The Friars are now moving at a steady pace through the final meets of the indoor track season. Having already qualified three runners for Nationals in David McCarthy ’11, Julian Matthews ’12, and Shelby Greany ’13, Providence is looking to add a few more names to the list between now and the NCAA Championships scheduled for Saturday, March 11 at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.Read More
Note to the reader: Fanhood is defined as the infinite knowledge of a person with regards to any team, any statistics, in any country. It also includes the size of a team’s fan base. For the purpose of this article, the term ‘fanhood’ will be applied to both Providence College’s student fans and the University of Connecticut’s student fans.
“Did you just question my fanhood?” asked a hypothetical UConn fan. “Yes,” I reply. “I also believe that you and your Husky friends can’t hold a candle to PC fans when it comes to creativity either, but I will leave that for another day.”Read More
The Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track Teams competed at the Boston University Valentine Invitational this past Friday and Saturday, and their performances met some rave reviews. The runners dominated the day for the Friars, both on the men’s and the women’s sides. Also, there were some more last minute qualifications for the Big East Championships, which will be held next week. The meet featured many more teams from the Northeast, including Syracuse, BU, and Dartmouth amongst others.Read More
Panthers Top PC by Three. It was two tough losses this week for the Women’s Basketball Team. The Friars dropped a hard-fought battle to powerhouse UConn on Saturday, and then dropped a close one to Pittsburgh on Tuesday night 60-57. Teya Wright ’11 turned in 13 points and nine rebounds and Mi-Khida Hankins ’11 had 12 points, but their offensive contributions were not enough for PC. Providence is now 4-8 in the Big East with four more conference games remaining this season.Read More
Within the last few years, Carl Crawford has emerged as one of the best players in professional baseball. Crawford, who was the All-Star Game MVP in 2009, has proven himself to be a fixture on the American League All-Star roster and one of the hottest players in the league. The left-fielder can truly do it all as he combines power, speed, a great arm, and a high baseball IQ. Look for Crawford to help elevate the Red Sox to one of the best teams in baseball this season.
Crawford will undoubtedly make a huge impact for the Red Sox both offensively and defensively. The four-time all-star posted career numbers last year as he hit 19 home runs, had 90 RBIs, and boasted a batting average of .307. He also won the American League Silver Slugger Award and the American League Gold Glove at the outfield position. Crawford also brings a long list of intangibles to the Sox such as leadership, an intimidating presence for opposing pitchers, and a strong work ethic.
Whenever you add an all-star to your roster, you bring in a player who will enhance your roster immediately and dramatically. The Red Sox now have a trio of outfielders in Crawford, Mike Cameron, and J.D. Drew who combine for one of, if not the best, outfields in baseball. Crawford was a great player in Tampa, and I expect him to become an even better player in Boston as he is now with one of the sport’s most notable franchises in a city that lives, breathes, and sleeps Red Sox baseball. – Nick Aiken ’12Read More
The Men’s Hockey Team tied the University of Massachusetts 3-3 in overtime last Saturday night in a Hockey East game played at the Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass. The Friars now move to 7-14-7 overall and 3-12-6 in the league. This game takes the Minutemen to 6-16-5 overall and 5-11-5 in the conference.Read More
Friartown was in for a treat this past Saturday, as the Women’s Basketball Team played host to arguably the best women’s college basketball team to ever set foot on the hardwood. The Connecticut Huskies came in to the game with a 23-1 overall record and an unblemished 12-0 mark in conference play. The Friars entered the game without Lauren “Lady” Okafor ’14, due to a concussion she suffered against Villanova this past Wednesday.Read More
When Jen Friedman ’12, a product of southern California with negligible outdoor skating experience, was asked about the thrill of scoring the first goal in the Women’s Hockey Team’s visit to Rentschler Field last Sunday, she one-timed the spotlight away from herself as nimbly as she does a teammate’s pass to the point.Read More
The Men’s Basketball Team has followed a fairly consistent formula during its road games this season. Start out slow, fall behind, stage an unlikely comeback, pull within a few points, and drop the game by a small margin. The Friars could not have drifted farther from that script in their 75-57 loss to Connecticut on Sunday, Feb. 13.Read More