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Providence and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center to Host 2021 NCAA Tournament First and Second Rounds

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.

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Listen: Ed Cooley on the Providence College Podcast

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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Kris Dunn: College Basketball Star, College Graduate onto the NBA

Just about 14 months ago to the day, Kris Dunn made a bold decision to return to Providence College for another season with the Friars. Dunn, finally healthy after two shoulder surgeries forced him to miss a total of 44 games his first two seasons, was coming off a breakout season that culminated in Providence’s second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament, something the program hadn’t done since Rick Barnes took his first two Providence teams to the Big Dance in 1989 and 1990. Dunn was also named the Big East’s co-Player of the Year and co-Defensive Player of the Year, a First Team All-Big East performer, Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American, NBCSports.com Second Team All-American and CBSSports.com Third Team All-American. In short, Dunn had accomplished a ton and no one would have blamed him for taking his talents to the NBA. But Dunn wasn’t quite finished at Providence, both on the court and in the classroom.

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Providence Athletics Extends Multimedia Rights Deal with Learfield

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.”

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