PROVIDENCE – They have been playing Big East men’s basketball since the 1979-80 season. Care to guess how many individual honors from the conference office that charter member Providence College has collected?
Give up? Try four. John Linehan was named Defensive Player of the Year in consecutive seasons (2001 & 2002) and Herbert Hill and Kadeem Batts each earned Most Improved Player kudos in 2007 and 2012, respectively.
(#1) Kentucky (27-0) 110
Auburn (12-15) 75
Kentucky played host to SEC league door matt Auburn and appropriately blew them out of the gym. Kentucky used a 23-2 run in the first half to break open a 27 point first half lead. They never looked back as Auburn never seriously threatened again. Karl Anthony Towns led Kentucky with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
(#3) Gonzaga (28-1) 70
Saint Maryâ€™s (20-7) 60
PAWTUCKET – A quartet of Rhode Islanders with strong ties to the state’s business community will be part of the new ownership group of the Pawtucket Red Sox, The Times and The Call has learned.
The locally based owners, who according to the Boston Globe will include the Boston Red Sox as a minority shareholder, include Tom Ryan, former president and chief executive officer of CVS/Caremark Corporation; Terry Murray, former Fleet Blank CEO; James Skeffington, a Providence-based attorney; and Ray Mancini, a liquor distributor.
PROVIDENCE – Jack Bauer wanted desperately to reel in a first-ever individual state title at the R.I. Swimming Championships at Brown University’s Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center on Saturday.
Actually, it’s been something he’s talked about since last winter, when he came close in both of his specialties – the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke.
PROVIDENCE – Lincoln High head coach Tom DiIorio is no clairvoyant, but he expected an extraordinary performance from junior phenom Mollie Westrick at the R.I. Girls Swimming Championships on Saturday afternoon.
PROVIDENCE – Meaghan Scullin came, she saw, she repeated as an individual state champion.
The brutal snow and cold that continues to slam New England is creating a hardship on local churches, where the relentless and record-breaking storms this winter have resulted in empty pews and empty collection plates.
â€śItâ€™s a scary time,â€ť says Rev. Edward G. St-Godard, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Woonsocket. â€śMost of my parishioners are elderly, and this winter has been very hard on them. People are either sick or they are unable to get out because of all the heavy snow and ice.â€ť
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