UConn police: Celebration wasn't a riot
Storrs (AP) — University of Connecticut students set newspapers on fire, "crowd-surfed" and threw a variety of objects in a large campus celebration after the men's basketball team's win in the NCAA tournament, but police say it wasn't a riot and no serious injuries were reported.
A large crowd gathered near Gampel Pavilion and the Student Union on Sunday afternoon after the Huskies beat Michigan State 60-54 to get to the Final Four. Police arrested a person for setting newspapers on fire.
Police broke up the crowd amid the burning newspapers. The student newspaper, The Daily Campus, reports some people got hit with projectiles including beer cans and basketballs, but no one was seriously hurt and no property was damaged.
UConn plays Florida in the Final Four on Saturday.
Stories that may interest you
The Lamont administration unveiled tax guidelines late Thursday that scale back the Department of Revenue Service’s original interpretation of a budget provision that adds one percentage point to the 6.35 percent sales tax on meals and prepared foods on Oct 1.
Gun-maker Colt says it is suspending its civilian rifle production to concentrate on its military and police contracts
The Rhode Island Department of Revenue says mobile sports betting in the state has expanded to a second casino
A Connecticut school district is hiring a company to spray insect repellant near athletic fields at its schools in response to the threat of eastern equine encephalitis