Providence College will wear green jerseys for Tuesday night's game against Colgate with the words "Sandy Hook" on the back above the players' numbers.
PC coach Ed Cooley, who previously coached at Fairfield (Newtown is in Fairfield County), said he notified Nike that he wanted to have special uniforms made for the occasion. He said the school would then send the jerseys to the victims' families.
Cooley said he wants to have Providence wear a special uniform to honor the Sandy Hook Elementary school victims every year at this time of the season.
The 7-2 Friars will play Colgate with two new players: Arizona transfer Sidiki Johnson and top freshman point guard Kris Dunn, who had been out with an offseason injury. Leading scorer Vincent Council has been out since the first game with a hamstring injury and is still weeks away from returning to the court.