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Game Notes & Preview: Providence (0-0) vs Houston Baptist (0-0) 11/10/17

Where: Alumni Hall – Providence, RI

When: 7:00pm EST

How: FSN (Bob Picozzi & Tarik Turner)/Fox Sports GO (Where Available)/WEEI 103.7 FM and Friars.com (John Rooke and Joe Hassett)/FriarTV

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Monday Friar Mailbag: Can Providence Win the National Championship?

Each Monday I’ll do my best to answer some of your questions. The below are actual e-mails and tweets from readers. In some cases I have cleaned up the questions for grammar and/or clarity.

The Monday Friar Mailbag is back for another week of answering your questions. This will be the last Monday Friar Mailbag that happens before the season kicks off on October 25th with Providence’s hurricane relief benefit exhibition game against UConn at Mohegan Sun. This week the burning question I’ll tackle first has to do with Providence’s chances of winning a national championship and why that question is an indicator of the metamorphosis of expectations around the Providence program since Ed Cooley took over in 2011.

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Friar Friday News & Notes: Big East Media Day Edition

Here are some Providence news and notes from the week, including coverage from Big East Media Day, the return of the PC/UConn rivalry, a shout out to Ed Cooley from Kenpom  and more.

Big East Media Day Coverage

Big East Media Day was once again held on the floor at Madison Square Garden for the second year in a row. The league would love to do it every year, but it’s dependent on the other MSG tenants’ schedules, namely the Knicks and Rangers. Kalif Young was supposed to be the fourth Friar player in attendance, but he remains sidelined by headache issues. The quick recap is that Providence was picked 4th in the preseason poll and Kyron Cartwright and Rodney Bullock were named to the preseason Second Team All-Big East.

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Providence Returns to Mohegan Sun in 2018 for Hall of Fame Classic

Early September is here and aside from recruiting news, of which Providence has had quite a bit lately, the biggest announcements are league schedules and future November tournaments. The Big East schedule was supposed to come out this week, but that apparently will not happen with the news that it will be bumped until next week. But Jon Rothstein swooped in to provide Providence fans a glimpse at the 2018 schedule by reporting that the Friars, along with Michigan, South Carolina and George Washington, will play in the 2018 Hall of Fame Classic at Mohegan Sun next November.

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NCAA Tournament First Four 2017 Game Notes & Preview: (11) Providence (20-12, 10-8) vs (11) USC (24-9, 10-8) 3/15/17

Where: UD Arena – Dayton, OH

When: 9:10pm ET

How: truTV (Spero Dedes, Len Elmore & Steve Smith with Ros Gold-Onwude)/March Madness Live (Where Available)/WEEI 103.7 FM and Friars.com (John Rooke and Joe Hassett)/Westwood One (Ted Emrich and Austin Croshere)/FriarTV

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Big East Tournament 2017 Game Notes & Preview: (3) Providence (20-11, 10-8) vs (6) Creighton (23-8, 10-8) 3/9/17

Where: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

When: 9:30pm EST

How: FS1 (Gus Johnson & Bill Raftery with Lisa Byington)/Fox Sports GO (Where Available)/WEEI 103.7 FM and Friars.com (John Rooke and Joe Hassett)/FriarTV

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Game Notes & Preview: Providence (19-11, 9-8) at St. John’s (13-17, 7-10) 3/4/17

Where: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

When: 12:00pm EST

How: FS2 (Alex Faust & Tarik Turner)/Fox Sports GO (Where Available)/WEEI 103.7 FM and Friars.com (John Rooke and Joe Hassett)/FriarTV

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