Stu­dent death prompts can­cel­la­tion of cel­e­bra­tion

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - SPORTS -

PROV­I­DENCE, R.I. >> The death of a stu­dent at Prov­i­dence Col­lege has prompted the school to can­cel an an­nual cel­e­bra­tion that kicks off the men’s and women’s bas­ket­ball sea­sons.

The “Late Night Mad­ness Cel­e­bra­tion” had been sched­uled for Satur­day night.

The Rev. Ken Si­card, the act­ing pres­i­dent of Prov­i­dence Col­lege, said 19-year-old Au­gus­tus Cardello, of West­port, Con­necti­cut, died in his dorm room Thurs­day night. The cause of death has not been re­leased. Prov­i­dence po­lice do not be­lieve foul play was in­volved.

Ath­letic Di­rec­tor Bob Driscoll, men’s bas­ket­ball coach Ed Coo­ley and women’s bas­ket­ball coach Jim Crow­ley say they de­cided to can­cel the cel­e­bra­tion out of re­spect for Cardello’s fam­ily.

The school held a spe­cial Mass for Cardello Fri­day and has made coun­selors avail­able through the week­end. — The As­so­ci­ated Press

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