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Monday, September 17, 2012

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Jim Calhoun Commemorative Issue

» HEAD COACH JIM CALHOUN RETIRES AFTER 26 YEARS AS UCONN MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH

Everyone has to start from somewhere By Carmine Colangelo Staff Writer

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Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun smiles during a news conference in Storrs, Conn., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Calhoun, who built Connecticut into a basketball power and coached the Huskies to three national titles, announced his retirement Thursday.

Nobody would argue that the now-retired Jim Calhoun is a living legend. In his time as a head coach, Calhoun has put himself atop the rankings in college basketball history. He has 873 total wins, good for No. 6 all-time. His three national championships have made him one of five coaches to win three or more championships. He’s second all-time in games coached, only trailing Bob Knight. He’s won 17 Big East conference titles and has four final four appearances. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005. Calhoun is revered as one of the greatest coaches in college basketball, but to understand his legacy, one must first know about his beginnings that made him the man he is today. He was born May 10, 1942 in Braintree, Mass. as one of six children in the Calhoun family. When he was 15, his father passed away. At a tough time in his life, Calhoun turned to sports to help him cope with the loss of his father. “I was so, quite frankly devastated with his death,” said Calhoun in his retirement press conference Thursday. “I turned to athletics, it was the place I felt most comfortable… With basketball to me, all you needed was a boy, a ball and a dream. And therefore I can do away with those things and thoughts that I had, that weren’t the greatest things.” The gym became home for Calhoun at a young age. “It’s a place of comfort, it’s a place for competition, it’s a place to seek excellence and it’s a place to grow.” Calhoun received a basketball scholarship to play for Lowell State (now UMass Lowell) but returned home after three months to work and help support his mother and five siblings. After a two-year hiatus from college, Calhoun returned to play for American International College on a basketball scholarship. “A lot of good things happened out of my career there, but it started out after me working for two years,” said Calhoun. “When I came there I maybe had a little different mindset and

now I had more obstacles to come over. Our team had more obstacles to come over. I always considered that a part of your life. As a matter of fact I think I function on that… You’re going to have problems. It’s your job to fix those problems.” In his junior and senior seasons, he led the Yellow Jackets in scoring and was named the captain in his senior season. He also helped AIC to their first NCAA tournament berth in 1966. He graduated in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. After college, Calhoun coached at LymeOld Lyme High School in Old Lyme, Conn. in 1968. He returned to Mass. the following year to coach at Westport High for one season. After that, he accepted a position at Dedham High School in Dedham, Mass. After leading them to a 20-1 season in 1971-72, Calhoun was quickly recruited to Northeastern University, for his first collegiate head coaching job. Calhoun took the position in October of 1972 and would remain there for the next 14 seasons. In his time at Northeastern, Calhoun finished with a record of 248-137, making him the all-time winningest coach in the institution’s history. He helped transition Northeastern from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I and made the program a dominant team in the ECAC North Atlantic Conference. Northeastern made it to the NCAA tournament five times under Calhoun and in his final three seasons; the Huskies finished with a record of 75-19 and received three automatic bids to the NCAA tournament. He won six regional Coach of the Year accolades with Northeastern. In 1987, the late Reggie Lewis was drafted in the first round of the NBA draft to the Boston Celtics, becoming the first of 27 players Calhoun has coached to the NBA thus far. In 1986, Calhoun made his fateful trip to Storrs, where he would become the head coach at the University of Connecticut. From that moment on, Calhoun would forever change the culture and the history at UConn.

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5 First-Team All-Americans under Calhoun By Danny Maher Staff Writer In August, Jim Calhoun held his biannual charity basketball game at Mohegan Sun. Despite Calhoun’s absence due to his bike injury, former players came back to show support for their school and their coach. Sending over 30 former Huskies to the NBA is a compliment to Calhoun’s dedication to improving his players on and off the basketball court during his 26 years as UConn head coach. Calhoun developed household names such as Caron Butler, Ben Gordon, Rudy Gay and Hasheem Thabeet, all of whom led the Huskies to deep NCAA tournament runs. Although famous, those four names were not named Consensus First-Team AllAmericans. Under Calhoun, there are five Huskies who have been given the prestigious honor as First-Team All-American. Donyell Marshall The Reading, Pennsylvania native stepped onto the Storrs campus just months after “The Dream Season.” Duke’s Christian Laettner buried a buzzer-beating shot to deny UConn then a first Final Four appearance. Donyell Marshall was the first McDonald’s AllAmerican to commit to UConn since Corny Thompson in 1978. Marshall could not carry the Huskies to the promise land but he left Storrs a legend. As a junior, Marshall averaged 25.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game on his way to becoming Connecticut’s first ever All-American. He led the Huskies to the SweetSixteen that year and was drafted No. 4 overall in the

NBA draft. Marshall sustained a long, successful NBA career in which he played for eight teams over 16 seasons. He averaged 11.2 points and 6.7 rebounds as a pro. Marshall will be remembered for paving the way for high-profile recruits to come to UConn. Ray Allen Ray Allen was not even named a McDonald’s AllAmerican out of high school, but he will go down as one of the greatest shooters to ever live. Allen arrived at UConn as the perfect role player to the then-star Donyell Marshall. Allen was able to learn from Marshall and became an AllAmerican and Big East Player of the Year in 1996. Allen is best remembered for his heroic, off-balanced shot over Georgetown’s Allen Iverson to win UConn’s second Big East Championship in 1996. He is Calhoun’s most successful NBA player. He played with the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle Super Sonics and Boston Celtics. In 2011, he eclipsed Reggie Miller’s all-time record for threepointers. He currently has made 2,718 three-point shots. Allen’s 22,941 career points lands him No. 24 on the alltime scoring list. He is also an NBA Champion and an Olympic Gold Medalist. Richard Hamilton Richard “Rip” Hamilton was able to do something Donyell and Ray could not. In his junior season, Rip led the Huskies to a 34-2 record, a Final Four and, most importantly, a national championship. Hamilton improved in each of his three seasons at Connecticut being named to the Big East All-Rookie Team, All-American Second

Team, and All-American First Team. He led the team in scoring each year and left UConn with a 19.8 points per game average. He also ranks second on the Connecticut all-time scoring list with 2,036 points. Hamilton made a name for himself in the 1998 Sweet Sixteen match-up with Washington. With the final seconds ticking down, Hamilton finally connected as the buzzer sounded and UConn advanced to the Elite Eight. But Hamilton became a star after leading the Huskies to a national championship in 1999. He scored 27 points in the 77-74 win over favored Duke. Hamilton went on to the NBA and became a three-time all-star and a NBA Champion in 2004 with the Detroit Pistons. Emeka Okafor Emeka Okafor was barely a top-100 recruit out of high school. Jim Calhoun turned him into one of the most dominant big men in Big East history. Okafor averaged 17.2 points, 11.5 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game as a junior. His 441 blocks are the most in UConn history. He also graduated with a 3.8 gpa. In 2004, the Huskies found themselves pinned against a familiar foe, Duke, in the National Semifinal. Okafor picked up two early fouls and had to sit the majority of the first half. UConn found itself down eight points with less than three minutes remaining. Okafor willed the Huskies to the victory with 18 points and just three fouls. Two nights later, he raised Calhoun’s second national championship trophy. Okafor was drafted second

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Former UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun reacts to a call in the second half against Colgate in the first round of the NCAA Southeast Regional in Indianapolis back in 1996.

overall, one pick ahead of teammate Ben Gordon, in the 2004 NBA Draft. He won the 2005 NBA Rookie of the Year and currently plays for the Washington Wizards. Kemba Walker The magical run Kemba Walker and Calhoun were able to accomplish in 2011 makes

Walker the greatest player in UConn history. A team that was not ranked in the preseason stunned the basketball world winning 11 consecutive games to win Calhoun’s third national championship. Walker will forever remain in UConn basketball lore for his buzzer-beating shot to burry Pittsburgh; all part of five wins in five days to claim the

Big East Championship. Walker was the No. 4 ranked point guard in class out of high school. In 2011, he averaged 23.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game. He was selected ninth overall in the NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats.

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Mental health services sees increase in patients

People are most likely to be withdrawn and down. The big red flag in depression and possible suicidal thoughts is talk of hopelessness and things will never change. All resident advisors (RAs) take the (QPR) Question, Persuade, and Refer course provided by CMHS and are trained to be aware of residents that are showing signs of depression. They are also trained to pick up on subtle hints to identify residents that may be suffering from suicidal thoughts. “There are people who care, there are ways to get through this and there are resources that can help you,” said Mario Moreno, a 5th-semester communication and psychology major and an RA for McMahon. “Most people in that situation they want someone to listen if no one approaches them it reinforces the thought of suicide.” Moreno also discussed how past RA’s help act out potential situations they may face if a resident is showing signs of depression. Cracco expressed the importance for students and staff to take the QPR training sessions in order to have a safer environment at UConn. The QPR training includes a 90-minute session on how to identify warning signs of a suicidal crisis, ask about suicide and how to refer a person for professional help. “To remain silent is putting that person in trouble in even more risk,” Cracco said. “Express your concern to your friend; ask directly, if they have thoughts make the referral.”

By Loumarie Rodriguez Staff Writer

Beats bumping at subog’s first concert Free concert at Student Union is well-received. FOCUS/ page 5

REVENGE RANDY UConn defeats Maryland on the road to improve to 2-1. SPORTS/ page 12

Over the years, there has been a steady increase of students seeking aid from UConn Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS). In the 2006-2007 school year, about 1,249 students sought help from CHMS. In comparison, 1,684 students got help from CHMS in 2011 and 2012. The average group for people to contemplate or commit suicide is 18 to 24, said Elizabeth J. Cracco, the interim director of Counseling Mental Health Services. In 2006, there were 391 reported emergencies. In the 20112012 school year, there were 766 emergencies. In October and April, Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS) sees a surplus in students coming in and out of the facility every year. It’s during this time that anxiety and stress levels increases as the college schedule sets in, Cracco said. Also, the halfway point of the semester is when exams, school work, and grades lead to many students seeking help from CMHS. Thanksgiving break affects CHMS statistics because students typically do not seek CHMS help during this time, and being home often provides relief from stress, according to Crocco. “November has a break that affects the stats and provides a relief for students,” she said. It has been two to three years since there has been a suicide on campus, Cracco said. UConn does not have a system where

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In this file photo from 2009, Active Minds of UConn and other organizations kicked off Suicide prevention Week with a display of 1,000 flags, which represents that over 1,000 college students commit suicide nationwide each year.

data on students who come in with suicidal thoughts or depression is recorded. CHMS is currently working on a technology to collect this type of data on UConn students and keep track of the trends during the semester and overall year, according to Cracco. As of now, CMHS sends in data they do have on students to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, provided by Penn State, for an annual report. The report does not break statistics down by college but gives an overall nationwide

percentage for student mental health. According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, 32 percent of U.S. college students have had thoughts of suicide. Cracco believes it is important to keep vigilant and that there is not any less need for an outreach just because there has been a lull in UConn suicides. The typical signs of depression are students becoming isolated, disengaged with everyday activities and changes in behavior and appearance, he said.

Loumarie.Rodriguez@UConn.edu

NORTH HAVEN RABBIT SITUATION SHEDS LIGHT ON LAW INTERPRETATION Livestock law loophole nearly forces young girl to give up her pet rabbit.

General Electric information session From UConn director to promises leadership opportunities ‘jolly candy store owner’

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By Chris Magro Campus Correspondent

UCONN STUDENTS DISPLAY PAGAN PRIDE ON FAIRFIELD WAY

GE Day introduced students to internship and leadership opportunities at General Electrics Friday. Engineering, business, economic and math majors gathered in the Student Union accompanied by a crew of GE employees to learn about the company and opportunities for them. To kick off GE Day, GE executive IT compliance leader Richard Agostino gave a seminar explaining every aspect of GE. Noting that GE has the 6th largest revenue in the world, he explained the many departments of GE. “We want to educate the students on what GE does and what it’s about,” noted GE’s commercial risk leader Tom Butler. He explained that by educating students, it leads to more talented workers for GE. “The thing about big companies is you can solve the world’s biggest problems,” stated Agostino. After learning about the departments at GE, Agostino talked about the many leadership programs GE offers the undergraduates. Many of the two year programs included fields of engineering, operations management, financial management, and investment analyst. “The programs give you leadership experience,” explained Kailey Stockenbojer, from the GE financial management program. “The program has accelerated my knowledge of financial programs. You also

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GE recruiters speak to students in Student Union see a lot of leadership styles.” GE’s leadership programs are ranked No. 1 in the world.

“I want to hire more UConn undergraduates in the company ... UConn is important because it produces a lot of talent.” Tom Butler GE commercial risk leader After the seminar and a quick question and answer session, students broke off into breakout groups. These small groups, led by GE workers from the specific departments, went into further detail about programs, departments, and jobs specific to the student’s majors. “I came because I’m looking for a full-time job, and I wanted to see my full options,” said Steve Catalina, 7th semester Management Information Systems major. “there’s a lot of opportunities in GE, a lot of opportunities to advance, and they love UConn people.” With UConn only 80 miles

from Fairfield’s GE plant, GE is out to recruit specifically UConn students. “I’m from Connecticut, and I love Connecticut, and I love to support our state,” Agostino said. “I want to hire more UConn undergraduates in the company,” explained Butler, “UConn is important because it produces a lot of talent.” Both Butler and Agostino are UConn alumni. GE not only produces household appliances it was founded on, it also provides leases and loans to small business, produces over a quarter of the world’s power, and is the world’s leading producer of small and large jet engines for commercial and military aircraft, as explained by Agostino. GE also prides itself on “ecomagination,” and “healthymagination.” Ecomagination is its commitment to finding cleaner energy, and Heamthymagination is the commitment to lowering health care costs, provide localized health care to places that cannot receive it, and provide quality healthcare. GE also has a team for setting up volunteering programs with groups such as Habitat for Humanity. Volunteering is a way GE instills integrity in the company. “A company that looks up to people,” explained Agostino. Noting that GE maintains an honest, healthy code of operations in all aspects of the company.

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By Sylvia Cunningham Campus Correspondent When the teacher went around the room and asked all of her students what they wanted to be when they grew up, some boys said “fireman” and others said “football player,” but Barry Schreier had much sweeter pursuits: he wanted to own a candy store. Just over two weeks ago, Schreier officially resigned as Director of Counseling and Mental Health Services at UConn to follow his childhood dream in the new Storrs Center. “I’ve gone from Chief Mental Health Officer to jolly candy store owner,” said Schreier, whose store “Sweet Emotions” will open this Friday. Schreier, a resident of Storrs for five years, said he was always a huge proponent of the Storrs Center development. Along with other supporters of the project, he formed a political action committee called Smart Growth for Mansfield to ensure that the project passed. “We’re of the community, doing this for the community, being built by the community,” said Schreier. Schreier said that his partner Tom Birkenholz, Development Officer at Windham Hospital Foundation, was very patient after Schreier proposed that they “cut [their] income by two-thirds and triple [their] expenses.” Birkenholz said although the candy store was not his personal dream, he has been very supportive of Schreier’s undertaking, even after part of Schreier and Birkenholz’s home became the store’s “warehouse.” “As long as it’s mostly con-

tained in one room, it will be okay,” said Birkenholz. “It’s going to be a big part of our life.” Sweet Emotions will have a four-foot-long chocolate display case, including eight different flavors of malt balls with flavors from cappuccino to strawberry and cream. Seventy-five jars filled with candy will line the walls and each customer will be given disposable gloves to dig in and make their selection. “Tongs and scoops are for losers,” Schreier said. Although people have questioned how sanitary his system is, Schreier has done his research. He visited a candy store at a mall and watched as tongs were sneezed on or dropped on the floor, picked up, and used again. Schreier thinks that the gloves are “much more hygienic” and customers will be able to get what they really want. Patrick Hawkins, a senior at E.O. Smith High School and one of the six employees who will be working at Sweet Emotions, has been volunteering at the store to get it ready for its opening. He said he thought everything would be a lot more hectic. “They’re handling it really well,” said Hawkins. Of all the hundreds of people who have given their input on Sweet Emotions, he has only gotten a couple of skeptical reactions. “The response has been lovely,” he said. Sweet Emotions will offer locally made, sugarless, vegan, organic, gluten free, and kosher options to achieve Schreier’s mission of never having to deny

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What’s on at UConn today... Incomplete Grades Deadline All Day Event

Field of Memories: Suicide Awareness All Day Event Hillside Road & Fairfield Way

This is the last day for Undergraduate students to make up Incomplete or Absense grades from Spring or Summer 2012..

Be Aware Show You Care Flag Exhibit is a visual display representing the 1000+ suicides that occur on U. S. College campuses each year. Come and personalize a flag to show

EcoGarden Club 6 to 6:30 p.m. ATL, 109 The general meeting starts at 6 p.m. in ATL 109. Come meet students with similar interests. All majors and levels of experience are welcome. Find out about upcoming events including garden days.

Suicide Awareness Keynote 7 to 8:30 p.m. Student Union Theatre The Suicide Prevention Initiative Committee, SUBOG, and the Asian American Cultural Center are proud to present Kristina Wong with her performance piece, Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

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Milford middle school administrator arrested

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The assistant principal at Milford’s Harborside Middle School is facing harassment charges. Police tell the New Haven Register (http://bit.ly/S1hmZY ) that Steven Marchetti of Seymour is due in court on Oct. 17. According to an arrest warrant, the teacher says Marchetti has been harassing her with texts, emails and phone calls since she tried to break off their friendship in the spring. Police say he was warned in June to stop and School Superintendent Elizabeth Feser says Marchetti was put on paid administrative leave on Aug. 22. He was arrested Wednesday, a day after the teacher received flowers at her office, which included a personal note. Police say Marchetti was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. A message seeking comment was left Sunday at a number listed for Marchetti.

Norwich man charged with raping 2 children

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Norwich man has been charged with sexually assaulting two children. Police tell the Norwich Bulletin (http://bit.ly/RVaQVU ) they took 34-year-old Christopher Diskin into custody on Saturday night. He is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. Police did not releases the ages or genders of the victims. Police say Diskin knew the children and the incident was not a random encounter. Diskin is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond and is scheduled to make his first appearance in Norwich Superior Court on Monday. It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney.

Conn. volunteers clean up beaches on LI sound

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Dozens of volunteers have collected bottles, plastic bags, beverage lids and other trash while cleaning up Connecticut’s beaches on Long Island Sound and the state’s rivers. Save the Sound, a program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, coordinated beach cleanups Saturday as part of the 27th annual International Coastal Cleanup. Spokeswoman Rebecca Kaplan says dozens of volunteers showed up for the program. They were given data cards to record the types and amounts of debris that they picked up. That information was still being tallied Saturday evening. Conservationists say thousands of marine mammals, sea turtles and birds are injured or killed by ocean debris every year.

Conn. Gov. Malloy promotes Farm-to-Chef week HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel Malloy is encouraging Connecticut residents to support the state economy by visiting local eateries and farmers’ markets participating in this year’s farm-tochef week. Malloy says locally-grown and produced foods contribute $3.5 billion to the Connecticut economy and account for about 20,000 jobs. The Farm-to-Chef Week begins Sunday and runs through Sept. 22. It has attracted various restaurants, hotels, school cafeterias, university dining halls and health care facilities that create. Participants create a special farm-themed menu featuring ingredients grown in Connecticut. Businesses that serve alcohol will also offer local wine. Agriculture Commissioner Steven Reviczky (reh-VIHT’-skee) is urging participants to use local farm products creatively and incorporate unusual items like honey, maple, proteins and dairy.

Yale student pleads not guilty in tailgate death

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut newspaper is reporting that a Yale University student charged in a deadly crash during tailgating at last year’s Yale-Harvard football game has pleaded not guilty. The New Haven Register reports that 21-year-old Yale senior Brendan Ross pleaded not guilty Friday to negligent homicide. Authorities say Ross was behind the wheel of a U-Haul truck that sped up as it drove into a parking lot full of tailgaters, hitting three women, including one who died. Attorney William Dow II, who represents Ross, called the plea a “customary step in the criminal process.” The newspaper says Ross’ next appearance in New Haven Superior Court is scheduled for Nov. 2.

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UConn students display Pagan pride on Fairfield Way By Loumarie Rodriguez Staff Writer The first Pagan Pride Day took place on Fairfield Way Saturday afternoon in order to educate students about the Pagan beliefs and make the community aware of their presence on campus. Sponsored by the Pagan Organization of Diverse Spirituality (PODS) they manage to attract a few people in and out of the event who were curious enough to learn more about the different religions that were represented. Each stand had their own unique religion that branches off from the Pagan religion. The beliefs ranged from Troth to Witchcraft and Wiccan and each stand handed out information on them. “This event is about promoting understanding in the community and getting a voice out there that hasn’t been heard in a longtime,” said Allison Ziebka, a 7th semester English and psychology double major and event coordinator of the PODS. “Paganism has been in the closet for some time and we want to promote education and try to build a community on this campus.” “It’s very important to educate the community and to honor people’s different ways and religions,” said Karl Krueger of North Hampton, Mass. and a member of the Troth and steward for the Connecticut and Massachusetts branches. “The main focus is education.” Krueger’s stand provided pamphlets with information on the Troth religion and was selling shirts that contained their crest of a ring with ravens perched all over it. Krueger explained that the Troth religion is dedicated to pre-Christian beliefs from northern Europe also known as Heathenry. They have a serious of Gods that they worship that

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Students gathered on Fairfield Way to learn about Pagan traditions from members of the Pagan Organization of Diverse Spirituality at UConn.

even includes Thor the god of thunder, their main god, and the son of Asatru He also explained that Connecticut’s Pagan Pride day was the previous weekend on September 8th, which typically celebrates the harvest and the end of the summer solstice. Another vendor from Manchester, Ms. Faith, gave a quick presentation about witchcraft and how modern witches cast spells. Her store, ‘Enchantments,’ sells various items for people who are practicing Wicca, witchcraft and other related religions. Items from her store include crystals, besoms (old term for broomsticks), wands, runes, cauldrons, and books about various supernatural curiosities.

Professional development helps students find jobs

By Brittany M. Bousquet Campus Correspondent UConn seniors, UConn alumni and well-known companies filled Rome Ballroom on Saturday for a professional development conference hosted by Career Services. Open to all seniors, the conference targeted seniors within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, CLAS. Career Services and CLAS wanted to help these seniors learn how to market themselves. “CLAS has good students with valuable, high level traits,” Caitlin Trinh, Director of Alumni Relations, CLAS, said. Trinh also said she hopes students feel confident after attending the conference and that they learn tangible skills. The conference offered many opportunities for seniors to partake in. Most of the day was structured around different workshops that seniors could choose from. “I’m looking forward to the presentation on preparing for an interview,” Emily Roberson, a 7th semester Actuarial Science major said. Other workshops included résumé workshops, workshops focused on different career areas and other areas of how to present oneself professionally. Besides workshops, there was a keynote speaker, a networking lunch and an Interactive Networking

Presentation which all seniors attended. “I hope to improve my networking skills,” Amanda Higgins, a 7th semester Human Development and Family Studies major said. To help with networking, seniors were provided with individualized business cards. They were also provided with a pad folio that contained a notepad, a pen, a booklet to use throughout the day, a program and a flash drive containing information about the presentations. Students had the opportunity to network with 30 alumni and eight companies: City Year, Travelers, Altria, Enterprise, GE, Ticket Network, Target and Accenture. Michael Petro, Assistant Director for Employer Relations, said he was glad that these companies were willing to give up five to seven hours on a Saturday to spend time at the conference. Meredith Trotta, a private student coach at her company The Polished Student, and a UConn alum, was the keynote speaker. Her keynote speech focused on stressing that there are jobs available and how seniors could prepare for the job search before graduation. “I do not envy that you are starting this journey because it is a hard one,” Trotta told seniors.

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“You can teach people how to use magic but it’s up to them whether they want to embrace it or not,” said Faith. She also teaches an introduction course to witches, Wiccans, and Pagans at Manchester Community College. Aromatic oils were also being provided by the health education office. According to PODS members incorporating herbs and oil smells are a part of the Pagan beliefs. “This is our first time doing an event like this and we hope to do another one in the future,” said Sam Martin, a grad student in costume design.

Loumarie.Rodriguez@UConn.edu

HuskyHunt scavenger hunt aims to teach students about online security By Shirley Chen Campus Correspondent Beginning in October of 2012, a six-week scavenger –huntstyle game will be open to all University of Connecticut students. Sponsored by Information Security Office, HuskyHunt is a way of learning about computer security. In order to participate in the game, students must use their NetID to log into the HuskyHunt website. An information security tip will be presented to them, followed by one or more questions based on that information security tip. After they have answered the questions accurately, they must post the security tip on either Facebook or Twitter in order to earn points. Once the information security tip is shared, a clue to a destination on campus for the Scavenger Hunt is given and the students must figure out where the clue will lead them to. The students will go to that destination, where a secureU poster with a security tip and a QR code or URL is located. They will enter the information from the secureU poster into the HuskyHunt website and share that information on either Facebook or Twitter in order to earn more points. This process will be repeated for the next 5 weeks in order to be qualified for the prize. Jason Cheung, a 3rd semester computer science engineering major, said, “These days, advanced technology have become part of our daily life. We carry our laptops everywhere and

use them all the time.” He added, “HuskyHunt is a good way to spread knowledge of our computer security through the top social networks, facebook and twitter.” After this six week scavenger hunt is over, those students who earned 1265 points or more will be entered into the grand award drawing. A $300 gift card to UCONN bookstore will be given to a randomly chosen student from the lottery. In addition to the grand award, the student who earned the most points will receive a $100 gift card to UCONN CO-OP. The student who earned the second most points will receive a $50 gift card to the UCONN CO-OP. Each of the top 25 students will receive a HuskyHunt T-shirt and each of the top 50 students will receive a UCONN dairy bar voucher for a free ice cream redeemable. Anthony Pensiero, a 3rd semester cognitive science and physic double major, said, “I like how HuskyHunt includes clues that lead us to a location on campus. It definitely helps freshmen or transfer students get to know the campus more.” Nancy Touba, a 4th-semester molecular and cell biology major, said, “I can’t wait for HuskyHunt to begin. I love scavenger hunts.” More information about HuskyHunt will be posted around campus and at huskyhunt.uconn. edu as the beginning of the scavenger hunt comes along.

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Google says it won’t take down anti-Muslim clip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google is refusing a White House request to take down an anti-Muslim clip on YouTube, but is restricting access to it in certain countries. The White House said Friday that it had asked YouTube to review whether the video violated its terms of use. Google owns YouTube, the online video sharing site. YouTube said in a statement Friday that the video is widely available on the Web and is “clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube.” The short film “Innocence of Muslims” denigrates Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. It played a role in igniting mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Middle East. And it has been blamed for playing a role in violence in Libya, where the U.S. ambassador and three others were killed though the exact cause of the attacks is under investigation. U.S. and Libyan officials are investigating whether the protests in Libya were a cover for militants, possibly alQaida sympathizers, to carry out a coordinated attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi and kill Americans. Washington has deployed FBI investigators to try and track down militants

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behind the attack. While the protests intensified over the video, YouTube blocked access to the clip in Libya and Egypt. YouTube cited “the very sensitive situations” in those two countries. Later YouTube also blocked access to the video in India and Indonesia after their governments told

Youtube the video broke their laws. The controversy underscores how some Internet firms have been thrust into debates over the limits of free speech. In its Friday statement, YouTube said that outside of Libya, Egypt, India and Indonesia, the video will remain on its

website. “We work hard to create a community everyone can enjoy and which also enables people to express different opinions,” the YouTube statement said. “This can be a challenge because what’s OK in one country can be offensive elsewhere. This video — which is widely available on the Web — is clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube. However, we’ve restricted access to it in countries where it is illegal such as India and Indonesia as well as in Libya and Egypt, given the very sensitive situations in these two countries. This approach is entirely consistent with principles we first laid out in 2007.” YouTube’s community guidelines say the company encourages free speech and defends everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view. But YouTube says it does not permit hate speech. “’Hate speech’ refers to content that promotes hatred against members of a protected group,” the guidelines say. “Sometimes there is a fine line between what is and what is not considered hate speech. For instance, it is generally okay to criticize a nation, but not okay to make insulting generalizations about people of a particular nationality.”

Gas drilling impact fee in Pa. exceeds projections

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A new fee on gas drilling has generated millions of dollars more in revenue than first projected, but other major gas-producing states tax the industry at higher rates, according to an Associated Press analysis. And the state still won’t be setting aside a share to track possible health impacts of drilling. The state said this week that it has collected almost $202 million of the roughly $206 million in impact fees that’s due from gas drilling companies. Projections this spring had been for about $180 million. A few drillers are disputing their bills. Other states considered to be friendly to the oil and gas industry levy higher taxes on natural gas. Texas imposes a 7.5 percent tax on the market value of gas produced, and West Virginia and Wyoming are at about 6 percent. Those states base taxes on actual production. Pennsylvania’s fee is mostly based on number of wells, and the 2011 revenue works out to about a 5 percent rate. Pennsylvania’s 2011 production would have generated about $300 million at Texas’ rate, and $240 million at the rate in Wyoming and West Virginia, the AP found. The disparity could rise in the near future, since production is still soaring in Pennsylvania, but producers won’t pay based on that. For example, at this year’s output drillers should sell between $6 billion and $7 billion in gas — enough to generate $360 million to $525 million of taxes in the other states. According to an analysis from Republican state Sen. Gene Yaw, Pennsylvania’s revenues for 2012 are expected to rise by about $30 million. If that projection is accurate, next year’s total here will be about $235 million. The legislation that created the impact fee also originally gave Pennsylvania health officials a share of the revenue, but representatives from Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s office and the state Senate cut that to zero during final negotiations. The department still has some other funds to use, but not enough to create a registry of public health impacts, which had been a top priority. Any amendment to the law will have to be voted on again by the full legislature, said Patrick Henderson, the state’s

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North Haven rabbit situation sheds light on law interpretation

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he Lidsky family of North Haven, CT owns a large rabbit named Sandy. So large, in fact, that the town threatened in August to take the 20-pound pet from its seven-year-old owner because of a law that requires livestock to be kept only on plots of land measuring two acres or more. The idea of seizing a beloved pet from a young girl was not received well in the media and on the Internet,– an online petition was signed by nearly 5,000 people – and soon afterward the town bowed to public pressure. The town has agreed to rewrite the decades-old zoning regulations originally implemented when North Haven was primarily an agricultural community – though the Lidskys will have to improve the maintenance of their property so as not to become a blight on the neighborhood. The zoning law itself is not an irrational one – few people would wish their suburban neighbors to be keeping cattle or pigs on a tiny plot in their backyard. That a municipality should be able to restrict property use to improve the living environment of a community is incontrovertible. What rankled so many, though, was the law’s interpretation and application: considering Sandy the rabbit, despite its size, to be livestock requires a significant stretch of the imagination. The seven-year old’s father, Josh Lidsky said in a CBS New York article, “I think the town finally realized that there are laws and situations, some of the situations are just outdated and not up to date with current times”. Even if a law seems to be sensible on its face, its interpretation can render it an obstruction, as we have seen in North Haven, to a young girl’s happiness. The distinction between the letter and the spirit of the law is an important one, and ought never to be overlooked. A society that insists upon an obsessively exact interpretation of a law and interprets it accordingly often gets in the way of those who do good for its people. In Hartford, for example, a charity serving free meals to the poor in Bushnell Park was nearly shut down for serving food without a restaurant’s license or a food safety inspection. The rule of law in America is treasured, and rightfully so. But it should not repress the spontaneous and improvisational actions of those who do good, nor those who do no harm to others. 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.

The UConn Defense, Symbol of Might to the Foe. My friend’s complaint about South Dining Hall: “I’m a vegetarian and there’s nothing to eat here so I have to fill up on ice cream.” Bet Randy didn’t expect UConn to help turn his dream job into a nightmare. I find myself waiting around for InstantDaily at night like a girl waiting for that phone call. #UConnProblems. Chris Webby, we know you’re not really freestyling, now can you please stop rapping and let me eat my Panda Bowl in peace? Last week’s InstantDaily: Our football team is so bad it’s embarrassing. This week’s InstantDaily: TAKE THAT RANDY WE’RE SO GOOD AT FOOTBALL!! Police, seriously, I think it might be a little more dangerous to have 300 kids walking on a dark interstate at night than to let them dance and get sweaty in a crowded house. Here’s my suggestion, if you can correctly spell Rosh Hashanah, you should be able to take Monday off. #ThreeDayWeekend My friend’s RA just made brownies for her entire floor. With chocolate chips. What did my RA do for me today? Wrote me up for using an extension cord. Where are my brownies?! Every time I walk by Storrs Center and look into the unfinished Moe’s I weep. I just want their delicious meats and cheeses in my stomach right now.

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Ten years after: The mother of all controversies

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ne host asked, “Which porno star banged the most guys in one day and how many did she do?” “She knew,” the co-host responded. Later on: “Clearly, we’ve got a few fags out in the Rainbow Center,” one host noted. “Yes, well, I mean they breed ‘em weird over there,” the co-host answered. Ladies and gentlemen, your University of Connecticut student fees at work. The year was 2002, the channel was student-run television station UCTV, the show By Jesse Rifkin was entitled “I Did Associate Commentary Editor Your Mother,” the two co-hosts were Joe Kingsley and Peter Pietro, and the controversy was national. The show’s rise and fall 10 years ago this year continue providing profound lessons about sensitivity, taste and the pitfalls of humor gone too far. “We would go live, booze on air, and take calls,” remembers Kingsley via phone interview from California. “We held a wet T-shirt contest. We ran a commercial where a girl got up from under a table wiping her mouth. My mom called me almost in tears, telling me to tone it down.” Outcry came fast and furious, and CNN invited Kingsley to debate fellow student Rebecca Nesbitt on “American Morning with Paula Zahn.” Zahn asked Kingsley “What’s the point of this show?” “I guess you can’t really say it has a point

other than to entertain. And I think it does that,” answered Kingsley, who would become production assistant on reality television shows including “Trading Spouses,” “Jersey Shore,” and “Shot of Love with Tila Tequila.” “Not only is it disrespectful, but it also is on the border of hate speech,” retorted Nesbitt. “Hate speech defined as spoken or written words that threaten, harass or intimidate.” UCTV operations manager Vivek Sukumaran was between a rock and a hard place. Holding a newly-created position as liaison between student media and university administration, Sukumaran attempted balancing freedom of speech with “looking out for the best interests of the station.” “I wanted to become a sports journalist,” recalled Sukumaran, who hosted his own show “Sports, Sports, and More Sports.” “Representing the station during that time made me want to go into public relations.” Ditching sports journalism, he worked in public relations for several years until getting laid off in 2009. Sukumaran now attends Touro College in New York to become a physical therapist. Kingsley claims Sukumaran tried pressuring him off the air: editing skits, controlling which calls made it on air, even abruptly cutting to black. Sukumaran denies the claims. The Associated Press and Hartford Courant wrote of the show, forcing Dean of Students John Saddlemire to release a statement calling it an “abusive and offensive run of programs.” Saddlemire added, “I do question the judgment and depth of consideration utilized by the UCTV leadership in regards to the potential for harm the show can cause at the expense of fellow campus community members.” Bill O’Reilly invited co-host Pietro and Daily Campus Editor-in-Chief Daniel Drew on his Fox News program “The O’Reilly Factor.”

“If you look back to the [2000] Supreme Court Southworth decision a few years ago,” noted Drew, “they protected student fees from offensive content based on the educational value that the programs offered have.” “All right, now let me stop you,” interrupted O’Reilly. “That’s very, very good, Mr. Drew. You have a future in journalism, by the way.” (Drew would report for the “Potomac News” in Washington D.C. and the “Connecticut Post” before being elected mayor of Middletown as the state’s second-youngest mayor.) “Mr. Pietro,” O’Reilly asked, “what is the educational benefit of ‘I Did Your Mother’?” “Probably none at all,” replied Pietro. “We are not aiming for any educational benefits.” “Boom!” yelled O’Reilly triumphantly. “There goes your Supreme Court decision!” Drew now explains via phone interview that “the show was garbage. It wasn’t even funny. I never found a whole lot of redeeming value in it. But I will stand up for their First Amendment right to put out garbage until my dying breath.” This year I host a UCTV comedy talk show “UConn Tonight,” which began production only two weeks ago. Researching this article has made me more vigilant against airing possible offensiveness. I want a funny show – and yes, I admit desiring attention. But I never want to hurt anybody. “I Did Your Mother” surely lost the hosts more potential friends and allies than they gained. Their content was indeed “their First Amendment right to put out garbage,” and I too defend it “until my dying breath.” But as for me, I choose to take a different path.

Associate Commentary Editor Jesse Rifkin is a 5thsemester journalism and political science major. He can be reached at Jesse.Rifkin@UConn.edu.

Goals for education reform are admirable but unrealistic

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evamping American educational standards might sound like a good idea in light of this country’s poor performance on standardized tests and increasing global competition, but the consequences of doing it too quickly and without proper preparation or funding erodes my confidence in the idea. By 2014 By Lara Hawley ,almost all 50 Staff Columnist states will have adopted the Common Core Standards. In theory, this is a great idea. These standards will be more demanding and more competitive than current ones and will universalize the American educational system. To date, forty-five states and three territories have adopted these standards and I don’t think that anyone can directly challenge the standards themselves. They support a goal of having all students regardless of location prepared for the next step in life, whether that is college or the workforce, and for all students to obtain a quality education. Although I support the tenets of the Common Core, I think that hasty implementation will ultimately undermine our efforts. The new standards are so much more rigorous than current state

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for the next step in life. In addition to this is the important question of how school systems will acquire the necessary funding to support these changes when many towns currently struggle to pass existing budgets. Where will the money come from to hire additional teachers, increase course offerings and provide teacher in-service training? This seems unrealistic when program roll-out is slated for 2014. There is also the frequently unspoken concern about where the creativity in the classroom will go when teachers are asked to teach to universal, national standards. Specifically in the field of English, where will the creative writing, poetry and plays go? Yes, the Common Core Standards include a variety of contemporary and classic works but these are only an outline on paper. Once the standards are implemented, the focus will be predictably narrower. For example, teachers will need to teach directly to the exams in order to ensure student success. Already teachers must teach to the standards of their state. In Connecticut, teachers struggle to prepare students for exams such as CAPT. My high school English teachers only gave exams in the style of CAPT the year we had to take the exam and our writing assignments were

focused on CAPT success. With more difficult standards in place, teachers will be guided more completely by the Common Core exams effectively dialing creativity out of the classroom in return for success on standardized tests. This will happen during a time when we recognize that creativity in the workplace is essential for success in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. wThe Common Core Standards is an impressive idea but in order to succeed careful attention must be paid to key issues such as teacher training and funding. Without these ingredients, I predict that students will fall even farther behind once the standards are implemented and this will lead to disappointment and frustration by legislators, educators, parents and most importantly students. The creativity that helps to fuel the learning process will be conspicuously absent when teachers scramble to get students to meet unrealistic expectations. Sadly, our haste and our failure to address issues such as funding and teacher training will ultimately doom the implementation of a very promising idea. Staff Columnist Lara Hawley is a 1st-semester pre-secondary English education major. She can be reached at Lara.Hawley@UConn.edu.

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Jim Calhoun Commemorative Issue

» HEAD COACH JIM CALHOUN RETIRES AFTER 26 YEARS AS UCONN MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH

2011: “The Run” remembered By Tim Fontenault Campus Correspondent The 2010-11 UConn men’s basketball team went into its season with minimal expectations. The Huskies were No. 37 in voting for the Top 25 to start the year, but that was about what was expected of the team that was coming off a miserable 2009-10 campaign that ended with a loss to Virginia Tech in the 2010 National Invitational Tournament. Eyebrows were raised the week of Thanksgiving, when the Huskies beat Wichita State, No. 2 Michigan State and No. 8 Kentucky to win the Maui Invitational, resulting in a meteoric rise to No. 7 in the AP Top 25 Poll. The Huskies did not stay that hot all season, but remained competitive. By season’s end, they were the No. 9 seed in the 2011 Big East Men’s Basketball Championship. It was believed UConn would need to make the Quarterfinals to be considered a lock to reach the NCAA Tournament. That was not enough for this team though. The Huskies won five games in five days to win the tournament, earning the Big East’s automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament. UConn then went on to win six straight games to win the national championship. In honor of Jim Calhoun’s retirement, here is a look back at what will simply be remembered as “The Run.” Game No. 1: No. 9 UConn- 97, No. 16 DePaul- 71 Led by junior guard Kemba Walker’s 26 points and sophomore forward Alex Oriakhi’s 19 rebounds, the Huskies shot 60 percent from the floor, decimating the Blue Demons, who won only one Big East game the entire season. Game No. 2: No. 9 UConn- 79, No. 8 Georgetown- 62 In what would become the first of four straight days with games against ranked opponents, Walker once again led the charge, scoring 28 points as the Huskies set up a date with Pittsburgh that suddenly was not so cut and dry for the Panthers. Game No. 3: No. 9 UConn- 76, No. 1 Pittsburgh- 74 “Step-back, Walker, CARDIAC KEMBA!” After sophomore forward Jamal Coombs-McDaniel grabbed a key offensive rebound and intelligently took a timeout, the ball found its way once again into the hands of Walker, who dropped Pittsburgh forward

Gary McGhee to the ground and smoothly hit the game-winning shot as time expired, causing Calhoun to jump higher than anyone had seen him jump in years. It was at the end of the Pittsburgh game that Walker knew this team could and would win the national championship. “We won those first two games … and then there goes Pitt, the No. 1 team in the conference. We got our shot and we beat those guys. For me, I just knew,” Walker said, looking back at Calhoun’s press conference on Thursday Game No. 4: No. 9 UConn- 76, No. 4 Syracuse- 71 Of course UConn was forced to overtime with its biggest rival, but Walker had a performance worthy of remembrance, scoring 33 points and adding 12 rebounds, five assists and six steals. It only took one overtime to decide this one and the Huskies prevailed, putting them within one win of the Big East title. Game No. 5: No. 9 UConn- 69, No. 3 Louisville- 66 They were tired. They were banged up. But none of that got in the way of the Huskies holding off the Cardinals down the stretch to win their sevFILE PHOTO/The Daily Campus enth Big East Tournament title under Calhoun. Walker once again Former UConn guard Kemba Walker goes up for a layup during the Huskies’ Final Four game against the led the Huskies on the scoreboard, Kentucky Wildcats during the 2011-2011 season. UConn went on to win the national title that seaason. but performances from Oriakhi and freshman forward Jeremy Lamb put Walker’s points as they barely held than the one in November. UConn on the winner’s platform off one of the nation’s toughest teams In a nail-biting affair down in with the Big East’s automatic bid to and one of the best big men in Kawhi Houston, UConn only allowed the the NCAA Tournament. Leonard. The game went down to Wildcats to shoot 33.9 percent the wire, but in the end, Jim Calhoun from the floor. Led by Walker, Game No. 6: No. 3 UConn- 81, was on his way to his ninth Elite who had 18 points on the night, No. 14 Bucknell- 52 Eight. and Oriakhi, who had 10 rebounds, With their run through Manhattan, the Huskies were into their third the Huskies earned a No. 3 seed in Game No. 9: No. 3 UConn- 65, championship game, where they the NCAA Tournament. The road to No. 5 Arizona- 63 were 2-0 all time. Houston wasn’t expected to be easy After beating Duke, no one and some thought Bucknell could thought Arizona could be stopped, Game No. 11: No. 3 UConn- 53, pull off the upset. Needless to say, but everyone seemed to forget about No. 8 Butler- 41 it didn’t happen. By the end of the the relentless Huskies. Impossible? Please. game, UConn had its walk-ons playIt wasn’t easy though, UConn It may not have been flashy, it may ing and Ben Stewart made the play led by two when Arizona’s Jamelle have even been called ugly, but the of the game, diving into the bench to Horne put up a wide open three- Huskies, once again led by Walker save a ball. pointer with no time remaining. At and Oriakhi, completed their imposthat moment, you could hear a pin sible mission. Game No. 7: No. 3 UConn- 69, drop in East all the way from Hilltop Forget the final score. No one at No. 6 Cincinnati- 58 Apartments. UConn cared about the final score. The Huskies were matched with But then you heard the clang of All that mattered to anyone on April an old foe for a spot in the Sweet the ball off the back of the rim and 4, 2011, was that “the Huskies are the Sixteen, but UConn was able to hold bounced away. top dog in 2011!” off the Bearcats, who always play the The Huskies survived and Jim Kemba Walker may have been the Huskies tough in the Big East. This Calhoun advanced to his fourth headline, but Jim Calhoun made that was one of Walker’s biggest games, Final Four, his second in three years. title happen. His determination and as he posted 33 points to send the UConn was now only two minutes resilience are big reasons why there Huskies to Anaheim. away from a national title. are now three championship banners hanging from the Gampel Pavilion Game No. 8: No. 3 UConn- 74, Game No. 10: No. 3 UConn- 56, rafters. No. 2 San Diego State- 67 No. 4 Kentucky- 55 The Huskies needed all 36 of This match-up was a little closer Timothy.Fontenault@UConn.edu

The 2011 run from the memory of a journalist Dan Agabiti

Whenever I hear Jim Calhoun’s name, the first word—or rather, number—to pop into my head will be 2011. That season was nothing short of unbelievable. Call me weird, but there was no place that I’d rather have been on the night the Huskies won the 2011 National Championship than the office of The Daily Campus building. It was a Monday night, I usually designed on Sunday night, but somebody had asked me to take the Monday shift and I accepted. Looking back on it, I’m so glad I made that choice. I knew that everybody on campus was either glued to a television set in their dorm or was watching from Gampel Pavilion. Everybody that is, except myself and the production staff that April night. But that didn’t matter to me. In my mind, I’d get something better than a mass celebration with fellow students if UConn won. I knew that if the Huskies won, the very next day we would have a big, full-page front cover and I’d look at that and not only remember the epic run, but I’d say to myself, “I helped with that. I helped to record a moment that won’t soon be forgotten.” I sat at the same desk that I always did, the sports desk. It’s the first one on your right after you’ve gone up a staircase that’s sketchy as all get-out and walked down the short corridor past the meetingroom where I’d spent many Monday nights. I swiveled about not wanting to add anything to the blank InDesign page that stared me in the eye, just as I usually every production night. Only this time was different, I was waiting for UConn’s time to shine. As I watched the game on our grainy television, there wasn’t even a shred of doubt in my brain that the Huskies were going to win that night. They just couldn’t, it was all too perfect. They’d won ten elimination games in a row to get to that point, ten. That number still baffles my mind. So much had happened within that ten-game span. So many big shots were made, so many key passes went to the right guy, so many clutch decisions were passed down from Calhoun. They had to win, they just had to. I still sat there, switching back and forth between watching the game and a Youtube clip of Gary McGhee getting his ankle broken—I must have watched it 100 times that night. As the game progressed, it looked clearer and clearer; UConn was going to win. Then it finally happened, the game ended, the dust settled and the Huskies were the top dog. The first thing I did was look down 195 and see dozens and dozens of students sprinting across the street and run up the hill toward Gampel, ready to go insane with celebration. So I did the same. I sprinted up to Gampel, but not to celebrate. I just wanted to watch. There must be something wrong with me, but when I see a crowd, I’d rather observe them and soak in the moment, than actually join in. Back in the ’09-’10 season when UConn upset No. 1 Texas at Gampel, I was in attendance, but didn’t storm the court with the rest of the student section, I actually went the opposite way, getting a spot in the top row and just watched, basking in the moment. During that same season, when the UConn football team beat South Florida 27-26 on a last-second 42-yarder from Dave Teggart, I just watched from the stands—shivering more than I ever have in my life—and enjoyed myself as much as, if not more than, the students on the field. I’m just kind of weird like that. On that April night in 2011, Gampel was rocking, both inside and out. I don’t think Fairfield Way or Hillside Road will ever be that crazy again. It’s just not possible. Even if UConn does win another championship, it won’t be the same as having the Huskies win 11-straight games on the back of the most lovable UConn athlete of the decade. It was simply unreal. I’ll never witness another sports moment in my life. Enjoy your retirement, coach! You deserve it. Thanks for 2010-2011.

Daniel.Agabiti@UConn.edu


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Jim Calhoun Commemorative Issue

» HEAD COACH JIM CALHOUN RETIRES AFTER 26 YEARS AS UCONN MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH

A Bostonian through and through By Matt Stypulkoski Staff Writer Jim Calhoun, a native of Braintree, Mass. speaks with a bit of a Boston accent. In fact, at his retirement press conference on Thursday, he joked that when he first came to UConn he could have used a translator. But his inability to pronounce the letter “r” is just a piece of the puzzle when it comes to the influence a New England upbringing had on Calhoun. The hall of famer was famous, or perhaps infamous, in his time with the Huskies for his demonstrative and outspoken style of coaching. He could often be seen reprimanding his team on the sidelines during timeouts and had a quick hook for players he felt weren’t giving their best effort, he would trot out onto the court after calling timeout to make sure the player at fault was aware of the fact that he had just landed himself in the doghouse. Not even assistant coaches were safe from the wrath of Calhoun, as cameras often found him screaming at his right-hand men when he believed the team to be performing poorly. Referees were certainly not immune from criticism either, and Calhoun was far from unfamiliar with seeing the men in stripes put their hands together in the form of a “T.” After he officially announced his retirement on Thursday, sophomore guard Ryan Boatright tweeted a picture of his former coach hovering over him, mouth wide-open in mid-yell. That was the kind of coach that Calhoun was; no matter who he was dealing with, he was going to be

sure that person knew where he stood with them, especially when he was unhappy. In perhaps the most notable display of his brash New England temperament, Calhoun was peppered with a question about his salary by a local reporter after a win over South Florida in 2009. The flares that ensued were quickly picked up by the national media and became a clip on YouTube. After the reporter mentioned to Calhoun that he was the highest paid employee in the state, adding that Connecticut was in the middle of a budget deficit, he quickly responded by saying that he would not give “a dime back,” of his salary. Calhoun quickly became enraged by the reporter’s continued questioning, telling him to “shut up.” “Will you please?” Calhoun began his tirade demonstratively.”Quite frankly, we bring in $12 million to the university – nothing to do with state funds. We make $12 million a year for this university. Get some facts and come back and see me. Get some facts and come back and see me. Don’t throw out salaries or other things. Get some facts and come back and see me. We turn over over $12 million to the University of Connecticut, which is state runnext question.” But beyond his harsh exterior for which he was so often known, Calhoun was known by those close to him as a kind and giving man. “He is one of the most generous people in the world,” President Susan Herbst said. “He raises money, he inspires people – young people – but most of all, he’s generous with his heart. I can’t tell you how many young men – students,

former students, staffers, families – have told me that Jim is like a second father to them. There is no better praise.” That message is consistent with the stories of Huskies like Kemba Walker, among others, who have been known to see Calhoun as more of a father figure than a coach behind closed doors. As he said dur-

ing his final press conference as head coach, he is available at any hour of the day for his former coaches, players and staff. And while the picture Boatright plastered on Twitter may have seemed tough, the message that went with it carried a different sentiment. “Ima miss you coach Hahahaha #legend,” Boatright

captioned the photo. So while the callous Bostonian façade and intensity may be what made him such a great coach on the court, his New England upbringing did not stop there. By most accounts, it also shaped him into a great man.

Matthew.Stypulkoski@UConn.edu

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The now-retired Jim Calhoun shouts out to his team in the second half of the Final Four game against Georgia Tech in San Antonio.

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Calhoun was more than a coach The Daily Campus Editorial Board

Elizabeth Crowley, Editor-in-Chief Tyler McCarthy, Commentary Editor Jesse Rifkin, Associate Commentary Editor Chris Kempf, Weekly Columnist John Nitowski, Weekly Columnist Sam Tracy, Weekly Columnist

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(TOP) Former UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun waves to the crowd with the future coach, Kevin Ollie to his left. (BOTTOM) Calhoun stops to reflect during the press conference, when he spoke about his retirement and the future of UConn basketball.

Yes, Coach Jim Calhoun won us three national championships, seven Big East championships, notched the sixth-most wins among coaches and third among active coaches, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. But what Jim Calhoun meant for the University of Connecticut from a non-athletics standpoint is of no less importance. Take his humanitarian actions. In 1998, Calhoun and his wife Pat created the Calhoun Cardiology Research Fund at the University of Connecticut Health Center. His charity golf tournament has raised over $2.75 million for the cause, while his “Celebrity Classic” basketball game at Mohegan Sun Arena has raised over $4 million. Calhoun’s work in this field also includes his annual Holiday Food Drive, his “Hoops for Hope” galas for the American Cancer Society, his annual Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk, and serving as the honorary chair of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Moreover, Calhoun did perhaps more to help UConn than any university president, provost, student, or professor. For this past year, UConn received over double as many freshman applications as in 2002, and almost triple as many as in 1995. Of course, there are multiple reasons for this increase. But the numbers from around the nation generally reveal that freshman applications and alumni donations both spike after championship basketball or football seasons.

And Calhoun also did more to put UConn on the map nationally than anybody else. In all 50 states, people know the name “UConn” in a way they did not before Calhoun took over. When Babe Ruth was once asked to justify how he earned more money playing baseball than the President of the United States, Ruth responded “I had a better year.” Calhoun, who has now been the state’s highest-paid employee for quite a while, could answer identically when asked why he has been paid more than the governor or university president for so long. Over the past few days, talk all over the university, the state, and even the country has been primarily surrounding Jim Calhoun as a coach. But we cannot allow that to subsume the importance and praiseworthiness of Jim Calhoun the person. The Coach Calhoun who had to become the man of the house at age 15 after his father died. The Coach Calhoun who survived cancer three times and raised millions to help others. The Coach Calhoun who would sign posters and basketballs for eager fans outside Gampel Pavilion even after a loss. The Coach Calhoun who loved the Boston Red Sox so much that he refused an offer to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium. With his retirement this week, Calhoun finally leaves UConn. But with his 26 seasons and 618 wins here, Calhoun was the reason so many of us students chose to come and stay.

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Replacing a legend

Tyler Morrissey

Seven Big East tournament championships, four final four appearances, three national championships and 26 years behind the UConn bench, this is the legacy that Jim Calhoun will leave behind. After the news broke about Calhoun’s retirement, the question I asked myself was how to replace a coaching legend like Calhoun? It wasn’t until this past Thursday’s press conference that I got my answer to that question. You don’t. From my seat on the floor, my eyes scanned the rafters of Gampel Pavilion looking at the all of the men’s basketball championship banners that would not be here if Calhoun never accepted the head coaching position at a little known school nestled in the corner of the Nutmeg State. Fact of the matter is that Calhoun put UConn on the map and coached the men’s basketball program from a former Yankee Conference member to a Big East powerhouse, playing at a national level against teams like Duke and Michigan State. Calhoun is what UConn basketball is all about, but as they say, all good things must come to an end and not even a coaching legend is exempt. Enter Kevin Ollie. Ollie has been an assistant coach at UConn for the past two seasons. He played for Calhoun from 1991-95. Ollie is a UConn guy through and through, but just as important, he is a Calhoun guy. After everything Calhoun as done for this university, he earned the right to have a say in who would be the next head coach. Calhoun said it best this past Thursday during his retirement press conference. “Kevin Ollie, simply put, epitomizes what we want in UConn athletes and UConn student’s to be all about… “I’ve had 200 in something players but any foxhole you need to jump in, here’s your guy.” In my opinion if Ollie is good enough for Calhoun than he is good enough for UConn and Husky fans across the state. By no means is Ollie equivalent to Calhoun, we may never see an equivalent to man who beat cancer multiple times, is an inductee to the College Basketball Hall of Fame, as well as the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. But Ollie deserves a fair chance, just like Calhoun was given a fair chance when he was given control of this UConn basketball team. I’m not saying that Ollie is the next Calhoun, but only time will tell if he will permanently be the 18th coach in UConn history given his one season contract. The decision regarding whom to hire as Calhoun’s successor is probably one of the biggest choices that athletic director Warde Manuel has had to make since being named to the position in February of this year. Manuel and UConn athletics decided to honor Calhoun’s wishes and give his protégé, Ollie, a chance before looking elsewhere. “I truly want to see what Kevin Ollie is going to do and then at the appropriate time I’m going to announce whether he’s going to be the coach or I’ll do a national search then,” said Manuel. “There’s no national search plan or anything in my mind right now.” Time moves forward, not backwards and this is Ollie’s team, he is the head coach. Calhoun will be there for Ollie and his coaching staff but Calhoun made it very clear at his press conference by stating to his players, don’t come to me about playing time, talk to Ollie. The Calhoun era may be over, but his legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of UConn fans past, present and future. The program will continue to grow and change long after I have graduated; new coaches and players will take the court, maybe even in a new building over time. But one thing will remain constant, the impact that Calhoun made on this school and this team even though he won’t be roaming sidelines anymore.

Tyler.Morrissey@UConn.edu


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Beats bumping at SUBOG’s first concert By Michael McGuigan Campus Correspondent

Pulsating beats flew outside the Student Union during the Student Union Board of Governors’, SUBOG, annual outdoor concert on Sunday September 16 during the afternoon. This concert featured performances by the groups Radical Something, Hyper Crush, and the solo rapper Chris Webby. Radical Something was founded on June 13, 2011, and is made up of three members: Loggy, Josh Cocktail, and are currently managed by Alex MitchellHardt. Radical Something is currently based out of Los Angeles, CA. The group’s music can be primarily classified as alternative rock. Hyper Crush was formed in 2006, and is made up of three members: Donny Fontaine, Holly Valentine, and Preston Moronie. The group preforms a host of original music and remixes. Their music can be classified as electronic and is similar in nature to groups such as LMFAO. Dan Palmer, a 7th semester animal science major at UConn who works on Jonathan Kulakofsky/The Daily Campus the SUBOG stage crew said that Radical SUBOG’s first concert of the year took place behind the student union where students can enjoy the music for free. Radical Something, Chris Webby, and Hyper Crush all Something, “killed it with a even with performed electronic like music. a small group of people.” Despite having received nearly a thousand likes on usual, because usually switching sets is ally good!” Silva originally thought he to be listening to them some more!” Facebook turn out at the concert was a the hardest part, which this concert did wouldn’t enjoy the music since the conChris Webby gave tribute to the wraplittle low with roughly three hundred not have a lot of. Hyper Crush’s perfor- cert was free. He said, “Well considering per Jay-Z by playing one of the famed people in attendance. Palmer said of mance featured a remix of La Roux’s it was a free concert and on a Sunday, rappers songs. This, in addition to his Hyper Crush, “These guys started it out song “Bullet Proof” and a mix of their the quality of the music actually turned own music, ended the concert on a high slow, but got it going.” He also noted that own music as well. out to be better than I expected.” He was note. this was the earliest concert Hyper Crush Kenyi Silva a first-semester explorato- also excited to be able to hear new bands has ever done since they usually perform ry student. Silva said his favorite thing at the concert. He said, “All the bands late in the evening. Palmer said the set about the concert “ was the excitement of were new to me. And surprisingly, after up for this concert had been easier than the audience and that the music was actu- hearing them for the first time, I’m going Michael.MCGuigan@UConn.edu

Carpenter enthralls audience at Jorgensen

Husky World Cup brings cultures together

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ISO brought together multiple cultural groups including students from global house to compete in husky world cup.

By Ayesha Ramnath Campus Correspondent

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Mary Chapin Carpenter is first to perform at Jorgensen for the school year. She entertained the audience with her sense of humor and enthralled the audience with mellow sounds.

By Michael McGuigan Campus Correspondent Mary Chapin Carpenter a five-time Grammy award winner opened the cabaret series at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts for the fall 2012 season on Saturday night. for this concert season together with her special guest Aoife O’Donovan. O’Donovan, a native of Massachusetts who trained at The New England Conservatory where she graduated from in 2003 and has sung and recorded with world-renowned artists such as the American virtuoso cellist Yo-Yo Ma, opened for Carpenter. In addition to working with other artists, she is also the lead singer for the progressive rock band Crooked Still. O’Donovan delivered a solo performance where she played various tunes she wrote herself on her acoustic guitar. Each of the songs she sang was filled with meaning such as “Troubled All About my Soul,” originally recorded by Lilly Knox in 1937. The third song she sang was one she had written entitled “Pearls,” which recounted her feelings about her mother’s recent gift of her grandmother’s pearls to her.

Donna Ellis, a member of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at UConn who has been a subscriber to the Jorgensen for a decade said Aoife had “Amazing expression” throughout her performance. Carol Tyler, another audience member, said Aoife “engaged the audience very well,” and her husband Rich said Aoife had a “ haunting voice.” O’Donovan offered a great compliment to Jorgensen, saying, “The Jorgensen is the coolest university Performing Arts Center I’ve been to. You take what you’ve got and you work with it.” On working with her haunting voice, a distinctive sound, she said. Carpenter followed Aoife up with a stunning performance that kept the audience enthralled each step of the way. She played her guitar through each one of the pieces she performed like Aoife did, and was accompanied by five instrumentalists who provided back up vocals to her singing. Most of the songs Carpenter sang that evening were off her new album “Ashes and Roses.” The songs off this album feature a classic country sound mixed with a vibrant contemporary sound.

One of the reasons Carpenter enraptured the audience so thoroughly was her delightful sense of humor. Carpenter told the audience about a man she had met at an after concert reception, who asked her if she actually played the guitar or if it was just a prop. She answered him, “ Why yes sir I do play the guitar.” Two other funny questions she has been asked over the years that she shared with the audience were,” Are you local or professional?” and “ Is that a real song or did you write it?” For Ms. Carpenter’s last song O’Donovan joined her on stage. This last song was greeted with a standing ovation by the audience along with cries for an encore, which was delivered to further applause by Carpenter. The concert by Carpenter was an excellent opening for what promises to be an exciting season for the Jorgensen. The next performance at the Jorgensen will be on September 22nd and feature two performances by the magicians Jeff and Tess Evason at 7pm and 9 pm. Tickets are available online and through the box office.

Michael.McGuigan@UConn.edu

The International Student Organization (ISO) kick started this weekend with the highly anticipated Husky World Cup 2012. Starting at 8:30a.m. sharp, in the crisp morning light, 13 soccer teams consisting of UCONN students gathered to compete for the title, similar to different nations playing against each other in the famous World Cup soccer tournament. This is ISO’s second major event following the World Fest that occurred last spring semester. “[The World Fest] inspired me to create an activity, such as the Husky World Cup, where people from different cultures can interact and unite for a good cause,” stated Jaclyn Gina Getonga, the founder of ISO. Students of various ethnicities participated in the tournament and showed their love for their country by representing their cultural club or just naming their team after one. Several teams were even made up of people of different nationalities that worked together to win. “Husky World Cup allows the ISO and its mission to be heard,” Getonga said proudly. She elaborated that their goal is to represent the international society at UCONN through a unified voice and create global awareness. The non-profit event donated all the money raised to Kicks For Africa, a nonprofit organization that collects old and used shoes for children in Africa. They previously held a donation event in March and successfully collected a large sum of 800 shoes. Chibby Nwanonyiri, the group’s Chief Organization Officer, represented the organization at the event. “I am very thankful for ISO’s contribu-

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tion to this great cause.” He added, “We hope to collect enough funds to not only transport the shoes but also send representatives from the organization to aid the children.” They assist over 3,000 African children, mostly orphans, some of who were even kidnapped by the guerrilla leader Joseph Kony. Kicks For Africa also worked alongside Ugandan NGO EPPOVAH over the summer and focused on district Gulu 17 to help and educate the children. Not only did students participate for a good cause, but they had a great time with free food and drinks. Local restaurants, such as Wings Over Storrs, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Dominos, were generous enough to donate lots of pizza, wings and other food for hungry players and their supporters. ISO also received necessary equipment for the soccer tournament such as tents and the soccer field, kindly donated by Community Outreach and The Recreational Center. “I like how it is well organized,” said Harrison Boyd, an international student from Sydney, Australia. Husky World Cup was well under control with the help of ISO as well as volunteers from Kappa Sigma and Alpha Phi Omega. The event raised funds through participation fees and T-shirt purchases, but just in case it wasn’t enough, the lovable Jonathan the Husky nuzzled admiring onlookers for donations. After a tiresome game, Rockwell Anyoha, a 5th semester BME major, enthusiastically commented, “I really like the event and how it represents a lot of cultures coming together as one. I’m glad to represent Africa and have fun with my friends for a good cause.”

Ayesha.Ramnath@UConn.edu

Improv impresses students at Student Union By Alex Sferrazza Campus Correspondent

Improv is without a doubt the boldest form of comedy around. It takes a lot of guts for people to go on stage and try to do something funny on the spot without any rehearsal of any kind whatsoever. As a member of the audience, you never know what to expect which makes attending each show a delight. There are numerous groups of these special brand of comics here on campus and for the first time, multiple members of different groups performed onstage together. This past Friday, three of UConn’s premier improv comedy troupes performed for an improv comedy showcase at the student union theater. The 1st troupe to perform Scared Scriptless, the improv section of Dramatic Paws, the student funded dramatic arts organization, specialized in short form improve. Among the notable improv games played were a blind dating skit where various group members adopted a persona such as aging backwards or a caveman, while a separate member of the group attempted to deduce their identities. The 2nd group to perform specialized in long form improve. Horse Lincoln had no pre-determined games in place for the show and their set featured constant improve of various situations for the duration of their set. The 3rd and final group to perform was the Reckless Gents who are known to be a little dirtier with their brand of improv. Like Horse Lincoln, the Gents also performed long form improv. The highlight of the night was when members from all three troupes appeared for an encore final set onstage after the three main troupes had completed their sets. In what was basically a test to see who could come up with the best one liner responses to words such as “If Samuel L Jackson narrated your life,” and “Cancelled NBC Shows.” Members from every troupe proceeded to belt out hilarious joke after joke. Peter Larson, a 3rd semester Patho-Biology major agreed. When asked what really stood out for him during the show, Larson replied, “Definitely putting all the improve groups together at once.” Cam Atzl a 3rd semester English major, and Anya Rozman a 3rd semester Anthropology major were each brought out to the show by a mutual friend. They both said that a comedy bit by the Reckless Gents involving porn-innuendos stood out as highlights for them. “I think we did really well … the groups gave it their all … I think it was a success,” said R.J. Yarrish member of Scared Scriptless, and CFO of Dramatic Paws. “It’s always great when the improv groups on campus can get together and have some fun. They all have something different to offer, whether it’s short form or long form, raunchy or G-rated humor--it’s always great!” said Brittnie Carrier, President of Horse Lincoln Improv. “This is the first time that we really got all of the groups together and in a week we have another show that is going to be a more competitive improv format where rather than just showcasing what we can do people will actually be competing against each other for audience votes,” said Matt Magda, a 7th semester molecular and cell biology major and the president of Dramatic Paws. The next show will be this Friday at 5 p.m. in the SU Theater.

Alex.Sferrazza@UConn.edu


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1. 2012 Music Video Awards (MTV) - 6134 2. Major Crimes (TNT) - 5872 3. America’s Choice 2012 (CNN) - 5562 4. Pawn Stars (HIST) - 4770 5. Pawn Stars (HIST) - 4600 6. MSNBC Special Coverage (MSNB) - 4547 7. Florida/Texas A&M (ESPN) 4531 8. Love and Hip Hop Atlanta (VH1) - 4404 9. WWE Entertainment (USA) 4395 10. MSNBC Special Coverage (MSNB) - 4388 Numbers from TVbytheNumbers.com Week ending September 11 (Numbers of viewers x 1000)

What I’m Watching Copper BBC America Sunday at 10 p.m.

BBC America created something that is truly unique. ‘Copper’ is a dark show that portrays what the scarier side of New York city during the of the Civil War era. There is the nice side where the upper class can be found then there is a contrast when they show the grimy side of the city. I’ll admit I was worried that it would compare to AMC’s ‘Hell on Wheels’ however it truly does stand alone. As the plot continues to unfold there are many twists that you certainly would not expect within the first few episodes. What I find that makes the show unique is the fact that they made Irish immigrants the head detectives within the show. In history Irish immigrants are always seen as a struggling group but here in the show they take charge of the struggling New York neighborhood. Also they don’t portray the city as a fancy aristocratic place but a dreary place filled with beggars. The show is certainly worth a peek. -Loumarie Rodriguez

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Saturday Night Live is falling a little short with the departure of two popular comics on the show. However, with elections just around the corner the cast poked fun at the presidential candidates. Seth MacFarlane who hosted the show gave a comedic monologue that was the highlight of the show.

By Alex Sferrazza Campus Correspondent This past Saturday night comedy fans nationwide tuned in for one of the most important dates of the year. That is of course the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live.” The SNL atmosphere is significantly different this year, with the departure of two incredibly talented comics who had each become staples on the show for the past several seasons; Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg. Samberg’s SNL digital shorts had become a staple of the program in recent years. Also departing was cast member Abby Elliot, leaving the show after four seasons. And yet, the show must go on. SNL is at its best during election year and to no one’s surprise, the program opened with a speech by Barack Obama. In a somewhat touching moment for regular viewers of the program, Obama, now portrayed by Jay Pharaoh was introduced by Fred Armisen who played the role until now. Pharaoh’s spot on impression was complimented by Jason Sudekis’s reprising role as Mitt Romney and an excellent impression of VP

candidate Paul Ryan by Taran American protests. Killam. Needless to say we’re A few memorable guests in for a great election season stopped by the Weekend here on SNL. Update desk this week. Bobby The show was hosted by come- Moynihan’s impression of dic genius Seth Macfarlane, best reality star Honey Boo Boo’s known as the creator of the mother gained easy laughs, and animated FOX sitcom “Family Seth Macfarlane’s impression of Guy,” on which he also voices U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte was numerous characters, and as the hilarious. director of the smash summer Two sketches from the show comedy “Ted.” truly stood out as SNL The monologue fantastic on the proon the episode was gram. “Eastwood NBC a home run, with and Chair” was an 11:29 p.m. Macfarlane quickly advertisement for starting a conversaan “upcoming” twotion between himman touring comedy self and Family Guy show featuring Clint characters he voices Eastwood and the performed live. Following the infamous empty chair to which routine, Seth proceeded to break the film icon infamously interinto a song discussing his talk- viewed an invisible President ing to himself. Sung like a Obama during the GOP national classic Sinatra or Bennett tune, convention. Bill Hader reprised the silly lyrics were compli- his hilarious impression for the mented by spot on impressions piece which did not disappoint. of George Takei, Droopy Dog, The other stand out of the eveMarty McFly, and Kermit the ning was the “Puppetry Class” Frog in between the verses. skit where a puppet teacher, Weekend Update’s “news” Macfarlane, taught his craft to jokes were hilarious as usual, a group of students amongst including two very funny and which included a dishonorslightly edgy ones referencing ably discharged former soldier, the Penn State Scandal and the whose puppet subsequently current Middle Eastern anti- went onto deliver solemn solilo-

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quies of war tragedy while the other classmates puppets talked of frivolous topics such as texting. Pure Gold. A sketch at a “Lids” store, which showcased Moynihan parodying the dancing of YouTube star “Psy,” followed by a cameo from the actual performer was worth a chuckle if not only for its randomness. A Mitt Romney ad parody and a quick piece of countrymen selling wooden spoons online were each worth a smirk or two. The same can be said of a Steve Harvey parody piece. Two sketches failed to succeed this evening including a bit with MacFarlane playing a drill sergeant and another “Roger Brush” sex talk show piece which fell flat. The only true bomb of the night was a blind dating sketch, which was painfully unfunny. Overall this wasn’t a bad SNL by any means, but despite a few home runs, one can only have hoped with Macfarlane hosting we could’ve seen even more. Still SNL is back and hopefully off to a successful season after this solid, if somewhat flawed,. start.

Alex.Sferrazza@UConn.edu

Empty locket leads to empty answers

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‘Copper’ takes a darker twist as detective Corcoran investigates further into the death of his daughter and the disappearance of his wife. The Coppers can’t find a trusting lead as most of the characters lie in order to save themselves from the constant corruption during that era.

By Loumarie Rodriguez Staff Writer Toward the end of the Civil War in 1864, New York City is still a bustling city despite the fact that a war is currently ongoing in BBC America’s ‘Copper.’ The Five-Point neighborhood is still seeing plenty of action in this week’s episode ‘The Empty Locket as it explores deeper into the disappearance of Irish immigrant, Tom Fontana, detective Corcoran’s wife and the death of his daughter. Only briefly mentioned in previous episodes, his family’s tragic end opens up to a larger mystery when Corcoran discovers his wife’s locket. Molly, Tanya Fischer, convinces Eva, Franka Potente, to

give her the locket to hold onto is dealing with his personal but Eva warns her not to cross mystery, Mathew Freeman, Ato her. She later teases Corcoran Essandoh, the local African with it, hoping for him in return American physician, is dealing did not work in her favor; it just with an unusual house guest; made him more determined to his uncle who is trying to make find the truth. With money and travel this vital clue, it leads to Liberia for the SNL to the possibility of of promise of new BBC America a cover-up murder. opportunity. His 10:00 p.m. However it’s really presence at the hard to tell what the house causes a truth is because every stir as he tries to character is playing convince Mathew the lying game. It’s to let their other nearly impossible houseguest take to figure out who isn’t giving up boxing all the while giving false information that leaves goo-goo eyes to his wife Sarah. the viewer with one hundred The uncle is an odd character questions at the end. that the viewer can’t help but The episode itself had its to wish he would go away. He’s usual great setting and dramatic that family member you groan fashion that you cannot pull every time you see them. away, from with little twists It doesn’t take long to realand turns. While the detective ize that a lot of the informa-

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tion Molly gave was a lie and that most of the clues Corcoran has are not accurate, making the pending mystery even more difficult. In times like this, people are grimy and the episode makes it clear that these were hard times. Beggars litter the streets of New York and are living in the worst conditions imaginable. You can’t help to pity the detective as he grows more frustrated and still doesn’t realize how large the webs of lies are. Unfortunately for Molly, she has a tragic end that really takes you by surprise since she was a main character. Eva did warn her about crossing her, of course. ‘Copper’ airs on BBC America Sundays at 10 p.m.

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It seems as if another one of television’s funniest talents has been keeping busier than usual these past few weeks. Seth Green is the creator of the stop-motion animated sketch comedy show “Robot Chicken,” which airs on Adult Swim. An accomplished voice actor, Green also provides the voice of Chris Griffin on “Family Guy,” and Joker from the acclaimed video game trilogy “Mass Effect.” In light of all the recent projects Green has been involved with, would be interesting to discuss all of the various things the funny man has been up to. Green was recently a roaster at Comedy Central’s most recent celebrity roast, the time in honor of notorious comedienne and wannabe Presidential candidate Roseanne Barr. While the roast was in Barr’s honor, Green was the butt of many of the other comedian’s jokes mostly in reference to his rather short 5 foot 4 inches stature. Shortly after the roast, Seth Green appeared at the Star Wars Celebration official fan convention to reveal the first footage of his upcoming computer animated comedy series “Star Wars Detours.” Made in response to the overwhelmingly positive critical reception received by the Robot Chicken “Star Wars” specials. As the name implies the show will take a look at the odds and ins of the “Star Wars” galaxy. Highlights of the footage include Admiral Ackbar exclaiming over a dozen words before stumbling upon his iconic catchphrase, and Obi-Wan Kenobi attempting stand-up “his name was Windu and he fell out a Window!” Premiere dates have not been set but based on the little footage seen it is not to be missed. The most significant event that Seth has recently been involved in has been in Robot Chicken’s hilarious “DC Comics Special.” Following in the line of the shows highly successful “Star Wars” parody specials, the show premiered last week on Adult Swim. Seth personally directed the episode which featured various guest voice talents including the Megan Fox, Neil Patrick Harris, and Steven Tyler among many others. As usual for this “Robot Chicken” production, Green himself personally voiced numerous characters including the recurring nerd who in this episode hilariously discovers a Green Lantern power ring and proceeds to use it to make a self defense projection of Selena Gomez. Green also voiced Batman in the episode who gets his back broken four times by Bane as well as the bumbling Aquaman who as we all know is the lamest superhero simply for his powers which include talking to fish, and Green doesn’t let anyone forget it. And of course, Family Guy’s 11th season premieres on September 30. Announced at this summer’s comic con, Green’s character Chris is going to feature in a storyline upon where Chris ends up moving in with elderly neighborhood pedophile Hubert. All in all it’s been a busy few weeks for Seth Green and with all of these projects on his plate, it doesn’t look like he will have much free time any soon.

Alex.Sferrazza@UConn.edu


Monday, September 17, 2012

Focus

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Palace to file criminal complaint over Kate Middleton pics LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for Britain’s royal family will make a criminal complaint against the photographer who took pictures of Prince William’s wife Kate sunbathing topless in the south of France, William’s office said Sunday. The palace has already launched a civil lawsuit against France’s Closer magazine, which published the paparazzi snaps of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, relaxing during a holiday at a private villa in Provence. The couple is hitting back hard against publication of the pictures, which the palace called a “grotesque” abuse of the young royals’ privacy. A spokeswoman for William’s St. James’s Palace office said the couple’s lawyers would file a complaint with French prosecutors on Monday against the unidentified photographer or photographers involved. “The complaint concerns the taking of photographs of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge whilst on holiday and the publication of those photographs in breach of their privacy,” she said on condition of anonymity in keeping with palace policy.

The palace said it would be up to French prosecutors to decide whether to investigate and pursue a criminal case for breach of privacy or trespassing. The couple’s lawyers are already due in a Paris court Monday seeking an injunction against Closer’s publisher, the Italian media group Mondadori. It also publishes Italy’s Chi gossip magazine, which says it will publish 26 pages of the images on Monday. The palace will seek damages from the publisher, which is owned by former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi. The palace said it was considering “all proportionate responses” against Chi, though no decision has been made on legal action against it or the Irish Daily Star which reproduced the Closer photos on Saturday No British publication has run the pictures, and Britain’s tabloids have lined up to denounce them as an invasion of the duchess’ privacy. The strong response stands in contrast to the reception of naked photos of Prince Harry partying in Las Vegas, which appeared online last

month and were later published in Britain’s Sun tabloid. The palace shrugged off the photos, snapped during a game of strip billiards, and took no action against those who published them. Some see British papers’ reluctance to run the Kate photos as a sign that the country’s once-rambunctious tabloids have been cowed by a scandal over phone hacking and other wrongdoing, which brought public opprobrium and an ongoing media-ethics inquiry. The incident also has evoked memories of the paparazzi hounding of William’s late mother, Princess Diana. A coroner’s inquest found that pursuing photographers were partly responsible for her death in a Paris car crash in August 1997. In bad news for the Irish Daily Star, both its owners criticized it for publishing the Kate photos. British company Northern and Shell, which coowns the tabloid with Ireland’s Independent News and Media, said it was “profoundly dismayed” the Dublin newspaper had run the pictures. Its chief, Richard Desmond, said he planned to pull out of the joint venture that runs the tabloid.

Independent News and Media chief executive Joe Webb offered his “deepest apologies” and said the company would be “launching an internal inquiry to ensure there will never be a repeat of this breach of decency.” But Webb said in a statement he hopes to preserve the Irish Daily Star and its 70 employees. In Italy, the newspaper La Repubblica — a longtime foe of Silvio Berlusconi — criticized Chi’s decision to publish the photos, saying they were incompatible with his status as politician and statesman. Berlusconi’s daughter Marina, who heads Mondadori, defended her father, saying he could not interfere with the publisher’s “editorial autonomy.” La Repubblica said she had written to the newspaper asking rhetorically: “What should he have done? ... Should he have forced himself to not publish that which the overwhelming majority of gossip papers, in every part of the globe, would have competed with each other to have?”

US TV American Idol Judges

NEW YORK (AP) — The “American Idol” judges’ panel is now complete with the naming of singer-rapper Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban. The Fox network officially tapped the pair with an announcement Sunday, confirming rumors surrounding them both just hours before the first round of auditions for next season was due to begin in New York. Minaj is getting $12 million for a one-year deal on the hit Fox singing series, a person in the music industry with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the deal. A representative for Urban wouldn’t disclose the singer’s compensation for “Idol.” The announcement also settled the status of Randy Jackson. He will stay put as the sole remaining original “Idol” judge, scotching rumors he might assume a different role on the popular talent competition. This trio will join pop star Mariah Carey at a judges’ panel now expanded to four members from its previous three. The AP reported in July that Carey is receiving just shy of $18 million for a one-year contract with a renewal option. Arriving at Jazz at Lincoln Center, where the auditions would take place, Urban hailed “Idol” for its “great history of producing real stars.” As an “Idol” judge, he said he plans to be “authentic” but not cruel. “I did similar shows when I was very young in Australia,” he recalled, “and I was sort of crucified by one judge. So I don’t know that I’ll ever be THAT guy.” Minaj said during the auditions she’ll be looking for “a superstar,” which, she explained, is “something that can’t be defined in words.” Jackson called this pair of hires a “fresh, fresh, fresh ‘Idol’ one-two!” Minaj, he said, “brings a whole other cool vibe we’ve never had on the show, and Keith Urban? My God, he’s unbelievably talented!” When Carey was asked whether she had eagerly awaited news of who would join her as judges, she cracked that, no, she hadn’t, “because all I really care about is me,” but quickly added, “Only kidding.” Turning serious, she said she didn’t know what kind of judge she would be. “Am I the mean one? Am I the nice one? ... It’s not about me, me, me, it’s about them (the contestants) and what I can bring to them to help guide them in the right direction,” said Carey. Ryan Seacrest will remain as host when the show returns for its 12th season in January. “Last night,” he said, “we had a chance to really get together for the first time as a group. Everybody made a toast and talked about how special it was that they were here, and why they were here. So we’re off to a good start.” Seacrest took note of “the serious and obvious diversity on this panel,” adding, “You can see just by the panel the kind of power the show has.” The makeup of the panel has been in flux since Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez announced their exits in July. Carey signed on later that month. “I am thrilled about this year’s judges panel,” said Mike Darnell, Fox president of Alternative Entertainment. “With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan, we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around.” “Idol” is looking for its famous new faces to supercharge a show that remains a ratings leader but has seen its viewership and pop-culture clout erode in recent seasons in an increasingly crowded talent show field. Besides Fox sibling “The X Factor,” which recently added Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as judges, there’s NBC’s “The Voice,” which boasts Christina Aguilera among its big names. Minaj, 29, is known for her colorful hairstyles, wardrobe and antics. A native of Trinidad who grew up in New York, she has scored with hits like “Starships,” ‘’Turn Me On,” and “Super Bass,” her seventh single, which has sold more than 4 million copies.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Comics

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Procrastination Animation by Michael McKiernan

Classic I Hate Everything by Carin Powell

Horoscopes by Brian Ingmanson Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 9 -- More possibilities appear over the next seven months. You make beneficial contacts and earn new security. Others appreciate your natural charm. Luck is on your side. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Stash away treasures for later. Recordkeeping is getting easier with your flexibility. You’ll find plenty of uses for the money you save. Your confidence grows.

Stickcat by Karl Jason, Frtiz & Chan

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Seek balance and relax. A creative project is very rewarding, in many ways. Contact associates in other countries. For the next seven months, you’ll learn more about your partner. Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Change is becoming child’s play. Your work is easier, thanks to new technology and outside-the-box thinking. You are immensely popular now. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Find extra inspiration by going outdoors or for a short hike. Let your ideas simmer overnight. You’re lucky in love now. You’re luckier than usual in general.

Shapes by Alex Papanastassiou

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Note the destructive criticism, but don’t fall for it. Focus on the positive, and fire up the optimism. You’re a powerful financial engine. Promise the family you’ll be with them later. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Abundance is available all around you. Open your eyes and soak up the love and support of your community. Learning is a snap. Meditate now. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Work with a female prospers. You have more than expected now. Earn more money. Accept encouragement, especially when you most need it. It’s there. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- You’ll be more effective from now on. Grab the passion of the moment by the horns, and ride it like a bull. There may be more than you thought. Believe you can prosper. Abundance is available.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Housework is particularly satisfying now, but so is office work. Find a balance, even if it requires venturing into new territory. A female makes it all work. It can be fun, depending on your attitude. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- Do the jobs that pay best first. Send your invoice right away, and get paid sooner rather than later. Group objectives are becoming more attainable for the rest of the year. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- You’re very cute now, so take advantage. For seven months, tie up loose ends in career training. Balance it by relaxing. Learn something new.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

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Sports

Plucenik sparks Huskies over St. Johns By Peter Logue Staff Writer

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Freshman forward Liana Hinds works around a defender in a recent game at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. Hinds has five shots on goal in the eight games she has played this season.

Agabiti: Enjoy the Extra UConn. You deserve it. from MY GIFT, page 12 interest in college basketball, I observed Calhoun from a distance, I was kind of set apart. These guys were front-andcenter and to many of them, the Calhoun retirement meant the end of an era that meant so much to them. I’m sorry, but I just didn’t get that emotional. I honestly wouldn’t have been there, had it not been my job. I think the moment when I felt the most awkward was afterward when I was immediately to the left of Kemba Walker in a small circle of people interviewing him. I accidentally bumped him with my iPhone while recording him, actually. I didn’t really have anything to ask him, but came up with something, got the quote and went on my way. It was cool, but not this epic moment that it would be for some. All that being said, consider the addition to this newspaper, the jacket wrapped around the regular paper, my gift to all of you. Keep it, cherish it. You

deserve it. I worked pretty hard on it and want you all to have it. Use it to remember not only the legend that is Jim Calhoun, but the times you spent with your family braving miserable nights to travel to Gampel for a game. Use it to remember when you and your buddies rushed the court against Texas or when you spent your spring break in New York so you could go to the Big East Tournament. Treat it like you would a great movie. “Oh you remember when he...?” “Oh yeah! Or how about that shot when...?” Do that. Sit around watching Youtube clips of those moments and remember the magic. But even more importantly, remember also the people alongside you who made it special, some of whom might no longer be with you. Enjoy. Follow Dan on Twitter @ DanAgabiti

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By Matt Stypulkoski Staff Writer Through seven games so far this season the UConn field hockey team has allowed only three goals, and that stout defense is in large part to goalkeeper, Sarah Mansfield. Mansfield, a junior from Cornall, England, stopped eight shots this weekend for the Huskies and posted two shutouts, bringing her total to three clean sheets on the season. Coach Nancy Stevens was impressed with her goalie’s work between the pipes, especially in pressure situations against Rutgers on Saturday – a game in which she made seven saves. “The big save obviously was it’s 1-0 – we give up a penalty stroke – and she made that big save against Rutgers and that helped tipped momentum, I think, in our direction,” Stevens said. “And, yeah, she’s just been terrific.” Louisa Boddy also came up big for UConn as she netted a hat-trick in the Big East opener against the Scarlet Knights, with all three goals coming

off of penalty corners. “She hits one of the hardest balls in the country and I certainly wouldn’t want to play defense against her,” Stevens said. “She can really hit the cover off the ball.” But while Boddy’s big shot was a big part of her success on Saturday, Stevens also was sure to give her teammates credit as well. “For her to score, they have to all be assisted,” Stevens said. “So, we had a doubleassist on two of the goals and then a single assist on the other goal. The corner execution the whole way around was quite good, with Katherine Baker who inserts it and Chrissy [Davidson] is the stopper and then Louisa finishes. But everything has to work for Louisa to score.” In addition to her hat-trick on Saturday, Boddy tallied three shots against Yale on Sunday, including one shot on goal. Mansfield made one save on an attempt against the Bulldogs.

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from REVENGE, page 12 percent in College Park, as the team had been hit with the flu while still in Storrs. Battling illness and the media circus surrounding the “Edsall Bowl,” coach Paul Pasqualoni was effusive in his praise of his club’s gameday effort. “Our guys are pretty grounded,” Pasqualoni said. “It was a great team win, exhausting, but I think they handled things the right way…. They handled adversity very well last week. They handled victory very well this week.”

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Goaltending key to UConn's success

McCombs rushes for 97 Yards in road win over Maryland Playing without cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, outside linebacker Jory Johnson and newly injured defensive end Jesse Joseph, the Huskies stood tall when it counted most. Smallwood, Moore and cornerback Taylor Mack all made plays in their teammates’ absence to stop the final Maryland possession. It has since been revealed that the senior Joseph will be out for the season with an Achilles injury. Many Huskies, even those on the field, were not at 100

The UConn women’s soccer benefitted from a breakthrough performance by Andrea Plucenik to roll over St. Johns 5-1 in Queens on Sunday afternoon. Senior forward Danielle Schulmann her prolific scoring streak with a goal 10:39 into the first half to put the Huskies on the board. The goal was her ninth of the season and she is leading UConn in goals, assists (6) and points (24). The Huskies were able to extend their lead when senior defender Karen Gurnon was able to finish on a corner kick from teammate Riley Houle for her first goal of the season and the second of her career. With her team staked to a 2-0 advantage, Plucenik took over. The redshirt freshman entered the game with one goal on the season, but she would erupt for a hat trick on Sunday to push the game out of

reach. She scored her first of the afternoon 37:46 into the first half and would connect again only four minutes later breaking away from the crowd and beating the goalie with a shot from ten yards out. The Huskies headed into halftime with a 4-0 advantage. St. Johns would get on the board when Casey Marks scored with 62:48 remaining. The goal was the only mishap of the afternoon for UConn goalie Leigh-Ann Jaggon, who played her first complete collegiate game. The junior now has a record of 1-1 on the season. The victory improved the Huskies Big East record to 1-1 following a conference-opening defeat to Syracuse last Thursday, 4-3. They will next be in action on Wednesday night for another Big East matchup when they travel to the nation’s capital to face Georgetown.

UConn quarterback Chandler Whitmer completed 10 of 16 pass attempts for 68 yards without a touchdown or interception on the day. Running back Lyle McCombs carried the ball 28 times en route to 97 total yards, both season-highs. McCombs finished an impressive 10-play, 76-yard drive early in the fourth quarter with his second score of the season. The touchdown proved to be the game winner. However, the early headline came in the first frame, courtesy of senior wide receiver/returner Nick Williams. After picking up a bouncing Nick Renfro punt, Williams weaved his way through the Maryland special teams 58 yards the other way for the first points of the game. “It ignited us,” Pasqualoni said. The opening quarter score put the UConn up 7-0 before they doubled their lead in the second. Scott McCummings powered his way through on a designed quarterback run from four yards out, shortly after Edsall had called timeout. The Huskies had broken out in their ‘Wildcat’ formation on third down and returned to it after the stoppage in play. Maryland then responded with their first points via a 19-yard touchdown scamper by back up running back Wes Brown. Hills completed an impressive fourth down pass to freshman Stefon Diggs, who ran for extra yards to set up the Brown touchdown. Diggs, the no. 13 ranked

recruit in the country a year ago, finished with 166 total returning yards and 57 yards receiving with one score. The 14-7 score held until halftime when a 34-yard Chad Christen field goal was knocked in as the long highlight of a very brief third quarter. Facing a two-score deficit to open the final fifteen minutes, Hills and the Maryland offense began to stall just outside of field goal range. Scrambling to his right on a key third down, Hills heaved a prayer pass towards top receiver Marcus Leak who, tangled with Mack at the two-yard line, tipped the ball behind him. Snatching the tumbling ball out of the air, Diggs tapped his left foot inside the end zone to score an improbable six points for the Terps. With their backs against the wall as much as they had been all afternoon, the UConn offense answered with their best series of the season. Minutes later, the victory was held on to by the defense, which set the table for the entire team to celebrate. The Huskies return to action next Saturday when they travel to Kalamazoo, MI for a clash with Western Michigan. Last year, the Broncos left Rentschler Field with a win after a heartbreaking 35-28 October shootout. This year’s contest is scheduled to kick off at 2:00 p.m. and can be seen in its entirety on SNY.

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A UConn field hockey playey plays the ball away from a Yale defender in a recent gam against the Yale Bulldogs.

NHL locks out its players NEW YORK (AP) — The clock struck midnight, and the NHL turned into another sports league closed for business. Unable to reach agreement on a new labor deal, the National Hockey League locked out its players at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, the third major pro sport to impose a work stoppage in the last 18 months, behind the NFL and NBA. The action also marks the fourth shutdown for the NHL since 1992, including a yearlong dispute that forced the cancellation of the entire 2004-05 season when the league successfully held out for a salary cap. That fight ended with the latest collective bargaining agreement, and when it ended Commissioner Gary Bettman followed through on his longstanding pledge to lock out the players if no deal was in place. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the shutdown was in effect. The union said it would have no comment. The sides were so far apart in their discussions that they didn't even meet face-to-face for negotiations on Saturday. The core issue is money — how to split a $3.3 billion pot of revenue. The owners want to decrease the percentage of hockey-related revenue that goes to players, while the union wants a guarantee that players annually get at least the $1.8 billion in salaries paid out last season. Hours before the deadline, the lockout was considered a foregone conclusion. "We talked with the union this morning, and in light of the fact that they have nothing new to offer, or any substantive response to our last proposal, there would be nothing gained by convening a bargaining session at this time," Daly said in a

statement earlier Saturday. "I'm sure that we will remain in contact in the coming days." The dispute is latest chapter in labor unrest that has vexed American professional sports. The NFL was locked out for much of the offseason in 2011 while the last NBA season was shortened from 82 games to 66 and began on Christmas. Baseball successfully reached a labor deal and some have suggested that the fact MLB didn't have a work stoppage has to do with the fact that baseball has no salary cap, allowing for more wiggle room in negotiations. Despite a third straight day of telephone discussions between Daly and players' association special counsel Steve Fehr, the brother of NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr, hopes of face-to-face talks were dashed early Saturday. "We suggested that the parties meet in advance of the owners' self-imposed deadline of midnight tonight," Steve Fehr said Saturday in a written statement. "Don Fehr, myself and several players on the Negotiating Committee were in the City and prepared to meet. The NHL said that it saw no purpose in having a formal meeting. "There have been and continue to be private, informal discussions between representatives of both sides." It now appears unlikely that training camps will open next week. The regular season is scheduled to begin Oct. 11, but that is also in peril. "It's a sad situation for everybody. Nobody wants to be in this spot," Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. "We couldn't agree on a deal. We see it one way, and the owners another way unfortunately."


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Team chemistry strong for field hockey from HUSKIES, page 12 for the season with a knee injury.” The chemistry is starting to come together at the right time for the field hockey team. “There’s a bunch of new players out there and they’re starting to get a feel for each other, so our passing patterns are crisper and the movement’s better,” Stevens said. “Even though we’re 7-0, you know it’s a great start, the last three wins have been 2-1, 2-1, 2-1 and really hard fought. So I think we took a big step this weekend.” The Huskies will once again be put to the test in their next home game this Friday under the lights against University of New Hampshire.

Erica.Brancato@UConn.edu

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Yankees and Orioles fight for AL East title By Matt Stypulkoski Staff Writer When I first heard the news that Major League Baseball was adding a second wildcard team to the playoffs, I hated the change. Now that the Yankees are in a neck-and-neck race for the AL East title with the Orioles, I really hate it. Over the course of the past month or so, New York has played their way into a dangerous position, fighting to stay as far away from the one-game playoff between the two wildcard teams as they can. Baseball - more than any other sport - is a game in which any team can win on any given day. Even the worst of teams win 60 games. That’s why the season is 162 games long – because over time, the best teams show their mettle and the lesser ones fade away. That’s why a one-game playoff is so dangerous in the MLB – anything can happen. A hot

pitcher, a blown save or a single swing can mean the difference between advancing to the next round of the playoffs or the end of a six-month long campaign. And right now, the Yankees are far too unpredictable of a team to risk playing Russian Roulette with a single game in October. Their supposed ace, C.C. Sabathia, has blown leads in all of his last five starts and is 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA since the beginning of this month. Although the team is 2nd in the league in runs scored, they are 11th in batting average, relying heavily on homeruns for their offensive production, which tend to be hard to come by when the air gets cool and the playoffs begin as pitching takes control of the games. Perhaps the most alarming statistic about this team is their failure to perform in the clutch, as the veteran squad is below .500 in one-run games, losing 22 of the 40 they have

played in this year. On the other hand, the Orioles, their main competition for the division title, have gone 27-8 in such contests. As much as I hate to say it, unless this team gets hot at what would be the perfect time, they appear destined to break mine and so many other New York hearts as they bow out during the ALDS, as fans have become so accustomed to since over the past several years. The spark in the rapidly aging roster just seems to be missing, even if they’re good for some firework shows on occasion. Explosiveness isn’t their problem, but consistency sure is, and over a sevengame series that’s about all that matters. Hopefully I’m wrong, but let this be a warning Yankees fans – the future looks less than promising when it comes to adding a 28th World Championship banner

Matt.Stypulkoski@UConn.edu

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ew York Yankees catcher Chris Stewart congratulates relief pitcher Rafael Soriano after the Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3

Volleyball improves to 8-6 after defeating Harvard

A UConn volleyball player gets in position to bump the ball in in a recent game at Gampel Pavilion.

By Scott Carroll Campus Correspondent

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UConn women’s volleyball defeated the Harvard Crimson 3-0 Friday in straight sets on Friday bringing their record to 8-6 on the season. The team was led by senior Mattison Quayle with 13 kills and freshman Erika Thomas with 10 kills. Marissa Prinzbach provided her team with opportunity, after opportunity as she recorded a match high 38 assists. Kelsey Maving continued her strong junior campaign with another 26 digs to bring her career total over 1,500. The Huskies took the first set by a score of 27-25 with a match high 18 kills. The Huskies fended off the Crimson who showed signs of

life early. Unfortunately for the Crimson, this is the closest they would come to victory, as the next to sets were hardly close. The Huskies won the second set 25-17 behind thunderous kills by Mattison Quayle. The third set was a blowout as the Huskies emerged victorious, 25-10. It was truly an all-around team effort against the Crimson. Devon Maugle recorded nine kills for the Huskies, while Brianna Datti, scored 12 digs on the way to victory. “I am very proud of my team tonight,” said Coach Strauss O’Brien. “We came out and improved on the little things. We killed the ball very well, eighteen plus times, and passed and set the ball very

well.” She also seemed very pleased with her young players, namely freshmen Erika Thomas who had nine blocks to go along with her ten kills. “She’s about to explode,” said Coach Strauss-O’Brien. “I really hope she can back this performance up in the games to come.” UConn’s next home game is next Friday against the Villanova Wildacats (5-7) currently on a four-game losing streak. The Huskies fell to the Wildcats in four sets last year, 3-1. This will be an opportunity avenge their loss from last year as the younger players on the team continue to improve.

Scott.Carroll@UConn.edu


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What's Next Home game

Away game

Football (2-1) Sept. 22 Western Michigan 1 p.m.

Sept. 29 Buffalo Noon

Oct. 6 Rutgers TBA

Sept. 22 St. John’s 7 p.m.

The Daily Question Kevin Ollie be coaching the 2013-2014 season at Q : “Will UConn?” A : “Uncle Kev is taking the stairs to year 2!”

Oct. 13 Temple TBA

Oct. 19 Syracuse 8 p.m.

Sept. 25 Yale 7 p.m.

Next Paper’s Question:

“How many tackles will UConn linebacker Yawin Smallwood make this season?

-TJ Souhlaris, 7th-semester puppetry major.

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» MLB

AP

Rays lose 6-4 to Yankees

Bobby Valentine

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Locked Out...Again Sept. 29 Notre Dame 7 p.m.

Oct. 3 Georgetown 3 p.m.

Women’s Soccer (5-3-1) Sept. 21 Sept. 23 Georgetown Villanova 1 p.m. 3 p.m.

Sept 28 DePaul 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 30 Notre Dame Noon

Oct. 5 USF 7 p.m.

Field Hockey (7-0) Sept. 29 New Hampshire 7 p.m.

Sept. 23 Villanova Noon

Volleyball Sept. 19 Sacred Heart 7 p.m.

Sept. 29 Providence 7 p.m.

Oct. 3 UMass 6 p.m.

Sept. 30 BU 5 p.m.

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Sept. 21 Villanova 7 p.m.

Sept. 23 Georgetown 2 p.m.

Sept. 29 St. Johns 2 p.m.

Oct. 6 Notre Dame 2 p.m.

Men’s Cross Country Sept. 22 CCSU Invite 11 a.m.

Oct. 6 N.E. Champ. Noon

Oct. 13 Conn. College Invite TBA

Oct. 19 CCSU Mini-Meet 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 26 Big East Championship TBA

Women’s Cross Country Sept. 22 Sept. 29 CCSU Griak Invite Invite 11:00 a.m. 1:10 p.m.

Oct. 7 New England Championships Noon

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to reporters after meeting with team owners, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 in New York.

Oct. 12 Wisconsin Invitational 11 a.m.

Men’s Swimming and Diving Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Homecoming- Fordham And Alumni Meet Bucknell Noon TBA

Oct. 26 Army TBA

Nov. 3 Rutgers, Villanova and Georgetown 4 p.m.

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Men’s Soccer (5-0-1) Sept. 18 Boston College 7 p.m.

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Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The road back to the playoffs is getting bumpier for the Tampa Bay Rays. Russell Martin’s three-run homer highlighted an eventful early burst and the New York Yankees kept their AL East lead with a 6-4 win Sunday that ended a most damaging trip for the Rays. Minus ejected manager Joe Maddon, the Rays fell five games behind the Yankees and still trail the Orioles and Los Angeles Angels in the wild-card scramble. Cleanup man Matt Joyce also was tossed as Tampa Bay finished 1-5 on its visit to Yankee Stadium and Camden Yards. “The math isn’t in our favor,” Maddon said. Then again, Tampa Bay pulled off an incredible rally last season to earn a playoff spot on the final day. This year, an extra slot is available. “The baseball gods have created two wild cards, so let’s see what happens,” Maddon said. Ben Zobrist homered and doubled for Tampa Bay. Down 6-1 in the sixth inning, the Rays later brought the potential go-ahead run to the plate but couldn’t break through against the back end of the Yankees’ bullpen. “It seems like we’re pressing now,” Rays star Evan Longoria said. Hiroki Kuroda (14-10) struck out 10 in six innings and beat Tampa Bay for the second time this month. Rafael Soriano, the Yankees’ fifth pitcher, got his 40th save in 43 chances. Matt Moore (10-11) lost his fourth straight start. The rookie and Kuroda started out well in the last scheduled game between the teams, with the first nine outs overall on strikeouts. Each team finished with only five hits. Martin’s opposite-field shot to right field came during a crazy five-run third. The inning included an errant pickoff throw, a wild pitch, three walks, a pair of steals, Nick Swisher’s first sacrifice bunt of the season, warnings to both benches and Maddon’s ejection. “That third inning was just atrocious,” Moore said. Derek Jeter put the Yankees ahead with an RBI single, moments after playfully pointing his bat toward a young fan who was taking his picture while he was on deck. Alex Rodriguez clapped his hands after singling through the drawn-in infield for a 2-0 lead. Martin made it 5-0 with his 17th homer. Two batters later, Moore threw a 95 mph fastball behind the helmet of Curtis Granderson and plate umpire Paul Emmel immediately warned each side against any trouble. Maddon had a few words for Emmel. “I kept saying that’s not necessary,” Maddon said. “I said, ‘You’re wrong.’”

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Kolb throws, runs for TDs as Cards top Pats FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) then threw a 2-yard touchdown — Kevin Kolb took advantage pass to Andre Roberts 6 minof mistakes the Patriots made. utes into the third quarter after Stephen Gostkowski failed when a blocked punt and ran for a the Cardinals gave him one last 5-yard score on the third play of chance. the fourth as the Cardinals took a Kolb threw for one touchdown 20-9 lead. and ran for another, Gostkowski Trailing 20-12 after missed a potential winning field Gostkowski’s 53-yard field goal, goal in the final seconds, and Brady led his best drive of the Arizona upset New England game. He completed eight of 10 20-18 on Sunday. passes for 82 yards, capped by The Patriots took over when a 5-yard touchdown throw to Vince Wilfork recovGronkowski, making ered a fumble by it 20-18 with 2:06 Ryan Williams at the left. But his pass to Cardinals 30-yard for a 20 Gronkowski line with 1:01 left. A Arizona 2-point conversion 30-yard run into the New England 18 was broken up by end zone by Danny Kerry Rhodes. Woodhead was nulThe loss was the lified by a holding penalty against first in 11 home openers since Rob Gronkowski. New England the Patriots moved into Gillette then moved to the 24 before Tom Stadium in 2002. The Cardinals Brady spiked the ball to stop the ended a five-game losing streak clock with 6 seconds remaining. against the Patriots, beating them But Gostkowski, who had made for the first time since Sept. 29, his other four field-goal attempts, 1991. sent a 42-yard try wide to the left. The Patriots made numerous The Cardinals (2-0) won uncharacteristic mistakes. Patrick behind Kolb, filling in for John Peterson intercepted Brady on the Skelton, who missed the game Patriots’ first offensive play, the with a sprained right ankle. The Cardinals sacked him four times Patriots (1-1) lost tight end Aaron and they blocked a punt by Zoltan Hernandez to an ankle injury in Mesko, the first time that hapthe first quarter. pened to him in 122 punts as a Kolb overcame a shaky start, pro.

NFL

Manning throws for 510 as Giants edge Bucs 41-34

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. you live for. We’d have liked (AP) — Eli Manning needed a to play better, but if I was a fan near-record performance to make at the game and not so close, I up for his own mistakes and would have enjoyed it.” help the Super Bowl champion Manning, who completed 31 of New York Giants avoid a second 51 passes, made it really enjoystraight loss. able for Giants’ fans. The twoManning threw for 510 yards time Super Bowl MVP overcame and three touchdowns and a miserable first half with a 295 capped the second greatest pass- yards passing in the second half, ing day by a Giants’ quarterback tying for the eighth most in NFL by setting up Andre Brown’s history and coming up 3 yards game-winning 2-yard run with short of Phil Simms’ club record. a 50-yard pass that After his three firstlifted New York to half interceptions a wild 41-34 vicstaked the Bucs tory Sunday over to an 11-point 34 (1-1) the Tampa Bay Tampa Bay lead, Manning was Buccaneers. New York 41 nearly flawless when The game feathe Giants needed tured four touchhim at his best. downs in the final 6:48, and “Eli hung in. He made a couended with some postgame ple of bad plays, but he didn’t squabbling between Giants coach get discouraged,” Coughlin said. Tom Coughlin and Tampa Bay “We just kept talking about the coach Greg Schiano. Coughlin character of this team and we screamed at the former Rutgers finally made some plays and coach after Manning was came back.” Manning threw touchdowns of knocked down on the final play because the Bucs went all out to 23 yards to Hakeem Nicks, 80 to try to force a fumble on a kneel- Victor Cruz and 33 to Martellus Bennett with 3:59 to play to down. “I told some of our young play- give New York a 34-27 lead. ers, you’ve played in big games After Cruz scored and celebrated in college, but this is something with his trademark salsa, Brown else,” Giants defensive captain scored on a 2-point conversion Justin Tuck said. “This is what run to tie the game.

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REVENGE OVER RANDY

“My gift to all of you”

UConn defeats Maryland on the road to improve to 2-1

By Andrew Callahan Senior Staff Writer

Dan Agabiti #Thatawkwardmomentwhen you go to a retirement press conference for a legendary coach and you feel really out of place. I’ve been in situations before where I just felt like I didn’t belong; they’re really uncomfortable. I just kind of sit or stand around, unsure of what to do or how to fit in, it’s just really awkward. For this Rhode Island native, the Calhoun retirement conference had that kind of feel to it. It felt weird. Don’t get me wrong, I was stoked to be at that presser. I feel so blessed that I got to play such a part in the retiring of a legend, I really do. But at the same time, I felt like there were so many others who should have been in my spot on that floor instead of me. I sat in my seat on the floor of Gampel Pavilion in the fifth row, behind VIP’s, and looked around at all the members of the media—people who had been around Calhoun for years—and I became uncomfortable. First of all, I had never in my life covered a men’s basketball game. I looked around and could see Dom Amore, Jeff Jacobs, Kevin Duffy, Andy Katz and so many other media members that I hold in high regard who have at least something of rapport with the now-retired coach. I’d never spoken to the man in my life. I was just there because that’s what you do as a sports editor. You cover big events. I just sat there. I listened, I tweeted. I listened some more, then tweeted again. Listen then tweet, listen then tweet and so it went for the duration of the time. I had a story to write. It felt even weirder looking at the stands and seeing hundreds and hundreds of people in attendance who cared a lot more than I did. I almost felt dirty, kind of like a 13 year-old Red Sox fan back in 2004 who watched the Sox beat the Cardinals in the World Series, knowing that probably thousands of fans died never getting to see that moment. Yeah, it was that sort of thing. You see, it wasn’t until around my eighth grade year that I first actually started to get into college basketball. I got most of my sports allegiances from my dad, who just wasn’t into college basketball because of all the upsets. He assumed the game was rigged—he wasn’t that far off, come to think of it. So being a Rhode Islander, I didn’t really have a good team to root for. I just watched for the fun of it and never really pledged loyalty to any one team. What I knew about UConn basketball was that the women’s program was consistently at an elite level and the men’s team teetered year to year, between extremely good and mediocre. Then I came to UConn and was thrust into this intense fan base of fiercely loyal fans. They were all so hardcore and though I would cheer, it was never at the level of people around me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a UConn fan and will always be; but nowhere near as much so as some of you are. I spoke with many kids over the span of Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon who grew up eating, sleeping and breathing UConn basketball. I looked on at the large group of students, rabid fans of the Huskies for quite a long time. I felt a little guilty that I was in a spot that some of them deserved. During the vast majority of my

» AGABITI, page 9

COLLEGE PARK– In a game with a long, dramatic build up, UConn nearly saw their shot at revenge over former coach Randy Edsall disappear in a flash. Suddenly, at the final gun on a hot day in Byrd Stadium, the dish best served cold was all theirs. Backed by another dominant defensive effort, the Huskies (2-1, 0-0) topped Maryland (2-1, 0-0) 24-21 for their first road win of the year. Linebackers Yawin Smallwood and Sio Moore each collected two and a half sacks as the UConn defense hounded Terrapins freshman quarterback Perry Hills’ all afternoon. The Terrapins were held to 205 yards of offense, with half of their total output coming in the first three quarters. “We’re out there saying just make the plays, make the tackles and get off the field,” Smallwood said. The Huskies’ current top-five defense got off the field for the final time with 19 seconds remaining on a 4th and 17 incompletion from Hills Kerry Boykins. Maryland had scored on their previous drive to cut the Husky lead from ten to three. When the UConn offense couldn’t answer, Maryland took over with 3:29 to go.

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Red shirt sophmore running back Lyle McCombs advances the ball down the field in a game against UMass at Rentschler Field on Aug. 30. MCombs rushed for 97 yards this weekend against Maryland.

» MCCOMBS, page 9

» MEN’S SOCCER

UConn routs Harvard to remain unbeaten

By Danny Maher Staff Writer The No. 4 UConn men’s soccer team exploded for six goals on the road Friday evening against Harvard, the 6-0 win was the largest margin of victory since 2010. The Huskies improve to 5-0-1. In a game that saw four yellow cards, UConn outshot Harvard 13-3 and scored three goals in each half. Junior Mamadou Diouf set the tone early scoring two goals of the game. The pair of goals gives him a team-high four goals this season. He also added an assist in the 46th minute on a through ball to senior Carlos Alvarez, who put the ball past the Harvard goalkeeper and into the back of the net. Already with a one-goal lead in the 11th minute, Diouf stole the ball from a Harvard defender at the top of the 18-yard box and fired a low shot past the their goalkeeper.

In the middle of the first half, Stephane Diop got in on action when curled a shot from the top of the box to the top opposite corner of the goal, scoring his first goal of the season.

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6 0 A pair of yellow cards led to senior Max Wasserman’s sec-

ond goal of the season on a free kick from just outside the box. Sophomore Allando Matheson netted his third goal of the season in the 88th minute to cap the scoring. Sophomore goalkeeper Andre Blake recorded his fourth shutout of the season, lowering his goal-against-average to 0.32 while his save percentage remained at .875 because he was not required to make any saves against the Crimson. Sophomore Jacob Wagmeister saw the first playing time of his career, in the last 12 minutes after the outcome no longer in doubt. Connecticut is joined by undefeated Marquette, Notre Dame, Georgetown and Pittsburgh atop the Big East Blue Division. The Huskies return home Tuesday night to face Boston College at 7 p.m. JESS CARSON/The Daily Campus

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Junior midfielder George Fochive works around a defender in a game agaisnt Washington.

» FIELD HOCKEY

Huskies extend winning streak to seven By Erica Brancato Campus Correspondent

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UConn defensmen Louisa Boddy passes the ball to a teamate in a recent game against Yale.

The UConn field hockey team defeated both Rutgers and Yale this weekend to advancing their season with an undefeated record of 7-0. With 53 shots on goal this weekend alone UConn proved their supremacy as a team. “Oh that is a lot isn’t it? I didn’t add them up. Wow,” said UConn’s head coach Nancy Stevens about the number of goals. The Huskies dominated the second half of their first conference game of the season, beat-

ing Rutgers 5-0. UConn’s 12 penalty corners to Rutger’s four resulted in two of the five goals of the game. Chloe Hunnable and Emily Walsh added in two goals for the Huskies, while Louisa Boddy, a defender, got her first hat trick of the season. Sarah Mansfield helped keep the momentum up by blocking Rutger’s Carlie Rough’s penalty stroke with 23:02 into the contest. UConn’s first big conference win helps them get one step closer to the Big East Championship. As if one win wasn’t enough for the weekend, the Huskies were victorious on Sunday as well. With their recent overtime

triumph against rival Harvard, Yale was eager to continue the winning streak. However, they couldn’t keep up with the fast paced game that UConn played. Yale had only one shot on goal compared to UConn’s 28. Marie Elena Bolles and Erin Koonz added in goals for the Huskies, while Alicia Angelini’s effortless penalty stroke to the bottom right hand side of the goal helped UConn defeat Yale 3-0. “I think our task at the beginning of the season was to replace seven out of 11 starters,” Stevens said. “We start 11 players. Seven are gone. Six

» TEAM, page 10


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