PROVIDENCE RUMORS & GOSSIP
The University of Kentucky announced today the ‘Cats will play another game in the Barclays Center come next season. On December 1st, Kentucky will face off versus the Providence Friars. The meeting will be the first time the schools have faced each other since 1976. Last season, the ‘Cats and Maryland played the very first college basketball game in the arena. The ‘Cats won...
College Chalktalk’s Kate Lee had the chance to catch up with former Providence guard Vincent Council at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Virginia after he tallied 10 points, eight assists and eight rebounds in his team’s 105-94 victory on Saturday afternoon. Council talks about his plan to get to the next level, performing before full NBA scout representation and also...
Ahead of the 2012-2013 season, the Providence College basketball program landed one of the biggest recruits in the nation – Ricky Ledo. The hometown prep star (ranked No. 21 overall by ESPN) was supposed to help rebuild the Friars’ program and take them back to the NCAA Tournament – a place they haven’t been since 2004. But in early September, those plans were...
Reports indicated that Ricky Ledo would meet with head coach Ed Cooley upon Cooley’s arrival back in Providence on Tuesday after the Final Four. It didn’t take long for word to leak out that Ledo had decided to enter the NBA draft and forego next season with the Friars.
Providence freshman guard Ricky Ledo is entering the NBA draft
Ledo, a Providence native, says Tuesday he ''felt he could not pass up this opportunity to enter the NBA draft now.''
In September, the NCAA ruled that Ledo could not compete in games for the Friars in 2012-13, but he did practice and work out with the team during the season. The 6-foot-6 Ledo did not...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2013
Vincent Council, the only senior on the Providence roster, scored eight straight points to key a second-half charge that led the Friars to a 75-66 victory over Charlotte on Wednesday night in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament.
Providence, winning its first postseason game since an NIT win in 2003, will host Robert Morris, which upset defending national champion...
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March 20, 2013
Bryce Cotton scored 24 points, hitting five 3-pointers, to propel Providence to a 62-59 win over St. John's on Saturday night.
Cotton made his final trey as he was fouled with 3:46 remaining, putting the Friars (16-12, 8-8 Big East) squarely in the lead.
Sir'Dominic Pointer's missed layup with 8 seconds remaining - belying an impressive 13-point, 10-rebound game- ended...
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March 02, 2013
Ranked #6 in the nation by Rivals.com, Ricardo Ledo was expected to team with fellow Top-25 recruit, Kris Dunn, and lead the Providence College Friars back to prominence. Unfortunately, the 6’6” guard was ruled a partial qualifier by the NCAA, and while he has been able to attend classes and practice with the team, he will [...]
Check out this amazing save by Providence Friars freshman goalie Jon Gilies on New Hampshire junior forward Kevin Goumas. Gilies was the backup goalie for the USA U-20 WJC team.
A very small animal caused a very big commotion at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center on Saturday.
Midway through the second half of an eight-point game between Marquette and Providence, a bat swooped down from the building’s rafters and began flying around the court. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel chronicled the scene as players and coaches from both teams attempted to corral the...
I can’t even front if a random bat came at me I would probably react the same way at Sidiki Johnson from Providence did.
Where is Bruce Wayne when you need him?
Bat attacks during Providence vs. Marquette
What that being said this is hilarious and I have watched in 150 times already. Thank you Mock Sessions for this GIF.
Just when you thought it was safe to play college basketball, you might run the risk of getting attacked by a live bat.
Earlier today, a Big East showdown at the Bradley Center between Providence and Marquette got an uninvited guest as a bat decided to cause havoc and fly near the court.
Keep an eye on Providence's Sidiki Johnson who attempts to bat the flying creature...
The tributes to the Newtown shooting victims continue to pour in from various schools and professional sports teams. Gestures like writing the names of the 26 victims on sports equipment and moments of silence before games have become commonplace since last Friday's tragedy.
The Providence College Friars upped their tribute to another level Tuesday and changed the colors of...
After finishing in the bottom half of the Hockey East conference last season, the 2012-13 Providence Friars have a lot to prove in the coming year. Providence went 10-14-3 in the Hockey East last year and didn't fare much better out of conference (4-6-1). The Friars bring back Ross Mauermann, who led the team last season in points scored. Mauermann and company are hoping to make...
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The Big East recruiting picture continues to sharpen, with multiple stars committing to the conference powers, but it’s an unlikely program grabbing major eyebrow-raising headlines. Providence HC Ed Cooley is shaking up the league’s power structure by snagging two of the most coveted guards in the 2012 class in Connecticut native Kris Dunn and ESPNU #22 and 4-star SG Ricardo...