2013 ncaa womenâ€™s national champions
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» UCONN 93, LOUISVILLE 60 – HUSKIES WIN 2013 NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Eight still Freshmen leave mark on championship game feels just as great to me
Tyler Morrissey NEW ORLEANS – What do you get for someone who has everything? For the UConn women’s basketball team it’s another national championship. Winning a national championship at UConn went from a dream that people thought would never come to fruition to a reality that became almost expected year in and year out. Names like Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore have come and gone, but their legacies will never be forgotten and neither will this current Husky squad. Each national title and each banner raised high to the rafters of Gampel Pavilion is special and unique, even the back-to-back title years. In my opinion, UConn’s eighth is just as special because of its uniqueness. This was the first NCAA National Championship that the Huskies won without winning the Big East Tournament regular season, and it’s the first championship for UConn’s rising freshmen talent like Breanna Stewart. She essentially put the team on her back during the tournament this season leading her team in points in four straight games, including the National Championship. “I think coming in obviously the goal is always to win a National Championship but really going the whole six months through all the hard work and all the practices it’s really exciting to be here and winning a national championship is our goal and we accomplished it,” said Stewart. For seniors like Caroline Doty and Kelly Faris, this was the final game that each of them will ever play for UConn. On Monday before the Louisville game, Doty touched on what another title meant to her personally in her final curtain call for the Huskies. “It would be a great team win,” said Doty. “It would be a great ending to a great four years for Kelly, five years for me. We come in every single year with the mindset and the goal to win a national championship, so for it to be last go around to be with the teammates that we have who are playing unbelievable it would just send us off on a great note.” The glory of winning a national title is forever, regardless of how many of them that you have. There is a reason that we have the Huskies of Honor and multiple banners at Gampel. It’s to remember the players and the teams that have given the fans and the entire state something to be proud about. As a native of Connecticut, I can tell you that each title has meant a lot to this state. I can remember sitting in my kindergarten class as my teacher told her students to be quiet during the 1995 NCAA Tournament so she could listen to the games on the radio. I can remember watching countless games with my next door neighbor, including a few meetings with Pat Summit’s Tennessee Volunteers. Connecticut doesn’t have major professional sports teams, but they do have the UConn Huskies. Next season, the wall space at 2095 Hillside Road will become even more crowded when the curtain falls on banner No. 8, and with the core of the UConn women’s lineup returning, UConn athletics may want to make more room because there will sure to be more titles to come in the future of this program. In sports the phrase “title town” is often thrown around whenever a particular team dominates their particular sport. After last night’s eighth national title, I think it’s safe to call Storrs, Conn. the title town of women’s college basketball. When all the celebrating, rallies and victory parades have subsided, this team will go right back to the hard work that got them to where they are today, the pinnacle of women’s college basketball. But the memories of this season and this national championship will never subside. Banner No. 8 is forever. They did it again for the white and blue.
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Breanna Stewart drives to the basket against Louisville in the title game. Stewart, a freshman, won Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA tournament for her performance.
Stewart, Tuck and Jefferson have tremendous impact against Louisville Cardinals By Matt Stypulkoski Senior Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS – Since the day they signed, UConn fans have been ecstatic about the trio of recruits that Geno Auriemma signed up to comprise this year’s freshman class. The praise surrounding them was high, and the expectations on them were that much higher, amplified by the pressure-cooker of playing for the Huskies. But during the dog days of the season, confidence in Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson waned and waxed among the UConn-faithful, as their inconsistency and timidity worried those in Storrs. They are nervous no longer. A three-week spell of dominance and poise has erased any doubt, any fear, that these three players – led by Stewart – are anything but the cream of the
crop. “Given the stage and what was at stake,” Auriemma said of Stewart’s 29-point performance against Notre Dame Sunday night, “I don’t know, I don’t know that I’ve seen any bigger, way bigger. I know there’s been NCAA Tournament games where we’ve had certain individuals play great, great, great games. But I don’t remember a player having a better game in this environment, and certainly I’ve never seen a freshman have a game like this in this environment.” Her play in March and April was critical to the Huskies success, and without her ability to turn into the first freshman Most Outstanding Player in 26 years, the chances of her team hoisting a national championship trophy would have been slim to say the least. We saw it in the regular season – Jan. 5 against Notre Dame, Feb.
18 against Baylor, March 4 in South Bend – this team struggled to win without her production. When she turned it on, however, they managed to play at the highest possible level. But this national title would not have come with just Stewart’s performance. Though she stole the show, Jefferson and Tuck chipped in on a nightly basis, adding necessary points and defense as the rounds progressed. “I thought she was the difference in the game today,” Auriemma said of Jefferson after the Sweet Sixteen against Maryland. “I thought defensively and offensively, I know she only had three assists like it says here, but she created a lot for us tonight.” Tuck too helped spur the Huskies as the tournament moved along. Her numbers rarely jumped off the page, but her 8.8 point average during the six games, combined with solid defense and
the ability to spur Stewart and especially junior Stefanie Dolson, who was battling injuries, was helpful in providing a spark. “At this time of the season, somebody’s got to step up and do it,” Auriemma said after his freshman trio helped down the Terps. “You know, it’s not like you’ve got a choice…maybe because they’re in that situation, they’re responding the right way.” Well, on Tuesday night – and all five games before that – they certainly did. On the biggest of stages, 23 points from Stewart, three points and three assists from Jefferson and six points and seven rebounds Tuck helped turn this one into a runaway. And that’s a big part of why the Huskies sit on top.
Players come to UConn with expectation of title win By Dan Agabiti Sports Editor NEW ORLEANS—UConn coach Geno Auriemma said it Monday. This is why players come here. It’s why out of 11 players, nine different states are represented. It’s why this year’s squad literally spans across the nation, from Connecticut out to California. They all came to UConn to do one thing: win. The Huskies are in it to win it – all of it. Every UConn fan who’s ever been to a game knows it. They’ve seen that promotional video that plays before each UConn home game, be it at the XL Center or Gampel Pavilion. “You can’t go into the season and go ‘Man, if we could just win another Big East Championship, that would be awesome!’ Why? We’ve already got like 90 of them,” Auriemma said in the video. Playing at UConn comes with expectations unlike any other women’s basketball team in the country. The expectation is to win a National Title game. Anything else seems like a let-down. Anything else comes with questions and concerns from Groton out to New Haven. The season has had its ups and the season has had its downs. Three times, rival Notre Dame bested UConn. Two of those wins came in Connecticut of all places. UConn came one possession away from winning the Big East Championship. Then there’s the time that Kim Mulkey, Brittney Griner and company also came to the XL Center and topped UConn, literally out-muscling the Huskies right out of the XL Center. All the talk of the Huskies getting over the hump ended. They’re National Champions and the expectations have been met. Things in Connecticut are back to “normal.” Storrs is one of the few places in America where not winning the National Title is the rarity. The media guys joke that they only have a story line if UConn doesn’t win. It can be seen, heard and felt from all over “UConn country.” There’s an immense trust that the Huskies are going to perform to their highest capabilities and there is an unparalleled support for this team.
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Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis leads the team through post-game high fives with fans after UConn defeated Seton Hall on Senior Day.
Auriemma has talked about it as well. “I hope they take it seriously, that ‘hey, it comes with a certain set of expectations.’” Based on the Huskies’ play this season, it’s apparent that they’ve taken this expectation very seriously. Monday, center Stefanie Dolson talked about how hard the team has worked all season and what a grind it can be to play games from November to April. “I don’t think anyone really understands how hard we have to work and how long the season is until you are a part of it,” Dolson said. She went on to say that sometimes it’s hard and sometimes it’s fun but for this team, she said it’s been an incredible season. She said that it comes with a reward though, and that reward is a chance at playing in big games like the
one UConn just won. “It’s why we come to Connecticut,” Dolson said. The Huskies have risen to the occasion. The Huskies are champions. This year’s version had to go through a transition. They had to go from what Auriemma called after the game “a good team of good players” to a “great team.” They went from pretty good to elite to champion and that’s what the fans expected. Looking forward to next year, an expectation of a repeat is a certainty, especially around these parts. But for now, the Huskies and their fans will enjoy the time of celebration before the players get back to the grind.
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The UConn women’s basketball team won their eighth National Championship Tuesday night against Louisville 93-60. The win ties them with Tennessee for the most national titles.
UConn women defeat Louisville, tie Tennessee for most national titles 16 minute mark but the Huskies fought hard and tied the game at 14 after a key steal and layup by junior Bria Hartley. What followed NEW ORLEANS – The UConn women’s next was what the Cardinals needed to avoid basketball team captured their eighth NCAA in order to hang close with the Huskies. Sophomore guard Kaleena MosquedaNational Championship in a dominating 93-60 victory over the Louisville Cardinals, Lewis hit a jumper at the 11:58 mark of the which was fueled by the consistent perfor- first half which sparked a dominating 19-0 mance of one of the youngest Huskies on for UConn. UConn also managed to effectively shut the team. down Louisville from The Huskies are now three-point range, which 8-0 in NCAA National was the Cardinals key Championship games and to victory in their upset have tied Tennessee for the over the overall No. 1 most all-time. seeded Baylor Bears. Freshman Breanna The Cardinals only shot Stewart ended her first 2-9 from behind the arc year at UConn by leading in the first half and 5-23 her team to the pinnacle for the entire game. of women’s college basketLouisville guard ball. Stewart led her team in Shoni Schimmel, who points for the fourth straight went 1-8 from threeNCAA Tournament game; point range said that by she finished the night with playing a conference 23 points, nine rebounds opponent like UConn, and three assists, steals and the opposition knew how blocks respectively. Geno Auriemma to stifle the Cardinal’s After the game, Stewart was named the tournaUConn coach offense. “Playing in the Big ment’s Most Outstanding East you kind of know Player. She is the first fresheach other and so they kind of had an idea,” man to receive this honor since 1987. “It was really exciting,” Stewart said. “I said Schimmel. “We’ve already played mean I didn’t really know what to expect before, so they knew what to do to stop us but obviously as the clock was winding and that kind of limited my touches…We down we knew that we were going to win just came up short and you can’t really ask the National Championship and I was just much of anything because we gave it all we trying to figure out who the first person that had.” At the end of the first half the Huskies I was going to hug was going to be.” The Huskies came out strong on the first were dominating the Cardinals in just about half with only one minor hiccup on offense. every category on the stat sheet; including At the 16:29 mark, UConn guard Caroline the scoreboard, as UConn took a 48-29 lead Doty was charged with a flagrant foul after into the locker room at halftime. Things only improved in the second half elbowing Louisville guard Bria Smith. UConn trailed Louisville 9-7 at the under for UConn, as the Huskies came out with
By Tyler Morrissey Associate Sports Editor
“All eight times that we won a National Championship I felt my team was mentally ready to win a championship.”
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Moriah Jefferson drives the ball down the court in Tuesday night’s NCAA women’s basketball championship game. The UConn women’s basketball team in now 8-0 in NCAA National Championship games.
the same scoring ability which carried them through the first half. UConn shot 63 percent from the field in the second half and 53 percent for the entire game. Louisville tried to keep their national title aspirations alive after they hit two straight three-pointers at the 12:59 mark of the second half, however the Huskies played shutdown defense which ensured the victory in favor of UConn. The Huskies finished the night with five players in double figures. Mosqueda-Lewis who scored 18 total points went made five three-pointers in the victory. UConn senior Kelly Faris tallied 16 points in her final game a Husky. Hartley quietly had a 13 point performance in her first National Championship game for UConn. UConn’s eight title is also the eight for head coach Geno Auriemma, which ties him
legendary Tennessee head coach Pat Summit for the most championships. Auriemma felt that his team was mentally prepared to bring another championship home to Storrs. “I really believe that coaches lose more championships than they win,” said Auriemma. “You don’t have your team ready for whatever reason, mentally usually. And I’ve been in the Final Four a couple of times when we lost where mentally we weren’t right, but we’ve never been in a championship game where we weren’t right. All eight times that we won a National Championship I felt that my team was mentally ready to win a championship. I think that’s something that I’m really proud of.”
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Conn. animal control officer charged with cruelty
WOODBRIDGE (AP) — An attorney for an animal control officer in Woodbridge says she’ll plead not guilty to an animal cruelty charge. Fifty-nine-year-old Karen Lombardi turned herself in to Woodbridge police on Monday after learning that a judge signed a warrant for her arrest. Police say she was charged with one count of cruelty to animals. Police say the arrest was the result of an investigation into an incident last November at the Woodbridge animal control facility. They said addition information would not be released. William Dow III, Lombardi’s attorney, says he questions the accuracy of allegations that surface six months later and says the motives of people making the allegations should be looked into. Lombardi was released on a promise to appear in New Haven Superior Court on April 19.
Giants owner’s nephew denies Conn. assault charge
BRIDGEPORT (AP) — A nephew of New York Giants owner John Mara pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges he hit a man in the head with a bottle during a New Year’s Eve party. The 22-year-old nephew, also named John Mara, entered the plea to charges of assault and breach of peace in Bridgeport Superior Court, said his attorney, William Dow III. The man who was hit, Philip Blackman, said he had no recollection of the assault. He said doctors told him that if he had not gotten to the hospital and had emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain he might have died that night, according to the arrest affidavit, which says he suffered a skull fracture and a brain hemorrhage. College student Luke Kazmierczak, who was home for the
Conn. AG seeks CL&P penalties over storm costs
HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen released documents on Tuesday that he said demonstrate that the state’s biggest utility knew it could not keep a promise to restore nearly all electricity following an October 2011 snow storm that cut power to hundreds of thousands of customers for up to 11 days. Jepsen is asking the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to cut CL&P’s request for $175 million in higher rates over six years. Following an investigation in which the utility turned over emails and other documents, Jepsen said one email called estimates by utility executives for power restoration “the work of fiction,” while another note advised utility executives that a goal of restoring power for 99 percent of customers could be missed.
Australian ambassador to tour Electric Boat GROTON (AP) — An Australian diplomat who helped to develop that country’s submarine force is planning a tour of the Groton shipyard of Navy contractor Electric Boat. Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley is touring the shipyard on Tuesday with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney. Beazley is a former defense minister for Australia who played a key role in launching the country’s diesel-electric, Collins-class submarines. Electric Boat, a division of General Dynamics, is the Navy’s primary contractor for Virginia-class nuclear attack submarines. It also working on designs for a new ballistic missile submarine to replace the Ohio-class boats.
Conn. trooper hurt, suspect killed, in shooting
WESTBROOK (AP) — Connecticut State Police say a trooper and a robbery suspect have been wounded and a second suspect killed when a car chase ended in a crash and shootout. Police said the suspects fled a reported armed robbery at a Days Inn on Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook on Monday afternoon. Old Saybrook police pursued them and the state trooper came to assist. Police said his car collided with the suspects’ car on Route 153 in Westbrook, and they exchanged gunfire. Police said the trooper was driven to Shoreline Medical Center with severe but non-life threatening injuries. One of the suspects was pronounced dead at Shoreline. The second suspect was taken by helicopter to Hartford Hospital with severe injuries. Police said the road remained closed Monday night for the investigation. No names were released.
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Admission rates on the decline UConn, most Ivy League schools get more competitive each year
By Brendon Field Staff Writer Getting into the nation’s top schools is becoming more difficult every year, with all but one Ivy League college reporting declining admission rates. UConn’s admission rate is falling as well, but less dramatically, and not because of stricter selection. According to a recent article in the New York Times, all Ivy League schools except Dartmouth are becoming more selective. Cornell University had the highest acceptance rate at 15.05 percent, and Harvard the lowest at 5.79 percent. Princeton’s acceptance rate decreased from 7.89 percent to 7.29 percent despite receiving fewer applicants. UConn’s acceptance rates for freshmen for the 2012 fall semester were much higher, 45 percent, according to the official records of the UConn Office of Institutional Research. This is down from 47 percent in 2011 and 54 percent in 2010. But the university is not becoming more selective; in fact, just the
opposite is true. The university last year admitted 13,397 applicants. This is up from the 12,894 admitted the year before and the 11,949 three years ago. The reason for the decline in rates is the increase in applicants, which rose from 22,142 in 2010 to 27,247 in 2011 and 29,966 in 2012, with the year indicating the year of acceptance. The numbers for those who applied in 2012 for acceptance in 2013 are yet to be released. According to Nathan Fuerst, director of Undergraduate Admissions, the surge in applicants is primarily due UConn’s recent adoption of the Common Application. “Our applicant pool has stabilized in the last the years,” said Fuerst. This includes those applying for the 2013 fall semester. The acceptance rate for transfer students is steadier. It has been 59 percent since 2008, except for 2011 when it rose to 62 percent. The number of applicants increased gradually from 1,765 in 2007 to 2,493 in 2011, but dropped to 2,278 in 2012. Fuerst also stated that the target size of next year’s freshman
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UConn’s acceptance rates for freshmen for the 2012 fall semester was 45 percent - down from 54 percent two years prior.
class has not changed, remaining at 3,225; also constant is the target transfer enrollment of 850. The school’s enrollment rate fell to 23 percent in 2012, and has been declining since 2008, when it was 31 percent, according to the Office of Institutional Research. With the Next Generation
Connecticut expansion plan, the university will be increasing enrollment by 30 percent, according to University Spokesperson Stephanie Reitz. Fuerst said this could increase the target freshman class to upward of 4,000.
Obama urges gun law support in Conn.
By Jackie Wattles Staff Writer Just days after Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed one of the most comprehensive gun control bills in the country into state law, President Barack Obama took the stage at the University of Hartford to urge Congress to follow suit. “Nothing is more important than making sure Congress moves forward this week,” Obama said to a roaring audience in Hartford on Monday. “I’m here to ask you to help me show that we can get it done, and we’re not forgetting.” Obama said legislators in Washington continue to use political ploys to prevent any gun control measures from going to a vote. Ronald Schurin, a professor of American government and politics at UConn, said Obama wants to force Congress to a vote so that supporters and opponents of various gun control measures will be publicly recorded. “This can be very useful when it comes to elections in 2014,” Schurin said. Gun control measures, like background checks and bans on high capacity magazines, are supported by up to 90 percent of Americans according to a recent survey by the Washington Post and ABC News. But con-
President Barack Obama looks at Nicole Hockley and her husband Ian, right, after she introduced him at the University of Hartford in Hartford, Conn., Monday, April 8.
gressmen recognize that being forced to go on record to support or oppose these measures, and potentially ostracizing financial backers, is bad politics. Schurin said Obama’s trip to Hartford is an effort to keep gun control high on the political agenda. “If he can’t get a vote despite his major national push, it could create a vision of ineffectiveness that will hamper him in other battles,” Schurin said. “He’ll likely keep pushing.” But gun control is a notoriously difficult initiative to pass legislation on. The last sweeping federal gun control legislation was enacted in the 1990s, and was allowed to expire in the early 2000s. Since then, tragedies from the Virginia Tech
massacre to the movie theatre shooting in Aurora, Colo. have repeatedly brought the debate to center stage, but have failed to elicit Congressional action. UConn political science professor David Richards, whose research focuses on human rights issues, said this is largely due to the fact that long-established gun lobbies, like the NRA, are good at making single-issue voters who will vote with the NRA unwaveringly. “The NRA takes any gun control measures off the table and there’s no room for compromise,” said Richards, who ended his NRA membership in the early 90s when he grew angry over the association’s protection of armor-piercing bullets. Richards said the NRA has
money to gain by keeping their membership numbers high and keeping Congress away from gun control legislation. “As a political scientist you want to understand [the Congressional inaction] within a framework, but in this case, it is greed that offers the best explanation,” Richards said. Nicole Hockley, whose son, Dylan, was among the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School, gave an introduction for Obama in Hartford on Monday and pleaded for Congress to “do something before our tragedy becomes your tragedy.” Hockley applauded Connecticut’s new legislation that includes strengthened assault weapons bans, a ban on high capacity magazines, establishes a one-of-a-kind weapons offender registry and requires universal background checks, extending their requirement to private sales. “We approached the Connecticut legislature with love and logic, and they listened,” Hockley said. Obama’s plea to Congress was to follow Connecticut’s suit by passing legislation with bi-partisan support. “Connecticut has shown the way, now it’s time for Congress to do the same,” said Obama.
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Cookie Monster, Elmo get in Times Square trouble
NEW YORK (AP) — Cookie he no longer likes the character he Monster stands accused of shoving a sees on “Sesame Street,” little Samay 2-year-old. Super Mario was charged said: “Because Cookie Monster give with groping a woman. And Elmo was me boo-boo.” booked for berating tourists with antiIn the wake of the latest arrest, the Semitic slurs. bustling “Crossroads of the World” Times Square is crawling with entre- was filled Tuesday with performers, preneurs who dress up as pop-culture including multiple versions of Mickey characters and try to make a few bucks and Minnie Mouse, Hello Kitty, a posing for photos with visitors to the Transformer robot, Lady Liberty, Super big city. But some of these characters Mario and Elmo. are unlike anything you’ve seen on Many of them are immigrants trying “Sesame Street” or at Disney World. to eke out a living in what appear to be They smoke, they use foul language, knockoff costumes. and they can be aggressive. At least As street performers protected by three of them have been arrested in the the First Amendment, they are free past seven months. to roam Times Square “He was using and work for tips that words that were realaverage between $2 and ly bad,” said Parmita $5 a photo as long as Kurada of Stamford, they don’t block trafConn., who told fic, sell merchandise or police she got into a demand payment, police dispute this week with say. That’s a ticketable a man in a Cookie offense that can cost Monster costume who about $60. demanded $2 for pos“I don’t think they ing with her 2-yearshould charge, but if old son, Samay. they’re unemployed or Kurada said that Parmita Kurada homeless, and this is when she told the only way they can Harassment victim the Cookie Monster that make money, it’s OK,” her husband needed said Lauren Larcara to get cash, the shagof Oakland, N.J., who gy blue creature pushed the boy and posed with a torch-carrying Statue of began calling her and the child obscene Liberty. names. Laura Vanegas, a 45-year-old native “It was very scary for us, and I was of Ecuador, changes into her Liberty crying. I didn’t want to provoke him, so robes and applies copper-green face I said, ‘We’ll give you the money, but paint behind the Times Square military stop yelling!’” she said. recruiting station. She said she picks up Osvaldo Quiroz-Lopez, 33, was $30 to $50 on her eight-hour shift. charged with assault, child endangerSteve Crass, dressed as a robot in flument and aggressive begging. His law- orescent red and white plastic panels, yer did not immediately return a call said he has made as much as $280 durfor comment. ing his six-hour stint in front of Toys Asked by a WNBC-TV reporter why R Us. He acknowledged: “Some of the
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characters are a little too aggressive.” Police spokesman Paul Browne said in an email that the department has had “occasional issues with the ‘faux paws’ in Times Square, but they’re nominal.” The case against the Super Mario charged with groping is still pending. The Elmo accused of an anti-Semitic rant pleaded guilty in September to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to two days of community service. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn called the Cookie Monster case “just horrible” and said lawmakers have been looking into how to regulate the characters. But she noted the issue is, well, fuzzy. “It’s very challenging legally because dressing up in a costume and walking around Times Square is, we believe, a First Amendment-protected activity,” said Quinn, a candidate to be New York’s next mayor. Similar cases of misbehavior by costumed performers have been reported in Hollywood. Disney did not respond to a request for comment, while the Sesame Workshop, the organization behind “Sesame Street,” said it has not authorized such uses of any its characters in any city and is looking into what actions it can take. Anthony Elia, a New York lawyer in the intellectual-property field, said the entertainment groups probably have a case for trademark infringement, but “the challenge probably would be getting a bunch of self-employed entrepreneurial individuals to stop.” It’s not the easiest way to make a living. On a day when temperatures pushed 80, they sweated in their outfits, coming out from under their oversized costume heads only to grab a hot dog or a smoke. When one posed for a photo, two or three others dashed over and joined in.
At the top, a woman gives a monetary tip to characters in New York’s Times Square after she photographed the girl with them, Tuesday, April 9. At the bottom, an Elmo character poses for photos in New York’s Times Square, Tuesday, April 9. A string of arrests in the last few months has brought unwelcome attention to the growing number of people, mostly poor immigrants, who make a living by donning character outfits, roaming Times Square and charging tourists a few dollars to pose with them in photos.
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Teacher evaluations have seemingly improved greatly
very UConn student recalls, though not with much interest or emotion, that one or two weeks before Finals week we are asked by our professors to give them, as well as the University, feedback with regard to our experience taking the course. That will still be the case later this April, but the University Senate has recently announced the first revision of its Student Evaluation of Teaching form (SET) since 1990. Much has changed since then, and the evaluation has finally been updated to make it simpler, clearer and more comprehensive than ever before. One of the simplest, yet most important, changes made to the evaluation is a change in the grading scale. On the old form, 11 professor qualities were rated on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 indicating “unacceptable” and 10 indicating “outstanding”. The revised form reduces the scale from 10 options to 5 and also includes a “not applicable” option not previously present on the evaluation. Each new option corresponds to the evaluator’s opinion of a statement from “disagree strongly” to “agree strongly”, applying a meaningful statement to what before had merely been an abstract number. Furthermore, a “neither agree nor disagree” option is also available, while an evaluator looking to give a neutral rating beforehand would have had to choose 5 or 6, both of which differ slightly from the impossible median rating of 5.5. The new evaluations will also pose questions for the first time about the content of the course in addition to the quality of the professor. If you found the textbook to be a waste of money, approved of the professor’s fairness in grading or found the course to be too slow-paced, you can now render judgment on those aspects for the first time. Finally, though the Faculty Standards Committee of the Senate has expressed its desire to make the evaluation process completely paperless and eventually conduct the process entirely online. We suggest, however, that in order to ensure the maximum student participation in the survey, at least a substantial portion of it remain as a paper form handed out in class. Professors and future students alike benefit from a more complete survey of the student population, since so many teachers on campus take the evaluations to heart and tailor their courses to meet the demands of their students. We fear that mass abstention may result if the evaluation does not remain a communal experience in which everyone participates at the same time, especially if it appears, as it has, to have been vastly improved. 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.
Congratulations to the UConn Women’s Basketball team 2013 NCAA Champions Looks like Louisville got Stew’d. Gotta love how much attention UConn has gotten during their appearance in their eighth national championship game. Wait...is that Rick Pitino? TALK TO HIM FOREVER PUT HIS FACE EVERYWHERE!!! Today was honestly nice enough to make me sort of forget the last five unforgivingly cold, awful months of weather. LET’S GO UCONN!!!!!!!!!! The best. Period. To the girls tanning on top of North Parking Garage, you have countless perfectly good green areas on campus to go tan. And either way, you’re trying too hard. PLEASE STAY THIS NICE FOREVER PLEASE. Where did all these people that like actually going outside come from?? Breanna Stewart does what she wants. Honey badger don’t care. Breanna Stewart=Honey Badger.
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Analyzing The Bible as literature
hile waiting between new episodes of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and The History Channel’s “Vikings” I had to sit through one of the most painful television viewing experiences of my life: “The Bible.” Apparently, a married Christian couple posing as movie creators decided they were going to take the most iconic, most important stories from our culture and make them By John D. Nitowski into a television miniseries. After Weekly Columnist all, who wants to actually flip through a book? Much easier to just pop in a DVD for an hour and get your dose of religion. I actually sat through an episode of “The Bible.” I only remember that it covered the story of Samson. And they did to Samson what Peter Jackson did to “The Hobbit,” massacred it. I could get past black Samson (though I question the accuracy of the varied shades of skin in a single village). What I couldn’t get past was the poor acting, the hilarious set designs and dropping the most important parts of the story. In Samson’s youth, he falls in love with a girl. On the road, Samson encounters a lion. Any normal man would freak out, but this is Samson, the biblical Hercules. So he “tore the lion apart with his bare hands as easily as if it were a young goat,” (Judges 14:6). This verse is my favorite Biblical passage because it implies that goat ripping was so common in ancient Israel as to be considered incredibly easy. But I digress.
Rather, we get the story about Samson committing mass murder with a donkey’s jawbone. But instead of being a genocidal action hero, the creators chose to have the actor grunt really loudly as he tore the perforated edge on the prop and then just whack the Philistines hilariously away. I was not immersed in the story. I did not care for the characters in the same way that I did when I first heard these stories as a child. The acting was bad. The set was bad. The story was filled with horrific inaccuracies (and they’re not small, look it up and you’ll find some serious inconsistencies that pose even more problems than the book itself). So it was really quite shocking when I discovered that “The Bible” gathered 13.1 million viewers. To put that in some context, the Season 3 finale of “The Walking Dead” gathered only 12.4 million, and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” Season 3 premiere a measly 4.37 million. So why? Why with a show so bad did “The Bible” rake in so many viewers? The stories are not new. Is it because there’s a major Christian coalition in this country that is pushing for “wholesome” entertainment to take the place of the pagan “Vikings,” the skeevy cadavers in “The Walking Dead,” the sex of “Game of Thrones” or the drugs in “Breaking Bad”? I’m going to go ahead and offer this theory: there is a fundamental cultural need to understand the Bible. If you live in Western society (and increasingly, Eastern ones as well) you cannot go a few feet without a Biblical reference. I took AP English in high school. It was the very beginning
of my heresy, so I was just beginning to understand the alternative perspectives that could be taken on the good book. It just so happened that we were about to begin our unit “the Bible as Literature.” We studied Genesis, Job and the Gospel of Mark. But there was one classmate who responded that she was raised as an atheist and thus, shouldn’t have to read the Bible and saw no need to understand it. I went to a public school. We were not allowed to teach religion. We learned Biblical stories with the same stoic academia as we learned Greek myths. Without knowing things like Noah’s Ark, Adam and Eve, or the Crucifixion (to name just three) how can one understand the subtleties of Hemingway? The historical parallels of “Game of Thrones?” Or even what a “doubting Thomas” is or what it means when I “wash my hands of it?” Without understanding a book that is essentially free, stupid things like The History Channel’s “The Bible” becomes necessary because we no longer understand our own culture. The Bible’s literary value cannot be overstated. While its spiritual and moral authority should be questioned readily and often, let’s not lose a part of our culture because of ambivalence or apathy, and leave it to people who don’t know what they’re doing.
“Why did the show rake in so many viewers? There is a fundamental cultural need to understand The Bible.”
Weekly columnist John D. Nitowski is an 8thsemester English major. He can be reached at John.Nitowski@UConn.edu.
Mike Rice situation disgraceful on all levels
ast week Mike Rice, the coach of the Rutgers men’s basketball team, was fired after a video of a Rutgers basketball practice went viral. In the video, Rice was filmed shoving players, throwing basketballs at them and yelling obscenBy Kayvon Ghoreshi ities and homophoStaff Columnist bic slurs. Not only am I disappointed in him as a coach, but I am also disappointed in how the athletic department of Rutgers handled the situation. I shouldn’t even have to explain what disgusts me about Rice’s actions, but this applies to all coaching in all sports. There is no doubt that discipline is a part of sports, especially as you get to more competitive levels. However, there is a clear line that Rice crossed. I have had coaches yell at me and other teammates and even use some foul language at the high school level. However, at no point was I ever physically assaulted or did my coaches use derogatory language. Nor is
it acceptable for any coach to do so. What Rice did can very well be described as bullying and while former players said that they became better people because of him, it does not justify the combative behavior. Players can be disciplined without the methods of Rice. Rather than shoving and throwing equipment at players, a coach can issue pushups or extra workouts to players who are acting out of line. Rather than verbally abusing their players, coaches can reduce playing time or force players to sit on a bench for the whole game. I’m sure plenty of basketball coaches have thrown a basketball out of frustration. However, I think very few threw them with the intention of hitting their own players. Then there is the other half of the equation – Rutgers’ actions, or lack thereof, regarding the matter. The video that is now circulating was brought to the attention of the athletic director back in December. It has taken until now for the university to take any action and it is shameful for multiple reasons. First and
foremost it hurts the social mission Rutgers has started to develop. The university has been working to improve its acceptance of the LGBT especially in the area of athletics. Rutgers has had gay students in its athletic programs, and a few years ago one of their students committed suicide after a group of students bullied him for being gay. As you can imagine, having your basketball program coached by a man who is nonchalantly using homophobic slurs during practices helps absolutely none of this. It is not as if Rutgers was some powerless, innocent bystander in this situation. It was brought to their attention and they had authority to immediately terminate Rice if they wanted to. However, they didn’t and decided to keep Rice as the head coach for almost four more months. The fact that it took the disdain of the public for the university to finally fire Rice shows a lack of integrity. If the university is pushing for an environment of gay equality and acceptance, Rice should have been fired, or at least severely
punished, without hesitation for his homophobic language alone. Had Rutgers fired Rice upon uncovering the footage, the majority of people would have supported the decision and likely applauded the administration for taking such action. The fact that Rutgers took the route of a cover up shows they would rather wait to respond to public outcry than to their own principles. There are plenty of successful, high-pressure basketball organizations in which the head coach acts professionally. And there are numerous coaches in all sports at all levels that are equally professional. Rice belongs to the minority of that group and it is an issue that any university should take seriously. A coach’s abusive form of discipline on their players should not be enabled by an administration’s lack of discipline on their coach. Staff Columnist Kayvon Ghoreshi is a 2nd-semester molecular and cell biology major. He can be reached at Kayvon.Ghoreshi@UConn.edu.
“P ublic P olicy P olling asked a group of 1,200 registered vot ers , and 13 percent said they believe O bama is the A ntichrist and it another 13 percent were not sure . I feel if he were the A ntichrist , he would be getting more legislation passed .” –J immy K immel
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Preparing students to ‘Suit to Impress’ Women in Business event prepares students to dress right in the workplace
Hook-up culture: shameful, unfair and ‘predatory’
By Katie McWilliams Staff Writer As graduation time approaches, many students across campus are preparing for entering the work force or are confronted with the job or internship search. Among the responsibilities of a job applicant is the necessity of looking polished and professional. The art of dressing oneself professionally is not an innate skill for college students, who mostly roll out of bed and wear sweatpants to class. To remedy and assist students preparing to enter the business world, “Women in Business” hosted their second-annual “Suit to Impress” fashion show in the Student Union Theater on Tuesday. Nearly fifty students packed into the first few rows of the theater to watch student models exemplify appropriate and inappropriate business attire. The event, which aimed to demonstrate how to dress in a myriad of business situations, was targeted towards women who are pursuing professions in the business world. Fashion designers Ann Taylor and Brooks Brothers and several other vendors sponsored the show, supplying the models with the clothes to impress and distress. UConn’s own Vince Camuto campus representatives were also present, giving students free Vince Camuto cups as well as the opportunity to win a $1,000 gift certificate to the designer’s collection. The show began with models exemplifying the dos and don’ts of professional business wear. According to the presenters, business professional attire should consist of neutral colors, with jacket and dress pants matching in shade. Bright colors should be avoided at all costs, as well as short skirts, pants, or dresses. The hosts
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Models show off outfits at Tuesday’s ‘Suit to Impress’ fashion show, held by UConn’s Women in Business group. The fashion show was meant to help students learn how and how not to dress in a business environment.
emphasized that dress pants should be floor length and all dresses and skirts should hit the knee so as to be polished. A visual aid, models paraded in and out the theater wearing examples of both unprofessional and professional outfits. The second segment of the fashion show concentrated on the “business casual” wardrobe of a business professional. In this situation, advised the hosts, bright colors can be tasteful, and mixing and matching colors can be done appropriately. The presenters also warned that hemlines should be kept conservative and professional in
every sphere of the business world. The third part of the show presented business outing style, meaning the appropriate clothing for an office barbecue, holiday party, or any other semi-casual event. The audience was encouraged, once again, to keep garments at appropriate lengths, but to also know that they can be more adventurous with coloring and tailoring. Models displayed this style of dress by donning conservative sundresses and brightly colored blouses with tailored dress pants. The event concluded with a trunk show provided by several vendors and
A look into The Vision
By Tom Teixeira Staff Writer
Davin Campbell is the editor-in-chief of UConn’s African American Cultural Center newsletter, The Vision. Along with newsletter staff members Aden Aden, Martina Powell, Steve Cartagena, Lafayette James Jr., Shantel Honeyghan, Michael Jefferson, Jared Miller and Isaiah Jacobs, Campbell has been working to revive The Vision’s in-print prominence on campus and to popularize the student body with the publication. In any given issue of The Vision, you’ll find event coverage, essays, poems, fiction and non-fiction features that are creative and thoughtprovoking. Focus sat down with Campbell to interview him before the release of The Vision’s Spring 2013 issue. Focus: How did you first get involved in the African
American Cultural Center and with The Vision? Davin Campbell: When I approached Dr. Price [the director of the AACC] last spring, I told her I wanted to get more involved in the AACC and told her that I was a writer. She mentioned that The Vision used to be a big thing. I didn’t have the horses to get it off the ground them, but over the summer I thought some more about it and told Dr. Price that if I was gonna take it on, I needed a print issue. Funding was good that year, so this year, we finally got one. Focus: When you came into the fall heading the project, what was your goal for The Vision? Campbell: My main goal was just to create a venue for creative expression and social commentary out of the AACC in which all university students could read and enjoy. Focus: When will the next
issue be released and what are you working on now? Campbell: I expect The Vision to be out by late April. Right now, everybody’s writing their initial pieces, they’ll send them to me and I’ll edit them, we’ll make some changes and then we’ll have our content. Focus: How can we expect you and your staff to improve upon the last issue in the upcoming volume? Campbell: I want to do some more PR stuff, especially through social media. We should be doing some things in the next few weeks on Facebook and Twitter. We’re really trying to build up a social network. Our main concern isn’t with the quality of the newsletter, we’ve got some great stuff in there, so our main concern is really about marketing and getting some more publicity. We haven’t been in print in many
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Davin Campbell, third from left in the back row, poses with fellow members of the staff of The Vision, the newsletter of UConn’s African American Cultural Center.
complimentary deserts for the audience. Olivia Rossetti, a second semester business major with an upcoming interview, enjoyed the event. “It was good to see the different kinds of business wear, so I know what to expect in the future,” she said. “It’s good for people who don’t know how to dress business style to learn how to impress their interviewers or bosses,” said Erin DeMay, a fourth semester Chinese and economics double-major.
Wale to perform at Jorgensen Thursday
Tickets still available; doors at 7 p.m.
Photo courtesy of rap-up.com
Wale’s performance at Jorgensen on Thursday is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
By Focus Staff Ralph Victor Folarin, better known as the rapper Wale, will be performing at Jorgensen Thursday night. Tickets are still available. The Washington D.C. native began his career in his hometown, rising to national and international attention in 2007 when Mark Ronson at Allido Records gave him a contract. Wale primarily released mixtapes from the start of his career through 2009 and drew on pop culture references like “Seinfeld” for inspiration. “Attention Deficit” was released in November 2009 as Wale’s debut album. The album hit No. 21 on the Billboard 200 and was received positively, despite relatively low sales. Other well-known artists worked on “Attention Deficit” with Wale such as Lady Gaga, Gucci Mane and Jazmine Sullivan. By 2011 Wale had gained substantial attention, amassing over one million followers on Twitter and released his second album “Ambition” in November of that year.
“Ambition” premiered at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 list, mainly because of the social media campaign that sparked intrigue and anticipation for it’s release. However, critics were not as impressed as with “Defecit.” Wale’s next album will be focused on his personal growth and has a scheduled release date in June. He has said that this album will be more soulful and will feature other artists such as Rick Ross and 2 Chainz. In the future, he is hoping to create more mixtapes and albums inspired by the go-go tradition. His fourth album, entitled “The Album About Nothing,” could be released several months after his third album in June. He has recently performed on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and toured U.S. and Europe. Wale will be coming to Storrs on Thursday night. Tickets are still available through the Jorgensen’s website for students and staff members.
Hook-up culture entails the ramifications and expectations that come along with casual sex. It’s usually used in reference with college campuses, wherein students are more likely to engage in casual sex than in high school. Presumably, it’s because they are located on campus and have easier access to other people, regardless of the time. There is also a much more cleaner-cut social ritual for hookup culture in universities, wherein the main objective when attending a party is to meet another person. In fact, hooking up seems to be preferred over dating, at least in the advent of one’s college career. Hooking up has been categorized as being anything from simple making out (accompanied by groping) to actual sex. There are, of course, certain limitations put on people who want to hookup with others, primarily women. Women run the risk of being thought of as “slutty” (a friend I talked to mentioned that she was worried that she’d have to cut back on hooking up with people, as the number was high), while men are applauded. There is often a minimum amount of effort put in getting someone to hook up with you, although I’ve found that it’s usually women who end up doing the “walk of shame” (and are more frequently mocked for it). A male student I spoke to vehemently said, “They’re dumb. College parties are gross. People have them to prey on girls and get them drunk so they don’t have to talk to them. If you’re going to hook up with someone, if you’re going to sleep with them, why wouldn’t you want to talk to them?” Parts of this do ring true; there isn’t much chance of conversation occurring at a party, usually because “the music is too loud” and “there’s no room to talk to anyone, anyways.” Everyone seems to circle each other with an almost carnivorous fervor; both women and men are measured up against each other and frequently found wanting. An example of this is “UConn Crushes,” wherein the women are usually referred to by numbers in a scale of one to ten. There is much whining and gnashing of teeth over parties being vastly populated by either sixes or fives when the men expect tens regardless of how they treat their partners. A female student I asked reported that while she attended parties and even enjoyed them sometimes, she had suffered small incidents that could easily fall under the category of “predatory” while being there. Due to either a flagrant disrespect for their own personhood or being under the influence, collegeaged men seem to view every available female at parties as being “up for it,” even when it’s not the case. TheWeek. com, in an April 2 article, states firmly, “hook-up culture is not the problem, the lack of respect is.”
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Terraria (PC) - 8.0/10 Assassin’s Creed III - The Betrayal (PS3) - 5.0/10 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS) 5.0/10 Need for Speed: Most Wanted U (WiiU) - 7.5/10 Battleblock Theater (360) 8.5/10
The PAX East Diaries, part three:
A miserable pile of secrets By Joe O’Leary Focus Editor
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Upcoming Releases Week of: April 9 Age of Empires II HD Edition (PC) Age of Wushu (PC) Halo 4: Castle Map Pack (360) Motocross Madness (360) Guacamelee! (PS3, VITA) Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Ranger (3DS) April 16 Injustice: Gods Among Us (360, PS3, WiiU) Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Soul Hackers (3DS)
Focus Favorites Rayman Origins 360, PS3, Wii In an age when traditional 2D platformers are mostly degraded by the usual licensed garbage and the infuriatingly similar new “Super Mario Bros.” installments from Nintendo, 2011’s “Rayman Origins” singlehandedly brought new life to a genre desperately in need of innovation. The first major project from Ubisoft’s acclaimed game designer Michel Ancel since 2005’s “King Kong” video game, “Rayman Origins” takes the limbless wonder back to his roots. A 2D platformer, the game allows you to run, jump, punch, hover and fly as you guide Rayman in his quest to save his home, the Glade of Dreams. The game mixes superb platforming mechanics with the occasional side scrolling shooter level to mix things up. Better yet, the experience is even more fun with friends, providing seamless co-op that is a true blast, not a hindrance, to play. The game also possesses a fluid art style, resembling a hand drawn painting, so beautiful and original that it rivals “Okami.” The title also runs at a fluid 60fps in 1080p HD to boot. If you’re a platforming fan, a lover of art, or just looking for something totally fresh and new, look no further than “Rayman Origins.” -Alex Sferrazza
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This screenshot from the new Xbox 360 game ‘Battleblock Theater’ showcases its evil cat enemies, its unique animation style and sense of humor and the pervading, nonstop march of its platforming pitfalls and challenges.
By Joe O’Leary Focus Editor The wonderful thing about a game like “Battleblock Theater” is how it rewards the player for exploring and trying new things. After introducing gameplay mechanics like hidden blocks and teleporters, which hide gems necessary to get an A on each level, the game has the decency to just leave them out in the open, not necessarily drawing attention to them but acknowledging they’re there. When the player decides to take a detour to check them out, they’re frequently rewarded for their curiosity with a collectible or a gem. It’s a nice perk to what’s already one of the better platformers in recent memory. Developed by The Behemoth, the old-school creators of throwback arcade gems “Alien Hominid” and “Castle Crashers,” the game is another unique experience that hearkens back to unforgiving classic platformers
further reward Battleblock Theater tospeedy, intricate play. It’s still very difficult, 360 though its levels are 8.5/10 short enough for two
like “Mega Man.” In its ridiculous plot, a ship crashes onto an island filled with evil cats and the player’s friend Hatty Hatterson is given an evil top hat, being forced by the cats to push players into a theater to perform. Nonsensically, “performing” entails jumping and exploring through large, detailed 2D platform levels, avoiding deathtraps and puzzles and attacking cats while collecting as many gems, balls of yarn and top hats as possible. It’s a silly game at heart, with a ridiculous narrator making outlandish comments almost nonstop, some of which are funnier than others, but in its heart, it’s pure throwback fun. It’s more forgiving than “Super Meat Boy,” which skipped past “difficult” to a level of sadism; its frequent deaths are made easier by frequent checkpoints, some of which have time trial numbers on them
separate approaches, short bursts of frustration and joy or hourslong marathons of vexing and rewarding puzzle-platforming. “Battleblock” has two separate sets of campaign, solo and co-op. Though solo campaign is still fun, at times it can drag when it gets tough (much like most platformers, of course). Co-op is the real treat of the game, with a unique set of levels that reward smart coordination and communication (occasionally accepting some iffy morals and sabotage that’ll lead to real-life shoulderpunching and swearing) between two people. There’s also a set of online and local arena multiplayer minigames that are chock full of friendship-destroying enjoyment and a level editor, as if all the other features weren’t enough
already for a mere $15. The rising prices of online games have been a point of contention recently, but “Battleblock” is worth the money and then some. Strangely, I can’t find much more to say about “Battleblock,” probably because my laptop’s inability to connect my 360 to Xbox Live this weekend prevented me from getting more indepth with its online play. It’s a pretty self-explanatory game, a platforming gem in an age where platforming gems are pretty hard to find. I could talk about its hand-drawn characters, the way it makes players want to replay every level to find one last collectable or its addictive one-morelevel grind where I found I had to actually turn off my 360 to pry myself away from its action, but instead I’ll just recommend it. If you’re up for a challenge, definitely pick up “Battleblock.” It’s got a lot to like.
‘MGS5’ to be a ‘Phantom Pain’
By Alex Sferrazza Staff Writer
In what has been the second least surprising video game news of the past few weeks (following EA’s second annual “Worst Company in America” award from The Consumerist), Hideo Kojima confirmed what we’ve all known for months: the 2012 Spike VGA trailer for a secret project known as “The Phantom Pain,” supposedly coming from the non existent Moby Dick Studios, is in fact a “Metal Gear” game, more specifically “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.” Kojima, known for his pranks, explained the ruse as an attempt to ramp up support and excitement for the project. However, Kojima then revealed something that we did not know. The new “Metal Gear” title revealed last year, “Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes” is also Metal Gear Solid V. More specifically “Ground Zeroes” serves as a prologue to the main game “The Phantom Pain”, much like 2001’s “Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty” was divided into the “Tanker” and “Plant” chapters. The title will run on Kojima Productions’ new game engine dubbed the “FOX Engine.” The visuals on display in the trailer were remarkably advanced, which is surprising considering Kojima has stated the title is designed for current generation consoles and the fact that “Metal Gear” games are famous for not using pre-
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The protagonist of the ‘Metal Gear Solid’ series, Snake, makes his return in ‘Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain,’ an upcoming sequel in the long-running franchise.
rendered cutscenes at all. Whereas previous “Metal Gear” games have forced players to follow a relatively linear path, Kojima stated that “MGSV” will feature a more open-world game design, allowing the player multiple ways of completing their objective. In fact, Kojima announced that if the player is spotted, they will be able to use all resources at their disposal to attempt to fight off the enemy, in contrast to previous games that emphasized evasion and hiding in such a situation. In addition, Kojima, who has famously/infamously used extended cutscenes in his “Metal Gear Solid” titles, has said he finds their use outdated and will attempt to present more of the story in gameplay itself.
Notably, voice actor David Hayter was not asked to reprise his iconic role as Snake for the title. Hayter has voiced both Solid Snake and the virtually identical Naked Snake, a.k.a. Big Boss, in every main series title since 1998’s “Metal Gear Solid.” However, it should be noted however that this is very possibly another Hideo Kojima ruse. In a new trailer for the title, a few plot details were revealed. Notably, “Ground Zeros” takes place approximately 10 months after the end of “Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker,” and ends with the destruction of Mother Base while both Kaz (Miller) and Snake (Big Boss) end up hospitalized. The latter slips into a coma and doesn’t awaken for nine years (waking in approxi-
mately 1984-1985), at which point “The Phantom Pain” begins. Snake is seen with a prosthetic arm. While flashy visuals showed off various characters from the game, the identities of most of them are presently unknown, with the exception of a certain character seen wearing a gas mask, all but certainly a younger Psycho Mantis from the original “Metal Gear Solid.” Much remains to be seen, but if one thing is certain, “MGSV” looks to be as promising a title as its legendary predecessors. Only time will tell if it will hold up. “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” will be released on a date to be determined for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
I’m sorry that I’ve reverted to the generic “bullet points about completely different subjects” style of column this week, but life has been happening to me all over the place this week. Without further ado: -At PAX East, I managed to see a few intriguing upcoming Nintendo titles, “Pikmin 3” and “Animal Crossing: New Leaf.” The former, with the return of Captain Olimar after an eight-year absence, comes out June 8 on the WiiU. While I’ve never played a motion-controlled “Pikmin” game, “3” controlled like a dream. It uses a Wiimote and Nunchuck instead of the Gamepad, but gameplay’s very intuitive; control stick moves around, B whistles Pikmin to Olimar’s side, the pointer controls who’s being targeted and the A button sends the plant minions loose to savage enemies. With a new Rock Pikmin projectile character and a fantastic boss battle on display, I came away impressed. “Animal Crossing: New Leaf” also comes out in June. Fans of the series know exactly what to expect. The antithesis of the typical game, “New Leaf” places players in a town filled with friendly humanoid animals. The goal? Living a peaceful, enjoyable life. Whether players want to fish, fossil hunt or simply decorate and redecorate their home to their heart’s content, “New Leaf” kept the tranquil experience of the last few “Crossing” games while adding one quirk: you’re now the mayor. “New Leaf” is already out in Japan, where Famitsu magazine gave it a 39/40. It’s sold nearly three million copies there. -Last week brought a new demo to the Xbox Live Marketplace for upcoming fighter “Injustice: Gods Among Us.” On paper, the game seems like a pretty logical move; Warner Bros. saw what NetherRealm Studios did with the 2011 “Mortal Kombat” reboot, liked the cut of their jib and hired the studio to create another fighter with the same mechanics based around a futuristic vision of famous DC superheroes. While the jury’s out on story mode, the “Injustice” demo made it seem dead on arrival, a sluggish game that poorly resembles NetherRealms’ last game. The problem lies solely with the controls, largely taken directly from “Kombat.” They lend themselves to a lot of delayed-reaction buttonmashing and not much else, leading to confusing bouts of mushy annoyances. The futuristic versions of Lex Luthor, Batman and Wonder Woman seemed strangely unimaginative as well, almost as if the
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‘Runescape’ celebrates 12 years with an update Brad Paisley, LL Cool J draw ire
with song on bias
By Zachary Lederman Staff Writer I suppose it’s probably pretty unusual to be reading about major content updates to a 12-year-old game, but then again, “Runescape” isn’t just another game! No, “Runescape” is an MMORPG, and not only that, but the world’s largest free MMORPG to date, so perhaps it isn’t entirely unusual that after so long, it’s finally getting an effective reboot. Yes, 12 years after the release of the original version of “Runescape,” and nine years after its last major update to “Runescape 2,” we’re getting “Runescape 3”! The new update promises a complete overhaul of the current Java-based game engine, replacing it with one that is fully HTML5, bring with it far improved graphics, audio and new fully customizable user interface. Based on what we’ve seen so far, the game promises to be absolutely nothing like it was as recently as last summer. In November, we experienced the Evolution of Combat, which totally changed the way fighting and questing within
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Twelve years after its initial release, Internet MMORPG ‘Runescape’ will get its second overhauling update later this year.
the game worked, and now the game’s very DNA sequence is being fundamentally changed. Based on screenshots from the alpha, and Jagex’s own small previews, I don’t think the game will even be recognizable as the old, slow-paced Runescape we last played in October.
Unfortunately, the release is still a few months away, so I can’t exactly bring you full coverage of it just yet, but be patient, because currently all signs point to it being more than worth the wait.
Editor-in-chief of The Vision faces resistance and hope from THE VISION, page 5 years, so we just want some more exposure on campus. If people can find it, we know they’ll enjoy it. Focus: Do you think students who aren’t African American feel unwelcome toward The Vision? In your opinion, do they think it’s for them too? Davin Campbell: Initially, yeah, yeah. I’ll tell you a story about that actually. When we first printed our Vision (last fall), the staff and I were tabling in the Student Union to attract people to our magazine and we were giving out free issues. We’d ask people who walked by questions like, “Would you like something
to read?” and most people would come over and talk to us. As I was explaining what The Vision was to someone else, I overheard another staff member, Shantel Honeyghan, trying to explain The Vision to a white man who looked intrigued by her question, “Would you like something to read?” She said, “It’s the newsletter for the African American Cultural Center,” and the second she said “African” he turned around, but he clearly wanted something to read. “You lost him at ‘African,’” I told her. That was sort of discouraging, but I didn’t really take it to heart. If he had preconceived notions or opinions about us, he’s just going to suffer from
his own ignorance. At the end of the day, we know we’ve got a good newsletter. We know when people read it, they’ll appreciate it. It’s substantive stuff. Then after the distribution event, I got an email from a random girl who said, “I’m not African American, but I stopped by your table today in the union and picked up The Vision and I loved it, I loved everything about it, keep doing what you’re doing. So we got mixed messages. You’re gonna face that resistance that you thought you were gonna face, but there is hope.
FILE - This Nov. 1, 2012 file photo shows Brad Paisley hosting the 46th Annual Country Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Paisley’s collaboration with LL Cool J on “Accidental Racist” has accidentally kicked up some controversy.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Country singer Brad Paisley says he was trying to foster an open discussion of race relations when he collaborated with rapper LL Cool J on “Accidental Racist.” The new song about racial perceptions has drawn ire from both the country and urban music worlds after its wide release this week. Paisley, the singer-songwriter known for his white cowboy hat and virtuoso guitar work, gave his first interview Tuesday since the hubbub began on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” after briefly addressing the debate Monday night on Twitter. “I felt like when we were writing this song, it wasn’t necessarily up to the media and I don’t really trust Hollywood ... or talk radio or anything like that to sort of deal with that anymore,” Paisley said on the show. “I think it’s music’s turn to have the conversation.” The song appears on Paisley’s new self-produced album “Wheelhouse,” released Tuesday. It’s his most ambitious album so far and the progressive message of “Accidental Racist” is in line with opinions the 40-year-old West Virginia-born singer has expressed before in interviews and songs. Of the album, Paisley wrote on Twitter, “I hope it triggers emotions,” and says he wouldn’t change a thing about it: “This is a record meant to be FAR from easy listening. But fun. Like life. Have a ball, ya’ll.” At its heart, “Accidental Racist” is about how cultural symbols favored by whites and blacks — the fashion choice of wearing Confederate flags or baggy pants, for instance — come loaded with meaning. It’s not a new discussion. Though race relations have evolved over the decades, cul-
tural symbols continue to color perceptions. Paisley uses the Confederate flag as an example in the song, noting whites are “caught between Southern pride and Southern blame” 150 years after the end of the American Civil War. The conflict was launched by secessionist pro-slavery southern states and ended with the abolishment of slavery. “I try to put myself in your shoes and that’s a good place to begin,” Paisley sings, “but it ain’t like I can walk a mile in someone else’s skin/ Because I’m a white man livin’ in the southland/Just like you I’m more than what it seems/I’m proud of where I’m from/But not everything we’ve done/It ain’t like you and me can rewrite history/ Our generation didn’t start this nation/We’re still paying for mistakes that a bunch of folks made long before we came.” Paisley was unavailable for an interview and LL Cool J’s publicist did not immediately respond to messages. The 45-year-old rapper, who elevated himself from a teen sensation on the streets of the New York borough of Queens to an American cultural icon as a personality and actor on shows like CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles,” provides the response to Paisley’s meditations. He kicks off his portion of the song “Dear, Mr. White Man, I wish you understood what the world was really like living in the hood.” Later in the song he raps, “I guess we’re both guilty of judging the cover not the book/I’d love to buy you a beer, conversate and clear the air/But I see that red flag and I think you wish I wasn’t here.” Later he and Paisley enter a call and response portion of the song where LL Cool J raps in
part: “If you don’t judge my ‘do rag, I won’t judge your red flag. ... If you don’t judge my gold chains, I’ll forget the iron chains ... Can’t rewrite history, baby ... let bygones be bygones ... Rest in peace, Robert E. Lee, I got to thank Abraham Lincoln for freeing me ... .” “One of my favorite lines in the song is he says ‘I think the relationship between the MasonDixon needs some fixin’,’” Paisley told DeGeneres. “Leave it to a rapper to put it so simply and so beautifully.” Not all the good people of the blogosphere and Twitter world were as taken, though, and comedians were weighing in as well. Demetria Irwin of black culture blog The Grio wrote, “’Accidental Racist’ is the worst song in the history of music,” then broke it down line by line. Comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted: “I can’t wait for Brad Paisley & LL Cool J’s next single: “Whoopsy Daisy, Holocaust, My Bad.”” Even the usually open-armed Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots seemed taken aback as he tweeted: “Just heard the “Accidental Racist” man that Weird Al is amazing.” A little later, he compared the reaction to “Accidental Racist” to the recent backlash over Rick Ross’ contribution to the Rocko song “O.U.E.N.O,” which brought an apology after detractors accused him of glorifying date rape. “All the “OUENO” weigher ins....i expect “Accidental Racist” to get equal amount of discussion & dialogue,” he wrote. That it did. Paisley told DeGeneres that was the point. “Make up your own mind,” he said. “That’s fine. You can throw things at me. I’m all right.”
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characters had gone through a semi-steampunk dark filter. “Injustice” will be out next week, but don’t expect glowing reviews. -Finally, after years of
playground rumors, the longawaited Mewthree is coming to the “Pokemon” franchise. Maybe. Nintendo announced a new, mysterious Pokemon this week that more than resembles an updated version of the
series’ original secret. Though it doesn’t have a name yet, the new species is sure to play an important role in this fall’s “Pokemon X and Y.”
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PHOTO OF THE DAY
Fuzzy and Sleepy by Matt Silber
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Side of Rice by Laura Rice
The University of Connecticut Greek Club marches in the New York City Greek Independence Day Parade.
I Hate Everything by Carin Powell
An Irish Bull by Carleton Whaley Stickcat by Karl, Jason, Fritz and Chan
Horoscopes To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
by Brian Ingmanson
Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Expect a financially savvy phase for the next couple of weeks. You can manage more responsibilities now. Keep reaching for the perfect career. Practice makes perfect. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -You’re even smarter than normal with Mercury in your sign (starting today). Your intuition is right on target. Listen to a friend. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is an 8 -- With Mercury in Taurus for the next three weeks, begin a lucrative phase. Appreciate the finer things in life. Let somebody else stir up the trouble. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You’ll work more effectively in groups for the forseeable future. Someone from far away (or even in a book?) inspires you to create. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- It’s getting busy. Heed an older woman’s advice. Your word is extra powerful, so dive into passion projects. Love and money are available. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Distant lands have a new appeal. Inject glamour into your work with a fantasy theme. A coming change is for the better. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Stick to practicalities. Stop and smell the flowers, or better yet, give them tender love. Pay off bills for the month, and work continues to go well. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Listen to your mate’s advice throughout the rest of the month. As long as you’re willing to keep learning and challenging yourself, your endeavors will be extra fun. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Home requires more attention now. And work demands more focus for the next two weeks. Don’t discuss personal matters. Silence is more powerful. Handle it with love. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -Love is knocking on your door. You have more power than you know what to do with. Get help from a partner. Watch out for hidden surprises. Take notes. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Spend more time pondering while you have the time. Keep your promises. Visualize what you want creatively. Gambling is not a good idea. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Your confidence is contagious. Surround yourself by those who care about you. You have a satisfying dream. Love comes easily these days.
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» UCONN 93, LOUISVILLE 60 – HUSKIES WIN 2013 NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
UConn reaches the Summitt
THE ROAD TO NEW ORLEANS
Auriemma ties old Tennessee foe with eight championships By Matt Stypulkoski Senior Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS – With their 93-60 win on Tuesday night, UConn once again sits at the top of women’s college basketball. Not only have they climbed to the top of the 2013 mountain, but they sit at the summit of the record books, as their eighth national title ties them with Tennessee for the most in women’s college basketball history. “We come in every year to win a national championship,” redshirt senior Caroline Doty said during Monday’s media day, “and for it to be coach’s eighth and to tie Coach Summit – who’s an unbelievable coach – and just be a part of it. You’re going to look back and say ‘Yeah, I was on that team.’” Throughout media day, players piped up to say that winning for the coaching staff and vaulting the program to the top of the list was special to them. They wanted to win for Coach Geno Auriemma as much as they wanted to win for themselves. Joining a coaching legend like Pat Summit at the top of the titles list, as it turns out, is just as special to Coach Geno Auriemma as it is to his players. “On ESPN they put up a list of John Wooden, Pat Summit, Geno Auriemma, Mike Krzyzrewski, Adolf Rupp,” Auriemma said. “I’m like, ‘That’s not the way it works.’ I never beat Coach K in a game and I never coached against Coach Wooden. So the only person I compare myself to is Pat Summit and to be there in that spot with her means a lot to me.” The Huskies have piled up their eight wins in just 18 years, three fewer than it took Tennessee to get from first title to eighth. They’ve also done it in perfect fashion, as they’ve never lost in a national championship game. “I’ve been in the Final Four a couple times when we’ve lost where mentally, we weren’t right,” Auriemma said. “But we’ve never been in the
...and UConn’s eighth championship »UConn 105, No. 16 Idaho 37 (First Round – March 23) in Storrs, Conn.
Moriah Jefferson handles the ball in UConn’s first round win.
»UConn 77, No. 8 Vanderbilt (Second Round – March 25) in Storrs, Conn.
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UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma addresses students after the Huskies beat Seton Hall on Senior Day.
championship game where mentally we weren’t right. And all eight times that we’ve won a national championship, I felt like my team was mentally ready to win a championship. I think that’s something that I’m really proud of, that we don’t show up in championship games not ready to play – mentally or physically.” Throughout the year, Auriemma has repeatedly said that winning games and titles for his own pleasure has long since gone by the wayside. For him, the pleasure is in seeing the young women under his tutelage reach the pinnacle, watch them fulfill their potential. By virtue of the sport, no players have been around for all eight championships. None have carried the program to the Promised Land every
time; instead, plenty have chipped into the nearly two-decade long title winning tradition. That winning tradition and attitude seems to hit players from the moment they begin, and all of them, from the second they step on campus, know they are a part of something special. “For me that’s like one out of the eight that I’ve been a part of,” junior Stefanie Dolson said Monday. “But you know, even a small amount, it’s still being a part of a dynasty.” That’s what Auriemma and his staff have built at UConn – a dynasty. And now, after number title eight, there’s no one ahead of them, no dynasty better.
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Caroline Doty and Kelly Faris celebrate their 2013 NCAA championship win on Tuesday night.
No Husky can stay a player forever. Here are the three seniors who played their last game in New Orleans yesterday.
Caroline Doty: “There’s been a lot [of great memories]. We were saying earlier that between the 90-game winning streak and hosting the first Women’s College GameDay, I think it was coach’s 800th win, playing in front of the greatest fans in the country, there’s just so much; putting the uniform on for the first time your freshman year, hearing your name called out for the starting lineup, everything that comes along with UConn has been great and you can’t really put your finger on just one moment.” Kelly Faris: “My answer to that has been: there really isn’t [one moment that sticks out]. When you come to a program like this and everybody its like a big family, you’re constantly making memories every single day. And I’ve mentioned there’s a lot of alumni here that most of us didn’t even play with and they still act like they’re out sisters and they still joke with us and motivating us and encouraging, and you’re constantly surrounded by a family that you’re going to make memories with every single day. Yeah, there’s some bad memories, there’s some good memories. But it’s hard, it’s hard to just say,
KELLY FARIS Kelly Faris by Rachel Weiss (above) and Jon Kulakofsky (below)
In their last game of the season in Storrs over Spring Break, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis put up 22 points for the second straight game to lead the Huskies in scoring once again. Her performance helped give UConn the win over Vanderbilt and sent UConn to their record twentieth-straight Sweet 16 appearance.
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Morgan Tuck passes the ball under the hoop.
»UConn 76, No. 4 Maryland 50 (Sweet 16 – March 30) in Bridgeport, Conn.
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Breanna Stewart slows the tempo.
Stefanie Dolson had 10 rebounds to complement the offensive performances of UConn’s super freshmen Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson. In a game where the Huskies’ defense did not allow a single point from the Terrapin bench, UConn cruised surprisingly easy to their eighth straight Elite 8.
»UConn 83, No. 2 Kentucky 53 (Elite 8 – April 1)
in Bridgeport, Conn.
In the seniors’ own words: Doty and Faris reflect on their careers
THE SENIOR SQUAD
Some may have thought that UConn was coming into the NCAA Tournament in poor spirits after their third loss on the season to Notre Dame in the Big East Championship Game. Those thoughts were dashed in their 68-point thumping of the visiting Vandals in their tourney opener.
‘Yeah, this one stuck out.’ And a lot of people will say when they won a national championship, and obviously that sticks out for me in my freshman year, but there’s been so many different times on and off the court my four years that will definitely last a lifetime.” Both seniors are hoping to close out their careers with a bang, and the underclassmen are just as hopeful that they can send their elders out on a high note. At the beginning of the season, Faris made a point of saying that her biggest regret in losing the last two Final Fours was sending the seniors out in less-than-perfect fashion. With that in mind, junior Stefanie Dolson is intent on doing everything possible to prevent a disappointing close to the year. “Extremely important, very important. They mean a lot to this team, they’ve given up a lot, worked so hard the past few seasons and definitely to send them out on a win is our driving force as a team and as underclassmen..for us to play as hard as we do, it’s for them.” All quotes are as told to Matt Stypulkoski
In what was supposed to be UConn’s first true test in the tournament, the Huskies went into halftime with a 22-point lead in what proved to be Breanna Stewart’s true coming out party. The freshman Stewart put up 21 points in what was a very well rounded effort in stifling the SEC Champion Kentucky Wildcats.
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The Huskies advance to the Final Four.
»UConn 83, No. 1 Notre Dame 65 (Final 4 –April 7) in New Orleans, La.
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UConn finally topples Big East rival Notre Dame.
This game was supposed to belong to Skylar Diggins, but UConn had other plans. After letting the Fighting Irish get the better of them throughout the regular season and conference tournament, Breanna Stewart and the Huskies responded with a dominant thumping that sent UConn back to the championship.
»UConn 93, No. 5 Louisville 60 (National Championship – April 9) in New Orleans, La.
It was the perfect end to a remarkable run for a tough, battle-tested Husky team. With Stewart again leading the way for UConn with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks, UConn gave the most dominant performance in championship game history. The Huskies are now tied with Tennessee for most titles in NCAA history.
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Caroline Doty drives to the hoop in the championship game.
CAROLINE DOTY HEATHER BUCK
No. of seasons with the team: 4
No. of seasons with the team: 5
No. of seasons with the team: 5
Hometown: Plainfield, Ind.
Hometown: Doylestown, Pa.
Hometown: Stonington, Conn.
Major: Sport promotion and individual development Mins played vs. Louisville in title game: 33 Field goals made vs. Louisville in title game: 6-11
Caroline Doty by Rachel Weiss (above) and Jon Kulakofsky (below)
Major: Educational psychology
Heather Buck by Rachel Weiss (above) and Kevin Scheller (below)
Mins played vs. Louisville in title game: 13
Mins played vs. Louisville in title game: 3
Field goals made vs. Louisville in title game: 0-1
Field goals made vs. Louisville in title game: 1-2
huskies celebrate eighth national championship title N ew O rleans A rena
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Breanna Stewart, the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player, takes her turn cutting the net.
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Kelly Faris, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Breanna Stewart and Stefanie Dolson celebrate from the bench as their team finishes the national championship game.
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Caroline Doty carries the ball upcourt during Tuesday’s championship game.
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Stefanie Dolson cheers on top of the ladder as she cuts a piece of the net.
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Geno Auriemma yells from the sideline during Tuesday’s game.
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Senior Heather Buck celebrates after her last game as a UConn Husky.
G ampel P avilion – S torrs
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UConn students packed Gampel Pavillion Tuesday night to watch the national championship game on large screens.
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Fans storm the floor of Gampel Pavilion after the UConn women’s national championship win.
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LaRoche, Werth leads Nats' homer barrage, top White Sox, 8-7 WASHINGTON (AP) — If Adam LaRoche, Jayson Werth and the rest of the Washington Nationals keep hitting homers, it'll help cover up other mistakes. LaRoche ended an 0-for-15 start to the season by going deep in consecutive at-bats, Werth and Ian Desmond also homered, and the Nationals overcame some sloppiness on the basepaths and from their bullpen to open an early interleague series by holding on to edge the Chicago White Sox 8-7 Tuesday night. The Nationals have 10 homers in their past three games. "We've got a really balanced lineup. That's something that we have that most teams don't. It's tough on matchups. It's tough on pitchers, really," Werth said. "There's not really an easy spot in our lineup." He and LaRoche each hit a two-run shot off Jake Peavy in the sixth, an inning after Desmond went deep. LaRoche added a solo homer
in the eighth off Matt Thornton, Chicago's fifth pitcher. LaRoche had missed the previous two games with a back muscle problem. "You get into the second week of the season," LaRoche said, "that's never a good feeling to look up there and not have a hit." Said Nationals manager Davey Johnson: "I wasn't worried about him." Werth also tacked on an RBI single off Matt Lindstrom for an unearned insurance run in the seventh, part of a stretch in which the Nationals scored in each of their last five innings. That allowed Washington to hold on even though Alex Rios took closer Rafael Soriano deep for a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth. Soriano got Paul Konerko — who homered earlier — to fly out to end it and record his third save in four chances. "Wasn't pretty," Johnson said. "Whew." Bryce Harper and Nationals
starter Gio Gonzalez, who left after five innings and didn't factor in the decision, were thrown out by Rios from right field while trying to stretch early singles into doubles. Craig Stammen (2-0) got the win despite allowing a run and three hits in the sixth. Johnson insisted he isn't nervous about his bullpen. "It's early in the year. Guys are not throwing like I know they're capable of," he said. "Soriano — he's not exactly where he needs to be, as far as I'm concerned. He's mostly just throwing fastballs and locating fastballs. He hasn't used much of his other stuff." But a good offense masked other problems, including Desmond connecting off Peavy (1-1) leading off the fifth on a humid evening with the firstpitch temperature at 81 degrees. "That's a good lineup and they're going to work you," Peavy said. "It was hot and
humid. I mean, I was pouring sweat, losing a lot of fluid and was going through hydration stuff." With the score 2-all, Denard Span started the sixth with a double. That's when Peavy got a mound visit from bullpen coach Bobby Thigpen, filling in for pitching coach Don Cooper, who missed the game because he went to the hospital with a stomach illness. Thigpen returned to the dugout, and Werth promptly sent Peavy's next pitch to left for his third homer. Peavy struck out Harper, but walked Ryan Zimmerman, bringing up LaRoche, who hit a 1-1 pitch near the 402-foot sign in straightaway center to make it 6-2. "Ran out of gas and didn't have much there," said Peavy, who gave up six runs and nine hits in 5 1-3 innings. "Jayson Werth kind of knew what we talked about there on the mound.
Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth is greeted at the hoome plate during a a 2-4, 3 RBIs night against the Chicago White Sox
That pitch wasn't bad and he looked to do damage, and not hit the ball the other way, and he got us. I didn't have much there for LaRoche and he put a good swing on it." Konerko answered for the White Sox, hitting a three-run
homer off Tyler Clippard in the seventh to pull Chicago to 6-5. But the Nationals kept adding runs. "Up and down the lineup," Desmond said, "we're doing great."
Colletti, Siena and Yavarone shines in loss to Northeastern By Danny Maher Senior Staff Writer
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A UConn baseball player gets set to make a throw during Tuesday game against Northeastern.
Colletti solid as errors lead to loss against Northeastern Freshman left hander Christian Colletti made his fifth start of the season in Tuesday’s 4-2 loss to Northeastern. Colletti has been used primarily as the starting pitcher for mid-week, one-game series. “He made a couple of mistakes that got hit hard and we made errors on. But I’m not excusing the infielders for that, they have to make plays,” UConn Head Coach Jim Penders said. “If he can just learn how to pitch from the stretch and do a better job with runners on bases he’s going to be a very good pitcher.” Colletti got into a jam in the second inning when he induced a routine double-play ball to freshman Bryan Daniello, who was filling in at second base for LJ Mazzilli. Daniello bobbled
potential rally-killing outs to freshman and got UConn out load the bases with just one out. of the inning unscathed but Northeastern catcher Josh Treff allowed Northeastern to lock-up reached on a fielder choice scor- an insurance run in the seventh. ing an unearned run as UConn Colletti finished with 87 shortstop Tom Verdi was only pitches in 5.1 innings of work able to get one out at second with four strikeouts and three base. Colletti pickoff attempt to walks. He allowed just three get out of the inning after allow- hits and all three runs were ing just one run backfired. As unearned. he tried to pick off Colletti picked up the Treff at first, NU’s first loss of his colleMichael Foster dartgiate career and drops ed home and scored to 2-1 on the season. the second run of He did lower his ERA the game because to 4.32 and has held UConn catcher Max opposing batters to a McDowell could not Notebook .186 batting average. handle the throw. Colletti allowed Siena, Yavarone another unearned run in the continue hot streaks third but retired seven straight Freshman Vinny Siena and Northeastern players including sophomore Eric Yavarone retiring the side in order in the have stepped up to the plate fourth and fifth innings. as Mazzilli is suffering from a He allowed the first two base bruised foot. runners to reach in sixth before Siena went 1-for-5 on being pulled by Penders. Senior Tuesday with a base hit to right Stephen Catalina replaced the as part of back-to-back singles
Penguins score three goals in the third to beat Hurricanes, clinch Atlantic Division RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins work pretty fast these days — when they are turning a deficit into a lead, and when they are wrapping up a division. Beau Bennett and Evgeni Malkin scored 13 seconds apart in the third period, and the Penguins clinched the Atlantic Division title by beating the free-falling Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Tuesday night. Brenden Morrow scored his
first goal with Pittsburgh, the first team in the NHL to claim a division crown in this shortened season. "It's been a priority for us to look at being tops in the division for the seeding in the playoffs," coach Dan Bylsma said. "To be able to do that with eight games left in the season, I think that's a pretty big accomplishment for this team." Robert Bortuzzo added a goal, and Pascal Dupuis had an empty-netter and two assists.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves for the Penguins, the division winner for the first time since 2008. They were without a handful of regulars — including captain Sidney Crosby, James Neal and Kris Letang — but still had plenty of timely firepower to hand Carolina its club-record eighth straight home loss. "I just thought the response after the score was really good," Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik said. "Sometimes when
things aren't going your way, you get a bit deflated. It wasn't that way on the bench at all." Joe Corvo and Bobby Sanguinetti scored early goals for the Hurricanes, and Riley Nash put them up 3-2 exactly 2 minutes into the third. "Any time you get the lead in the third, you want to clamp down and really do the little things right," Nash said. "It just didn't seem like we did that. It's another learning experience."
Men's Tennis loses to Bryant on the road, 6-1
By Michael Peng Campus Correspondent The University of Connecticut men’s tennis team wasn’t able to stop their current skid as they fell to Bryant University Tuesday, 6-1. The loss was the fourth consecutive for the Huskies and dropped their record to 2-9 on
the season. UConn again wasn’t able to capitalize on their opportunities in the doubles matches as all three duos dropped their contests. The team didn’t get much help from the singles either as they lost five of six. Freshman Zac McEntee came in close to grabbing one more point for the Huskies but lost a
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close 11-9 tiebreaker in a deciding third set due to a controversial call late in the match. “I played well today but it came down to one call and one point,” McEntee said. “I just have to find the good in the situation. I’m starting to really find my form and game, and I think we have a good shot in the upcoming matches. I like my chances if I keep improving and getting my game back each day.” The Huskies will return home to host Southern New Hampshire Penmen on Wednesday at the UConn Tennis Courts at 3 p.m. The Penmen are 11-5 on their
season so far in NCAA Division II’s Northeast-10 Conference. SNHU last competed in a 6-3 victory against American International on Tuesday. “They are a good team but so are we,” McEntee said. “We shouldn’t try to be better than every team in the country. We should just try to be better than the team we were yesterday. If we can continue to do this I believe we can get a couple of good wins going into Big East and make a good run.”
to begin the fourth inning. He flied out to right field in the sixth inning and as robbed of a base hit in eighth inning when Northeastern’s Conor Lyons made a diving, face-first catch in center to prevent Connecticut from scoring more than two runs. Siena came up in the ninth as the tying run, with a runner on third and two outs and flew out to right-center field to end the threat and the game. Siena still leads the team with a .346 batting average, 44 hits and 21 walks. Yavarone extended his hitting streak to five-games and finished 2-for-3 on the afternoon. Yavarone is 9-for-17 during the hit streak. He led off the seventh inning with a single to left field in the seventh pitch of the at bat. Yavarone is fourth on the team with a .286 batting average and has 16 RBIs.
Knicks' 13th straight win help them win division title for the first time since '94 NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks romped to their first Atlantic Division title since 1994, getting 36 points from Carmelo Anthony and beating the Washington Wizards 120-99 on Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory. Anthony put this one away with 21 points during the Knicks' 37-point third quarter that gave them a 95-71 lead. The NBA's scoring leader added eight rebounds and six assists while becoming the first Knick since newly elected Hall of Famer Bernard King with five straight 35-point games. Iman Shumpert added 18 points for the Knicks, who negated a height disadvantage by tying a franchise record with 20 3-pointers. J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland each added 17 points. On their longest winning streak since winning 15 in a row from March 1 to April 2, 1994, the Knicks can tie the franchise record of 18 in a row, set early in their first NBA championship season of 1969-70, by winning their final five games. The Knicks have won or shared six division titles, but had gone nearly two decades without looking at the rest of the Atlantic from the top. Division titles aren't particularly important in the NBA — the Knicks don't even hang banners that recognize theirs. It guarantees teams a top-four seeding in the playoffs but not necessarily home-court advantage in a series, which is determined by won-loss record, and Boston coach Doc Rivers said he couldn't even remember talking to the Celtics about winning the division while they were taking the last five Atlantic titles. But Knicks coach Mike Woodson has been talking about it as a goal since replacing Mike D'Antoni last March. There was little celebration afterward, with many fans having already left when the public address announcer told the crowd the Knicks had won it after Anthony
finished his on-court interview. The Knicks played without center Tyson Chandler (bulging disk), then lost replacement Kenyon Martin to an apparent ankle injury after he'd missed the previous two games with a sore left knee. It was a blowout by then, though with so many injuries in the frontcourt they were obviously concerned when Martin when down after grabbing a defensive rebound, pounding the floor in anger. The team said he had a sprained left ankle and that X-rays were negative. John Wall scored 33 points for the Wizards, who gave the Knicks way too much shooting space on the perimeter and lost their 10th in a row at Madison Square Garden. Anthony stayed right on the blistering pace that won him Eastern Conference player of the week honors after averaging 41.8 points while inching ahead of Kevin Durant for the NBA scoring lead last week. He sat out the fourth quarter after going 13 of 21 from the field. The Knicks made 10 of their first 14 3-point attempts and finished 20 of 36 (55.6 percent). Chandler, who recently missed 10 games, told Woodson he felt soreness after Sunday's victory at Oklahoma City. It left the Knicks, already missing veteran big men Rasheed Wallace, Amare Stoudemire, Marcus Camby and Kurt Thomas, undersized against the Wizards' front line that includes Nene and Emeka Okafor. But the Knicks spread the ball around the perimeter and the Wizards couldn't get close to them. New York was 9 of 12 on 3-pointers in the first quarter, with Copeland hitting one at the buzzer to make it 36-23. The Knicks slowed down in the second and Washington was within seven late in the period, but the Knicks scored seven points in the final 50.3 seconds, with Raymond Felton stealing the ball from Wall and laying it in with 1.3 seconds left to make it 58-43.
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UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal 2nd Leg Previews By Miles DeGrazia Campus Correspondent The world’s best club competition, the UEFA Champions League has two colossal fixtures left in the quarterfinal round, as new kids on the block Paris Saint-Germain travel into the lion’s den as they take on FC Barcelona in the Camp Nou and newly crowned Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich take on the Old Lady of Italian football Juventus in Turin. Both ties are balanced on a knife-edge and all four clubs still believe they will be in the semi final draw to be held on Friday. FC Barcelona vs. Paris Saint-Germain – With PSG
being in exactly the same mold as Manchester City/Chelsea, most people expected them to become a force not only in the French Ligue 1, where Lyon and Marseille have dominated for the last decade, but in Europe as well. But most thought this would take a few years. No one thought this PSG side would get all the way into the last eight of the Champions League or earn a draw with the ‘best club on earth’ FC Barcelona. But that’s exactly what PSG have done. Eight days ago PSG earned (not stole, not squeaked out, but earned) a draw through defensive midfielder Blaise Matuidi’s 94th minute goal, (which in all honesty Víctor Valdés should have easily saved) at the Parc des Princes in Paris. Throughout
the match PSG, with a defensive midfield pair of David Beckam and Blaise Matuidi, kept Barcelona at bay and when Lionel Messi had to be substituted at halftime PSG looked the better side. Even with the draw in the first leg Barcelona are still in a much stronger position to qualify for the semi finals and the only way they would be eliminated would be if they lost the match, which would be the first time since 2007 that they lost the second leg of a European knockout tie at home. Juventus vs. Bayern Munich – As soon as the draw was made this tie jumped out as being by far the best of the round and the first leg of this match up didn’t disappoint. Just 25 seconds into the first leg match Bayern left
back David Alaba scored in an erirly similar fashion to a goal he scored against Ireland just days before during a World Cup qualifier. After going 1-0 up Bayern cruised for an hour controlling most of the play until in the 63rd minute Thomas Müller pounced faster than any of the Juventus back three and tapped in Bayern’s second of the night, a lead they held onto for the rest of the night. Being down 2-0 would be a daunting task to any team but add on the fact that Bayern clinched the Bundesliga title last weekend in just 28 matches (the fastest ever in the leagues 50 year history) and Juve may be facing mission impossible in Turin.
Paris Saint-Germain players attend a training session ahead of their Champions League quarterfinal soccer match against Barcelona at the Camp Now Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
Dortmund rallys from down two goals to reach Champions League semifinals
Dortmund's players celebrate at the end of the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Malaga CF in Dortmund.
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Needing two goals in secondhalf stoppage time, Borussia Dortmund's Champions League hopes appeared bleak. What followed was one the most dramatic late comebacks in the tournament's history. Marco Reus and Felipe Santana scored injury time, and Dortmund advanced to the semifinals for the first time in 15 years by beating Malaga 3-2 Wednesday night following a scoreless first leg last week. "I just can't really believe it," said Neven Subotic, the Dortmund defender who grew up in Salt Lake City and played for the U.S. Under-20 team. "This is the craziest moment in
all of my footballing career." Real Madrid reached the final four for the third straight year, holding off Galatasaray to advance on 5-3 aggregate despite a 3-2 loss in Istanbul. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first and final goals of the game for Madrid, giving him 48 goals in 47 matches this season — including a Champions Leagueleading 11. At Dortmund, Malaga build a 2-1 lead on goals by Joaquin in the 25th and Eliseu in the 82nd around Robert Lewandowski's 40th-minute goal for the hosts. Reus scored in the first of four minutes of stoppage time after Mats Hummels sent a long ball from the center circle
over Martín Demichelis. The ball landed for Subotic, who tapped it to Santana. His attempt was blocked, and Reus put the rebound with a left-footed shot from 8 yards. That tied the aggregate, leaving Dortmund behind on away goals. Lewandowski then took Marcel Schmelzer's throw-in about 25 yards out and sent the ball into the penalty area, with several attackers in what appeared to be offside positions. Julian Schieber chested the ball down to Reus, who crossed in front of the goal. It bounced off defender Vitorino Antunes, and Schreiber beat goalkeeper Wilfredo Caballero to the ball.
It bounced back off Antunes at the goal line and came out to Santana, who tapped it in. "I think I need to see a doctor. It feels like we've won the trophy," Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp said. "My assistants and me were looking at each other in shock in the dressing room and saying 'this is crazy'. This is the best I've ever felt." Dortmund had not reached the semis since 1998, a year after its only title in Europe's top club tournament. A year later came the most famous Champions League comeback, when Manchester United scored twice in stoppage time to defeat Bayern Munich in the final.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Robinson Cano hit one of New York's five homers and drove in five runs, Andy Pettitte pitched seven solid innings and the Yankees romped to a 14-1 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians, who had starter Carlos Carrasco ejected from his first appearance since 2011. The 40-year-old Pettitte (2-0)
Youkilis and Brennan Boesch hit two-run homers and Ichiro Suzuki and Lyle Overbay had solo shots for the Yankees. With power hitters Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira on the disabled list, New York wasn't expected to hit many homers — at least not until those guys get back. But after hitting eight in their first six games, the Bronx
Bombers have doubled their total since coming to Cleveland. Cano, who had four hits, arrived for the four-game series batting .130 and without an extra-base hit. In the past two games, he's 7 for 10 with three homers, three doubles and seven RBIs. Brett Gardner went 4 for 5 with two RBIs and scored three runs. New York had 18 hits.
The seemingly ageless Pettitte carried a shutout into the sixth, when Asdrubal Cabrera hit a leadoff homer. Other than that, the left-hander was in complete control of the Indians, who have been outscored 25-7 in losing their first two home games after a 3-3 start on the road. Pettitte, the majors' winningest active pitcher, allowed five hits and walked three to
earn victory No. 247. Carrasco was making his first start in two seasons. He made it a memorable one, and possibly his last one for a while. The right-hander hadn't pitched in the majors since Aug. 3, 2011. He was placed on the disabled list following that outing in Boston, underwent Tommy John surgery the next month and missed last sea-
Yankees blast five home runs, rout Indians 14-1 allowed one run and five hits in his second strong start. Cano hit a two-run double in the second off Carrasco (0-1) and connected for his third homer in two days in the fourth. Following Cano's two-run shot, Carrasco, who just served a five-game suspension for throwing at a hitter in 2011, drilled Kevin Youkilis in the shoulder with a pitch and got tossed.
UConn Softball to host conference rival Georgetown By Kyle Constable Staff Writer
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A UConn softball player looks to fire a throw during a game earlier this season.
Morrissey: UConn tops ND When It Matters Most
After losing three of their first four games at home, the UConn softball team is set to take on Georgetown at home today in one of the most pivotal doubleheaders on the schedule. The Huskies (15-15, 2-4 Big East) have not competed against the Hoyas (14-24, 4-4 Big East) since 2011, and this meeting will be just as significant for UConn as the 2011 series, which gave Connecticut a .500 start to their Big East season. In their last meeting, Connecticut split a pair at Guy Mason Field in Washington D.C. The series consisted of two high-offense games, with
the teams combining for 28 runs scored and 41 hits. UConn is 2-5 all-time against the Hoyas. Winning at least one of these games will be essential for this Huskies squad, who cannot afford to fall below .500 if their postseason goals are to be met. One of those goals – finishing in the top five of the conference – would become a much bigger challenge with losses to Georgetown today. “Those are big games for us,” Coach Karen Mullins said. “So far this year Georgetown has done good things in the conference. They had a three-game sweep of Villanova.” However, Georgetown is one of the Huskies’ best opportunities for a two-game sweep, as the Hoyas were ranked No. 13 in the preseason poll. Three
of their four Big East wins came against preseason-No. 11 Villanova. Their only other win came against Rutgers, who defeated Georgetown in the next two games of the series. With four Big East losses already, the Huskies are on thin ice going forward. Two losses to Georgetown could mean the end of their hopes for a top five finish. Mathematically speaking, accumulating six Big East losses this early in the season would make reaching the threshold of 12 wins a near impossibility. Only once in the last five seasons has a team finished in the top five of the Big East with less than 12 wins. Two losses to Georgetown would mean the team would need to win 10 out of their remaining 14 Big East
games. If UConn can muster two wins against Georgetown, the Huskies would need to find eight more wins in the conference to reach a 12-10 Big East record. From there, the road still isn’t easy, facing the likelihood of having to pull off wins against Notre Dame, DePaul and Louisville, three of the top four teams in the conference. But, at the very least, their road to a top five finish will still be plausible. The Huskies will play the first game at 1 p.m. and the second at 3 p.m. at Burrill Family Field in Storrs. The games can be streamed live at UConnHuskies. com.
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the Huskies got the last laugh. For UConn the fourth time was the charm and while Notre Dame quietly exited the court to the playing of their famous “Victory March.” UConn and the Husky fans in attendance could only smile because sometimes it’s not about how many times you win or lose to an opponent, but when those wins and losses come. For the Huskies this victory will live on in an already storied past.
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Victor Oladipo declares for draft AP
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana junior Victor Oladipo is heading to the NBA. Cody Zeller could be next. Oladipo made his announcement official Tuesday at a news conference inside Assembly Hall. He is the Hoosiers’ first underclassmen to leave school early since Eric Gordon and D.J. White departed after the 2007-08 season. Zeller’s announcement is expected later this week, possibly Wednesday. Losing Oladipo was no surprise to those inside the Indiana program who watched the 6-foot-5 guard mature from talented freshmen into a refined star. NBA scouts have been so impressed with Oladipo’s progression that many mock drafts now project him to be taken among the top six picks. With Oladipo expected to graduate May 4, his 21st birthday, and coach Tom Crean collecting information that Oladipo would be a certain lottery pick, it was too much too turn down. Crean said the two would start looking into potential agents soon. “I swayed back and forth especially throughout the season, but I felt this was best for my family,” Oladipo said softly, explaining how difficult the choice was. “Coming here and graduating in three years, I feel like I’m prepared for it. So I feel like it’s the best thing for me.” What the NBA will get in Oladipo is a workaholic. The once overlooked recruit has improved each season in Bloomington, dazzling the nation this season with his athleticism and defense. He was a firstteam All-American after finishing second on the Hoosiers in scoring (13.6), tying for second on the team in rebounds (6.3) and earning Big Ten defensive player of the honors. He can play above the rim, too, as evidenced when Oladipo delivered a spectacular game-sealing 360-degree dunk against Illinois in the Big Ten tournament. This past season, he shot 59.9 percent from the field, 44.1 percent on 3-pointers -- both up from his sophomore numbers of 47.1 and 20.8. But that’s only part of Oladipo’s game. “He’s still not satisfied being an NBA player or a draft pick, so he’s going to continue to work hard,” said Mike Jones, Oladipo’s high school coach at national power Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha. “He’s AP Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma celebrates after defeating Louisville 93-60 in the national championship game of the the same person today that I coached in high school.” women’s Final Four of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in New Orleans. Geno Auriemma
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his poison. “When you go 13-26 from the three point line, it makes it difficult to defend you,” Walz said. The problem was exacerbated for Walz and the Cardinals by the fact that the Cardinals struggled from beyond the arc last night, shooting just 5-23. The Cardinals had a really hot hand going into last night’s game, but against UConn, Louisville struggled mightily. The three-pointer is what got the Louisivlle Cardinals to this point. It’s the reason why they’re here. Between the Baylor, Tennessee and California wins, the Cardinals made 32 of them. Last night, though, the shots just weren’t falling. A big part of that was UConn’s defense. The Cardinals said that the Huskies were doing everything they could to prevent them from getting into a rhythm and doing what they wanted to on offense. “They executed their gameplan to perfection,” Louisville’s Sara Hammond admitted after the game.
Walz said the Huskies did a great job of pushing the guards off of the three-point line and in doing so prevented Antonita Slaughter and Shoni Schimmel from getting the shots they wanted. Schimmel shot just 3-15 from the field, including 1-8 from the three-point line. “They knew what to do to stop us,” Schimmel said. Once the Cardinals started missing three-pointers, the Cardinals were in a jam. They started to both force shots, not knowing when the next chance to take one would come, or they passed up an open look, clearly showing hesitation to let shots fly. The offensive flow was gone since their top source of scoring was gone. When Louisville finally did make a three, the Huskies were there with one of their own. It was one step forward and two steps backward for the Cardinals. “They just came out and hit big shot after big shot,” Walz said. “We didn’t score enough points.”
Declares Son Will Go Pro
By Andrew Callahan Senior Staff Writer
Shortly after helping Louisville capture its first men’s basketball title since 1986, Russ Smith may be leaving college as a champion. According to Sports Illustrated, Russ Smith Sr. said his son “did it all” during his Cardinal career and “he’s going.” The junior guard led this year’s team in scoring with 19.6 points per game and landed an all-Big East first-team honor in the process. Smith and Louisville won both the Big East and NCAA tournament over the course of a 16-game winning streak to end their season. In his team’s six NCAA tournament games, which culminated in the championship, he averaged more than 23 points per game. Smith struggled in the final game against Michigan, misfiring on 13 of his 16 attempted shots that amassed to just nine points. He finished just three games with single-digit points over his 40-game junior campaign and recorded five efforts that totaled 25 points. One of the premiere scorers in the entire
country, Smith fashioned arguably his best game of the year in the sweet sixteen against Oregon. The Brooklyn native dropped 31 points, two rebounds and three assists to match his career-high in scoring. After enduring a spell of injuries and struggles during his freshman year, Smith initially wanted to transfer from Louisville, but stayed under the guidance of hall-of-fame coach Rick Pitino. Over his sophomore season, Smith developed his game as a “highvolume scorer,” best described as an approach highly concentrated on scoring and taking many shots. The six-foot guard will face difficulties at the next level stemming from his lack of size. Currently, most projections have Smith as a secondround pick. The deadline for non-seniors to declare for the draft is April 16, three days before Smith’s 22nd birthday. The 2013 NBA Draft is scheduled for June 27 and will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
UCONN RECLAIMS TOP SPOT Three-point shooting propels UConn over Louisville
Tyler Morrissey NEW ORLEANS – There were no Irish jigs at center court after the game clock struck 0:00 in the semifinal final game when UConn defeated Notre Dame 83-65. The Huskies finally beat the Irish when it counted the most. As the final seconds ticked away it’s almost as if the pain of the three previous falters against the Irish were lifted from the UConn bench as the Huskies celebrated making it back to National Championship game. UConn Head Coach Geno Auriemma made a clear distinction about those three previous games against the Irish: the Huskies might have lost, but they didn’t get beat. “Well nobody wanted to believe me because you lost,” Auriemma said. “But there’s losing and there’s getting beat. And I’ve always said that to my team. There’s a huge difference between losing a game and getting beat. And I felt like all their games this year we lost. We didn’t get beat.” Auriemma’s sentiment says it all. A loss will always be a loss but it doesn’t necessarily mean you were beat. UConn’s previous three contests with the Irish were decided by a combined 12 points which included the three overtime thriller on March 4. Losing in the Big East title game to the Irish may have been one of the Huskies’ best loses this season because it took the pressure off UConn for the NCAA Tournament, knowing that they were on a collision course with Notre Dame in the Final Four. In any sport, it’s hard enough to beat a team three times in a row let alone a fourth consecutive time. The Irish may have danced to “Damsha Bua” after the Big East title game in Hartford, but the pressure of the “Big Dance” eventually got to Notre Dame. In the first half both teams showed signs of nervousness, but it was the Irish’s inability to make shots that ultimately led to their downfall. According to Notre Dame’s Ariel Braker, the Irish did not bring their A-game. “We were not hitting our shots that we usually make and we were not on our A-game defensively,” Braker said. “It’s not the right day to not come and bring you’re A-game. There wasn’t any reason in particular [why we lost]. It just wasn’t our day, wasn’t our night for us.” At the end of the game I had some time to reflect on UConn’s victory over the Irish and what it means for overall this season and to the program. The victory over the Irish will be the last one under the Big East banner. Notre Dame is heading to the ACC and UConn, for the time being, is staying in the newly branded American Athletic Conference. While both sides will likely face each other in out of conference play and in future NCAA tournaments down the road, the rivalry will not be the same. Next year there will be no four round bouts between these two titans of women’s college basketball. The Big East that we all grew up with and loved is coming to an end and as far as UConn and Notre Dame are concerned
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By Dan Agabiti Sports Editor
NEW ORLEANS—The three-pointer is a fickle thing. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it hinders, but in the modern game, it always has some sort of impact—either by its presence or by its absence. Last night, in UConn’s 93-60 National Championship win, it was certainly present for UConn. The Huskies went 13-26 from beyond the arc. It’s not shocking that the Huskies made a lot of three-pointers. They’ve done that all year. They have the best three-point shooter in the country in Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and there are at least seven players on this roster who can make a three-pointer, either if left open, or if guarded. They’re just that talented. Leading the three-point attack last night for UConn were Kelly Faris and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis. Mosqueda-Lewis went 5-8 and Faris went 4-7. After the game, Faris said that she was in a zone, along with the rest of the Huskies. “Everyone was just feeling it,” Faris said after the game. “We all feed off each other and that’s when we are the best. We knew coming into this game how important it would be to get hot from outside. If someone was hot, we just feed them the ball.” Four different Huskies made a three-pointer and when a team is making shots like that, it’s really hard to defend. Louisville coach Jeff Walz said that when a team can score from all five positions, it’s tough to cover everybody so he had to pick UConn’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis drives with the ball during Tuesday night’s national championship game against Louisville.
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UConn couldn’t erase early deficit, falls to Northeastern, 4-2 By TJ Souhlaris Staff Writer STORRS – Although it was a beautiful spring day at J.O. Christian Field, the fans that came out for UConn baseball team’s game against Northeastern witnessed anything but a pretty product on the diamond. The two teams combined for seven errors – four by UConn and three by Northeastern – and no earned runs were charged to any pitchers as Northeastern upended UConn, 4-2, on Tuesday afternoon. UConn (18-13) has dropped four of its last six games. Northeastern got out to an early lead, scoring two of its four runs in the second inning. First baseman Rob Fonseca started the inning with a single to left field. Northeastern ran a hitand-run with Fonseca and subsequent batter Connor Lyons; so although UConn’s freshman starter Christian Colletti was able to induce a potential double play ball to shortstop Tom Verdi, the only available play was to first base to retire Lyons
for the fielder’s choice. With Fonseca as the lone runner on the basepaths at second, Northeastern second baseman Michael Foster drew a walk with a full count. UConn Head Coach Jim Penders noted after the game that Colletti tended to struggle going from the stretch with runners on base. “He’s got to learn how to hold runners better than he did today,” Penders said. “When [he’s] behind in counts, that’s going to put the fielders on their heels a little bit. When he’s in the windup he’s really good, but when he walks a guy it’s like the wheels come off.” With runners at first and second with one out, Colletti got DH John Puttress to hit a routine groundball to second baseman Bryan Daniello, who could’ve ended the frame by starting a double play. Instead, the freshman was unable to come up with the ball cleanly and was charged with an error that loaded the bases. Northeastern ended up plating Fonseca via a fielder’s choice by catcher Josh Treff, which left runners at the corners. The away Huskies attempted a
double steal, which was thwarted by the southpaw Colletti when he threw over to first base; however, the runner took off for second, so first baseman Bobby Melley elected to throw home in an attempt to prevent Foster from scoring. The throw was there in time, but catcher Max McDowell wasn’t able to handle it and was charged the Huskies’ second error in the inning making the score 2-0. Northeastern scored one more in the third inning, when a couple of two-out walks, a wild pitch and an error by Verdi allowed shortstop Jason Vosler to score. NU put up its fourth run in the seventh, when another Verdi mishap led to an RBI single off of UConn reliever Stephen Catalina. Despite the defense playing poorly behind Colletti (2-1), the New York native had a fair pitching line. The lefty went 5.1 innings with three hits, three runs allowed (all unearned), three walks and four strikeouts. UConn was down 4-0 entering the bottom of the eighth inning, but still had a chance to tie up the game. Daniello came up with the bases loaded and one
out when he smacked a dribbler to the first baseman Fonseca. Fonseca fired home for the force out, but Treff couldn’t make the catch nor keep his spikes on home plate. The ball squirted away from Treff resulting in an error and two Huskies scoring to cut the deficit in half. With left fielder Eric Yavarone at third and Daniello moving to second base after the error, Northeastern brought in its closer, Dylan Maki. Penders was sending Yavarone on any contact made in the infield, so when Maki got McDowell to feebly ground back to the pitcher, he ran down Yavarone, who was halfway down the third baseline, and tagged him for the second out of the inning. Maki got pinch-hitter Stanley Paul to fly out harmlessly to right field to end UConn’s rally and best chance to pull off the comeback. It wasn’t just the defense that failed to show up for UConn, as the offense left 11 men on base in the contest, including a combined six UConn runners in the final three innings. Penders was frustrated with the Huskies untimely hitting
after the game and declared that teams employ a different sort of strategy against his team. “If there’s a runner on second base right now it puts a stop to our offense,” Penders said. “The best way to play defense against us right now is to put a runner on second base. It’s as simple as that.” Penders also added that changes might be coming to the lineup card because he can’t seem to find the batting order that will provide results right now. “I told the guys to be ready for anything,” Penders said. “I’ve only got 14 position players and what I’m doing isn’t working so we might try some other options.” UConn’s next game is on Wednesday at Brown in Rhode Island at 3:30 p.m. Righthanded pitcher Michael Healey will make his season debut on the hill for the Huskies. “He’s worked his rear end off and I’m looking forward to seeing him pitch,” Penders said.
Heat inch closer to home-court advantage in postseason MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade was hurt, Chris Bosh was sick, the Miami Heat missed 15 consecutive 3-point attempts and allowed the Milwaukee Bucks to score 22 points off turnovers. And the Heat won handily anyway. So if this was a potential first-round Eastern Conference playoff preview, the Bucks probably didn’t enjoy much of what they saw on Tuesday night. LeBron James scored 28 points in 30 minutes, Udonis Haslem had his first doubledouble of the season and the Heat moved a step closer to wrapping up home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs by topping the Bucks
94-83. “The train keeps on moving,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. The Heat tied a franchise single-season record by winning for the 61st time, getting there with five games remaining. Miami needs only one more win or one San Antonio loss to clinch the top overall seed for the entirety of the playoffs. The defending champions (61-16) clinched the top seed in the East long ago, and will more than likely see the Bucks (37-40) when the postseason starts in about a week and a half. “We’ve done so many great things this year by just playing the game at a high level, playing for one another,” James
said. “Along the way, when those accolades come as far as team wins, the streak that we had, we really enjoy it.” Norris Cole and Ray Allen each scored 11 for the Heat, and Haslem finished with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Wade missed his fifth straight game and seventh in the past nine while dealing with ankle and knee issues, and Bosh sat out his second straight contest, though this time it was flulike symptoms that left him sidelined, not the sore knee that kept him from participating in Saturday’s game against Philadelphia. Bosh is not expected to accompany Miami for its trip to play in Washington on
Wednesday. Wade is traveling with the club, and will be evaluated on Wednesday before the Heat make any determinations on the rotation for the matchup against the Wizards. It’s unknown if anyone else will sit to rest any nagging issues, including James, who said he’s still working his way back to full strength. Brandon Jennings scored 30 points for the Bucks, who said they didn’t necessarily treat Tuesday as a dress rehearsal for a possible Game 1 in Miami. “Whenever we play Miami we have two, three guys guarding (James),” Bucks coach Jim Boylan said. “We didn’t do anything unusual tonight. I
wasn’t looking for anything. We just had a normal kind of game — nothing out of the ordinary for us.” James’ highlight of the night came early. Off a turnover, he took a pass from Mario Chalmers, thought about getting the ball to Mike Miller but Monta Eliis got into the passing lane. So James wound up throwing a pass off the backboard to himself — finishing the play with a dunk that had a half-dozen Heat players leap off the bench in unison and crane their necks toward the scoreboard to see the replay. James finished 11 for 16 from the floor, with seven rebounds and seven assists.
Published on Apr 10, 2013