Volume CXIX No. 113
Monday, April 1, 2013
New USG leaders promise transparency By Jackie Wattles Staff Writer
CLASSIC COMPARED TO A MODERN MOVEMENT Gallery shows the lavish life of the “1 percent.” FOCUS/ page 5
EIGHT STRAIGHT IS GREAT Huskies advance to eight straight Elite 8. SPORTS/ page 12 EDITORIAL: STIGMA SHOULDN’T PREVENT DRUG RESEARCH A clandestine stereotype as a street drug shouldn’t keep ketamine from being explored as a depression treatment. COMMENTARY/page 8 INSIDE NEWS: POPE MAKES EASTER PLEAS FOR WORLD PEACE Pope Francis pleaded for peace on one of the most celebrated days of Christianity. NEWS/ page 3
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With a controversy-laden campaign that ended in judiciary intervention and a disqualification behind them, student body president-elect Edward Courchaine and his vice president, Kara Googins, are focused on their term to come. They ran their campaign on promises to increase transparency for tuition dollars, bolster student involvement and work toward offering a more “unified campus experience.” The pair plans to implement the changes from the inside out, beginning with changes to the structure of USG itself. Googins, a sophomore physics major, said they would continue expansions to USG’s communication sector that the current administration began and work to make the sector a separate division of USG. “I don’t think it should be a focus of the senators who are working with the issues to try and focus on marketing their efforts to the students as well,” Googins said. “Breaking off that department would allow us to become more represented on campus while still maintaining efficiency and effectiveness.” Courchaine said the new communications arm will be in charge of keeping the USG website updated, emailing informa-
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Ed Courchaine, the newly-elected USG president-elect pictured on the left, and Kara Googins, the USG vice president on the right, are focused on their upcoming term.
tion out and communicating opportunities for students to serve on subcommittees of the UConn Senate, the university’s legislative body responsible for establishing regulations and general education policy. “It’s something we’ve done every year and don’t publicize it well. USG has the ability to appoint students to serve on these subcommittees that are in charge of a lot of these changes,” Courchaine said, referring to changes his administration wants to focus on.
Courchaine said these subcommittees deal with a wide range of issues such as budgeting tuition dollars, general education requirements and scholastic standards. Googins said their approach to marketing the opportunity to students will echo their campaign by focusing on social media and using the bolstered communication arm to generate “buzz.” Courchaine said increasing student involvement is an important step in reminding university departments that, though the
UConn Board of Trustees approves their funding, it’s ultimately the students’ tuition money, and it’s the students they should be accountable to. Googins said they also plan to change the structure of USG Senate committees and focus them to work more directly with university departments. “We’re going to focus the committees on issues,” Googins said. “It opens up new avenues of contact with administrators and department heads and facilitates getting things done.” The pair also said their administration will continue to advocate for a new recreation facility and will attempt to make some technological changes, namely fixing SafeConnect and making the internet more reliable. As the Courchaine administration fleshes out their goals and the steps they’ll take to realize them, current USG President Stephn Petkis reflects on his months in office. Petkis said the past year has been an “honor” and a “learning experience,” and he is proud of the accomplishments his administration made. Petkis said his administration focused on working with the Connecticut government on funding, revamping the notorious Spring Weekend, working toward a resolution on a new
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Bioethics club debuts UConn’s The Daily Campus selects upcoming year’s management first-ever undergrad journal
Last Friday, the Bioethics Club held its launch party in celebration of its first-ever published journal, “The Ethical Biologist.” In addition to this accomplishment, the journal will act as UConn’s first ever undergraduate peer-reviewed journal. Bioethics, a term coined by biologist Van Rensselaer Potter, is the study of the ethics of life. In the club, students share and discuss different bioethical issues that are becoming more prominent in the world today. President of the Bioethics Club, junior Margaret Rowland, who acted as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal stated that the club has had the idea of producing this journal since last year. She explains that people in the club were interested in researching different topics and wanted to explore them individually. The opportunity to write a paper for the journal allowed students an outlet for discussing their interests. Rowland was also interested in educating her peers on issues that they may have otherwise not known about. “I find 20 percent of people are passionate about it and the other 80 percent are relatively interested but don’t exactly know what it is,” Rowland states. “Yet, we deal with bioethics in everyday life, such as deciding whether to be an organ donor when one receives their driver’s license.” To create the journal, the club sent the word out on campus and online for papers to be submitted during the summer. “We thought we would only get a couple of papers, but we were absolutely impressed by the phenomenal response,” Rowland said. Since the club wanted it to be a peer reviewed journal, two undergraduates reviewed the submitted papers for context. They also recruited manuscript reviewers and layout editors, making sure these people were pulled from outside of the club
cerns over losing staff member who are graduating. “The biggest challenge going The paper’s board has selected into next year, is that we’re losthe new student leaders of The ing a lot of talented staff,” said Morrissey. Daily Campus. However, he believes younger Kim Wilson, a 6th-semester journalism and English major and members of the staff will step up current news editor, will serve to take over positions left vacant. as the new editor-in-chief of The In addition, he said he and Wilson Daily Campus for the 2013-2014 will come up with incentives to year. Tyler Morrissey, a 6th- help retain younger writers. Wilson began at the paper semester journalism major, will take over as managing editor in early in her freshman year. She Fall 2013. He is the current associ- described her current position as news editor as her greatest accomate sports editor. Wilson plans to attack the plishment thus far at the paper. “I’m always really proud of our financing issues the paper has been writers and how hard they work, facing over the past few years. so I’d say my “I’m hoprole as news ediing to guide the tor has been the paper through most rewarding the financial so far,” she said. difficulties, and Morrissey brainstorm solustarted at the tions to the curpaper his sophorent debt probmore year, Fall lem and con2011, after transtinue to produce ferring from quality work,” UConn Avery Wilson said. Point. In the While finding two years since, a solution to the he has covered debt problem Kim Wilson seven Division is Wilson’s top priority, she also Editor-in-chief elect 1 sports and risen to associplans to put in ate sports editor, place blogs that will aid copy editors and reporters working to help run the sports in improving their skills and the section. “I think being the associate quality of the paper. Morrissey’s main goal for the sports editor this year has helped coming year is to increase the me prepare for the coming year,” paper’s online presence, by build- he said. He explained that his extensive ing from what his predecessors left in place. For example, current experience covering UConn sports editor-in-chief Elizabeth Crowley has exposed to him to many difhas been working to revamp the ferent types of personalities and website and increase The Daily people, which have helped him grow as a journalist — something Campus’s activity on Facebook. Wilson also emphasized a need he hopes to continue to do in his for the paper to increase its online new position. In the end, both Morrissey presence including continuing to work on the website, which and Wilson hope to continue the improvements of their predecesCrowley revamped this year. “Our current editor-in-chief has sors. “As anyone who takes this job come a very long way in making [the website] better, but there are can only hope, I would hope to still some things that need to be leave the paper behind better off than it was,” Wilson said. worked out,” she said. In addition to facing finance issues, Morrissey expressed con- Katherine.Tibedo@UConn.edu
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Guest lecturer Samuel C. Wheeler III, a UConn Philosophy Professor, spoke at the launch party about the ethics of organ donation.
to prevent any sort of bias when creating the journal. What resulted was a journal from papers as close as UConn to as far away as New Zealand. The topics cover a wide variety of several of the ethical issues facing the world of science today. With everything from abortion to organ donation being discussed, junior Emily Raymond, Vice President of the Bioethics Club and post-production editor to the Journal, states that she hopes the journal gives people a better understanding of what bioethics is. Overall, Raymond says couldn’t be happier that people have such a passion for these topics and hopes to make the academic journal a yearly endeavor. Philosophy professor, Samuel C. Wheeler III, acted as the guest speaker for the event and spent his time discussing the issues of deceased donor organ distribution. The organ donation system, a topic that is also discussed in “The Ethical Biologist,” is
handled in an egalitarian way, he says. “The apparent ethical ideal would be that wealthy people should have no more access to organs than non-wealthy people.” Benjamin North, a 6th semester ecology and evolutionary biology student who attended the event, stated that he enjoyed Wheeler’s speech and praised the club for their hard work and achievements. “I think this organization is taking a lot of big steps in terms of being a presence here at UConn. The journal allows their voice to be heard and gets students thinking about the issues,” he said. If students want a copy of the bioethics journal, they can contact Rowland, visit the Bioethics Club Facebook page, or visit www.ethicalbiologist.org for more information.
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Man to be arraigned in fatal boating crash
DERBY (AP) — A Chaplin man is set to face a state judge for the first time since his arrest in connection with a boating accident on the Housatonic River in Shelton that led to a passenger’s death. Fifty-four-year-old Burt Hamilton is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at Derby Superior Court on charges of reckless boating, failure to maintain proper lookout and speeding in a no-wake zone. Police with the state Energy and Environmental Protection Department say Hamilton was returning his boat to a ramp in Shelton when he collided with a dock piling Dec. 7. A passenger in the boat, Donald Bessette of Chaplin, was ejected from the boat when it hit the piling and drowned. Hamilton hasn’t returned phone messages seeking comment. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.
Greenwich state rep raps long commute to Hartford
GREENWICH (AP) — A state lawmaker from Greenwich says telecommuting may be a good substitute for long drives to Hartford. The Greenwich Time reports that Rep. Stephen Walko’s 88-mile commute to the Capitol is believed to be the longest for a state legislator. The Republican lawmaker says such a commute a fiveminute meeting is not efficient or constructive. He says one idea is to allow telecommuting based on how far lawmakers live from the Capitol. Frank Farricker, who is chairman of Connecticut Lottery Corp., criticized the idea. His job requires him to attend meetings in Rocky Hill. Farricker, who also is chairman of the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee, says Walko wanted the job. Walko says other priorities, such as gun control and the budget, dominate the time of legislators rather than long commutes.
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Pope makes Easter pleas for world peace
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis marked Christianity’s most joyous day with a passionate plea for world peace, celebrating his first Easter Sunday as pontiff in the enthusiastic company of more than 250,000 people who overflowed from St. Peter’s Square. With eloquent words in his Easter message, Francis lamented enduring conflicts in the Middle East, on the Korean peninsula and elsewhere and remembered the world’s neediest people. With physical gestures, he illustrated the personal, down-to-earth caring he brings as a pastor to this new papacy — cradling a disabled child held out to him in the crowd and delightedly accepting a surprise gift thrust at him. Francis shared in his flock’s exuberance as they celebrated Christianity’s core belief that Jesus Christ rose from the dead following crucifixion. After Mass in flower-bedecked St. Peter’s Square, he stepped aboard an open-topped white popemobile for a cheerful spin through pathways in the joyous crowd, kissing babies, smiling constantly and patting children on the head.
One admirer of both the pope and his favorite soccer team from his Argentine homeland, Saints of San Lorenzo, insisted that Francis take a team jersey he was waving at the pontiff — “take it, go ahead, take it,” the man seemed to be telling the pope. Finally, a delighted Francis obliged, briefly holding up the shirt, and the crowd roared in approval. He handed the shirt to an aide in the front seat, and the popemobile continued its whirl through the square. In a poignant moment, Francis cradled and kissed a physically disabled boy passed to him from the crowd. The child worked hard to make one of his arms hug the pope back, then succeeded, smiling in satisfaction as the pope patiently waited for the boy to give his greeting. Francis has repeatedly put concern for the poor and suffering at the center of his messages, and he pursued his promotion of the causes of peace and social justice in the Easter speech he delivered from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, the same vantage point above the square where he was introduced to the world as the first Latin American pope on March 13.
Pope Francis hugs a child after celebrating his first Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, March 31.
Malloy backs police official in Newtown discussion
HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration says it backs the state police commander who discussed the Newtown school shootings at a law enforcement seminar and won’t punish him. The Journal Inquirer reports that Mark Ojakian, Malloy’s chief of staff, called Col. Daniel Stebbins to ask how information about what he discussed at the seminar in New Orleans was published in a column in the New York Daily News earlier this month. The column, citing an unidentified police officer who attended the seminar, reported that Stebbins discussed evidence that suggested Adam Lanza studied other mass killings and extensively planned the Newtown massacre. Ojakian says Malloy stands by Stebbins, who won’t be disciplined. He says somebody breached the confidence of the meeting. Malloy said at the time he was “disappointed and angered” that the information was published.
Tolland doctor faces sentencing for child porn
HARTFORD (AP) — A former family doctor from Tolland faces sentencing for possessing child pornography after admitting he used a file-sharing service to trade images and videos. Dr. Carl Koplin, who is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in Hartford, pleaded guilty last year to receipt of child pornography. Prosecutors say investigators were able to download about 300 images and videos of child porn from an Internet directory traced to Koplin’s computer. They say the FBI seized Koplin’s desktop computer and other storage media in July 2010, and found 800 gigabytes of child porn.
Newtown hires trauma expert to help community
NEWTOWN (AP) — Newtown has hired a trauma expert and mental health adviser to determine what help town residents need more than three months after 20 children and six educators were fatally shot at an elementary school. Jill Barron says she has been working with the town since soon after the Dec. 14 killings. Her work includes treating New York firefighters after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. She is working with Newtown Health Director Donna Culbert to strengthen the town’s mental health support system and assess what the community needs.
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On the left, Pope Francis, holding the pastoral staff, celebrates the Easter mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, March 31. At the right, People crowd St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, on occasion of the celebration of the Easter mass Sunday, March 31.
USG to focus Churches slam British government’s welfare reforms on credibility,
LONDON (AP) — Government welfare reforms that include a contentious cut dubbed the “bedroom tax” will cause upheaval for some of Britain’s most vulnerable people, religious leaders and antipoverty activists claim. The measure, which takes effect Monday, will reduce rent subsidies to social housing tenants if they have a spare bedroom. The government — which prefers the term “under-occupancy penalty” — says it is one of a series of changes that will make the country’s unwieldy welfare system simpler, cheaper and fairer. But thousands of trade unionists, advocates for the disabled and anti-poverty campaigners held protest marches against the change on Saturday, and on Sunday four churches released a joint criticism of the reforms. The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist and United Reform churches and the Church of Scotland argued that “the cuts are unjust and
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recreation facility, implementing funding changes, reworking the USG Constitution and various organizational reforms. Courchaine and Googins said that the work that Petkis and his vice president, Jigish Patel, did with Connecticut government relations and the recreation facility are initiatives they will continue, but USG will look different under the new administration. “We want people to see what we’re doing and identify USG as their government,” Courchaine said. “There’ll never be a year when you get things perfectly right, but if we can get measurably closer to being a visible and effective structure, we’ll continue to build the credibility of USG.”
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New England renewable energy a hard sell ARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Establishing a New England market to buy renewable energy seemed a laudable goal when governors committed last year to bulk purchases of wind and solar power to knock down the price while reducing the region’s reliance on fossil fuels. Consumers could benefit from price stability, even from costlier wind and energy power. But putting together details about what types of renewable energy the six states will buy in the groundbreaking deal is snared in a patchwork of rules, state laws and disagreements over how even to define alternative energy. “I don’t think we know how to do it,” was the blunt assessment of Christopher Recchia, commissioner of Vermont’s Public Service Department. For example, Vermont environmental officials believe biomass — energy from living or recently living materials — is a form of renewable energy. But Dan Esty, Connecticut’s environmental commissioner, said biomass is “not cutting edge.” And Connecticut legislation being considered would require biomass and landfill-gas plants to improve their environmental performance to be part of the state’s portfolio of renewable power. The price of wind and solar power has been falling, and a regional purchase could be expected to put more downward pressure on prices. To consumers, the immediate
In this Feb. 24, 2006 file photo, a wind turbine stands, generating power next to Hull, Mass., High School in the shadow of Boston.
benefit from wind and solar power is price stability, which eludes oil and natural gas, tied to fluctuating global markets. Wind and solar power are more expensive than gas, about 8.5 cents per kilowatthour versus 4 to 6 cents per kilowatt-hour, according to Seth Kaplan, vice president of the Conservation Law Foundation in Boston. But wind and solar projects can win financing more easily than coal- and
gas-fired plants, which are increasingly in disfavor because of environmental worries. And nuclear plants take years to win permits and to build. By offering long-term contracts to wind and solar power suppliers, New England states would virtually guarantee financing for renewable power projects. However, not all of the six New England states are joining the regional effort, the
only such endeavor in the country. New Hampshire is not participating, and Maine and Vermont disagree with Connecticut over whether hydropower and biomass count as renewable energy. Because of their size, Connecticut and Massachusetts can drive the regional project. Electricity demand in the two states is about 70 percent of demand in New England. “Connecticut and Massachusetts have the ability to make a market here,” Kaplan said. “This is a market that is waiting to be tapped.” In the region, 28 wind projects totaling 2,000 megawatts are waiting for approval, said Marcia Blomberg, spokeswoman for ISO-New England, the region’s grid. That represents 40 percent of total megawatts in projects waiting for an OK and would nearly triple wind power output in the region. Esty said he sees a “real break out here in regional cooperation.” But Massachusetts is criticizing Connecticut as it tries to update 15-year-old rules related to the share of renewable energy as a proportion of overall sources of power. Legislation in Connecticut would expand the types of hydropower and biogas that count as alternative power in the state’s portfolio, create a new class that includes certain large-scale hydropower resources and make other changes in alternative power standards.
Gas trade group seeks fracking probe
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A formal complaint filed with New York’s lobbying board asks it to investigate whether Artists Against Fracking, a group formed by Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon, is violating the state’s lobbying law. The complaint obtained by The Associated Press was made by the Independent Oil & Gas Association to the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics. The energy trade group based its request for an investigation on an AP report that found that Artists Against Fracking and its advocates didn’t register as lobbyists. Registration requires several disclosures about spending and activities. A spokesman for Artists Against Fracking says the group’s activities are protected because they were made during a public comment period. He also says celebrities involved in the group are protected because they are longtime activists, not lobbyists.
Study shows Shakespeare as ruthless businessman
LONDON (AP) — Hoarder, moneylender, tax dodger — it’s not how we usually think of William Shakespeare. But we should, according to a group of academics who say the Bard was a ruthless businessman who grew wealthy dealing in grain during a time of famine. Researchers from Aberystwyth University in Wales argue that we can’t fully understand Shakespeare unless we study his often-overlooked business savvy. “Shakespeare the grain-hoarder has been redacted from history so that Shakespeare the creative genius could be born,” the researchers say in a paper due to be delivered at the Hay literary festival in Wales in May. Jayne Archer, a lecturer in medieval and Renaissance literature at Aberystwyth, said that oversight is the product of “a willful ignorance on behalf of critics and scholars who I think — perhaps through snobbery — cannot countenance the idea of a creative genius also being motivated by selfinterest.” Archer and her colleagues Howard Thomas and Richard Marggraf Turley combed through historical archives to
uncover details of the playwright’s parallel life as a grain merchant and property owner in the town of Stratfordupon-Avon whose practices sometimes brought him into conflict with the law. “Over a 15-year period he purchased and stored grain, malt and barley for resale at inflated prices to his neighbors and local tradesmen,” they wrote, adding that Shakespeare “pursued those who could not (or would not) pay him in full for these staples and used the profits to further his own money-lending activities.” He was pursued by the authorities for tax evasion, and in 1598 was prosecuted for hoarding grain during a time of shortage. The charge sheet against Shakespeare was not entirely unknown, though it may come as shock to some literature lovers. But the authors argue that modern readers and scholars are out of touch with the harsh realities the writer and his contemporaries faced. He lived and wrote in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, during a period known as the “Little Ice Age,” when unusual cold and heavy rain caused poor harvests and food shortages.
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Left: This is a Monday March 9, 2009 file of a then newly discovered portrait of William Shakespeare, presented by the Shakespeare Birthplace trust, is seen in central London, New research depicts William Shakespeare as a grain hoarder, moneylender and tax dodger who became a wealthy businessman during a time of famine. Right: This photo taken March 2, 2013, shows the Internal Revenue Service building at the Federal Triangle complex in Washington. According to the new study, Shakespeare’s practices would have land him in hot water with the IRS in modern times.
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Stigma shouldn’t prevent drug research
epression can be crippling. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly one in ten Americans report experiencing depression and serious cases can have disastrous consequences, including suicide. Sadly, many people afflicted with depression also suffer from other mental health issues, including bipolar disorder and insomnia. For those experiencing all three, as well as their families and loved ones, every day is a struggle. Fortunately, recent scientific discoveries are offering these people a new glimmer of hope. Last fall, a review paper by Yale University professor Ronald Duman proposed the idea of using an anesthetic called ketamine for treating depression. Experimental treatments have proven incredibly successful for a majority of patients, and ketamine has brought relief to many people for whom other drugs were never effective. But there’s one catch: ketamine is a widely-used recreational drug, often known by its street name, “special k.” Despite this, we think that scientists should explore the potential medical uses of ketamine, and that the medical potential of other recreational drugs should be researched as well. Ketamine’s recreational uses, and potential for abuse, should not be discounted. Originally developed as an animal tranquilizer and currently used as an anesthetic for both humans and animals, it has powerful effects on the nervous system. If taken in high doses, it can cause vivid hallucinations, which led to its popularity as a club drug. But just because it has the potential to be used recreationally doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be used medically as well. Many medically useful drugs, from cough syrup to morphine, are commonly used for reasons other than those listed on the bottle. This has the potential to lead to abuse, as does any sort of recreational drug use, from alcohol to heroin. If drugs’ abuse potential is higher than their medical usefulness, some will advocate banning the drugs in order to protect public health. Unfortunately, this often has the opposite effect – people continue to use the drugs recreationally, obtaining them from the black market, while those who have legitimate medical problems are unable to obtain them. This can be seen with many drugs today. Despite overwhelming scientific evidence showing that it can help treat glaucoma, cancer, and other diseases, marijuana remains federally illegal. 18 states and the District of Columbia now allow the medical use of marijuana, but doctors, patients, and providers live in constant fear of federal prosecution. Similarly, recent research has discovered medical uses for other drugs known for their recreational popularity. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies is conducting research with MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy and referred to as “molly” in its pure form, which shows that it can be useful for treating PTSD. America’s experience with marijuana, MDMA, ketamine, and many other drugs all shows one thing: drugs are not inherently recreational, medicinal, or anything else. A drug’s function depends entirely on how you use it – a positive effect in one scenario could be a negative side effect in another – and all drugs can be used responsibly or abused. As a society, we shouldn’t stop people from using a drug medicinally just because other people have abused it. Eliminating this stigma will allow us to develop better medicines, healing people and allowing us all to lead healthier, happier lives. 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.
Yes it’s awful that Syracuse is in the Final Four, but it will be worth it when they remember that they’re Syracuse and lose in the most excruciating way possible. The UConn women did not fear the turtle. The turtles feared them. Kim Mulkey flipping out is simultaneously hilarious and disturbing. SEE YA LATER BAYLOR!!!!!!! I rooted for Louisville teams twice today. I must be in the Twilight Zone. Baylor lost! That’s not even an April Fool’s joke! More like Kim Sulkey! Dirrrrrty dawg. Ouch, my cuticles hurt. I’m jess playin’. There is such a thing as the perfect bar scenario. This weekend was not it.
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The editor-in-chief we needed
lmost every column I have ever written was about my opinions, my thoughts, my ideas. But it’s time for me to shine a spotlight on somebody who exemplifies the best that UConn has to offer. Her name is Melanie Deziel, and this is her story. Deziel served as Daily Campus Editorin-Chief my sophomore year, 2011-12 – during a period of tremendous difficulties and transitions for the publication, for the university it covered, and for Deziel herself. Born and raised in Naugatuck, she was By Jesse Rifkin set be the first perAssociate Commentary Editor son in her family to graduate from college. Much of her tuition was paid for through a scholarship requiring maintaining a 3.5 grade point average every semester, which she did. “I feel very passionately about the importance of scholarships and other aid for higher education,” she proclaimed in a UConn Foundation article. “It is almost solely what allowed me to pursue my education.” Deziel’s writings always shined, with a weekly column “Husky Finance” and even snagging stories with Bon Jovi and Bo Burnham! Little surprise when she advanced to Associate Focus Editor, then Editor-inChief. But problems loomed: declining advertising revenue, mounting deficits, an account balance projected to become negative by 2015. Faced with such daunting obstacles, Deziel spearheaded the effort for a mild student fee increase, the first in 13 years – right as university budget cuts seemingly doomed
such a proposition. At the public hearing, Deziel’s calm yet passionate defense laid out the case. “We cut expenditures everywhere we could: decreasing circulation, not replacing equipment, even no longer providing food at department meetings,” Deziel explained. “Yet it has not been enough. We provide something valuable to the student body. However, without a fee increase we might become the Weekly Campus,” Deziel prophesized. “Do you really want that?” Last month the fee increase passed. Though Deziel always displayed such competence, another moment elevated competence to greatness. After student-run television station UCTV aired a comedy sketch some condemned as too offensive for distribution, a small yet vocal group raised a furor, contacting outside media and staging rallies. Deziel penned an official editorial mirroring the silent majority opinion, which had remained quiet for fear of appearing insensitive. “Condemning [UCTV] in its entirety or personally attacking its members is not the way to encourage change,” she wrote. “The only way we can move forward as a campus is to engage in a constructive and civil conversation that encourages understanding on all sides and allows for the personal and professional growth of all involved.” Amid protesters’ omnipresent fiery rhetoric, Deziel’s advocacy of reasonability and civil discourse was fresh air. We needed that. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism accepted her, an Ivy League institution considered the best journalism program in the country. She ultimately attended Syracuse Newhouse School of Communications where she will graduate in May and is currently interning at Rolling Stone. Her writing served as inspiration and her leadership skills commanded respect, but
Deziel was also something more to me: a friend. Six days every week I anticipated 2:30 Sunday afternoons when the Editorial Board would meet over coffee at Bookworms Café, with Deziel (alongside Ryan, Arragon, Tyler, Michelle, and Chris) discussing current events and planning upcoming editorials. Deziel’s personality created an atmosphere of fun, not work – dropping references to comedy viral videos, calling people “sweet,” laughingly admitting ignorance whenever I steered the conversation towards basketball. Her bright pink backpack could be spotted a mile away. Wouldn’t have been my color choice, but it suited her perfectly. “As I realized that ‘my paper’ would continue on,” she wrote on her blog regarding the approved fee increase, “I put my face into my hands and cried. It seems silly to cry; I graduated UConn nearly a year ago, and my reign as editor ended then too. So why – when the current staff is making waves without me and I have an entirely new set of opportunities in my life – should I cry tears of happiness for something so seemingly removed? But to those who understand the impact that a student newspaper can have on your career, or to those who know the bond that forms amongst the members of a student publication’s staff, or to anyone who has worked tirelessly on a campaign for something they care about deeply, it makes complete sense.” She graduated, seemingly leaving UConn forever. Soon enough, no Daily Campus employees will even remember her at all. But those same employees will work for a daily – and not a weekly – newspaper. And as a result, Melanie Deziel will never truly leave UConn.
A ssociate Commentar y Editor Jesse Rifkin is a 6th- semester journalism major. He can be reached at Jesse.Rifkin@UConn.edu.
Action needed in wake of Steubenville case
n alarming trend exists in America today, that until an event so powerful and so impactful occurs, we can’t be bothered to really change much. We drag our feet even after a huge tragedy; Victoria Kallsen it’s been over three months Staff Columnist since 26 people lost their lives at Newtown, yet the only progress I see is that Barack Obama’s Twitter is constantly urging for gun reform. It took the deaths of 20 children to come this close to a push and yet gun control is still moving at a stagnant pace. This phenomenon applies as strongly to the Steubenville rape trial, the latest case that makes me sad to be a human. Because rape happens to 1 out of 5 women. I’m more likely be raped than get breast cancer. And a women gets sexually assaulted every two minutes. Who cares anymore right? People quote statistics at you every day. People want you to give a crap about so much nowadays, but when will you? The Steubenville Rape Trial is one of 89,000 rapes that happen
on average every year. Only 46 percent of rapes will even be reported, and then only three percent of rapists will ever serve time. So who really cares about rape anymore? America, with the 6th highest rape rate in the world, does not appear to. Let me ask you some questions. How many people have to get raped for it to be a big deal to you? How many kids have to die in schools before we talk about gun reform? How many college students have to commit suicide before mental health is comfortable enough topic for discussion? How many human beings have to be sold into slavery before we care? How many LGBT have to be homeless or denied employment before it becomes just as important as the same-sex marriage issue? How many African Americans and other minorities have to live in poverty because they are playing a game designs for whites to win? Most of these are issues you hear every day. Maybe you have a friend or two like me who is crazy enough to talk about feminism or minority rights. The news may highlight declining rates of rape, as if we’ve
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come so far. But do we care? I write articles every week but do I make a difference? What will make things change? How many times to people have to die before things ever change? I’m really asking, what makes people act? To be honest, is there even something that makes the masses change or will we be forever trapped in a period of apathy that never end? If you’ve ever taken a sociology class, you’ve probably heard of the murder of Kitty Genovese, where in the mid1960s, a woman was stabbed to death outside her home in Queens in front of a reported 38 witnesses. While holes have been poked in the stories and the 38 eyewitnesses were like a dozen, it has taken on a mythical element to describe the general moral downgrade of society. I use it here to the same effect. How long will we be neighbors silent to the world? Is there a general lack of empathy in our society where we feel like we can’t act? What can we do then as human beings for others? Is there any sort of difference we can make? We’re often trapped in that cycle, that even if we
care enough about a cause we are unsure about how to act. To me, there are always simple steps to change. It’s about volunteering your time to help others or even starting an organization that provides birthday gifts and parties to homeless children. However, there’s something bigger we need to change: our society. Change the way you treat women; if you speak and act as if a woman is an object, then raping her isn’t so hard to grasp. Change the way you speak about mental health; if a person has a depression, your isolation of that person only compounds the isolation their illness convinces them to feel while preventing them from reaching out for help. Change the way you react to others not like you; if you act in fear or ignorance, no matter what their actions, your preconceived notions will prevent you from accepting others. Society is the ultimate antagonist in these situations, and it is ultimately up to you to change it.
Staff Columnist Victoria Kallsen is a 4th-semester mehcanical engineering major. She can be reached at Victoria.Kallsen@UConn.edu.
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Classic compared to a modern movement
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“The Great Gatsby” is currently in conjunction with UConn Reads and The Contemporary Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit that relates the book with modern movements such as the 2012’s Occupy Movement.
its imagery to the famous billboard and three works by contemporary street artist Shepard Fairey focusing on glamour in the 1920s and 30s. The gallery begins with a video by social media artist Mann Bartlett who creates art that uses social media as a function of its existence. Heavily involved in the Occupy Movement, Barlett was arrested and faced financial struggles as an artist, which led him to concentrate his work
on money through media. He placed importance on what it means to use social media tools like Twitter and Tumblr, where he is a part of artistic communities. The exhibit continues with works by 12 other artists, including photographs, prints, paintings, sculptures and videos. All of the artwork was created within the past decade and chosen to demonstrate the similarities in the issues of wealth and greed found during the Gatsby
era and those faced today. Professor Karen Ryker said the closing reception, which she is organizing, will feature a script created by quotes from “The Great Gatsby” acted out in costume with jazz music. The Gatsby Revisited Symposium, which will be held before the reception, is an interdisciplinary panel that will feature artists, economists, historians, and literary theorists who will discuss the themes of wealth and opu-
lence in “The Great Gatsby,” as well as the way the contemporary art world negotiates themes of economic inequality in a capitalist society. The gallery opened March 13th and will be open until the closing ceremony on April 15th, which starts at 4:30 p.m. with the symposium and continues with the reception at 6 p.m.
“Video Games Live” Cartoon Network’s creativity making its return develops over the years By Joe O’Leary Focus Editor
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A convention of games will be returning to Connecticut in mid-April. “Video Games Live” travels U.S. gathering fans.
By Alex Sferrazza Staff Writer On Saturday April 13th, “Video Games Live” will return to Connecticut for a one night only performance at the Bushnell in Hartford, CT. The concept is simple enough: “Video Games Live” travels to cities both in the U.S. and around the world in an attempt to gather fans of the medium together for an event which is described as a cross between a typical trip to the symphony and a rock concert. VGL uses each cities local orchestra for the majority of the production, which for the most part consists of self contained segments of soundtrack music to various video game series played live by the orchestra while scenes and gameplay clips from the respective series are displayed on a large display screen. However, while a majority of the show features the classical orchestra, VGL is known to mix things up. A live electric guitar might accompany a variation of the “Halo” theme, a live member of the audience might be invited to show off their guitar hero skills live on stage, you might be treated to a dueling flute battle between Link and Navi; that’s what makes each trip to VGL great, while you’ll probably see some of the same segments more than once, you never know for sure what you’ll get. This also extends to the main program itself. While segments from more popular series such as “Halo” and
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By Zarrin Ahmed Staff Writer In conjunction with UConn Reads “Great Gatsby,” The Contemporary Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit titled “Gatsby Revisited: in the Age of the One Percent” that focuses on the glittering surface of extreme wealth that only one percent of American possesses. The gallery is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” but also on the 1974 film adaption starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, Joseph Stiglitz’s best seller book “The Price of Inequality,” the energy of the Occupy Movement and the rhetoric of the 2012 presidential campaign. It features works ranging from twodimensional, three-dimensional, and time-based media created by socially concerned artists. Some of the artwork directly ties into “The Great Gatsby” while others touch upon symbols, assumptions, and connotations of wealth, but they all come together to make statements about the contradictions and limitations of contemporary economic and political systems associated with wealth. Director and curator Barry A. Rosenburg explained how he became more interested in the creation of the gallery after he reread The Great Gatsby and saw the film. “This show is really driven by the movie,” he said. “I can see the relationships and connect the issues.” This includes pieces like “Father and Sons” by Tina Barney which exemplifies old wealth, “Eye and Barbed Wire” by Charles Hagen which lends
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“Final Fantasy” are all but guaranteed, some more obscure fan favorites might also show up such as “Beyond Good and Evil” or “Metroid.” A celebration of video game culture, VGL opens its doors much earlier than the actual show’s start time. The pre show is host to a variety of fan fest activities including game demos, tournaments, and a cosplay costume contest. About the show: Video Games Live was the idea of game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall. Tallarico is a cousin of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and has notably composed music for series such as “Unreal” and “Earthworm Jim,” while Wall has worked on both the “Mass Effect” series and “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2,” The show gave its very first performance in 2005, and the performance this April in Hartford will mark the program’s second showing in the state and the first since 2007. Since its debut, VGL has soared in popularity and has even had one of its show aired as a PBS special. If “Video Games Live” seems like something you’d be interested in, I recommend you check out a few clips of the show on “Youtube.” With the Hartford show only a few weeks away, best order tickets as soon as possible as they’ll likely be sold out by the day of the event. For more information, head to videogameslive.com
This fall will mark the 21st anniversary of Cartoon Network’s inception. First formed in 1992, the network has survived lean and strong times to remain one of television’s premiere children’s networks, though its Adult Swim branch also brought many great comedic voices to the forefront over the past decade. On Saturday, most of the network’s programming began to hit Netflix; its early successes, through the sometimes-weak 2000s, to today’s biggest hits made appearances, from “Dexter’s Lab” and “Johnny Bravo” to “Adventure Time” and “Regular Show.” As the network is now officially older than three-quarters of UConn’s student body, now is the time to look into its history and future. Cartoon Network didn’t show original programming for two years after it was formed, with executives content to air old “Tom and Jerry” and “Looney Tunes” reruns 24/7. Things didn’t begin to take shape until 1995, when the network experiment “What a Cartoon Show” helped create pilots that turned into initial successes like “Dexter’s Lab,” “The Powerpuff Girls” and “Johnny Bravo.” What turned these shows into nostalgic highlights can be seen from watching even one episode on Netflix. They show a new emphasis on originality and creativity unseen back in the 90s, where Dexter and his sister DeeDee can get into world-changing, transformative adventures and be home again in seven minutes, the freedom of the medium allowing for fantastic stories with sophisticated humor. Many shows skirted controversy; “The Powerpuff Girls” got flack for surprisingly detailed violence, though its message of female empowerment was ignored some by the media in the process. The shows could also be surprisingly dark, especially as
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Cartoon Network used to air non-original programming, however they eventually created a pilots for a variety of shows that led to many of their modern shows.
time rolled on; “Courage the Cowardly Dog” took liberties with the concept of terrifying fun, many episodes causing memorable nightmares with purposefully disturbing tonal changes. Around the heyday of “Courage” was the creation of Adult Swim in 2001, an afterhours niche animation showcase that slowly transformed into a haven for young men, reruns of shows like “Family Guy” propping up truly original ideas from “Home Movies” to “China, IL” that couldn’t be found anywhere else. According to TV By The Numbers, a prominent television blog, Adult Swim was responsible for more than 40 percent of cable television’s 50 highest-rated programs among men, hosting 21 of them. Recently the network took a bit of a step back in the mid2000s; after “The Powerpuff Girls Movie,” the network
tried to revive “Powerpuff” and “Dexter’s Lab,” but added production value couldn’t mask the shows’ being stretched to their limit. During this time, CN also turned to cheaply-produced shows from other territories to save money. Though shows like “Foster’s Home,” created by “Powerpuff” creator Craig McCracken, helped the network save face, recent shows like “Chowder,” in 2007, began a mild renaissance. While “Chowder” was the victim of executive meddling, it brought a uniquely smart vision that played with the boundaries of the fourth wall and animation to the forefront, which helped the network take a chance on Pendleton Ward’s “Adventure Time.” Ward’s creation was kinetic, full of color and movement in a fantastical, ridiculous world of Ooo, dark materials
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“AAAH Here it goes!” The live studio audience is just something that isn’t done anymore. Maybe because it was beat to death, or maybe it just went out of style. But there was one comedic duo who mastered the use of the live studio audience and as you might have guessed by the title, it was “Kenan and Kel.” The classic after school sitcom always opened with Kenan and Kel introducing themselves to the audience in front of the big red curtain in a goofy and imaginative fashion. These introductions usually include some sort of some sort of prop, frequently orange soda, to hint at the mess the two were to find themselves in for the next 20 minutes followed by Kenan exiting the stage muttering some vague plan that would undoubtedly go terribly wrong. Here’s a piece of advice, if you are already prone to accidents and half-baked schemes, don’t have a best friend that’s even better at making a mess of things than you are. The general formula for an episode of “Kenan and Kel” is as follows: Kenan has some sort of responsibility, which would be a usual challenge for any teenager, which he manages to make into a small problem. Kel, tagging along, finds numerous ways to then escalate the problem. In the episode “Housesitters,” Kenan is asked by his boss Chris to take care of his house and plants while he is out of town for the week. Of course, Kenan forgets to water the plants until the sixth day and rushes to the house to check the damage. Though the initial mistake was Kenan’s, by the end of the episode Kel has managed to feed Chris’s fish steak, potato chips and orange soda, flood the bathroom and the kitchen, break his trophy, burn his curtains trying to dry them in the oven and make an enormous hole in the ceiling. As you can see, “Kenan and Kel” has taken the classic scenario of housesitting problems and taken it to an extreme. This is what we love about the show. Anyone can forget to water plants, but it’s the mass destruction that follows which creates comedic gold. What is difficult to put into words is the mannerisms of actors that take the scene from tragedy to hysteria. If you have not seen the show, I would suggest you drop what you’re doing and see for yourself. If you have seen the show, I also suggest the same thing. It’s a blast from the past that is enjoyable every time. Just sit back and watch as things go from bad to worse and all the while wonder why Kenan is still friends with Kel, and more importantly how he has not been fired from his job. One of the large themes in the show is honesty. Throughout the episode the characters are trying to cover up whatever mess they have made by scheming around it when in reality coming clean would have made everything much easier. Most of you will agree, they just don’t make shows like this anymore, there’s a certain element present in ‘Kenan and Kel’ that has been lost. More importantly, when every episode opens with Coolio doing your theme song, it’s hard to not have a good experience. Now, I’m going to need something from all of you. I’m going to need you to find “a door, a talking cow, and a throat lozenge, and meet me at the frozen yogurt shop”. And then when I walk away just yell “AAAH, here it goes…” If there’s anything you want to get talked about in next week’s column about the 90’s tweet at me @MidEggWizard
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1. American Idol-Wednesday (FOX) - 3.6 2. NCIS (CBS) - 3.2 3. Dancing with the Stars (ABC) - 3.2 4. Criminal Minds (CBS) - 3.0 5. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) - 3.0 6. How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - 3.0 7. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 2.9 8. American Idol-Thurday (FOX) - 2.9 9. 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - 2.8 10. CBS NCAA Post GunSun (CBS) - 2.7 Ratings from TVbytheNumbers.com Week ending March 26
1. The Walking Dead (AMC) 10993 2. The Bible (HIST) - 10267 3. Duck Dynasty (A&E) - 7839 4. Duck Dynasty (A&E) - 7671 5. Kid’s Choice Awards 2013 (NICK) - 5821 6. Swamp People ((HIST) - 4815 7. Vikings (HIST) - 4538 8. The Talking Dead (AM) - 4491 9. WWE Entertainment (USA) By Alex Sfazzarra 4415 Campus Correspondent 10. WWE Entertainment (USA) 4252
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“Bates Motel” is a prequel to Alfred Hitchock’s “Psycho” revealing the weird relationship between Norman and his mother. The show really highlights the oddity of the relationship between the two characters.
Usually the aim of a prequel is to tell a story of how things became the way they were. I’m not sure this is the goal of “Bates Motel.” Set in modern times with a story lacking continuity, we can only wonder if it will take us to the story of Alfred Hitchcocks’s “Psycho.” The first episode of any series is typically stronger than following episodes and there is no exception here. In the first episode we begin to see the weird relationship between Norman and his mother. In the second episode we meet Norman’s brother who hates his mother, but finds his Mother and Norman because he has nowhere else to go. It’s obvious he won’t be around the whole season. In the meantime Norman is going on his own adventure and we are introduced
to this small town with a dark They talk as if they are a coucriminal culture of violence and ple and look at each other as if retribution. The sheriff’s deputy they’re in love. At one point, tells Norman’s mom that the Norma changes in front of people in the town handle things Norman causing him to blush in their own way and an eye for and have the face of first teenan eye is common. Like I said, age sexual encounter embar“Bates Motel” deviating from rassment. She says, “Gross the Psycho series. Norman, I’m your mother,” The relationship between but she doesn’t finish changNorman and his ing in the other mother, oddly named room. The relaBates Motel Norma, is the key tionship between element of the show. Wednesday 10:00 p.m. them is depicted We all know its going as it should be. It to end with Norman hasn’t happened killing her, digging yet, but I saw in up her body, dressing a sneak preview it up and keeping it of the show that in her old room and they eventually then talking to it and pretend- have sex. Personally, I think ing to be her when he kills peo- this shouldn’t happen. I think ple. The relationship between it should be as described in them is quite disturbing. They “Psycho” and the way it is depend on one another in a shown in the first few epiway that exceeds your normal sodes. They weren’t actual mother and son relationship. lovers they were just strange-
ly dependent on one another with no interest in anyone else. Again, “Bates Motel” is taking several creative liberties with the show. While I am not too happy with the continuity issues and the freedoms “Bates Motel” has taken with the series, it is too early for me to write it off. However, we all expect “Bates Motel” to be a thriller, after all it’s a prequel to a classic thriller and has been marketed as such. So far its part family drama and part small town blues, but we’ve only seen the beginning so far. “Bates Motel” for the sake of argument is not a prequel but its own thing. We are only getting an introduction to its world. However, it has some good things going and a lot of potential. I’m still curious to see where “Bates Motel” ends
Possible potential runs to short
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What I’m Watching Friends Underrated: Nickelodeon Have you ever had one of those days or nights where you are flipping through the channels and you come across a show that you haven’t seen in a while? Before you know it two hours has gone by and you are hooked to this TV show. “Friends” is one of those guilty pleasures that I tune into when there isn’t anything else on. The silly humor and their friendship is what keeps us entertained. It’s that TV show you can’t help to get sucked into and secretly hope you can lead the same lifestyle. After watching the show for quite some time I was inspired to convince five other friends to move to the city in order to recreate this life style. Wouldn’t it be great to have friends just across the hall after you graduate? It was a weird nostalgia but in the end I want to recreate the cast of “Friends.” Loumarie Rodriguez
Obvious evidence stretching too thin
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Bad marketing and poor corporate management leads to the demise of “Young Justice.” Although the ending was not up to fan’s expectations the conclusion still managed end with a good storyline.
By Alex Sferrazza Staff Writer “Young Justice” was an excellent series whose comparatively short lifespan of 46 episodes can be contributed to poor marketing and corporate mismanagement by Cartoon Network. Not since the conclusion of “Justice League Unlimited” has a superhero-based cartoon so skillfully executed complex story lines palatable for both young and older audiences. Most of the credit can be taken by showrunner Greg Weisman (“The Spectacular Spider Man”, “Gargoyles”) who has proven yet again that he remains one of the best storytellers in the business. While not the gobsmacking conclusion fans might wanted, “Endgame”, the second season finale of “Young Justice: Invasion,” provided a rousing con-
clusion to what has been a masFollowing the failure of their terful achievement in serialized invasion plan, the Reach make an animated storytelling. attempt to destroy the Earth itself Following the penultimate epi- to hide evidence of their attempted sode of the season, which saw the take over. Lex Luthor intervenes end of the Reach’s hopes for domi- and with the help of the remaining nation of the Earth, it must be said superheroes left on Earth, attempts that viewing the to diffuse numerous doomsfinale felt someday devices scattered across Young Justice what anticlimacthe planet. Saturday 9:30 p.m. tic. Since nearly Despite the hero’s sucevery longstandcess in saving the planet, ing bombshell Kid Flash, a fan favorite plot point was character, seemingly perishresolved in the es in the attempt to save the prior episode, it Earth. It is fitting, however, was impossible that the one hero to die in for the finale itself to match up. the struggle had spent most of the Yet it made a valid effort. season and intended to continue Major Justice League mem- his life retired from the superhero bers including Superman and lifestyle. Batman, were finally cleared of all The very last scene shown charges after a trial in deep space. dropped a major cliffhanger on a However, the release is not quick television series which has effecenough for them to help end the tively been cancelled. While the chaos on Earth. scene is indeed exciting, with the
appearance of DC Comic’s most powerful super villain, to drop such a bomb with no resolution in sight is quite disheartening. On the upside, we got a lot of great cameos and action sequences of numerous DC heroes including fan favorites like Static and Kid Flash, and the grace with which Kid Flash’s death was handled by the supporting cast was another highlight of the episode. In the end, while “Endgame” was far from one of the high points of the season, it did an amicable job of tying up most of the season’s numerous plot threads. While a few questions remain unanswered, perhaps forever in light of the series’ recent de facto cancellation, if this is the last we see of this excellent series, I’ll consider myself reasonably satisfied.
There are way too many CSIs. While these shows do have some realistic value to them, they tend to follow a sort of absurd formula for how police investigations should go that is usually predictable and kind of silly. Let’s start with the crime scene. There will always be some sort of identifying DNA like fingerprints, blood, semen or something that a lab can identify. It can take weeks in some instances to find a match or to identify these things, but it’s always discovered whose it was before the theme song starts. This is how every episode of CSI begins. Detective work and finding leads no longer matters, “CSI” wants us to believe that we live in a world where the bad guy will always leave an identifying trace of evidence. It’s true that things like this happen, but sometimes the show stretches it too thin in order to end an episode. They once identified a killer by the pattern of his gloves left on the gun. How many gloves does he think the glove company sold? The killer even confessed. Did he forget about O.J. Simpson who was caught with his own bloody glove and managed to get away with it? If this man had secreted semen all over the crime scene I would have, for the first time, found that more believable than what actually happened. People are way too honest on these shows. The minute somebody is even remotely suspected and there is some weak evidence against them rather than denying it and going to court these people always confess. Even lawyers do this on these shows. From my personal experience people will lie to you about something as silly as eating the last ice cream bar and deny it to the grave. Yet, sociopathic killers with little or no sense of right and wrong always seem eager to confess their crimes to people who will put them away. If someone stabbed someone 457 times, shot them 45 times and then peed all over the body before mutilating it, stuffing it in suitcases and throwing it in separate landfills doing all this with no remorse or guilt for their actions why the hell would they ever confess without a trial? Another show that has misrepresented police crime scene investigating is “Dexter.” For those of you who are not aware, blood splatter analysts are experts who use blood sprays and patterns to figure out what happened at a crime scene. I’m not saying this is not an important job or that the information is useless, but “Dexter” has completely misrepresented the profession. Dexter is always the first person called to the scene and his word is always taken as truth. When he lies to cover up his murders, no one ever takes another look at the scene. Nobody even bothers to check for semen or DNA the way they scavenge a scene on “CSI.” Dexter is sometimes called into court to discuss splatters at certain scenes and his testimony is enough to lock someone away, despite the evidence pointing to the defendant’s innocence. Then again, like I mentioned two weeks ago, the defendants always have to create a scene in the courtroom announcing their guilt. While an important part of the investigative process, “Dexter” has made blood splatter a key in every investigation.
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Filmmaker who rescued Malibu homeowners struggle Romanian orphans is killed with beach-saving plan
ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — A documentary filmmaker known for helping rescue children from squalid Romanian orphanages in the early 1990s was fatally shot following an apparent dispute over the trimming of shrubbery outside his Southern California home, officials said Friday. John Charles Upton Jr., 56, was found dead Thursday on a dirt path in the yard of his Encinitas home. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said detectives arrested Michael Vilkin, 61, on suspicion of murder. He was being held without bail, pending arraignment Tuesday. Upton, after learning of the plight of Romanian orphans, publicized the brutal conditions and was instrumental in bringing an estimated two dozen orphans to America for medical care and adoption. Vilkin, in an interview conducted in county jail, told KGTV in San Diego he fired gunshots in self-defense after Upton menaced him with a gun during a dispute over foliage. Vilkin said he owns vacant
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Malibu’s celebrity haven of Broad Beach is struggling to survive as nature chews away at the shoreline and a $20 million effort to replace sand appears to be stuck in the mud. Homeowners have run up against opposition and complicated approval processes as they pursue a plan to dredge sand from elsewhere and dump it to restore the 1.1-mile beachfront, the Los Angeles Times reported property next to Upton’s home, his brother and Vilkin previ- (http://lat.ms/122IzCh). In recent years, winter storms and rising high tides have AP reduced the formerly broad college student Shahad Abdul-Amir Abbas, 21, studies at her home in Baghdad. She lost her beach, where Steven Spielberg, father in sectarian killings in 2005. Dustin Hoffman and others have their beach houses. Waves sometimes lap up to and the two men had a disagree- ously argued about trees. an 8-foot-high 4,100-foot-long Upton’s work in Romania also ment over trimming shrubs. emergency rock wall that state “I did not go to him,” Vilkin gained the attention of influregulators allowed homeowners ential activists, inspiring biltold the station. “He came to me threatening and pulled a gun lionaire philanthropist Richard to build about three years ago to Branson and actress Jessica protect dozens of multimillion(on) me.” A statement from the depart- Lange to help rescue youngsters dollar homes. “The (wall) is perilously close ment said a dispute between the from Romania. Upton went on to create an to certain homes,” said Kenneth two men led to the shooting, online network of films about A. Ehrlich, an attorney for the which was under investigation. homeowners. “The homes are Upton’s brother, Michael charitable causes. certainly in danger. ...There’s Upton, told U-T San Diego that no beach right now that anyone can enjoy.” Steve Levitan, co-creator of the TV series “Modern Family,” recalled taking family strolls on the beach but said he now plans O’Reilly, whose 2011 short film ing to pull off a killer party to find- walks to avoid high tide. “The External World” caught ing love while finding themselves. With the reduced footage, a lot of attention for its hyper- Of course, as they’re a giant blue “surfers can’t get out to the violent ruminations on technol- jay and talking raccoon, their good surf spots, and the homeogy in society. “Glitch” is a adventures aren’t that relatable, but owners can’t get there, either,” strange, wonderful experiment its stories about growing up have he said. Residents are proposing in CGI, where the Ice King earned the show an Emmy award. a $20 million project to dredge attempts to delete the entire uniOf course, as a network appeal- tons of sand and transplant it to verse and turns the episode into ing mainly to children, there’s restore the dunes and shoreline, a corrupted file nightmare full plenty of less-than-great program- both public and private. of moments both hilarious and ming on there. Some shows are Manhattan Beach blocked mildly disturbing. This one’s second-rate, others are low-budget, plans to use its sand, and resinot exactly child-friendly. but sometimes it’s worth sifting dents now are considering Another recent success is through the trash to find stuff like using sea-bottom sand from “Regular Show,” a slacker com- the hyper-flashy “Gumball” or the edy set in a “Twilight Zone”-esque surprisingly funny reboot “Scooby park full of supernatural occur- Doo: Mystery Incorporated.” With rences. Through it all, 23-year- the new Netflix additions, it’s old park employees Mordecai and now possible to blaze a new trail Rigby re-enact dozens of realistic, through the network’s history. relatable 20-something nightmares from working crappy jobs to try- Joseph.O’Leary@UConn.edu
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such as nuclear war hidden behind thin walls of immaturity. The original pilot caught enough viral heat to bring a first season, whose wise humor and irreverent comedy birthed four more seasons and created a fervent fan community over the past three years, claiming heaps of positive critical attention for mature representations of material such as gender dysmorphia and Alzheimer’s syndrome in a child-friendly format. Tonight’s “Adventure Time,” which the network has kept secret as an April Fool’s surprise, is a key example of its transcendence of craft. “A Glitch Is A Glitch” is directed by independent animator David
A public works employee uses a bulldozer to rebuild a sand dune in Mantoloking N.J. that was washed away on March 7, 2013.
Dockweiler Beach in Los Angeles. However, the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors has objected, saying the sand might be needed to restore other public beaches as sea levels rise. For years, Broad Beach was the subject of feuding between homeowners and the public over access. At one point, security guards were hired to patrol the beach, and sunbathers contended they were harassed. In 2005, 108 property owners took tons of sand from the public beach and packed it up into a berm on their property. The work was ordered halted by the California Coastal Commission. When the commission permitted residents to build the $4 million wall, it ordered residents to come up with a stabilization plan that must take effect by
2015 Homeowners said they have spent about $5 million so far for scientific studies and regulatory approvals but they have not yet completed a formal proposal for the coastal and state lands commissions. “We have faced a bureaucratic nightmare in attempting to accomplish this project,” said Marshall Grossman, a lawyer with a retreat on Broad Beach. “One would think we were attempting to build high-rise condos on a public beach.” Even if Broad Beach residents get their sand, such erosionfighting measures are going to remain an issue in the future. “As sea level rises, it’s only going to get more challenging to figure how to deal with that,” said Charles Lester, the coastal commission’s executive director.
Caroline Kennedy returns to poetry for 10th book
NEW YORK (AP) — Beginning work a few years ago on her latest book, an anthology of poems for young people, Caroline Kennedy found herself looking through one of her mother’s scrapbooks. She burst into laughter, she says, as she came across a poem that her brother John, as a youngster, had picked out and copied as a gift to their poetry-loving mom. “Willie with a thirst for gore, Nailed his sister to the door,” went the poem, by an unknown author. “Mother said with humor quaint, ‘Careful, Willie, don’t scratch the paint!’” The poem “brought back memories of our relationship,” Kennedy told a bookstore audience this week. “I laughed so hard.” But for Kennedy, now 55 and a mother of three grown children, there’s a deeper meaning to that irreverent ditty. Poetry was a central part of her home life growing up. She and John regularly copied out and illustrated poems for their mother, Jackie, upon birthdays and Mother’s Days. Sometimes, they’d recite them too, “if we were feeling competitive.” And at family gatherings with their grandmother, there were frequent challenges to recite Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous (and famously lengthy) “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Only Uncle Ted, it seems, was able to recite it in its entirety. Now, with her 10th book, Kennedy wants to share with young readers the love for the written word that she feels her poetry-filled childhood helped instill in her (even though her own son, she quips, hates reading and only likes two poems.) Hence the title: “Poems to Learn By Heart.” “It was a combination of remembering my own childhood and thinking about gifts I’d been given,” she said in an interview last week at her husband’s downtown Manhattan design firm, explaining the genesis of the latest book. “And working in schools and seeing the role that poetry can play in kids’ lives.” It’s also an effort to promote literacy, a cause Kennedy has supported in a number of ways. “Fourteen percent of American adults can’t read,” Kennedy says.
Caroline Kennedy flips through her new book “Poems to Learn by Heart” during an interview with The Associated Press in New York.
“It’s a slow-motion disaster.” She believes poetry can help. “Kids need a way in,” she says, “and reading needs to be fun. Poetry can give them that — with the current emphasis on poetry slams, and these other open mic events. That’s actually why I think poetry has a chance.” Kennedy’s current book — a collection of poems from various authors, with introductions by her to each section, and vivid illustrations by John J Muth — is her fourth to focus on poetry. Her earlier books, especially “The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,” have been huge sellers, pulling in numbers unheard of for poetry anthologies. “She’s committed to becoming an advocate for the written word and poetry in particular,” says Gretchen Young, who edited all of Kennedy’s poetry books at Hyperion, working with the author to cull down huge numbers of beloved poems. “And she knows she can do that.” As to what else Kennedy can do with her high profile — and the unique and powerful celebrity status she’s held since she was a little girl in the Kennedy White House — that is a question that people never cease to ask. The latest rumor has her up for an ambassadorship, perhaps to Japan, perhaps to Canada. Asked about those rumors during a recent TV appearance, she
responded with typical restraint: “I’d love to serve in any way.” She added that she hadn’t been asked yet, and her response is still “No comment.” But many expect Kennedy, who considered seeking an appointment to the Senate from New York in 2009 but then withdrew her name from contention amid a flurry of publicity, to take up some high-profile position in the near future. She was an important and avid supporter of President Barack Obama, both in the 2008 and the 2012 elections. “I’m really glad he’s president,” she says now when asked how he’s doing, giving him high marks particularly in the field of education. “He can’t do all the things he’d like to. We have a lot of problems. That’s why I want young people to get engaged.” For now, though, Kennedy is making her mark in different ways. She is president of the John F. Kennedy Library Association, and in May will present the Profile in Courage award to former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. She still participates in fundraising activities for the New York City public schools, and is joining Laura Bush and Lynda Bird Johnson Robb to help the Library of Congress promote literacy through a new awards program, along with other authors, publishers and scholars.
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PHOTO OF THE DAY
Classic Side of Rice by Laura Rice
Classic Procrastination Animation by Michael McKiernan
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Are you hungry? McMahon Dining Hall serves Easter Bunny Cake to celebrate the holiday.
Royalty Free Speech by Ryan Kennedy An Irish Bull by Carleton Whaley
Classic I Hate Everything by Carin Powell
Horoscopes by Brian Ingmanson
To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is an 8 -- The forseeable future is good for making changes at home. Set juicy goals for yourself. Pull together as a team. Whistle while you work, and feast after. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- All of a sudden, everything starts making sense. Old puzzles get solved. Consider your friends’ suggestions, but it’s okay to turn down an outrageous request. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is an 8 -- A new assignment brings in new revenue, and the temptation to spend it all could arise. Rake in the dough, but count it first. Save some for repairs. Check for changes. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- You’re stronger and more confident. Meditate on the value of compassion. Come up with a new future vision. Others encourage you to a challenge. Travel later. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Follow through on details for the next few days. Be sensitive to a loved one’s wishes. Invent a new story. It’s important to show you care. Call home if you’ll be late. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Things are getting fun. Friends want you to play almost all the time these days. The invitation says “dressy.” Invent your own style. New options surface. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Stay attentive, as new opportunities are worth listening to. Choose wisely. Tune out the static. You and a partner can win. Learn as you teach. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- The day promises to bring you many surprises, for the good and for the bad. Accept a challenge and learn from your failures. A loved one teaches you. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Work on the chores that you’ve been avoiding but that you know you really ought to complete. You have a keen sense for finances now. Research the pros and cons before deciding. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Work out strategy with someone who’s opinion you value. Logic is only one side. Clarify things by listing the facts. Look at emotional factors, too. New ideas arise. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- When it rains, it pours. Make the most out of publicity. Add efficiency to your work to withstand any storm. Don’t gamble or get distracted. Take advantage. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- You’re entering a romantic phase. Find a quiet place to complete your projects where you’re less likely to be disturbed. Avoid risky propositions. Keep your promises.
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UConn drops two out of three games to Rutgers
By Tim Fontenault Staff Writer
After Wednesday’s loss in their home opener against Quinnipiac, UConn softball coach Karen Mullins said that it would be important to take two out of three games from every series in Big East conference play. If that is the weekly goal, the Huskies did not get off to a great start. Despite a 4-0 win in the opening game of their three-game series,
Agabiti: Cowboys give Romo new deal worth $108 million from I WISH, page 12 final stretch. Like a regular Bill Hartack Jones was looking to win that crown and he was not going to be denied. Jones and the Cowboys gave quarterback Tony Romo, the regular playoff choke artist for the past nine years, a six-year deal worth $108 million with $55 million of it guaranteed money. Romo going to be 33 in 20 days, so making sure they had him during the twilight of his career for $18 million a year was at the top of the priorities list for that Cowboys. As Jones and Steinbrenner crossed the line, it was too close to be decided. It was a photo finish. Jones had pulled off the win.
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UConn dropped two out of three at Rutgers this weekend. Continuing her fantastic start to the 2013 season, UConn ace Kiki Saveriano picked up the win in the opening game on Friday as the Huskies beat Rutgers 4-0. Despite allowing nine hits, Saveriano pitched a complete game shutout, striking out four Scarlet Knights to improve to 10-3 on the year.
Brittany Duclos was the offensive spark for the Huskies in the win. Her two run triple was the highlight of a four-run sixth
inning that provided all the offense UConn would need. UConn’s offense would be nonexistent throughout the next two games, scoring only two runs over the final two games. Rutgers took the second game on Friday 10-2 and secured the series win with a 6-0 shutout on Saturday. Saveriano took the mound on Saturday and had her worst showing of the season. She went the distance, but allowed six runs on six hits and did not strike out a single Scarlet Knight as the Huskies got blanked in the series finale.
UConn opens the Big East season 1-2 after being outscored 16-6 over their first three games, which is a far cry from what they were hoping for to start the conference campaign. The Huskies will have two nonconference games in the middle of the week – at home on Tuesday against UMass and at Boston University on Wednesday – before Providence comes to Storrs for a three game series this weekend.
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UConn junior Jennifer Skogerboe makes a place at first base in a recent game at the Burrill Family Field at the Connecticut Softball Complex.
Murray defeats Ferrer and rises to No. 2 in the world By Carmen Beatriz Angueira Campus Correspondent The only word to describe the finals of the Sony Open Tennis is dramatic. Yesterday night in Miami Andy Murray not only took his second title but also knocked Roger Federer out of the No. 2 position. Home court favorite Serena Williams captures her record sixth Sony Open Tennis crown. Fans from all around the world travel to Miami, Fla to see the Sony Open from March 18- 31. This tournament is known to be a fan favorite because the environment is different from the Grand Slams. In Miami it might be the warm weather and the beach that allows players to interact with fans. The way the courts and tournament is set up allows fans of all ages to meet and take pictures with most athletes. Many fans say you get the experience of a Grand Slam because all the top players attend yet the format is that of a smaller tournament, making it more intimate between players and fans. Williams breezed through the first couple of rounds, defeating Flavia Pennetta, Ayumi Moritu and Dominika Cibylkova. In the quarterfinal she met No. 5 Na Li who put up a fight in the second set. Williams took the match
6-3, 7-6. In the semifinal she defeated defending champion No. 4 Agnieska Radwanski with a 6-0, 6-3 score. On the other side of the court in Saturday’s women’s final was world No. 2 Maria Sharapova. Sharapova had a strong tournament as well cruising through the first rounds, beating Eugene Bouchard, Elena Vesnina and Klara ZAkopalora. She defeated No.8 Sara Errani in the quarterfinals with a tight 7-5, 7-5 score. She went on to face No. 22 Jelena Jankovic in the semifinals and beat her with a 6-2, 6-1 score. The final came down to these two top players, who have faced each other several times in finals; Serena Williams has a tendency to come out on top. To stay with tradition Williams did just that. She gave up the first set 4-6 to Sharapova yet came right back and won the next two, ending the match with a third set 6-0. Williams was strong and attacked; after the first set she didn’t drop a single break point and took advantage of all opportunities in order to take her sixth crown. The tournament caused big surprises and changes on the men’s side, especially with the top players. The absence of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal dropping out of the tournament, Novak Djokovic not reaching the quarterfinal and Andy Murray taking the tournament
Andy Murray of Britain, right, shakes hands with David Ferrer of Spain after their final match of the Sony Open tennis tournament Sunday. Murray won 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1).
crown and pushing Federer to the No. 3 position shocked tennis fans. No. 15 Tommy Hass advanced to the quarterfinal after a surprising 6-2, 6-4 win over the No.1 player Djokovic. Hass reached the semifinals where he faced No. 3 David Ferrer and lost in a wellfought 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 match. Ferrer then went on to reach the final against Murray. Murray breezed through the first rounds and in the semifinals faced No. 8 Richard Gasquet, who put up a fight; Murray took the match with a 6-7, 6-1, 6-2 score. The men’s final was the most
dramatic match of the tournament; Murray became the first ATP World Tour player to save a match point up against Ferrer, tipping him off the edge of desperation and taking the match 2-6, 6-4, 7-6. This was his second Miami trophy yet this one will mark history by knocking Federer out of the No. 2 position in the ATP rankings. When asked about his rise to World No. 2, Murray said in an interview with the tournament staff writer, “For me, it doesn’t change a huge amount, but the fact that I’m moving up the rankings is a good sign. I have been winning
a lot of matches. My consistency has been better over the last few months.” After beating Federer in the 2012 Olympics finals, Murray has gain much confidence and seems to be moving up in the tennis world. The 25-year-old Scottish player is hand down putting his small town of Dunblane on the map in a positive way. Next up for the ATP and WTA tours is the next grand slam, Roland Garros French Open.
Balanced offensive attack leads UConn to Elite 8 from EIGHT, page 12 Auriemma was still unnerved by it, and was extremely unhappy with the referees keeping their whistles in their pockets for much of the night. That displeasure was on full display with 7.5 seconds left in the first half as Maryland’s Tianna Hawkins was credited with a clean block despite plenty of contact with Kelly Faris. Auriemma vehemently disagreed with the decision and picked up a technical foul despite the best efforts of his assistant coaches who tried to restrain him. “That was the [idiot] in me,” Auriemma said of his outburst. “That’s what that was. I cost our team four points and at this stage of my life, I should be way past that. You know, that’s a long time ago.” But the displeasure with the officials was not his alone, as coaches, players and fans alike groaned throughout the evening. The referees whistled just four fouls in the first half – two on each team – and 13 in the second half –
seven on Maryland, six on UConn – which was a remarkably low number on both sides considering how physical the game was played. Despite any frustrations, UConn was able to put up plenty of points and did so in balanced fashion, as six Huskies managed at least eight. Stewart continued her remarkable postseason play with a 17 point, eight rebound, three steal and four block performance, and fellow freshman Moriah Jefferson played far beyond her years en route to 10 points, three assists and two steals. “I thought she was the difference in the game today,” Auriemma raved. “I thought defensively and offensively, I know she only had three assists like it says here, but she created a lot for us tonight.” On the other side, the Huskies held Alyssa Thomas, the ACC leader in scoring, rebounding and assists to just 13, nine and three on 4-of-16 shooting on the afternoon. “Very physical, every shot was contested,” Thomas said of the UConn defense on her. “You know, very tough, but that’s what we
expected.” Even though they struggled to hit shots – they made just 30.3 of their field goals in the first half – Maryland was able to hang with the Huskies early on. They trailed by just three points with 7:14 left until halftime before UConn began to pull away. That separation came thanks to a 21-6 run that wrapped around the halftime break. “I thought we would come out of the locker room with a lot more energy,” Terps Coach Brenda Frese said. “But I actually though Connecticut – I mean they came in with the knockout punch in the second half. We really struggled to score on the offensive end and when we couldn’t score then we had a lot of lapses defensively.” With the win, UConn advances to the Elite Eight for the eighthstraight season. They will face Kentucky on Monday at 7:30 p.m. for a spot in the Final Four. That game can be seen on ESPN.
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» MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
UConn performs well during first home meet By Nicholas Danforth Campus Correspondent
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Two UConn relay runners exchange the baton in a recent track meet at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex. This was the first meet that UConn hosted.
The UConn men’s track and field dominated from start to finish on Saturday afternoon as they hosted their first home meet of the season at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs. Competing against Rhode Island College and New Haven University, the Huskies racked up an incredible 37 top-five finishes, including first place finishes in 12 of the 18 meet events. The Huskies controlled the meet from the start, claiming the
top two spots in the first event. Sophomore Brian Eilers finished with a distance of 61.46 meters in the javelin throw with freshman Adam Boucher close behind with a distance of 59.22 meters. In the hammer throw, sophomore Chris Ackell took first place with a heave of 59.01 meters. Senior Josh Faboyede and freshman Oluwatosin Edwards took third and fifth place, respectively. Junior Eric Masington claimed first place finishes of his own in both the discus throw and shot put. Junior Cory Duggan took first place in the pole vault with a vault of 4.95 meters. Freshman Timothy Murphy also finished
second place in the event. The Huskies continued their domination in the track events. In the 1500 meter, senior twin brothers Alex and Tim Bennatan finished first and second with senior Joe Clark close behind in third. Freshmen Alvaro Chavez and Nicholas O’Leary finished fourth and fifth as well, completing an all UConn top five. The Huskies finished with four runners in the top six in the 800 meter run, with junior Paul DeSalvo leading the way in a time of 1:54.50. In the 400 meter run, the Huskies continued to place a plethora of runners at the top of the podium. Freshman
Robert Hovanec finished first with a time of 49.41 seconds. UConn also had four more runners in the top eight, including Kyle Twombly finishing in third with a time of 49.82 seconds. In the 200 meter seniors Kevin Smith and Jess Drinks finished one and two with times of 21.58 second for Smith and 21.84 seconds for Drinks, a senior captain. The Huskies will continue their outdoor season on Thursday and Friday at the UConn Decathlon.
» NCAA BASKETBALL
Delle Donne and Delaware done, Kentucky moves on
By Matt Stypulkoski Senior Staff Writer
Kentucky’s defense was more like 20 minutes of dread than its typical 40, but that was enough to push them into the Elite Eight. In the first half, the Wildcats forced 11 Delaware turnovers and the fast pace seemed to bother the Blue Hens, whose offensive flow was totally disrupted throughout the opening 20 minutes. Their inability to rebound the ball – they were outrebounded 25-11 by
Kentucky in the first half – was also a major factor, and they were held to just 27 points and trailed by 14 heading into the locker rooms. The beginning of the second half was a different story, as the Blue Hens crashed the glass and began to creep back into the game. Delaware won the battle on the boards 29-11 in the second half, including 13 offensive rebounds that led to 17 secondchance points. The Blue Hens were able to get within two points with 2:47 left in
the second half and had an upsetseeking crowd on their feet, but Kastine Evans – sister of UConn men’s basketball RJ Evans – hit a three-pointer on the next trip down the other end to give the Wildcats some breathing room. Delaware was never truly able to threaten again and Kentucky held on for dear life with an Elite Eight berth in hand. The Wildcats early success was mainly a result of their ability to contain every Delaware player other than women’s basketballphenomenon Elena Delle Donne.
But as the game progressed, the Blue Hens’ other contributors got more active and were able to support the All-American. Delle Donne finished with 33 points, senior guard Lauren Carra chipped in with 10 and senior Trumae Lucas added 11 points. For Kentucky, the win ensures a matchup with UConn tonight. The Huskies beat the Wildcats in last year’s Elite Eight. AP
Delaware head coach Tina Martin, left, gives Elena Delle Donne a hug as she comes out of the game with seconds left ending their season as they lose to Kentucky 69-62
Louisville's Ware breaks leg in tourney game
Louisville guard Kevin Ware is taken off of the court on a stretcher after his injury during the first half of the Midwest Regional final against Duke in the NCAA tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A gruesome injury that left Louisville guard Kevin Ware with a broken leg plunged Lucas Oil Stadium into horrified silence, with coach Rick Pitino wiping away tears and shocked teammates openly weeping during Sunday's Midwest Regional final. Ware's right leg bent in such an awkward and frightening angle that CBS stopped showing replays shortly after the fall in the NCAA tournament matchup against Duke. "The bone's 6 inches out of his leg and all he's yelling is, 'Win the game, win the game,'" Pitino said. "I've not seen that in my life. ...
Pretty special young man." Viewers who saw the injury on TV reacted on social networks and (hash)KevinWare shot to one of the top worldwide trending topics on Twitter. Video of the injury was posted on YouTube — CBS initially replayed it twice before changing course. With 6:33 left in the first half, Ware tried to contest a 3-pointer by Tyler Thornton. Ware's leg buckled when he landed, bending almost at a right angle. School officials said Ware was taken to Methodist Hospital with a broken lower right leg. Louisville spokesman Kenny Klein said hospital officials told the school that
Ware was "resting comfortably" and that the pain was "under control." Klein said a team of doctors was being assembled. He was uncertain whether that meant Ware would undergo surgery in Indianapolis. Pitino said Ware's leg broke in two spots. "Basically, the bone popped out of the skin," he said. "It'll take a year to come back." Pitino said it was the same injury former Louisville running back Michael Bush had in football. Bush, now with the Chicago Bears, has recovered to have a productive NFL career.
Ware was taken off the court on a stretcher. The injury happened right in front of Pitino and the Louisville bench, and several Cardinals were overcome with emotion. Louisville forward Wayne Blackshear fell to the floor, crying, and Chane Behanan looked as if he was going to be sick on the court, kneeling on his hands and feet. Peyton Siva sat a few feet away, a hand covering his mouth. Luke Hancock patted Ware's chest as doctors worked on the sophomore and Russ Smith — who is from New York City like Ware — walked away, pulling his jersey over his eyes.
Louisville upsets No. 1 Baylor 82-81 to advance to the Elite 8 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Louisville shot its way to one of the biggest upsets in the history of the women's NCAA tournament, stunning Brittney Griner and Baylor on Sunday night. Shoni Schimmel scored 22 points and Monique Reid hit two free throws with 2.6 seconds left to lift fifth-seeded Cardinals over the defending national champions 82-81, ending Griner's Louisville incredible career. The Cardinals Baylor hit 16 3-pointers, matching the NCAA record, to pull off the shocking victory. Odyssey Sims scored 29 points and hit a pair of free throws with 9.1 seconds left to give the Lady Bears (34-2) their only lead of the game. Reid caught an inbounds pass near the baseline after that and went coast to coast before getting fouled by Griner on her way to the basket.
Sims had one last chance to save Baylor's season after Reid's free throws but was off-target and late on a desperation heave. The Lady Bears had been practically invincible for the past four months, winning 32 straight games mostly by double digits. Louisville (27-8) tied an NCAA record with 16 3-pointers to pull off the upset. "I told our kids we're going to come out and it up. We got noth82 fire ing to lose," Louisville 81 coach Jeff Walz said. "Our goal was to make this a street ball game." Sims dropped to the floor after her miss, pulling her jersey over her face and kicking her legs as she lay flat on her back. Griner squatted near her and slapped the floor with both hands before pulling Sims up to her feet. It was the end of a remarkable college career for Griner, a recordsetting 6-foot-8 post player who ended up as the second-highest
scoring player in NCAA history. Griner, who had averaged 33 points in Baylor's first two games in the tournament, didn't make a basket until she converted a putback with 15:20 left in the second half. She wound up with 14 points and 10 rebounds, making only four of her 10 shots and being a relative non-factor for her considerable stature. Louisville surrounded Griner as she has been most of her career, and her teammates were unusually unable to hit outside shots and relieve the pressure. It was Sims who eventually led Baylor's attempted comeback from a 17-point deficit in the final 7½ minutes, after Louisville's barrage of 3-pointers finally came to an end. Sims hit a pair of free throws and then got a steal in the backcourt for a layup that got Baylor back within a dozen, and the Lady Bears put together a 19-4 run to get within striking distance in the final 2 minutes.
Walz was called for a technical foul for arguing after he watched a scoreboard replay of an offensive foul whistled against Bria Smith, with a Baylor defender sliding under her after she took off. Sims hit the resulting free throws and then a runner to get the Lady Bears within 78-76 with 1:49 to play. After a Megan Deines layup off a baseline inbounds play, Sims answered with a 3-pointer to cut it to one with 35.8 seconds left. She then hit two free throws to put Baylor ahead after Jude Schimmel fumbled an inbounds pass under her own basket, Griner picked it up and passed it to Sims. The Lady Bears still couldn't close it out. Antonita Slaughter hit seven 3-pointers for 21 points and Shoni Schimmel had five 3s. As a team, Louisville was 16 for 25 to tie the NCAA tournament mark reached by four other teams and make the most ever in the regional semifinals or beyond.
Louisville's guard Shoni Schimmel, center, reacts to her shot over Baylor's Brittney Griner, left, as Louisville's Sheronne Vails, right, stands by during the second half of a game.
Mosqueda-Lewis looking to offense heading into matchup with Kentucky from FRESHMEN, page 12 ting us we hit them back. Also offensively we can’t get in any droughts. We got to make sure we run our offense and look at every single one of our options. That’s definitely going to be strength for us. We have so many options on offense there’s not really one way that you can stop us.” The Quotable Geno Auriemma “I don’t think there’s any teams left that are going to be playing Monday night or Tuesday night in any
regional that are going to be easy outs. I don’t think there’s any teams that you’re going to be able to come in and say we have all the answers for everything they do. Our defense has been really, really good all year long and it needs to be really good Monday night and Kentucky is the kind of team that plays similar to us.” Coach Auriemma on playing Kentucky in the Elite 8.
TWO Monday, April 1, 2013
What's Next Home game
April 5 St. John’s 3 p.m.
April 6 St. John’s 1 p.m.
Softball (11-10) April 3 April 6 Tomorrow Boston UMass University Providence 4 p.m. 4 p.m. Noon
April 6 April 7 Providence Providence 2 p.m. Noon
Lacrosse (6-1) April 5 Rutgers 3 p.m.
April 7 Villanova 1 p.m.
April 14 Louisville Noon
April 12 Cincinnati 3 p.m.
April 19 Marquette 7 p.m.
Men’s Tennis (3-8) Tomorrow Bryant 3 p.m.
April 12 April 10 April 18 April 6 Southern New Boston Big East Villanova Hampshire University Championships Noon 3 p.m. TBA 3 p.m.
Women’s Tennis (4-8) April 3 April 6 Providence Villanova Noon 3 p.m.
April 7 Seton Hall Noon
April 10 Southern New Hampshire 3 p.m.
April 12 Boston University 3 p.m.
Men’s Track and Field April 4 UConn Decathlon Noon
Women’s Track and Field April 6 UConn Invite All Day
Rowing April 6 Marist, Trinity, Coast Guard, Colgate All Day
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The number of points scored by the three freshmen on the UConn women’s team in their victory over Maryland.
» That’s what he said -Louisville coach Rick Pitino on Kevin Ware’s injury.
Baseball (15-9) April 3 Yale 3:30 p.m.
Tonight NCAA Tournament Bridgeport Regional Semifinals Kentucky 7:30 p.m.
April 2 Boston College 3 p.m.
Stat of the day
“We were all choked up with emotion for him. We’ll get him back to normal. We’ve got great doctors, great trainers. We talked about it every timeout, ‘Get Kevin home.’”
Women’s Basketball (32-4)
Today Quinnipiac 3 p.m.
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The Daily Roundup Syracuse advances to the Final Four
WASHINGTON (AP) — When played to perfection, there’s nothing quite like Syracuse’s aggressive, half-court 2-3 zone defense. It’s 40 minutes of trapping and shot-challenging, of closing off angles, of trusting teammates. “We showed,” senior guard Brendan Triche said, “that defense wins games.” Yes, the Orange D certainly does. With a second suffocating performance at the East Regional, No. 4-seeded Syracuse shut down No. 3 Marquette 55-39 Saturday to earn coach Jim Boeheim his fourth trip to the Final Four — and first since a freshman named Carmelo Anthony helped win the 2003 NCAA championship. “A tremendous, tremendous defensive effort,” Boeheim said. Fittingly, a matchup between schools from the soon-to-break-apart, rough-and-tumble Big East became quite a struggle on the offensive end. Syracuse (30-9) was led by senior forward James Southerland’s 16 points. Michael Carter-Williams, a 6-foot-6 guard who is out front in the zone, was named the regional’s top player after accounting for 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists, five steals and only one turnover Saturday. Marquette (26-9) hadn’t scored fewer than 47 points all season — and, indeed, put up 74 in a victory over Syracuse on Feb. 25. But this time, Marquette kept turning the ball over, seeing its shots blocked or just plain missing. The Golden Eagles’ 39 points were a record low for a team in an NCAA tournament regional final since the shot clock was introduced in 1986. “They beat us from start to finish. We collectively tried everything we knew to try,” Marquette coach Buzz Williams said. “It is the zone, and it is the players in the zone.” Much like what happened Thursday in the regional semifinals, when Syracuse knocked off top-seeded Indiana by limiting it to a season-low output, too. “I don’t think we’ve played as good defensively as these last two games,” Triche said. “We held some good teams down.” All told, Marquette made only 12 of 53 shots — 23 percent — and was 3 for 24 on 3-pointers. Vander Blue, who carried Marquette to the round of eight, was held to 14 points on 3-for-15 shooting. “They cover ground really good. You’ve got to get the ball in the middle, you’ve got to play inside out, you’ve got to get to the free-throw line and wear them down with the 3-pointer when you can,” Blue said. “They’re really good at what they do in that zone.” Consider these numbers through four games in the tournament: Syracuse is averaging 6.5 blocks AP and 10.8 steals, while forcing opponents into 29 In this Feb. 2, file photo, Hockey great Gordie Howe, part owner of the Western Hockey League’s Vancouver Giants, looks on percent shooting, including 15 percent on 3-pointduring a team news conference. Howe celebrated his 85th birthday yesterday. ers.
Happy Birthday Howe
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Michigan rolls into Final Four, beats Fla. 79-59 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Freshman guard Nik Stauskas scored 22 points including six 3-pointers and Michigan is going to the Final Four for the first time since the Fab Five era after a 79-59 rout of Florida in the South Regional final Sunday. The Wolverines (30-7) scored the game’s first 13 points and maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the game against the SEC regular-season champion Gators (29-8), who lost in a regional final for the third straight year. Stauskas hit all six of his 3-point attempts, including consecutive makes from the left corner for to give Michigan a 41-17 lead. Sophomore Trey Burke, the Big Ten player of the year, added 15 points for Michigan. Mitch McGary, another freshman, had 11 points and nine rebounds. He scored eight in the opening 13-0 run. Kenny Boynton and Will Yeguette had 13 points each for Florida. The Wolverines, with a steady rotation of six freshen and a sophomore, are headed to Atlanta to play Syracuse (30-9) in a national semifinal game Saturday. Michigan hadn’t been to
the Final Four since consecutive national championship game appearances in 1992 and 1993, the freshman and sophomore seasons of the Fab Five — Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson and Jimmy King. Webber was gone before that team’s 1994 regional final loss to Arkansas played in the nowdemolished Reunion Arena in Dallas, and Howard followed him to the NBA after that. With four wins in this NCAA tourney, the Wolverines already have more tournament victories than their total from the end of the Fab Five era to this season. They had one win in 1998, and then didn’t even make the field again until 2009. Despite being the only team to make regional finals each of the last three seasons, the Gators haven’t been to the Final Four since winning consecutive national titles in 2006 and 2007. Boynton and Erik Murphy, the four-year seniors who came in not long after those titles, will leave without one of their own. They were part of the only Gators class to win consecutive outright SEC regular-season championships, but came up short in the biggest games. After McGary started the
Michigan’s Trey Burke grabs a rebound as Florida’s Casey Prather defends during the second half of a regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament.
scoring with a layup, Stauskas made a behind-the-back pass to McGary for a slam before making his first 3-pointer less than a half-minute after that. Burke passed to McGary for a layup before driving for one of his own. McGary’s jumper made it 13-0 only 3:05 into the game. The Gators were able to recover from an early deficit against Florida Gulf Coast for a 62-50 win Friday night on the raised stage at Cowboys Stadium. Facing Big Blue it was another story. Stauskas, who was 2-of-12
from 3-point range the first three games of this NCAA tourney, couldn’t miss against the Gators. The 6-foot-6 guard from Canada put the Wolverines up by 24 points with 4:08 left in the first half after two consecutive 3s from the left corner in a span of 27 seconds. Like he did on all of his makes, Stauskas came back down the court with a smile on his face, sharing the moment with the Wolverines fans who made the trip to North Texas.
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P.11: Syracuse advances to the Final Four/ P.10: UConn performs well during first home meet/ P.9: Softball drops two out of three games
Monday, April 1, 2013
I wish this was a joke
EIGHT STRAIGHT IS GREAT Huskies advance to eighth straight Elite 8
By Matt Stypulkoski Senior Staff Writer
Dan Agabiti The race for dumbest contract in professional sports was neck-and-neck. George Steinbrenner and the Yankees came screaming out of the gate back in late 2007 giving Alex Rodriguez a 10-year deal worth $275 million. In that time, Rodriguez has proven himself to be a regular Mr. October, batting .244 with just six homers and 24 RBI in 36 playoff games in a town where October is the only season that matters. The Yankees had an early three-length lead going into the first turn, but then things got nutty. In July 2010, the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks dashed to the outside after the turn and made moves of their own, both coming within 1/4 length of Steinbrenner. The Knicks gave Amar’e Stoudemire a five-year contract worth $100 million. That’s $20 million dollars per year for nothing more than a 20 points per night guy who gets injured and stays injured, serves as a traffic cone on defense and doesn’t make his teammates better. The Hawks were right there with the Knicks and proved they wouldn’t be outdone by the guys from the big markets. Atlanta gave Joe Johnson, who was 29 at the time, a six-year deal worth $119 million. It seems like a good idea to give $19.8 million a year for four assists and 17.8 points per game, no? It’s just plain dumb. At the halfway mark, toward the rear still was Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys. Everyone watching knew that he breaks late, but he is hyper-competitive and he will not be outdone when it comes to wasteful spending— case in point, that stupidly large monstrosity of a screen in Dallas Stadium. Just after the halfway point, with no intention of being bullied around by their counterparts across the pond, the Europeans made their moves. Edging past the Knicks and the Hawks, coming just a nose away from Steinbrenner, were Chelsea and Anzhi Makhachkala. In February 2011, Chelsea bought Fernando Torres—“El Nino”—from Liverpool for $80 million, but that was just the transfer fee. Chelsea then signed him to a contract worth $11 million per year. To say he’s done nothing in that time would be a gross understatement. Breaking just after Chelsea, in August 2011 was Anzhi Makhachkala. The Russian club bought Samuel Eto’o from Inter Milan for a $38.9 million transfer fee. But that wasn’t the stupid part. The Russians then decided it was a good idea to pay Eto’o $28.8 million per year. When your team is owned by the 118th richest person in the world according to Forbes, I guess you can afford to do something that insanely moronic. For the next half mile, it was the Russian, the Brit and the New Yorker trading places at one, two and three while Jones slowly brought up the rear. Jones, a bit slow for the first mile went sprinting toward Steinbrenner, passing Atlanta, New York, Chelsea and Anzhi coming down the
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BRIDGEPORT - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis went down with an injury, Stefanie Dolson fell clutching her knee and countless other bodies hit the deck throughout the afternoon, but the Huskies managed to play through the physicality to take a 76-50 win over Maryland on Saturday. Though they ended up winning by a comfortable 26-point margin, the game was hardly comfortable for the Huskies. Like in their Dec. 3 matchup at the XL Center in Hartford, Maryland’s size and ability to ugly up the game by playing physical was a major factor. But this time around, Geno Auriemma’s squad seemed far more equipped to deal with the body-banging than they were three-plus months ago, and that comfort showed on the scoreboard. “Tonight was a really physical game,” freshman center Breanna Stewart said, “and we knew that coming in. But I think that ever since the Maryland game and going forward in the season, that I tried to get better with dealing with the physicality, and I think tonight I did a better job of that.” Despite the fact that his players might have taken the contact better than they did in the past,
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UConn freshman guard Moriah Jefferson dribbles the ball around Maryland’s Chloe Pavlech in a NCAA Tournament game in Bridgeport.
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Freshman help power UConn over Maryland By Tyler R. Morrissey Associate Sports Editor BRIDGEPORT - They were given the key to the city of Bridgeport on Friday and on Saturday the freshmen were the key to the UConn women’s basketball team’s 76-50 victory over Maryland, as the Huskies’ advanced to their eighth straight Elite 8. UConn freshman center Breanna Stewart continued her consistent play that she displayed in her first NCAA Tournament game against Vanderbilt. Stewart scored 17 points, recorded three steals and grabbed seven rebounds in the physical contest against the Terrapins. “I think that the mindset going into this game was
just really looking forward also played well for the to getting back on the court Huskies even though she and obviously as a freshman went down hard on her right it’s a first time being here ankle during the second half. in Bridgeport, Stewart said. She finished the game with “We knew Maryland was very 17 points and seven rebounds. physical and we just wantIn the first half junior cened to come ter Stefanie Dolson out and try to suffered a knee injury, disrupt them which plagued her for defensively. the rest of the game. Freshman However, Dolson guard Moriah still managed to finJefferson also ish the game just one had a stelpoint shy of a doublelar perfordouble, scoring nine mance for the points and grabbing Notebook Huskies. In ten rebounds. addition to her Mosqueda-Lewis solid defensive play, Jefferson was impressed by how much contributed to the offense by her freshman teammates scoring 10 points in the 26 stepped up when the Huskies minutes she saw on the floor. needed them most. Sophomore forward “The freshmen played Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis great today,” Mosqueda-
Lewis said. “They stepped up whenever we needed them. Stefanie got hurt a little bit, I got hurt for minute and they came out and were efficient for us. Moriah Jefferson handled the ball incredibly well really the whole game. She drove to the basket and did her job making sure everybody was in the right place in our offense.” Kentucky awaits UConn in the Elite 8 The Huskies now face a Kentucky team who defeated Delaware 69-62 in their Sweet 16 game. UConn is no stranger to the Wildcats, as the Huskies defeated Kentucky 80-65 last season in the Elite 8. Kentucky has won seven of their last eight games. Their one loss during that stretch
was a 75-67 loss to Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament title game. The Wildcats are led by senior guard A’dia Mathies who averages 16.1 points a game. Mathies scored 16 points in Kentucky’s victory over Delaware. Like Maryland, Kentucky also plays a physical style of basketball. In order for the Huskies to earn a trip to the Final Four in New Orleans they will need to rely on their powerful offense which has carried them so far in the tournament. “I think we’re going to have to just like today be very physical with them,” Mosqueda-Lewis said. “We’re going to have to make sure that as much as they’re hit-
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Huskies take down Seton Hall after Testani single
By TJ Souhlaris Staff Writer
sacrifice to advance Testani to second. In the ensuing atbat, freshman catcher Max With the score tied 2-2 in McDowell grounded out to the top of the ninth inning, shortstop, but Testani was sophomore left fielder Eric able to move to third base Yavarone drove in sopho- on the fielder’s choice and more right fielder Jon score on Yavarone’s twoTestani with a two-out single strike single to left in the to give the UConn baseball subsequent at-bat. the lead and the eventual 3-2 The bottom of the ninth victory at Seton Hall didn’t start out on Saturday. promising for the The Huskies, who Huskies, howevlost both games of UConn 3 er. Senior righty their Thursday douRyan Moore ble-header against Seton Hall 2 entered the game the Pirates, improved to start the final to 15-9 on the season and frame, but pegged a Pirate 3-3 in the Big East, while to begin the inning. After Seton Hall is currently 11-13 a Seton Hall sacrifice bunt and 3-3. moved its runner to scoring UConn played small ball in position, Moore hit another order to plate its lone run in Pirate to put the winning run the ninth. Testani led off the on first. inning with a single through With Pirates on first and the left side on an 0-2 count. second and one out, UConn Freshman first baseman manager Jim Penders called Bobby Melley laid down a the bullpen for sophomore
southpaw David Mahoney. Mahoney got the next two Pirates to line out and pop out respectively to record his first career collegiate save. Although he received a nodecision, sophomore RHP Carson Cross continued to dazzle as UConn’s ace in 2013. The New Hampshire native went seven innings, giving up six hits, two runs and one base on balls while punching out nine Pirates. Cross is 5-0 in seven starts and has an impressive 1.30 ERA to go along with 42 strikeouts and only 12 walks over 48.1 innings this year. UConn’s next game is on Monday at 3:00 p.m., in its home opener at J.O. Christian Field against Quinnipiac.
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Two UConn baseball players celebrate at home plate in a game last season at J.O. Christian Field. The Huskies host the Quinnipiac Bobcats at home today at 3 p.m.