July 5, 2020

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  • Sports | Jan.27, 2011

    How the Mighty Have Fallen!

    The Providence Friars have not beaten ranked opponents back-to-back since the 1998 season, but that changed last night when the Friars trounced highly ranked Big East foe Villanova. It looked as if the Providence Men’s Basketball Team was the No. 8/7 team in the nation playing an unranked Villanova squad, not the other way around, as they beat the Wildcats 83-68 in their biggest victory since knocking off No. 1 Pittsburgh in 2009.

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  • Sports | Jan.27, 2011

    Solid Penalty Killing Leads Friars Past Eagles, Huskies

    Head Coach Bob Deraney wouldn’t quite characterize it as his pupils pushing their luck, but that was the feel in the climactic phases in each of the Women’s Hockey Team’s last two games.

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  • Sports | Jan.27, 2011

    Friars Take UNH to OT, but Fall after Thompson’s Goal

    The Friars’ weekend started out with a defeat, but ended with a well-deserved win. The Men’s Hockey team (8-10-5) defeated the U.S. National Under-18 Team 5-4 on Sunday night during an exhibition game in Schneider Arena. The Friars utilized five different goal scorers during the night. The game-winning goal came from Matt

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  • Sports | Jan.27, 2011

    PCI

    Which team has been the biggest surprise in the Big East this season?

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  • Sports | Jan.27, 2011

    Swimmers Return from St. Thomas

    The Christmas break was anything but relaxing for the Swim and Dive Team as the Friars took their annual training trip to St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. The team swam hard in the tropical setting, keeping their focus on the Big East Championship.

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  • Sports | Jan.27, 2011

    Dope Sheet

    Friar History in the Library. The good folks over at the library have set up a wonderful display case featuring lots of Friar memorabilia in honor of the athletics Hall of Fame. The exhibit features some great old (and rare) pictures of various athletic personell and players dating back to the early years of the College, along with Hall of Fame programs and other pieces of general interest. Be sure to spend a few minutes on the way into Phillips perusing the display.

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  • Sports | Jan.27, 2011

    Providence Nets First Win at Pavilion Since 1997

    Imagine experiencing pressure.

    Not the type you would imagine a young team experiencing as they play at Villanova’s Pavilion where they have not won in 14 years.

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  • Sports | Jan.27, 2011

    McCarthy and Greany Pace PC in Exhibition Weekend

    The Women’s Indoor Track Team made the short journey southward to URI for their first indoor track meet of the new semester. The meet was a non-scoring meet, and will not affect the Friars’ record. But that does not make this meet worthless, as the Friars were able to get a barometer of what their competition will look like in the spring, with Big East foe UConn, and in-state rivals Bryant, Brown, and URI in attendance.

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  • Sports | Jan.27, 2011

    The Sports Boss

    The Friars were definitely a surprise to many as they finished their non-conference schedule at 11-2. This was the best start for a Friars team since the 1988-89 squad began 13-0 under then-head coach Rick Barnes. (Yes, the Rick Barnes who now coaches at Texas, and yes, the same coach who would have had Tim Duncan in a Friars uniform had he remained our coach beyond the 1994 season). Though there was a nice reaction from the Friar fans, they knew that the real season was about to begin. Many had argued that the Friars played a string of cupcake teams and lost to an inferior Atlantic-10 La Salle squad down in Cancun, and lost the most important game of the non-conference schedule at Boston College.

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  • Sports | Jan.27, 2011

    Friars Hang on to Beat Pitino’s Cardinals

    Nobody saw this one coming. After dropping their first six Big East match-ups of the season, the latest stretch in a string of sixteen consecutive conference losses dating back to last January, the Friars defeated No. 19/15 Louisville on Saturday before a packed crowd at the Dunk.

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