Providence will again have another prominent sports media personality emcee their annual Late Night Madness event. Last year Bill Raftery performed emcee duties and the school announced this year it will be Friar alumna Doris Burke. Burke — previously Doris Sable — is a 1987 graduate of Providence where she was a First Team All-Big East performer her senior year. Providence announced a few weeks ago that Shaquille O’Neal, a.k.a. DJ Diesel, would host and perform at this year’s official basketball season kickoff event. The event will again be open only to current Providence students with priority access given to student season ticket holders. This year’s Late Night Madness event will be held on October 15th in Alumni Hall’s Mullaney Gym.
Last month ESPN announced that Burke would “expand her role as an NBA and men’s and women’s college basketball game analyst this season.” Burke is widely considered one of the most respected basketball analysts — both men’s and women’s basketball at the collegiate and professional levels. You can listen to a recent episode of the PC Podcast featuring Burke, as well as a recent SI Media podcast interview with Richard Deitsch.
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