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From backyard to DI, the story of long snapper Brian Keating

From backyard to DI, the story of long snapper Brian Keating

It’s the most underappreciated position in football. Perfection goes unnoticed, but imperfection gets put in the spotlight. That’s right, I’m talking about long snapping, and for the past two plus seasons, UConn has had Brian Keating holding down the fort. 

No-Mar Taweh: The king of Buy or Sell says goodbye to UConn

No-Mar Taweh: The king of Buy or Sell says goodbye to UConn

You’ve seen Omar Taweh around campus screaming in the middle of the seal and posting in the Facebook group “Buy or Sell UConn Tickets” about the latest UConn scandal. Or posting about his thick thighs and the bitopia.  We sat down with Taweh to ask him how he does it all, and to reflect on his time at UConn. 

 

Baseball: Will Lucas has a famous past and a bright future

Baseball: Will Lucas has a famous past and a bright future

When Jim Penders signed Lucas, he was getting the number one shortstop prospect in the state, according to Perfect Game. He was also getting a player with tremendous intangibles and the traits to thrive in high-level collegiate baseball.

Storrs Center is dying — and LAZ Parking is killing it, store owners say

Storrs Center is dying — and LAZ Parking is killing it, store owners say

“The elderly don’t want to go to the garage, so I’ve pretty much lost that demographic.”

Presidential search narrows, finalists meet with Lamont

Presidential search narrows, finalists meet with Lamont

Gov. Ned Lamont recently met with University of Connecticut presidential search committee chair Thomas Kruger and two finalists for the school’s next president, as the committee narrows its list of potential candidates.

Baseball: Huskies make a name for themselves in the playoffs

Baseball: Huskies make a name for themselves in the playoffs

Last season, George Springer caught fire and baseball took notice. He won the World Series MVP while helping his team defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers. The new Mr. October followed that up with 11 postseason home runs this year. However, his team fell to the Boston Red Sox and his former teammate Matt Barnes.

Men’s Soccer: Jacob Hauser-Ramsey is quiet, but his play on the field is loud

Men’s Soccer: Jacob Hauser-Ramsey is quiet, but his play on the field is loud

“The biggest thing I’ve learned is the consistency of giving 100 percent every day,” he said. “I think when I first came here, some days I’m not feeling it, so I’d go 60 percent, some days I’d go 80 and some days, I feel good, so I’d go 100 percent. But now, every day, no matter what we are doing, I’m giving 100 percent.”

Big Dreams: An interview with Idea Grant recipient Julian Yuliawan

Big Dreams: An interview with Idea Grant recipient Julian Yuliawan

Julian Yuliawan is a seventh-semester music and entrepreneurship major at UConn. Through the UConn Idea Grant program, he was able to secure funding to create his own hip-hop music project “Big Dreams”. Prior to gaining funding, Julian performed at open mic nights across campus and worked on his music on his own.

Student speaks out on social issues through art

Student speaks out on social issues through art

Renald Louissaint’s project that he will be presenting is titled “An Intensive Study on the Color Pink and Homophobia in the Male Community from the Perspective of a Straight, Black, Male.” This is the first installment of five features to spotlight UConn School of Fine Arts’ students participating in the 2017 BFA Art Show.