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Who are the Most Likely Cinderellas in this Year’s Tournament?

On second thought, the "Cinderella team" in the NCAA Tournament may be a better term than originally thought. Sure, we think about the term Cinderella in a cutesy way - 'oh, look at this team surpassing expectations despite seeming inferior to the Goliath's of March!' - but I think there's a better association behind it....
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For the Love of the Friars: Providence Makes Run at Big East Title

I'm not sure how I'm going to remember this game. There's a part of me that wants to say I'll remember the final 30 seconds of regulation - Kyron Cartwright bringing the ball up, Providence and Villanova tied, and Providence having a chance to win their second Big East Tournament in four years. Will I...
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Party Like it’s 2014: The Friars in the Big East Championship

For many Providence fans, this might feel like deja vu. The Friars were playing in the Big East Tournament with NCAA hopes. They were starting in a tough 4/5 game followed by an even more vital semifinals matchup. The Friars surprised both times and took care of business. This year the Friars pulled it off...
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House Money: Providence Takes on Xavier

For the first time in a while (maybe even the entire season) Friar fans are breathing easy knowing that their NCAA Tournament hopes are secured. It took an ugly overtime win against the Creighton Bluejays to do it, but the Friars gutted out baskets and defensive stops when they needed it most. The game was...
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2018 Big East Tournament Guide

The Big East Tournament kicks off today, with seeds 7-10 playing on Wednesday night to determine who moves on to the Quarterfinals, where the real fun begins. Here's your 2018 Big East Tournament guide. Fast Break: Sorting out the Teams Xavier: The Villanova-killer claimed the regular season crown from the Wildcats and is primed for a...
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16 Secrets to Staying Positive About the Friars

Recently some people have asked me on Twitter how I’m able to stay positive and optimistic when the Providence Friars are playing their games. Sure, they struggle sometimes and it’s easy to get lost in negativity and despair, but maintaining a positive attitude is essential to enjoying the ride! So I took a few...
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Friars Fall to Seton Ha (to be continued)

It’s a sink or swim time for Providence, and they seemed interested in doing a little of both as they slid back and forth across the Dunkin Donuts Center on Wednesday night. The fans were looking for a redemption game from Providence in a lot of ways. Not only was Providence coming off a road...
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Friars Looking for that Ocarina of Time Ending

This may come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever seen the second bedroom in my apartment, but I love video games. If you haven’t seen my second bedroom, let me describe it: over 200 physical video games are on display in a collection consisting of rare, niche, imported, and special edition games that...

The Sky is Not Falling on Friartown

As the calendar creeps into late February, fans are very carefully observing every move the Providence Friars make. Every win or loss will dictate their fate in a few Sundays, and fans are keen on knowing exactly how that fate will be influenced. Coming off a huge victory over Villanova, the Friars traveled to Hinkle...
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Friars Feel the Love With Valentine’s Day Upset Over Villanova

It’s poetic beauty that the Friars beat Villanova on Valentine’s Day because the win against Wildcats is exactly how new fans become fans for life and veterans of the team remember what they love about the Friars. Providence’s win over Villanova was a thriller in a wide range. If you watched the game or even...