Providence mascot haunts media member after Friars’ loss to Kentucky

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

Take, for example, Providence’s Friar Dom.

The Friars’ mascot was going by means of it after his staff 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 tip of his faculty’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 yr after breaking by means of to the Sweet 16 in longtime coach Ed Cooley’s first journey there. Adding to the priority for Providence followers, a number of stories 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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