Providence mascot haunts media member after Friars’ loss to Kentucky

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

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

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

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Even earlier than his fascinating 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 Big East mascots, proper alongside the Blue Blob of Xavier. 

Still, it is comprehensible why Friar Dom maybe wanted some house after Providence’s loss Friday. The Friars regressed in 2022-23, one 12 months after breaking by to the Sweet 16 in longtime coach Ed Cooley’s first journey there. Adding to the priority for Providence followers, a number of reviews have linked Cooley to the job opening at Big East rival Georgetown.

Regardless of Cooley’s future, nonetheless, Friar Dom appears poised stay at Providence, rallying followers and placing a fright into impartial onlookers for years to return.

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