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Friartown News and Notes 10.29.12

dave@friarblog —  October 29th, 2012 5:17 PM —  Comments

All the notable news, links, pictures, and video in and around Friartown and college basketball all in one digestible, tasty place

picture Kadeem Batts Instagram

The inside force Friartown needs Kadeem Batts to be all season.

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notes I hope everyone stays safe in the next coming days in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. There’s a high chance Friarblog headquarters are going to lose power at some point, so updates may just be relegated to Twitter. As far as the basketball team is concerned, apparently all students are being kept inside their buildings until 9am tomorrow morning according to the school website. Cooley should get a PS3 and do some coaching on NBA2k13.

link Sporting News: Big East preview: With Peyton Siva, Louisville stands above Syracuse, others

Good news, they think the Friars will finish 12th. Bad news, we apparently have no “must-know” story lines. At least they call out Vincent Council as the best passer in the league after snubbing him for the All-Conference team.

1. Louisville

2. Syracuse

3. Cincinnati

4. Notre Dame

5. Pitt

6. Marquette

7. Georgetown

8. South Florida

9. Seton Hall

10. Villanova

11. Rutgers

12. Providence

13. DePaul

14. Connecticut

15. St. John’s

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The Friar Daily 9.24.12

dave@friarblog —  September 24th, 2012 6:46 PM —  Comments

All the notable news, links, pictures, and video in and around Friartown and college basketball all in one digestible, tasty place

picture Lisa Hashway Tweet

The Friar was spotted on campus today. I know he’s been around for a while, but does he have any eligibility left? We need a live body for the 1st semester. Hit up one Ed Cooley’s workouts, Friar Mascot!

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notes What URI did this weekend landing E.C. Matthews and Hassan Martin was great and all, but I think we need to dial it down on the whole Cooley vs. Hurley thing. Matthews is a great get, and URI is giving him the opportunity to play point guard. We have that Kris Dunn guy, remember? Hassan Martin seems like a solid forward, but with Harris and Desrosiers on board for next year, where would he fit in right away? Let’s face it, the Friars have not been winning much for a long time, so it’s going to be tough convincing some of these guys to be role players from the start. Cooley can sell his vision and himself, which is certainly a factor, but the W’s need to come at some point. I have faith that Ed Cooley will fill in the 2013 class with good pieces, setting up for a really big season. That being said, the PC / URI game in Kingston next year is going to be amazing.

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The Friar Daily 9.18.12

dave@friarblog —  September 18th, 2012 9:31 PM —  Comments

All the notable news, links, pictures, and video in and around Friartown and college basketball all in one digestible, tasty place.

picture Bad Marvin’s Time Machine Tumblr

Old Skool Rhode Island matchup. Lots of awesome hair involved in this picture.

notes Andre LaFleur visited Brewster Academy yesterday presumably to check in on 2013 guard Ron Patterson. Brewster coach Jason Smith tweeted that if a school has visited twice so far since the start of the contect period on September 9th, then you are a priority! Well, Ed Cooley checked him out last week. Also note that Jared Terrell (2014 guard target) also plays there.

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