Archive for October, 2011

Jasper Howard’s Death: Two years later

Photo by Colin McDonough. The mural in the Burton Family Football Complex.

By Colin McDonough, Associate Sports Editor

Today is the second anniversary of the death of UConn cornerback Jasper Howard. Howard was killed in a fight outside a school-sanctioned dance at the Student Union on Oct. 18, 2009. This came hours after the Huskies’ 38-25 win over Louisville on Homecoming Weekend. Howard had 11 tackles, a forced fumble, which he recovered, in the win. His famous words to the media on Oct. 17, 2009, “You gotta play every play like its the last play you’re ever gonna play,” will not be forgotten by the UConn football team or many students and fans at the university. Howard has a memorial in the Burton Family Football Complex.


UConn- Western Michigan at the half

It's Military Appreciation Day at the Rent

By Matt McDonough, Sports Editor

EAST HARTFORD– The UConn Huskies trail the Western Michigan Broncos 17-7 at halftime in East Hartford. After an anemic first half for both offenses, Western Michigan broke the scoreless tie as Alex Carder found Jordan White at the 11:15 mark in the second quarter, connecting on a 25-yard touchdown pass.

The UConn football team's dramatic entrance at Rentschler Field didn't lead to any points in the first quarter.

Carder found Dallas Walker five minutes later. Walker’s seven-yard touchdown reception gave the Broncos a 14-0 lead. Johnny McEntee led the Huskies’ on its first scoring drive, hitting Kashif Moore in the back of the end zone on third down to cut the deficit to seven. Western Michigan would counter, however, with a scoring drive of their own. John Potter kicked a 39-yard field goal with 22 seconds remaining in the half.

The stadium started to fill up by the end of the first quarter.

Lyle McCombs was a bright spot on a cloudy day, rushing for 105 yards in the first half including a 65-yard run in the second quarter that set up the Huskies’ only score. I’m not sure if coach Paul Pasqualoni gave the team an inspired halftime speech, but for those who need a little inspiration before cheering on the Huskies in the second half, look no further than UConn’s introduction video.

Check for the full stories on the game and as always pick up the newspaper on campus.

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UConn Men’s Basketball

West Region - No. 3 Seed, 30-9 (9-9)

Last Game: 65-63 W vs. (5) Arizona (March 26)

Next Game: vs. (4) Kentucky (April 2, 8:49 p.m., Reliant Stadium, Houston.)

1 - Enosch Wolf
2 - Donnell Beverly
3 - Jeremy Lamb
4 - Jamal Coombs-McDaniel
5 - Niels Giffey
10 - Tyler Olander
13 - Shabazz Napier
15 - Kemba Walker
21 - Kyle Bailey
22 - Roscoe Smith
23 - Benjamin Stewart
25 - Michael Bradley
34 - Alex Oriakhi
35 - Charles Okwandu

UConn Women’s Basketball

Philadelphia Region No. 1 Seed, 36-1 (16-0)

Last Game: 75-40 W vs. (2) Duke (March 29)

Next Game: vs. (2) Notre Dame (April 3, 9 p.m., Canseco Field House, Indianapolis, Ind.)

3 - Tiffany Hayes
5 - Caroline Doty
12 - Lauren Engeln
14 - Bria Hartley
23 - Maya Moore
25 - Michala Johnson
30 - Lorin Dixon
31 - Stefanie Dolson
32 - Heather Buck
34 - Kelly Faris

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