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Alcohol violations top UConn crime report By Keriana Kachmar Staff Writer
DISNEY TAKES OVER FAIRFIELD WAY Greek life kicks off Homecoming Parade.
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According to the annual security report released by the UConn Police Department, the most common crimes on campus are drug and alcohol related. For the third year in a row, liquor violations are the number one verified offense reported to the UConn Police, followed by arrests due to drug violations, liquor violations and driving while intoxicated. But according to Lieutenant
Christopher Casa of the UConn Police Department, larceny is the most common crime on campus, although the police department is not federally mandated to include it in the annual report. “Most of the crimes on campus are not high violence crimes,” Casa said. “They’re mostly just crimes of opportunity.” Casa described the reports of larceny as cases of stolen laptops, cell phones, iPods and other common items left unattended. Steve Sobchuk, a 5th-semester mechanical engineering major,
thought that the number one crime on campus would be underage drinking, but was not surprised to find that it was larceny, with alcohol as a close second. In the second week of school, Sobchuk’s car was broken into in Y-Lot, where his radio, iPod and other small items were stolen. “They tried to steal my car, which they were unsuccessful at, so they stole my radio,” Sobchuk said. “It’s definitely good to have the crime information. I know some people from rural areas where stuff doesn’t get stolen, so they think it
won’t happen here and then they get a reality check when it does. I lock up all my stuff and don’t leave anything unattended.” The annual security report also releases the nature and location of hate crimes related to religion, sexual orientation and ethnicity/ national origin that occur on and around campus. There were four hate crimes in 2009. The 16-page document also rovides information on dormitory fires, including the dormitory name, the type of fire and the cause of the fire. There were 19
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fires in 2009, mostly cooking and trash fires. They totalled $6,756 in property damage. Two of the fires were deemed intentional, with the rest accidental or unable to be determined. Along with crime statistics on campus, the annual security report also includes other resources for students and community members, including definitions of crimes, emergency procedures, emergency contact information and safety policy information.
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EcoHusky starts “Eco Madness”
By Purbita Saha Staff Writer
It’s that time of year again; Eco-Madness, the annual interdorm environmental competition, begins today and will extend through Sunday, Oct. 24. Eco-Madness involves all UConn students who live in Buckley, East, Northwest, Towers, Shippee and West. The residence building that cuts its percentage of energy usage the most, or uses the least amount of water per capita, will be deemed as the winner in the challenge. The dorm that is most victorious will receive a dairy bar ice cream party and a
certificate of commendation. Eco-Madness, which is organized by the EcoHusky club, has been an event at UConn since 2006. EcoHusky Vice President Catherine Pomposi, a 9th-semester environmental science major, said the competition had been a success in the past four years. Last year was especially noteworthy, as students were able to save 82,000 gallons of water and 14 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions during the month-long contest “Students got to do a good deed by watching how much they use in water and energy and had the opportunity to win a free ice cream party,” said Pomposi
Pomposi said that because of the drought, water conservation is a main issue this year. She believes that EcoMadness will help spread awareness about the fact that the campus is facing a water shortage. Because of the restrictions, the members of EcoHusky decided to tack on the additional challenge of using less water, Pomposi said. To advertise, EcoHusky has had its members put up fliers in the dorm buildings and contact resident assistants and students through e-mail. Pomposi said that she herself would be working closely with the RAs so
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Amid peace signs, hemp bracelets, henna tattoos, laptop bumper stickers advocating for a slew of different human rights campaigns and Yummy Earth organic lollipops, Idealists United met at 6:30 last Tuesday night in Beach Hall. Its mission is to promote awareness, build community and educate locally and globally. Throughout the school year Idealists – the club’s nickname – organizes free concerts, movies, guest speakers and interactive events to bring students together to work for social change. In the past the group has held such events as NURU International and Billionaires for Wealthcare. Halloween 2008 the group held Funk the War, an antiwar dance protest. The group built a “funk machine” and danced around campus spreading facts about the war and supporting peace. “Anyone is welcome, we want to form a coalition of people that are socially conscience and aware,” said Brenna Regan, a 5th-semester sociology and environmental justice major and the club’s secretary. During its most recent meeting, the club broke into three groups to address some of their goals this year. The Chief Financial Officer of Idealists
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EIC’s response to controversial comics Last Tuesday, the comics “Victory Lap” and “Milksteak and Jellybeans” prompted a number of students to write to us expressing their displeasure that such comics would be printed. I’d like to take a moment to respond. The comics section is considered to be part of the opinion section of The Daily Campus. Like everything else in the opinion section (with the exception of the editorials), they do not represent the views of the newspaper as a whole, nor those of its entire staff. Both comics were intended as satire, though they failed in that regard. If a work intended for satire upholds what it meant to subvert, it has failed as satire. Clearly, both comics
did just that. The current policy for the section prohibits publication of profanity (except ass), unless a letter of the word is replaced with an asterisk. It also prohibits actual depictions of violence or sex. We will be working on creating a stronger policy. Both comics fell within the guidelines of the current policy, as well as within the rights given to all Americans in the First Amendment. On page two, both artists have voluntarily prepared a response. If anyone has any further questions or comments, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. –John Kennedy Editor-in-Chief The Daily Campus
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Conn. soldier dies in Iraq HARTFORD (AP) — A Connecticut soldier has died while serving in Iraq. The body of Army Pfc. Gebrah Noonan of Watertown was returned to Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Saturday. The Defense Department did not provide details about the death of Noonan, who was 26. Gov. M. Jodi Rell said Noonan died Thursday in a noncombat incident while on duty in Fallujah, Iraq. She said no other details were available. Rell ordered U.S. and Connecticut flags lowered to half-staff. Joe Pieksza (Peck-shaw), a neighbor in Watertown, called Noonan a very cordial young man who always smiled. His death is the second Connecticut casualty in about a month. Army National Guard Sgt. Steven Deluzio of South Glastonbury, a member of the Vermont National Guard, was killed Aug. 22 in Afghanistan.
Citizenship ceremony to be held on ship
NEW LONDON (AP) — A naturalization ceremony for 13 new American citizens is set for an unusual place: aboard a ship once used by Nazi Germany. Federal Judge Warren Eginton is scheduled to administer the Oath of Allegiance Monday to the new citizens aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, which is docked at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London. Congressman Joe Courtney is expected to speak. Others scheduled to attend are Rear Adm. J. Scott Burhoe of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a former German naval cadet who sailed aboard the Eagle during World War II. The Coast Guard Academy says the 1936 ship was originally used by Nazi Germany to train Navy cadets and was taken by the U.S. as a prize after the war.
Israel to end settlement slowdown
REVAVA, West Bank (AP) — Jewish settlers released balloons and broke ground on a kindergarten in celebration Sunday as the last hours of a 10-month construction slowdown ticked away, while U.S. and Israeli leaders tried to figure out how to keep Palestinians from walking out of peace talks over the expiration of the restrictions. In Revava, a settlement deep in the West Bank, about 2,000 activists released 2,000 balloons in the blue and white of the Israeli flag at sundown. The balloons were meant to symbolize the 2,000 apartments that settlers say are ready to be built immediately. “Today it’s over and we will do everything we can to make sure it never happens again,” settler leader Dani Dayan told the crowd. “We return with new energy and a new determination to populate this land.”
New Muslim comic book superhero on the way NEW YORK (AP) — Comic book fans will soon be getting their first glimpse at an unlikely new superhero — a Muslim boy in a wheelchair with superpowers. The new superhero is the brainchild of a group of disabled young Americans and Syrians who were brought together last month in Damascus by the Open Hands Intiative, a non-profit organization founded by U.S. philanthropist and businessman Jay T. Snyder. The superhero’s appearance hasn’t been finalized, but an early sketch shows a Muslim boy who lost his legs in a landmine accident and later becomes the Silver Scorpion after discovering he has the power to control metal with his mind.
Chavez fights for control CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez tried to break his long-standing monopoly on power Sunday in congressional elections, while the firebrand leader rallied his supporters urging them to “attack” through the ballot box. Voters formed long lines at polling stations during elections that stirred strong sentiment on both sides of Venezuela’s deep political divide. After casting his ballot, Chavez said turnout could be as high as 70 percent. “The people are speaking,” Chavez said, calling it proof the country has a healthy democracy.
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Students explore immigration issue By Garrett Gianneschi Campus Correspondent Students walking down Fairfield Way were exposed to a mock immigration checkpoint outside the Student Union in an effort to raise awareness about illegal immigrants in the U.S., according to Dan D’Ademo, a 5th-semester business management major. Volunteers of the ResLife -sponsored event would ask passersby their mock “checkpoint” questions like “Excuse me sir, are you an illegal immigrant?” or “Do you have your immigration papers?” said D’Ademo. “We hope they [students] become more aware of the laws set against illegal immigrants and form an opinion, whether it is positive or negative,” said D’Ademo. But not everyone passing by the center of campus was in the mood to be questioned about their status as an illegal immigrant. “Some people got a little offended when I asked them if they are here illegally, some people just laugh, and some just don’t say anything,” said Jason Schinis, a volunteer at the event and 9th-semester biomedical engineering and German double major. However, not everyone was inconvenienced by the security checkpoint. “This is the true representation of this country,” said Daniel Hanley, a 5th-semester business management and political science double major. “Its the fact that they [people associated with the event] are fighting against these laws and that they are trying to inform people, which says the most [about the U.S.].” The illegal immigrant law
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Ryan Barone, hall director for Buckley and Shippee and Jose Carmona, a 9th-semester resource economics and Spanish major, stop a passerby during a mock “Immigration Checkpoint” on Fairfield Way Friday.
D’Ademo is referring to is SB 1070, a state legislative act passed in Arizona last April. Proponents and critics alike agree that it is the broadest and strictest anti-illegal immigration measure in decades, according to a New York Times article by Randal C. Archibold. “[It] would make the failure to carry immigration documents a crime and give the police broad power to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally.” Shortly after the act was passed, the governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, and the state legislature passed an amendment, which tries to reduce the possibility of racial profiling by only allowing police to investigate immigration status to a “lawful stop, detention, or arrest,” according to the Arizona legislature website. D’Ademo was also trying to muster support for the Federal DREAM
Act at the mock checkpoint by asking students to sign a petition supporting USG passage of legislation supporting the act. The DREAM Act, if passed by the federal legislature, would allow qualifying undocumented youth to be eligible for a six-year-long conditional path to citizenship that requires completion of a college degree or two years of military service. Compared to the standard naturalization process of applying for a green card and then applying to become a citizen, this act would speed up and add more viable paths to becoming a citizen. But a form of the DREAM Act has been trying to pass through Congress since 2001, according to the Library of Congress website. “It is now unclear when the bill will come up [in the Senate],” said Mariel Hincapie, executive director
of the National Immigration Law Center, in a Sept. 21 press release addressing supporters of the bill. The DREAM Act is still waiting in line behind another bill. Because they will not make a decision on the bill in front of the DREAM Act, “Ultimately, those in opposition voted not in favor of the process,” said Hincapie. Following the checkpoint stage of the event was a showing of “Crossing Over,” a movie about immigrants of different nationalities trying to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. According to UConn’s event calendar, after the movie was a discussion that focused on ways for students to become engaged around issues broadly related to immigration broadly and the DREAM Act specifically.
In response to last Tuesday’s comics: letters from the artists I understand a number of students were offended by the ”Milksteak And Jellybeans” comic published last Tuesday. As the author, I want to make it clear right away that that was never my intent. I try to elicit laughter (or at least a casual smile), not outrage. The comic depicts one woman and one man. They act as individuals and are not meant to represent entire genders. Yes, one can interpret the female character as simple-minded and easily manipulated. I’m sure out of the more than three billion women out there, a few are like that. I’m
sure plenty of men are too. While the female character is depicted in a negative light, so is the male. He’s a sleazy, sexobsessed, manipulative jerk. I definitely wasn’t trying to say all men are like that either. In the end, I hope this explanation and response sheds some light on things. I don’t hate women. I don’t think they’re stupid. And I don’t intend to send those messages. If anyone out there wants to continue this discussion, feel free to e-mail email@example.com. –Alex Dellin
EcoHuskies to participate in National Green Volunteer Day from ECOHUSKY page 1 that they could “try and plan some programs around sustainability or conservation.” Also, volunteers who pledged to be “Eco-Captains” will be handing out conservation tips and free CFL lightbulbs in their dorms. According to Pomposi, EcoHusky will evaluate this year’s results to see if the campus was aware of EcoMadness. If the output isn’t promising, she said that the club would increase its advertising in the future. The EcoHusky club will be participating in National Green Volunteer Day on Oct. 2 by fixing up the trails at the Hillside Environmental
Education Park. At the end of October, the club will also be hosting Green Week, which, according to Pomposi, is a series of events focusing on various aspects of environmental awareness and sustainability. This semester EcoHuskys will focus on making EcoMadness a fun and efficient challenge for everyone on campus, and producing tangible results. “It’s our goal each year to exceed the previous years’ results, so hopefully we will conserve the most ever during Eco-Madness 2010,” Pomposi said.
My comic on September 21st has provoked a lot of feedback. I think of Victory Lap as being about parodying archetypes – the misogynistic male, in this case. Unfortunately, we live in a world where remarks like those made in my comic are too common, and what was meant as an absurd exaggeration appeared to many as a literal statement. Most of the time, people seem to get what I’m saying. This time, it really missed the mark. Of course, if you have to explain a joke it’s no longer
funny. I enjoy working for the Daily Campus; it gives students like me an opportunity to experiment and try new ways of communicating ideas. Sometimes those experiments work, sometimes they don’t. I’d like to apologize to those who were offended and offer a sincere thank you to everyone who wrote letters for their feedback. Your remarks, and similar ones I’ve received since Tuesday, will be on my mind as I move forward with Victory Lap. –Zack Wussow
Police track crime regularly from ALCOHOL, page 1 “We’ve updated it a lot with sexual assault information and missing student information. If you look at it, there’s some helpful information. We distribute it at open houses. Parents are interested in it but students are too. This is something everyone should be looking at.” While the crime statistics are released to the community annually in compliance with state and federal law, the numbers and crime rates are not news to the UConn Police Department. “We’re tracking crimes on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly basis,” Casa said. “[The annual security report] is really about the community seeing what goes on on campus.” The year-to-year variation of crime rates cannot be linked to anything specific
though, Casa added. “There’s really no rhyme or reason. It’s just different years and different occurrences.” But the UConn Police Department does its best to ensure that the community is informed about crime on campus anyway. The Police Department does about 200 to 250 educational programs throughout the campus and the community each year, serving to break down the mystery of crime, including what defines specific crimes, such as the difference between a robbery and a burglary, and how various crimes can be prevented, many by making good decisions. The complete annual security report is available online at the UConn Police Department and UConn Fire Department website.
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Calif. measure shows state’s conflicted link to pot
Lanette Davies, co-owner of CANNA CARE, a medical marijuana shop, looks at some young marijuana plants at their facility in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. Earlier in the day Davies and medical marijuana rights advocates held a news conference to discuss their opposition to Proposition 19, the November ballot initiative that would legalize the drug for recreational use claiming the measure contains inadequate protections for medical marijuana patients.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California has a long history of defying conventional wisdom on the issue of marijuana, including its embrace of the drug in the 1960s and its landmark medical pot law 14 years ago. So it may not be all that surprising that a November ballot measure to legalize the drug has created some odd alliances and scenarios. Pot growers have opposed it. Some police have favored it. Polls show the public is deeply divided. Only politicians have lined up as expected: Nearly all major party candidates oppose the measure. And hanging over the whole debate is the fact that marijuana remains illegal under federal law. As the Nov. 2 election nears, Proposition 19 has become about much more than the pros and cons of the drug itself. The campaigns have framed the vote as a referendum on everything from jobs and taxes to crime and the environment. The measure gained ground in a Field Poll released Sunday, pulling ahead 49 percent to 42 percent among
likely voters. The poll also found that Californians have become steadily more permissive toward the drug since pollsters began quizzing state residents about their attitudes 40 years ago. Proponents say the measure is a way for the struggling state and its cities to raise badly needed funds. A legal pot industry, they say, would create jobs while undercutting violent criminals who profit off the illegal trade in the drug. “I think it’s a golden opportunity for California voters to strike a real blow against the (Mexican) drug cartels and drug gangs,” said Joseph McNamara, who served as San Jose’s police chief for about 15 years. “That would be a greater blow than we ever struck during my 35 years in law enforcement.” Supporters, including a group of former and current law enforcement officials, have called attention to the failure of the so-called “War on Drugs” to put a dent in pot production in California, and they say police need to pursue more dangerous crimes.
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To pull ahead, opponents will have to convince voters that legalized marijuana will create a greater public safety threat than keeping it illegal. “If the price drops, more people are going to buy it. Low-income people are going to buy marijuana instead of buying food, which happens with substance abusers,” said Pleasant Hill police Chief Pete Dunbar, who also speaks for the California Police Chiefs’ Association, one of many law enforcement groups against the measure. As a result, he said, legalizing marijuana would only encourage the cycle of theft and violence driven by people who need money to buy drugs. They argue that the wording of the proposed law would compromise public safety by gutting restrictions on driving and going to work while high. The state district attorneys’ group has come out publicly against Proposition 19, as have many county governments, the editorial boards of the state’s biggest newspapers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who said the
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could mean less tax revenue even as pot consumption rose, the group said. The potential price drop has brought unexpected opposition, or at least suspicion, from rural pot farmers who fear the loss of their traditional, though legally risky, way of life. Marijuana has become so crucial to rural economies along the state’s North Coast that even some local government officials are working on plans for coping with a pot downturn. The state’s medical marijuana economy is thriving as hundreds of retail dispensaries across California sell pot to hundreds of thousands of qualified patients. And some medical marijuana supporters have said Proposition 19 could undermine the credibility of the drug as a medical treatment. “I’m just against the whole concept of the recreational use of marijuana,” said Dennis Peron, the San Francisco activist who was the driving force behind the 1996 ballot measure that legalized medical marijuana.
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Oppressive media can hurt families involved
wo weeks ago, the long-awaited trial of Steven J. Hayes, one of the two men accused of the Cheshire home invasion and triple homicide of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters on July 14, 2007, began. But as testimony for one of the most horrific tragedies to take place in Connecticut surfaces, a family’s pain is being masked by a growing media circus, consequently deterring the focus from the tragedy at hand. Since the opening trial on Sept. 13, both news and Twitter feeds have exploded with information about the trial, providing those at home and at work with the emerging gruesome details of the incident. Dr. William Petit Jr., the only survivor of the attack, has undoubtedly been living a painful nightmare for the past three years, and with the trial, has a wound reopened and dissected by the eyes and ears of the public. According to the New Haven Register, along with Petit and his family, we learn that accelerant was poured onto the beds of Hayley, 17, and Michaela Petit, 11, where they were bound before ultimately dying of smoke inhalation when the house was set on fire. We learn that HawkePetit not only perished as a result of strangulation, but that she and her youngest daughter were both sexually assaulted. The heart wrenching details that we are hearing for the first time and that have brought jurors to tears, evoke feelings of shock and horror. But for Petit, these emotions are being relived each day. No one will ever understand what it is like to endure a tragedy such as the one Petit and his family suffers through every day of their lives, and by using the case’s increasing popularity to build a courtroom drama, the media brings the public no closer. From the mother who brought her six and seven-year-old children to the trial so they could experience the justice system firsthand, to Jeremiah Donovan (attorney for Joshua Komisarjevsky) being ordered to leave the courtroom for his cell phone erupting into “Joy to the World,” these details only add unnecessary hype to an agonizing trial for Petit and his family. As the trial continues to build, it is important to understand that no matter what information is reported, this case is about a family trying to find justice. It is not about the mother who wants to teach her kids a lesson about civics or the attorney who doesn’t remember to turn off his cell phone. While it is tempting to become enveloped by the drama of high-profile cases, it should not distract us from remembering its purpose. 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.
My professor says he wants to get to some modern British literature by the end of the semester. Does that mean we’ll get to read Harry Potter? My weekends are spent studying a broad How do you nicely tell your roommate her music sounds like a dying cat? You guys just print funny comments people have said on campus in the daily campus, right? The only time that it’s acceptable to start the UConn Huskies chant at a party is during Spring Weekend. Otherwise, you might as well shout, “I’m a freshman!” Looks like Captain Condom has got some competition from Chalk Man for UConn’s favorite Animated Hero!!! Dear Aladdin, Your enthusiasm in the parade this afternoon was admirable, even if your hat was a red solo cup. Dear roommate, Switching to “The Mexican Hat Dance” was not what I had in mind when I told you to stop whistling, “It’s a Small World.” Mario Kart. The best drunken driving on the planet. I like to imagine the person behind the InstantDaily is wearing a Chewbacca mask. To the girl I heard worrying that she could get pregnant from french kissing: did you miss health class? I have been studying so much that the clouds look like
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Racial fetishizing is not flattering
omen of color face double the amount of stereotypes, subject not only to sexism, but racism as well. What often happens to us is that we become objects, fetishized in different ways depending on our race. But whether we are oversexualized or undersexualized, seen as wild or seen as tame, our agency is being undermined. The New York Times recently published a piece describing the newest trend for Western men, mostly white men in their 50s, 60s and 70s, settling By Cindy Luo down in areas of Associate Commentary Editor Thailand with Thai women. This story includes quotes from some of these men, such as Joseph Davis, a 54-year-old man from California. “‘Thai women are a lot like women in America were 50 years ago,’ said Mr. Davis, before they discovered their rights and became ‘strong-headed and opinionated.’” These are men who go overseas to seek what they think is an easily tamed wife-child. They take no time to learn the culture or even to consider that not all women are receptive to being colonized. Most of these men don’t realize that you don’t just pick up a Thai woman and marry her. Many of these women have the expectation that their families will be taken care of as well. Asian cultures tend to have closelyknit extended families in close proximity, and
anyone from an outside culture ought to do their research beforehand. When I type “Asian women” into Google, the entire first page of results, and most of the second, are all sites offering Asian women more or less for sale, or offering advice on how to snag one of these elusive, exotic creatures. Well, Google searchers, look no more. I’ve got some advice for you. How about you treat us like human beings and not expect us all to be quiet little women who will obey your every command.
“...All minority women face the challenge of being boxed up in a category.” No matter what your race, all minority women face the challenge of being boxed up in a category. For black women, it is being bombarded with constant images of other black women being caged, chained and dressed in animal prints. For Latina women, it is similar, but with the added facet of being seen as fiery and hypersexualized. And for Asian women, it’s being seen as the docile, domestic doll. The women of color fetish, whether it portrays black women as wild animals (known colloquially as “jungle fever”) or Latina women as “spicy,” or Asian women as delicate and subservient (also called “yellow fever,”) leads to weak relationships that are based on false expectations. More than half of the marriages like the
ones mentioned in the Times article fail because of the lack of cultural understanding. As an Asian woman, I take particular umbrage to these stereotypes. I’ve been called many things in my life, some flattering, some not so much. But by far the most heinous offenses are those based solely on my race or gender and not my personality. I may consider myself an American, but I do have expectations that my partner understand my cultural background. And I absolutely dabble in these newfangled notions of having opinions and equality. Ultimately, these attitudes cause a real problem for women of color. How are we to know whether someone is flirting with us because they have a genuine interest in us as people or because of their completely unfounded imaginary picture of minority women? Of course, there are plenty of men who fall into the former category, but the history of colonization makes it that much harder for women of color to pick them out. We are not exotic beings from another species; we are all human and all different. These racial stereotypes make us into interchangeable, replaceable objects with no personal desires. Many like to pretend that racism has ceased to exist, or at least that its impact is negligible. But I would caution that racism is a nebulous concept that can manifest itself in a multitude of manners – and that fetishizing is one of the few remaining socially acceptable forms of racial stereotyping.
Associate Commentary Editor Cindy Luo is a 5th-semester linguistics/philosophy and classics and mediterranean studies double major. She can be contacted at Shuyang. Luo@UConn.edu.
‘Pledge’ may be a set of empty promises
he Republican “Pledge to America” brings the 1994 “Contract with America” to the modern day, almost. In certain places, the Pledge generalizes and recycles many conservative principles used successfully By Arragon 16 years Perrone ago and vioWeekly Columnist lated during the Bush presidency. These include the need for transparency, a balanced budget and a limited government that respects individual rights as a sacred honor. Words like these put Republicans in a difficult position and beg an important question: If Congressional Republicans did nothing to protect their own principles for eight years, why should Americans expect anything better from them now? The solemn answer is that Americans have little choice than to have a little hope and trust the Republicans again. The Pledge is, above all, a Republican promise not to return to hypocrisy. As the pledge states, “If we’ve learned anything over the past two years, it’s that we cannot spend our way to prosperity.” This is precisely what President George W. Bush tried to do during the 2000s and is the principal reason why Americans dumped Republicans in 2006 and 2008. During the Bush Administration, the Republican Party, through the legislative and executive branches, failed to ensure the economic stability they promised in the original Contract. For instance, Republicans now complain that we Americans currently “borrow 41 cents of every
dollar we spend, much of it from foreign countries, like China.” Indeed, this is a bad situation, but it was greatly perpetuated by President Bush’s free-trade-at-allcosts attitude with China, which caused the annual trade deficit to increase from $83.1 million in 2001 to $268.04 million in 2008. Meanwhile, loose spending drove the federal deficit into the red, from a $236.4 billion surplus in 2000 to a $438 billion deficit in 2008. Regardless of the Pledge, Republicans will only redeem themselves if they abide by their own principles. They can use all the patriotic language about family values and freedom they want, but as Americans have learned from their rebound with President Obama, words only go so far. Taking the Republicans at their word, the Pledge offers some fresh ideas to revitalize America. Regarding health care legislation, Republicans state that “[h]ealth care should be accessible for all, regardless of pre-existing conditions or past illnesses.” In short, they adopt one of the Democrats’ major arguments for heal thcare reform and make it their own. Republicans also pledge to “allow Americans to purchase health coverage across state lines.” Additionally, they will overturn the mandate, included in the health care bill, that small businesses report any purchase over $600 to the IRS. Concerning Congress, Republicans “will govern differently than past Congresses of both parties.” They will require every bill to have a “citation of Constitutional authority” and establish a mandatory threeday minimum for Representatives
to read a bill before voting. Finally, Republicans would end the practice that allows separate bills to be packaged into essential legislation – like the military funding bill – in an attempt to get the controversial measures passed. To summarize, the proposed changes would expand patients’ rights, protect small businesses, improve transparency and stop immature congressional tricks. On the philosophical level, Republicans place economics above all else. This is a striking departure from their previous emphasis on social issues, which is lowered to fourth on the priority list. Economic policy will be the deciding factor in November, and Republicans know it. Here, they take Democrats to task. The Pledge promises to stop “job-killing tax hikes,” authorize a small business tax reduction equal to 20 percent of their annual income, end the government takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and cut government spending to “pre-bailout levels.” A return to 2008 spending levels will save $100 billion in the first year and the reform of Fannie and Freddie will save $30 billion. Lastly, Republicans propose budget caps to balance the budget. The technique was used in the 1990s and, as previously noted, balanced the federal budget by 2000. With their Pledge, Republicans provide a hopeful alternative to stale Democratic economics. Even if voters do not entirely trust Republicans, they are unhappy about the path Democrats are taking. Democrats have failed to lower unemployment. They pre-
dicted that the current unemployment would be around 7 percent by this time in 2010; instead, it is at 9.6 percent. The budget is another problem. Bush may have sunk the nation into debt, but Obama steered the deficit even deeper – to $1.3 trillion in 2010 and a projected 1.066 in 2011. A child born today owes approximately $42,000 to the federal government. According to President Obama’s tax plan, a family of four with an annual income of $50,000 will have its taxes increase by $2,900. Even worse, House Democrats may leave Congress a week early to campaign without passing a federal budget. Such stupidity on the part of Democrats gives the Republicans an easy foothold before the election. Democrats are driving Americans down the wrong road and the Pledge is the GPS that shouts, “Turn around when possible.” November provides voters with two options: stick to the Democrats flawed reasoning and continue going down the road that President Bush started or trust the Republicans, who are not unlike the alcoholic who promises that THIS is the time they finally sober up. The “Pledge to America” is a fine document that provides many good, new alternatives that voters should find reassuring, but without actions to back it up, it is just nice print.
Staff Columnist Arragon Perrone is a 5th-semester political science and English double major. He can be contacted at Arragon.Perrone@ UConn.edu.
“Repealing D on’t A sk, D on’t T ell is supported by 82 percent of Democrats , 64 percent of R epublicans and 100 percent of Ladies Gaga.” – Jon Stewart
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Carin Goes to College by Carin Powell
Down 1 Napoleon’s exile isle 2 File target 3 Carpets 4 Director Welles 5 Carriage passenger’s warmer 6 Confined, as pigs 7 Approx. takeoff hrs. 8 Boater’s pronoun 9 Automobile 10 Crotch-to-ankle pants measure 11 Native Arizonans 12 Plow pullers 13 Verne’s circumnavigator
Phineas 18 “I could __ horse!” 22 “Yahoo!” 24 Biz VIP 25 Went down like a stone 26 Like a house destroyed by this puzzle’s subject 27 “Am not!” retort 28 Group of judges 30 Idle and Clapton 31 Actress Palmer 32 Code of conduct 33 See 26-Down clue 35 Overwhelm with noise 39 German road 40 MLB scoring stats 44 Stock up again 46 Live __ one’s means 47 The “T” in NATO 48 Forsaken 52 Source of Canada’s symbolic leaf
53 Comical comment 54 Cancel 55 Fan club favorite 56 Swaps between accts. 57 Type of roast 58 In that event 59 P.M. periods 62 A, to Berlioz 63 Not many
Super Glitch by John Lawson
66 Nightmare loc. of film 67 D.C. dealmaker 68 Like a catching-up letter 69 Some towed vehicles, briefly
JELLY! by Elise Domyan
Across 1 Sign up 6 “My Cousin Vinny” star Joe 11 Cooperstown shrine: Abbr. 14 First lady before Michelle 15 Revolutionary Allen 16 Tic-tac-toe loser 17 High rollers 19 Pin for hanging 20 Election losers 21 Observing 23 Musical scale unit 24 Morales of “Jericho” 26 Duped person 29 “Do as I say, not as I do” speakers 34 Deal in stocks 36 Stimpy’s partner 37 Actor Brad 38 Thinker Descartes 39 Like the house this puzzle’s subject couldn’t destroy 41 K-12 sch. years 42 On a cruise 43 “The View” network 44 Dig discovery 45 Shrill “compliment” to a pretty woman 49 “How revolting!” 50 One, to Beethoven 51 Den or parlor 53 One in a multiple birth 56 Pet lizards’ homes 60 German conjunction 61 Catch your breath, or what the subject of this puzzle (found at the start of 17-, 29- and 45-Across) does 64 Swearing-in words 65 Motionless
Happy Dance by Sarah Parsons
The Daily Crossword
Poop by Michael Badulak
Aries - Unless you agree on details with someone close, you both end up fussing with neither one of you happy. You may have to go more than halfway.
Cancer - You could spend the entire day considering a gift for someone special. Or you could join the group, get down to business and get the job done.
Dissmiss the Cynics by Victor Preato
Taurus - A male in your environment is anxious to provide for you. Let him supply food and drink while you continue to work. Don’t interrupt the idea flow. Gemini - You need to take care of practical matters before taking on any team activities. That way there’s no stress buildup. Clean something.
By Michael Mepham
Nothing Extraordinary by Thomas Feldtmose
Leo - A female associate inspires your passions through an invitation. Make sure you understand the appropriate dress code. Then you can relax and enjoy the company. Virgo - Invite people over for some serious fun. You choose the game. Give someone else the opportunity to plan the menu. Use paper plates. Libra - Instead of frantically sorting through possibilities, take direct action. Physical movement reduces stress and allows you to reach a conclusion. Scorpio - A female tells you how to achieve greater comfort in a relationship. Don’t fuss about the facts. Just follow her advice for best results.
Bucephalus by K.X. Ellia
Sagittarius - Everyone puts their heads together to revise previously completed work. You’re comfortable with just watching. Serve drinks and treats. Capricorn - Your need for creative expression gets fulfilled through a group activity. At first you doubt this could be possible, but give it a chance. Aquarius - Plan a romantic moment. Keep all the details secret until you’re sure about the venue and the guest list. Trust someone with experience to help. Pisces - A couple you haven’t seen in a long time issues an invitation for quite soon. Shuffle your schedule and make reservations immediately.
Pundles and Droodles by Brian Ingmanson www.cupcakecomics.com.
Why the long Face by Jackson Lautier
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Snake in room adds to C'weath Games woes
NEW DELHI (AP) — Two more Australian athletes withdrew Sunday and a South African competitor reportedly found a snake in his room as complaints over cleanliness, security and construction continued to dog the troubled Commonwealth Games a week before the sporting event opens in New Delhi. While international sports officials have said the situation had improved dramatically in the athletes' village over the past couple days – after inspections last week turned
up rooms spattered with chewing tobacco and human excrement – some teams said the situation remained grim. Tuelo Serwufho, head of the Botswana contingent, told Press Trust of India that his team's rooms in the village were “unlivable for our athletes,” with filthy bedsheets, bathroom fixtures that did not work and construction debris yet to be cleared away. “Our athletes will be here by Tuesday,” he said, warning they would have to check into hotels if the rooms were not
ready by then. The multi-sport games, held every four years, bring together nearly 7,000 athletes and officials from 71 countries and territories from across the former British empire. The games were meant to be a comingout party for India to cement its reputation as a growing regional power. Instead, its image has been battered by negative publicity about its frantic last-minute efforts to get ready for an event it knew it was hosting seven years ago. The games open Oct. 3.
Hunter: Club goal is to double membership and join forces with other social justice groups on campus from IDEALISTS, page 1 United, Amber Albee, a 5thsemester agriculture resource and cconomics major, led a discussion about increasing the amount of volunteering the club does and on fostering unity between Idealists and other social justice and human rights groups on campus. “The more groups you can get involved the better it is,” said Nina Hunter, a 6th-semester political science major and President of Idealists United. Regan led a discussion about putting recycling bins on Hunting Lodge Road. She noted that after the weekend the road is littered with bottles and cans because there are no bins for the trash. Hunter led a conversation about the movement Hope for Ariang, which works to bring education to children in Sudan. Some ideas they brainstormed were holding an informational panel of professors, showing a movie and possibly selling artwork and crafts made by residents of the country. Together Hunter and Regan touched upon bringing the GuluWalk movement to Storrs. This is a movement that supports youth affected by the war in northern Uganda. Hunter’s favorite event so far is the NURU International Walk held in the spring. The walk demonstrates the difficulties for women
in third world countries who have to carry buckets of water on their heads for miles at a time to provide for their family. In this demonstration UConn students carried 20pound buckets of water through the campus to promote awareness for women. “It was really tough but it really hit you that this is what they really do, two to three times a day – everyone involved was just shocked by it,” Hunter said. This past weekend Regan and Hunter went down to Washington D.C. with other UConn students as well as students from colleges such as Wesley, Yale and Connecticut College to join in the national movement Appalachia Rising. This movement takes a stand against mountaintop removal coal mining. The excursion consisted of two days of conferences and a walk on D.C. on Monday. While at the conference Regan said, “[The movement is a] mass mobilization to discuss and empower and make connections against mountaintop removal. It’s a huge issue that doesn’t get the attention that it should be.” The last meeting also included a brief presentation about hydraulic fracturing, which is a drilling technique that pollutes the surrounding area and can make nearby residents ill. Jason Ortiz, 8th-semester public and community engagement major
running for the 54th District state representative seat and long-time member of Idealists United spoke out during the meeting against hydraulic fracturing. “I think we should be pushing renewable fuels. People are being paid small amounts of money to ruin their land,” Ortiz said. “It’s definitely going to have serious consequences for health. Companies don’t make people aware of what’s going on in their neighborhoods.” This year Hunter’s two main goals for the club are to double its membership and join forces with other social justice groups. She also hopes to get more students to the polls this fall to vote in the election. “Voting in general is really importance, just the whole process, especially as a student,” Hunter said. Regan found the group the semester she transferred to UConn and felt she had to get involved. “I feel like I lived in a bubble before I got to Idealists and all these injustices were brought to my attention…I wanted to start doing something and being proactive,” Regan said. Idealists United meets once a week and is looking for anyone who is ready to be active in the community and has ideas about social change.
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Meat Loaf -- 1947 Shaun Cassidy – 1958 Gwyneth Paltrow – 1972 Lil Wayne – 1982
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Disney takes over Fairfield Way Get creative with your beer By Joe Pentecost Campus Correspondent
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Sigma Chi and Delta Gamma pose as characters from “Toy Story” on their float during the Homecoming Parade on Fairfield Way Sunday afternoon. The parade began at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Student Union and contained students from Greek Life and a variety of other campus organizations.
Greek Life kicks off Homecoming Week with annual parade By Loumarie Rodriguez Campus Correspondent Stilt walkers, bubbles and even Mickey and Minnie Mouse were among the many things that could be found at the Sept. 26 Homecoming Parade. The streets were lined with a variety of people from all over Storrs and the UConn campus to watch the annual Homecoming Parade. With this year’s Disney theme and “Remember the Magic” as the official slogan, the parade crowded Hillside Road and saw all types of Disney characters. Starting off the parade at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Student Union, the UConn firefighters and police officers led off the event, followed by
a huge blow-up Husky pup that floated down the street followed by an assortment of floats belonging to Greek Life and other organizations. The UConn cheerleaders came onto the scene, filled with spirit and school pride. They were followed by the UConn Color Guard. UConn’s marching band (UCMB), also known as the “The Pride of Connecticut” came booming down the street. The parade continued with a variety of floats representing different themes from classic Disney movies. SUBOG Homecoming Chair, commonly known as the Major Weekends Chair, Devin Smith, 5th-semester communication disorders major, said, “I’m so happy and thankful to be a part of this event. I was also
impressed with all the groups that were represented today. The whole thing turned out to be great.” She also stressed the dedication that Greek Life and the other organizations put into the floats, and felt it was important that they were recognized for all their hard work for this special event. A multitude of floats allowed for plenty of action and entertainment for a good 15 minutes which was how long the parade lasted. Hillside Road was soon overflowing with Greek Life, which did not hold back on their school pride. The theme of Disney was the main attraction and obstacle for getting the organizations to create a unique float that represents their group and enters to
show with satirical and childish humor. Creator Sam Tracy, a 3rd-semester political science and communications double major, promises to have jokes about nicotine patches and poop sandwiches. He also said that his show will feature sketches about UConn ventures, such as the HuskyWatch escort service. “Audiences can expect six to 25 hearty laughs per episode,” Tracy said. “We’ve got a great team of writers who come up with some hilarious stuff, and it’s worth it for UConn students to watch.” Each 30-minute skit will be packed with humor. According to Tracy, there won’t be any character development or plot direction. “In terms of form and style ‘Frontiers’ can be compared to ‘Robot Chicken’ and the ‘Whitest Kids You Know,’” Tracy said. The ideas come to him and the writers naturally, which is why they turn out to be
funny and fresh. Tracy also said that he had put up some of the sketches on YouTube and that he had gotten good feedback on his posts. With UCTV’s resources, he hopes to make it so that the show has an impact both on campus and outside of the “UConn bubble.” Francesco Graziano is to bring another sports show to UCTV. “Getting’ Dirty with Francesco Graziano” is an expose on the scandals and critical issues in the modern world of athletes. Graziano, a 7th-semester journalism and history double major, based his production off of ESPN’s “Sports Nation.” He characterizes it as “entertaining, mildly sexy, and cutting-edge.” Graziano expects to draw out an emotional response from his audience with his strongminded opinions.
win the float contest. The Asian American Cultural Center created a “Finding Nemo” theme with numerous fishes on sticks and bubbles. There were was an “Aladdin” theme with the slogan, “Who needs a wish when you’re a Husky?”, with “Cinderella,” “Hercules” and even “Mulan” themes also represented by the Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center. The parade ended at a carnival filled with loud music, rides, food and many other activities. Kristen Danckert a 3rdsemester art and German double major, and member of the Pi Beta Phi chapter, said, “Homecoming went really well. We worked very hard and did a great job, while having a lot of fun.”
Another parade participant, UConn cheerleader, Liz Catalano, a 7th-semester exercise science major said, “We always have a good time and we let people know what we’re involved in, and it’s fun for us.” Many of audience members were pretty excited after the parade, including Jason Ortiz, 8th-semester public and community engagement major. “I was really impressed with the Greek Life organization,” Ortiz said. The floats managed to give a great artistic expression.” Overall, the Disney themed Homecoming parade was a success. Andrew Wolff, a 1stsemester psychology major, said,“It was the most magical thing I ever experienced.”
UCTV 20th Premiere Week starts today
By Purbita Saha Staff Writer
UCTV marks its 20th premiere week today. All week long, both old and new shows will be broadcast on Channel 14. Some of the returning shows include the sitcom “Capella” and sports programs “UC Sports,” “ProStyle,” and “Overtime.” UConn News will once again have a time slot on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 p.m. But, this semester, the news program will be focusing more on campus news by committing to intensive field reporting. Most importantly, UCTV has a crop of new shows that it is waiting to unleash on the UConn community. The network has never had shows such as “Zombies” by Beren Jones and “Darryl Does It” in its lineup before. “Frontier” is a comedy sketch
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Old shows like ‘Laughing Gas,’ ‘Prostyle,’ and ‘UC Sports’ will be joined in this week’s lineup by new shows like ‘Campus Daily’ and ‘Getting Dirty with Francesco Graziano.’
There’s one thing about beer that will never change: the consumer. The drinker loves his beer of choice. Week in and week out, he will reach for that six-pack in the store, but what happens after the bottles are empty? Lately, beer drinkers have been getting more creative than simply returning the empties to get their nickel back. The multitude of new and exciting uses for beer could be a testament to the growing thriftiness of the nation in this economic downturn, or perhaps it is a window to the history of beer. Dating back to the Middle Ages and earlier, beer was the drink of choice along with mead, wine and cider. Since the water quality was poor, they needed a beverage that was safe to drink. The alcohol content produced during fermentation helped to increase its lifespan and ward off bacteria, making it the preferable beverage for men, women and yes, even children. But beer wasn’t just used for drinking back then – it has been commonly cited that it was also used to bathe. Natural proteins and vitamins from barley and hops enrich and smooth the skin and hair. But don’t think that this brilliant idea hasn’t carried through the years. Even today, a spa in the Czech Republic takes it a step further, offering a cleansing high-end spa experience in which the customer bathes in beer, soaking up proteins and vitamin B. Similarly, some breweries have started to make bath products from their beers, such as Dogfish Head from Milton, Del., which produces a bar soap that is made with their “90 Minute IPA,” as well as other aromatics and botanicals. Though the idea may seem like a “gag-gift,” you can’t argue with the results of luscious skin and “real beer aroma,” which is sure to please the lady friend. For the more ambitious consumer, there are even some detailed plans available online with instructions to make your own beer soap. Or if you want to support a local brand, check out Narragansett’s “Stella Marie Soap” made with their lager and lemon zest. Oskar Blues Brewing Co. from Lyons, Colo., takes beery hygiene to the next level with their lip balm made with “Old Chub,” their caramelflavored Scottish-style ale. However, other beer consumers have taken matters into their own hands by crafting home décor out of beer recyclables. Many will use their empty 750 ml Belgianstyle beer bottles to fashion lamps or a decorative vase. Meanwhile, others will reuse their bottle caps and corks to create a collage, or yes, one of those fancy beer pong tables. One of the more popular developments is for beer drinkers to remove the labels from the different beers they drink by soaking them in hot water, and create keep-sakes to remind themselves of which styles and brewers they had liked best over the years. These are often assembled in the form of scrapbooks, picture frames, some type of three-ring binder, or even single labels as a fridge magnet or poster collage. So the next time you are about to take all those empties back to Big Y and get your five-cent refund, think about saving a few bottles or labels and letting your creativity go to work. Cheers!
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season. Grey’s Anatomy is always guaranteed to be a well-written show with complex characters that you sometimes love to hate. Based off of Thursday’s episode, this season will be filled with enough drama and romance to again keep everyone on the edge of their seats.
Have you ever wondered where you will be 10 years from now? What career path life will take you on? Will you be living with your parents, or alone in a singlebedroom apartment? Will you be happily married and living in a colonial with two kids and a dog, or will you already be divorced and given up on love? At one point or another, everyone thinks about his or her future but no one can predict where he or she will end up. The ABC show “My Generation,” which airs Thursdays at 8 p.m., is depicted as a comedydrama that follows the lives of high school classmates in Austin, Texas, 10 years after graduation. The show is set in present day and has flashbacks to the students’ high school days. Entirely fictional, “My Generation” can best be described as a tedious one hour program punctuated by high moments. When the trailer for the show first came out during the summer, it promised to be an interesting drama that would motivate viewers to rethink stereotypes and the idea of maintaining the status quo. However, the trailer proves to be better than the actual show, which might have been enjoyable were it not entirely fictional. Although the characters are affected by real-life events such as Sept. 11, the economic crisis and the war in Afghanistan, everything else in the show is made up. The show has qualities of both soap operas and reality shows, but it lacks a certain element, which makes it bland. What was fun to watch in the season premiere was all of the labels that the producers gave to the different characters when they were in high school, and how these labels became almost ironic 10 years later. During the season premiere, viewers were introduced to the different characters and it was shown how they are all connected in one way or another. During the season premiere, Steven Foster, the over-achiever who turns into a bartender/surfer, is informed that the girl he slept with on prom night (Caroline Chung, who goes from a wallflower to an assertive single mom) has a nineyear-old son who is his. Foster, who dropped out of Yale after his father was sentenced to prison for committing fraud, is connected to Kenneth Finley, the nerd turned schoolteacher. Finley’s father committed suicide after the company that Foster’s dad worked for cheated many individuals, including Finley’s dad, of their life savings. Finely is connected to his pregnant ex-girlfriend Dawn Barbuso, who is now his temporary roommate. Barbuso, who was the punk back in high school, is now married and is a soon-to-be mother of Rolly Mark’s son. Mark, once the jock, but now a soldier in Afghanistan, is linked to Andrew Holt, who was and still is the rich kid who is now in a loveless marriage with the beauty queen, Jackie Vachs. It is hinted that Holt still has feelings for his high school sweetheart Brenda Serrano, the brain turned aide to a congresswoman. Serrano is connected to the Falcon, who was the rock star in high school and now calls himself a DJ/producer. All nine characters all know each other and the show centers around how 10 years after high school graduation, their dreams and aspirations drastically changed. In reality, how many people actually stay in touch on a regular basis with nine of their high school friends 10 years after high school graduation? Forget about 10 years, how many people are actually close with that many high school friends a few years into college? In a small town it might possible, but even that is highly unlikely.
1. Sunday Night Football (NBC) - 9.2/10 2. Sunday Night NFL Prekick (NBC) - 7.1/10 3. Football NT America Pt 3 (NBC) 5.1/10 4. Survivor: Nicaragua (CBS) - 4/10 5. America’s Got Talent: Tues (NBC) - 3.9/10 6. America’s Got Talent: Wed (NBC) - 3.9/10 7. 60 Minutes (CBS) - 3.1/10 8. Big Brother 12: Wed (CBS) 2.9/10 9. Wipeout: Tues (ABC) 2.8/10 10. Parenthood (NBC) 2.7/10 Ratings from TVbytheNumbers.com Week ending Sept. 19, 2010
Upcoming Premieres Sept. 28 No Ordinary Family ABC, 8 p.m. The Good Wife CBS, 9 p.m. Stargate Universe Syfy, 9 p.m.
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The cast of ‘Glee’ performs one of their many musiscal numbers
‘Glee’ returns with new characters, music and school year
By Kaleigh Ferguson Campus Correspondent
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The show that everyone has been raving about returned for its second season on Sept. 21. Millions of “Gleeks” have anxiously been waiting to see what would happen to the members of the Glee Club after they took third place at Regionals last season, and what one-liners Sue Sylvester would come up with next. With new relationships and a lot of new drama, this past week’s episode did not disappoint. School has begun once again following an eventful summer. Tina broke up with Artie and is now dating Mike Chang. Finn and Rachel’s relationship seems stronger than ever, even when
Oct. 3 American Dad Fox, 9:30 p.m. CSI: Miami CBS, 10 p.m.
What I’m watching Saturday Night Live NBC, Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.
“Saturday Night Live” entered its 36th season Saturday night, with host Amy Poehler and musical guest Katy Perry - and while the episode wasn’t as funny as one might think it would be with former cast member Poehler as host, it still reminded viewers of the reasons why SNL has lasted so many seasons. Four new cast members will be making names for themselves this season, and it seems like Will Forte is gone...but no one is sad except for huge fans of MacGruber. Hopefully fans will see more guest appearances from old cast members, like Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon and Maya Rudolph as well as the return of multipletime host Justin Timberlake. All I know is that now I have a solid reason to stay in Saturday nights as the weather gets colder. - Caitlin Mazzola
her trademark bossy personality gets in the way. After having her baby during the season finale, Quinn is now back and has taken over the head Cheerio position from a not-so-happy Santana. To everyone’s surprise, Puck had a vasectomy, which means no more babies for him? Season regulars were not the only ones lighting up the TV. New characters were introduced, adding a little spice to the drama. McKinley High’s new football coach, Shannon Beiste, stirred up trouble with Sue and Mr. Shuester after the football team was given more funding than both the Glee Club and the Cheerios. Sunshine Corazon, a new exchange student, proved to
be some stiff competition for Rachel and a great addition to Glee Club after her rendition of “Listen” from “Dreamgirls.” Unfortunately, she was recruited to Vocal Adrenaline – much to Rachel’s satisfaction. And Sam Evans, a football stud with an unexpected spectacular voice, is torn because he thinks joining the Glee Club will ruin his football career if Coach Beiste were to ever find out. The song choices for the Season 2 premiere were solid. “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys was a great way to show the cast’s versatility in both singing and rapping. Another favorite was Rachel and Sunshine’s stellar
performance of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” that took place in the girl’s bathroom, until it was comically broken-up by Sue Sylvester. Newbie Sam sings “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy and shows his great potential in being a standout in Glee Club. Although, one song that was beautifully done, but a little too cliché, was Rachel’s “What I Did For Love” from “A Chorus Line.” It dragged on and definitely could not compete with the other songs from the episode. The “Glee” season premiere will definitely be hard to top, but next week’s “Britney/ Brittany” episode may have the potential to out-do it.
New season of ‘Grey’s’ promises the usual drama By Kaleigh Ferguson Campus Correspondent After an epic season finale, everyone’s favorite hospital drama, “Grey’s Anatomy,” returned last week with a stellar season seven premiere leaving no room for disappointment. The episode begins with Meredith announcing “We’re all fine,” which is quite the opposite once you realize the inner turmoil each character has been experiencing following the aftermath of the mass shooting that took place at Seattle Grace not long ago. It seems every person has been dealing with the tragedy in a different way. Derek gets arrested for reckless endangerment and unexpectedly quits his position as Chief and grants the position back to former-Chief Webber. He also decides to literally cut a patient’s face in half to remove a brain tumor. Thankfully by the end of the episode, the patient survives. Dr. Bailey is still shaken-up after having holding Dr. Percy as he died in her arms, ends her relationship with her gorgeous boyfriend Ben and tries to act like her emotional state is better than it actually is. Cristina
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Members of the cast of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ celebrate a wedding in the first of season seven.
finally makes it down the aisle with Owen in a stunning red dress because she said, “wearing white is sexist and vaguely racist.” Lexie finally recovers and is cleared for surgery after having a mental-breakdown following the shooting and Alex lives up to his “bad boy” reputation refusing to have the bullet lodged in his side removed. It has only been one epi-
sode since “Grey’s Anatomy” returned, but there was enough drama to take up an entire season. It was another great storyline backed with exceptional acting that once again leaves the audience wanting more. As usual, the episode was filled with happy endings and un-finished stories that will for sure be dramatically played-out in the upcoming
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Smith verdicts will resonate for doctors, patients
LOS ANGELES (AP) – During the past few weeks, a beautiful blonde celebrity has been making cameo appearances in a downtown courtroom. Her image appears on a huge video screen above the heads of three of her friends whose futures are now at stake because of their relationships with her. The woman is Anna Nicole Smith, a one-time Playboy model who died in 2007 of a drug overdose. Those on trial are her former lawyer-boyfriend and two doctors, all charged with conspiring to give her excessive prescription drugs while knowing she was an addict. The trial’s approaching outcome is sure to reverberate among doctors and pain management patients whose need for drugs is at the heart of California laws under which the defendants are charged. Underlying the legal issues is the puzzle of Anna, the busty bombshell who sometimes slurred her words and appeared drugged. Who was she in life? Even her name was a mystery. Was she Vickie Marshall, Anna Nicole Smith, Michelle Chase, Susie Wong, Jane Brown or a number of other pseudonyms used to fill prescriptions? Was Smith a drug addict or a woman beset by so much pain from various ailments that she sought relief in medicine bottles? Was she a pliant victim drugged into semiconsciousness by others or a strong-willed woman who told people what to do? The jury of six women and six men will ponder those questions when the case is submitted to them, possibly next week.
Superior Court Judge Robert Perry has harshly criticized the prosecution for “overreaching” and indicated he will bar some charges from going to the jury. “I’m very concerned about the way this case is charged and being prosecuted,” he told Deputy District Attorney Renee Rose. “If you’re going to accuse someone, you should have some evidence.” On another occasion, he declared, “I would hope that a prosecutor would be intent on finding the truth, not just a conviction.” Now, Perry has presented both sides with a 15-page document he labeled “Thoughts,” asking 50 different questions about the charges. His first question was: “What evidence shows that Anna Nicole Smith took drugs to get high or obtain a euphoric state and not to relieve pain?” The one defense witness, pain management expert Dr. Perry G. Fine, clearly impressed the judge. Fine testified that even if Smith was prescribed 1,500 pills in one month for pain, it did not mean she was an addict – that clinical factors had to be considered as well as her high tolerance for opiates and sedatives. Perry sees this as central to the case and advised jurors: “The number of pills is not a determinative factor in this case. Please keep that in mind.” He spoke after Rose spent two hours having an investigator enumerate thousands of pills found in Smith’s homes after she died. Much of the prosecution’s case has been a laundry list of powerful medications, including Methadone, Dilaudid, Demarol, Valium, Xanax and
This image, provided by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, shows Anna Nicole Smith with her daughter, Dannielynn and Howard K. Stern.
Chloral Hydrate. Pharmacists testified about being shocked at the number of medications prescribed and one said he refused to fill a request that he felt was “pharmaceutical suicide.” Witnesses testified that Smith suffered from chronic pain syndrome, seizures, fractured ribs, migraine headaches, insomnia and severe back pain, as well as
Green Day singer joins Broadway musical
NEW YORK (AP) — Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong is briefly joining the cast of “American Idiot,” the Broadway musical he helped create based on the band’s 2004 Grammy Awardwinning album. The show’s producers announced Sunday that
Armstrong will take over the role of persuasive drug dealer St. Jimmy for eight performances from Tuesday through Oct. 3. before leaving town to kick off his band’s South American tour. It’s the Broadway debut for Armstrong, who composed and co-wrote the musical. Armstrong temporarily
replaces actor Tony Vincent, who’s on leave until Oct. 12 for what producers call a personal family matter. The show follows an antihero who flees a deadening suburbia and descends into sex, drugs and fierce guitar playing in his quest to find himself in the big city.
depression after the death of her son, Daniel. Perry, who said he has researched the legislative intent behind the relevant laws, said he may tell jurors that to convict the defendants of prescribing to an addict they must find the prescriptions were for “nontherapeutic purposes,” meaning to feed an addiction rather than
treat an illness. Loyola Law School Professor Laurie Levenson said it’s unusual for a judge to do so much research on his own. “But I can see why he is concerned,” she said. “Even the (California) legislature has expressed concern that these statutes might be used in a way that would chill doctors from treating pain-management patients’ needs.” Defendants Howard K. Stern, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich have pleaded not guilty to an array of charges, including conspiracy to provide excessive controlled substances, prescribing to an addict, and obtaining drugs by fraud – some prescribed under false names. The three are not charged with causing Smith’s death. Their defense team – veteran lawyers Steve Sadow, Ellyn Garafalo and Brad Brunon – recently made a surprise announcement that they will call no further witnesses after the prosecution rests. They say the case against their clients has not been proven. The three attorneys intensely cross-examined every prosecution witness and the judge said they succeeded in destroying the credibility of several, including two nannies flown in from the Bahamas. Sadow accused one of them of outright perjury. The prosecution summoned up Smith’s video images to suggest she was addicted – showing her at the American Music Awards slurring her words, The defense answered with its own videos of Smith speaking clearly and still photos showing
her smiling and engaged. Prosecutors used photos of Smith naked in a tub with Eroshevich and pictures of Kapoor kissing Smith after riding with her in a gay parade to show that the doctors blurred the line of their professional relationship with Smith. Perry scheduled arguments Monday on dismissal motions, but indicated some charges “will likely survive in some form.” He wants arguments to be limited to two issues: whether Smith was an addict and whether prescriptions were obtained under false names. If false-name charges stand, he asked whether nine prosecution witnesses should be considered accomplices and jurors should be warned to treat their testimony with caution. These included pharmacists and doctors who prescribed to Smith under pseudonyms, a common practice with celebrities. David Kettel, a former federal prosecutor of drug cases, said this case was overcharged and Perry will probably pare it down to the bare minimum he feels can be supported by law, should the jury return convictions. “I wouldn’t be surprised if it came down to as little as three charges,” Kettel said. Levenson said convictions could send a message that would inhibit doctors from prescribing pain medications and treating celebrities. “They will feel that big brother is looking over their shoulder,” she said. “And even though we do want monitoring to keep the public safe, what we don’t want is witch hunts.”
» TV NEWS
Comcast COO Burke takes top spot at NBC Universal
NEW YORK (AP) – Comcast Chief Operating Officer Steve Burke will succeed Jeff Zucker as the new CEO of NBC Universal later this year, when Comcast takes control of the broadcaster. Comcast Corp. and General Electric Co., which currently owns NBC, said Sunday that Burke will work with Zucker during the transition. Zucker, who has spent his entire career at NBC, said last week that he would be stepping down after the change in control, telling employees in an e-mail that he understood the new owners would want to have one of their own at the helm. The possibility of a changein-command had been looming since last December, when Comcast agreed to buy a 51
percent stake in NBC Universal from Fairfield, Conn.-based GE. That deal, worth $13.75 billion, still hasn’t cleared regulatory hurdles, but is expected to be completed around the end of the year. Burke was seen as a likely successor to Zucker. The 52-yearold first joined Philadelphiabased Comcast in 1998 as president of Comcast Cable. He is credited with leading Comcast’s delivery of video on demand, which was introduced in 2003. He has also been president of ABC Broadcasting and president and chief operating officer of Euro Disney SA. Burke inherits a struggling fourth-place network in need of change. The network’s news division and late-night programming have remained strong but its
prime-time lineup has weakened since its 1990s dominance in the “Must-See TV” era of comedy hits “Friends” and “Seinfeld.” NBC Universal also owns the Telemundo television network along with 26 TV stations; cable channels USA, Bravo, Oxygen, Syfy, CNBC and others; the Universal Pictures movie studio and Focus Features; theme parks in California, Florida and Japan; and has part ownership of online video site Hulu. In a joint statement Sunday, Comcast and GE said they have faith in Burke’s ability to lead NBC. “Steve is one of the most well-respected executives in the industry, and I am confident that he will lead NBCU forward to a new era of growth,” said Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts.
Staff looking for new talent at UCTV from UCTV, page 7 “I guess I hope to vindicate all of the sports personalities that annoy fans. I call them mudslingers in order to protect the Dirty Faithful, our prospective viewers,” said Graziano. He will make sure that his commentary differs from the popular opinion. He and his co-host Mia Klein will enforce unique ideas about sports and make sure that UConn students are up to date with their major
league knowledge. New programming is not the only change at UCTV this semester. Production manager Chelsea Miller said that the network’s main goal is to increase its presence on campus by improving production quality and going out in the field to film events. “We want to increase viewership and awareness,” said Miller, who is a 5th-semester communications major. She is also heading an events committee that will devote 15
minutes each week to footage of student activities. “UConn Shorts” is another new venture at UCTV. Students can make video compilations and submit them to the network for broadcast. The first episode will contain entries from last year’s short film festival. According to Miller, other potential contributions for “UConn Shorts” includes a video by the Skateboard Club and blogs from “Campus Daily.” “If anyone has a story to tell, they can come to us,” Miller said. Any clubs interested in publicity can contact UCTV and have them come film related activities. The crew is also looking for new members. Those interested do not need to be experienced in broadcasting. “We want to get more people involved, especially those who don’t have time to film full productions,” Miller said. She is planning out future UCTV events, revamping the website,and increasing audience interaction through social networking, but she is also on the lookout for refreshing production plans. “The best thing about college TV is that you can try anything,” she said. To put it bluntly, what might seem like trash may actually be treasure for UCTV.
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New Muslim comic book superhero on the way
NEW YORK (AP) – Comic book fans will soon be getting their first glimpse at an unlikely new superhero – a Muslim boy in a wheelchair with superpowers. The new superhero is the brainchild of a group of disabled young Americans and Syrians who were brought together last month in Damascus by the Open Hands Intiative, a non-profit organization founded by U.S. philanthropist and businessman Jay T. Snyder. The superhero’s appearance hasn’t been finalized, but an early sketch shows a Muslim boy who lost his legs in a landmine accident and later becomes the Silver Scorpion after discovering he has the power to control metal with his mind. Sharad Devarajan, co-founder and CEO of Liquid Comics whose company is now turning the young people’s ideas into pictures and a story line, said the goal is to release the first comic book – launching the disabled Muslim superhero – in early November in both Arabic and English. Snyder says he was inspired by President Barack Obama’s effort to reach out to the Muslim world in his January 2009 inaugural address. Last month, Snyder flew 12 disabled Americans to Damascus to meet their Syrian peers, and one of their main goals was to come up with ideas and story lines for the new superhero. “The only limit was the imagination these kids had – the opportunity for a great story,” said Snyder, a comic book collector who heads HBJ Investments LLC. “They helped create something by their combined talents, and that becomes a gift to the world.” Devarajan found the young people’s imagination to be quite amazing. “The opening question we asked the kids was if you could have any superpower
what would it be? I’ve asked that question in many different groups before and the typical answers are always the ones you’d expect – flying, reading minds, or being super strong,” Devarajan said. “The fascinating thing about this group was that I don’t think I heard any one of those three,” he said. “Each of their ideas was so originally distinct, whether the Syrian kids or the U.S. kids,” he said, adding that perhaps because of their disabilities, the young people think as individuals without being influenced by outsiders. One girl, for example, wanted to have the power to combine the energy of the moon and the sun. Devarajan said it was noteworthy that none of the young people wanted the hero’s power to be something that cured their disability. “They were empowered by their own disabilities, and they should not be seen as a source of weakness,” he said. Initially, 50,000 Arabiclanguage comics will be distributed throughout Syria, and subsequent issues will be distributed elsewhere in the Middle East, Snyder said. The comic will also be available worldwide for free in digital formats through the Open Hands and Liquid Comics websites. It will be the first in a series of comics with international superheroes, and while one will have disabilities others will not, Devarajan said. He added that almost all the characters being planned “are based on the seeds that were created by these kids together in this trip.” The dozen Americans were selected after a national call for applications by The Victor Penada Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization that promotes the rights of young people with disabilities. They included youths who were blind, deaf, using wheel-
chairs, or suffering from Down syndrome, autism, and cognitive disabilities. The Syrians were invited by the Al-Amal school for the disabled whose chair, Asma Assad, the wife of Syrian president Bashar Assad, spent an afternoon meeting with the youngsters. “It must be every child’s dream to create a superhero,” the Syrian first lady said in a video provided to the AP. “But I really do hope that we can bring our powers together – our human powers together – to be able to make a difference.” Hamza Jaka, 18, of Fontana, Wisconsin, who is co-chair of Kids as Self-Advocates which promotes the rights of young disabled people, said the visit to Syria “was great” because it was people-to-people, “not politicians flying in and blustering.” Jaka, a freshman at the University of California at Berkeley who is studying linguistics, said the trip has inspired him to study Arabic. “There’s a lot of hatred, and it really can be dispelled by just sitting down and talking to people and realizing you share experiences in common,” he said. “That’s what happened when I started talking to one of the disabled Syrians. We both discovered that we had a love of basketball and ... loved the same players,” Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. “I am a disabled Muslim and I love comic books, so this is like the highlight of my life,” said Jaka, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. “As somebody who owns a lot of comics and has studied how they affect social change, it was fun to be part of an exchange that hopefully can do the same,” he said, especially in changing attitudes towards the disabled, towards Muslims, and towards Syria.
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Brady throws for 3 TDs, Patriots beat Bills
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP)—Tom Brady regained his touch against his personal pushovers. The New England Patriots retained theirs against Buffalo with a 38-30 win Sunday, their 14th straight over the Bills. Brady improved to 16-1 against the Bills, completing 21 of 27 passes for 252 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Two of those scores went to Randy Moss as Brady bounced back from a mediocre performance in a 28-14 loss to the New York Jets in which he fumbled on the Patriots last offensive play. “He just has this good composure and keeps everything calm and doesn’t let people panic,” Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez said. “When he’s calm, everyone else is calm.” Brady hasn’t lost to the Bills since the 2003 opener, but they stayed close for most of the game only to be done in by fourth-quarter interceptions by Patrick Chung and Brandon Meriweather. “Beating them (again) wasn’t easy,” Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo said. “We still have a lot of work to do. Any division game is tough.”
New England tied Miami for the third longest winning streak against a single opponent. The Dolphins beat the Colts in 14 straight games from 1980-1987. The Colts moved from Baltimore to Indianapolis in 1984. First-round draft pick C.J. Spiller scored his first NFL touchdowns on a 5-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick and a 95-yard kickoff return, but Buffalo’s last chance faded when Fitzpatrick threw an interception to Meriweather with 3 minutes left. The mobile Fitzpatrick provided a spark after starting in place of Trent Edwards, who led the Bills to the NFL’s least productive offense in the first two weeks of the season. Fitzpatrick completed 20 of 28 passes for 247 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. “We felt like we had a chance and we came up short,” he said. “The offense played better today, but it’s all about winning.” New England (2-1) took a 17-16 lead at intermission on Stephen Gostkowski’s 43-yard field goal on the last play of the half. Buffalo (0-3) had its best offensive day of the season, but settled for three firsthalf field goals by Rian Lindell
instead of touchdowns. “We get a couple of touchdowns earlier in the game when we were in the red zone and things may be different,” wide receiver Lee Evans said. The Bills cut the lead to 38-30 following Fitzpatrick’s 37-yard scoring pass to Steve Johnson with 4:08 left, then got the ball back on a punt. But on the next play, Fitzpatrick overthrew tight end David Nelson on the left side and Meriweather came down with the ball. “He’s always trying to make a play. You’ve got to give him credit for that,” Bills coach Chan Gailey said of Fitzpatrick. “I don’t want to temper him, but I want him to be smart.” BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries for the Patriots, helping make up for the loss of Kevin Faulk. Faulk suffered a seasonending knee injury against the Jets. “I’m not concerned” about a chance to become the featured back, Green-Ellis said. “I care about winning. I take as much pride in playing special teams.” A week earlier, Brady completed just 20 of 36 passes for two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Jets after
throwing three scoring passes in a season-opening win over the Bengals. The Bills’ offense was much better than in their first two games. In the first half, they piled up 202 yards after gaining 186 in four quarters in a 34-7 loss to the Packers a week earlier. After Buffalo went ahead 13-7 following Spiller’s touchdown catch, Danny Woodhead scored on a 22-yard run, his first NFL touchdown. The Patriots signed him the previous weekend after he was released by the Jets. “It doesn’t matter who they put back there, they are all capable,” Bills linebacker Andra Davis said. Lindell made it 16-14 with a 34-yard field goal after he kicked a pair of 39-yarders. Against the Jets, the Patriots were outscored 18-0 in the second half, continuing last year’s trend of struggling down the stretch. But on the first series of the third quarter Sunday, Brady hit Moss for a 35-yard touchdown as the Patriots went ahead 24-16. Moss caught the ball in the middle of the end zone behind two defenders and knocked down back judge Perry Paganelli, who quickly got up and gave the touchdown signal.
» NCAA FOOTBALL
LSU holds on to beat West Virginia BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)—Patrick Peterson couldn’t help himself. He stopped in the end zone near the rollicking student section in Tiger Stadium and struck that familiar stiff-armed pose he’d seen in old highlights of Michigan’s Desmond Howard in 1991. Yellow flags flew for excessive celebration. They may as well have been confetti at the time. No. 15 LSU had a 17-point lead over 22ndranked West Virginia after Peterson’s slashing, 60-yard punt return for a touchdown, and the star cornerback and return man had added another highlight to his own Heisman Trophy resume tape. “I got too overboard,”
Peterson said of his Heisman pose. “I just have to calm it down next time.” The return, Peterson’s second of the year for a score, wound up being a crucial play in LSU’s hard fought 20-14 victory over a Mountaineers squad that would not quit on Saturday night. “I saw Morris LSU Claiborne make a big block to break things WVU open to start, and once I hit that hole I just kept running,” Peterson said of his return. “Then I saw Jai Eugene way down field waiving me down, saying, ‘Come this way.’ So I headed his way and I was able to take it to the end zone.” The play came one week after he had two spectacular intercep-
tions in LSU’s 29-7 win over Mississippi State. His first punt return for a score went for 87 yards in the Tigers’ season opening win over North Carolina. Against West Virginia, the Tigers (4-0) again had to rely heavily on defense and special teams to remain unbeaten. 20 Jordan Jefferson had third straight game 14 athrowing for fewer than 100 yards and no touchdowns. He was also intercepted twice and was pulled for a series in the fourth quarter. LSU coach Les Miles tried to look on the bright side of LSU’s win but did not dismiss his club’s lingering inability to move the ball through the air. “I was just in locker room
with an undefeated, 4-0 football team. A lot of teams would like to be in that position,” Miles said. “Our team is playing great on defense, very good on special teams. … Our quarterback play has got to get better, it’s just that simple. Our guys know it.” Jefferson’s second interception, picked by Eain Smith, set up Geno Smith’s 13-yard scoring strike to Jock Sanders, which got WVU (3-1) to within 17-14 in the third quarter. But the closest the Mountaineers came to scoring after that was Tyler Bitancurt’s missed 48-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. Bitancourt also had a field goal blocked by Lazarius Levingston in the first quarter. Peterson was originally credited with that big play, too.
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after running for a first down against the Buffalo Bills during the second in half of Sunday's game.
Endres proves himself in a practice twominute drill from HUSKIES, page 14 The turning point for Endres came this past Wednesday during practice. Edsall said that up until then, Frazer had been getting four reps, Mike Box had been getting two reps, and Endres was only getting one. “When I saw something in the practice in the twominute drill, I told Cody that he was taking the two reps, Mike was taking the one, and after that practice Cody took all the twos on Thursday.” Now, after his performance on Saturday, it seems that the starting job is his for keeps. “I’ve had a lot of faith in myself and my game,” Endres said. “I’ve invested a lot in the program. I’m glad my number was called.”
Huskies show discipline throughout from MEN'S SOCCER, page 14
Though Alvarez and Cascio highlighted the statistics, the entire UConn team demonstrated discipline and moved the ball well throughout the field. Several of the USF fouls led to free kicks with goal potential. Fortunately, the Huskies were able to capitalize on these opportunities. Reid exhibited his satisfaction with his team’s play and attitude following the game. “They’re a fun group to be around,” Reid said. “A friend told me in South Carolina, ‘The spirit of this group is unbelievable.’” The Huskies are now 6-0-1 on the season and 8-0-0 against USF. The last time the two teams met was in 2007 in tournament play when UConn blanked the Bulls 5-0. On Tuesday, the Huskies will host No. 4/10 Boston College in the third ranked matchup of the season.
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Friars and Eagles no match for Huskies
By Danielle Ennis Staff Writer
Two early goals were scored by the Huskies to set the score 2-0 within the opening eight minutes. UConn held that lead for the rest of the game Junior Cara Silverman scored the first and assisted junior No. 21 Alison Angulo in finishing on goal only moments later. Silverman’s goal was a deflection off a feed crossed from freshman Anne Jeute. “We have been focusing on being mentally strong for each game. But we need emphasize starting our games. We need to come out strong in the first half, rather than just showing up in the second. For the upcoming Boston College game, funda-
mentals, technique, and breaking two consecutive wins heading presses will all be important,” into their first Big East matchsaid senior Melissa up at the George J. Gonzales Sherman Family Head coach Nancy Complex. They held Stevens reiterated the Huskies scoreGonzalez’s point. “We less in the second 2 half and Providence need to start fast.” UConn Stevens also noted “So Providence 0 goalkeeper Shannon many shots were genDiStefano recordFriday erated, but we need to ed nine saves. finish.” Providence junior UConn 2 Junior Rayell Deidre Quinn said, 1 “We came out flat Heistand was injured B.C. at 28:16 in the first in the beginning of Sunday half, but returned to the game and had a play at 19:00. She strong performance defended the one Providence in the second half. Had we had breakaway seconds later. With that in the first half, it would the exception of that breakaway, have been a different story.” UConn controlled the ball the With the loss of their first entire game. league game, the Friars fall to The Friars were coming off 2-7 overall (0-1 Big East). They
Volleyball drops first Big East game
again, the Wildcats found a By Matt Stypulkoski way to pull away at the end, Campus Correspondent winning the third set by a score The UConn volleyball team of 25-21. The Huskies were led in kills fell to Villanova 3-0 in their by sophomore Mattison Quayle Big East Conference opener on Sunday afternoon at with seven, closely followed by Murray, junior Allison Gampel Pavilion. The Huskies entered the con- Nickel, and sophomore Cayla test on a 9-match losing skid, Broadwater, who all finished while the Wildcats came to with six kills each. Sophomore Storrs on an 11-match win- libero Kelsey Maving finished ning streak. The difference in with 21 digs and sophomore confidence between the two setter Angela Roidt aided the teams showed in the first set as attack with 26 assists. Despite the loss, Murray – Villanova took it easily, 25-11. However, the UConn women who also had two aces – found managed to turn things around a reason to be encouraged by quickly in the closely contested the team’s gritty performance against such a second set, as they tough opponent. went on a 6 point run “In the Big to tie things up at 16. East, we’re all 0 However, despite the UConn pretty much on team’s best efforts, Villanova 3 the same level,” Villanova manMurray said. “So aged to take the set 25-22, closing it out with three any time you take a Big East team and play them close it’s straight points. The opening of conference encouraging.” Even though the match may play seemed to be a motivating factor for the Huskies through- have provided some encourout the set, and senior Rebecca agement, it still extended the Murray agreed that the stage team’s losing streak to 10. provided by a Big East game Even with that in mind, Murray was definitely a factor in the believes that it is just a matter of time before she and her team’s quick turnaround. “The first set was a little teammates will break through. “We just have to find our rough,” Murray said. “But our team is really close, and Big flow again,” Murray said. East play lights a fire under us, “We’re not really clicking especially since we’re looking right now.” The Huskies will have their to get some rings.” The back-and-forth trend of next opportunity to break the second set continued into the losing streak and regain what would eventually prove their stride on Friday night at to be the third and final set, Gampel against the Louisville but not without some incred- Cardinals in the third match ible persistence on the part of of their current four-match the Huskies, who managed to home stand. keep things close in a set that featured eight lead changes and 13 tied scores. But once Matthew.Stypulkoski@UConn.edu
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Not only did Frey replace the injured Jordan Todman, but D.J. Shoemate started the game and rushed for 61 yards and his first touchdown at UConn. “I was dreaming of this all week,” Shoemate said. “It couldn’t have been a better game.” Shoemate’s 4-yard touchdown gave the Huskies a 14-0 lead, but Buffalo receiver Ed Young made it a game with three touchdowns. He caught a 60-yard pass on the sideline to cut the lead to seven, and then tied the game before the half with a 1-yard catch that was reviewed and upheld. After UConn stretched the lead to 10, Young kept the Bulls in the contest with a 7-yard touchdown catch, but then Frey’s touchdown and Ryan Griffin’s first career touchdown catch gave the Huskies some breathing room. UConn hosts SEC opponent Vanderbilt on Saturday, at noon during Homecoming weekend.
face No. 10 Syracuse on Oct. 2. Big East defensive player of the week Sarah Mansfield saved both Providence shots on goal. She improved her goals against average to 0.50, the best in the NCAA. This was the Huskies’ fifth shutout of the season. UConn traveled to Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Sunday to face the No. 12 Boston College Eagles. The Huskies won 2-1 in double overtime. Both Silverman and Heistand scored. With this weekend’s victories, the Huskies now improve to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play. The Huskies have won five consecutive games and travel to Kentucky on Oct. 2 to take on Louisville.
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UConn back Jestine Angelini moves the ball up field during the Huskies 2-0 win over Providence Friday night. UConn would also go on to beat Boston College 3-0 Sunday night.
Huskies welcome ESPNU
By Matt McDonough Associate Sports Editor Junior midfielder Tony Cascio notched three goals, all in the second half, in the No. 6 UConn m e n ’ s soccer team’s 4-0 win over USF Friday Notebook night. T h e game was telecast on ESPNU, and Cascio’s third goal was the No. 8 play in SportsCenter’s Top Plays. The three goals gave Cascio the team lead in points with 13. He was the leading point scorer last season, but this year the junior got off to a slow start. Cascio didn’t find the back of the net until the 6-0-1 Huskies’ fifth game of the season. He scored two goals in two matches at the 2010 Gamecock Classic in South Carolina and has been on a roll as of late. “It definitely gave me confidence in myself,” Cascio said of his two-goal weekend in South Carolina. “The team was playing well today and got some goals right there for me.” Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Carlos Alvarez and Thomas Wharf had assists on Cascio’s three goals. “I was definitely in the right spot at the right time,” Cascio said. Alvarez had four assists on the night. Along with Nickardo Blake, he assisted Stephane Diop’s first-half goal. In addition to being his first
goals of the season, Cascio’s hat trick was the first for a UConn player since O’Brian White scored three goals on Dec. 2, 2007 in the NCAA tournament, also against South Florida. “I was thinking that too,” Cascio said when asked of his first home goals. “It’s good to score in front of the home crowd.” Ford continues hot streak Senior goalkeeper Josh Ford recorded his third straight shutout, fourth of the season. The veteran goalie was oblivious to the cameras and eyes across the nation he recorded three saves.
“We established our game first... The fans bring more enjoyment than the cameras” Josh Ford UConn goalkeeper “The cameras definitely brought a Big East feel into it,” Ford said. “But I knocked out the cameras and played our game. We established our game first...The fans bring more enjoyment than the cameras.” Ford continued to say that the cameras are only there for one night, but the loyal fans,
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including the Goal Patrol student section, are at Morrone Stadium all season long. UConn has scored 11 goals in the last three games, while allowing none. Ford said that although the offense is playing great, the defense still needs to make sure its job is done. “All of us defense and midfield guys make sure we keep our zeroes first,” Ford said. “As long as they don’t score, we have a chance to win the game.” Teacher defeats student UConn improved to 8-0-0 against the Bulls. USF coach George Kiefer was an assistant under UConn coach Ray Reid at Southern Connecticut State in 1995 and 1996 and at Storrs from 1997-2001. The ninth year coach played for the Owls under Reid, and has brought the South Florida program to new heights. “He’s done a great job,” Reid said. “USF is a top-20 program and he’s done a fantastic job.” Kiefer has 97 career wins. Injury report Mamadou Doudou Diouf missed the game with a sprained ankle. He was on the sideline, wearing a walking boot cast during the game. The injury, suffered against Kentucky, shouldn’t force him to miss Tuesday’s game against Boston College, according to Reid.
Janikowski misses final field goal, Arizona escapes with a 24-23 over Oakland
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP)— Fittingly, Arizona’s 24-23 victory over Oakland on Sunday ended with a big mistake. The game was littered with them. Sebastian Janikowski’s errant 32-yard field goal as the game ended allowed the Cardinals to escape in their home opener, a game Oakland Arizona had repeated Oakland chances to win in the final minutes. The kick, after a 39-yard pass interference call against Arizona’s Dominique RodgersCromartie, was wide left. Janikowski missed two others in the game, a 41-yarder and a 58-yarder. Both were wide right. LaRod Stephens-Howling returned the opening kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown for Arizona (2-1) and Derek Anderson threw two touchdown passes, including an 8-yarder to Larry Fitzgerald with 1:01 left in the third quarter that proved to be the game winner. Oakland (1-2) committed 11 penalties for 123 yards, Arizona seven for 104. New Raiders starting quarterback Bruce Gradkowski was 17 of 34 for 255 yards and a touchdown with one inter-
ception. He threw 12 yards to Darrius Heyward-Bey on fourth-and-10 from his own 36 to keep the final drive alive. But he also was the main culprit in a delay-of-game penalty after another pass interference call — this one against Arizona’s Greg Toler—gave the Raiders the ball first-and-goal at the 24 Arizona 1-yard line through the 23 midway fourth quarter. The penalty pushed the ball back to the 6 and Arizona’s defense held, forcing Oakland settle for Janikowski’s 23-yard field goal that cut the lead to 24-23 with 7:59 to play. Later, Gradkowski’s 35-yard pass to Louis Murphy helped Oakland advance to the Arizona 35, where Janikowski—who has a career-long 61-yarder and had booted a 54-yarder earlier in the game—set up for a 53-yard try. But a false start against left tackle Mario Henderson pushed the ball back 5 yards for a much more difficult 58-yarder attempt. Janikowski had the distance, but was just wide right. Two of Oakland’s field goals came after Raiders’ punts bounced off the legs of an Arizona player—first Matt Ware, then Rodgers-Cromartie.
Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski reacts to missing a game-winning field goal with no time left in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against Arizona.
By Miles DeGrazia Football Columnist
If you follow college football at all, then you have undoubtedly heard that college football has the best regular season of all sports. But any rational person would feel skeptical when they see scores like Oregon 72, New Mexico 0 or Wisconsin 70, Austin Peay 3. Normally, these ridiculous score lines only last for one or maybe two weekends, but this year they seem to be a continuing trend in college football, popping up even in Week 4. While examining these lopsided score lines, you need to take into consideration that unlike other professional sports leagues NFL, MLB, NBA these teams have the power to pick and choose who they play and where, for about one quarter of their schedule. That’s right. Oregon chose to play New Mexico then, two weeks later, take on powerhouse Portland State, both at home. How you may ask? In college football, teams play 12 regular season games, most of which are in conference games against teams at an equivalent skill level. Depending on the conference, teams can play anywhere from seven (Big East) to nine (Pac10) in conference games, leaving up to five out-of-conference games to be scheduled. Allowing teams to schedule their own out of conference games can be great; Ohio State has played USC the last two years, a match up of two college football powerhouses that would never meet (except in the Rose Bowl) otherwise. But a majority of the time it leads to horribly unbalanced games against teams that have no business being on the field with each other. Now you may be thinking, how can teams get away with having such easy schedules? The reason: teams have no incentive to play big out of conference games. If you are a head coach of a team in one of the six BCS conferences ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Big East, SEC, and PAC-10 you know that if you go undefeated, you’re getting a shot at the national championship. Since the BCS started in the 1998-99 seasons, no non-BCS team has ever played for a national championship. Even last year when two non-BSC teams, TCU and Boise State both went undefeated, they were invited to play each other in the 2010 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. In principle, I still agree that teams should have the ability to schedule their own non-conference opponents, but I think the quality of college football could be increased with just a few tweaks to the rules. Teams that are in a BCS conference should be required to play two of their four non-conference games against teams from other BCS conferences, with one required to be on the road. The remaining two games can be against anyone, but again, one must on the road. These simple rules could change the college football experience for the only people who really matter: the fans.
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The Daily Question Q: What was the most exciting NCAA football game from this weekend? A: “Alabama vs. Arkansas...what a game!” Taylor Chung, third semester undecided major
Oct. 8 Rutgers 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 23 Louisville TBA
Oct. 29 West Virginia 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 11 Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 9 Seton Hall 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 13 Providence 3:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer (6-0-1) Tomorrow Sept. 24 Oct. 5 Boston Marquette Maryland College 8:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Former NFL lineman Cesario dead at 34
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP)—Anthony Cesario, a second-team All-America offensive lineman at Colorado State before a short NFL career, has died. He was 34. Anthony was hunting Saturday near Steamboat Springs, when he had apparent heart problems and died, the school said in a release Sunday. Cesario, a 6-foot-6, 310-pound guard from Pueblo, was a second-team All-America offensive lineman in 1998. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round in 1998. He also played for the Miami Dolphins before injuries cut short his pro career. Cesario returned to Fort Collins after his NFL career and owned a business called Workzone Traffic Control Inc., that helps agencies with road construction. Cesario was single and didn’t have any children. He’s survived by his parents and a sister.
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Oct. 15 Oct. 17 Oct. 10 Oct. 8 Oct. 3 Notre Dame Depaul USF Marquette Seton Hall 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
Field Hockey (8-1) Oct. 6 Oct. 9 Yale Georgetown 7:00 p.m. Noon
Oct. 10 North Carolina Noon
Oct. 13 Northeastern Noon
Volleyball (2-10) Oct. 1 Louisville 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 3 Cincinatti 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 16 Oct. 8 Oct. 10 Syracuse Marquette St. John’s 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Men’s Tennis Sept. 29 Siena 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 1 Bucknell Invitational TBA
Oct. 8 Quinnipiac Invitational TBA
Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Sacred Regional Heart Championship 2:00 p.m. New Haven
Women’s Tennis Oct. 1 Bucknell Invite TBA
Oct. 21 Oct. 6 Oct. 12 Oct. 20 Regional UMass Sacred Heart Quinnipiac Championship 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Dartmouth
Men’s Cross Country Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Nov. 13 Oct. 22 Oct. 30 N.E. Leopard Regional CCSU Meet Big East Championship Invite Championship 4:00 p.m. Championship Noon 10:00 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
Women’s Cross Country Oct. 9 Oct. 15 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 13 N.E. Rothenberg CCSU Mini Big East Regional Championships Race Meet Championships Championship All Day All Day All Day Syracuse, NY All Day
Golf Tomorrow Hartford Hawks Inv. All Day
Oct. 11-12 Oct. 16-17 Connecticut Northeast Cup Invite All Day All Day
Oct. 18 NEIGA Champ. All Day
Rowing Oct. 3 Oct. 23 Head of the Head of the Riverfront Charles All Day All Day
Oct. 31 Head of the Fish All Day
Oct. 19 NEIGA Champ. All Day
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“They’re going to celebrate sooner or later, we just wanted to win some games here.”
Women’s Soccer (5-4-2)
Oct. 2 Louisville Noon
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Oct. 2 Vanderbilt Noon
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Jim Furyk reacts joyously after taking the FedEx Cup and winning The Tour Championship tournament at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta yesterday. Furyk topped off a crazy day in the rain with a bunker shot worth $10 million.
THE Storrs Side UConn dismantles Buffalo, Morrone maxed out By Carmine Colangelo Campus Correspondent Game of the Week: UConn football vs. Buffalo, Saturday. The Huskies beat the Buffalo Bulls 45-21 at home on Saturday, a much-needed victory after the upset last week against Temple. This game was truly a tale of two halves, as the Huskies were tied 14-14 at halftime. In the second half, starting quarterback Zach Frazer was replaced by Cody Endres and Robbie Frey replaced starting tailback D.J. Shoemate. It was then the offense really took off. Endres went 7-for-11 for 139 passing yards and two touchdowns in the second half. Frey finished with 112 rushing yards and a touchdown, while wide receiver Michael Smith exploded for 130 yards and a touchdown. Next week’s starting lineups against Vanderbilt may have a different look after a stellar performance from the bench players on Saturday.
Wish We Were There: UConn field hockey at Boston College, Sunday. The No. 5 Huskies defeated the No. 12 Eagles on Sunday, 2-1 in double-overtime. With 9:29 left in the second period of overtime, junior defender Rayell Heistand scored the game-winning goal on a penalty stroke, her third score of the season. The Huskies’ other goal was scored by junior forward Cara Silverman, her sixth of the year. The Huskies outshot the Eagles by a mark of 29-7. Their record now stands at an impressive 8-1, including a 4-0 record against ranked opponents. Their next game is Saturday, Oct. 2 at Louisville. Number of the Week: 4,374. The No. 6 UConn men’s soccer team beat the No. 22 University of South Florida 4-0 on Friday in front of a crowd of 4,374 at Morrone Stadium. The Huskies continued their dominance as they moved to a record of 6-0-1.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP)—The New Jersey Nets’ attempt to acquire Carmelo Anthony is in a holding pattern. A person close to the trade talks told The Associated Press on Sunday that the Nets are waiting for the Nuggets to sign off on a deal that would bring Anthony to New Jersey and also involve Charlotte and Utah. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the negotiations were ongoing. While he couldn’t talk directly about Anthony, Nets general manager Billy King acknowledged he had been working on a trade. “I would say that we’re exploring everything,” King said Sunday. “But there’s no deal. We have nothing. We have nothing. We’re excited about the guys playing. I’ll continue to explore and see if we can make the team better. At this point I’m excited about watching our guys practice. “I’ll continue to work the phones. It’s going to be a methodical process whether we do a deal now or six months from now or next year. But there is nothing.” King admitted there was a sense of frustration in trying to make a big deal happen. “It’s a process,” he said. “Anytime I made a trade it’s a process. Some of them take two years to get to the point when you get the player you want. Some take two weeks. I think you’ve got to make sure you do it and do it the right way.”
THE Pro Side Cowboys take on Texans and Phillies find themselves in playoffs By: Aaron Dick Campus Correspondent
Wish We Were There:
Phillies Clinch at Least Wildcard Berth in MLB playoffs, Sunday. Cowboys vs. Texans, The Phillies have clinched Sunday. a spot in the MLB playoffs The Cowboys avoided by reaching 93 wins, making getting off to a 0-3 it mathematically start this Sunday by impossible for the beating the Houston team to not reach Texans 27-13 at the playoffs this home. The team year. Both the San had suffered from a Francisco Giants severe lack of focus and the Padres are and execution the competing for the past few games. NL West title, with Despite this slump, Tony Romo the Giants holding Tony Romo and the a half-game lead. ‘Boys executed comAssuming that one petently by defeatteam wins at least ing a playoff caliber two games of their Texan’s team who series next weekexcelled in their fist end, neither of two games of the those teams would season. Romo was be able to post a 23-for-30 for the day record greater than with two touchdowns Cole Hamels 93 wins, assuring and no interceptions. that Philadelphia Matt Schaub threw will be competing in the for more than 241 yards, one playoffs this year. touchdown and two interceptions. Game of the Week:
» INSIDE SPORTS TODAY P.13: The Storrs Side/The Pro Side. / P.12: Field Hockey win two this weekend. / P.11: Patriots beat Bills, 38-30.
Monday, September 27, 2010
UCONN BRUISES UP BUFFALO Cody Endres comes in and takes the reins, UConn takes control By Colin McDonough Senior Staff Writer After Buffalo tied the score at 14 with 36 seconds left in the first half, coach Randy Edsall had a decision to make. “As head coach, you make the decisions based on your heart and what’s happening on the field to give your team the best chance to win,” Edsall said. “A lot of times it’s a gut feeling. I think I’ve been doing this long enough to have a pretty good gut and understand the ebb and flow of the game.” Edsall plucked starting quarterback Zach Frazer out of the game for Cody Endres and it paid off. Endres, in his first game back from an indefinite suspension during the preseason, threw for 139 yards and two touchdowns in the second half to lead the UConn football team to a 45-21 win over Buffalo at Rentschler Field on Saturday. The Huskies are now 2-2 on the season, while the Bulls fall to 1-3. “Any win is a good win,” Edsall said. “We’ll take them any way we can get them. It wasn’t pretty, but we played better in the second half. I thought Cody Endres came in and gave us a spark, and Robbie Frey went and did a good job.” Frey rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown in the second half, helping the effort that saw the
Huskies outscore the Bulls 31-7 after halftime. “If I have to do what I did at halftime today anymore, I’m not going to be living for much longer,” Edsall said. “Some guys have the ability to rally guys, and I give Cody a lot of credit. He did what he had to do to stay in shape.” Endres entered the game to take a knee before halftime when the score was tied. He led UConn to a 37-yard David Teggart field goal and then connected with Michael Smith on their next drive to give the Huskies a 24-14 lead. “I was excited to be back out there,” Endres said. “It’s special getting the win for the team, that’s all I’m worried about.” Endres had help from the defense, who added two scores of its own. One minute and 26 seconds into the game, Jerome Junior caught a tipped pass by Dwayne Gratz and scampered 27 yards into the end zone. “Gratz made the play I just returned the ball,” Junior said. Blidi Wreh-Wilson put the finishing touches on the home win with a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown. “Any time you score on defense its huge,” Edsall said. “Getting 14 points on two pick sixes we’ll take that, but we got work to do because we gave up a big touchdown pass.”
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Huskies wide receiver Kashif Moore flips in the air while trying to maintain possession of the ball. Moore caught five passes for 70 yards in the Huskies’ 45-21 win over Buffalo. UConn looks to continue their success next week during the Homecoming Game against Vanderbilt.
Huskies change up QBs
By Mac Cerullo Sports Editor
After a quick start in the first quarter, the Huskies collectively seemed to fall asleep in the second quarter, allowing Buffalo to tie the score at 14-14 right before the half. The team needed a spark, so coach Randy Edsall was forced to make some big changes. Chief among them, he replaced struggling quarterback Zach Frazer with the recently reinstated Cody Endres, and the switch immediately paid off. Endres led the Huskies down the field on his first two possessions, the first resulting in a field goal and the second consisting solely of a 56-yard touchdown pass to Michael Smith. Endres would end up going 7-11 on the day with 139-yards passing and two touchdown passes, the second being a 6-yard touchdown to Ryan Griffin in the fourth quarter. Most telling, the Huskies outscored the Bulls 31-7 in the second half.
“It’s special,” Endres said. Edsall also said that it was his “Getting a win is special for decision to withhold Frazer from the team. That’s all I’m wor- the post-game media session, ried about.” which is why Frazer was unavailBy game’s end, it was clear who able to speak. the Huskies’ starting quarterback The decision marks the end of would be. a long road for Cody “I think Cody came Endres. Endres has seen in and did the job that plenty of game experiwe asked him to do,” ence since his arrival at Edsall said. “Now UConn, and oftentimes he’s earned his right has demonstrated himself to be the starter.” to be more than capable “As a coach you of being the Huskies’ Notebook starting quarterback. In stand there on the sidelines and you get his freshman year, he led a feel for what’s going on,” Edsall the Huskies to a 40-16 homecomsaid. “People are responding to ing win over Cincinnati in relief certain things, and also, you’re tak- of the injured Tyler Lorenzen and ing a look at the field position that Frazer. That game marks the last we had during that first half, and time Cincinnati has lost to a Big we weren’t doing anything with it. East opponent, and they have won A lot of times it’s a gut feeling, and each of the last two Big East titles I think I’ve been doing this long in that span. enough to have a pretty good gut, Last year, Endres played in and understand the ebb and flow seven games after Frazer went of the game and I just felt that it down with a knee injury, startwas time and it was necessary. ing six before going down for We’ll go with Cody.” the season with a shoulder injury
on Oct. 31 against Rutgers. After that, Frazer beat out Endres for the starting job in spring practice, and on Aug. 18, Endres was suspended a month for a violation of athletic department policy. Since being reinstated, it seemed unlikely that this is the position Endres would find himself in after only one week. On Tuesday, Edsall said that Endres needed to earn back the trust of his teammates and coaches. Now, it seems that, to a certain extent, he has. “I wouldn’t put him in if I didn’t think that he did [earn back our trust],” Edsall said. “I think there’s always one thing that you have to understand, young people make mistakes, and we all make mistakes at our age, and when somebody goes and pays the price and serves their sentence, I don’t hold a grudge, I don’t hold it against anyone. It just gets back to if he’s the best guy, whoever our best player is, he’s going to play, and that’s what we did.”
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UConn quarterback Cody Endres scans the field for an open target during Saturday’s game against Buffalo. Endres came into the game for Zach Frazier, who was struggling.
Men’s soccer goes bull wrangling
By John Shevchuk Staff Writer
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Jennifer Skogerboe traps the ball in UConn’s 4-0 rout over nationally-ranked South Florida. Over 4300 showed up to watch UConn destroy the Bulls.
Tony Cascio stole the spotlight in the Big East opener, scoring three of the night’s goals and helping the Huskies beat No. 22 South Florida. The performance earned Cascio a spot in the sports world’s most renowned highlight segment, Sportcenter’s Top Ten Plays. Carlos Alvarez also had a stellar performance, which should not be overlooked, assisting every goal in the 4-0 victory. The ranked matchup was shown on ESPNU that was played in front of a crowd of over 4,300 at Morrone Stadium. The two teams put on a com-
petitive show, despite the one- did not hold back the Huskies in sided score. their second ranked matchup of The Bulls held their ground the season. in the first half, displaying orga“In the second half we’ve nization and skill that kept the become very opportunistic,” matchup competitive. A well- said coach Ray Reid. “Right executed cross from Nickardo now our guys are very clinical Blake to Stephane Diop on the finish.” resulted in the first goal of Ten minutes the game, just 16 minutes after the interinto the first half. The goal mission, the did not seem to faze USF, UConn Huskies began to 4 as they seemed to match pull away with UConn in possession. The South Fla. 0 Cascio’s first goal Bulls made six shots and of the game. A took five corner kicks in the first free kick wide of the box led to half alone. a header and a lot of movement UConn’s now former goal in a crowded box. Following leader Mamadou Doudou Diouf a save by USF goalkeeper Jeff was scratched from Friday’s Attinella, Cascio stuck out a lineup with an ankle injury. That foot to kick the ball midair. The
goal was so picture perfect that the staff from Sportscenter at ESPN deemed it worthy as the eighth in the Top Ten plays of the day. Five minutes later, Cascio scored off a play that began with yet another free kick, from a spot similar to the previous. Alvarez would later assist Cascio’s third goal to collect his fourth assist of the night. Cascio became the first UConn player to get a hat trick since Dec. 2, 2007, when O’Brien White scored three goals, coincidentally also against South Florida. His third goal of the night became his fifth in just three games.
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