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THE BOSTON COLLEGE men's hockey team celebrates an overtime win March 31 over Quinnipiac University in the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Tournament at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence. The hockey regional brought in $1.9 million in economic impact to the area. / COURTESY BOSTON COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY

NCAA hockey tourney, despite challenges, brought in $1.9M in economic impact

PROVIDENCE – Although hotel performance was weaker than what Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau officials hoped for on March 29-31, hockey “March Madness”...

NCAA president urges state lawmakers to ban prop betting on college...

The NCAA wants states with legal wagering on sporting events to ban prop bets on college athletes. "Sports betting issues are on the rise across...

NCAA tourney snubs might financially hurt PC, other Big East schools

PROVIDENCE – “March Madness” became maddening over the weekend for not just Providence College, but also the Big East Conference Inc. as a whole....

Lawmakers propose legislation to protect image likeness rights for college athletes

PROVIDENCE – A pair of state lawmakers introduced legislation in the R.I. General Assembly that would allow collegiate athletes to personally profit from the...
DIGITAL SIGNAGE on the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence marks the upcoming Army-Navy football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Early projections are that the state could have an direct spend economic impact of about $3.1 million with visitors coming into the state for the game. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Army-Navy expected to be a solid economic score for R.I.

PROVIDENCE – With the Army-Navy football game set to kick off at Gillette Stadium on 3 p.m. Saturday in Foxborough, Mass., Rhode Island is...
JARED GRASSO announced Monday that he has resigned as Bryan University's head men's basketball coach. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University men’s hoops coach Grasso resigns

SMITHFIELD – Jared Grasso’s tenure as Bryant University’s head men’s basketball coach has abruptly ended. Grasso, who was mired in controversy before the start of...

R.I. Sports Commission executive director dead at age 63

PROVIDENCE – John Gibbons, the longtime executive director of the Rhode Island Sports Commission, died at the age of 63, the Providence Warwick Convention...
KIM ENGLISH, the head coach of George Mason University men's basketball team, has reportedly been hired to be the next men's basketball coach at Providence College. / COURTESY GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

PC hires English as new men’s basketball coach

PROVIDENCE – Goodbye, Ed Cooley. Hello, Kim English. Providence College on Thursday confirmed that it has hired English as the next head coach of the...
A PAIR OF Brown University basketball players have filed a federal lawsuit against the Ivy League for allegedly engaging in a price-fixing agreement by not offering athletic scholarships to student athletes. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

2 Brown University basketball players sue Ivy League over no-scholarship policy

PROVIDENCE – Two Brown University basketball players, one former and one current, filed  a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday accusing the eight Ivy League...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE guard Devin Carter (22) drives the ball towards center court as Seton Hall guard Jamir Harris pursues during the first half of the Friars' loss at home on March 4. Providence College now requires a $500 donation to be eligible to purchase NCAA Tournament tickets. / AP PHOTO/MARK STOCKWELL

PC requires 500% larger donation for March Madness ticket eligibility

PROVIDENCE – If fans want to see the Providence College men’s basketball team compete in the NCAA Tournament in a couple of weeks, it...
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