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PC Friars

Upsets, Optimism And The Luck Of The Irish: Friar Fans Weigh In

Simply put: South Dakota State's high scoring may be a result of facing low defensive effort opponents. Providence has a Justin Minaya. And a Nate Watson. And an Ed Croswell. And an Al Durham.
PC Big East

Which Big East Tournament Opponents Work Best For Friar Success

In the Big East, all roads lead to one final location: Madison Square Garden. And for the first time ever, the Providence Friars have found themselves on top of the Big East Conference standings heading into New York City.
ed cooley

Ed Cooley’s 10th Friars Anniversary: Memories And Milestones

Ed Cooley became the 15th head coach of the Providence College Friars mens basketball team ten years ago this coming week. “It feels like only yesterday that I was sitting in Alumni Hall, a soon-to-be graduate of Providence College, waiting for the press conference announcing new Friars head coach Ed Cooley to begin.” amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id...

Friar Rewind: A Look Back at Ed Cooley’s Return to Providence

"Who do you think should be the next head coach?" This is the question I'm discussing with another basketball fan as we lazily jaunt down the back stairs of Harkins Hall on a late March afternoon. The question was not new, nor was the answer singular in opinions. Since Keno Davis had been unceremoniously dismissed...

In Tough Times Friartown Sticks Together

It wasn't supposed to end this way. I've started writing this article maybe five different times, and every time I type the first part of that sentence I stop, and try to think of something better to say. I don't want this to be the opening statement on one of the last articles of the...

Friars Continue To Write Their Narrative

"Fans can anticipate things about the season before they even happen." Remember that line? I wrote that back in November at the start of the 2019-2020 Providence Friars basketball season. The article, written just two games into the season, was a celebration of the promise the Friars were showing for the year. Towards the end...
A.J. Reeves PC Friars

Friars’ Fortunes This Season Defy Easy Explanations

"So, how's Providence this year?" I get asked this question a lot, and if you've been following my columns I have had varying answers from the extremely positive to the highly pessimistic. How would I describe this team? I have spent the better part of the last 24 hours (post St. John's loss, for anyone keeping...
David Duke

Frustration Is Now Mayor of Friartown

FRUSTRATION. That's the word that continually comes to mind as I think about how I want to write this article. Right now, I'm frustrated. And by the conversations I've been having with various fans, I don't think that word is unique to my current Providence basketball experiences. There are many reasons fans such as myself are...
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...