“Keno Is Staying.” The PC sports junkie was probably surprised when he picked up The Providence Journal a couple of weeks ago to find reports that Fr. Shanley and the Board of Trustees have had it with Keno Davis. But that surprise does not hold a candle to the surprise of our college president. In a question and answer session with the Student Congress this week, Fr. Shanley expressed his unwavering support for Davis, and noted that the Journal’s reporting was news to him. Fr. Shanley said that he spoke with Davis shortly after the article was published and personally expressed his support for him and the basketball program. The president, who is a firm believer that a coach needs five or six years to establish his program, summed up his sentiments in three emphatic words: “Keno is staying.”Read More
My inner New Yorker (and inner Knicks fan, for that matter) hates the fact that I am even putting these words to paper. But the hands-down favorite to win the Eastern Conference has to be the Boston Celtics. The original Big Three has been producing all year long, and there is no reason for them to stop now. Pierce, Allen, and Garnett combined are averaging close to 60 points and 20 rebounds a game. Despite injury, Rajon Rondo has had another solid season.
A great deal of hype has been made over the Heat this season, and it is for good reason. LeBron, Wade, and Bosh have finally started clicking, and things seem to truly be heating up in Miami. The Celtics are currently sitting atop the Eastern Conference with a record of 38-13, winning six of their last 10 games. Boston cannot afford to look back, however, because only a game behind them, and riding a six- game winning streak, is the Heat, their biggest threat in the East.
There is a very good chance the Celtics will find themselves in the NBA Finals for the third time in the past four years. The Celtics have 31 games remaining on their schedule, half of which are at home, where they have been close to unbeatable. The Celtics, however, cannot let up. Key matchups include one more game against the Lakers, two against the Heat, one against the Spurs, and two against the Knicks. They can also look forward to both hosting and visiting likely Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin.
The NBA is back and relevant again, and it looks like the 2011 NBA Playoffs are going to be almost as exciting as the days of Bird, Magic, and Jordan. Will the Celtics be a force? I think so. But it will be no easy task. Especially if the Knicks land ‘Melo…
It was a matchup of Big East powerhouses as the Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams took on the Wildcats of Villanova and the Orange of Syracuse in their final tri-meet of the season. The meet was shrouded in a great deal of emotion, as this would be the last meet ever held at Syracuse University.Read More
The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently the laughing stock of the sports world thanks to their horrendous play thus far this season. After LeBron James left Cleveland for Miami prior to the season, Cavaliers’ owner Dan Gilbert said, “I personally guarantee that the Cleveland Cavaliers will win an NBA Championship before the self-titled former ‘King’ wins one. You can take it to the bank.” Once Gilbert’s letter surfaced, most of us thought he was an idiot for saying what he did. And now we know he is one.Read More
Move over Duke and North Carolina, your Tobacco Road rivalry won’t cut it on Route 6. It’s a great rivalry when it comes to basketball, but not when it comes to other sports. There is something complete about UConn and Providence. Whether it’s basketball, field hockey, ice hockey, soccer, or softball, the two schools have continued to reignite the flame of competition year in and year outRead More
In life, there are many ways in which a person can make a statement, and the way in which one wears his hair is one of them. Italian model/actor Fabio Lanzoni, reality television personality Justin “Bobby” Brescia, and singer/songwriter Michael Bolton all boasted long, luscious locks at one point during their careers. These three men used their hair to become sex symbols of their respective generations and grab the attention of members of the opposite sex. Justin had Audrina, Bolton had Nicolette, and Fabio, well, I guess he had his “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.”Read More