Providence mascot haunts media member after Friars’ loss to Kentucky

In March Insanity, groups carry not solely the hopes of their respective faculties, but in addition these faculties’ fanbases and mascots. When these groups fall brief, everybody feels the agony of defeat.

Take, as an illustration, Providence’s Friar Dom.

The Friars’ mascot was going by means of it after his workforce fell to Kentucky within the spherical of 64 — whereas placing fairly a fright into one of many media members on the sport, Josh Graham of WSJS Radio in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Even earlier than his attention-grabbing coping mechanism after the top of his college’s males’s basketball season, Friar Dom owned a particular place within the pantheon of unusual if not downright creepy Large East mascots, proper alongside the Blue Blob of Xavier. 

Nonetheless, it is comprehensible why Friar Dom maybe wanted some area after Providence’s loss Friday. The Friars regressed in 2022-23, one 12 months after breaking by means of to the Candy 16 in longtime coach Ed Cooley’s first journey there. Including to the priority for Providence followers, a number of experiences have related Cooley to the job opening at Large East rival Georgetown.

No matter Cooley’s future, nevertheless, Friar Dom appears poised stay at Providence, rallying followers and placing a fright into impartial onlookers for years to come back.

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