On Saturday, Apr. 16, the Lacrosse Team will be making its first trip to the New England Lacrosse Classic, a college lacrosse showcase that features two games played at Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots, in Foxboro, MA.Read More
My stomach is in knots. I am convinced that the next 16-24 hours will be filled with a coffee and water. The bathroom is now my bedroom. What did I do to myself to cause such tremendous pain? Did I stay out until 3:00 a.m. and then order both Chinese food and Big Tony’s because I forgot I ordered one before the other? This is not the case. What I did do was successfully defend my Spike’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Title at Stuartstock this past weekend. There is nothing sweeter than repeating, especially in a sport. That’s right, I said a sport.Read More
Let’s be just a tad adventurous here, shall we? Ichiro Suzuki, the Mariners’ iron man (he has missed more than one game in only one of the previous seven seasons) looks due for a sharp U-turn in the right direction as he commences his second decade in Seattle. And assuming the long ball is not considered the be-all end-all, there’s no reason Suzuki couldn’t garner his first MVP laurel. Last year, Suzuki assumed more defensive responsibility than ever before in his 10-year career, playing all but two contests in right field, and retaining a sound .989 fielding percentage. Meanwhile, he placed seventh among all AL hitters with a .315 batting average. Granted, Suzuki’s offensive stats have never exactly jutted above all his peers. He has yet to exceed his rookie output of 69 RBIs, and has hit no more than 15 home runs in a single year. Additionally, 2010 saw him logging a career-low 74 runs scored, striking out a career-worst 86 times, and even his final batting average took a dip. But if he is asked to play as much defense this year as he was last year, Suzuki ought to uphold more endurance this time around. That should amount to similarly sparkling stats in the outfield and improved productivity at the dish and in the base paths.Read More
The milestone’s immediate impact didn’t exactly generate revolutionary ripples. After all, Chaka Daley only consumed 67 official minutes of playing time over his two-game Major League Soccer stint. But every precedent has to be set sometime, somehow, and to some extent.Read More
It was a tough and exhausting week for the Lacrosse Team, falling to in-state rival Bryant 13-6 on March 22 before returning home and battling former MAAC foe Siena. The Friars ignited three dramatic comebacks against Siena before bowing out, losing 9-8 on a last second Siena goal.Read More
Turf Field Named for Fr. Lennon. The turf field adjacent to the Concannon Fitness Center, the home of the Lacrosse and Field Hockey Teams, has been named Lennon Field in honor of Fr. Joseph Lennon, O.P. ’40. Fr. Lennon, a member of the College’s Dominican Community, served for many years as a faculty member and administrator at Providence. The Athletic Department has placed a sign on the south side of the field to mark the dedication. Fr. Shanley announced that the field would be dedicated to Fr. Lennon following a $1 million gift that Fr. Lennon made to Providence College from the estate of his late sister, Marjorie D. Lennon.Read More
For the first time in 37 years, the most prized franchise in sports will be without their “Boss.” Don’t be fooled. George M. Steinbrenner will be watching all 182 games this year from up above. The Boss probably had the best vantage point to watch the offseason drama that involved the very shortstop he molded into one of the game’s most iconic figures. Derek Jeter has been the unheralded leader of the Yankees since 2003, and in my mind, since the1996 Championship.
With the Jeter situation behind them for now, the New York Yankees open up their 2011 campaign this week. The Yankees are led on the hill with their workhorse, C.C. Sabathia. Carsten Charles will have to go above and beyond in his third season with the bombers in order for the Yankees to be contenders once again. After a strong spring training from AJ Burnett and Ivan Nova, the Yankees feel confident entering this season with four solid starters, including young gun Phil Hughes.
More than anything, the Yankees’ returning players will determine their prospects this season. On the right side of the infield, Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano are some of the best players at their positions and have been there before. The second spot in the batting order will have to carry the ups and downs of Alex Rodriguez and Jeter, and must be able to shoulder the load. While the load in this case is quite large, these two studs will have no problem: Rodriguez is coming into this season with a new stance, a new haircut, and, not surprisingly, a new woman. What he brings to the Bronx is experience. Experience this season will bring the Yankees on the doorstep of their 28th World Series. Unlike the new look Red Sox, Rays, and Rangers, the Yankees know their roles; they know how to win, and win they will. – Dan McNamara ’13Read More
The 2011 NCAA Tournament has been one of the most exciting in recent memory as upsets have occurred more commonly than breakouts of acne in America’s high schools, and the majority of games have been closer than a shave with a Gillette razor.Read More