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PC Friars

Friars Offer Fans High Ceilings and Low Floors

Recap: Into the Crevasse: Things were a bit rough before they got better for the Providence Friars. Since we last spoke the Friars had a couple rough ones against URI and Florida before pulling themselves together and playing two (mostly) complete games against Texas and Georgetown. It's not really a secret that Florida was the most...
Ed Cooley and Team Members

The Friars URI Problem … And Some Others

That Rivalry Game on Friday... It's that time of year again; the most underappreciated rivalry in the country is about to take center stage. The Providence Friars will square up against a very talented Rhody Rams team, led by stud Fatts Russell, and, for the Friars, this could be a problem. The Rams have been playing...
Alpha Diallo

The Friars Evolution is on Display this Season

Let's be honest, fan to fan: after a while, we all become familiar with patterns that the Providence Friars have historically followed. We know the expectations, we can read the preseason scouting reports and injuries, we know the opponents far enough in advance, and there's enough math to make Isaac Newton's head spin. Fans can...
Big East PC Friars UCONN Huskies

For Friars and Huskies, A New Chapter

On March 9, 2013, UConn played under the Big East banner for the last time. Though the postseason was set to begin days later, the Huskies would get no last trip to Madison Square Garden, nor would they get a bid to any postseason tournament. Their season was ending there, in Gampel Pavilion, along...
What's Next for Zion

What’s Next for Zion?

Hey, did you hear? Duke is out of the NCAA Tournament. Yup. It's true. After someone made the claim that March is ruled by chaos and that Duke would be unwise to try and coast despite being incredibly favored to win the whole thing, the Blue Devils got bounced by Michigan State in a single-point...
Zion and Duke

No Team is Unstoppable, Not Even Zion and Duke

Once again, the Duke Blue Devils have stayed true to the NCAA mantra and “survived and advanced" past ACC foe Virginia Tech into the Elite 8. Much like the UCF Golden Knights before them, the Hokies failed on a (pretty open) last second tip-in that would have forced an OT with Duke to potentially taken...
Michigan March Sadness

March Sadness: Coping with Michigan’s Brutal Defeat

I don't know if there was a definitive point where Michigan's fate was sealed on Thursday night against Texas Tech. It could have been the 16 points scored in the first half, or the 5% shooting from three, but you couldn't have predicted these things as a the game unfolded. It was, in some...
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...
PC Friars David Duke

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...
Ecto 1

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...