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  • Cooley Addresses Off-Season Needs

    Cooley Addresses Off-Season Needs

    When it comes to recruiting, there really is no off-season.   At the recent Cox Sports end-of-the season awards luncheon, we caught up with Providence College Head Coach Ed Cooley who addressed some of the team’s current needs.  Obviously, the loss of Bryce Cotton and Kadeem Batts leave a huge hole for a team that landed in the NCAA Tourney for the first time in ten years. The recent addition of 5-11 Compton, CA guard Kyron Cartwright along with frontline help from ESPN 100 prospects seven […]

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  • Watch the Documentary “Cooley” – Now Online

    Watch the Documentary “Cooley” – Now Online

    Over a year ago, Cox Sports debuted “Cooley,” an original documentary film telling the story of Providence College men’s basketball coach Ed Cooley’s rise from the South Side of Providence to coaching in the Big East. The film tells Cooley’s story, beginning with his youth in Providence, attending Central High School and earning two Rhode Island Player of the Year awards. It continues with his college career at Stonehill and previous coaching positions at URI, Boston College, and Fairfield. The […]

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  • There’s Something Special About this Team

    There’s Something Special About this Team

    As the 11th seeded Friars jet for San Antonio and a NCAA Tournament matchup with North Carolina, we look back more than five months ago, at the Big East’s Media Day in New York. Providence College Seniors Kadeem Batts and Bryce Cotton were the undisputed leaders, and Cooley knew they had the makeup to take this team to new heights. To see how things worked out for the Friars in the Big East, click here.

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  • Looking Back at LaDontae’s Freshman Interview

    Looking Back at LaDontae’s Freshman Interview

    March 2014: LaDontae Henton is a Big East Champion. January 2012: LaDontae Henton is a Friar Freshman having played only a handfull of Big East Conference games and making his first appearance on Cox’s “Friars All Access” with Ed Cooley and Vin Parise. It’s always fun to look back. Ed Cooley obviously had high hopes for LaDontae right from day one. He calls LaDontae a “Jack of all trades” player whose tenacity and versatility bode well for his future. Coach […]

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  • Party at PC as Friars Head to the Big Dance

    Party at PC as Friars Head to the Big Dance

    Cox Sports was at Providence College’s Alumni Hall for yesterday’s NCAA Selection announcement and the ensuing celebration. Ed Cooley’s Friars will be a No. 11 seed and will play sixth-seeded North Carolina on Friday, March 21 in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament in San Antonio, Texas. (Click here for a full replay of our coverage from the Selection Sunday party at Alumni Hall.) The Friars earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament by winning the Big East […]

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  • Cooley, Cotton & Henton try to Finish at MSG

    Cooley, Cotton & Henton try to Finish at MSG

    Cox Sports caught up with Providence Coach Ed Cooley along with stars Bryce Cotton and LaDontae Henton following their semi-final victory in the Big East Tournament. “This is why I came to the Big East, to be at Madison Square Garden and compete for a championship,” said Henton after his monster 26 point and 14 rebound game. “He was a man-child,” said Cooley about his first recruit to Providence College when he took over the program. The Friars go for […]

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  • How many wins do the Friars need?

    How many wins do the Friars need?

    Providence College Asst. Coach Brian Blaney joined Chris DiSano & Adam Finkelstein to talk Friars basketball heading into the Big East Tournament. He touches on Bryce Cotton’s “Ironman” status and playing with a limited rotation, as well as their mindset heading into a huge matchup with St. John’s in what many consider a “Win-and-In” game.

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  • Big East & A-10 Postseason Live Chat

    Big East & A-10 Postseason Live Chat

    Join Cox Sports for a very special college basketball post-season Live Chat. Hosted by Chris DiSano (CollegeChalktalk.com, Campus Insiders) and Vin Parise (Cox Sports, SNY, NBC Universal Sports), we’ll take an in depth look at the Big East and Atlantic 10 Tournaments and talk about what the bubble teams need to do to earn an NCAA bid. We’ll find out who’s hot, who’s not and who are the  Tournament dark horses. Our recruiting guru Adam Finkelstein (ESPN.com) will weigh in […]

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  • Brewster takes NEPSAC AAA Title

    Brewster takes NEPSAC AAA Title

    Brewster Academy took home the NEPSAC AAA Championship this past weekend, beating an impressive New Hampton team 68-63. New Hampton raced out to a 16 point lead, but Brewster fought back to take the lead on an Isaac Copeland (Georgetown) layup with six minutes left. Jared Terrell (Oklahoma State) had 14 points, while one of Ed Cooley’s top targets, Donovan Mitchell, had 15 points and knocked down four free throws to put the game away and give Brewster their second straight […]

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  • Excitement is back at the Dunk

    Excitement is back at the Dunk

    By: Daniel James | Cox Sports Contributor “This is the biggest game I’ve ever seen as a Friar fan,” Hentonwood Hogan, the leader of the Cooley World Order, a dedicated group of fans that take on 90s wrestling personalities. “I’ve waited my whole life for this.” Hentwood Hogan – A lifelong fan who chooses to keep his identity a secret – was one of over 12,000 fans cheering on the Friars Tuesday night. A top-10 Villanova Wildcats team was in […]

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