Providence College Basketball: The Friar Legacy

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Providence College Basketball: Take a journey with the small school from the country's smallest state that became New England's college hoops powerhouse. Providence basketball's journey from a realtive unknown to national brand has captured the attention of sports fans in Rhode Island and throughout New England for over 45 years. Friar hoops historian Richard Coren sets the scene of how the small Dominican school on Smith Hill started from humble beginnings and has produced a story reminiscent of David and Goliath. The legend persists: tiny Providence College taking on and beating the big boys of college basketball. Run on a shoestring budget in the 1950s and 1960s, the program rose up out of nowhere to pull upset after upset. The school went on to dominate college basketball in New England, recording more postseason tournament games and victories, more 20-win seasons, more All-Americans, and more players in the pros than any school in the region. Providence College Basketball: The Friar Legacy examines the 75-year history of Friar hoops and celebrates the great players, coaches, games, and moments that have made Providence College basketball so unforgettable. Relive the annual trips to the National Invitation Tournament and the two Final Fours and discover how Rhode Island became hooked on the Friars.
ISBN: 9780738509952
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Rhode Island
Series: Images of Sports
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Richard Coren has been researching Providence College basketball history for the past twelve years. He designed and produced the basketball hallway in Providence College's Alumni Hall, has interviewed countless past Friar greats, and is the editor of the popular Friar Insider Web site.
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