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  • The 2nd Best Thing About Rhode Island: Federal Hill

    The 2nd Best Thing About Rhode Island: Federal Hill

    In this clip from the Emmy Award winning series “Biggest Little Countdown”, our panel of experts discuss one of the BEST THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN RHODE ISLAND: Federal Hill. Home to many Italians who emigrated to the United States, Federal Hill in Providence became a bustling and vibrant community at the turn of the century. Through the years, the perception of the area has changed to one of wiseguys and an organization that can not be named (ahem). Now Federal […]

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  • The 4th Best Thing About Rhode Island: McCoy Stadium

    The 4th Best Thing About Rhode Island: McCoy Stadium

    In this clip from the Emmy Award winning series “Biggest Little Countdown”, our panel of experts discuss one of the BEST THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN RHODE ISLAND: McCoy Stadium. Few things feel as Rhode Island in the summertime as spending a night at McCoy Stadium. This clip features Nick Rabar, Bert Crenca, Providence College Men’s Basketball Coach Ed Cooley, Lizzi Weinberg and Alec Beckett from NAIL, John Taraborelli, Anne Mulhall, Scott Duhamel, Rudy Cheeks, Baby Fighterfly & Sass E. McNasty […]

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  • The 5th Best Thing About Rhode Island: Roger Williams Park and Zoo

    The 5th Best Thing About Rhode Island: Roger Williams Park and Zoo

    In this clip from the Emmy Award winning series “Biggest Little Countdown”, our panel of experts discuss one of the BEST THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN RHODE ISLAND: Roger Williams Park and Zoo. Dubbed by many as an oasis in the middle of the city, Roger Williams Park and Zoo is home to giraffes, elephants, lizards, flamingos and, of course, people. Whether is riding a swan boat with your family or watching your children ride the carousel, Roger Williams Park offers […]

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  • Cox Basketball Luncheon Awards Winners

    Cox Basketball Luncheon Awards Winners

    This past week Cox Sports held its’ annual Awards Luncheon honoring our Division I, II and III players and coaches of the year. There were a few familar faces in this year’s winner’s circle. Providence College’s Ed Cooley was named Coach of the Year for the Joe Mullaney Award after leading the Friars to the team’s second BIG EAST Tournament title and first since 1994. He also guided the team to a 23-12 mark and the Friars’ first appearance in […]

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  • Ed Cooley National Coach of the Year Finalist

    Ed Cooley National Coach of the Year Finalist

    It was announced on Wednesday, March 19 that Providence College Head Coach Ed Cooley was named one of 15 finalists for the 2014 Jim Phelan Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top Division I men’s basketball coach. The award is named in honor of Jim Phelan who coached his entire career at Mount Saint Mary’s University. He led the Mountaineers to the 1962 NCAA Men’s Division II Basketball Championship. The other finalists for the award are: Steve Alford […]

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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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  • Vin Parise Blog: Game Day Showdown

    Vin Parise Blog: Game Day Showdown

    Vin’s Diary: Part 2 The second 24 hours with the Friars NCAA journey   • Yesterday was a full day for the Friars indeed. Ed Cooley held a private workout for the team at a local gym and then had a film session over a team lunch back at the hotel midday. Late afternoon, it was time for the mandatory press conference & open practice sessions at AT&T Arena – home of the San Antonio Spurs. It’s a very loose […]

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  • Vin Parise’s Friar Blog from San Antonio

    Vin Parise’s Friar Blog from San Antonio

    Vin’s Diary: The first 24 hours with the Friars NCAA journey….. • It was an early morning yesterday to say the least. Staff & players were at Alumni on campus by 6/6:30 am, the team bus pulled up to TF Green Airport by 7:00 am to a large media gathering and it was wheels up by 8:00 am ET en route to San Antonio, Texas. It was a long 5 hour flight, however a police escort to the hotel made […]

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  • Cooley Credits Keno for Recruiting Cotton, Batts

    Cooley Credits Keno for Recruiting Cotton, Batts

    Providence College Coach Ed Cooley chats with Joe Kayata before his team heads for San Antonio to do battle with the UNC Tarheels. On the enormous challenge of playing North Carolina in the NCAA tourney on Friday night – “We’ve got our hands full,” says the coach. Cooley also extended credit to the previous Friar coach Keno Davis for recruiting both Bryce Cotton and Kadeem Batts, now senior cornerstones on his team.

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  • Friars ‘Wheels-Up’ for San Antonio and March Madness

    Friars ‘Wheels-Up’ for San Antonio and March Madness

    This morning, the Friars hit TF Green Airport bright and early for their chartered Southwest Airlines flight to San Antonio, Texas to play in round 1 of the NCAA Tournament. Leaving out of Gate 17, Ed Cooley’s Big East Tournament champs looked rested and focused as they boarded the 5 1/2 hour flight to the Lone Star State. Here’s Vin Parise with a special report.

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