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Patriots plane gives Brethren support staff a boost for NCAA game

ByJulie J. Helfer

Mar 24, 2022

If the Providence College Brethren upset top-seeded Kansas, the Friday night during the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournamentmaybe the New England Patriots will be credited with an assist.

One of the Patriots’ planes was waiting on the tarmac at TF Green Airport on Thursday, ready to fly Providence support personnel and others to Chicago. The brothers, who flew to Windy City on Wednesday and held a practice there Thursday morning, reached the NCAA’s last 16 rounds for the first time in 25 years – and the first under head coach Ed Cooley. .

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The second plane was scheduled to take off from Providence at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, but it looked like it would be a little delayed. The group on board is made up mostly of school employees, including several from the athletic department, as well as donors and some members of the media.

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The Brothers reached the Sweet 16 round after defeating South Dakota State and then Richmond in the first two rounds, respectively. No. 1 Kansas reached Friday’s game after wins over Texas Southern and Creighton. The tip is scheduled for 7:29 p.m. Friday at the United Center in Chicago.