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Honoring Friar Athletic Legends

by Sam Hardwick ’17 Providence College is a school of greats. During each Friar Legends Forever Jersey Retirement Event numbers get retired, legacies are revisited and the student body is reminded that there are all-time Friar legacies whose names are not Kris Dunn ’16. With the the Class of 2017 inductions over the weekend of Feb. 10, Friar Athletics honored ... Read More »

PCI: Who Will Win the Stanley Cup?

by Max Anderson ’19 The Minnesota Wild are currently sitting at the top of the Western Conference standings with a record of 37-13-6 (7-2-1 in their last 10 games), hoping to continue their momentum and capture the franchise’s first Stanley Cup. The Wild possess excellent veteran leadership, a plethora of scoring talent, and a hot goaltender which concocts their recipe ... Read More »

Men’s Basketball Defeats No. 22 Butler

By Jeff Williams ’17 After a heartbreaking loss to the Villanova Wildcats at a jam-packed Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Feb. 1, the Providence College Men’s Basketball Team fell to 14-10 overall and 4-7 in the Big East, a very disappointing drop from their 10-3 mark in nonconference play. After three straight seasons of  making the NCAA tournament, the Friar men ... Read More »

Women’s Ice Hockey: Playoff Aspirations

By Lauren Altmeyer ’17 Over the weekend, the Providence College Women’s Ice Hockey Team celebrated a few important milestones. Head Coach Bob Deraney became the winningest coach in Women’s Hockey East history with 154 league wins. On top of that, the Friars also held a ceremony to retire the jersey of number 21 Cammi Granato ’93. Granato was the greatest ... Read More »

Athlete of the Week: Anthony Florentino ’17

By Meaghan Cahill ’20 Last weekend was a weekend of firsts for Providence College Men’s Ice Hockey player Anthony Florentino ’17. He scored his first ever career hat trick during the Friar’s 5-3 win over Univeristy of Maine. When asked what that feeling must have been like, Florentino stated, “It’s cool to say I’ve finally scored a hat trick in ... Read More »

Which Head Coach is Doing the Best Job at PC?

Coach Cooley: Coaching a Division I college basketball team is never easy, but combine the fact that Providence College only has 4,000 undergraduates, it makes the task even more difficult.  Ever since March 22, 2011, when he was hired, Ed Cooley has been leaving his mark on the men’s basketball team.  He is clearly the best coach at PC, not ... Read More »

Much More to Come This Spring!

by Jeff Williams ’17 Sports Staff When Providence College students return for the second semester, they can expect a continuation of what has already been a stellar year for Friar sports. The Women’s Volleyball Team enjoyed its best season since 2008 with 13 victories. After winning only four games last year, the field hockey team enjoyed a bounce-back season, going ... Read More »

The NFL Disaster: Head Coaching

by Kevin Skirvin ’18 Assistant Sports Editor Every NFL coach has their own football philosophy that is personal to them. The job of being a head coach in the NFL is arguably the most influential position in the franchise. They handle the media, the connection between the team and the front office, the practices, and most importantly, the locker room ... Read More »

New Era for Women’s Basketball

by Chris McCormack ’18 Sports Staff With the end of the fall season and winter sports now under way, a lot of the attention in the Providence  College community is focused around men’s basketball. That being said, one team that might get overlooked is the Providence College Women’s  Basketball Team. Before this past weekend, when the Lady Friars lost a ... Read More »

Friars Hitting the Big Time

Men’s Soccer celebrating one of their big wins this year. Photos Courtesy of PC Athletics by Sam Scanlon ’19 Sports Staff As the first half of the year is coming to a close, the Friars have displayed an incredible amount of excellence on all playing surfaces. From overtime thrillers, to unthinkable comebacks, to big upsets, and great award honors, Providence ... Read More »