Saturday February 8th
Providence College Club of New York (PCCNY) is having a Gamewatch on Saturday for the Xavier game at the official PC bar in NYC, Session House. Tip-off is at 3pm.
1009 2nd Ave (btwn 53rd and 54th St)
New York, NY 10022
There are food and drink specials for PC fans during the game. Questions? Contact me at email@example.com
Monday February 10th
For the Georgetown game on 2/10/14, the Capital Area Club in Washington, DC is hosting a pre-game gathering at the City Tap House from 5pm-7:30pm. A game ticket is not required to attend the pre-game gathering and there will be food and drink specials for PC fans. To sign up for this event, click here. Questions? Contact Jackie Carlson firstname.lastname@example.org
City Tap House
901 Eve Street
Washington, DC 20001
There were two games of significance for RPI boostability last night for the Friars. URI fell to VCU and Marist took down Rider. With those two results PC’s RPI is now at 50 (was 51).
Three opportunities tonight for PC to get some RPI assistance.
Per Jerry Palm’s “Palm Reader”:
Here’s how PC can boost their RPI today:
Yale needs to beat Dartmouth
Brown needs to beat Harvard
Fairfield needs to beat Monmouth
At Xavier they have something called “1831 Week” which, according to the Facebook page “is a new tradition where we the Xavier Community can celebrate our school and its existence. This week is designed to promote school spirit and our school’s virtues. ” As part of this “1831 Week” they are having a campout tonight outside the Cintas Center with give-aways, free food and a DJ until 1am but they are somehow supposed to stay warm/have fun without any alcohol (have a feeling this is a wink, wink type rule). One of the big raffle prizes for those that participate and stay through the night is a trip to NYC for the Big East Tournament (hotel included) for the winner and 3 friends. This is a pretty cool idea. Maybe PC would consider doing something like this on Slavin Lawn at some point.
Who was the Player of the Month in January?
David Fox: Even though McDermott is a virtual certainty for National Player of the Year, my top player of January is one of the few players in the Big East who can match McDermott’s scoring prowess. Bryce Cotton of Providence has been one of the most underrated players in the country, but the Friars are on the precipice of their first NCAA bid in a decade thanks to Cotton’s play of late. Cotton averaged 21.7 points and 6.3 rebounds in a month that saw Providence beat Georgetown, Creighton and Butler. Even more, Cotton has been a workhorse, averaging 41.1 minutes per game thanks to a double-overtime game against St. John’s in which he played all 50 minutes. –
Dear PC Students,
You took a lot of heat over the last week. Most of it pretty deserved. Your attendance at basketball games at the Dunk has been pretty dismal. But something crazy happened on Tuesday night. You showed up. And you stood up. And you were loud. I know the guys couldn’t finish off the comeback but wasn’t that comeback in the 2nd half a lot of fun? Did you feel the electricity the Dunk can have if you are there in force and making your presence known? The rest of the crowd feeds off of you. If you stand up and yell and start chants, the other fans in the building will join you. You saw first hand how loud the Dunk can be when everyone is standing and cheering on our Friars. Opposing players should want to HATE playing in front of you at the Dunk. St. John’s player Jakarr Sampson said “this is a hard place to play. They got really good fans. The crowd was into it. I feel like that really brought them back to life, the crowd.”
Tuesday night was great. But there are 3 home games left on the schedule. Only 3 more opportunities to see this team and great group of seniors, Ted Bancroft, Kadeem Batts, Bryce Cotton and Lee Goldsbrough, play at the Dunk. So my message to you is this: Keep it up.
Mike Hopkins ’10
|STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE AND RPI
|All Division I games (16-7)
|Conference games (6-4)
|Non-conference D-I games (10-3)
|RECORD VS. TEAMS RANKED 1-50 (2-3)
|RECORD VS. TEAMS RANKED 51-100 (4-3)
|RECORD VS. TEAMS RANKED 101-200 (6-1)
|RECORD VS. TEAMS RANKED 201-PLUS (4-0)
Not a lot of history between these teams on the court since their matchup on January 25th was the first time they played since 1987 and was only the 4th time they have ever played.