UConn Honored Newtown Victims Both as Team and Individually Monday Night
Apparently, Kevin Ollie agrees with me.
"We're going to continue to not just have moments, but have a movement, where we can stop this violence," he said after UConn's perfunctory, 84-50 whipping of awful, 0-10 Maryland-Eastern Shore. "Because I think a movement is not enough. We always have moments and they go away. Hopefully, we have a movement."
Ollie added he'd like his team to visit Newtown sometime after Christmas to conduct a practice, a youth clinic, an autograph session or "something, for the kids." The Huskies honored the victims Sunday night at a vigil in Mansfield, and again tonight in many ways, both as a team and individually.
Ryan Boatright had "S-H" written on his left cheek. Shabazz Napier wore a t-shirt that read "Sandy Hook 26" during pregame and halftime warm-ups. DeAndre Daniels and Enosch Wolf each had Sandy Hook-related messages inscribed on their high-tops.
Prior to the game, the players and cheerleaders gathered in a circle around midcourt, holding candles during a moment of silence. The Nova Youth Choir sang the national anthem (sorry some of it got cut off):
Here's some more video from what Ollie, Napier and Boatright had to say about the tragedy and their respective ways of remembering it: