The university of Connecticut took home yet another NCAA Men’s Basketball championship yesterday, April 7, but it was their student body who made the biggest headlines.
Immediately following the victory, more than 10,000 people stormed outside despite inclement weather and turned over lamp posts, destroyed a car and wrecked their union hall.
Via the Associated Press:
Ecstatic UConn fans have been celebrating the Huskies’ men’s national basketball title on the campus in Storrs, Conn. — breaking street lights, smashing at least one campus window and overturning furniture inside the student union.
Campus police report they made 30 arrests by 1:30 a.m. and a school spokesman says more were expected, with a lot of the arrests alcohol-related.
He says no serious injuries were reported and most of the property damage was minor.
The men’s team plans to return to Gampel Pavilion for a pep rally at 5 p.m. today, followed by another viewing party as the undefeated UConn women play for their ninth national title against Notre Dame in Nashville. One freshman says the energy is like nothing he’s never felt and as he put it, “we’re going to do this all again tomorrow.
Four titles in sixteen years is an astonishing feat but students chanting “F*ck Kentucky” and playing with matches is not.
Hit the gallery to see the carnage the UConn students riot caused. We thought it was one of the “good” schools, no?
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