Adam Finkelstein

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PC Friars Back in the Thick of Things

After winning three of their last four games and with A.J. Reeves now back in the line-up, Providence has worked their way back into the thick of things in the Big East Conference. Truth be told, there is no separation within the conference, at least after Villanova and Creighton at the top. In fact, all...
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PC Friars’ David Duke, Jr. on the Right Path

One of the hardest parts about being a high school evaluator is weighing the here-and-now against the future.When you're asked to do so in something as inflexible as rankings, which doesn't allow for any variables or context to be explored or detailed, it gets even more difficult. David Duke Jr. was the prime example. The class...
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For Friars, 3 is the Key to the D

Providence dropped their Big East opener to Creighton on New Year's Eve in a game in which they gave up an uncharacteristic 13 threes, including 9 (on 15 attempts) in the second-half. Three-point defense has been a hot topic among college coaches for years now as well as the subject of numerous statistical studies. One such...

An Inside Look at Providence College’s Ruane Athletic Development Center

YurView New England recently got a behind-the-scenes tour of Providence College's new Ruane Athletic Development Center. With Friars' assistant coach Brian Blaney showing us around the building we were also able to meet with head coach Ed Cooley, athletic director Bob Driscoll, architect Perkins Eastman, head strength & conditioning coach Ken White, and senior associate...
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PC Friars Recruiting – Plenty of Scholarships Left in 2019

College programs have a way of re-evaluating their recruiting needs once the season starts. There are, inevitably, some surprises. Some players may exceed expectations, some may disappoint. Early season returns could lead to unforeseen rumors of transfers or NBA declarations. There may be certain roles, niches, or characteristics that weren't particularly glaring during the off-season...
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Friars take on Boston College and UMass during “Mass Week”

Coming off Saturday night's win over Rhode Island, Providence will take on two more local New England challengers in the coming week as they travel to Boston College on Tuesday and host UMass on Friday before a nine-day hiatus for final exams. Here's a look at what they can expect from both adversaries during “Mass...
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Consider This When Filling out Your NCAA Tournament Bracket

The NCAA tournament is almost upon us and with college basketball being characterized by as much parody as we've seen in a long time, this year's edition of March Madness might be especially unpredictable. Predicting the teams that could be capable of a Cinderella type run is almost impossible, but identifying some commonalities between recent...