A University of Connecticut football player
died Sunday following an on-campus stabbing, hours after the team's
victory over Louisville.
Twenty-year-old Jasper Howard of Miami, a junior and starting
cornerback, was stabbed during a fight early Sunday. A message
posted on the university's Web site said the fight and stabbing
happened near Hillside Road, which is near the center of the Storrs
campus. The perpetrator was still at large.
University president Michael Hogan told The Associated Press
that the stabbing is a tragedy for the entire university community.
He says state police are working with campus police.
A message with UConn police was not immediately returned.
Howard was credited with 11 tackles, a forced fumble and a
fumble recovery in UConn's 38-25 victory Saturday over Louisville.
He led the Big East in punt returns last season.