The UConn Huskies suited up for their annual spring scrimmage at Rentschler Field Saturday, in preparation for the season which starts in August.
The stadium was filled with fans and students who were eager to support the team and to see what kind of talent to expect in the upcoming season. Fans even sported the new Husky logo t-shirt as did the cheerleaders and dance team.
Coach Paul Pasqualoni said he was proud of the men and that he has high hopes for next year.
Fans said that despite the horrific events which have unfolded in Boston the past few days, that did not deter them from attending the game and said that they do indeed feel safe in Connecticut.
One fan admitted that although it is a scary situation, he feels confident with the new security measures Rentschler Field has taken, and that he will continue his daily activities without fear.
"I'm pretty upbeat with the security measures in the state of Connecticut, I' m not worried about that," said Robert Toze from Vernon.
To heighten security as well as safety awareness, posters were placed on gates surrounding the stadium with the slogan “If you see something, say something,” attendants were also patted down and no bags or large items were allowed into the stadium.
Police presence was evident and there were definitely a few extra police vehicles and bomb sniffing dogs around the area. A Rentschler field official added that the roads surrounding the stadium had been closed off, so that there is only one way in to the arena, and everyone must go through security.