The University of Connecticut has banned three more Greek organizations for hazing, saying students were forced to eat pet food, bob for mini-bottles of alcohol from toilets and be partly or fully nude.
The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a $1.18 billion budget for the next fiscal year.
The budget represents a 4.6 percent increase in spending over 2014 levels and includes a previously approved tuition hike of 6.5 percent.
The budget allows for the hiring of 61 new faculty members, part of a plan approved in 2011 to add almost 300 positions by 2016. The school says the hiring will make classes more available and allow more students to graduate in four years.
The University of Connecticut has revoked the registration and recognition of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority after a hazing investigation.
A UConn sophomore alleged that the sorority took her and others to a fraternity house in March and forced them to commit humiliating acts, including being told to lie on the floor and pretend to "sizzle like bacon." She said she was then pressured to drink alcohol to the point of passing out.
The second round of the NCAA tournament starts today at 2:45 PM, No. 3 Syracuse will go head to head with No. 14 Western Michigan in Buffalo, on CBS. No. 16 UAlbany will see No. 1 ranked Florida in the second round of the Tournament to take place in Orlando at 4:10 PM, on TBS.
Later tonight, in the first game of the men's NCAA tournament, UAlbany will go head to head with Mount Saint Mary’s in Dayton Ohio at 6:40 PM on truTV. The winner will go on to face No. 1 Florida at Orlando in the second round.
The Seattle Seahawks are the first NFL team to clinch a playoff berth after defeating New Orleans 34-7. Russell Wilson threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. Wilson also was the Seahawks' top rusher, carrying eight times for 47 yards as Seattle improved to a league-best 11-1.
The Saints were held to 12 first downs and 188 total yards in their worst loss of the season. Drew Brees completed 23 of his 38 passes, but they were good for just 147 yards.