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Providence coach Ed Cooley
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John Rooke
March 11, 2019 - 1:32 pm
There is an adage in sports – college basketball, especially – that says simply “it’s hard to beat a team three times in a year.” First of all, that may be true if you’re playing a team for a 3rd time in a single season. It may also have more to do with the quality of that opponent, however, than...
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Providence coach Ed Cooley
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John Rooke
March 10, 2019 - 9:05 pm
Madison Square Garden has been good to Providence Basketball over the past few years. It will need to be extraordinarily friendly this week for the Friars to earn a sixth straight invitation to the Big Dance the following week. Following a 17-14 regular season record (7-11 in Big East play), the...
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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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Kyle DaLuz
December 03, 2018 - 6:15 pm
The University of Massachusetts has hired Florida State offensive coordinator Walt Bell as its next head coach. Bell, 34, will have a five-year contract worth $625,000 per season with the Minutemen, along with an increased assistant salary pool, according the The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach. Bell...
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Erin Walsh
December 03, 2018 - 5:11 pm
The UMass Minutemen are off to a great start this season. With a record of 12-1-0, UMass has found itself atop the USCHO Division 1 poll for the first time in program history. The poll has the Minutemen ahead of St. Cloud State by four first-place votes. UMass took over the top spot after going 7-0...
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Sep 1, 2018; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA; Massachusetts Minutemen head coach Mark Whipple on the sidelines during the second half against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
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Erin Walsh
November 20, 2018 - 3:46 pm
Mark Whipple is apparently out at UMass. According to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic , Whipple has been fired as head coach of the Minutemen. After Saturday’s 66-27 loss to Georgia, the Minutemen ended the season with a 4-8 record. Whipple led UMass to a 16-44 record since becoming their head coach...
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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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WEEI
June 12, 2018 - 2:01 pm
By John Rooke At first glance, Ed Cooley must think highly of his new kids. Providence released its’ 2018 non-Big East schedule Tuesday, and the 13 opponents (8 home, 3 neutral, 2 away) feature a few college basketball heavyweights in the mix. The season opens on Tuesday, November 6th at the Dunkin...
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