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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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  • Watch Varsity Life Tonight on OSN

    Watch Varsity Life Tonight on OSN

    By: Domenic Vasconcelos, Varsity Life Producer. It’s another jam packed championship Varsity Life this week with highlights from the boys and girls state basketball championships as well as the boys hockey championships. Then it’s off to Barrington high school where the Barrington track and field program has featured some of the best throwers in the nation.  Varsity Life will learn more about the program and the man who runs the show. The boys basketball Final 4 at the Ryan Center […]

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  • PC Friars Are Ready for Hockey East Playoffs

    PC Friars Are Ready for Hockey East Playoffs

    The Providence College Friars make their 3rd consecutive appearance in the Hockey East Semifinals this Friday vs. the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. We caught up with Coach Nate Leaman, Derek Army and Trevor Mingoia and asked them about their sweep of Maine in the quarterfinals last weekend and what it will take to be successful this weekend at the TD Garden. Two ‘D’ words are the biggest things; Defense and Discipline.

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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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  • 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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  • “Providence College: Black & White” – The Story Begins Long Before Ed Cooley

    “Providence College: Black & White” – The Story Begins Long Before Ed Cooley

    As Ed Cooley’s PC Friar team writes yet another chapter in the school’s rich story of basketball success, it’s a good time to reflect on the beginnings of PC’s basketball story, and especially how this small Dominican college contributed to winning an even bigger prize than NIT and NCAA tournaments could offer. “Providence College: Black & White” is a Cox Sports documentary focusing on Providence College’s pioneering role in integrating college athletics. Included are career highlights from prominent African American […]

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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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  • #9 PC Friars set to host #19 Maine in Hockey East quarterfinals

    #9 PC Friars set to host #19 Maine in Hockey East quarterfinals

    Preparations for the playoffs are in full swing at Schneider Arena as the Friars get ready for their 3rd consecutive visit to the Hockey East playoffs. They will take on the Maine Black Bears who won their playoff game on Saturday versus Merrimack. The Friars swept the Black Bears at Alfond Arena during the last week of regular season play for Maine setting up the rematch for this weekend’s best of 3 quarterfinal series at Schneider Arena. When preparing for […]

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  • St. John’s vs. Providence Quarterfinal ‘Buzz’ of the City

    St. John’s vs. Providence Quarterfinal ‘Buzz’ of the City

    Today’s Big East Tournament Quaterfinal game is the talk of the town here in New York City. Both teams have a great deal at stake with marquee wins over Top 50 RPI missing from their resume. Last night at the famous PJ Clarke’s on 55th Street, Frank Carpano and our own Vin Parise caught up with Coach Cooley on the eve of treir big game against St. John’s.

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