Arizona shooting affects sports games

Laura Donovan Contributor
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A moment of silence will be held before the Bowl Championship Series title game on Monday night in honor of the victims of Saturday’s shooting in Tucson, a two-hour drive from the game’s site in Glendale, Ariz.

Officials for the Fiesta Bowl, which is hosting the game, did not specify whether additional security measures would be taken in the wake of the shooting.

“Obviously, the horrible incident has been discussed by the people in charge of maintaining security for our game,” said Andy Bagnato, the Fiesta Bowl spokesman. “We don’t discuss the specifics of anything more we may be doing or any change in plan. Obviously, it’s a terrible, terrible tragedy. Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone involved.”

ESPN said there were no plans to make changes to the broadcast of the game.

According to The Associated Press, there was an increased police presence and more thorough bag searches Sunday at the Arizona men’s basketball game in Tucson against Stanford, which was postponed Saturday because of the shooting. Arizona won, 67-57,

“We just wanted to come together and help the city out through our play this afternoon,” Arizona forward Solomon Hill said after the game. “Our focus was that we were playing for the city in this tough time.”

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