Wednesday, January 21, 2009

No More Punks at the Dunk?

Even though UConn doesn't visit the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence this season, I'm sure you're all glad to hear that security will now be tightened inside the building. Here's the press release sent out by PC:

SECURITY INCREASED AT PROVIDENCE COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL GAME

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- On Saturday, January 17, there was an unfortunate incident at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center during the Providence College men’s basketball game versus Marquette. During the second half of the game, a fan walked onto the court. Following the incident, Providence College and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center recognized that there was a need to take precautions to prevent further incidents during our men’s basketball games. As a result, the number of security personnel was increased and uniformed Providence Police Officers are now strategically positioned near the team benches.

“We were disappointed and embarrassed about the situation that occurred when the fan entered the court during our men’s basketball game versus Marquette on Saturday,” Providence College Athletics Director Bob Driscoll said. “The safety of the student-athletes, coaches, officials and fans is a top priority for us. We have worked with the Dunkin’ Donuts Center to improve our security efforts at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center and we will constantly monitor these efforts.”

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