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Boston University Athletics
Scott McLaughlin
March 16, 2018 - 9:37 pm
There were several occasions throughout Friday night’s Hockey East semifinal when things weren’t looking good for Boston University, but the Terriers kept finding ways to respond and wound up coming away with a 4-3 overtime victory over rival Boston College to keep their season alive. They fell...
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WEEI
March 16, 2018 - 5:04 pm
By John Rooke You knew it was coming. Like so many Nor’easters that can cause havoc at home through the winter, you just know it’s coming and there’s little you can do about it. Providence knew they were up against it against Texas A&M with the Aggies’ size and strength inside Friday in...
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WEEI
March 15, 2018 - 5:59 pm
By John Rooke The mission, and message, is very simple for the Providence Friars Friday in Charlotte, NC. It’s been taped on their lockers, on the walls, on the bus, in their equipment bags, on the TV sets in their rooms – and even on the backsides of some of the players. “Block out.” “When we woke...
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Villanova celebrates its Big East title
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John Tomase
March 15, 2018 - 9:58 am
By Danny Dragin The NCAA Tournament has arrived, and that means WEEI.com's Danny Dragin is here to break down the top 25 teams in the field. Virginia looked like the favorites before an injury hurt its chances. Who will win? Let's find out. 1. Michigan State (29–4) There has been a lot non-...
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WEEI
March 14, 2018 - 7:02 pm
By John Rooke Leaving the snow, ice and frigid temps from the latest Nor’easter behind them at home, the Providence Friars flew south Wednesday to Charlotte, NC to begin preparations for their NCAA 1st round game with Texas A&M. But while they were greeted by only slightly warmer temperatures...
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WEEI
March 13, 2018 - 7:07 pm
By John Rooke Stop agonizing over your NCAA brackets. It’s really very simple. 16-seeded teams are 0-for-forever against #1 teams. And while there may be some sentiment to take a shot with a team like Ivy champ Penn (high marks for offensive efficiency) in the role of David against Kansas’ Goliath...
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WEEI
March 12, 2018 - 6:01 pm
Providence’s first-round NCAA opponent Friday in Charlotte, NC – Texas A&M – has a long-standing tradition of pride, pomp and plenty of circumstance within Texas borders. But are they any good at basketball? But what exactly is an “Aggie?” And what does the “A&M” stand for, anyway? Let’s...
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WEEI
March 11, 2018 - 10:28 pm
By John Rooke For a second straight season, two of Rhode Island’s four Division I men’s basketball programs have earned invitations to the NCAA Basketball Tournament, aka “The Big Dance.” This year, however, they’ll both be going stag – without any friends from New England tagging along. Providence...
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WEEI
March 10, 2018 - 10:59 pm
By John Rooke The finish line was right there. But as it sometimes happens in the auto racing world, your car can run out of gas before you get there. Providence played into a 3rd overtime for a 3rd straight night in the 2018 Big East Tournament – the first time in the 39-year history of the league...
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WEEI
March 09, 2018 - 11:36 pm
By John Rooke Hope you didn’t turn that one off early. If you did, you might have missed one for the ages. Big East regular season champ and top-seed Xavier flexed its sizeable muscle early and often against the Providence Friars Friday at Madison Square Garden in New York. But one thing they...
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