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  1. Rhode Island grand jury won’t indict Brandon Austin, Rodney Bullock following sexual assault investigation

    Jul 16, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT

    Oregon Athletics

    Bullock will be eligible to play at Providence in 2014-15 after being suspended for the entire 2013-14 season.

  2. Report: Former Oregon, Providence forward Brandon Austin lands at junior college

    Jul 7, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT

    Oregon Athletics

    Former Oregon and Providence forward Brandon Austin is transferring to Hutchinson Community College, according to a report.

  3. Report: Former Niagara guard Antoine Mason sets up visits

    Jun 2, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

    Antoine Mason,Jerian Grant

    The high-scoring Niagara transfer will visit three schools.

  4. Providence, UMass interested in Kansas transfer Naadir Tharpe

    May 27, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    AP

    Tharpe, the Worcester native, has drawn interest from two New England programs.

  5. Washington State decommit Tramaine Isabell down to a few schools

    May 26, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBCSports.com

    Former Washington State commit and guard Tramaine Isabell is down to a few schools.

  6. Providence sophomore guard Josh Fortune to transfer

    May 23, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

    Josh Fortune

    After averaging 8.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game last season, Providence’s Josh Fortune has decided to transfer.

  7. Report: Initial decision to ban Brandon Austin from Providence campus was overturned

    May 17, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT

    Oregon Athletics

    According to the Providence Journal, the initial decision to ban Brandon Austin from campus until the spring of 2015 was overturned.

  8. Big East Conference Catchup: Who contends with Villanova in 2014-15?

    May 14, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    AP

    The new Big East enters Year 2 with plenty of questions for teams trying to rise to the top.

  9. Notre Dame, Providence among teams playing in 2014 Tip-Off Tournament

    May 1, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the field for its Tip-Off Tournament.

  10. Monmouth adds Providence transfer Brice Kofane

    Apr 25, 2014, 8:11 PM EDT

    King Rice

    Monmouth added a significant transfer on Friday with the addition of Providence transfer Brice Kofane.

  11. Report: Two Providence players being investigated for sexual assault

    Mar 18, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT

    Providence logo

    The reason for the suspensions is now coming to light.

  12. Late Night Snacks: Fourteen teams grab automatic bids to NCAA tournament

    Mar 16, 2014, 2:57 AM EDT

    adams

    Fourteen teams won automatic bids to the NCAA tournament on the final Saturday before the NCAA tournament.

  13. Big East Tournament: Cold shooting from deep costs No. 14 Creighton

    Mar 16, 2014, 12:09 AM EDT

    mcdermott

    No. 14 Creighton had an uncharacteristically bad night from deep, and it contributed to them losing the Big East title game to Providence.

  14. Big East Tournament: Providence removes any doubt, wins Big East title

    Mar 15, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    cotton

    Entering the week as a team squarely on the bubble, Providence removed any doubt by winning the Big East championship.

  15. Big East Tournament: LaDontae Henton leads Providence to first title game appearance in 20 years

    Mar 14, 2014, 10:16 PM EDT

    friars

    LaDontae Henton scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Providence to its first Big East tournament title game appearance in 20 years.

  16. Late Night Snacks: Seton Hall’s win over No. 3 Villanova highlights busy Thursday

    Mar 14, 2014, 3:11 AM EDT

    gibbs

    A recap of Thursday’s action, including a big upset in the Big East and some important results involving bubble teams.

  17. Big East Tournament: Providence knocks off St. John’s despite mediocre outing from Bryce Cotton

    Mar 13, 2014, 5:33 PM EDT

    providence st. john's

    Despite a mediocre outing from senior All-American Bryce Cotton, Providence held on for a 79-74 win over St. John’s on Thursday as the Friars won the Big East Tournament quarterfinal game which amounted to an NCAA Tournament play-in game for the two bubble teams.

  18. Five power conferences teams that could really use a conference tourney run

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:37 PM EDT

    Justin Cobbs

    Every year, there are a handful of teams that could use a couple of wins in their respective league tournaments to gain entry into the field of 68. Here are five schools that need to string some wins together this week to feel comfortable making NCAA Tournament.

  19. 2014 Big East Tournament Preview: Can Villanova finally beat Creighton?

    Mar 10, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

    James Bell, Zedric Sadler

    Creighton and Villanova are the Big East’s two darlings, but which other teams are best positioned to separate themselves from the conference’s middle and earn a bid?

  20. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: Friars look to improve NCAA tournament prospects

    Feb 28, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Bryce Cotton

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Iona at Manhattan, 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2) The Gaels have already clinched the MAAC regular season title, but that won’t diminish the importance of this matchup of rivals separated by just ten miles. For the Jaspers there’s a lot riding on this weekend, as landing either the second or third seed in…

  21. Late Night Snacks: No. 20 Michigan takes control of Big Ten race

    Feb 24, 2014, 12:31 AM EDT

    levert

    GAME OF THE DAY: Providence 87, Butler 81 Providence is one of many bubble teams looking to fight their way into the NCAA tournament, and they avoided suffering a tough defeat at Butler on Sunday. All five starters scored in double figures led by Bryce Cotton, who tallied 28 points and six assists. As a…

  22. Georgetown knocks off Providence to continue recent surge

    Feb 10, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

    D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera

    Georgetown looked dead in the water as of two weeks ago. The Hoyas had lost five straight games in Big East play and it didn’t seem like head coach John Thompson III and Georgetown had a lot of hope going into February. But after a win at Madison Square Garden over a top-10 program in…

  23. Improved defensive effort helps Xavier snap three-game skid

    Feb 8, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    christon

    With No. 6 Villanova and No. 12 Creighton not only headed to the NCAA tournament but in the process of fighting to earn protected (top four) seeds, the Big East has at least two teams who will hear their names called on Selection Sunday. The question at this juncture in the season is who else…