Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Special visitors at UConn

Usually the Tuesday press luncheons at UConn consist of head coach Paul Pasqualoni entertaining questions for about 30 minutes following by selected players conducting interviews between bites of food.

However, special people were on hand today leading to unique circumstances.

Wounded war veterans Justin Nash of Cheshire and Doug Yeager of Winsted met with the media Tuesday afternoon to discuss their circumstances and plans once they graduate from UConn with Master's degrees.

However, the highlight to me was Pasqualoni inviting veterans to watch the end of Tuesday's practice. Thanks to UConn SID Mike Enright, I was allowed into the practice (which is normally closed to the media once the season starts) to shoot video of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities director Michael Zacchea address the UConn team following practice.

As the video shows, Pasqualoni is using the heroic circumstances of Zacchea, Nash and Yeager to serve as inspiration to the UConn team which is coming off a loss at Western Michigan.


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