The NCAA Tournament returns to Providence in 2021, the NCAA announced on Tuesday. Providence College will serve as the host at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center for First and Second Round games of the NCAA Tournament. Those games will be played on March 18 and March 20th of 2021. This will be the fourth time the Dunkin’ Donuts Center has been the site for First and Second Round games of the NCAA Tournament. The other times were 2016, 2010, 1996 and 1989. The Dunk has also been the site of the East Regional games in 1985, 1978 and 1975.
The latest episode of the Providence College podcast features Ed Cooley. Host Matt Chittim and Cooley discuss the importance of having a supportive administration, how he and his staff target recruits and Cooley gives his opinion on hardest worker, best athlete, most improved, best defender, best shooter and who would win in a 1 on 1 game of walk-ons.
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Providence College announced a 10-year extension of their contract with Learfield. The company has been Providence Athletics’ exclusive multimedia rights holder since their acquisition of Nelligan Sports Marketing in February 2014. Bob Driscoll, Providence’s Athletics Director, made the announcement.
“We are excited that we will be continuing our partnership with Learfield,” Driscoll said. “We believe that Learfield is the industry leader. Learfield plays an integral role in helping us to generate additional funds to support our student-athletes as they strive for success.”
- ICYMI – Why Sedee Keita is the Key to Providence’s 2016 Recruiting Class
- ICYMI – Kris Dunn Named Preseason All-American by CBS Sports
- Providence Journal – Kevin McNamara – Tickets going fast for NCAA hoop tournament in Providence
- Scout.com – Rob Harrington – Big East schools are struggling in 2016 recruiting
- Friars.com – Men’s Hockey Shines at Inaugural Globies
- ICYMI – Providence Out of Running for Worcester Academy’s Kevin Marfo
- BigEastCoastBias.com – Christopher Novak – Big East 2015 rankings: Point Guards
- The USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll was released on Monday and Nate Leaman and the defending national champion Friars come in at 7th with 3 1st-place votes.
- Providence.edu – Vicki-Ann Downing – A beacon of innovation: PC breaks ground on new School of Business
- ICYMI – Providence Recruiting Update: Friars Out for Jackson, Will Visit Marfo
- BustingBrackets.com – James Fitzgerald – 2016 NBA Draft Radar: Providence’s Kris Dunn is the Best Point Guard in the Nation
- Time Lapse video of the construction of Anderson Stadium: