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  1. Dunkin’ Donuts Center interested in bidding for 2017, 2018 Atlantic 10 tournaments

    Mar 26, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT

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    With the Atlantic 10 needing a home for its conference tournament in 2017 and 2018, officials at Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence have expressed interest in bidding for the event when the time comes.

  2. Are the masses sleeping on Ed Cooley’s Providence Friars?

    Sep 20, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    When Providence College hired Ed Cooley back in 2011, the hope of many was that the Providence native was the right man to rebuild a proud program that had fallen on hard times. Lacking discipline both on and off the court, the Friars had a tough enough time fighting their way out of the bottom…

  3. Abdul-Malik Abu and Jared Terrell to announce September 7

    Aug 25, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

    Expressions Elite

    Expressions Elite teammates Abdul-Malik Abu and Jared Terrell have cut their respective list of offers to 10, then four and as of Saturday have reached a conclusion for their college decisions. On Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, the duo will announce their commitments. Abu, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Kimball…

  4. Providence’s Ed Cooley joins staff for USA Basketball Men’s Under-19 World Championship team

    May 19, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    Yesterday, news broke that Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski was in discussions to return as the USA Olympic men’s basketball coach through the Rio 2016 Olympics. On a smaller scale, earlier last week the Providence Journal reported that Providence head coach Ed Cooley will join Marquette head coach Buzz Williams and Tim Ryan, head coach from the College of Central…

  5. Ricky Ledo to the NBA Draft? Sidiki Johnson off the team? Providence hits rough patch

    Feb 3, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Ed Cooley is building a solid foundation for future success at Providence. He had one of the top recruiting classes in the country last year. His program is moves to a more stable, basketball-only conference soon. But he is running into two major bumps in the road that could set the progress back significantly, depending…

  6. Loose bat at Bradley Center delays Marquette-Providence (GIF)

    Jan 26, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

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    This is one of those special days in college basketball. What we might have missed out on with marquee Top 25 matchups, we can make up for with bizarre on-court events. Take, for example, this scene at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, where a loose bat delayed play because it caused panic every time it…

  7. Former Providence forward James Still sentenced to 4 years in prison for assault

    Jan 22, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

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    Former Providence forward James Still has been sentenced to 15 years in prison with four to serve after being found guilty of assaulting a fellow student in 2010, leaving the victim with 16 facial fractures and a permanently altered appearance, the Providence Journal is reporting. Still, who played one season at Providence in 2009-10 and…

  8. Bryce Cotton, Providence dominate Seton Hall on boards to get road win

    Jan 13, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    Providence won’t get many big opportunities to secure a Big East win on the road this season. They got one Sunday against Seton Hall and they capitalized. Bryce Cotton scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Providence cruised past Seton Hall, 67-55, at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The Friars were dominant on…

  9. Catholic 7 retain legal counsel following New York meeting Friday

    Jan 4, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

    Mike Aresco Big East commissioner

    The seven Catholic schools met in New York on Friday, as the non-FBS, Big East schools continue to plan their future. According to the Associated Press, the Catholic 7 announced they have retained Proskauer Rose LLP and Pilson Communications, Inc., following Friday’s meeting. Presidents from St. John’s, Georgetown, Marquette, DePaul, Seton Hall, Providence and Villanova met Friday…

  10. Tucker Halpern’s three lifts Brown over Providence (VIDEO)

    Dec 28, 2012, 10:42 PM EDT

    Tucker Halpern

    With seven seconds left and trailing by two, 68-66, Tucker Halpern took a pass in the corner, pump faked and drained a 3-pointer to give Brown a 69-68 win over Providence on Friday night (video below). Halpern had eight 3-pointers on the night for a team-high 28 points, one point shy of his career high.…

  11. Catholic 7 schools with a forgettable night on Friday

    Dec 28, 2012, 10:09 PM EDT

    Jay Wright

    Tucker Halpern went off the high screen, fading to the corner. He took a high pass, caught, pump faked Josh Fortune into the air, took a dribble and drained his eighth 3-pointer off the night to give Brown a 69-68 lead with seven seconds remaining. Providence got the ball inside the 3-point line, but Vincent…

  12. Providence without Bryce Cotton tonight against Brown

    Dec 28, 2012, 7:14 PM EDT

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    Providence continues to be shorthanded. In the last two weeks, the Friars have gotten freshman guard Kris Dunn (shoulder) and Vincent Council (hamstring) – active tonight against Brown for the first time since Nov. 10 – back into the lineup. Even though Dunn was impressive in his debut against Colgate with 13 assists and Council,…

  13. Providence gets big mid-season boost with debut of Kris Dunn and Sidiki Johnson

    Dec 18, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

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    Ed Cooley and the Providence Friars are off to a 7-2 start this season, but they have some major reinforcements coming into the fold Tuesday against Colgate, according to Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal. With the first semester completed, Arizona transfer Sidiki Johnson is eligible to play and freshman guard Kris Dunn is ready after sitting…

  14. How Ryan Gomes helped save Utah State’s Danny Berger

    Dec 7, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

    Danny Berger, Spencer Butterfield

    Scary moment took place at Utah State earlier this week, when junior forward Danny Berger collapsed and lost consciousness at practice on Tuesday. According to reports, Berger had stopped breathing and emergency responders needed to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to get Berger to start breathing again. On Wednesday, it was reported that Berger was…

  15. Report: Providence guard Kris Dunn expected to play Dec. 18

    Dec 7, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT

    Kris Dunn

    Providence is in need of some help. The Friars only played with six scholarship players in Thursday’s 72-57 win over in-state rival, Rhode Island on Thursday night. Ed Cooley and his Friars have 11 days before the team’s next game, Dec. 18 at home against Colgate. And according to the New London Day, one of…

  16. Report: Providence guard Vincent Council out 4-5 weeks with hamstring injury

    Nov 14, 2012, 10:20 AM EDT

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    Providence guard Vincent Council will be sidelined for 4-5 weeks as he recovers from a hamstring injury he suffered against NJIT, the Providence Journal is reporting. Council played only five minutes against NJIT Saturday before going down with the injury. He already sat out the Friars’ blowout win over Bryant on Monday, and could miss…

  17. Report: Regardless of clearinghouse eligibility ruling, Ricky Ledo pledges to be a Providence Friar

    Sep 4, 2012, 1:57 PM EDT

    Ricky Ledo

    It has been the most pressing question for Ed Cooley’s team at Providence and, according to Scott Cordischi of and WEEI, the Friars should hear within the next 48 hours as to whether star freshman Ricky Ledo will be eligible to play in the 2012-13 season. Ledo, who is part of a strong duo…

  18. NC State transfer Tyler Harris commits to Providence

    Jun 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EDT


    North Carolina State transfer Tyler Harris has committed to play for head coach Ed Cooley at Providence, multiple outlets are reporting. Harris played under seven minutes per game in his freshman season at NC State, averaging 2.1 points and 1.2 rebounds for a team that finished 24-13 and advanced to the Sweet 16. He enters…

  19. DePaul making push on recruiting trail for Our Savior shot-blocker Chris Obekpa

    Apr 15, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT


    With all of the big signings and impending decisions at the top of the 2012 class, let us not forget the quality players still uncommitted in the latter half of the Top 100. That group includes Our Savior New American’s (N.Y.) Chris Obekpa, a 6-8, 225-pound forward and perhaps the best shot-blocker in the class,…