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Book details
  • Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SubGenre:Basketball
  • Language:English
  • Pages:312
  • Hardcover ISBN:9798350959062

ROAD TO GLORY: The Providence College Basketball Story

by Richard Coren

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Overview
For the first time, the history of Providence College basketball is told in one volume. From humble beginnings in the 1920's to NIT championships, NCAA Final Fours, and Big East titles, the whole story is here in the ultimate reference book on Friar basketball. All of the players, coaches, games, and opponents are included and there are breakout sections on great players, postseason tournaments, radio and television, transfers, the formation and evolution of the Big East Conference, and more. Season by season, the book traces the development of the school's basketball program. An Eastern power by the program's third season, the ups-and-downs of each season are chronicled, game by game. The genius of Joe Mullaney, the vision of Dave Gavitt, the brilliance of Lenny Wilkens, Jimmy Walker, Ernie DiGregorio, and more are on full display, right through Kim English's first season in 2023-24 and Devin Carter's heroic performances. This is a must-have for any Providence College basketball fan!
Description
For the first time, the history of Providence College basketball is told in one volume. From humble beginnings in the 1920's to NIT championships, NCAA Final Fours, and Big East titles, the whole story is here in the ultimate reference book on Friar basketball. All of the players, coaches, games, and opponents are included and there are breakout sections on great players, postseason tournaments, radio and television, transfers, the formation and evolution of the Big East Conference, and more. Season by season, the book traces the development of the school's basketball program. An Eastern power by the program's third season, the ups-and-downs of each season are chronicled, game by game. The genius of Joe Mullaney, the vision of Dave Gavitt, the brilliance of Lenny Wilkens, Jimmy Walker, Ernie DiGregorio, and more are on full display, right through Kim English's first season in 2023-24 and Devin Carter's heroic performances. This is a must-have for any Providence College basketball fan!
About the author
For more than 30 years, Richard Coren has been the unofficial Providence College basketball historian. In that time, he has interviewed countless players and coaches, and has researched and created the all-time player register and numerous other statistics. He has been the publisher of the 247Sports ScoutFriars website since 1999. Richard has worked at the scorer's table for Providence games at Amica Mutual Pavilion since 1991 and has been the team's official scorer since 2010-11. He also hosts the popular 247ScoutFriars podcast, and published his first book on the Friars, "Providence College Basketball: The Friar Legacy" in 2002.