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PC team dons special jerseys to honor Newtown

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -

The Providence College basketball team has honored the victims of the school shooting in Connecticut by wearing special uniforms.

WPRI-TV reported  that instead of their normal black and white uniforms, the Friars donned green and white for their Tuesday night game against Colgate. Each jersey said "Sandy Hook" on the back.

Green and white are the school colors at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, where 20 children and six women were killed in a shooting last week.

Coach Ed Cooley says he wanted to do something to honor the victims. The station reports he plans to send the special jerseys to their families.

Cooley used to coach at Fairfield University in Connecticut.

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