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THE QUEST CONTINUES UConn defeats Notre Dame 83-65, heading to National Championship By Matt Stypulkoski Senior Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS – They’ve finally gotten over the hump and now sit just one game from the mountaintop. With their 83-65 win over the Irish on Sunday night, UConn finally got the seemingly unbeatable monkey off their back and broke through against their formidable rival for the first time in four tries this season. This time, the game didn’t require a last minute play or buzzer-beating shot. Instead, the Huskies beat Notre Dame plain and simple, gaining a lead with 2:55 left in the first half that they would never let go of. Over that final 2:55, UConn ripped off an 11-3 run that put them up by ten and feeling good heading into the break. That stretch turned out to be the turning point, as the UConn lead continued to balloon from there. “We just didn’t play good defense,” Notre Dame senior guard Skylar Diggins said of the run. “And they got out in transition and they scored in half-court offense too. We didn’t lock down on defense like we normally do. We just weren’t playing like ourselves.”
Realistically, the Irish didn’t play like themselves for most of the night. Both teams got off to rocky and sloppy starts, but they responded far differently to the early struggles. While the Huskies were able to put that rough start behind them, the Irish were unable to settle into a rhythm, part nerves and part UConn’s suffocating defense according to Notre Dame Coach Muffet McGraw. For most of the night, the Huskies simply looked the better team, or at least more poised. They also had undoubtedly the best player on the court, as Breanna Stewart owned the game from her first bucket 1:49 into the game to her 29th point with 3:04 left to play. That last shot bested her old career-high of 27 points, which she set against Hartford. “It is really impressive to have a freshman have that kind of game,” McGraw said of Stewart, “to be the Most Outstanding Player in the Regional and then to come into the Final Four and just play with such confidence to be the best player on the floor…you just don’t expect a freshman to rise to the occasion like that.” McGraw’s Irish attempted to mount a comeback and counteract Stewart’s dominant performance late in the sec-
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The UConn women’s basketball team celebrate a 83-65 victory over Notre Dame in the national semifinal, and will progress to the 2013 National Championship game.
ond half, but never got closer than six points away for their efforts. In what ultimately proved to be the final game of her college career, Diggins was a brutal 3-of-15 for ten points, a virtual nonfactor throughout. Kayla McBride, who has become known as a Huskykiller, also failed to get it going and limped to 16 points behind a 5-of-20 night. “They did a good job of getting up and pressuring us,” Diggins said, “and I thought
that we got some shots we wanted at the beginning of the game, some layups and jumpers that we usually knock down…You have to credit their defense and pressure, making us take quick shots. But I thought we did get some shots that we wanted and usually knock down.” In addition to Stewart, two other Huskies – Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis – scored in double-digits. They finished with 16 points apiece. With the win, Auriemma’s
squad advances to the national title game on Tuesday night, where they will face off against Louisville. The Huskies beat the Cardinals by 14 points on Jan. 15 in the XL Center. The Huskies will put their 7-0 record in the national title game on the line when they face Jeff Walz’ Cinderella squad. That game is set for 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Stringent gun control laws to take effect in Conn.
By Kyle Constable Staff Writer
Gov. Dannel Malloy signed one of the nation’s most stringent gun control laws last week, with the most significant changes to be rolled out over the next year. The law, which was passed with bipartisan support before being sent to the governor, addresses a wide variety of issues including assault weapons, ammunition magazine capacity, mental health and background checks. Despite the urgency with which it was passed, not all changes took effect immediately upon passage. When the governor signed the bill into law on Thursday, only the ban on assault weapons, large capacity magazines and ammunition sales to those under 18 years old as well as universal background checks were implemented. The assault weapons ban, which bans the sale or purchase of all military-style firearms, does not require now-illegal firearms that were sold prior to April 3 to be returned. However, restrictions will prevent the storage of these weapons anywhere outside of a person’s home, business or a licensed shooting range. The sale or purchase of large capacity magazines is also now illegal. The law defined large capacity as being able to hold more than ten rounds of ammu-
nition. While the law does not require magazines that can hold more than ten rounds to be returned, those magazines cannot be loaded with more than ten rounds when they are not at the owner’s home, business or a shooting range. Additionally, background checks will be required for any firearms sold and those under the age of 18 can no longer purchase ammunition. The bill does not stop with these measures, though, and some of the most substantial changes will be rolled out on July 1, 2013, Oct. 1, 2013 and Jan. 1, 2014. On July 1, the state will increase the background check requirements on receiving a long gun eligibility certificate, increase mental health-based restrictions on acquiring a gun permit and require an ammunition certificate for certain individuals, among several other actions. The long gun eligibility certificate requirements will be changed to match those of the handgun eligibility certificate, increasing the required age a person must be to obtain a certificate from 18 to 21. The mental health restrictions deal specifically with those admitted involuntarily to a psychiatric hospital, raising the length of time they can acquire a gun permit from 12 months to 60 months after their dismissal from the hospital.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, center, signs legislation at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, April 4, 2013, that includes new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year’s deadly school shooting in Newtown.
The ammunition certificate will be required of anyone wishing to buy ammunition who does not already possess a permit to carry a pistol, a handgun eligibility certificate or a long gun eligibility certificate. Furthermore, the law will extend the amount of time individuals who committed violent crimes can be eligible for parole and expand the Board of Firearm Permit Membership from seven to nine members. The law also allocates an additional $1 million to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to fund the statewide firearms trafficking force.
On Oct. 1, the law will again increase mental health-based restrictions on obtaining a gun permit, ban armor piercing ammunition and implement safe storage requirements, among several other actions. Anyone who is voluntarily admitted to a psychiatric hospital, except those solely on the basis of drug or alcohol use, will have to wait six months before being able to obtain a gun permit. The individual will also not be allowed to possess a firearm during those six months. Armor piercing ammunition, which has already been banned, will be expanded to include any
ammunition greater than .50 caliber. New safe storage requirements will also take effect, requiring gun owners to secure weapons when an ineligible individual or someone who poses an imminent threat to himself or others is on the premises. The law will also grant police the authority to seize ammunition when investigating domestic violence, increase gun trafficking penalties and require an individual to be a permanent resident of the town he or she lists on a gun permit application. On Jan. 1, 2014, three of the most sweeping changes will be enacted. A dangerous weapon offender registry will be launched to monitor the location of those who have committed a weapons crime. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection will oversee the registry. Owners of large capacity magazines will be required to register ownership of those magazines and apply for a certificate of possession. Similarly, owners of banned assault weapons purchased prior to April 3, 2013 will also be required to register them and apply for a certificate of possession.
What’s on at UConn today... AsACC 20th Anniversary Open House 12 to 5 p.m. Student Union, AsACC 428 The Asian American Cultural Center at UConn will celebrate 20 years of their presence on campus with food, fun and friends.
Fierberg Lecture and Holocaust Convocation 4 to 5 p.m. Dodd, Konover Auditorium The lecture, “Primo Levi,” will be presented by Guest Lecturer Professor Risa Sodi, Senior Lector II and Italian Language Program Director, Yale University.
$tart $mart Training 6pm - 9pm Student Union, Women’s Center, Room 421 The WAGE Project will conduct a 3 hour workshop that is highly interactive, including a role-playing exercise to enable students to assess how well they understand the principles of salary negotiation presented in the workshop.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Pitch Competition 6:30pm - 8pm Gentry, 131 Participants in the UConn Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Pitch Competition can win awards from $10,000 in prize money. – KIM L. WILSON
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Stamford gangs shoot up child’s birthday party
STAMFORD (AP) — Rival gangs in Stamford shot up a birthday party for a 15-year-old girl, spraying bullets in all directions and sending three men to a hospital. The Advocate of Stamford reports that the gangs traded gunfire on Saturday. Three men were admitted to Stamford Hospital with non-life threatening wounds. Stray bullets hit two nearby houses and parked cars. One bullet came within inches of a woman sitting in her bed in a house adjacent to the party. Renee Deschaine, who lives in a neighboring second-floor apartment, said she was forced to dive out of bed to take cover. She said there were so many shots in succession, she thought it was fireworks.
Meriden program teaches life lessons to teen boys MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Since September, a handful of young boys willingly woke up every Saturday morning for life lessons and education. They were given breakfast as well as social and fitness time. It was on these Saturday mornings the young boys matured. They learned to value education and their community, and developed a positive self image. The Saturday program, also known as the New Opportunities Boys to Men Enrichment Program, has been helping young African-American and Latino boys become men for the past nine years. Six city youths will symbolically cross over into adulthood after completing the six-month program this month. “I love this program,” said Elijah Diaz, 16, a junior at Platt High School. “It taught me how to better myself and to act more mature. It’s fun and it gets serious sometimes.” Founder and director Tony McQuiller helped design the program in 2004.
Meetings planned on Conn. ferry fare increases
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — The state Department of Transportation is holding two public meetings to discuss plans to increase fares on two Connecticut River ferries. Under the proposal, vehicle fares for the Chester-Hadlyme and Rocky Hill-Glastonbury ferries will increase from the $3 per crossing to $6, beginning July 1. State transportation officials say the increases are necessary to offset rising operating costs. Fares have not been raised since 2003. The transportation department also plans to double fares for walkon passengers and bicyclists from $1 per crossing to $2. The price of a discount coupon book with 20 tickets would increase from $40 to $80. A meeting is planned May 20 at the Rocky Hill Community Center and May 22 at the Chester Meeting House.
Sen. Blumenthal praises contraception ruling HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he is pleased that a federal court has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to stop requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. Blumenthal says in a statement released Saturday that the court’s decision has placed science and safety ahead of politics, and will help secure safe access to contraception for all women. On Friday, a judge in New York ruled that today’s requirement that buyers show proof they’re 17 or older if they want to buy it without a prescription will end in 30 days. The Justice Department hasn’t decided whether to appeal. If it does, it could sidetrack President Barack Obama just as he’s trying to keep Congress and the public focused on gun control, immigration and the budget.
Conn.’s bipartisan gun deal weathered challenges
ARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — On March 1, about a week after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy expressed frustration with the General Assembly’s pace at addressing the Newtown school shooting and unveiled his own gun control proposals, the top two Senate Democrats surprised their fellow leaders by publicly pressing for a vote no later than March 13. The leaders had not yet begun their negotiations to craft a bill based on a legislative task force’s recommendations on gun violence, school security and mental health. “In Connecticut, we must not bow to pressure from those who would delay action as a way of blocking common sense reforms,” wrote Senate President Donald Williams Jr. and Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney.
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Webster Bank to open in Storrs Center By Domenica Ghanem Campus Correspondent Webster Bank, the official bank of the UConn Alumni Association and UConn Athletics, is planning on opening its doors in Storrs Center this August. The bank will be located in a 1600 square foot building on One Royce Circle. “We are very excited about adding Webster Bank to downtown. We try to provide a variety of amenities and it’s another piece of the puzzle,” said Cynthia van Zelm, the Executive Director for Mansfield Downtown Partnership, Inc. The branch will reside among the many shops, restaurants and other services already offered in the downtown area. It will be full-service, providing customers with business and consumer banking, mortgage, trust and investment services and ATMs, among others. This branch will include the Husky student-checking program. Students will have the option for a checking account with no minimum balance requirements, a waiver on the
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Webster Bank, the official bank of the UConn Alumni Association and UConn Athletics, is scheduled to open its doors at the Storrs Center development in August.
first four Webster ATM fees per statement cycle and one rebate of other banks’ ATM fees per statement cycle, among additional perks. The Husky Debit Cards are available online, through Facebook, by phone call to their Customer Care Center and at the new branch downtown in August. “It was important to our cus-
tomers that we have a branch nearby,” said Brenda Greene, the Vice President of Public Affairs for Webster Bank, noting the importance of Webster Bank’s relationship with UConn. “We look forward to meeting the personal and business banking needs of the Storrs community with exceptional
customer service,” said Jerry Plush, President and COO of Webster Bank. The first bank in Connecticut to issue GI loans and the first in its area to make an FHA home improvement loan, Webster prides itself on core values such as “personal responsibility for meeting [its] customers’ needs, to respect the dignity of every individual” and “to earn trust thorough ethical behavior,” according to its website The bank has won several awards for community service including the United Way of Greater Waterbury’s Spirit of Excellence Award in 2012, the Power of Giving Award from Connecticut Public Broadcasting network in 2010, the Small Business Administration’s Veterans Champion in 2009 and the Excellence in Lending Award in 2007. Both Mansfield Downtown Partnership, Inc. and Webster Bank expect the new branch in the Storrs Center to be beneficial for businesses, students and the greater Storrs community.
UConn American Indians celebrate heritage
By Loumarie Rodriguez Senior Staff Writer American Indians dressed in colorful, traditional garb performed numerous dances at the annual powwow put on by the Native American Cultural Society Saturday afternoon. The 21st powwow had a variety of activities, featuring traditional dancing done by people dressed in traditional clothing. The clothing was incredibly detailed with many layers added. Drummers played a rhythmic beat that could be heard far from the Student Union showing off the Native American culture. The traditional ceremony is meant to celebrate the customs and the ancestry of Native American tribes, according to Kayla Dias, an 8th-semester human development and family studies major and president of the Native American cultural society. Dias explained she has some Cherokee ancestry within her family. “It’s important for us to recognize the Native American culture,” said Dias. “It’s something that is often overlooked and invisible. For us to be able to bring this to UConn is something special and it’s important. It’s a grand opportunity for other people at UConn to learn about the Native American culture.” As the dancers took center at the quad, they were surrounded by onlookers who set up blankets and chairs to view the performance. Off to the corner were a group of men sitting in circle, singing traditional songs as they played the drums. Customary food was also sold that included special dishes such as frybread and succotash that consists of corn, lima bean and other local vegetables. “I value this event because it’s an opportunity for students who identify themselves as Native Americans to celebrate and share their culture with students at UConn,” said Tiago Machado, advisor for the society.
During the grand entrance, according to powwow etiquette, it is tradition that all spectators stand and remove their hats. In order to participate in the ceremonial dances, the Master of Ceremonies has to invite participants into the circle. All dances are done clockwise around the drum. Vendors littered the Student Union quad selling a variety of Native American traditional clothing and colorful jewelry. Others sold memorabilia such as dream catchers, art, pottery and blankets as well as leather goods. “We try to learn about the Native American culture by coming to these powwows and asking a lot of questions when we are here,” said Rosalind Chinwing of Revere, Mass. Chinwing explained this was her first powwow at UConn and typically goes to powwows closer to her area in Massachusetts. “I think it’s a great time to show where you are from,” said Kathryn Miranda of East Boston. “It’s a great place to learn if you are not a Native American.”
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UConn celebrated its 21st annual powwow Saturday. Attendees dressed in traditional American Indian garb and danced to the beating of drums in celebration of American Indian culture, ancestry and customs of American Indians at UConn.
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UConn senior establishes Vietnamese scholarship foundation
This article is part of a series highlighting this year’s seniors who have outstanding achievements in their undergrad or outstanding plans for their post-grad.
By Annie Pancak Campus Correspondent
n 2007, a 16-year-old Enfield High School student, his two brothers and his parents spent a month in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The family traveled to the outskirts one day, visiting the village his mother had grown up in, a village that had not changed much since the war. It was the first time Jeremy Bui saw young girls prostituting themselves in the street, children working rather than attending school and families living in homes without electricity or running water. Bui and his brothers did not watch for long before they set up a stand at their grandmother’s house to give out rice and money. “We realized this was not a long-term solution,” Bui said, “We thought an education would solve the problem.” Bui, now a 22-year-old UConn senior, and his brothers, UConn alum Timothy, and fellow UConn senior Zachary, started
a scholarship program for impoverished village children in Vietnam upon returning home. They called it the Viet-Sun Foundation. Six years since that first visit, Bui said all the brothers are committed for the long run. Bui in particular, who has done the legal work for the foundation, plans to study non-profit law after graduation, laying groundwork for his dream of expanding the foundation to the national level. One reason Bui’s dedication has sustained is the story of the first recipient, a young girl named Thuong Men Hoang. The brothers received a picture of the girl, who was missing her three middle fingers. After giving a $30 scholarship, they received a reinforcing thank-you note, and since have continued to renew her scholarship. “She is now in high school. [The] accomplishment is she is still in school,” Bui said. He smiled showing with his hand how Hoang has learned to write with two fingers. The money for the scholarships is from donations and fundraising, Bui said. The brothers’ cousin, Kim Chi Do, who grew up and still lives in Vietnam, is the
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UConn senior Jeremy Bui started a scholarship for impoverished childen in Vietnam after visiting his mother’s hometown, Ho Chi Minh.
bridge between the money in the U.S. and Vietnam. Bui said he stays in touch with her via Skype. She advertises to schools and villages, and the rest is word of mouth, he said. The brothers review applications and give a scholarship between $20 and $50. Finally, Do verifies the money is
going 100 percent to the student by checking in with them and their family. Bui said one of the biggest concerns they face is the making certain the money is going entirely to the student. He said they try not to work much with principals because they tend to take a cut. “Even working with the Red Cross, officials wanted part of the money,” he said. Parents of some applicants also take the money from their children. Another reason for the commitment to Viet-Sun is his parent’s stories, Bui said. His mother Kin, one of 13 children, escaped Vietnam when she was 14 years old. Her parents tricked her into thinking she was going to a festival, but alone, she was actually headed to Malaysia hidden in the bottom of a fisherman’s boat to escape communist guards. She was sponsored by a church in Connecticut and went to the U.S. Kin lost contact with her family for 10 years. Bui’s father, Chinh, escaped on an American warship with his family. Chinh’s father and Jeremy’s grandfather worked with the American military and became wanted persons by Communists. In the U.S., Chinh could not go to high school.
He worked as a janitor, eventually saving to put himself through school and receive a doctorate degree. Bui said he appreciated hearing these stories growing up. Besides his brother, he was the only Asian student, usually mistaken for Chinese by his classmates. “[My] parents tried to keep a balance of Vietnamese and American childhood,” he said. “In my opinion though there are not a lot of Asians in Connecticut so they have to assimilate.” Through Viet-Sun, Bui said he has the opportunity to “give back to [his] roots” and “not forget the culture.” In conjunction with Viet-Sun, Bui has taken interest in public interest law and specifically family and children. To gain experience he has interned for Senator Christopher Dodd in Washington, DC, and Davis & Kennedy law firm in Orlando, Fla. At UConn, Bui is receiving a dual degree in history and marketing. Those interested in learning more about or donating to Viet-Sun, can go the website, www.vietsunfoundation.org.
Malloy faults gun lobbyists over restrictions In northern New England,
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy harshly criticized gun industry lobbyists on Sunday, saying they are doing too little to halt gun violence. Just three days after he signed into law new restrictions on weapons and large-capacity magazines, the governor compared Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, to clowns and said lobbyists want to ensure that the industry can sell guns Dannel indiscriminately. “Wayne reminds me of Conn. the clowns at the circus,” Malloy said of LaPierre on CNN’s “State of the Union.” ‘’They get the most attention and that’s what he’s paid to do.” Representatives of the NRA did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
“What this is about is the ability of the gun industry to sell as many guns to as many people as possible even if they’re deranged, even if they’re mentally ill, even if they have a criminal background,” Malloy said. “They don’t care. They want to sell guns.” Robert Crook, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition of Sportsmen, a lobbying group, said Malloy’s criticism was “absolutely false.” “It’s another political stateP. Malloy ment from a governor with Governor little knowledge,” he said. Connecticut’s gun industry supports a gun trafficking task force and tighter background checks of buyers, Crook said. Andrew Doba, a spokesman for Malloy, said the Democratic governor was criti-
“They don’t care. They want to sell guns.”
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From late March to May, many hotels offer rock-bottom mud-season rates to lure people in. In the popular Killington area, many restaurants that cater to tourists close between the end of skiing and the arrival of spring, defined not by the calendar, but by pale green buds and long days that make people want to visit again. Despite its reputation as the season to forget, cultural chroniclers ranging from poet Robert Frost to novelist Howard Frank Mosher to political cartoonist Jeff Danziger have paid homage to the purgatory that begins in late March and can last into May.
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School newspapers have right to discuss sexual education issues
s a collegiate newspaper, The Daily Campus shares a bond with every other school that wishes to continue the fine American tradition of student journalism. That is why it is such an outrage that Central New Mexico Community College’s newspaper The CNM Chronicle was suspended for one day of publication on March 26. The paper was suspended after printing a special 12-page issue all about sex in relation to college life. Articles included topics of sexual orientation, information about buying proper sex toys and celibacy. “The issue is all about sex and sexuality. It’s not tongue in cheek and it’s not raunchy,” said the Chronicle’s editorin-chief Jyllian Roach. “It’s about things that you don’t generally hear about that we should be talking about.” After reading some of the topics presented in the special sex issue, it becomes clear that the students were tackling the charged issue with appropriate reverence and maturity with very well researched and highly informative articles. Despite this, the school administration still deemed it necessary to shut the paper down for an indefinite amount of time, which turned out to be one day. The administration argued that the issue pushed boundaries by interviewing a high school student and claimed that they needed to check on the legality of the situation. However, the high schooler in question was discussing celibacy. CNM officials pulled the issue off shelves and were even reported to be taking the issue right out of people’s hands. A statement to the school by the dean later mentioned that because the school does not have a journalism program, they aren’t equipped to give the students who work at the paper the necessary education to operate a news publication. However, that is simply not true as the operation at CNM seems to be on par with any other college newspaper. In fact, the Associated Press awarded the Chronicle third place in “best of show for two-year college newspapers,” not an accolade that is awarded lightly. While shutting down the paper for one day and only pulling one issue seems trivial for those who aren’t familiar with the college newspaper environment, it is an incredibly big deal. When the college decided to stop letting the paper do its own thing, they were trampling their First Amendment rights. All college newspapers seek to be independent of a university. The Daily Campus has been for a number of years now. It is a way for a college to recognize the importance of unbiased news and reporting. The CNM Chronicle doesn’t yet have that freedom along with numerous other student-run newspapers in the country. That is why they are still subject to censorship that can mar a paper’s reputation and, in doing so, tarnish its very name on a resume for future work in journalism. So, while it’s understandable that the CNM administration wanted to protect themselves, in doing so they have allowed this controversy to cause irreparable damage to the Chronicle’s reputation. Not to mention the fact that they thought it was a good idea to literally snatch sexual education information right out of people’s hands. 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.
That awkward moment when you ask the bartender at Nathan Hale for another Guinness and he responds, “We’re out. You drank ALL the Guinness.” Literally anything in the world that would be awesome or amazing could have happened to me this weekend, but Syracuse losing still would have been the highlight. My country-loving heart was torn last night...do I watch the UConn women? Or the dozens of handsome country stars at the CMA’s? I am the world’s loudest sneezer, and I will fight you if you wish to challenge that statement. Thank goodness I have TiVo, I don’t think I could have survived missing either the women’s game or the Mad Men season premiere. It’s amazing how quickly the attitudes and atmosphere on campus brighten up when the temperature’s get consistently above 40 degrees. If you’re looking to know somebody who has dropped their iPhone in the toilet while trying to grab some toilet paper... it’s nice to meet you.
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Jimmy Fallon must try to avoid repeating Conan O’Brien’s mistakes
t was a late summer night in 2007 and I was staying up later than I ever had to watch the various late night television programs for the first time when I discovered the comedic genius of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” He began his opening monologue with the joke, “A team of scientists has created a new car which runs not off gasoline but human fat. That’s right, Middle East. NOW who has the world’s largest energy reserves?” His deliberately unpolished delivery (unlike all the other late night hosts, he had not begun By Jesse Rifkin in standup or perAssociate Commentary Editor formance comedy), combined with his offbeat characters, wacky sketches and crazy questions asked of celebrity guests made for a combination unlike anybody else. Every weekday for the next two years I would come home from school to fix myself a snack and watch his previous night’s installment online. (I wasn’t going to repeatedly stay up until 1:30 a.m. with school at 7 the next day!) Though we never personally met, Conan O’Brien helped get me through high school. Then he took over “The Tonight Show” in an earlier timeslot and the change was immediate. In a pitiful attempt to win over a different audience, composed of more middle-aged and older people instead of nocturnal college students, Conan halted nearly everything that had made him great. Gone were the insane
recurring characters including the FedEx Pope and The Interrupter or the back-andforth banter between the wild Conan and his deliberately dull sidekick Max Weinberg. In the 1990s he started the recurring segment “In the Year 2000,” with hilarious fake predictions about that far-off year. Once it actually became 2000 and even for many years afterwards, he continued calling the segment that, creating one of the show’s most famous and funniest recurring jokes. On “The Tonight Show,” he renamed it “In the Year 3000.” At that moment, the Conan O’Brien we knew and loved was gone. He lasted seven months. I stopped watching after one. Conan had ranked first place in his time slot for over a decade, an especially incredible feat considering that few shows even last a decade at all. Upon taking over “The Tonight Show” he failed to last a full year. He mistakenly believed that switching up his humor and style would appeal to a different demographic. And to be sure, there were some slight differences in audience. But his zany 12:30 a.m. show got him the 11:30 p.m. gig in the first place! With Wednesday’s news that Jay Leno will retire next February to be replaced by Jimmy Fallon, that lesson is worth remembering. Fallon is a fantastic talent and among the best all-around entertainers in the industry today – but unlike Leno, he takes chances, taking his comedy far outside the box. This is the man who convinced Michelle Obama to perform “the evolution of ‘mom dancing,’” who got Christina Aguilera to sing alongside a backing band “playing” office supplies like water coolers and touch-tone phones, who fought a “water war” with Super Soakers against Tom Cruise, who sang a duet with Chris Christie doing “Thunder Road” by Bruce Springsteen.
His humor works because his mindset is fresh and his ideas are original. I would hate to see his mindset go stale and his ideas become rehashed. Keeping the program in New York City is promising. The show originated there but former host Johnny Carson moved it to Los Angeles in 1972. Bringing it back will entail minimal change on Fallon’s part, as opposed to O’Brien who was forced to move across the country for no real reason, thus robbing him of his frequent New York-referencing jokes or the emotional potency of his first post-9/11 monologue. Jay Leno and David Letterman – who have maintained first- and second-place in the 11:30 timeslot for the past two decades – have become old, tired, and out of touch. Take the widely-ridiculed moment when Letterman interviewed Taylor Swift, among the most famous celebrities in the country. Reading off a notecard, he introduced her as the youngest person in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. During the interview, Letterman asked her age. “Twenty.” So when you won the Grammy for Album of the Year, how old were you then? “I was twenty.” By contrast, Fallon not only landed a funny interview with Swift but also impersonated her in a skit that aired during last year’s Super Bowl… because he actually knew who she was. Leno will retire after hosting for 21 years, while his predecessor Carson lasted 30. At only age 38, Fallon could potentially survive just as long – if he heeds the mistakes of the last person who tried replacing Jay Leno.
A ssociate Commentar y Editor Jesse Rifkin is a 6th- semester journalism major. He can be reached at Jesse.Rifkin@UConn.edu.
Should the president’s dog get 24/7 protection?
o save money, Congress ended lifetime security for former presidents, cutting off Secret Service protection 10 years after a living president leaves office, in 1994. After 9/11, Lashay Lawson C o n g r e s s came to an Staff Columnist agreement that former past presidents still need protection.According to ABC.com, President Obama signed the repeal approving the “Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012” on January 10, 2013, which also gives Secret Service protection to former First Ladies and guarantees agents will continue to shadow children of former Presidents until they become 16 years of age. This law “applies to presidents elected after January 1, 1997, particularly to President Obama and former president George W. Bush,” said the Associated Press. This law protects them for the rest of their lives. Families can decline the protection. George Herbert Walker Bush declined the protection after his successor Bill Clinton
became president. However, a certain family member is left out of this law: pets. Why are pets not included? I feel as though pets should be included in this law because they are a part of the family. They can be a child or a sibling. Yes, I understand that they are furry and walk on four legs. However, they breathe the same air we do. They have eyes, ears, a nose, legs and a heart. When animals die, it can be hard on the family since they become close to the pet over a number of years. Then again, I also understand that the Secret Service does not want to stand around all day to watch and protect a dog, nor do I think they will be willing to die for a dog. It makes their profession seem foolish. They went through all this extensive training to protect a dog? At least they’d be getting paid a lot of money for it. According to slate.com, Federal law requires the Secret Service to protect the president and vice president and their “immediate families.” It does not define family, but there is nothing that hints in the law
that pets are included. Family in other federal laws is only limited to people. For example, the Family and Medical Leave Act gives employees time away from work to care for sons, daughters, spouses, and parents, but not pets. When federal law mentions pets, it only describes them as property. Deadly force may never be used to protect property, so the Secret Service could never protect President Obama’s dog Bo, even if the law required them to do so. Poor Bo. Even though the press takes pictures of the Secret Service walking the dog(s), they are not protecting them. But most Secret Service agents do create a bond with the president’s dog. The Secret Service employs Belgian Malinois dogs to search for guns, explosions and drugs. Dogs are also at the White House ready to attack if someone tries to jump over the fence. Don’t try it, people. So what about other animals? We talked a lot about dogs, but what about other animals that were in the White House? Many past presidents have had various animals in the White
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House. Martha Washington had a parrot, while Bill Clinton had a cat named Socks. John F. Kennedy literally had a zooparakeets, ponies, hamsters, a rabbit and a horse. Other presidents had goats, cows, worms (eww!), bears, fighting cocks, tigers, possums, pigs, lizards, sheep, squirrels and crocodiles. I would not even consider some as pets; I would consider them more as endangered species that need to go back into a zoo or their natural habitat. I feel as though if pets were protected under the law, it should be limited to which animals are protected. Dogs and cats should be on the lists that are protected. Fish? Not so much. I don’t think a sniper is going to attempt to blow the fish’s brains out while they are swimming away in a fish tank. People love their animals, no matter what they are. But hey, you can’t help who you fall in love with, weird animals included.
Staff Columnist Lashay Lawson is a 5thsemester journalism and African-American studies double major. She can be reached at Lashay.Lawson@UConn.edu.
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Facing Storrs’ intense wind for a cure By Loumarie Rodriguez Senior Staff Writer Students faced harsh wind on Friday night and Saturday morning in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society in this year’s annual Relay for Life event. Many students present at Relay for Life have been affected or had a family member affected by cancer. According to Kate Bradley, community executive for development for Relay for Life, the relay is supposed to symbolize that cancer doesn’t sleep, which is why the event is all-night. When the event officially began, cancer survivors took a victory lap around the Student Union quad dressed in purple, symbolizing the relay. Many tents were set up at the Student Union mall for the allnight event and a list of entertainment held students over throughout the night, including a cappella groups, local performer Lil’ Brit and even pilates. Over 61 teams signed up for the relay, more teams signing up as the event began. One person from each team had to be walking at all times of the event in order to raise money. Teams worked in shifts and took turns walking to represent their team, walking around the mall with a different theme each lap they took. The event lasted from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Going into their tenth year, Relay for Life at UConn had already met last year’s goal for fundraising of $50,000 by the time the relay began. This
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Many students braved the strong winds in order to fund raise money for the American Cancer Society. The all night event featured many activities in order to entertain students and other participants.
year’s goal is to reach $70,000 and they can keep funding it until August. Fundraising began back in September and will raise money throughout the year to meet certain goals for the American Cancer Society. The society is the biggest nonprofit fundraiser in the world and provides for families and research.
“My mom is a cancer survivor and both of my grandparents died from [cancer],” said Bradley. “It’s all about my family and the future.” “My husband is a 15 year survivor and I lost my mother in law to [cancer],” said Alice Leonard, a training specialist for the business unit. “We hope that
the next generation will never have to hear the word. It affects many people.” According to Relay’s main page, one in three people will be affected by the disease. The relay stresses finding a cure for cancer as one of their main goals. A Luminaria ceremony took place at 9 p.m. to remem-
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ber people who have lost their lives to cancer. “I personally don’t have a family member affected by cancer, but we do have family friends who are,” said Vu Nguyen, a 6th semester mechanical engineering major representing the Vietnamese student association
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Jorgensen hosted the annual Latin Fest Saturday night drawing in large crowds to see two popular artists from Latin America. Henry Santos and Grupo Nicke took stage and performed many of their popular hits.
started off the show with his smooth styles of bachata. Santos had a lot of the audience crowding around the stage as he handed out roses to certain audience members. Engaging the audience, he sang songs about love and got up close and personal with a few people in the crowd. After a ninety-minute
set there was a brief intermission where traditional Latin American food and desserts were sold. Grupo Niche then took stage with their full band, including trombones, trumpets, maracas, bongos and many other ethnic instruments. The group performed classic hits popular within Latin
America. More people crowded the stage as the band’s music echoed throughout Jorgensen and had the audience dancing to the salsa beat. Grupo Niche is a traditional salsa group that was founded in Colombia in the late ‘70s and became popular in the ‘80s. Some
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of their songs included classic hits such as “Una Aventura” and “Cali Pachanguero.” Most of the songs they played where fast paced and had almost everyone in the audience dancing along, with the exception of one slow-paced love song. “I came a little late but it was very good music,” said Naysha Soto of Willimantic. “The event was very good.” “It was a good environment,” added Emanuel Morell of Meriden. The event started a little late and lasted until 1 a.m. with people constantly on and off the dance floor throughout the night. Latin Fest 2013 was sponsored by Univision and Telefutura and presented by the Puerto Rican and Latin America Cultural Center. “They [Santos and Grupo Niche] were great,” said Alyssa Arroyo, a 6th semester biology major and dancer for BAILE. “In the three years I’ve been coming, this is one of the biggest turnouts I have ever seen. They performed remakes of other songs and the band was great. The trumpets, singers were nice. They were killing it out there.”
Musical pieces featuring different decades
By Zach Lederman Campus Correspondent The UConn Percussion Ensemble, in association with the Department of Music in the School of Fine Arts, performed a medley of percussive pieces under the direction of Mr. Javier Diaz Sunday night in the Von der Mehden recital hall, The show featured seven different pieces, each written in different times in the 20th century ranging from the early 1940s to modern times. They featured a wide range of composers as well, from Shostakovich to Charles Descarfino, and even the world famous John Cage and Lou Harrison. One piece, “Duo for Percussion and Tape” was actually composed by two of the performers, Ben Cohen and Robert Kennon, as an experiment and performed as a duet. Each piece featured a different culture as well, from the Latin influenced “Abracando
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Latin Fest 2013 rocking Jorgensen The sounds of Latin rhythm boomed and moved through Jorgensen Saturday night celebrating Latin Fest 2013, which brought in crowds of people to dance the night away. Before the main artists hit the stage, people were already on the dance floor with a live opening band, who was eventually taken over by a DJ playing popular songs from Latin America. Fany Hannon, the director of the Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center, started off the show with a quick introduction to the event before dancers from BAILE (Bringing Awareness Into Latino Ethnicities) took the floor. BAILE showed off different styles of dancing that could be found in Latin America with a couple of solo acts. There was hip hop, traditional salsa, bachata and a little merengue before the main artists of the night took stage. The two artists showcasing for Latin Fest 2013 were Henry Santos and Grupo Niche, widely popular within the Latin American music industry. Santos, a former member of the bachata group Aventura,
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Jacare, Atencioso,” to the Asian “Temples, Evening, Winds and Metal,” and even the Russian Shostakovich’s “Allegretto from String Quartet No. 3 in F major.” Certainly picking up on this vibe was Dan Santos, a major in music at Harvard University, Cambridge, who felt the music was phenomenal and pristine with amazing musicianship. “Just phenomenal on all fronts,” he said, “but what was really great was the cultural infusion that was so clear tonight. In percussion ensemble performances you really get that feeling, whereas you might not get it in other shows. How often does one hear Brazilian Jazz, after all? When you come to something like this, you really get steeped in the cultural experience. It twists you, and it’s great.” Each piece featured a different number of players, from duets and trios all the way to a quintet with flute accompaniment.
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The UConn Percussion Ensemble featured pieces that where written in different decades ranging from the early 40’s to modern times. Some of the pieces included Latin flair.
Quite notable was the lack of a conductor for all but one piece, with performers keeping in unison at all times like clockwork, which one might consider to be
a testament to their mastery of percussion. As is typical with any percussion ensemble, many familiar instruments were featured, such
as the marimba, bass drum and various cymbals, but of note were the instruments that aren’t so common such as the brake
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In the life of a rock star, death can be either a side effect or a tool. Everyone knows the legends of Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley and John Bonham because they are dead and they went out on top. Had they not died, perhaps trickling off the charts or eventually publishing some mediocre album tarnishing their flawless records, they may not be who we remember them as today. This is a tradition that seems to fade after the ‘90s. My theory is that Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain stole the show. His death is rivaled only by the concurrent deaths of Bradley Nowell of Sublime and Tupac Shakur. The concept here is that each musician met their end in the prime of their career. Cobain died the year after the release of Nirvana’s third album, “In Utero,” in 1993. During the European tour in 1994 supporting “Utero,” Cobain fell back into a serious drug binge and at one point was rushed into rehabilitation. Soon after being released from rehab Cobain was found dead in his house with a shotgun in his lap. Aside from a pattern of depression and mental instability in his family, Cobain’s death is pinned largely on his attitude toward the popularity of his music. Cobain’s band members were excited about their popularity, but Kurt found it shameful to be a part of the mainstream. This was not the case for Bradley Nowell. Nowell loved the spotlight. He also loved heroin. Cemented forever in the song “Pool Shark,” Nowell sang, “Now I’ve got the needle and I can shake, but I can’t breathe. I take it away but I want more and more. One day I’m gonna lose the war.” After a long battle, Nowell did lose the war in 1996, after the recording but before the release of the self-titled album “Sublime.” This album was by far one of the most relevant of the band’s discography, containing “Santeria,” “What I Got,” “Wrong Way” and “Caress Me Down.” Unfortunately, Nowell never got to tour more than five days with any of these songs. He was found dead on the first day of the tour by his bandmate Bud Gaugh. After Nowell’s death, the sales of the new album would eventually reach five-times platinum, which still pales in comparison to Nirvana’s album “Nevermind” which sold over 30 million copies. “Sublime” still compares to “In Utero,” which also went five-times platinum. Of course, Tupac, beat them both, as he sold over 13 million records of albums produced while he was alive. Including album compilations after his death, Tupac has sold over 75 million records. Tupac’s murder, for those of you who are not familiar, took place in Las Vegas. It was a drive-by shooting while he was in his own limousine and for unknown reasons not wearing his bulletproof vest as he normally would. Though Tupac paid a heavy price for his music’s legacy, it stands today; conspiracy theorists still claim he’s vacationing somewhere in the Caribbean. My point here is: young kids thinking they are rock stars today are doing it all wrong. I’m not saying that dying
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The first two seasons of “The Walking Dead” were great. Unfortunately, like most successful shows, it now is a victim of its own victory. The more popular the show has become, the more its quality has gone downhill. The writers are so comfortable they no longer try to make a good story or good characters. The new characters in season three are, for the most part, hardly developed and their motivations and everything about them is unclear and questionable. The story and all its conflicts are dragged out and delayed from going anywhere in order to fill the ridiculous number of episodes they want to force it to play out in a full season. The majority of episodes are filler, with themes introduced and developed that are never returned to again, never there to do more than kill time.
While patience and attachment to should be a big moment and we the characters I like has kept me were teased with a ridiculous numwatching, what was once a grade- ber of 27 deaths from the writers, A show has gone downhill. yet nobody important died. The The Governor isn’t a bad vil- majority of deaths were from The lain, but I don’t think he was well Governor killing off his army and cast. The actor doesn’t we don’t see him kill seem right for the role. The Walking Dead any of them; we just I could say the same Sunday 9:00 p.m. see him shooting. I about Michonne and saw five extras in most of the new charthat scene before he acters; the only new opened fire, but he actor I liked was Chad had to have killed L. Coleman who plays over 20 people to get Tyreese. A lot of new to the number of 27 characters have been introduced deaths in the episode that we were but they have not yet, at least, been promised. Why is such a popular given a reason to exist. They’re show going to such extremes to just there. Since some of them save the budget and refusing to have been around a whole mid- show us this scene? season so far, we should expect to There have been very good epiby now have some reason for them sodes here and there throughout, to be in this show. but unfortunately most of the seaWhat pissed me off the most son felt like it was running on about this season is its inability fumes. There were good things to wrap up conflicts as I men- this season. I liked the new themes tioned before. The season finale introduced and the prison as a
setting. I especially liked the comparison between Rick and The Governor and the similarities between their leadership styles, but the differences in their characters that made them who they are. I liked Harshil’s new role as Rick’s advisor. Daryl is still Daryl and that’s all we want him to be. However, throughout the seasons there were several moments where even main characters did things that contradict their characters completely. There were plenty of episodes and scenes that I can see why a group of cocky writers got all excited about them thinking we would eat them up, but they were just corny. The more records it breaks and the more popular “The Walking Dead” has become, the more the quality suffers. I can only hope season four will be better and revive a show beginning to resemble its title.
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It’s been almost four years since Bret and Jemaine sang their last song on their two-season wonder ‘Flight of the Conchords,’ a cult-hit on HBO propelled by their excellent music. The lo-fi Brooklyn setting and low budget forced the Conchords to get creative with their stories and settings, though whether Jemaine was forced into prostitution by Bret purchasing a $2.79 cup or their manager Murray was being harassed by the Australian consulate, the show came together thanks to its strong characters. Bret and Jemaine, through it all, retained a sweet, respectful friendship, their camaraderie and naïvety guiding stories away from cruel jokes and toward twee fun. A supporting cast including Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman and Rhys Darby helped flesh out their odd world. -Joe O’Leary
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Manny attempts to get into a prestigious prep school with Jay assuming the worst of students within the school. Condescending dialogue and reversal of opinion eventually forces Manny to make a snap decision on whether he really wants to attend the school.
By Alex Sferrazza Staff Writer After a disappointing string of, in this critic’s opinion, lackluster episodes from the current season of ABC’s hit comedy “Modern Family,” this past week’s episode single-handedly re-affirms why the show has become one of the most acclaimed in recent memory. The first and titular storyline of “The Future Dunphys” deals with Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire (Julie Bowen) Dunphy’s disillusionment towards their respective parenting styles. Phil gets an ego boost when a similar looking “future” version of his family seems to confirm that his “hands off” approach is correct, only to learn moments later that things will go horribly wrong. Claire meanwhile, fearing
the alienation of her kids, begins to interview in an attempt to please adopt Phil’s “hands off” approach Jay, which ends with laughs. in lieu of her usual bossy one. The The week’s final plot revolved ensuing phone conversations as around Cam and Mitchell’s 4-yearwell as the “future” Dunphy fam- old adopted daughter Lily’s confuily provide a fair share of laughs. sion over what exactly her heritage The second storyline revolves is. At first proclaiming to herself to around Jay (Ed O’Neil) be “gay,” her fathers taking Manny for an soon learn that she Modern Family interview at a presbelieves this is actutigious prep school. Wednesday 9:00 p.m. ally her heritage Here, O’Neil proves (she is Vietnamese). just why he’s been a Along with some television mainstay help from Gloria since “Married… With (Sofia Vergara), Children,” nailing every they take the girl to bit of condescending a Vietnamese restaudialogue as Jay bemoans his for- rant, where the pair deliver a series mer treatment by so-called spoiled of unintentionally inappropriate rich snobs, the likes of which fill remarks, “I think we would all be the school, only to later on openly better off if people would go back reverse his opinion; in truth, he to where they came from” and was jealous of them all. Manny “You’re not born gay, sweetie,” eventually comically botches the providing the biggest laughs of the
entire episode. In addition, a minor bit at the end of the episode featured another classic instance of Phil assisting Luke with another hare-brained scheme; this time, it was a pancake with popcorn kernels in the batter, with the intention of making the pancake flip itself. This sketch is funny, if not somewhat ridiculous, and reminds us why them characters are so likable. “The Future Dunphys” shows just how strong the series’ near perfect meld of brilliant writing and a spectacular cast can be when it truly brings us their A-game. With sharply written and well-executed dialogue, this most recent episode is an example of “Modern Family” at its very best.
Imagine you are home alone and in the middle of the night you hear a loud noise in your basement that wakes you up. You hear another noise. Naturally, you’re going to check it out even if you’re scared. Imagine you get down there and you have a terrifying experience with a ghost, demon, poltergeist, slasher, werewolf, vampire, swamp monster or Michael Jackson from the “Thriller” video. Now that you’ve realized your house is haunted or was the site of ritualistic killings in the past, what are you going to do the next day, if not that night? You’re going to get all your stuff, get the hell out of there and never look back. Selling your house isn’t always fast or easy, but if you’re afraid for your life there are motels you can stay at to avoid getting killed for the meantime. This never happened in the first season of “American Horror Story” or any other horror show or movie I have ever seen. In order for horror movies and shows to happen, people need to be somewhat naïve or stupid. To have the scary moment, people do need to be curious and go do things while the audience is screaming “Don’t do it!” However, there needs to be a line drawn between what can and can’t happen. What I’ve learned from horror movies is that people are really stupid when they are scared. When I’m scared, all I want to do is get the hell out of a situation. I might be forced to fight Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger, but if my house is haunted by a ghost I’m not going to waste my time fighting something that is already dead. You can’t kill something that’s dead. Where would it go? It didn’t go to hell the first time; clearly, the second time, if you even could possibly kill it, it’s only going to end up right back in your house. Yes, people do not act rationally when scared, but take this example. We’ve established that if you do not know your house is haunted, you’d still be there and would investigate a strange noise, but if you knew some strange stuff was going on in your house would you really not leave or go investigate it? Plenty of horror shows and movies seem to think so. What if you know that somebody is possessed and they keep changing back and forth, again and again, between the demon talking and themselves? Would you untie them after they murdered someone if they began to speak normally again? Of course you wouldn’t; they can’t be trusted. Even if you chalked it up to be them snapping into some state of insanity, for a moment you couldn’t trust them. Yet, horror movies always create these ridiculous situations where it becomes silent, the camera is moving slow and the audience is screaming “Don’t do it!” because we all know what’s going to happen. Everybody knows what’s going to happen when the person does whatever they’re going to do except for the idiot who hasn’t taken two seconds to think about the situation and has never watched television. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from these shows and movies, it’s don’t be stupid.
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Late-night network shows 5,000 NYC pay phones still a white men’s club will take you back to 1993
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The role of female talk show hosts in late-night TV broadcast network history, all 50-plus years of it, can be summed up in two words: Joan Rivers. It takes just another two — Arsenio Hall — to do the same for minorities. There’s no indication that’s going to change in the latest round of musical chairs involving “Tonight” and “Late Night.” All the NBC, ABC and CBS showcase jobs at 11:30 p.m. Eastern and later appear likely to remain securely in white men’s hands. Jay Leno is handing off to Jimmy Fallon, with speculation tagging Seth Meyers as his likely successor. Meanwhile, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson and Carson Daly are sitting pretty, without the faintest drumbeat of a pair of advancing high heels to signal a threat. There have been alternatives bandied about — Chelsea Handler, black comedian-writer Aisha Tyler — but no hints they or others are getting traction. “In real life it seems to me that women have definitely shown themselves to be able to carry on a conversation,” said Merrill Markoe, the Emmy Award-winning writer who helped David Letterman create “Late Night” at NBC. “Women have exhibited an interest in talking for centuries. I’m not sure how it is that no one has seemed to notice.” NBC did not respond to requests for comment on the issue. But if belles du jour Tina Fey and Amy Poehler can excel at TV sitcoms and movies and teach Ricky Gervais a thing or
Jay Leno, host of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” left, and Jimmy Fallon, host of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” in Los Angeles.
two (or three) about hosting the Golden Globes, could they be queens of the night with their own talk shows? Or maybe a Hispanic or Asian-American man could have a turn. We may miss out on a “Jimmy Kimmel Live” clip of a heavyset woman lifting her T-shirt, and the host then warning us, “I need to take a break. I’m going to throw up,” but we might get other thrills. Women and minorities have conquered other traditionally white male-dominated arenas, on and off TV — think anchorwoman Diane Sawyer, President Barack Obama — but in latenight even daring cable is content with the homogenized likes of Conan O’Brien, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, with such occasional dashes as E!’s Handler, BET’s Mo’Nique and
TBS’ now-gone George Lopez thrown in. Rivers, who became host of Fox’s “The Late Show” in 1986 after filling in as the sole regular guest host on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight,” calls the lack of female hosts “beyond” frustrating. Blame the broadcast industry’s resistance toward change and the risk of failure, she said: “Everybody is running so scared, and has always run scared.” And executives can find reasons, or excuses, for keeping the status quo. “They had surveys at NBC, and the surveys were that women would rather watch a man at night, which is what they’re always throwing up in your face,” Rivers said.
Poor choices made within the horror world
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Pay attention if you think you might be in a horror movie. If your house is haunted, leave. If your friend is possessed by some evil spirit, tie them up or something and ignore them until you can get out of there.
If there is a serial killer on Why does it take eleven movies ALTRIA001 KGOEBEL the loose killing couples who for somewhat to realize that? go out into the woods to fool University It seems so simple, but milof CT 4.8 around, don’t do that. If every lions of shows and movies are time you open up Camp Crystal formulated on the premise that Lake, Jason Voorhees comes people are simply dumb. to town and murders all the horny teenagers and children, don’t open the damn camp! Maurilio.Amorim@UConn.edu
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» MUSICAL PIECES, page 5 drums. Also interesting was the fact that some instruments were used in ways that one would not expect, such as when the tambourine was played as a drum with a pair of mallets rather than by hand, as one would expect. Audience reaction to the performances seemed overwhelmingly positive, with each
says. “It’s sad to watch the cost of business push the real individualist entrepreneurs out of the game.” Bike shop owner Dave Ortiz remembers when the city’s Meatpacking District, now home to trendy restaurants, nightclubs and pricey boutiques, was the wild, wild West. “The rats were huge,” he says. “They were as big as cats, so you had to walk in the middle of the street. It’s amazing what they turned it into. It’s cool but it’s lost its, like, authenticity.” Rudy Giuliani was elected New York City mayor in 1993 and promised to crack down on crime and make the city more livable. The number of homicides in the city — 1,960 in 1993 — had already dropped from a high of 2,245 in 1990 but has plunged steeply since then. (There were 414 in all of last year.)
piece concluding to tremendous applause. “This was absolutely one of the best performances I’ve ever seen here at UConn,” said Niall Reynolds, a sixth semester music education major. “The musicianship on all fronts was just incredible. I feel blown away.” “The fact that they’re putting on a show like this is great. They’re really introducing the
audience to some composers that they might not really know about, or consider to be percussion composers. I don’t really think anyone considers John Cage to be one, and by far, his and Harrison’s piece was my favorite out of the whole line up tonight.”
‘Cancer doesn’t sleep,’ neither do students » FACING STORRS’, page 5
(VSA). “It’s a good cause, great place to hang out with friends and it’s great that UConn is hosting this. It was a really good outcome this year.” Nguyen was one of the few who stayed through the whole night. He stressed the importance of staying warm during the night.
“It was really cold at night and the Storrs wind wasn’t too nice on us either,” said Nguyen. “The best motivation was to stay warm, so we kept taking laps around the perimeter to keep warm. Also, the DJ played good music that kept us dancing to stay up and warm. Since ‘cancer never sleeps,’ neither did some of us. We stayed up talking, bonding and played a
lot of games. The morning was really bright and colder than the night. But it was really nice that they supplied breakfast after the closing.” “Both of my grandparents have skin cancer so it hits close to home,” said Carolyn Susca, an 8th semester allied health major representing the allied health club team.
Drugs and violence ultimate ending for careers makes you cool, but heavy drug use and violence is not going to propel anyone anywhere unless they plan on dying in the process. Cobain, Newell and Tupac were all lionized
of Droga5, the ad agency behind the campaign for an exhibit titled “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star.” An eclectic mix of artists, writers, food and fashion stars, and others has been recruited to reminisce, including chef Mario Batali, actor Chazz Palminteri, porn performer Robin Byrd and former Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott, who threw a no-hitter in 1993. The narrators describe a New York that was dirtier, bloodier, raunchier and less gentrified than today — but also an easier place for a talented young person to gain a foothold. Batali says in his sound bite that opening a restaurant was easier in 1993 when he debuted his first restaurant, Po. “You didn’t have to have a rich daddy or an investor or put together a team or anything like that,” he
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NEW YORK (AP) — Want to journey to a grittier time in New York City’s not-too-distant past, when the murder rate was skyhigh, Times Square was a crossroads of crime and porn, Starbucks had yet to arrive, and hardly anyone owned a cellphone? A project designed to promote an art exhibit has turned 5,000 Manhattan pay phones into time machines that take callers back to 1993, a pivotal year in the city’s art, culture and politics. Pick up a receiver on the rarely used phones that still dot the New York streetscape, punch 1-855FOR-1993 and you will hear a notable resident recounting what life was like on that block 20 years ago. “We liked, creatively, the idea of using a sort of slightly broken, disused system as the canvas of this project,” said Scott Chinn
after their deaths, but all three left large, unfinished legacies in their wake. Of the famous deaths, I think the most significant that of Kurt Cobain, the original hipster. He thought he was so far better than the mainstream that he had to kill
himself. Now anyone else who would attempt the same thing is just an imitation. Let me hear what you think. Tweet at me @MidEggWizard
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PHOTO OF THE DAY
Side of Rice by Laura Rice
Fuzzy & Sleepy by Matt Silber
Courtesy of Marijane Ceruti
Visible from the top of Horsebarn Hill, a fire broke out in the middle of UConn forest this weekend.
Editor’s Choice by Brendan Albetski
Classic I Hate Everything by Carin Powell
Horoscopes by Brian Ingmanson
Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 7 -- There’s lots more money coming in (and going out). Use your creativity to make it work to your benefit. Continue to build with what you’ve got. Good news comes from afar. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- It’s an excellent time for romance ... an afternoon rendezvous, perhaps? Find hidden treasures. Others believe you can succeed. You’re attracting the attention of an important person. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Choose your path. Your prospects are excellent. There are offers pouring in, as is romance. Stay alert, flexible and keep track. The more you finish, the better. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -Abundance is yours. Synchronize schedules with your partner. Someone questions your judgment. That’s okay. Heed financial advice from an authority figure. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- There’s great news financially. You may be tempted to take a break, but now’s not the time to slow down. Reaffirm your partnerships, and run a question by a smart but distant friend. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Conflicting information could make it difficult to decide. Access your creative side by drawing, painting or doodling. A dream helps you figure it out. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Offer your peacemaking skills. Dig and uncover a surprise. Work with the resources at hand to improve your abode and your neighborhood. Ask one with experience how. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- It’s not a good time to travel. Better stay at home with family or visit friends close by. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. A “no” is at least an answer. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- You may encounter unexpected expenses. No matter how unfair they may seem, try to minimize the damage and make the best of it. Look on the bright side. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Find inspiration in the most unusual places. Create something beautiful from the chaos. Worrying about the money doesn’t help. Just get into action. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 6 -- If you lose your balance, get back on the horse and ride to your own personal victory. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it made you a better person. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- You’re a master at handling chaos today, but it will require extra imagination and organization. Failure could lead to new opportunities for income.
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» MEN'S TENNIS
Men's tennis overwhelmed by Villanova Wildcats
By Mike Peng Campus Correspondent
In its first outdoor match of the spring season, the University of Connecticut men’s tennis team lost to rival Villanova 6-1 in a Big East conference match on Saturday at the UConn Tennis Courts. With the win, Villanova improved to 8-8 on the season while UConn fell to 2-8. The match was also the first in over two weeks for the Huskies as two canceled matches last week forced them to endure a long layoff. “We struggled today,” head coach Glenn Marshall said. “We had some opportunities in the double points but weren’t able to win any of the sets, so the momentum was starting to move over to Villanova already unfortunately.” The Huskies sent out Ryan Carr/Wayne Harrell at No. 1, Mark HoSang/James Parker
Cohen Palmer at No. 2 and Zac McEntee/Josh Palmer at No. 3 but weren’t able to take any of those matches despite the close scores in all three contests. This also marked the third consecutive time the team wasn’t able to secure the doubles point. The Wildcats managed to overwhelm the Huskies for the majority in the singles competition as well. UConn lost at the No. 1 through No. 5 spots, but avoided the shutout thanks to a come-frombehind win from freshman Zac McEntee at No. 6. “We had a couple of kids who really struggled,” Marshall said. “They got beat pretty quickly, which didn’t help our cause. Zac is probably the player of the day though, he played well in doubles and battled back after losing the first set to won the second and third one at No. 6.” As for whether the 46-degree weather and occasional heavy
wind gusts during the matches played a role in the team’s first outdoors performance, Marshall said that he didn’t think it should have affected the team too much. “We’ve been practicing out there in the cold and wind for over a week now and we still had some footwork issues,” Marshall said. “But we should’ve been acclimated by now.” The Huskies will have a hectic week ahead of them as they first return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Smithfield, R.I. to make up the postponed match against Bryant University Bulldogs at 3 p.m. Following that, UConn will play hosts to Southern New Hampshire on Wednesday and then Boston University on Friday before they get prepared for the Big East Championship at South Bend, Ind.
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The University of Connecticut men's tennis team struggled at home against Villanova this weekend, falling to the Wildcats 6-1 on the day's competition.
UConn takes series Agabiti: Diggins Huskies exploit poor from St. John's deserves respect Notre Dame play
By TJ Souhlaris Staff Writer
Sophomore right-handed reliever Jordan Tabakman pitched 4.1 innings of one-run baseball to improve his record to 4-0 as the UConn baseball team won the rubber match of a three-game home series against St. John’s on Sunday 5-3. It wasn’t the sheer quantity of hits that propelled the Huskies to victory, as UConn (18-12 overall, 5-4 in Big East) only managed to scrape together five as a team. The Huskies drew four walks, however, and made productive outs—two of UConn’s four RBI came while Husky hitters were being retired—to overcome the Red Storm’s eight hits. UConn’s offense was led by freshmen in the victory. Third baseman Vinny Siena was 2-for-3, marking the team-leading 13th time he’s had at least two hits in a game this season, with two singles, two runs scored, an RBI and a base on balls. Second baseman Bryan Daniello only had one hit, a double, but also had two RBI and a run scored.
Siena is currently hitting a team-leading .352 on the season. The Huskies trotted out junior southpaw Brian Ward to start against St. John’s (13-18, 3-6). Ward (1-2, 3.02 ERA) went 4.2 innings while allowing five hits, two earned runs and striking out three. Tabakman, who has started two games for the Huskies this season, came into the game with outs during the fifth inning and inherited a runner on second base, but induced a groundout to shortstop to end the frame. St. John’s scored in the eighth inning when cleanup hitter Frank Schwindel hit a two-out homer off of Tabakman. The Johnnies’ comeback attempt was futile, however, as Tabakman retired the next batter he faced in the eighth and then sent the Red Storm down in order in the ninth. UConn is now 14-0 when leading after seven innings. UConn will return to the diamond on Tuesday in a home game against Northeastern at 3:00 p.m.
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For the next five minutes, Diggins took questions single-handedly and she fielded them like a total professional. The frown was gone, her eyes burst open and she engaged media in a way that I haven’t seen her do at all in the past six UConn/Notre Dame games I’ve covered. I was stunned. Never in a million years would I have expected that out of Diggins. But there she was, carrying the load for a teammate who’d been wounded in a tough game. Then, after answering all the questions and after helping another, she herself broke down in tears. She then went out of her way to thank the city of South Bend for all of its support. I can’t help but give her all the credit in the world after that. The Skylar Diggins I just saw has to be the Skylar Diggins that teammates have seen the past four years, the teammate that rises to the occasion when the Fighting Irish need it.
So now when I hear Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw say things about Diggins like “I think she’s been a champion,” or when I hear McGraw claim Diggins is “the best player ever” in Notre Dame’s program, I have to believe it. Once the final whistle had blown, Auriemma approached Diggins and told her that she’d done more for the game of women’s basketball than some players who had won four national championships. I have to agree with Auriemma there. She’s been great for the game, she really has. Diggins might be flashy, she might seem too cocky and she might get on my nerves at times, but I can’t for a second think she’s not a champion. She’s definitely a champion. Champions rise to the occasion, champions make their teammates better and champions carry a team on their backs. Diggins did all three last night. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanAgabiti
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“I think that this post season I have really gained a lot more confidence and today I was really looking forward to playing, I think that all of us were,” Stewart said. Sloppy first half costs Notre Dame late Although the game was played in the “Big Easy,” there was nothing easy for Notre Dame on offense in the first half of the game. Notre Dame went 2-24 in the first ten minutes of the game. According to Irish senior Skylar Diggins, it was a combination of UConn’s defensive pressure and missing makeable shots. “I thought it was a little bit of both,” Diggins said. “They did a great job of getting up and pressuring us and I thought that we got some shots we wanted at the beginning of the game, some layups and some jumpers that we usually knock down.” The Irish also struggled mightily from beyond the arc shooting 0-6. The only bright spot that Notre Dame offense could take from the first half was their free-throw shooting, as the Irish went 11-12 from the char-
ity stripe, 17-20 overall on the night. Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw wasn’t excited about her team’s shooting ability even when the game when the UConn lead was reduced to one point. “I didn’t feel good about it because we weren’t executing anything,” McGraw said. “We weren’t running our stuff. So we couldn’t even feel good about that. We couldn’t feel good about oh, we got a shot, we just didn’t make it.” The Quotable Geno Auriemma “When you get to the Final Four there’s only good teams and great teams left and you’re going to have to beat them if you’re going to win a national championship. I don’t think anybody comes here and loses games, you have to beat them. We knew that going in and we knew that if we were going to win the game tonight, we had to beat Notre Dame. We couldn’t count it all on them losing the game.” UConn coach Geno Auriemma on playing in the Final Four and defeating Notre Dame.
Huskies struggling to find success at home By Kyle Constable Staff Writer
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UConn softball dropped two out of three games to Providence this weekend in Storrs. After splitting the first two games, the Huskies dropped the last contest in 12 innings.
The UConn Huskies softball team has been having trouble at home, which does not bode well for a team that has relied on home field strength to keep them afloat in past years. Last season, UConn went 7-0 before their first loss on Burrill Family Field in Storrs. This season, the Huskies have started out 1-3 on their home field as this team has struggled to find the balance between starting out games strong and closing out the close ones down the stretch. The pitching is certainly not to blame for the three home losses. Senior ace Kiki Saveriano came into the weekend with an 11-4 record. After pitching two of this weekend’s three games at home, she has found
herself at 11-6 with two tough If the trouble isn’t coming losses. The anguish of losing from the pitching staff, it has at home was apparent in her to stem either from poor perdemeanor after Sunday’s 3-2 formances at the plate or a lack loss, which dragged on for of coordination on the field. 12 innings before the Huskies Neither of those, however, finally succumbed to seems to adequately Providence College. answer why this team Saveriano only is losing at home. gave up one of those At the plate, the three runs in 12 Huskies have a total innings pitched. The of 42 hits and 12 other two were direct RBIs in their four products of fielding homes games. That’s Notebook more than enough errors. Coach Karen Mullins described for a team backed by Saveriano’s performance as such a top-notch pitching staff. “tremendously competitive” in That leaves only the defena “heartbreaking” game for the sive effort by the Huskies in Huskies. question. The pitching performances Fielding errors have been by freshman Alyson Ambler present, but there were only and sophomore Lauren Duggan four officially recorded in the other two home games errors in the game statistics. were equally as frustrating, in Additionally, the team has that the control at the mound shown flashes of defensive was there, but the end result brilliance on multiple occadidn’t reflect it. sions at home, whether in the
form of phenomenal throws or impressive catches, easily providing a counterbalance to the few errors committed. Mullins was visibly disappointed with Sunday’s loss to Providence and could only describe what went wrong as “miscues” in a home game where at one point UConn held a 2-0 lead. “I’m proud of the way we’ve competed,” Mullins said. “But we’ve just got to find ways to finish.” Whatever the team has to do to resolve their home field plight, it has to happen quickly if the team is going to pull off the top five finish in the Big East Mullins has been hoping for since February. The team hasn’t had such success since 2008.
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» WOMEN'S LACROSSE
Huskies prevail against Rutgers, Villanova By Erica Brancato Staff Writer
Junior midfielder Lauren Kahn moves the ball up the field against Oregon on March 26. The UConn women's lacrosse team won their games against both Rutgers and Villanova this season, improving to 9-1 on the season.
The UConn women’s lacrosse team played two games this weekend against Rutgers and Villanova. The Huskies defeated Rutgers for the first time since 2005 Friday afternoon; on Sunday, UConn beat Villanova 12-11 in overtime to bring their record to 9-1 this season. UConn played their second Big East Conference game against Rutgers on Friday. With an 8-7 victory over the Scarlet Knights, the Huskies advanced to 1-1 in conference play. Although Rutgers outshot UConn 29-13, goalie Shannon Nee helped the Huskies prevail with 14 total saves. The first half of the game was a back and forth battle between the evenly matched teams. UConn’s Lauren Kahn scored the first goal of the game to give the Huskies the upper hand with a 1-0 lead. Within a minute, Rutgers’ Annie McGinley scored a goal to tie the game at 1-1. UConn came back strong, scoring four
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UConn sees extra innings, drops two out of three to Friars
By Scott Carroll Campus Correspondent
UConn softball lost their home opening series to the Providence Friars 1-2 this weekend. The Huskies opened up the series with a doubleheader on Saturday that UConn would split with the Friars. The Huskies lost the opening game 4-0 before taking the second 11-3. UConn senior pitcher Kiki Saveriano went all seven innings in the 4-0 loss. She compiled eight strikeouts while allowing four runs on five hits. After two innings that saw little action out of their bats, Providence broke through in the top of the third with two runs coming off RBIs from Providence’s Megan Rollings. The Friars would strike again in the top of the fourth with another two-run inning, this time with RBIs coming from Shanelle Harrell and Kristie Dederick. The game would finish 4-0 despite a late game push by the Huskies. The Friars looked to carry their momentum into the second half of the double-header as they opened up the game with a three-run lead off of an early three-run home run off
the bat of Harrell. In the bottom of the second inning the Huskies came alive, adding a run of their own as sophomore Tori Thompson plated a runner with a RBI hit making the score 3-1. A wild pitch would score another run for the Huskies and an RBI by Lexi Gifford would pull the score even at 3-3 in an exhilarating second inning for UConn. The bottom of the third brought more fortune for the Huskies as a fielding error and base hit by Kim Siva brought in another run, giving them their first lead of the day at 4-3. UConn would plate three additional runs, bringing their lead to 7-3. Siva would get back in the action again in the bottom of the fourth with another RBI. The Huskies would add another run in the inning bringing the score to 9-3. A pair of RBIs from Lexi Gifford and Marissa Guches brought the games’ scoring to a close as the Huskies would emerge victorious 11-3. UConn’s sophomore Lauren Duggan pitched her first complete game as she picked up the victory while allowing three runs on five hits with four strikeouts. The win tied up the series 1-1 with the rubber match coming on Sunday.
Strasburg outpitched by Cueto in Cincy
CINCINNATI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg was ready for the challenge of facing Johnny Cueto. He wasn't expecting to finish second, though. Cueto outlasted Strasburg in a highly anticipated matchup of young aces and Jay Bruce drove in three runs as the Cincinnati Reds wrapped up an impressive opening week homestand with a 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. "I think I learned a lot out there," Strasburg said. "You want to be in that situation and go deep in the ballgame." Cueto needed 108 pitches to get through six innings, allowing seven hits and three runs. He walked three and struck out six. Aroldis Chapman allowed one hit and had two strikeouts in the ninth for his second save. Strasburg (1-1) allowed nine hits and six runs with four walks and five strikeouts in 5 1-3 innings. He threw 114 pitches, 73 for strikes. Strasburg allowed nine hits one other time, on June 23, 2010, his rookie season, the Kansas City Royals had nine hits off him but only one run. The Reds parlayed their nine hits into six runs.
In the first inning alone the Reds had more hits than Strasburg allowed in seven innings to the Miami Marlins on opening day. Xavier Paul reached first base on an infield single. Joey Votto walked. Brandon Phillips loaded the bases with an infield hit. Jay Bruce double to score two runs. Phillips scored on Todd Frazier's groundout. "Something was going on when I was in the stretch. They seemed to take better swings," Strasburg said. "I have to look at the video and see what I'm doing out there. Some days you're going to give up a lot of singles. They came up with some clutch hits. You have to tip your cap and keep on going." Kurt Suzuki answered the Reds with a three-run home run off Cueto in the second inning to get the Nationals and Strasburg back in the game. Suzuki also hit two doubles in his four trips to the plate. "Our catchers are hitting the heck out of the ball," Washington manager Davey Johnson said. Catcher Wilson Ramos hit two home runs in Washington's extra inning win over the Reds Saturday.
Sunday’s game became a 12-inning marathon that both teams coveted. Kim Siva started off the action in the bottom of the second with a triple and was knocked in by a hit off the bat of Brittany Duclos, giving the Huskies an early 1-0 lead. Duclos would bring home another run in the bottom of the third as she scored Lexi Gifford with an RBI single. The Friars fought back in the top of the fifth with a single and UConn fielding error, bringing the score to 2-1. The Friars would strike again in the bottom of the sixth with two doubles, scoring another run to bring the score even at 2-2. The game then became a pitching and fielding duel with neither team able to plate a runner. In the bottom of the twelfth, the Friars finally broke through with a run coming off a single and UConn fielding error giving Providence the lead and win, 3-2. The weekend brought UConn’s record to 15-15 on the season and 2-4 in the conference. The Huskies will be back in action this Wednesday as they take on the Georgetown Hoyas at 1 p.m. in a double-header at home.
consecutive goals; Katherin Finkleston scored two, while Catherine Gross and Carly Palmucci each scored to help the Huskies gain a 5-1 advantage. Rutgers came back leaving UConn with a one-point advantage at the end of the first half. Rutgers started on top in the second half, scoring the first goal to tie the game at 6-6. The remainder of the game was evenly matched; with 9:05 left in the game, Lauren Kahn scored an unassisted goal to break the tie and help UConn win the game. UConn played their second overtime game of the season against Villanova. The closematched game started off with UConn’s Lauren Kahn scoring the first goal to give the Huskies the upper hand. Villanova’s Jackie Froccaro and Elise Bendinelli each scored goals within less than a minute to give the Wildcats a 2-1 lead. UConn came back as Catherine Gross scored two goals and Morgan O’Reilly added another to bring the score to 4-2 for UConn. The remainder of the first half was
a back-and-forth battle. Carly Palmucci scored a goal with four seconds left in the half to give UConn a 6-4 lead at halftime. Villanova came back strong in the second half, scoring two back-to-back goals to tie the game at six. UConn fought back to keep their lead as Catherine Gross, Carly Palmucci and Morgan O’Reilly each scored goals to give the Huskies a 9-7 advantage. The remainder of the second half was a close match. With seven minutes left Villanova took the lead as Chelsey Henderson scored a goal to give the Wildcats an 11-10 advantage. UConn’s Alexandra Crofts helped the Huskies come back as she scored the last goal in regulation to tie the game at 11-11. Each team fought long and hard during the intense overtime and with 30 seconds left UConn’s Catherine Gross scored the game-winning goal. UConn’s next game will be played at home against Cincinnati on Friday, April 12.
Winter Classic set for Michigan Stadium again
DETROIT (AP) — The Winter Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium has been reset for Jan. 1 after its cancellation this season because of the NHL lockout. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement Sunday before the Red Wings hosted the St. Louis Blues. When the game was called off, the league said it would schedule the next Winter Classic at the more than 100,000-seat stadium in Ann Arbor. The NHL said a worldrecord crowd for an ice hockey game could attend the annual New Year's Day game, surpassing the 104,173 who attended a game between the University of Michigan and Michigan State at Michigan Stadium in 2010. Toronto and Detroit — NHL Original Six members — first faced off for a hockey game on Jan. 4, 1927, when the Toronto St. Patricks defeated the Cougars 2-1 in a game near Detroit. Under the new realignment plan that will go into effect next season, the Red Wings and Maple Leafs will again compete in the same division.
"The history of the teams' cross-border rivalry, the nobility of The Big House, and the growing tradition of the NHL Winter Classic will raise the anticipation for this event to new heights," Commissioner Bettman said in a statement. "We are delighted to offer our fans a spectacle at which the energy will be unmatched and the demand for tickets will be unprecedented. "For anyone involved in any way — as a player, a coach, an official, a fan — this NHL Winter Classic will be a truly memorable hockey moment." In the storied rivalry, Detroit (275-273-93-3) has earned 646 points against Toronto. The Maple Leafs are right behind, having garnered 645 (276-275-93-0) against Detroit. The teams have also played 117 playoff games against each other, the second most in NHL history behind only the 170 between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. Also, as originally planned, the Detroit Tigers' Comerica Park will hold a series of games in the two weeks leading to New Year's Day. They will involve the American Hockey League, college and high school as well as alumni and youth games.
The jerseys Detroit and Toronto will wear in the Winter Classic and the ones that will be worn during the alumni games were unveiled. Downtown Detroit is expecting to welcome more than 250,000 visitors to the Hockeytown Winter Festival, an outdoor celebration of hockey at Comerica Park. An outdoor rink will be placed on the infield of the ballpark that will feature games between teams representing every level of hockey, and it will provide opportunities for open skating for the public. The festival will also include two games that will feature notable alumni of the Red Wings and Maple Leafs on New Year's Eve. "In addition to representing a dramatic new step in the evolution of the NHL Winter Classic, the Hockeytown Winter Festival reflects the love Mike and Marian Ilitch have for the City of Detroit and its hockey fans," Bettman said. "The scheduled activities will bring tens of thousands of fans downtown to connect with the NHL Winter Classic excitement, to enjoy the festival experience and to share their passion for the sport."
Mets rally, beat Miami late
New York Mets' Kirk Nieuwenhuis, right, jumps into a teammate's arms after scoring the winning run on a two-run single in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight strikeouts, excellent control and plenty of poise on the mound. The only thing missing from Jose Fernandez's impressive major league debut was the win that slipped away. Marlon Byrd grounded a two-run single just inside third base in the bottom of the ninth inning and New York rallied against Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek for a 4-3 victory
Sunday. Daniel Murphy homered and Anthony Recker had a run-scoring double for the Mets, who spoiled a strong first start by Miami's prized pitching prospect. "I was more nervous watching five through nine than when I was pitching," Fernandez said. Justin Ruggiano, Chris Valaika and Donovan Solano (three hits) each had an RBI double off starter Aaron Laffey to give
the Marlins an early 3-0 cushion. Cishek (0-1) was unable to hold a one-run lead, though, and Miami dropped to 1-5 heading into its home opener Monday night against Atlanta. Miami outhit the Mets 13-6 but went 2 for 14 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12 overall. "We had so many opportunities," rookie manager Mike Redmond said. "It's a tough loss. Fernandez pitched great. He deserved to win the game." The 20-year-old Fernandez, who had never been above Class A, gave up one run and three hits in five innings. He walked one and set a Marlins record for strikeouts by a pitcher in his big league debut. "We've all talked a lot about what he could do and what he is capable of, and I think today he showed it. It was a huge test, and a great first outing for him," Redmond said. "I'm not surprised. The difference between him and other young pitchers is his command of his secondary pitches, how he works on the mound, and his confidence." Cishek retired his first batter in the ninth before Ruben Tejada was hit by a pitch. Pinch-hitter Kirk Nieuwenhuis singled to left-center and
Tejada aggressively dashed to third against Juan Pierre's weak arm. Nieuwenhuis moved up to second on the throw. Byrd, who entered in a fifthinning double switch, pulled a grounder just beyond the reach of a diving Valaika and down the left field line. Both runners scored easily and Byrd was mobbed by excited teammates after his first game-ending hit since a grand slam for Texas against the New York Yankees on Aug. 4, 2008. "It's all on me," Cishek said. "It's my job to go in there and shut it all down." Five relievers combined to throw 4 2-3 scoreless innings for the Mets. Scott Rice (1-0) worked a scoreless ninth for his first big league win after 14 seasons in the minors. New York took two of three from the Marlins and has won its first two series for only the second time in 11 years. Recker had an RBI double in the fifth, his first hit for the Mets, but Fernandez fanned Byrd and retired Collin Cowgill on a popup to leave the game with a 3-1 lead after 80 pitches. "It's one start, but you can see where the potential is," Pierre said. "He looked like he had been there before."
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Men’s Tennis (3-8) April 18 April 18 Big East Championships Big East All Day Championships TBA
Women’s Tennis (4-9) April 12 Boston University 3 p.m.
April 18 April 12 Big East Boston Championships University All Day 3 p.m.
Men’s Track and Field April 13 Battle on the Bayou Baton Rouge, La. All Day
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The Daily Roundup New York Knicks win 12th straight
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Driving to the basket in crunch time, Raymond Felton slipped to the floor and lost the basketball in the process. All he could do was lunge back at it and bat it toward J.R. Smith as the shot clock ticked closer to zero. For the second straight possession, Smith beat the buzzer — this time with a 3-pointer — and the Knicks closed out a 125-120 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. “He makes plays like that. He makes tough shots. Sometimes I think he likes to take the tougher shot than the easier shot. They still go in,” said teammate Carmelo Anthony, who had 36 points and 12 rebounds while moving ahead of Kevin Durant to become the NBA’s top scorer. “That shot, it was a nail in the coffin.” Smith finished with 22 points, including the two biggest shots of the game. He connected on a 23-foot jumper from the right wing as the 24-second clock expired to put New York up 117-113 with 1:30 to play, then swished a 3-pointer with 56.8 seconds left that all but sealed New York’s 50th win of the season. “It was just a freak accident, a great play,” Felton said. “I slipped, knocked the ball to him and he did the rest. He knocked down the big shot.” The victory was the Knicks’ 12th in a row and put them at 50 wins for the first time in 13 years. They also moved 2½ games ahead of Indiana for second place in the Eastern Conference and moved onto the doorstep of clinching the Atlantic Division title. Russell Westbrook had 37 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for Oklahoma City, which fell a game behind San Antonio for first place in the West with five games left. The Thunder had gained control of the race for first by beating the Spurs but were unable to complete a three-game sweep of San Antonio, Indiana and New York in a less than 72-hour span. “We’re good. We’ve got five more games to go,” said Durant, who scored 27. “We lost a tough one. This team, they shot the ball well tonight. They hit some tough shots all night. We forced them to shoot some tough ones and they hit them. “You’ve got to tip your hat to them, but other than that, what’s the need to panic for? We’re good.” Anthony’s scoring average improved onetenth of a point to 28.44, while Durant’s stayed about the same at 28.35. AP “I try not to think about that,” Anthony said. Louisville head coach Rick Pitino answers a question during a news conference for their NCAA Final Four tournament college “I just go out there and play ball.”
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April 10 Southern New Hampshire 3 p.m.
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Miles from UConn to the University of Houston, with whom the Huskies will play conference games against next year.
-New York Knicks forawrd on teammate J.R. Smith’s late shot to help beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.
Tomorrow National Championship New Orleans, La. 8:30 p.m.
April 14 Louisville Noon
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“That shot, it was a nail in the coffin.”
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April 12 Cincinnati 3 p.m.
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basketball game Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville plays Michigan in the championship game on Monday.
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Louisville, Michigan escape shadows
ATLANTA (AP) — The hoops teams at Louisville and Michigan are used to being overlooked. The Cardinals may be a national powerhouse, but they’re still considered second fiddle in their own state. The Kentucky Wildcats are the blue bloods of the bluegrass, while Louisville settles for being viewed as more of a blue-collar school. The Michigan basketball team knows what that’s like. Football rules on the Wolverines’ campus — rightly so, said Tim Hardaway Jr., given that program’s long, storied history. “We still have a ways to go,” said Hardaway, Michigan’s junior guard. “Football has a lot more national championships than we do.” Well, it’s kind of hard to overlook either team now. Louisville and Michigan will meet Monday night in the NCAA championship game. The Cardinals (34-5) have lived up to their billing as the tournament’s top overall seed, blowing through their first four opponents before rallying from a dozen points down in the second half to beat surprising Wichita State 72-68 in the national semifinals. It’s been quite a run for the Louisville athletic program, in
general. The women’s basketball team also reached the Final Four, while the football team won a Big East title and stunned Florida in the Sugar Bowl. All the while, they’re battling with Kentucky for the state’s affections. “We’re not a who’s who like Harvard and Yale in the alumni world,” coach Rick Pitino said Sunday. “We’re a blue-collar school that supports each other. One of the coolest places I’ve ever worked.” Pitino should know. He also worked at Kentucky, leading the Wildcats to a national title in 1996. Now, he’s got a chance to become the first coach to win championships at two schools. “I haven’t thought about it for one second,” insisted Pitino, already the first coach to guide three schools to the Final Four. “We have built a brand on Louisville first. Everything we do is about the team, about the family. I’d be a total hypocrite if I said (winning another title is) really important. It really is not important. I want to win because I’m part of this team. That’s it.” Football may come first at Michigan (31-7), but the Wolverines haven’t exactly been
Michigan players including Tim Hardaway Jr., right, and Nik Stauskas (11) celebrate after defeating Syracuse in their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game.
pushovers on the hardwood. They won a national title in 1989, beating Seton Hall in overtime, and they’ve lost three other times in the championship. The school is best known for the Fab Five, that group of five stellar recruits who led Michigan to back-to-back final appearances in 1992 and ‘93. This team is cut from the same mold, with three freshmen starters and two other first-year players who made big contributions in a semifinal victory over Syracuse. “The Fab Five was a great team. I mean, a really great
team,” said freshman guard Caris LeVert, who came off the bench to score eight points against the Orange. “They did some great things for our school.” But these guys can do something the Fab Five never did — win it all. “Just making it to the Final Four, we are going to hang up a banner in the Crisler Center,” said another freshman, Glenn Robinson III. “But we aren’t done. Having the chance to hang another one up for a national championship ... is all kind of surreal to us.”
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Monday, April 8, 2013
Courage under fire for Diggins
FOURTH TIME’S THE CHARM
Huskies beat Notre Dame, to face Louisville in final
Dan Agabiti NEW ORLEANS—In sports, one instant can change everything. Just one game can render my past three game stories absolutely pointless. It can be quite frustrating, really. Case in point: UConn/Notre Dame. All it took was one game for UConn to forget all about the woes the Huskies have had against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. After 40 minutes of hardfought, physical, tough play, the Huskies—to borrow from Breslin—publicly assaulted the Irish in every aspect of the game. If 83-65 doesn’t convince you that Geno Auriemma and the Huskies “still have it,” then I’m not sure what will. After this game, all of the doubting ceased, all of the worrying about the program ended and the concern over UConn’s ability to win the big one against an elite team came to a screeching halt. Who cares if Notre Dame had won seven out of the last eight matchups before this one? It’s UConn who will be playing Tuesday and right now, that’s all that counts. Yet, there was another moment, one a little more subtle and one that the public wasn’t privy to, that literally eradicated three years of opinion. One moment changed everything and after last night, I have the highest respect for Skylar Diggins. I was expecting a chestpounding, overly confident and excessively flashy diva that doubles as a point guard to face the music that she’d just been rocked by a UConn team that is here to stay. And I was expecting her to handle it poorly. She came into the press conference just like I expected her to, with a sulk on her face, wearing that same expression that moody two-year olds in need of a nap make when they’re sent into timeout for flinging mushed peas at a wall. For the first minute of player interviews, she did nothing to reverse my preconceived notions. A reporter asked Diggins if her focus was on helping teammates and playing defense since she couldn’t score the basketball. “Yes it was,” she said with one of the nastiest glares that’s ever been issued in a press conference. It looked like it was going to be a miserable five to ten minutes, but then, to my absolute dismay, she rose to the occasion in a way I haven’t seen out of any player in my brief two years covering women’s basketball. But then, teammate Natalie McBride was asked by a reporter why it was that the Irish shot 2-24 as a team in the game’s first ten minutes. Instead of responding, McBride broke down and started crying. She was in no state to be answering that question, or any other question for that matter. In the ultimate team move, Diggins stepped in. “Give her a second,” she said. A few seconds went by and Diggins looked at her teammate who was still utterly incapable of speaking to anyone, let alone media. “I’ll take the question,” Diggins said, and a lengthy response followed.
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By Tyler Morrissey Associate Sports Editor
NEW ORLEANS – For the first time since making back-to back championships in 2009 and 2010, the UConn women’s basketball team is heading back to the NCAA title game after defeating the Huskies’ fiercest rival Notre Dame 83-65 in the semifinal game of the Final Four. Once again, UConn freshman Breanna Stewart proved to everyone that freshmen can make a huge impact on their team despite their age and inexperience in statement games like the Huskies’ last night. Stewart set a new career high in total points with 29, which included an impresNotebook sive four three-pointers. She also tallied five total rebounds and four blocks in the victory. According to Stewart’s teammate, senior Kelly Faris, Stewart is playing the type of basketball that she is capable of. “This is what we knew was in her,” Faris said. “This is what we saw from the beginning of the year and then everybody goes through their little lapses… this is what we wanted her to get back to. This is how she plays basketball. This is how she’s always played basketball. You guys are just starting to get a glimpse of what we knew that she had.” Stewart has been the key to UConn’s success in the tournament this season. She led her team in total points for the third straight game, which has boosted the young center’s confidence level.
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UConn forward Breanna Stewart drives toward the hoop in the Huskies’ 83-65 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in their national semifinal game Sunday night. The Huskies will play the Louisville Cardinals for their eighth National Championship on Tuesday night.
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Cardinals punch ticket to championship
By Tyler Morrissey Associate Sports Editor
NEW ORLEANS – Louisville is heading back to the NCAA National Championship game after a come from behind 64-57 victory over the California Golden Bears in the Final Four. For the Cardinals, this will be their first trip to the National Championship since 2009 when they lost 76-54 to UConn. Louisville’s comeback victory was inspired by the play of sophomore forward Sara Hammond, who made key plays down the stretch for the Cardinals. Hammond finished the game with nine points including two three-pointers. Cal sophomore guard Britney Boyd said that the Cardinals
simply outplayed the Golden Bears when it mattered most. “We just got outplayed,” Boyd said. “It seemed like they wanted it a little bit more. We had turnovers and we were kind of dropping our heads. We were getting down on ourselves a little bit when we should have been picking ourselves up and staying motivated. I’ll give it to Louisville, they outplayed us. It seemed like they wanted it more. Early in the game Louisville jumped out to an 8-6 lead after a key steal and field goal by sophomore guard Bria Smith.
Cal responded by unleashing a 10-0 run and took an 18-13 lead at the under-12 media timeout, continuing to keep the pressure on Louisville, especially Shoni and Jude Schimmel. The Cardinals’
dynamic scoring duo was held to just eight points in the first half; however, the Schimmels combined for 19 of Louisville’s 64 points when the final buzzer sounded. With 5:07 remaining in the first half, Louisville forward
Monique Reid suffered a right knee injury and was helped to the locker room. Reid returned to the game in the second half but she remained scoreless and could only manage to grab one rebound. Reid is no stranger to knee injuries but that wasn’t going to stop her from playing in the second half. “At first I was like ‘oh no,’” Reid said. “I feel like it’s always something with my knee. What did I have to lose? I got on the bike. I was in pain, but you can’t miss games like this. You can’t show weakness.” Also during the first half, the Golden Bears shot 59 percent from the field and outrebounded the Cardinals 23-11, which included eight offensive rebounds. Cal’s balanced offensive attack allowed the Golden
Bears to take a 37-27 lead into the locker room at halftime. In the second half Louisville came out shooting the ball well. The Cardinals came within four points of the Golden Bears’ lead to start the half; with eight minutes remaining in the game, Louisville closed the gap to 47-46. The Golden Bears quickly saw their lead slip away as the second half went on. Louisville shot 50 percent from the field in the second half and went 4-9 from beyond the arc in route to the victory. Louisville will play for the national championship on Tuesday when the Cardinals take on UConn. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. and the game can be seen on ESPN.
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Michigan, Louisville play for title Monday
ATLANTA (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth’s press. Syracuse’s zone. Michigan has handled every test so far. Now it’s time for the final exam — a Louisville team that is the NCAA tournament’s top overall seed. Michigan is trying for its first national title since 1989, and Monday night will be its first appearance in the championship game since 1993, when the Fab Five lost to North Carolina. The last two decades have been difficult for the Wolverines, but after sanctions and mediocrity, they’re back in the spotlight at college basketball’s signature event. Coach John Beilein’s team is plenty talented, but point guard Trey Burke and the Wolverines have reached this moment because of their smarts — and their ability to adjust quickly to new challenges. “It means a lot to Michigan,” Burke said. “This program hasn’t been this far in two decades, so
just to be back in this situation definitely means the world to alumni and it means the world to us. That’s been our No. 1 goal since Day One.” It was clear from the start that this could be a special team. Led by Burke, the Wolverines won their first 16 games and were eventually ranked No. 1 in the nation at the start of February. But as Beilein stressed over and over, it was still a young team. Burke, the consensus national player of the year, is a sophomore. Guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is a junior, but Michigan relies a lot on freshmen Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary and Nik Stauskas. When the NCAA tournament began, the Wolverines still had a lot to prove — but this team’s mental strength should not be underestimated. On the first weekend of the tournament, Michigan faced VCU in the round of 32. After only a day to prepare for the
Rams’ chaotic full-court press, the Wolverines breezed to a 25-point win. Two victories later, they were in the Final Four — and again, they were up against an intimidating defense. Syracuse’s 2-3 zone confounded opponents in the earlier rounds, but Michigan made six first-half 3-pointers and held on to beat the Orange 61-56. The Wolverines used their final timeout with 1:51 remaining in that game, bringing back memories of Michigan’s last appearance in the Final Four, when Chris Webber called a timeout the Wolverines didn’t have, resulting in a technical foul and a loss to North Carolina. Michigan wasn’t about to make that mistake again, and the Wolverines held their nerve against Syracuse’s pressure. “We just stuck together,” Burke said. “A lot of people would crack under pressure when you’re in that type of situation.”
Michigan head coach John Beilein was fired up in his Wolverines’ win against Syracuse on Saturday. Michigan plays Louisville Monday night for the National Championship.