Halloween is typically a holiday that is enjoyed the most by children, but college campuses are one place where it is equally as popular as it is among kindergarteners. Like many other college students, UConn women’s basketball star Caroline Doty dressed up for Halloween last week. Wearing a Lady Gaga costume is one thing, but head coach Geno Auriemma sees no reason for a 23-year-old woman to be trick-or-treating.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Doty drew complaints from some other residents in her dorm when she was reportedly banging on doors after 2 a.m. Police said alcohol was not involved and the matter is being handled internally.
“Halloween is for an 8-year-old,” Auriemma said at practice on Tuesday. “The decision that a 23-year-old makes to go trick-or-treating is dumb. And invariably, the stuff they are going to do is dumber. So that’s what I think about Caroline.”
Auriemma has never been one to shy away from calling out his own team, so his comments aren’t a surprise given his history. As Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead mentioned, Auriemma acting like a jerk is nothing new. However, there could be more to the story than meets the eye. For some reason I find it hard to believe that a 23-year-old would be banging on doors at 2:15 a.m. if no alcohol was involved, but I guess Doty must have just felt like annoying her neighbors in her sober state.