Friars Links 11.3.10

dave@friarblog —  November 3rd, 2010 1:27 PM
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FriarBasketball.net: The Week Ahead: Opening the Dunk

On Saturday night, the Friars take to the Dunkin Donuts Center floor for the first time in 2010-11 in an exhibition against Division II power Bentley. With a slew of freshmen making their Dunk debut, highlighted by Boston native Gerard Coleman, positional battles will be in full force as this is a roster littered with unanswered questions. Only three weeks into practice, Davis will soon have to determine how to incorporate seven new players into the rotation, and if any should be redshirted for the season.

WCBD-TV2: After Tough Summer, Providence Moves on

“In the past we’ve had some one-way players,” Davis said. “But this year, with recruiting, we made sure to focus on guys that can play on both ends of the court.”

KDSK.com: College Basketball Preview: Big East Conference

The squad is still comprised mostly of underclassmen, which means it will have some growing pains this year, but in the future it should pan out much more favorably.

Go Friars: Friar Freshman Lee Golsbrough and Dre Evans

Cox posted this little interview video of Lee Golsbrough and Dre Evans (with a little Keno Davis sprinkled in). Imagine that English accent at Louies?

Twitter.com: Keno’s Trivia Gets Tougher

For the life of me I couldn’t track this down.  Yes I spent almost 30 minutes at work Googling and researching like crazy and still came up empty.

BigEast.org: The Biggest Fan of the Big East. Vote for Matt!

The Big East and Volvo have teamed up for a campaign to find the biggest fan.  Here is Providence’s candidate Matt.   Louisville and St. John’s already have a hefty lead, but let’s get our PC alumn some votes!

The unique sponsorship engages alumni that are “social media influencers” from each of the Big East’s 16 member institutions. A selected representative from each university attended Big East Basketball Media Day in New York City on October 20th to officially launch the promotional campaign for his/her school. Following the event, each school representative will now responsible for providing daily posts on a custom micro-site – mybigeastvolvo.com throughout the upcoming basketball season. All 16 alums will also win a weekend trip back to their alma mater where they will be provided an all-new Volvo S60 to drive around campus, take to basketball game and enjoy throughout their stay. Officials of the Big East and ISP Sports, the exclusive multimedia rights holder for the conference, will monitor all postings over a four-month period and then select one fan who will win an all-expense paid trip to New York for the Big East Championship Tournament.

SportingNews: Marquette goes from Big East boon to burden

The news of the BIG EAST deciding to expand to 10 football schools was everywhere you looked yesterday.  Here is an interesting take on how Marquette fits into the conference.  Yeah so they produced a bunch of NBA players, went to the NCAA Tournament almost every time blah blah blah.  They are screwing up the balance! Who invited these guys anyway??

And Tuesday, the day the Big East gathered and decided to pursue somehow expanding its membership to 10 football-playing schools, the conference’s longstanding members must be regretting adding the Golden Eagles a short while back.

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