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Late Night Madness Ed Cooley Camo

Why Providence’s Late Night Madness is Important

The building was rocking. The student section was standing and cheering loudly. Ed Cooley was raising his arms to keep the volume up. The players were feeding off the crowd’s energy. While this might sound like a Saturday night game in February at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center this was the scene at last Friday’s Late Night Madness inside Mullaney Gymnasium.

The atmosphere was electric and no disrespect to Jalen Rose, who was outstanding, but Ed Cooley was the master of ceremonies. Cooley manages to command the room even when the room is a 20,000 square foot gym. Dressing in all white for his entrance to the Madness event, Cooley got the crowd pumped up and had the recruits smiling and laughing the entire time he was on the microphone. One thing that Cooley stressed to the students in attendance was that they need to carry this enthusiasm and noise to the Dunk. I’m sure there were a lot of students there for the experience of Madness and the post-Madness concert with Big Sean but at least getting them in the door is important.

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#pcbb Links of the Day 10/17/14

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Who is Attending Providence’s Late Night Madness?

In addition to Jalen Rose and Big Sean there will be some other special guests in attendance at Providence’s Late Night Madness Friday night: recruits. Here is a list by class that will continually be updated as more names are known:

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First USA Today Coaches Poll of the 2014-15 Season Released

FULL RANKINGS

TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 1

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Kentucky 29-11 785 24 NR
2 Arizona 33-5 746 3 NR
3 Duke 26-9 715 2 NR
4 Wisconsin 30-8 706 3 NR
5 Kansas 25-10 654 0 NR
6 North Carolina 24-10 598 0 NR
7 Florida 36-3 568 0 NR
8 Virginia 30-7 519 0 NR
9 Louisville 31-6 507 0 NR
10 Texas 24-11 479 0 NR
11 Wichita State 35-1 471 0 NR
12 Villanova 29-5 439 0 NR
13 Gonzaga 29-7 423 0 NR
14 Iowa St. 28-8 323 0 NR
15 Connecticut 32-8 292 0 NR
16 Virginia Commonwealth 26-9 259 0 NR
17 San Diego State 31-5 251 0 NR
18 Michigan State 29-9 241 0 NR
19 Oklahoma 23-10 237 0 NR
20 Ohio State 25-10 223 0 NR
21 Nebraska 19-13 156 0 NR
22 Southern Methodist Univ. 27-10 149 0 NR
23 Michigan 28-9 139 0 NR
24 Syracuse 28-6 128 0 NR
25 Iowa 20-13 56 0 NR

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