Posted: Saturday December 22, 2012 6:13 PM

Xavier uniforms honor Newtown shooting victims

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CINCINNATI (AP) - Xavier honored victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings during its 56-55 loss to Wofford on Saturday.

Instead of their traditional white home uniforms with blue trim, the Musketeers wore green and white jerseys to honor the school in Newtown, Conn.

The uniforms, produced by Nike, had "Sandy Hook'' stitched across the jersey front and the school's eagle mascot was visible on the lower left front of the shorts.

Xavier coach Chris Mack said he was "deeply impacted'' by "the senseless killings'' and was inspired by Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey's impassioned speech calling for social change following his team's loss at Ohio State last week.

The university will auction the uniforms at through Jan. 4, 2013. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Sandy Hook School Support Fund.
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