As the Women’s Basketball Team prepared for their Thanksgiving trip to the Bahamas for the Junkanoo Jam, they were focusing in on Hartford and Hofstra instead of turkey and gravy.Read More
‘Tis the Season. The latest installment of the Providence-URI rivalry is set to go down on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 4:00 p.m. at the Dunk. If you are heading to the game, be sure to bring along a canned good or a non-perishable food item to support the Student-Athlete Advisory Council’s annual food drive. All collected items will be donated to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.Read More
The season came to a close for the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams as both teams competed in the NCAA Championships. The race took place on Monday, Nov. 22, in Terre Haute, Ind. The women’s team bested their 11th place finish from last year with a ninth place finish in the race. This finish marked the 17th time in the program’s history that the Lady Friars finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships. It was the best team finish for the Lady Friars since 2006. The men’s cross country team finished 22nd out of the 31 teams that competed.Read More
As the NFL enters the last month of the regular season, the AFC is still very much up for grabs. The Indianapolis Colts and the San Diego Chargers have struggled to 6-5 records, division rivals Baltimore and Pittsburgh are tied with 8-3 records, and the Patriots find themselves with a 9-2 record in second place behind the AFC favorites, the New York Jets.
To the doubters who claim that, save six plays over the course of seven games, the Jets would have a losing record, there is no denying the fact that record-wise, the Jets are the best team in the NFL. And while the Gang Green may not have the same fire power that the Patriots have, they are finding ways to win.
The Jets have all the pieces to win the AFC. Second-year QB Mark Sanchez has matured much faster than experts had predicted, and has 2,472 yards, 16 touchdowns, and only eight interceptions going into Week 13. Running backs Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson have provided the Jets with the second-best rushing offense in the NFL. Finally, the wide receiving corps. of Braylon Edwards, Dustin Keller, and Santonio Holmes, have provided the Jets with legitimate deep threats. This offense, paired with the number three defense in the NFL and the best offensive line in all of football, has the star power to take the New York Jets the distance.
Of course, as a Jets fan, I always have to be prepared for disappointment. The statement game is upon us: Jets vs. Patriots on Monday, Dec. 6. The winner of this game will most likely win the AFC East. And while there is usually some Tom Brady magic in December, this year, as long as Revis Island is open for business, is the Year of the Jets. – Joe Dalli ’14Read More
The Men’s Hockey Team pulled off another two wins, this time on the road against a team that was in the NCAA play-offs last year. The Friars swept their back-to-back games against the University of Alabama-Huntsville last weekend. This gained them their second Hockey East Team of the Week honors in the last three weeks.Read More
Anyone who thought Keno Davis was bringing token Ivy League opposition into the Dunk to ease the Friars into their season was dead wrong. Although Providence defeated Dartmouth handily on Saturday, Nov. 13, the Friars barely escaped the clutches of the Yale Bulldogs, winning 58-55 on Monday, Nov. 15.Read More
Lacasse’s 37 Saves Not Enough. The No. 10 Women’s Hockey Team lost to No. 9 Dartmouth on Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Hanover, New Hampshire. Genevieve Lacasse ’12 had 37 saves in the game, but three Big Green goals found their way through the pipes. Abby Gauthier ’12 and Jessica Cohen ’13 scored for Providence. The Friars return to the ice in this week’s on-campus game to catch (below) against Northeastern.Read More