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3 Injured in UMass Post-Super Bowl Celebrations, URI Gets Rowdy As Well

Students also got rowdy at the University of Rhode Island on Sunday night

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    UMass Amherst Celebration Ends Peacefully After Super Bowl

    Excited football fans gathered outside of a dorm at UMass Amherst, which was peaceful compared to the riots after last year’s Super Bowl. (Published Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019)

    Three people were injured when hundreds of students gathered Sunday night on the grounds of the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus to celebrate the Patriots' win in Super Bowl LIII.

    New England beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Atlanta, the sixth title the team has won with the tandem of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.

    A UMass spokesman told WWLP that one person suffered a head injury and two others suffered injured hands. No one was arrested.

    Despite the injuries, the crowds dispersed rather quickly, avoiding a chaotic scene like the one a year ago, when the Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.

    Six people were arrested and at least a dozen injured following the loss to the Eagles, with students throwing firecrackers, glass bottles and more and climbing trees and poles.

    Climbable structures were removed ahead of this year's celebration, but that didn't stop some fans from climbing trees.

    At the University of Rhode Island, an estimated 2,500 people poured onto Butterfield Road and reportedly left behind fire dumpster fires, several overturned trash cans and uprooted stop signs.

    The Providence Journal reports one person was charged in connection with a fire and no injuries were reported.

    One vehicle was reportedly damaged in the blaze and officials are still investigating the fire.

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