on The Great Lawn. Friday will be called “UConn Serves,” and will offer opportunities for students to assist with the campus beautification project. Saturday will bring the traditional OOzeball tournament. Unlike in the past two years, The Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts and UConn athletics will be allowed to host events this Spring Weekend. State troopers will be brought onto campus to patrol and monitor traffic again. Town and university staff will be paying particular attention to the Storrs
Center area. years “reflects poorly” on the “We’re still university and working with state supports the police and the u n i v e r s i t y ’s off-campus housdecision to ing offices,” said allow campus UConn Police events this Department year. Captain Hans Members of Rhynhart. “Our the commitapproach will tee agreed that be similar to last it is time for year.” university to Undergraduate begin a slow S t u d e n t John Saddlemire recovery from Government trauma of Vice President of the external affairs the pre-2011 chair and comStudent Affairs unruly, occamittee member, sionally vioMichael Daniels, said UConn’s lent Spring Weekends. lockdowns for the past two “It will take a long time to get
“It will take a long time to get rid of the stigma... It took eight years to get rid of ‘The Jungle’”
Sandy was 2nd-costliest hurricane in US history
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Superstorm Sandy was the deadliest hurricane in the northeastern U.S. in 40 years and the second-costliest in the nation’s history, according to a report released Tuesday. The storm’s effects reached far and wide, according to the National Hurricane Center report. While Sandy visited devastation on the East Coast, principally New Jersey and New York, it created wind gusts as far west as Wisconsin and as far north as Canada and caused water levels to rise from Florida to Maine, the center found. The hurricane center attributed 72 U.S. deaths directly to Sandy, from Maryland to New Hampshire. That is more than any hurricane to affect the northeastern U.S. since Hurricane Agnes killed 122 people in 1972, according to the center’s records covering 1851 to 2010. The report counted at least 87 other deaths that were indirectly tied to Sandy, from causes such as hypothermia
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In a Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 file photo, Joe Vanvaketis climbs out of his home, which was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The National Hurricane Center released a report Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 that says says Superstorm Sandy was the deadliest hurricane to hit the northeastern U.S. in 40 years and the second-costliest in the nation’s history.
due to power outages, carbon monoxide poisoning and accidents during cleanup efforts. The deadliest hurricane in U.S. history hit Galveston, Texas, in 1900 and killed 8,000 to 12,000 people. Tuesday’s report estimated damage caused by Sandy at
$50 billion, greater than any U.S. hurricane except Katrina, which in 2005 caused $108 billion in damage, or $128 billion adjusted to 2012 dollars. Hurricane Andrew in 1992 caused $26.5 billion in damage in Florida, or the equivalent of $44 billion today.
Giant-breed owners see having dogs as living large
NEW YORK (AP) — Life Vendetta who’s 34 inches tall with Suzzane Kelleher-Duckett’s at the shoulder, eyed her owndogs has required a few adjust- er’s sandwich after the breed’s ments. Getting rid of the coffee competition at the Westminster table, for one. Kennel Club dog show. Stashing things Whatever in the microwave dog wins or on top of the A m e r i c a ’s refrigerator if she most prestiwants to keep gious canine them out of the competition, dogs’ reach, since giant breeds they can easily can’t help grab items off the but make a counter and stove. big impresBuying a minivan on specKelleher-Duckett sion — and taking out tators who the middle seat so Santa Clarita, Calif.- snap pictures they can fit. small chilbased breeder of But after 16 dren reachyears of owning up to pet ing Great Danes, huge dogs Kelleher-Duckett and ping the wouldn’t live without one. owners with queries: How much “As big as they are, they love does he weigh? How much does that big,” the Santa Clarita, Calif.- she eat? What’s it like to live based breeder said Tuesday as with one? one of her two Danes, a 3-yearHere’s what it’s like for Chris old, 134-pound female named Boltrek and Ashley Erlitz, who
“As big as they are, they love that big.”
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rid of the stigma,” Saddlemire said. “It took eight years to get rid of ‘The Jungle’,” he added, alluding to the former nickname of North Campus residence halls, which were known for housing the rowdiest students on campus. Michael Kirk, UConn Deputy Chief of Staff, said the university is in the beginning stages of transitioning Spring Weekend into what the university wants it to be. “It will look a lot like last year and the year before,” Kirk said. “What’s being done differently this year are the student-oriented events.”
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share their Sound Beach, N.Y., home with Huxley, a 190-pound mastiff who’s nearly 2. He plays with tree branches, not sticks, and with balls designed as horse toys. He eats 10 to 12 cups of food a day, he may get spit on the walls if he shakes his head, and he outweighed the petite Erlitz when he was 9 months old and has knocked her over on walks a few times. Take the imposing-looking mastiff on a walk, and “either people gravitate toward him because of the anomaly of a large dog or otherwise they walk on the other side of the street,” Boltrek said as Huxley lazed in his grooming area, accepting pets from passers-by, after his breed’s contest. But for all the challenges — which can include health considerations — particular to massive dogs, their owners say they’re drawn to animals that can inspire both awe and aww.
structure so we keep scaling it out to meet that demand and when a semester starts up that demand grows at a very quick rate over a short period of time,” said Farese. “The expansion happens to have some instabilities in the code we were running.” Farese further explained how the department saw instabilities within the code that led to the wireless crashing and worked quickly in order to fix the problem. In Storrs, the wireless is geographically organized within the main area of campus however the dorms are separate from main points but were still affected by the outage. Regional campuses including depot campus were not affected by the wireless outage.
Hacker warns of zombies on Mich. TV
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — No, zombies aren’t attacking northern Michigan. Two local television stations say hackers broke into their Emergency Alert System with messages Monday warning of zombies. Along with a crawl strip, an audio message said “dead bodies are rising from their graves” and “attacking the living.” The messages ran on public station WNMU and WBUP. Two Montana stations also were hit. WNMU General Manger Eric Smith says police determined the source isn’t local and may be from another country. He wasn’t aware of any arrests and says equipment changes have been made to prevent future incidents. The Michigan Association of Broadcasters told its members about programming changes to prevent hacking. Association President Karole White says it’s the first breach of the emergency system she’s aware of since its inception in the 1940s.
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North Korea plays in State of the Union
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced plans to withdraw more troops from Afghanistan and take steps to boost the fragile U.S. economy as he delivered a closely watched State of the Union address Tuesday laying out his priorities for the year ahead and for his newly begun second term in office. The speech before a joint session of Congress’ two chambers was dominated by domestic issues, as Obama challenged deeply divided lawmakers to find compromises that would boost job creation and strengthen America’s middle class. He conceded America’s economic revival is an “unfinished task.” His focus on jobs and growth underscored the degree to which he is still hampered by the economy, even as he pursues a bolder agenda including overhauling immigration laws, enacting stricter gun-control measures and tackling climate change. Foreign policy received less attention, but took on some greater urgency as the speech came hours after North Korea announced that it had detonated a nuclear device. Obama said North Korean leaders “must know that they will only
achieve security and prosperity by meeting their international obligations.’ He said “provocations” like the test will further isolate North Korea “as we stand by our allies, strengthen our own missile defense, and lead the world in taking firm action in response to these threats.” Obama also announced that the U.S. will begin talks with the European Union on a trans-Atlantic trade agreement, “because trade that is free and fair across the Atlantic supports millions of goodpaying American jobs.” The annual address is one of the biggest events in Washington. It is broadcast during prime evening viewing hours by the major television networks, with Washington’s most powerful officials — lawmakers, Supreme Court justices, military leaders and Cabinet members — all in attendance and millions of Americans watching from home. This year’s speech came at one of the strongest points in Obama’s presidency. He won re-election by a convincing margin, is generally popular, and opposition Republicans appear weakened and fractured. Still, Republicans con-
trol the House of Representatives and tough fights loom on the budget and other top issues. With the economy still the biggest concern of most Americans, Obama devoted less time to foreign policy this year. But his announcement on the withdrawal of 34,000 troops from Afghanistan — about half the force there — is a major development, even if it was highly anticipated. It puts the United States on pace to formally finish the protracted war by the end of 2014. Obama also pledged to work with Russia to seek further reductions in nuclear arsenals and to complete negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement with the Asia-Pacific region, in addition to pursuing the European agreement. He also said the United States “will keep the pressure on a Syrian regime that has murdered its own people, and support opposition leaders that respect the rights of every Syrian.” Obama also used the address to press for congressional action on climate change and for stricter gun control laws, both of which face resistance from House Republicans.
President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013
On climate change, Obama pledged to work with lawmakers to seek bipartisan solutions but said if Congress doesn’t act, he’ll order his Cabinet to seek steps he can take using his presidential powers. Obama said major storms, droughts and wildfires that have
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s largest cities were struggling to remove huge amounts of snow from narrow streets littered with abandoned vehicles. In Bridgeport, Mayor Bill Finch said Tuesday that Connecticut’s largest city was making progress but many roads were still not passable. He said the snow removal effort was slowed by hundreds of abandoned vehicles. Finch said the goal was to get at least one lane open on all roads by Sunday. He said the city had not seen so much snow at once since 1888 and has been scouring the region to get bucket loaders to remove snow. “It’s still very difficult getting around much of the city,” Finch said. “It’s been a painstaking almost surgical inch by inch approach.” Public schools in several cities, including New Haven, Hartford, Waterbury and New Britain, will remain closed Wednesday. New Britain, citing safety concerns for students walking on narrow streets, said schools will remain closed for the rest of the week. In New Haven, officials said roads were passable and crews were trying to widen them and remove enormous piles of plowed snow. Mayor John DeStefano said officials were trying to figure out when to reopen schools, noting that with all the snow there is a lack of space for children to stand on corners to wait for buses.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Defying U.N. warnings, North Korea on Tuesday conducted its third nuclear test in the remote, snowy northeast, taking a crucial step toward its goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile capable of striking the United States. North Korea said the atomic test was merely its “first response” to what it called U.S. threats, and said it will continue with unspecified “second and third measures of greater intensity” if Washington maintains its hostility. The underground test, which set off powerful seismic waves, drew immediate condemnation from Washington, the U.N. and others. Even its only major ally, China, summoned the North’s ambassador for a dressingdown. President Barack Obama, who was scheduled to give a State of the Union address later Tuesday, said nuclear tests “do not make North Korea more secure.” Instead, North Korea has “increasingly isolated and impoverished its people through its ill-advised pursuit of weapons of mass destruction,” he said in a statement. But the Obama administration’s options for a response are limited, and a U.S. military strike is highly unlikely. In an emergency session, the
afflicted the United States can be considered “just a freak coincidence, or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science - and act before it’s too late.” His push for overhauling immigration laws had broader appeal. It is one of the few major issues on
which badly divided Republicans and Democrats can find common ground. Republicans have long opposed relaxing immigration laws, but are reconsidering their positions as they try to appeal to Hispanics, a growing part of the U.S. electorate that has overwhelmingly favored Democrats.
Conn. cities struggle to North Korea conducts third remove snow from blizzard controversial nuke test
A neighborhood near New Haven, Conn., is buried in snow Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in the aftermath of a storm that hit Connecticut and much of New England Friday and early Saturday morning.
As DeStefano spoke, a bulldozer removed 6-foot-tall piles of snow from a narrow, densely populated side street where residents were digging out their cars. Traffic passed slowly on the main road. Cornelius Washington, a 23-year-old laborer, was among those trying for hours to shovel out his car. He said he hasn’t been able to go to work. “I couldn’t afford to wait any more,” Washington said. He said the city plows arrived Tuesday on the side road. The roads still were not safe, he said. Juan Morales, a 35-year-old resident who was walking nearby, said his street was not plowed.
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He said two cars got stuck in the middle of his street and were removed Monday, but the factory where he makes brake pads for cars was still closed so he hasn’t worked since the storm. “I got a lot of bills,” Morales said. “They’re going to have to wait until I get back on my feet and start paying a little by little.” New Haven was towing cars that were abandoned or blocking emergency vehicles and planning to tow cars parked on snow emergency routes. Earlier, the city set up checkpoints at four entry points to discourage non-essential travel so that snow-removal efforts were not slowed.
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South Korean protesters slit up a North Korean flag during an anti-North Korea rally in Seoul, South Korea, following a nuclear test conducted by North Korea Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. North Korea said it successfully detonated a miniaturized nuclear device at a
U.N. Security Council unanimously said the test poses “a clear threat to international peace and security” and pledged further action. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice called the test “highly provocative” and said the North’s continued work on its nuclear and missile programs threatens regional and international peace and security and “the security of a number of countries including the United States.” “They will not be tolerated,” she said, “and they will be met with North Korea’s increasing isolation and pressure under United Nations sanctions.”
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Elizabeth Crowley, Editor-in-Chief Tyler McCarthy, Commentary Editor Jesse Rifkin, Associate Commentary Editor Chris Kempf, Weekly Columnist John Nitowski, Weekly Columnist Sam Tracy, Weekly Columnist
Snow removal crews unable to sufficiently clean up in allotted time
s hopefully all students noticed, UConn decided to resume classes yesterday after a historic blizzard left the campus covered in over a foot of snow. What this means is that the powers that be decided that the campus was fit for both commuters and pedestrians. They deemed the roads, parking lots, bus lines and pedestrian walkways fit for adequate use as early as yesterday. However, as many students came to realize while trudging through the snow and slipping on the ice, the University was wrong. After two days the extremely unorganized plan to clear the parking lots of cars so that plows could get through finally came to an end and everyone’s next thought was what’s to be done with the pedestrian walkways. Over the weekend, an e-mail was sent out to students requesting that they do not attempt to walk in the street to get to their destinations. However, even on Tuesday morning, parts of the campus were so under-plowed that walkways were still buried under a few feet of snow forcing students to either miss classes or walk in the roads. Some buildings were not even given proper access. The campus’ newest building, Oak Hall, for example was inaccessible from one side. Students all over campus had to resort to walking to their morning classes on paths created by foot traffic. Out of frustration, students took to Twitter to complain about the poor and downright unsafe conditions on campus. The main point of all of these tweets seemed to share a common question: why were classes not cancelled if conditions were so poor? There are parts of Connecticut that are still unplowed and no means to get on the roads or major highways to get to campus. So with commuters unable to get to the school and pedestrians unable to walk safely to classes, we feel that the university needs to either explain its decision to have classes in these conditions or apologize for doing so. Yesterday afternoon an e-mail was sent out on behalf of president Herbst that thanked the snow removal crews who worked around the clock during and after the storm to clear out the snow and react to this historic snowfall. We would like to agree with that sentiment. To be clear, our issue is not with the dedicated staff of removal crews, dining service and emergency service workers who did everything in their power to complete an extraordinarily difficult task. Our issue is with the university for unleashing students on the campus before these hard working people’s work was done. The Daily Campus editorial is the official opinion of the newspaper and its editorial board. Commentary columns express opinions held solely by the author and do not in any way reflect the official opinion of The Daily Campus.
Today definitely seems like a good day to get refocused upon school work oh hey Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition why of course I’d love to look at you all day. Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up! If anybody needs me, I’ll be jumping off the lower levels of North Garage into the giant snow piles. I’ve run out of wold-related puns at the moment, but mark my word. I shall return with even more. If my Twitter feed has taught me anything, it’s that I am the smartest human being currently living on this planet. Very disappointed that Obama once again refused to address the Confederacy in his State of the Union. Are we really not going to acknowledge this Civil War? What are you hiding from us Obama?!?! My grandma got a parking ticket today for running over some lady’s groceries in a Big Y parking lot back home. It has been a VERY bad week for Germans. I’ll tell ya what. I just ate a pound of stir fry. UConn administration, I don’t think anybody will remain mad at you if you just apologize and cancel class tomorrow. What snow covered paths? I don’t see any! Listen up Syracuse. You’re fruit, and we’re the premier canine of all-time. Just go home already.
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Why pro-lifers should not be pigeon-holed
f you were on campus last spring, you might remember when the truck from the hilariously named Center for BioEthical Reform drove around Storrs. You probably remember how pro-life protestors stood in the center of campus and compared women who have had abortions to Idi Amin, Hitler and other genocidal maniacs. This drove me up a wall, but when I voiced my complaints I was met with the condescending voice of, “Well that’s just because you’re on the other side.” Actually, I’m not. I consider myself pro-life because I simply By John D. Nitowski believe a fetus is Weekly Columnist a life. Now, reading this you probably think I also believe that anyone who has an abortion, or performs abortions, is a murderer. After all, if a fetus is a life, then ending that life is a murder. Thus, all people associated with abortion are murderers, right? Except, shockingly, I do not believe that. I believe I am among the silent majority of pro-lifers: we are pro-life. As horrible as abortion is, even more reprehensible is accusing someone of murder who’s already going through a difficult decision and the subsequent emotional repercussions. I don’t view abortion as a “sin” or a “crime.” It is the symptom of a larger socio-
economic problem: the stigma of bastardy. In most societies that have marriage (all of them) a child born outside of wedlock is usually stained with the label “bastard,” excluded from all inheritance rights and usually looked down upon as the product of the sins of a lustful mother and a deceitful father. In the “enlightened” United States, it wasn’t until the 60s when they stopped stamping “bastard” on your birth certificate. Even though the sexual revolution has done some work at liberating the stigma on bastard children, there’s still that stigma on parents. The last baby shower I went to was for unmarried parents. Clearly they weren’t ashamed of the child, but I heard (at least twice), “So when are you two going to get married?” Picture the worst-case scenario in the United States. An eighteen-year-old girl gets pregnant. Her parents are strong Christian conservatives, and so is she. She decides to risk having the child as opposed to sacrificing her immortal soul to hell. Since this is a worst-case scenario, her parents kick her out of the house, the father wants nothing to do to her, or maybe she doesn’t even know the father. She has the child, but can’t keep a job, can’t pay for childcare, and is soon homeless. Her child is taken by DCFS, she is homeless and falls into prostitution, drugs or worse. Hold that up against how having an abortion can give an eighteenyear-old woman an opportunity at a normal life, and it’s easy to see how abortion is the preferable option. In the West, we have turned a blessing into a curse. Caring for children is no longer a blessing and miracle of biology, it is
a hindrance to social progress. Our biology says that ages 16-25 is prime breeding time, but our culture says “Don’t you dare.” Compare our Western prejudices to Tibet: a society that is ecological, surprisingly more egalitarian in gender roles than most neighboring Asian societies, and abhors abortion. There is no word for “bastard” in Tibet. Children born out of wedlock, especially from teenage parents, are greeted with the attitude of “it happens.” A child is a child, no matter what the parents, and deserves the opportunity for happiness and a normal life like anyone else, including – no, especially – teenage mothers and fathers. I’m not saying we all need to convert to Buddhism, abhor abortion, learn Tibetan and be okay with teenage parents. But it serves as an important comparison that we need to accept abortion if we’re unwilling to change our views on single parents or do away with the necessity for abortion and accept single, young mothers. By now, I hope you can see my position on abortion is well thought out and is more complex than divine revelation. It highlights a larger social problem that isn’t necessarily gender related. By holding a rational conversation (this is addressed to loud pro-lifers) we can look like a legitimate point of view: one that isn’t a sexist attempt at controlling women.
Weekly columnist John D. Nitowski is an 8thsemester English major. He can be reached at John.Nitowski@UConn.edu.
Marijuana Act should get support from both sides of the aisle
ast week, Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado introduced H.R. 499, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013. If passed, this bill would legalize marijuana at a state level while enabling states and municipalities to decide its legal status. It would also create federal regulations By Gregory Koch on mariStaff Columnist juana sales, similar to the laws in place regarding alcohol and tobacco. All Congressmen, whether they are Democrats or Republicans, should vote in favor of this bill if they truly care about their respective party platforms. The Democrats, at least in recent years, have consistently stood up for the rights of minorities and the poor. Sadly, marijuana prohibition is more detrimental to these people than it is to other groups. According to a 2011 study by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, African-Americans in California are four times more likely than people of other ethnicities to be arrested for marijuana possession. They are three times more likely to go to prison for marijuana possession than other groups, and if only felonies are included, that figure rises to twelve times as likely.
Other studies have shown that even after adjusting for differences in use of marijuana, poor people are more likely to get arrested, convicted and incarcerated for marijuana use than middle-class and wealthy individuals. This is due to the common police practice of targeting poor neighborhoods when making marijuana arrests. On average, about 20 people per 100,000 are charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession on Manhattan’s Upper East Side every year. The Upper East Side is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in New York City. In Brownsville, a very poor neighborhood in Brooklyn, over 3,000 people per 100,000 are charged with the same crime annually. Even after account for differences in use between socioeconomic groups, this difference is astounding. Even former law enforcement officers have acknowledged that this discrepancy is due to the police targeting poor areas. The Democrats, the party that cares about the poor and minorities, should stand up for their rights once again. All Democrats in Congress should vote yes on H.R. 499. Republicans in Congress also have reason to support this bill. Right now, one of the top priorities of the GOP is cutting spending. Legalizing marijuana would cut $7.7 billion per year
from the federal budget. Taxing it like alcohol and tobacco, as the bill provides, would generate an additional $6 billion in revenue, cutting almost $14 billion from the deficit. With the nation fast approaching the debt ceiling (again), repealing federal marijuana prohibition would provide much needed relief. Additionally, the Republican Party is focused on upholding Constitutional principles. One part of the Constitution, the 10th Amendment, provides that “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States.” Although other parts of the Constitution grant Congress the authority to regulate “interstate commerce,” nowhere is the federal government granted to regulate commerce within a single state. Therefore, under the Tenth Amendment, part of the document that Republicans value, most of federal marijuana prohibition is unconstitutional. If marijuana is grown within a single state and is sold, possessed, and used within the borders of the same state, it is not interstate commerce. As a result, the federal government cannot constitutionally intervene. Of course, states could still decide to keep marijuana illegal – that is their right under the Tenth Amendment. However, if Colorado and
Washington succeed with their endeavors of legalizing and regulating it, other states will soon follow suit. Some people, especially Republicans, may feel that Colorado and Washington made the wrong decision. That may prove to be the case, although I do not think it will. However, even if this does prove to be the case, it was their wrong decision to make, not Congress’s. If I am wrong and legalizing marijuana proves to be a disaster, they will criminalize it again and Republicans can say that they were correct all along. Regardless of what happens at a state level, only if Republicans vote to repeal federal marijuana prohibition can they truthfully claim they fought for constitutional principles. As the Party that stands up for the Constitution, this should encourage them to vote in favor of H.R. 499. While Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on many things, voting to end federal marijuana prohibition is something they can agree on. Even though they will do so for different reasons, both Parties should support the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act. Staff Columnist Gregory Koch is a 6th-semester actuarial major. He can be reached at Gregory.Koch@ UConn.edu.
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Kendrick Lamar, Steve Aoki to perform at UConn’s Spring Concert On-the-rise rapper Lamar, Grammynominated DJ Aoki to rock Gampel By Joe O’Leary Focus Editor After a week of big concert announcements at UConn, SUBOG saved the best for last late Monday night when they announced this year’s Spring Concert will bring the Verge Campus Tour, featuring Kendrick Lamar and Steve Aoki, to Gampel Pavilion on Friday, April 19. Kendrick Lamar blew up at the end of 2012. His single “Swimming Pools (Drank)” went platinum, topping out at No. 3 on the Billboard Rap Chart. In October, when his major label debut “Good Kid, m.A.A.d City” hit shelves, it sold around 242,000 copies in its first week, taking second on the Billboard 200 and eventually going Gold. It also gathered critical acclaim both locally and internationally. In November, Daily Campus campus correspondent Emily Herbst gave “Good Kid” a 9.5 out of 10, while the album has also charted high in numerous “Best of 2012” charts, for instance winning Pitchfork.com’s Album of the Year honor. Lamar’s been on a tear in early 2013, too; he played “Saturday Night Live” on January 26, and he can currently be heard finishing up the last verse on A$AP Rocky’s top-10 hit “F****n Problems” and performing on the bridge of “YOLO,” the latest single from comedy trio The Lonely Island. His next “Good Kid” single “Poetic Justice,” featuring Drake, is quickly climbing up the rap charts, currently at No. 9. A member of South Central rap supergroup Black Hippy, which also features up-and-comers Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock, Lamar is known for his personal and unortho-
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Two of today’s most explosive acts, up-and-coming rapper Kendrick Lamar and one of Forbes.com’s ‘greatest DJs’ Steve Aoki, are set to play UConn’s annual Spring Concert, held on April 19 in Gampel Pavilion. Both artists have large followings on college campuses; Lamar through his thoughful, complicated music, Aoki through his vast collection of remixes.
dox approach to his music. Some evidence: “Good Kid” works on two levels, not just as an album but as a story (as its subtitle, “A Short Film by Kendrick Lamar,” backs up). Throughout its twelve tracks, Lamar uses the album to tell the sweeping story of a young boy’s coming of age in Compton. The album’s protagonist falls in with the wrong crowd on “The Art of Peer Pressure,” robs homes in “Money Trees” and sees a friend shot to death at the end of “Swimming Pools,” which leads to the album’s 11-minute epic “Sing
About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst.” In the two-part song, Lamar tries to find sense and God in modern life and society, searching for clarity in a culture of violence. His wit and delivery bring even more to the table, not to mention his variety: his repertoire spans from the swaggering confidence exuding through “Backseat Freestyle” to the sense of stylish, dark unease of “Cartoons and Cereal.” Steve Aoki, an electro house musician (better known as a DJ), will open things up for Kendrick, and his
infectious blends will make more than a few Huskies go wild. Huge on college campuses, he’s created some iconic remixes; his widestknown is probably his remix of Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit of Happiness,” which soundtracked “Project X” (and by effect, more than a few UConn parties) last winter. His debut album, “Wonderland,” came out in January 2012. It received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album, losing to Skrillex’s “Bangarang EP” on Sunday night. What to expect from
his set: he will play awesome house music as loud as the speakers will allow and 5,000 students will go insane in response. The show, as mentioned above, will be at Gampel Pavilion on Friday, April 19; doors open at 7 p.m. with the music kicking off an hour later. Ticket information has not yet been released by SUBOG but will be provided as soon as it is made available.
U-Con at UConn Intel working Great ways to enjoy the snow on TV setreturns: a crashtop box to course in conventions replace cable By Kimberly Halpin Associate Focus Editor
(AP) - Intel Corp. said Tuesday that it will sell a settop box that brings Internetdelivered movies and shows to a TV set this year. Erik Huggers, general manager of Intel Media, said the company plans to sell a box that will offer “a vastly superior experience” to today’s cable boxes. There are various boxes today that bring Internet content to TV sets, with popular ones made by Roku and Apple. But Intel wants to go further and make its box and streaming service a replacement for cable. Rumors of an Intel settop box and video service emerged last year. Huggers didn’t say what the box and service would cost, or when this year such a device would come out. He said Intel’s goal is to provide quality rather than undercutting cable pricing. The video service would also be available on nonTV devices such as the iPad, Huggers said. Cable companies have been making some content available on smartphone and tablet computers as part of their TV Everywhere initiative, but the selection of programs and channels is limited. Intel is the world’s largest chipmaker, but has little direct contact with consumers. Its chief business, making processors for PCs, is stagnating as PC sales are declining and
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If there’s one thing that campus has an abundance of these days, it’s snow. Unfortunately, according to Mr. Groundhog, spring is right around the corner. We’ll have to savor and embrace the snow banks while we have it. At least they’ve gotten us a few days off of class. Some students have definitely been taking advantage of the snow heaps around campus by making igloos and tunnels. As long as students stay safe and avoid cave-ins, igloos can be a fun trip back to the days of childhood where the larger the snowfall, the larger the snow fort to defend. Some light-hearted snowball fights are sure to provide an afternoon of fun and will liven up a boring afternoon in a dorm room. With Valentine’s Day coming up and relatively mild temperatures forecasted, why not take advantage of the snowy landscape for a nice date night? Grab two cups of hot chocolate from any of the campus cafés and try adding a flavor shot to make it original. Some peppermint or caramel can turn your regular Tuesday morning drink into the highs of a Valentine’s date. Bring your hot chocolates to keep your hands warm and head off towards Horsebarn Hill Road for an escape from the bustle of downtown campus. A loop up Route 195 and then down Horsebarn Hill Road provides some of the best views for miles around and you’ll be able to experience the snowy hillsides. Horsebarn Hill also proves to be a favorite spot for other winter activities on campus. The open space and long incline provides some of the best sledding routes around. If you forgot to bring your sled with you to campus, get creative and try using garbage bags or even dorm-room mattresses to
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A student descends Horsebarn Hill on a sled with a video camera after this weekend’s snow, hoping to capture the experience for friends and family to see.
slide on. If you’re lucky enough to have a shovel that you used as you attempted to dig your car out of the parking lot, sit on the flat side and use the handle as a steering wheel. Just be careful not to wipe out couples walking by. If you’re not keen on getting covered and soaked in melting snow, UConn students get free admission for general skate times at the Freitas Ice Forum, which is just a short walk from the center of campus. If you need to rent ice skates it’ll only cost you four dollars and you can skate for over an hour. Now that sidewalks are limited around campus, it might be hard to get outside for a run or workout. Shoveling can be great exercise, and with plenty
of people that need help after the storm, there are many opportunities for you to help out a neighbor or friend while you get the health benefit. Other ways to burn off some hibernation calories while enjoying the snow are skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing. The UConn Outdoors department, located in the Adventure Center has equipment rentals for students at reasonable prices. They have snowshoes with trekking poles for $4 a day and cross-country skis with boots and poles for only $5 a day. Take advantage of the snow cover and get outdoors to shake up your regular workout routine.
Get ready, children of the Internet. It’s time for U-Con at UConn, the yearly comic, anime and videogame convention that takes place at the Student Union. The festivities begin this weekend 10 a.m. on Saturday, running through 1 a.m. that night before concluding Sunday afternoon. Here’s what to expect if you’ve never attended a convention. Conventions are typically composed of a few separate large parts: The Dealer’s Room, screenings, open gaming, tournaments and panels, to name a few. The Dealer’s Room is where you can score all the cool swag at an anime convention. More than two dozen sellers from across New England and the country will have booths set up to sell their products, including manga vendors, comic publishers, stuffed animal vendors (their products are usually shortened to “plushies”). Even animal costumes are expected to be on sale; just about everything you could imagine is sold in the Dealer’s Room. At huge conventions like PAX East in Boston, companies will set up a booth to promote a new series or game and will hand out free stuff to promote it. While U-Con at UConn is too small to expect corporate representation, you should expect to grab some free stuff by Sunday. A secondary space in the Dealer’s Room will hold dozens of artists from both near
and far away. This is generally the smallest section of the con, but important nonetheless. In here, you can commission pieces, as well as purchase already made original pieces. Often times, it’s wonderful to simply take a walk through the alley, admiring the skill of the artists. If you find something you like or a drawing style you enjoy, try and work out a deal with its creator. Who wouldn’t an awesome original piece in their dorm room? When you have hundreds of people coming to a campus with similar interests, you can be sure they’ll like to explore those interests. In the Student Union Theater and a few third-floor Student Union rooms, a huge collection of anime will be shown all weekend. Mainstream titles like “Samurai Champloo,” more underground series like “Princess Jellyfish” and fulllength films like the excellent “Summer Wars” will be showing all weekend. Don’t forget the gamers. Three Student Union rooms are scheduled for tabletop games like “Dungeons and Dragons” and two more will hold videogames, tournaments and board and card games (“Magic: The Gathering,” for one). Finally, and most broadly, there are the panels. Panels can vary widely in theme and activity, from discussions with major players in the various industries (including voice actors, writers, and artists), to
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Here comes a new challenger The OUYA, a new console coming in June, may revolutionize the market
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By Alex Sferrazza Campus Correspondent The OUYA may be the best thing to happen to video games since Nintendo successfully innovated the motion-control revolution with the Wii in 2006. OUYA is a brand new kind of home video game console. Using Google’s Android platform as a base, the system aims to open up the living room to indie game developers everywhere, whose works have been previously only been enjoyed on PC and Android devices. It offers an affordable platform for consumers to experience their works and removing the barriers imposed when attempting to publish a game on a major system such as the Xbox 360. Assisting these developers, OUYA has required that ALL games released for the system to be free in some way. That opens up the possibility of free games, free-to-play games with microtransactions or full-price games with free demos. Expect more of the last two than the first. The product was funded via Kickstarter, an online crowd sourcing website where users can contribute funds to a project without taking any ownership in the product. Depending on how much is donated, donators can be rewarded with various items. Following a wave of successful video game-related Kickstarter projects, OUYA became the second-most funded project in the website’s history last year, acquiring over $8.5 million in funds from over 63,000 backers, far above the project’s anticipated goal of $950,000. The OUYA features modest system specs, nowhere near the power of heavyweights such as the PS3 and XBOX 360. Yet the system is a steal, priced at $99 and bundled with a single controller. Taking a cue from Apple’s playbook, the design of the console is nothing less than “sexy.” It’s a small metallic cube with a few curved edges and limited ports: one USB,
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These games are snow joke By Joe O’Leary Focus Editor
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No, your eyes aren’t fooling you. That box on the left, the one that’s the size of the controller to its right? That’s a fullyfledged gaming console. The OUYA, fully funded through Kickstarter, takes a bow on store shelves in June.
one micro-USB and one HDMI. For those interested in indie game development, the OUYA is a gift from the heavens. While development kits for major commercially available consoles can cost thousands of dollars, each OUYA comes readily equipped with all of the development tools necessary for system users to create content of their own, including an easily modifiable hardware design. The runaway success of the Kickstarter campaign has attracted the attention of some of the gaming industry’s biggest names. A little Japanese company by the name of Square Enix has pledged support for the console, intending to make the classic “Final Fantasy III” available for the system at launch. Legendary game designer Tim Schafer’s studio Double Fine also intends to support OUYA with the release
of both the recent downloadable title “The Cave” and their upcoming project, currently code-named “Double Fine Adventure,” itself financed by Kickstarter. Despite this semi-grassroots background, don’t think that the OUYA is a sketchy product sent directly from some guys garage. When the OUYA launches this year, it will be available at some major participating retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, Target and GameStop. With the rising popularity (and profitability) of free to play games, as seen not only within the traditional MMO gaming space but in other genres as well (titles like “Team Fortress 2” on Steam), the OUYA could very well represent a new future for the home console video game. The revolution begins in June of this year.
‘Dead Space 3’ a less scary, solid shooter
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Donkey Kong 64 N64 ‘Donkey Kong 64’ got a bad rap from the beginning. Back in the ‘90s, a game as ambitious as ‘DK64’ was rumored to be, with its five playable characters and massive levels meant for players to explore, was a bit stymied by the final result, which featured a hell of a lot of collecting: ammo for guns, fairies for special unlocks accessible from the main menu, and five different sets of coins and bananas for each Kong, not to mention banana medals, boss keys and countless other groups of similar items all five Kongs had to grab to ensure K. Rool’s downfall. Nostalgia has made this the only memorable part of ‘DK64,’ but don’t forget that it had hundreds of hours of addictive fun. -Joe O’Leary
This video game image released by Electronic Arts shows a scene from “Dead Space 3.” The survival horror sequel was released last week, and while it does have a few repetitive missions, its nonstop horror action will have gamers on the edge of their seats.
(AP) - Isaac Clarke has grown over the first two “Dead Space” games from a troubled systems engineer into a full-fledged action hero, so it would be naive to think that the series would not morph alongside its protagonist. “Dead Space 3” (Electronic Arts, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, $59.99) has blossomed into a more polished third-person sci-fi shooter, but it has lost a bit of its scare factor. It’s more tense than frightening, but it’s still a darn good game. A more mentally stable Clarke returns for the game’s third installment, and he’s quickly called into battle to again fight scores of “necromorphs” — reanimated corpses — while investigating the markers, the icons responsible for creation of the monsters. Clarke again spends much of his time meandering through dimly lit spaceship corridors,
but he does get to venture out onto the surface of the ice planet Tau Volantis, where maintaining body temperature is as important as cutting off creatures’ limbs. Other opportunities to float in zero gravity and rappel down a rocky cliff provide welcome diversions to cramped hallways. The game’s biggest improvement is the new weapon crafting system, which can be used at any workbench in the game’s 19 chapters. Bring the right parts and you can concoct thousands of customized weapons with different combinations of frames, engines and tips. Your creations can be further enhanced with acid-coated or electrified projectiles as well as circuits, which can improve damage, reload speed, clip size or rate of fire. The goal here is to have a secondary weapon, such as an electric charge to stun or freeze the
monsters, and a fast-shooting primary weapon like a pulse rifle to finish them off. Thankfully, “Dead Space 3” didn’t change what has worked. Kinesis often comes in handy, allowing you to pick an object from a distance and toss it toward a necromorph. Who says you have to fight fairly? Color-coded meters for health and stasis, Clarke’s special ability to slow down the necromorphs, remain on his backpack, negating the need for the kind of heads-up display that too often clutters a game’s screen. Ammo level is displayed just to the right of an aimed weapon. A new co-op play mode adds a second protagonist, John Carver. He’s a great addition, though solo players will miss out on some optional quests that are available only when playing with two. In either mode, the main
story follows a linear track that has Clarke dismembering necromorphs as he gathers weapons parts or flight recorders, and solving puzzles to open doors or start up machines. Some of these missions begin to feel repetitive, but the fast-paced action makes up for a less compelling story. Horror movie sequels have a hard time living up to the originals, and perhaps sci-fi video games face the same challenge. The yanked body trick in the flick “Paranormal Activity” is not going to get the same reaction in “Paranormal Activity 4.” Still, unlike the aforementioned movie, “Dead Space 3” provides an enjoyable ride, even if you know there’ll be a leaper creeping up from behind. Three-and-a-half stars out of four.
After this past weekend’s snowstorm took Connecticut out of commission for a few days, there was nothing to do but take in the beautiful scenery. Oh, and there was plenty of shoveling. But the idyllic wintery scene thrown upon the landscape this weekend reminded me of how wonderful winter can be when used as a theme in pretty much any medium, games included. In what better way can a senior pay reverence to Jay Hickey than writing a very subjective list of gaming’s best moments in the ice and snow? SSX Since its inception as a Playstation 2 launch title, the “SSX” franchise has been a reliable source of wintery fun across two generations and at least six different consoles. The recent reboot, released in late-Feb. 2012, was a visually spectacular display of how advanced the series’ giant mountains had become. The ridiculous exuberance of “SSX Tricky,” the best game in the franchise, is a special source of wintery bliss with its ridiculously fun powerup system and cartoony approach to the sport. Cool, Cool Mountain The fourth level of “Super Mario 64,” with its iconic music alone, belongs on this list not just due to its surprisingly large, perfectly-laid-out mountainside of a seven-star course but its true appreciation for winter sports. “Slip Slidin’ Away” introduced Mario to surviving the sliding course hidden inside the level’s hilltop cabin, and “Big Penguin Race” immediately challenged its players to use their survival skills in order to defeat the mountain’s racing champion. “Lil Penguin Lost” taught patience and exploration as its endurance run across the level was much like a virtual Iditarod. Even snowball fights get a shout-out in “Snowman’s Lost His Head.” Snowbound Oh, the hours upon hours I poured into a personal favorite map from the first true experience of the Xbox 360, “Halo 3.” Its small size and excellent attention to detail in design made it an ideal pick whether someone wanted an online match, a sixperson bout over LAN or a twoperson splitscreen deathmatch. Let’s not forget the stark white icy backdrop, made especially striking when contrasted with the gallons of blood pouring onto it from legions of Spartans and Elites. That Freaking Yeti No matter how far you managed to progress down the ski hill in “SkiFree,” freeware included with a ton of computers back in the ‘90s, eventually a Yeti would begin to chase you down the hill, overtaking and devouring your poor sporting enthusiast and forcing you to start over. That unforgettable, traumatizing-for-smallchildren cherry landed on top of one of the best freeware games of the ‘90s (high praise, he said sarcastically). Of course, a decade and a half later, it turns out that pressing F made the game run twice as fast, meaning the Yeti was actually escapable all along.
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LET’S GET A LITTLE FUNKY
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Members of the Funky Dawgz, described on their Facebook page as a ‘New Orleans style second line brass band,’ perform at their Fat Tuesday concert Tuesday night at von der Mehden performance hall. The band was formed by members of the UConn Marching Band.
U-Con: panels on everything
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simply hanging out with other fans and joking about video games, anime or any other aspect of geek culture. Honestly, the panels tend to be the best part of the entire convention. About two dozen panels are scheduled for this weekend, covering topics as varied as “The Walking Dead,” webcomics and fanfiction (including one called “Dramatic Readings of Atrocious Fanfiction,” sure to be a hit). So there you have it folks, a small preview of what is to be expected this weekend at U-Con. The Student Union, or at least its third floor, will be transformed into a massive crowd of cosplay costumes, gaming legends and hilarious panels. Don’t miss it.
Is TV as we know it about to change? Man featured on from INTEL, page 5 consumers are moving to tablets and smartphones, most of which don’t run Intel chips. Huggers said the company was motivated to get into the consumer business after realizing that it needed to control every aspect of the service, from chips to software, to get it right. Shares of the Santa Clara, Calif., company rose 16 cents, or 0.8 percent, to $21.19 in afternoon trading, as other technology stocks declined. Apple CEO Steve Jobs told his biographer before his death in 2011 that he wanted to revolutionize the TV, but Apple so far hasn’t revealed anything about those plans. A big obstacle is believed to be that movie studios and TV networks like the current
cable model, under which TV customers can’t choose to pay channel by channel, but have their choices limited to certain packages. It’s a profitable model for them, and they’ve been reluctant to open up to more flexible programming models. But Huggers said media companies were showing some flexibility. “I think we can bring an incredible TV experience via the Internet, to consumers, and that is a great opportunity for programmers,” he said at the “D: Dive Into Media” conference in Dana Point, Calif. One of the features of the Intel box would be the ability to identify, through a camera, which family member is watching and offer him or her personalized recommendations, Huggers said.
‘Storage Wars’ dies of suicide
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a businessman featured on A&E’s “Storage Wars” has been declared a suicide. The Ventura County medical examiner’s office determined Mark Balelo died after inhaling carbon monoxide and car exhaust fumes. His body was found Monday morning in a business warehouse in Simi Valley, Calif. “Storage Wars” followed Balelo as one of a group of buyers who bid on abandoned storage units searching for lucrative items to sell.
Grammy gatecrasher says stunt was ‘spontaneous’ LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who was arrested after attempting to upstage Adele at Sunday’s Grammy Awards has a new message for the singer: “help me.” Vitalii Sediuk says his appearance onstage at the Grammys was a spontaneous event and that he is only now realizing that it might have legal consequences for him. The Ukrainian journalist, who did not have a ticket to the awards show, spent several hours in police custody before being released with a trespassing citation and a March 4 court date. Sediuk briefly took the microphone Sunday night before Adele accepted her award. He only got a few words out before Jennifer Lopez shooed him away. “It was spontaneous,” Sediuk said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “It was not planned of course” He said he realizes now that he may be banned from covering award shows, which would be problematic for a reporter who’s already got a reputation for awkward celebrity encounters. Last year, Will Smith slapped Sediuk, 24, after he tried to kiss him on a red carpet, and he drew Madonna’s ire a year earlier by presenting her a bouquet of flowers she hated. He said he hopes that Adele, who called Lopez her “good luck charm” at Sunday’s show, will help him out of his latest mess. “Oh Adele. Help me not to go to jail,” Sediuk said. He said he arrived at the show in a car that had access to the red carpet, and he did a few interviews before attempting to follow Nicole Kidman into the show. She stopped to talk to reporters and he then followed in Katy Perry — all without a guard ever stopping him to ask for a ticket. Once inside, he got a seat near the stage, apparently taking Adam Levine’s seat. “I didn’t really think about
the fact that I didn’t have the ticket,” he said. Publicists for the Grammys did not return email messages about security at the event. The show received additional police protection due to the ongoing hunt for ex-officer Christopher Dorner, who is suspected of three killings and has stated a desire to target police and their families. Los Angeles police said Sediuk was arrested by private security who were responsible for making sure those at the show belonged. Sediuk said he had to get creative because he didn’t get a media credential for the show. Before going onstage, Sediuk said he had been daydreaming about receiving an Academy Award. He also said he wanted to be able to send in an interesting report. The incident is unlikely to shock those who know Sediuk, he said. “It was not a surprise to them.” He said he hopes the incident exposes some security flaws. “It’s their fault as well,” he said. In addition to being slapped by Smith, Sediuk garnered attention for giving Madonna a bouquet of hydrangeas at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. The actress-singer promptly stashed them under a table, declaring, “I absolutely loathe hydrangeas.” Lopez looked less than pleased but remained composed during the incident Sunday. Sediuk’s stunt went largely unnoticed until his arrest was first reported Monday night by The Hollywood Reporter. “Like Adele said, she’s her good luck charm,” Lopez’s publicist Mark Young wrote in an email Tuesday. Publicists for Adele and Levine didn’t return messages seeking comment. Sediuk said that he was initially excited about the whole incident, but he is now more apprehensive about the prospect of going to court. He still thinks the stunt was worth it.
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PHOTO OF THE DAY
Classic Fuzzy and Sleepy by Matt Silber
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Side of Rice by Lauren Rice
Construction on the Edward V. Gant Science Complex, seen here on the left on Tuesday’s cloudy afternoon, barely missed a beat during last weekend’s snowstorm. I Hate Everything by Carin Powell
Classic Vegetables & Fruit! by Tom Bachant and Gavin Palmer
Procrastination Animation by Michael McKiernan
by Brian Ingmanson
Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Mercury is in Pisces from today until March 2nd, shifting to a flowing, live-in-the-moment perspective on communications. Relax. Talk about it as it comes. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Take time for mind, body and spirit. You may find yourself tempted to a more “laissez-faire” point of view. Let it be. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Utilize your best administrative and management skills to handle the workload today. Find support from an expert and generate even better results than you expected. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Invent a fun, new game at work, a new vision for the future. Release cynicism or fear. Imagine the world you’d like to see for your children and contribute to that. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Spend time with friends, and figure out how you can work together. Networking benefits your career for the next few weeks. Let people know what you’re up to, what you want, what you can offer. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Your partner seems more perceptive, and you have an easier time expressing yourself through the end of the month. How about writing a book? Find your voice. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -Organization increases income. Explore the great human mysteries of life, death and love. Keep listening and gain insight. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- You’re in charge, and you know it. How do you define “success”? It’s more powerful if it includes laughing at yourself. It doesn’t last forever, so enjoy. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Indulge your social yearnings. It’s in your interest to talk to a person of higher position. What could you create together? Let go of a preconception. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Get in touch with special friends you haven’t seen in a long time. Make a phone call, write an email or even send an old-fashioned love letter. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- Today you’re especially attuned to creating new business. Launch a marketing campaign, and contact clients you appreciate. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- There’s so much to do today, and you have the power to make it happen. Do the research, but don’t let it slow you down. You’re a steam locomotive.
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Previewing Real Madrid vs. Man U.
By Miles DeGrazia Soccer Columnist
It has been 54 days since the UEFA Champions League first knockout round draw in Nyon, Switzerland, and since December 20th the whole footballing world has been waiting for one tie. One match, featuring two footballing heavyweights who have somehow avoided each other for a decade. It’s Rooney vs. Ronaldo, Ramos vs. van Persie, Vidić vs. Özil, ‘The Boss’ vs. ‘The Special One’, Real Madrid vs. Manchester United. Two of the biggest clubs in world football go head-to-head for the first time since 2003 on Wednesday night at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid in the first leg of a UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie. The fact that these two mammoth clubs are meeting so early in the knockout phase of the competition speaks to Real Madrid’s inherent frailties coming into Wednesday. Real Madrid struggled in the Champions League group
stages, albeit with perhaps one of the toughest groups all time, with four domestic champions and a combined 14 European Cup titles among Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City, and Real Madrid, but in the end were able to advance as the second place team in Group D behind Borussia Dortmund. Finishing in second place meant Real Madrid would face one of the group winners all major forces in European football; PSG, Schalke, Juventus, Bayern Munich or Manchester United. United on the other hand secured top billing in Group H in just four matches as they swept aside Galatasaray, CFR Cluj and SC Braga with ease. United did lose their final two group stage matches but they mostly played a blend of reserve and youth players to rest their star names for league matches. League form coming into the match tells two different stories as well. Madrid sit in third place in La Liga trailing leading Barcelona by 16 points and city rivals Atlético Madrid by six. Shocking losses to Getafe and Granada combined with draws with Espanyol and Osasuna have
all but mathematically ended José Mourinho’s hope of winning back-to-back La Liga titles. But with the league campaign basically over for Real Madrid, the club must now focus on the elusive goal of lifting their 10th European Cup trophy to salvage their season and perhaps for Mourinho, his job. United come into the match flying high in the Premier League, sitting top of the table, 12-points ahead of Manchester City. United have only one league loss since November, a single 1-0 away loss to Norwich City, and just two draws, both away and both 1-1’s to Swansea and Tottenham. United’s central midfield has long been criticized, perhaps wrongly, and this season they seemed to have settled on a Carrick – Cleverley axis as the heartbeat of their team. On paper neither team has a visible weak point so key battles on and off the pitch will determine the winner. Rafael da Silva vs. Ronaldo – Manchester United’s least experienced member of the back four has also been their strong point this season. Not since Gary
Neville dominated the right back position in 2007 has United had a solid first choice right back. But Rafael will be up against the best winger in the world when he faces ex-team mate Cristiano Ronaldo. United may also start with Antonio Valencia to help nullify Ronaldo’s attacking play down United’s right flank. Michael Carrick vs. Mesut Özil – Michael Carrick has never quite received the international admiration that he has deserved. Since Carrick joined in the summer of 2006, United have won thee league titles and reached three Champions League finals. Carrick again finds himself up against one of the best attacking mids in the world in German playmaker Mesut Özil. Özil was largely responsible for Germanys 4-1 demolition job over England in the 2010 World Cup and will look to again destroy a the English core of United. Sir Alex Ferguson vs. José Mourinho – Probably the two biggest names in managing right now will reacquaint themselves in this tie. Mourinho was introduced to Sir Alex in 2004 when he was then manager of FC Porto, guiding them past United
on the way to being crowned Champions of Europe. Mourinho then moved to Chelsea and the two dueled domestically till 2008 when Mourinho was sacked. But the next season Mourinho was at the helm of Inter Milan but it was Sir Alex who got the better of the two and United advanced. Sir
Alex is known as the better man manager and the constant circus around Real Madrid in an indication of this, but Mourinho is the master of the European knockout tie, with his tactics normally being spot on.
11) Kevin Garnett— If Garnett plays more than eight minutes in this game I’m calling collusion on Erik Spolestra’s part. KG will start the game – he can thank fans for this because if he weren’t voted in, I doubt KG would be chosen by his peers as a reserve – and come out with about five minutes to go in the first quarter. And if he even returns to the game after getting subbed out, I’ll be shocked. Watching Ticket interact Carmelo Anthony is going to be a fun experience, however. Every single look exchanged is going to be with the glare of a serial killer. 10) Joakim Noah—Noah is going to be the first player to get a flop warning from Stu Jackson in an All-Star Game. Count on it. 9) Luol Deng—Deng will get some solid minutes defending guys like Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant on Sunday, and that’s probably about it. You hate to call a guy a role player in an AllStar Game, but I’m guessing that Deng is more than cool with focusing on defense. The guy plays almost 40 min-
utes a game for the Bulls, so I’m certain Deng will be fine with hanging on the bench for this one. 8) Jrue Holiday— Unfortunately for Holiday, the East is already full of impressive point guards and point forwards, and with Spolestra’s infamous “position-less system,” where he cares as much about the numbers one, two, three, four and five as a journalism major does (I’m a journalism major, I can make this joke), I’m not sure there’s going to be a ton of time for Philly’s explosive point guard to play. Spolestra might rest Wade and LeBron if the game gets out of hand, but these teams seem pretty evenly matched. I have Holiday ranked higher than those already listed based on inherent reasoning; the AllStar Game is nearly always a guard-driven affair, so I’m sure the Holiday will at least have some sort of impact. 7) Tyson Chandler—The NBA’s best center at this very moment is going to prove it against a Western Conference that is chock full of quality, scoring big men. Chandler
has been impressive all season for the Knicks and should have a solid game. The East has many decent ball-handlers in the pick-and-roll, so Chandler will get his lion’s share of opportunities for easy, rim-rattling alley-oops. 6) Paul George—I really want to see George make a splash, so that’s why I’m nominating him as the “Wait, who the hell is that?” player for this year’s contest. His skill set is perfect for All-Star Games; he’s got Dunk Contest athleticism, a knack for the extraordinary and the ability knock down threes with solid regularity (he’s shooting 38.8 percent from distance this season). Consider this your warning, world. Paul George is about to force his way into the national conversation like a burglar entering through an open window when nobody in the neighborhood is home. 5) Chris Bosh—I’ve exhausted all of my Boshtrich jokes and you have too. Let’s just move on before I write something that might get me fired. 4) Kyrie Irving—Watching Kyrie Irving dribble a bas-
ketball is up there along with anticipating Justin Timberlake’s new album and wishing Ke$ha actually breaks her leg before she performs at the All-Star Pregame Concert as my favorite things of 2013 so far. Irving doesn’t dribble the basketball, because that word choice assumes that he controls it. That’s simply not the case with Irving. The ball obeys all of Irving’s smooth, iridescent body movements like how a seven-year-old listens to its parents after voices are raised. By the way, Kyrie is only 20-years-old. I’m turning 22 in a month. I crack a fake smile around my friends, but this seriously depresses me. 3) Dwyane Wade—I don’t think Wade will make a ton of impact to be brutally honest, but if you’re willing to break somebody’s nose in an exhibition game (like he did to Kobe in last year’s edition), the wild card factor will bump you up a few levels. 2) Carmelo Anthony—I know that the idea of a “statement game” seems a little overplayed in any context and probably pretty fool-
ish in an All-Star Game, but there are many people that believe Melo deserves to win the MVP award. The Knicks remarkable season has been mainly because of the Syracuse alum’s savant-like offensive ability, so why not show that off to the world in a game that everybody’s watching? And for the record, if I’m the East, I want Melo taking my last shot to win the game. LeBron can create, but I want the ball arcing from Melo’s right hand into the basket as the buzzer expires. 1) LeBron James—Simply put, the All-Star Game is LeBron’s personal playground. James is averaging a smidge under 26 points per game, to go along with seven dimes and 6.1 boards per even while winning the MVP of the game twice. Everything about LeBron has already been said, so I won’t waste your time. Just know that LeBron is easily the odds-on favorite to win another MVP award—both in the All-Star game in the regular season.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo faces his former club, Manchester United, for the first time since his departure when the two sides clash in the Champions League today.
Ranking the Eastern Conference All-Stars
By TJ Souhlaris NBA Eastern Conference Columnist As the NBA All-Star Game approaches, it’s only appropriate to release a column that discusses the Eastern Conference representatives. Below, I ranked the 12 Eastern Conference all-stars (as of Tuesday) in order of perceived impact. Essentially, the greater the player’s number, the less of an x-factor I think he’ll be in the game on Sunday. Let’s get to it, shall we? 12) Brook Lopez—Lopez replaced Rajon Rondo after the Celtics point guard…you know what happened. This bitter C’s fan is tired of typing it. Lopez is having a pretty decent year with Brooklyn, which has floated around the top four in the Eastern Conference ever since Avery Johnson was shown the door. The former Stanford standout is this year’s token “happy to be there” guy; he’s not going to play a ton of minutes nor make much of an impact in the game, but I’m sure Nets fans will be content seeing him on the floor. I think.
No. 7 Florida routs No. 25 Kentucky as Noel leaves with injury
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Scottie Wilbekin had 14 points and eight assists, Pat Young recorded his sixth double-double of the season and No. 7 Florida handled No. 25 Kentucky 69-52 on Tuesday night. The Gators (20-3, 10-1 Southeastern Conference) snapped a five-game losing streak in the series, and coach Billy Donovan improved to 2-7 against Kentucky's John Calipari. This one solidified Florida's spot atop the league standings. The Wildcats (17-7, 8-3) lost for the first time in six games, and it may have been costly. Nerlens Noel, the nation's
leading shot-blocker, injured his left knee in the second half and did not return. Noel, a freshman who averages 10.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.5 blocks a game for the defending national champions, landed awkwardly on his leg with about 8 minutes to play. He screamed in pain as trainers rushed to his side. Teammates carried him to the locker room for tests. Florida had a comfortable lead before the injury. The Gators opened a doubledigit lead, 31-19, in the first half on consecutive 3-pointers by Wilbekin, Mike Rosario and Kenny Boynton. Young and fellow big man
Erik Murphy, who was in early foul trouble, carried the load in the second half. Young made a basket with a nifty, up-and-under move, had a reverse layup and added a sweet, left-handed hook. He finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. The Gators knew he had to have a big game considering they played a second game without forward Will Yeguete and were undersized against the Wildcats. But the difference was guard play. Wilbekin sliced through the lane at will, creating open shots for teammates and getting Kentucky's players out of position. Noel, Archie Goodwin and Willie Cauley-Stein spent time on the bench in foul trouble. Rosario finished with 12 points for Florida, which has won every conference game by
double digits. Murphy chipped in 10 points, and Casey Prather added 12 points and two blocks and took several charges, proving again to be a capable replacement for Yeguete. Cauley-Stein and Julius Mays led Kentucky with 10 points apiece. The Wildcats shot 42 percent from the field and had 17 turnovers. Calipari warned reporters Monday that beating Florida would be a difficult task, especially since the Gators have played so well at home (12-0 now) and have a much more experienced roster. The most significant disparities came in the paint and off turnovers. The Gators scored 36 points in the paint and 20 points off turnovers; the Wildcats had 26 points down low and just five off Florida's 11 turnovers.
Hurricanes beat Devils 4-2 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jiri Tlusty scored the two goals in the third period and Cam Ward made 26 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes beat New Jersey 4-2 on Tuesday night, snapping the Devils' five-game winning streak. Jussi Jokinen and Patrick Dwyer also scored for Carolina, which went 4-1-1 to conclude a six-game road trip. With Carolina on the power play, Tlusty flipped a shot toward the net that bounced off Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador and over goalie Martin Brodeur at 7:25. Eric Stall picked up an assist, extending his point-scoring streak to 10 games. Tlusty later added an emptynetter to seal the win. Ilya Kovalchuk and Ryan Carter scored for the Eastern Conference-leading Devils, who lost in regulation for the first time at home this season (5-1-1). New
Jersey had won seven straight at home against Carolina. Third period heroics have become Tlusty's specialty. On Monday, he scored two goals and four points in the third period to lead Carolina to 6-4 win over the New York Islanders. The Hurricanes, the Southeast Division leaders, started the game with good energy, even though they played the night before on Long Island. Carolina used the kind of strong forechecking pressure that the Devils favor and took an early 8-3 shot advantage. Brodeur held his ground, fending off good scoring tries by Alexander Semin, Jeff Skinner and Joni Pitkanen. The Devils broke through with the game's first goal at 15:59 as Kovalchuk drew a penalty and then scored the power-play goal — with an assist from the video replay. Kovalchuk cranked a shot from the blue line that hit the back of the net and bounced back into play as the referees signaled no goal, believing the puck had hit the crossbar. Play continued for about three minutes. When replay officials got the opportunity to review, they confirmed that the goal had been scored. It was the third goal in the last four games for Kovalchuk. The Hurricanes also started the second period strongly, and this time they were rewarded as Jokinen got a power-play goal at 1:36. Major credit on the score went to Joe Corvo, who faked a shot from the point that most of the Devils, including Brodeur, overplayed to the left side. Instead of firing, Corvo slid a pass to Jokinen, all alone in the right circle with a wide-open net to hit.
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Rutgers sneak past Seton Hall 57-55
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Eli Carter scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and Rutgers snapped a sixgame losing streak by holding off a late charge to edge New Jersey-rival Seton Hall 57-55 on Tuesday night. The Scarlet Knights (1310, 4-8 Big East) blocked a season-high 11 shots and saw Dane Miller became the 39th player in school history to score 1,000 points in sending Seton Hall (13-12, 2-10) to its sixth straight loss. Miller scored the final five points in a 10-0 second-half spurt that allowed the Scarlet Knights to open a 13-point lead, but the Pirates closed the game with a 15-5 run that saw Fuquan Edwin miss a desperation, three-quarter court length 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Myles Mack added 10 points for Rutgers, Austin Johnson had eight and Miller finished with seven, giving him 1,001 for his career. Fuquan Edwin had a gamehigh 18 points to lead Seton Hall, which had a five-game winning streak at the Rutgers Athletic Center snapped. Eugene Teague added 12 points and Brandon Mobley had 10 points, all in the first half. The final minute was wild with Rutgers missing free throws and making foolish plays to open the door for Seton Hall. Carter hit two free throws to put the Scarlet Knights ahead 54-46 with 1:57 to play. Teague cut the margin to six points with a layup with 1:41 to go and Seton Hall got a big play on defense when
Carter's layup attempt with a minute to go was blocked. Aaron Cosby had a 3-pointer blocked for the Pirates and he missed another long shot before Teague got the rebound and was fouled, making 1 of 2 attempts to cut the margin to 54-49 with 48 seconds to go. Carter made 1 of 2 free throws after being fouled with 37 seconds to go and Kyle Smyth responded with his only basket, a 3-pointer, with 24 seconds to cut the lead 55-52. Carter broke the Seton Hall press on the ensuing possession and inexplicably drove the lane for a layup and missed it. Brian Oliver got the rebound for Seton Hall and his pass upcourt was intercepted by Mike Poole, who was immediately fouled. He made 1 of 2 free throws to
push the lead to 56-52 with 10 seconds to play. Edwin nailed a 3-pointer with 3 seconds to play to close the gap to 56-55. Carter was fouled on the inbounds play and made a free throw with 2.5 seconds to go, leaving Edwin enough time for a heave that never looked good. This was the 16th time in the last 18 games between the schools that the contest was decided by six points or less or in overtime. Seton Hall missed 9 of its first 10 shots and fell behind by eight points early. The Pirates didn't tie the score until Teague hit a layup with 6:25 to play to know it at 18. Johnson scored on a layup on the next possession to ignite an 8-2 spurt that allowed the Scarlet Knights to eventually take a 30-25 lead at halftime.
Eli Carter (5) scored 14 points to lead Rutgers over in-state and Big East rival Seton Hall.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A new Boston manager opened up Red Sox spring training with a smile on his face, and began the festivities with talk of changing the culture and turning the page. Sound familiar? New manager John Farrell gets his chance this season, an at-bat that Bobby Valentine struck out with last season. Farrell met the media on Tuesday at JetBlue Park — the same day pitchers and catchers reported — and spoke about new beginnings and a new era in Red Sox baseball after the franchise missed the postseason for the third straight season last year. "Certainly we can't wipe away what's taken place," said Farrell, who is the third Boston manager in three years, joining Valentine and Terry Francona. "It's important that we acknowledge it. But as I've talked to guys throughout the offseason, what we do going forward is where the focus has to be. Just by virtue of nine new players on a 25-man roster is
going to have some natural tendency to change that." The Red Sox, under first-year general manager Ben Cherington and Valentine, stumbled to a 69-93 finish last season. There was controversy in the clubhouse, there were several trades to rid the club of veteran payroll, and there were eight straight losses to finish the season. "The most important thing is that we earn the trust of one another inside the clubhouse first," Farrell said. "And going from there is the style of play that people can identify with this group as a team, and (be) confident that the makeup of the group initially will put ourselves in a position to do that." Of course, Day 1 wasn't without news. A year after injuries ripped through the club, righthander Clay Buchholz suffered a right hamstring strain and is considered day to day. But pitchers and catchers weren't the only players working out. A determined David Ortiz,
eager to rid himself of the nightmare that was 2012, was among the early arrivals. "To be honest with you I ran out of patience last year. And I'm a player. So I can imagine where the fans were at," Ortiz, a designated hitter, said. "We definitely need to come back and play way better than we did last year." Many of the new veterans are regarded throughout baseball as high-character players. That's something that should help the team's clubhouse culture which started to sour in the historically disastrous finish to 2011, when the Red Sox went 7-20 in the final month to miss the playoffs, essentially ending Francona's tenure. "I think it's very important because — in addition to the talent that was needed and brought in — Ben and his staff (considered) the makeup of the individual (and the) team environment (as parts of the) process of changing," Farrell said. "So, when we sought the person inside the player, these were clear targets of ours."
But of all the offseason acquisitions, Farrell will likely have the biggest impact. A former Boston pitching coach from 2007-2010 who left to manage the Blue Jays for two seasons, he needs to undo the memories of Valentine, who often clashed with his players and the front office staff. Ortiz was one of Valentine's biggest supporters last season. But in the offseason, Valentine said in an interview he thought Ortiz, who missed 35 games with a right Achilles strain, quit on the team. "A lot of players had a lot of issues with our manager last year," Ortiz said. "We have a new manager, a guy that's familiar with the organization, a guy that we've pretty much grown up around. An organization, a team, is like the human body. If the head is right, the body is going to function right. But if the head is messed up, then the body is going to be all over the place. "I'm pretty sure that everyone is looking at that as a positive move.
And now it's a like a fresh start. We're going back to basics with a manager like John." Others, however, chose to stray from the Valentine excuse. "None," said second baseman Dustin Pedroia, when asked how much blame should be placed on Valentine. "He didn't play. It's the players. Bobby didn't go out there and get any hits or make any errors or do any of that. We lost those games. It's on us. "We've got to do everything better than we did last year." The Red Sox lost nine of their final 10 games last season, and finished 26 games behind the New York Yankees, who won the American League East. "(Last season) was difficult. We had a tough time. We lost a lot of games," Pedroia said. "So I think everybody's motivated to make sure that doesn't happen again. We got in a lot of new guys. I think a lot of guys are excited. So there's going to be a lot of different things going on. Everyone just has to do what they do. Don't try
Red Sox want to forget dismal 2012 season
Giants ready to defend 2012 World Series title
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Andres Torres checked out the banner at the main entrance to Scottsdale Stadium blaring "2012 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS" and knew he was back in the right place. The outgoing outfielder bounced through the clubhouse Tuesday morning, sporting a beanie for the cool desert weather after batting practice and some running. He offered handshakes and hugs as he said hello to all the familiar faces he missed spending one season away with the New York Mets following three in San Francisco. Now, Torres will play alongside the guy the Giants traded him for last offseason: center fielder Angel Pagan. San Francisco features a close-knit cast of Latino players, including World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval, the resigned Pagan, second baseman Marco Scutaro and outfielder Gregor Blanco. And Torres already fits right back in with that group. "Oh, I'm really happy, so happy to be back," said Torres, who will play for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. "This is where I feel good.
This is home for me. I'm excited to be back with the guys. I know Pagan, Blanco and Scutaro. It's a great group. I'm ready to go." The Giants won another World Series crown last year while Torres was away, though he attended some playoff games at AT&T Park to cheer his former, and now current, club. Reliever Ramon Ramirez, another member of the 2010 title team who went to the Mets in that same swap, also is back after agreeing to a minor league deal with San Francisco last week. The champion feeling is everywhere at the team's spring training site. Several dozen fans lined the gate where players walk in for work. Boxes full of fresh T-shirts, pennants and hats were unloaded in the team store. Hitting coach Hensley "Bam Bam" Meulens sported a black T-shirt on Tuesday with orange writing that read "Kings Wear Rings" with an image of a sparkly championship ring. When Meulens snapped a picture of the shirt and sent it to his brother, he arrived home to see family members in the same one after a speedy visit
Southerland returns for Syracuse from UCONN, page 12
“We’ve been playing against big guards our whole life, so it’s not the first time,” Boatright said. “They got to lace their shoes up just like everybody else.” As UConn lost a piece this week, Syracuse gained a player crucial to its success. Senior forward James Southerland returned to the Orange on Sunday after successfully appealing academic issues. Syracuse is 16-1 when its sixth man Southerland plays; during his six-game hiatus, the Orange went 4-2. “It improves them big time,” Ollie said about Southerland’s return. “He stretches the defense out so much and gives them another long guy…it makes them a deeper team and gives them
an added advantage.” Southerland is averaging 13.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest this season while playing 26.2 minutes a game. Syracuse went perfect against UConn last season, winning all three times the two teams met. Syracuse is moving from the Big East to the ACC next season, so this will be the last time these two rivals play each other for the foreseeable future. The game is seen as bigger than most to some of the Huskies. “I’d be a liar to say that it wasn’t [a bigger game],” Boatright said. “The fans are excited, the students are excited, and so it’s important to us.”
to a silkscreener. "Like 25 people had it," Meulens said. "I got home and they all were wearing it. It was pretty cool." Longtime visiting clubhouse manager Harvey Hodgerney has new ink from last month on his left calf with the 2012 World Series champions logo to go along with the tattoo he got on his right leg following the 2010 title. "It's unbelievable, two World Series championships in three years," reliever Santiago Casilla said. "I feel so happy, so proud, because nobody believed. God put his eyes on the Giants." Many of the Giants' position players already were at the stadium ahead of the first fullsquad workout Saturday. "That's always a great sign," manager Bruce Bochy said. "This is as good a place as you can have to work out, with the cages and the workout room, so a lot of them like to come in early and some we wanted to come in early to get a head start. But most of them came in on their own." Right fielder Hunter Pence is one of those guys eager to get started.
He begins his first spring with the Giants after being dealt from the Phillies at last summer's trade deadline. "It's a new year, it's a new league, it's not the same," Pence said. "It's great to have the group that went through what we went through last year. I'm just very grateful, grateful to be a part." Torres and Blanco could wind up platooning in left field, and Bochy said he has no problem with Torres taking time away to play in the WBC while he's competing for a job. If it was somebody else, somebody Bochy didn't know well, things might be different. The manager and Torres stayed in touch during the free agency period before Torres signed a $2 million, one-year contract in December. "He's a Giant at heart," Bochy said. "We know Andres." Bochy brought a similar message on Day 1 to what he offered two springs ago after the franchise's first World Series title since moving West in 1958 from New York. San Francisco failed to make the playoffs in 2011 after a rough September.
He wants his players to enjoy the feeling of being reigning champions, keep the memories and remember how difficult it is to get to the top — and remember the work it takes to stay there. "They were a very unselfish group and had so much unity, the really cared about each other and set aside their own agenda and asked what's best for the club," he said. "They had one goal in mind, it was a common goal throughout the club, and that was to get to the postseason and hopefully win a world championship, which they did." Now, other teams will be eager to bring down the Giants after two titles in three years. Bochy got a little glimpse, a preview of sorts, with how he was treated when out and about during the December winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn. "The only difference I probably saw a little bit, at the winter meetings the first year a lot of people came out and said, 'Congratulations!' and the second time you do it, they're mad at you," he said. "'Hey, that's enough, you're ball hogging now.'"
Morrissey: Still a bright future for UConn sports from STATE, page 12 as the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum is too small. One solution that makes the most sense to me is to renovate the 23 year old Gampel Pavilion so it can accommodate volleyball, basketball and hockey. This project would be a major undertaking and cost the university a pretty penny, but at the end of the day it would be money well spent as multiple athletic programs would benefit from such a project. Pretty soon, we will make the transition to spring sports here at Storrs but not before the conclusion of basketball season. The women’s basketball team is once again on a roll as they look to make their sixth straight Final Four. This team is truly special to watch. It’s almost
impossible to name just one MVP this year, but a few names that come to mind are Kelly Faris, Stefanie Dolson and of course one of the best threepoint shooters in the country, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis. The men’s basketball team has exceeded many people’s expectations this season. The Huskies under first year head coach Kevin Ollie have won six games in the Big East and 16 games overall. While they can’t go to the postseason, you couldn’t tell based on the heart and determination that this UConn team has shown on the court this year. Despite conference re-alignment the men’s basketball team has a lot to look forward to in the future. The core of this team should remain in Storrs next season, including
this year’s scoring sensation Shabazz Napier. I for one am very excited to watch this team hit the court next season when their postseason ban is lifted. While some aspects of the future of UConn athletics seem bleak, there is still plenty to look forward to and still reason to show your Husky pride. The state of UConn athletics is strong as we navigate the uncertainty that is conference re-alignment and we must not forget that even the biggest athletic programs suffer set-backs. But it’s how you handle these setbacks that will ultimately determine your future. Follow Tyler on Twitter @ TylerRMorrissey
to do too much." One of the new players is catcher David Ross, who returns to the Red Sox after a brief eightgame stint in Boston in 2008. Ross, who turns 36 in March and is a veteran of 11 seasons, was the team's first offseason signing. "At this point in my career, I'm not trying to put up any Hall of Fame numbers or anything. I just want to win," he said. "I feel like this place gave me the best chance. I think they were still undecided on what they were going to do when they were talking to me. They asked, 'Do you care who you play alongside or back up or whatever your role is?' I said 'I was going to try to be the best teammate I can and work hard on the days I play.' "I'm going to do the best I can to win and support whoever my teammate is. That's kind of how I was raised. I feel like that's the right thing to do." It's that kind of attitude the Red Sox hope catches on.
Rolen will not attend Reds Spring Training
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Third baseman Scott Rolen declined the Cincinnati Reds' offer to attend spring training, but stopped short of saying he's ready to retire. The seven-time All-Star informed the team of his decision on Tuesday, when Reds pitchers and catchers reported for the start of camp. Rolen, who turns 38 on April 4, had been mulling an offer to fill a reserve role with the NL Central champions. He's been limited each of the last three seasons by chronic problems with his left shoulder and back spasms. "Right now, I'm simply not ready to make a commitment," Rolen said, in a statement released by the team. "I would like to leave my options open, without closing any doors. I am looking forward to all of the challenges, both personally and professionally, I will face in the future." Rolen became a free agent after last season, when he batted .245 in 92 games with eight homers and 39 RBIs. He missed time with the shoulder and back problems. Todd Frazier is set to take over at third base this season, but the Reds offered Rolen a chance to stay in a reduced role. "It's tough for me because he's a good guy to talk to every day about third base," Frazier said, after learning of Rolen's decision. "I understand he wants to be with his family or whatever he wants to do. All the best to him. But I'd like him to be here so I could get more knowledge from him, for sure." Rolen's arrival in Cincinnati coincided with the Reds' resurgence. General manager Walt Jocketty traded for Rolen midway through the 2009, bringing in a veteran leader for a young team. The Reds won the NL Central two of the last three years, with Rolen becoming one of the clubhouse's leaders.
TWO Wednesday, February 13, 2013
What's Next Home game
Feb. 21 Cincinnati 7 p.m
Feb. 16 Villanova Noon
Feb. 18 Baylor 9 p.m.
The number of times UConn has played Syracuse in men’s basketball.
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Feb. 23 DePaul 8 p.m.
-Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose on return date from ACL surgery
Feb. 27 Georgetown 7 p.m.
Feb. 23 Feb. 26 Seton Hall Pittsburgh 4 p.m. 7 p.m.
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March 2 South Florida Noon
Men’s Hockey (11-12-3) Feb. 15 Holy Cross 7:05 p.m.
Feb. 16 Holy Cross 7:05 p.m
Feb. 22 Army 7:05 p.m.
Feb. 23 Army 7:05 p.m
March 1 Sacred Heart 7:05 p.m.
Women’s Hockey (3-22-3) Feb. 12 Feb. 17 New Northeastern Hampshire 7 p.m. Noon
Feb. 16 Boston College 2 p.m.
Feb. 17 Boston College 2 p.m.
Feb. 23 Boston University 3 p.m.
Men’s Track and Field Mar. 2 IC4A Championships All Day
Women’s Track and Field Feb. 16 BIG EAST Championships Alll Day
Feb. 17 BIG EAST Championships All Day
Men’s Swimming & Diving Feb. 16 UConn Open TBA
Feb. 27 BIG EAST Championship TBA
Women’s Swimming & Diving Feb. 16 UConn Open TBA
Delonte West no-show for D-League team
Feb. 27 BIG EAST Championship TBA
Softball Feb. 15 FIU Tournament 11 a.m.
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Women’s Basketball (23-1) Feb. 16 Rutgers 4 p.m.
Stat of the day
“I’m not coming back until I’m 110 percent.”
Men’s Basketball (16-6) Today Syracuse 7 p.m.
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DALLAS (AP) — Delonte West hasn’t joined the Texas Legends more than two weeks after the NBA Development League team acquired his rights. West was picked up by the affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks on Jan. 25, though Mavericks owner Mark Cuban flatly ruled out a return to the team that suspended the veteran guard twice in two weeks before waiving him in October. Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson, a co-owner of the Legends, says the “door is open” but he hasn’t had any contact with a new agent for West. “He’s got a big heart and deserves a second chance with someone,” Nelson said. “He needs to play, whether it’s here or overseas.” West, who has bipolar disorder, was a valuable role player in a veteran backcourt for Dallas last season. His preseason playing time in October was limited behind younger guards Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo. West was waived after two suspensions for conduct detrimental to the team. He was involved in a pair of locker room incidents during the preseason, and was on his second straight one-year contract for the veteran minimum, which was $1.2 million this season. The first suspension of West was lifted after just a day after a meeting with Nelson and Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle. A week later, though, West said he received a text telling him not to come to practice a week before the start of the regular season and was waived a few days later. He said he was blamed for an argument that didn’t involve him in the locker room after a preseason game. While the Legends retain West’s D-League rights, he can still sign with an NBA team at any time. The Legends play in the Dallas suburb of Frisco. “We wish nothing but the very best for Delonte as he finds his way back to the NBA,” Nelson said. An eighth-year pro, West was suspended for the first 10 games of the 2010-11 season after pleading guilty to weapons charges in Maryland. Authorities say he was carrying three loaded guns and a knife when he was stopped for speeding on a three-wheel motorcycle in 2009. West also has played for Boston and Cleveland. He has career averages of 9.7 points and 3.6 assists. West has apparently even disappeared from Twitter, once a frequent outlet for him. He posted several statements related to his suspension the day he was banned. Those were later removed, and his last post as of Monday AP afternoon was Jan. 2.
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore (right) celebrates with teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic after scoring against Valencia yesterday in PSG’2 2-1 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 win.
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Anne Donovan says UConn will win national championship By Tim Fontenault Staff Writer Seton Hall women’s basketball coach Anne Donovan believes that UConn is the favorite to win the national championship this season. Donovan, whose Pirates are 8-15 overall and 3-7 in the Big East this season, thinks that when her team takes the court at Gampel Pavilion on Feb. 23, they are going up against the top team in the country. “They are talented,” Donovan said. “They are deep. They are versatile. And if they stay healthy, and knock on wood they will be, I definitely believe they are the favorite [to win the national championship].” UConn is a young team, dressing three freshmen, two sophomores (excluding Brianna Banks, who is out for the season with a torn ACL), two juniors and three seniors. Donovan praises the young players for their quick adjustment to the college game and particularly how well they have played considering the strong schedule that Coach Geno Auriemma arranges for his team. “They play everyone and
anyone and when they get to the postseason, they are ready for anything,” Donovan said. “They’ve seen everyone. You have to credit Geno for continuing to schedule all the powers. The Big East is pretty damn good, but going outside and finding everyone else you can get [on the schedule] all goes to him.” Donovan is leaving Seton Hall at the end of the season to become the next head coach of the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA, meaning she has been paying close attention to draftbound seniors across the country. One player that has peaked her interest is UConn guard Kelly Faris. “I think she is an intriguing player, definitely an overachiever, a blue-collar kid, which I love,” Donovan said. “She is the type of player that will embrace any big goal that you put in front of her and take care of it for you.” The Sun have the 11th pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, which is around the spot in the draft where Faris is expected to be drafted.
THE Pro Side Vikings exploring possibility of trading star WR Percy Harvin
By Andrew Callahan Senior Staff Writer According to multiple media outlets, the Minnesota Vikings are exploring trade scenarios that would jettison disgruntled wide receiver Percy Harvin out of town for a high draft pick. Harvin, a four-year pro, has stated he wants a new contract and plans to holdout into training camp and next season if he is not given one. The former Florida Gator has one year remaining on his rookie deal. An explosive player since he entered the league in 2009, Harvin missed half of last season due to injury, yet still recorded 677 receiving yards, 96 yards rushing and a kickoff return for a score. Over 51 career games, he’s collected 30 touchdowns, including nine in 2011 when he finished as the Vikings’ leading receiver with 967 yards. Following his first season, Harvin not only was named AP Offensive Rookie of the year, but additionally was selected to the Pro Bowl as a kick returner. However, the 24-year old’s talents have at times been overshadowed in the Vikings’
building by his transgressions. Considered a character-risk out of college, Harvin affirmed those concerns this past season by lashing out at Minnesota head coach Leslie Frazier in front of teammates. Back in 2010, he also clashed openly with former Vikings coach Brad Childress. Estimations of a potential new contract have hovered around $10 million per year, which limits the number of potential trade partners for Minnesota. Teams around the league are currently planning on how best to use their cap space with free agency less than a month away and then followed by the draft. While an above average number of quality free agent receivers are expected to be available, the Vikings still expect to fetch around a second round pick and maybe more. Potential suitors include New England, San Francisco, Houston, St. Louis and Miami. Patriots head coach Bill Beichick reportedly coveted Harvin as a prospect, while the receiverneedy Dolphins own a bevy of draft picks and the 49ers are flush with cap space.
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State of the Huskies
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Providence Massacre Huskies score 105 in win over Providence
Tyler Morrissey Last night President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress. This week I would like to take a look at the current state of UConn athletics. The past year has brought many changes to UConn Country; the biggest might possibly be the fracturing of the Big East conference. When Louisville accepted a bid to join the Atlantic Coast Conference it became clear that the end was nearing for the Big East. Things did not improve when TCU, San Diego State and Boise State defected from the Big East before they even started playing in the conference. Just when you thought that the Big East might be saved with further expansion, seven of the catholic schools left the Big East behind to form their own conference. Commissioner Mike Aresco recently said that the Big East will not expand further west than Texas. While geographically this makes sense, it limits who can join the conference and there are not many schools with superior athletic programs in the east that are not in conference. As the instability in the Big East continues, TV deals are now being offered to the conference. According to an ESPN report on Monday, NBC Sports has offered the Big East a TV deal between $20 million and $23 million. This is a positive step toward the future of the conference but with so many schools defecting or trying to defect this news almost seems like a moot point. Meanwhile, the former Big East schools known as the “Catholic 7,” are close to signing a deal with FOX Sports. With very much still up in the air, it’s uncertain where the Huskies will fall when the dust settles. Athletic director Warde Manuel and UConn president Susan Herbst have made repeated promises that everything will be ok and that UConn sports will continue to thrive. I agree that UConn athletics will always have a strong tradition behind them; it’s the future of which conference we will end up in that quite frankly worries me. Conference re-alignment is about as confusing as rocket science, I don’t think anybody could have predicted the upheaval that we saw take place over the last year and a half or so. As teams enter and leave the Big East like a train station during rush hour, Manuel and Herbst need to monitor the situation even closer to make sure UConn is not left out in the cold. The one positive aspect of conference re-alignment saw the UConn men’s hockey program jump from the Atlantic Hockey Association to Hockey East. This was a fantastic move and should make for some exciting hockey when the team hits the ice under the Hockey East banner in a couple of years. The only problem that I see is where the game will be played. Our old friend the XL Center will be the home rink for Hockey East games. At first I thought this was a terrible idea but unfortunately it’s the only facility in the area that can host the games
» MORRISSEY, page 10
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda Lewis scored 17 points and Kelly Faris aded 16 to lead No. 3 Connecticut to a 105-49 win Tuesday night over Providence, the Huskies fourth 100-point game this season. Faris, who was making her 100th consecutive start, hit six of her eight shots, and added six rebounds and five assists. Mosqueda-Lewis, the nation’s leading 3-point shooter, had three more for the Huskies (23-1, 10-1 Big East), who had six players in double figures. Brianna Edwards had 17 points to lead Providence (7-17, 2-9), and Tori Rule added 11. UConn hit 24 of its 30 attempts from the foul line, while Providence attempted just four free throws, hitting two. It was UConn’s 28th straight win over Providence, which has not beaten the Huskies since the semifinals of the 1993 Big East tournament. Every player scored for the Huskies, who shot 57 percent from the field. Freshman Moriah Jefferson scored a seasonhigh 13 points, hitting six of her seven shots. Fellow first-year Breanna Stewart finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Connecticut, which leads the nation in scoring, opened with a 3-point barrage. Mosqueda-Lewis, Caroline Doty and Bria Hartley all hit 3s, along with a conventional 3-point play from Faris helped turn a 3-2 deficit into a 14-3 lead less than 3 minutes into the game.
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UConn senior guard Caroline Doty looks to drive during the Tuesday night’s 94-37 win over Marquette. Doty finished the gamewith 12 points.
UConn and Syracuse meet for last time
By TJ Souhlaris Staff Writer
After traveling to New Jersey late on Saturday night amid the frigid blizzard that rocked Connecticut over the weekend, the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team defeated the Seton Hall Pirates in a second-half comeback on Sunday afternoon, 78-67. Wednesday night will present a different and more difficult test, as the Huskies welcome the No. 6 Syracuse Orange to Hartford in a Big East contest at the XL Center at 7 p.m. The snow wasn’t the only thing that made news at UConn this week. Junior center Enosch Wolf was suspended indefinitely from the team after being arrested in an on-campus domestic dispute early Monday morning. “We have high expecta-
tions of our student-athletes at UConn, and I expect my players to live up to those standards,” Coach Kevin Ollie said in a statement on Monday. Ollie didn’t comment on Wolf’s arrest after Tuesday’s
MEN’S BASKETBALL Preview practice and simply said he’s going to “let the legal process take care of itself.” Wolf was averaging 13.7 minutes per game to go along with 3.4 points and 3.4 assists before his suspension. UConn’s frontcourt was
already thin before Wolf ’s suspension, but junior forward Tyler Olander doesn’t think that losing the German center will make things tougher for the Huskies. “I’m still playing my same role, we just need guys like Leon [Tolksdorf] and Phil [Nolan] to step up and guys like Niels [Giffey] to continue to play well,” Olander said. Seldom-used freshman forward Phillip Nolan will most likely see an expanded role as the next available big man off the bench in Wolf’s absence. Nolan has appeared in only six of ten possible Big East games for the Huskies and has yet to score in conference play. However, Ollie believes in his freshman forward. “There’s no more waiting or seeing. He’s going to learn through experience,” Ollie
said. “I have confidence he’s going to come in and give us a spark and play hard with effort and energy.” UConn (16-6, 6-4) currently stands 7th in the Big East, two games behind Syracuse (20-3, 8-2) who sits atop the conference with a half-game lead over No. 15 Georgetown and No. 18 Marquette. Because the Huskies are ineligible for postseason play this season due to APR penalties, the Big East regular season title has been the Huskies’ ultimate goal all year. Head coach Ollie recognizes that this objective can still be accomplished and is content with his team’s play in his first year at the helm. “It’s a great opportunity for us on national television to show how much we love this university,” Ollie said. “This team has been great
all season and they’re playing for the love of basketball. [There’s] no postseason. I’m very proud of this team and they’ve put themselves in a good position [in the Big East].” Sophomore guard Ryan Boatright echoed his coach’s sentiments, saying that the title is “still in reach” and this game “is big for us.” Syracuse is led by sophomore point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who is tops in the Big East in assists per game (8.5) and also third overall in the nation. CarterWilliams is a 6’6” point guard, which could pose problems for the small UConn backcourt. Boatright doesn’t believe that Carter-Williams’ size will be anything new for him and junior guard Shabazz Napier, however.
» SOUTHERLAND, page 10
Huskies surge in latest AHA power rankings
By Joe Crisalli Campus Correspondent
Things are starting to get close atop the Atlantic Hockey Conference standings, and with only a bundle of games left on the season, it is going to be tough to predict which team will surprise. Here are my rankings, which are very shaken up from last weeks rankings. 12. Sacred Heart (0-24-2, 0-172) The Pioneers have surrendered more than five goals in every game since Nov. 23, 2012, and have scored more than three goals only twice this season. Sacred Heart is searching for their first win on the season with seven games left in the regular season. 11. Army (7-14-4, 7-9-4) The Black Knights are 1-3-2 in their last six games, losing 8-0 in their previous contest against division rival Mercyhurst. 10. American International (7-14-5, 4-11-5) AIC defeated Army 3-0 in their last game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The
Yellow Jackets will face Sacred Heart on Feb. 15th in their next matchup. 9. Bentley (11-15-1, 9-11-1) Bentley has lost five straight games, allowing 13 goals total in those five games. Bentley suffered a most recent 9-0 shellacking from division foe UConn. 8. Rochester Institute of Technology (10-13-5, 8-9-4) RIT is 2-3 in their last five games with a most recent 4-3 victory over division rival Robert Morris. The tigers will face Mercyhurst next on Feb. 15th. 7. Robert Morris (15-11-2, 10-10-1) Robert Morris has allowed 16 goals in their last four games, while scoring 14 goals in those games. 6. Air Force (12-10-7, 10-6-5) The Falcons have played three overtimes in their past four games where they are 1-1-2. Their lone victory came in a division matchup vs. Mercyhurst. 5. Holy Cross (14-10-2, 10-7-2) Holy Cross scored five goals in their previous game, a 5-1 victory over Canisius. The Crusaders are 2-2 in their past four games.
4. Mercyhurst (14-11-3, 12-7-
Mercyhurst went 0-1-1 in a two game series vs. Air Force, after scoring eight goals in two straight games vs. division opponents. 3. Canisius (11-14-5, 10-9-2) The Golden Griffins split their most recent series 1-1 with division leading Niagara, and have split each of their last three series’ 1-1. 2. Connecticut (13-12-3, 10-92) Call it bias, but the Huskies seem to have hit a stride and are picking up steam. UConn drubbed division rival Bentley 9-0 in their last contest and are 4-1-1 in their last six games. The Huskies will face Holy Cross next on home ice at the Mark Freitas Ice Forum on Feb. 15th at 7:05 p.m. 1. Niagara (18-5-5, 17-2-2) At 17-2-2 in the Atlantic Hockey Conference, the Purple Eagles have been tough to beat all season long. Niagara is 4-1 in their past five games, while scoring 16 total goals in those games.
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Defenseman Jacob Poe and the UConn men’s hockey team are 4-1-1 in their last six games after defeating Bentley 9-0 on Monday night at the Freitas Ice Forum.