Here are some Providence news and notes from the week, which included a 2018 commitment.
Nichols Picks Providence
It traditionally doesn’t bode well for Providence in a recruitment when a player decides to announce his commitment at a big ceremony or on TV. So, when it was announced that 2018 Jimmy Nichols, who had just returned from an official visit to Friartown over the weekend, would end his recruitment by announcing his choice live on TV there were more than a few among the Friar Faithful that were skeptical of Providence’s chances, especially when Nichols’ hometown school was in the mix. But, alas, the TV announcement wasn’t on ESPN and Nichols didn’t do any pomp or circumstance. The Conway, SC native matter-of-factly announced that he would be playing his college ball at Providence College.
Continue reading Friar Friday News & Notes Including More on the Jimmy Nichols Commitment
Providence will play Harvard in November this season and it will be the 3rd straight November that has happened. The difference this year is that fans, media and TV cameras are allowed to attend the game since it’s part of the official schedule. Harvard had been a “secret scrimmage” opponent for Cooley’s Friars the prior two seasons and that means the game can’t be publicized, score can’t be kept and media and fans are not allowed to attend. Northeastern takes over Harvard’s role this year and the Huskies will travel to Mullaney Gymnasium on November 7th for this closed door scrimmage, per ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Goodman released his list of all these scrimmages on Thursday. Continue reading Providence to Scrimmage Northeastern Behind Closed Doors
The school released the non-conference schedule for the upcoming season today and it just served to confirm what we already knew. Some of the blanks in terms of television and times have been filled in. You can see the full schedule by clicking here or at the top of the page.
Some of the notable dates include games at Mohegan Sun on November 22nd and 23rd against Notre Dame and Florida State as part of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off, the Friars’ trip to Rupp Arena to take on Kentucky on November 30th (2pm on ESPN2), and a return trip to the Barclays Center to take on the Miami Hurricanes.
Schedule on Friars.com