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McGair: Looking at Pawtucket's season-opening win against SWB

April 4, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
Sports writer
MOOSIC, Pa. – Gary DiSarcina won’t forget his first win at Pawtucket’s manager.

Seven former PC hoopsters to be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame

April 3, 2013

Per the PC athletic department:

PROVIDENCE - It was announced on Tuesday that seven former Friars will be inducted into the 2013 class of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. The seven Friars who will be inducted are Bruce "Soup" Campbell '78, Marty Conlon ‘90, Bill Eason ‘78, Doreen Ferguson ‘88, Ryan Gomes ‘05, Eric Murdock ‘91 and Dickey Simpkins ‘94.

McGair: PawSox unveil 25-man roster

April 2, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
Sports writer
PAWTUCKET – A quick look at the group that will comprise the 2013 Pawtucket Red Sox come Thursday’s season opener in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

PITCHERS
Pedro Beato
Chris Carpenter
Anthony Carter
Rubby De La Rosa
Jose De La Torre
Terry Doyle
Graham Godfrey
Chris Hernandez
Jeremy Kehrt
Oscar Villarreal
Alex Wilson
Steven Wright

CATCHERS
Dan Butler
Ryan Lavarnway

INFIELDERS
Jonathan Diaz
Mak Hamilton
Jon Hee
Justin Henry
Brock Holt
Brandon Snyder
Drew Sutton

OUTFIELDERS
Bryce Brentz
Alex Hassan
Jeremy Hazelbaker
J.C. Linares

McGair: PC Friars survive, advance

March 25, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
Sports writer
PROVIDENCE – It’s onto the next game for the PC Friars.
Trailing 62-61 with 6:09 remaining and with two of their better players saddled in foul trouble, the Friars closed hard to secure a 77-68 win over a determined Robert Morris squad in second-round NIT action Monday. PC’s reward is a “Round of 8” contest at Baylor Wednesday. The winner of that game advances to the Final Four next week at Madison Square Garden.

McGair: PC, Robert Morris tied after one half

March 25, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
Sports writer
PROVIDENCE – The Friars managed just one three-pointer during the first half of Monday’s second-round NIT contest against Robert Morris, but make no mistake, it was a big one.
Showing off his range, Bryce Cotton created just enough space at the top of the key to unleash a deep trey that nestled through the net as time expired. The junior’s make knotted the score at 34-all at the half.

McGair: Why the PC Friars should be all in regardless of postseason tournament

March 14, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
Sports writer
Ed Cooley made it perfectly clear following Providence’s ouster from the Big East Tournament that it’s either NIT or bust for his Friars. While some may interpret Cooley’s choice of words – “I didn’t come to Providence College to play in another basketball tournament.” – as the head coach brushing aside the CBI (College Basketball Invitational), recent history suggests that playing in a postseason event that’s not affiliated with the Field of 68 (NCAA Tournament) or Field of 32 (NIT) does have some merit.

McGair: Bearcats send Friars packing from Big East Tournament

March 13, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
Sports writer
NEW YORK – Stop if you’ve seen or heard this before, Providence fans.
Another stay in the Big East Tournament turned out to be quick and not-so-sweet for the Friars, who were taken out by Cincinnati, 61-44, Wednesday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. PC now will see if a 17-14 record is good enough to earn a NIT berth while Cincy earns a Big East tourney semifinal-round date with top-seeded Georgetown on Thursday.

McGair: After awful start, Friars close to within 31-23 at Big East tourney

March 13, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
Sports writer
NEW YORK – After getting off to a dreadful start, the Providence Friars finished the first half on a high note to trail Cincinnati by 31-23 at halftime at Madison Square Garden.

PC's Cotton named First Team All-Big East

March 10, 2013

PROVIDENCE – It was announced Sunday that Providence College junior guard Bryce Cotton was named All-Big East First Team. His teammate, redshirt junior Kadeem Batts, earned honorable mention honors from the league.

PawSox add Bob Socci to radio broadcast team

March 8, 2013

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox announced Friday that they have added Bob Socci to the radio broadcast booth for the upcoming season. Socci will partner with another newcomer, Jeff Levering who was hired last month, as the duo will broadcast all 144 PawSox games on WHJJ-AM (920) and the 13-station PawSox Radio Network.

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