The University of Massachusetts football team is holding their spring game today. Normally, it wouldn't be a huge event for the new division 1 team.
This year, however, thanks to the tragic events that have unfolded over the course of the past week, it will be a special occasion, as UMass players will wear jerseys commemorating the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing chase for the suspects.
UMass' Randall Jette will wear MIT Police Officer Sean Collier's name on his jersey instead of his own at Spring Game— Matt Vautour(@GazetteUMass) April 19, 2013
Jette joins Afonso (Krystle Campbell), Andre (Martin Richard), Howard (Lu Lingzi) Blanchflower (Boston Strong) w/special UMass jerseys Sat— Matt Vautour(@GazetteUMass) April 19, 2013
Kudos for the UMass football team for putting together an outstanding tribute to the victims of these tragic events.