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Providence Friars basketball

PC Friars Carry Disappointments and Heart into Regular Season Closer

The Providence Friars had their backs against the wall this season. They weren't quite out of the conversation, but they had ground they desperately needed to make up. It was going to take winning in the conference as well as some noise in the Big East Tournament if they realistically wanted to turn their...
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PC Friars Laying the Groundwork for a Longshot Dance and a Better 2020

Leave it to the Providence Friars to keep things interesting in late February. While many teams are feeling good about which side of the bubble they're on, and a few are playing to get on the right side of the bubble, the Providence Friars are the "chaotic neutral" team that seem to follow no discernible...
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10 Iconic Rides from Ecto-1 to Doc Brown’s DeLorean

When I was at the tender age of six I knew exactly what car I wanted when I grew up: I wanted the Batmobile from Tim Burton's 1989 comic book masterpiece, Batman. Now, at 30, I want the Batmobile even more than ever. But that was just the first in many cars through the history of...
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PC Friars: Show Me The Confidence and Leadership

This past Sunday, I (along with the rest of America) saw the New England Patriots win their sixth Super Bowl. For me, it was equal parts incredible (seriously, nobody gets tired of winning and I won't apologize for it) and shocking. All throughout the regular season I didn't think the Pats had it in...
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WWE Royal Rumble Weekend Makes Its Way to Phoenix

Wrestling fans have a lot to be excited about this weekend, when Royal Rumble Weekend makes it way to Phoenix, Arizona for five days of back-to-back action-packed events. The buzz of this event comes from a lineup of exciting matches as well as marking the first time Royal Rumble has been held at a...
Providence Friars Men's Basketball

A Fresh Dose of Friars Optimism

After Providence got their first Big East win over Seton Hall, I felt comfortable with the prospect of them going 1-1 on their two game road trip to Wisconsin and Ohio, with a loss at Marquette being the most likely loss and a win at Xavier. Still a tall order, but manageable. It would...
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PC Friars: Yes, We’ve Been Here Before.

Well, that didn't go as planned for the Providence Friars. After riding high momentum from the out of conference closeout, I thought the Friars had found their groove. Given their strong finish and the lineup of Big East opponents to start conference play, I didn't think it unreasonable for the Friars to start off with...
Providence Friars basketball

New Year’s Resolutions for the PC Friars (and Friar Fans)

I've never been much of a New Year's resolution type person. Maybe it's the idea that making a promise to myself that I won't care about in two weeks seems like a waste of energy. Or it could be because, come January 1, I can never get a workout in at my gym because...
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How to Be an Emotionally Stable Friars Fan After UMass

At one point during the Friday night matchup between the Providence Friars and UMass Minutemen, I grabbed my Nintendo Switch and started playing the new Super Smash Bros. game. It wasn't that I didn't want to watch the Friars - on the contrary, I'd been looking forward to this Friday night game since Providence took...
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PC Friars vs. URI Rams Rivalry: The Fans Speak

What makes a college basketball rivalry? I've thought about this question a lot in context of the rivalry between the Providence Friars and the Rhode Island Rams. I've thought about what makes this rivalry great. Is it the long history between these two programs? Is the rivalry made great because of the recent successes of...