"(CNN) - A football player for the University of Connecticut was stabbed to death early Sunday morning, UConn police said in a statement.
Jasper Howard, 20, a native of Miami, Florida, who started in every game for the team last season, was killed following a sponsored student dance on campus, authorities said. He was a junior at UConn.
According to investigators, a fight between two groups of people broke out shortly after the dance ended. Howard and an unidentified person were stabbed during the altercation, the police statement said.
The incident happened at approximately 12:33 a.m. Howard and the other victim were taken to a local hospital. Howard was then airlifted by helicopter to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, where he later died from his injuries, police said. The second victim was treated and released.
Howard was a cornerback for the UConn Huskies. The team's Web site says he started in every game last year and led the Big East conference in punt returns.
-CNN's Gabriel Falcon contributed to this report."
This is what it says on CNN.com, Howard was stabbed to death. This is very sad news for the family of Howard, UConn fans, and I would think most people.