The College Blog

Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports
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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Danny Wild/USA Today Sports
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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Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports
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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Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports
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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Stew Milne/USA Today Sports
WEEI
March 08, 2018 - 10:06 pm
By John Rooke Nothing like a close call to put a little madness right into March, is there? Potentially fighting for their postseason lives against the Creighton Blue Jays at Madison Square Garden in New York Thursday, Providence managed to dig deep when it counted most – in overtime – to overcome...
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Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports
WEEI
March 07, 2018 - 4:30 pm
By John Rooke Should there be any surprise that to the victors, go the spoils? Xavier is the first team not named Villanova to win the Big East regular season title since the league went through shape-shifting five years ago. From a national perspective, it’s no longer the Villanova Invitational-...
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Stew Milne/USA Today Sports
WEEI
March 06, 2018 - 1:06 pm
By John Rooke Yes, it’s quite possible that for many New Englanders (or more specifically, Bostonians) March Madness is but a fleeting moment on the way to sunnier days at Fenway Park, heated spring-time moments inside TD Garden, and a minor distraction before OTA’s and training camp return for the...
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Brian Fluharty/USA Today Sports
WEEI
March 05, 2018 - 1:35 pm
By John Rooke As Providence prepares for a possible postseason that could use another win or two on their resume, the Big East announced its’ all-conference teams Sunday – with two Friars receiving honors. Senior guard Kyron Cartwright, who led the Big East in assists for a second straight season,...
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Alex Reimer
December 20, 2017 - 9:34 am
Boston College’s latest star football recruit has deep New England ties. As in, his father won three Super Bowls with the Patriots. Ex-Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel’s son, Tyler, officially committed to BC Wednesday. The Eagles announced the move on their official Twitter account. Another all-...
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Brooks Sutherland
November 18, 2017 - 10:40 pm
For the fourth time in five years under Steve Addazio, Boston College is headed to a bowl game. The Eagles earned the all-important sixth win Saturday at Fenway Park, topping 3-8 Connecticut 39-16. Addazio became the first in program history to lead his team to four bowl games in the first five...
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