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Providence bolsters backcourt with two guard additions

The Providence Friars added two commitments in recent days, one for the incoming freshman class, and another for the 2015 recruiting cycle. Providence nabbed 6′-2″ guard Tyree Chambers of Germany, according to a report on BigEastCoastBias.com, as well as 6′-3″ guard Drew Edwards of Calvert Hall (MD). Adding a guard like Chambers this late in the cycle ...
Via Hoopniks
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Friars’ Dunn confident he’ll be ready when needed

He hears the questions too often, even daily, but perhaps more than any college basketball player in the nation, Kris Dunn has learned to roll with the punches. Dunn knows the questions aren’t going away, but at this point it doesn’t really bother him anymore. He’s just excited about getting back on the floor for the Providence Friars this fall. “People ask me all the time...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sex assault allegation shadows PC on trip to NCAA tournament

The Providence Friars’ first journey to the NCAA Tournament in 10 years began Wednesday morning with a major distraction as they climbed aboard their charter flight to San Antonio. The Friars will play Friday against the North Carolina Tar Heels at 7:20 p.m. But as they prepare, they must deal with reports that Providence police are now investigating a claim by a female student...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Providence players investigated for sexual assault

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, two Providence Friars basketball players are under investigation for a sexual assault of an alleged female victim which took place on campus in November. Rodney Bullock and Brandon Austin are the two named in the investigation. Back in November, both were susupended by the school. Austin […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Two Providence players under investigation for sexual assault

A pair of Providence Friars are under investigation for sexual assault on the eve of the school playing in its first NCAA Tournament since 2004. This is according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.Freshman Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock were both suspended by head coach Ed Cooley in November for what the program explained at the time as "not upholding their responsibilities...
Via Bush League Chronicle
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Providence Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Providence Friars were given an 11-seed in the East-region. They are coached by Ed Cooley and hail from Big East. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against North Carolina in San Antonio on Friday. Why: Providence finished the regular season with a 10-8 record...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Shorthanded UMass Lowell River Hawks skate past Providence Friars

(Photo/Justin Soderberg) LOWELL, Mass. – The UMass Lowell River Hawks managed to rebound from a tough loss on Friday night against the Providence College Friars in Providence, R.I. to win in convincing fashion Saturday night in Lowell, Mass. The River Hawks entered the second game of their home-and-home series against the Friars missing two of their top goal-scoring...
Via View From 123
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Newsblurb: Providence loses Kris Dunn for the season

Send to KindleProvidence College sophomore Kris Dunn will have shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season Dunn, a sophomore, suffered the injury during an exhibition game against Rhode Island College on Nov. 2. He returned after a three-game absence and averaged 3.8 points in four games before deciding to have surgery. Dunn also had shoulder surgery and missed nine games last...
Via College Chalktalk
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

#45 Providence Friars: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
Via The Sports Bank
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) P.I.T. Talk: Providence guard Vincent Council

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...
Via College Chalktalk
April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Providence’s Best Recruit In Years, Ricky Ledo, Declares For The NBA Without Even Playing A Game For The Friars

friars.com 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...
Via College Spun
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Providence's Ricky Ledo entering NBA draft

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  |  Discuss

Providence Friars get a change of color in Sandy Hook tribute

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...
Via The Other Paper
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Providence Looking to Make Strides This Season in Hockey East After Adding Depth to Roster (Video)

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...
Via NESN.com
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Next Beasts of Big East: Providence Shakes Things Up with an Incredible Duo

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...
Via Orange Fizz
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss
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