The Friar Daily 9.5.12

dave@friarblog —  September 5th, 2012 10:18 PM —  Comments
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All the notable news, links, pictures, and video in and around Friartown and college basketball all in one digestible, tasty place.

link Friars.com: Statement From Ed Cooley Regarding Ricky Ledo

Obviously the big news for today:

“Today the NCAA informed us that the eligibility waiver for Ricky Ledo has been partially approved and Ricky will be allowed to practice with the team but he can’t compete in games. We are excited that Ricky has the oppotunity pursue his education and be part of the team. We believe that this gives us the chance to help him grow as an individual.”

“I am happy to be a student at Providence College,” Ledo said. “It has always been a dream of mine to represent PC and I am looking forward to my days as a student-athlete.”

notes With the Ledo ineligible news in addition to Kris Dunn’s injury, someone better bubble wrap Josh Fortune for the next few months. If it’s raining on campus, someone carry him to class! Make sure his posture is OK in class, and that he doesn’t develop carpel tunnel from too much typing.

link Friars.com: Men’s Basketball 2012-13 Schedule Announced

Our full schedule came out today. WarriorFriar and I will be taking a closer look later in the week. Looking at it briefly, the out of conference slate looks very tame (Bryant, NJIT!) outside of some tough potential competition at the Puerto Rico Tip Off. The start of the BIG EAST is a little rough with starting out on the road against Louisville and playing Syracuse a week later. Overall, there will be 6 games televised on either ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU.

More analysis: GoLocalProv, Friar Basketball

notes If you are in NYC, Marshon Brooks will signing autographs at the NBA Store on Thursday at 8PM.

twitter-bird-white-on-blue Adam Finkelstein Tweet

Dayshon Smith just took an unofficial to PC not to long ago, but he’s coming back for more.

Smith @ also visiting Providence unofficially this weekend. Butler latest school to express interest.
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Adam Finkelstein

picture KamesJirby Tweet

Hey, we have floors at Alumni now!

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youtube The Basketball Diary: 2012 Dyckman Basketball Tournament Semifinals | Team 914 Vs Harlem Ballers

A game played on August 16th ithat former Friar Geoff McDermott played in. He’s on the blue team.

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