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Terrible tragedy at UConn

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Devastating news from Connecticut, where the Hartford Courant is reporting that Huskies cornerback Jasper Howard has been stabbed to death.

Details are sketchy at this point, but the Courant reports it happened just after midnight Saturday near the campus student union after a school-sponsored dance. Another person was also stabbed, and no suspects are in custody.

Howard was a two-year starter who led the Big East in punt return yardage last year. The junior was developing into one of the better cornerbacks in the league and was viewed as having NFL potential. He had 11 tackles and forced a fumble earlier Saturday in a 38-25 win over Louisville.

We'll have more details as this sad, stunning story develops.