Tag: Friars

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...
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...
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...
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....
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 -...
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...
Last year when they were freshly committed to Ed Cooley's Providence College Friars, both David Duke and A.J. Reeves were our first guests on this Podcast. Now after 5 games with the program, both Freshman standouts are living up to...
Being a freshman isn't easy. Even when you're among the best the Big East has to offer. David Duke was voted the conference's pre-season co-freshmen of the year by the league's coaches. A.J. Reeves etched his name in the record books...
After an offseason filled with speculation, optimism, and uncertainty, the Providence Friars officially returned to the court in a victory over Siena. The win was followed by a close loss to Wichita State, where the Friars couldn't regain control...
As the Providence Friars embark on a new season and strive to advance to their sixth straight NCAA tournament, they find themselves more reliant on freshmen than perhaps they've ever been under Ed Cooley. David Duke, A.J. Reeves, Kris Monroe,...
Ileri Ayo-Faleye

New Commit Ileri Ayo-Faleye Will Provide Insurance For The Rams Future

The University of Rhode Island completed their 2020 recruiting class over the weekend with a commitment from Ileri Ayo-Faleye, who graduated from Pennsylvania's Cedar...
A.J. Kizekai playing Bucknell

A Lifetime Of Ambition and Success Brings A.J. Kizekai Home To...

The same drive that fueled A.J. Kizekai as a former competitive athlete has powered him to his athletic career's next phase. The former St. Raphael...
Jameson Richardson

Small School Star Returns To Play In OBCA All-Star Game

When Jameson Richardson agreed to return to the Sooner State last week to participate in the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association all-star game, the former...