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Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
WEEI
November 01, 2019 - 2:52 pm
Thinking out loud…while wondering how Bryce Harper really feels today? Not for nuthin’, but don’t be fooled by the term ‘unanimous’ when the NCAA says it has unanimously approved college athletes the opportunity to benefit from the use of their names, images and likenesses (NIL). They had no choice...
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Providence coach Ed Cooley
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John Rooke
October 10, 2019 - 11:32 am
Normally, a top four finish in the Big East standings every year punches your ticket to the Big Dance in March. This year in the Big East, you might even slide a bit more down the ladder and still find your way into the dance hall. The field is that deep this year. As voted on by the men’s...
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John Rooke
July 01, 2019 - 4:40 pm
Thinking out loud…while wondering if I can create the next social experiment to go viral… U-C-O-N-N! UConn, UConn, UConn! What was rampantly rumored to be a fait accompli last weekend, grew into reality this week when the Big East Conference decided to invite the Huskies’ athletic program – sans...
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Mike Cratty
April 30, 2019 - 11:29 am
Bowl season is coming to Fenway Park. According to Stadium Network's Brett McMurphy , the ACC and AAC will play a new bowl game at Fenway Park starting in 2020. Combined with two other new bowls in Los Angeles and Myrtle Beach, the game will bring the number of college football bowl games to a...
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Evan Marinofsky
December 26, 2018 - 4:08 pm
The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl between the Boston College Eagles and No. 23 Boise State Broncos was canceled due to lightning Wednesday afternoon. There was a delay that lasted an hour and 20 minutes before the game was called. The game, which was being played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas...
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Ryan Hannable
December 11, 2018 - 5:15 pm
Steve Addazio will be the face of the Eagles for the years to come. Boston College announced Tuesday Addazio has signed a two-year extension, meaning he's signed through 2022. "After every season we evaluate all aspects of our programs to make sure they are aligned with the core mission and...
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John Rooke
October 25, 2018 - 3:01 pm
The expectations for the upcoming season have increased, considerably. At his radio coaches’ show earlier this week, Providence’s Ed Cooley mentioned he thought his team would be picked “around 7th or 8th” by his fellow coaches in the Big East, as the coaches do all the preseason prognostication –...
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John Rooke
September 13, 2018 - 10:33 pm
At first glance, the new schedule for the Providence Friars looks favorable for a young team with plenty of talent, trying to reach a school-record 6th straight NCAA Tournament. Upon closer inspection, however, it appears that the Big East, once again, could also be primed to provide a tough-to-...
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John Rooke
June 29, 2018 - 7:32 pm
Thinking out loud…while wondering whatever happened to Jason Evans? An off-season with relative tranquility – and even some good news – for PC hoops just developed a rumble of thunder in the distance. Dajour Dickens leaving the Providence basketball program this week was a bolt out of the blue...
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Michael Lowther
March 25, 2018 - 9:10 pm
March Madness is one of the sports world’s most anticipated events. But what happens when the madness takes a step into the city of Boston? On Friday, four teams entered the TD Garden with the hopes of using Boston as just a pit stop on the road to the Final Four in San Antonio. Empty seats were...
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