PROVIDENCE RUMORS & GOSSIP

2014 March Madness: North Carolina Vs. Providence – Game Time, TV Schedule, Predictions

Twitter/@UNCBBall UNC and Providence are two of the most unpredictable teams in the field, making this an extremely fun match-up. Providence came out of nowhere to win the Big East Tournament, and have two huge wins over Creighton. UNC lost to a number of middling mid-majors, but beat Louisville, Michigan State, and Kentucky, and eventually rattled off 12 straight ACC wins. The winner...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Podium: Providence

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. - The NCAA presents a full transcript of Providence head coach Ed Cooley and athletes Kadeem Batts, LaDontae Henton, and Bryce Cotton from the Friars' Thursday press conference...
Via collegebasketball.scout.com
29 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

Big East Tournament Title Game Recap: Providence Defeats Creighton

  Providence 65 Creighton 58 When Providence coach Ed Cooley was asked why he decided to play zone against the best offense in college Basketball his answer was simple: “Because I’m crazy.” One had to feel a little crazy themselves when watching the game early on. It’s hard to imagine that the same high scoring offense lead by Doug ‘McBuckets’ McDermott was the same...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Henton-led Providence reaches Big East final

LaDontae Henton had 26 points and 14 rebounds, Bryce Cotton added 18 points and 10 assists, and Providence advanced to its second Big East championship game with an 80-74 victory over stubborn Seton Hall on Friday night.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Friars in need of the finishing touch

The dog days of the college basketball season are wearing down the Providence Friars. These are the toughest weeks of the college hoop season as teams around the country keep jockeying for position for the NCAA Tournament or their conference tourneys. Wins are valued like rare jewels. Losing streaks become deadly. After a five-game winning streak elevated the Friars (16-8) into...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Friars thriving in new Big East

The new, friendlier Big East is working very, very well for the Providence College Friars. For now, anyway. The best thing about the Friars’ five-game winning streak in conference play is that the team’s next game isn’t at Louisville, followed by a trip to Pittsburgh and then a home game against Syracuse. Those crushing stretches filled recent Big East schedules and often...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 28, 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

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
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