UConn To Hold Ceremonies In Honor Of Tragedy In Newtown

UConn will hold special pre-game ceremonies prior to the men’s basketball game against Maryland-Eastern Shore tonight at the XL Center (7) and prior the women’s basketball game Wednesday night against Oakland at the XL Center (7) in honor of the tragic event that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last Friday.

Fans are asked to be seated by 6:50 p.m. for the ceremonies.

The Huskies will wear patches on their jerseys in recognition of the tragedy. The patch is a rectangle with a green background, a black outline and the letters “SH’’ in white. The school colors of Sandy Hook Elementary School are green and white.

UConn bench personnel and others associated with the game will also be wearing special green and white ribbons.