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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...

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker to be next NCAA president

BOSTON -Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will be the next president of the NCAA, the association announced Thursday, replacing Mark Emmert as the head of...
ED COOLEY has agreed to a multiyear extension to remain as the head coach of the Providence College men's basketball team. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARY SCHWALM

Cooley agrees to multiyear extension to remain as Providence College men’s...

PROVIDENCE – Ed Cooley will remain in charge of the Providence College men’s basketball team for years to come. College President The Rev. Kenneth R....
ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS interact at a past Northeastern Retail Lumber Association expo hall at the R.I. Convention Center in Providence. Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Thursday that the convention center, which has been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is slated to reopen in August. / COURTESY NORTHEASTERN RETAIL LUMBER ASSOCIATION

Adamo: August Convention Center reopening will give state a boost

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday announced that the R.I. Convention Center can reopen for business in August, about 17 months after it...

Providence a loser under NCAA’s March Madness plans

PROVIDENCE – Businesses in and around Providence stand to lose out on as much as $4 million in spending by college basketball fans next...
THE NCAA is in talks to hold the entire 2021 men’s college basketball tournament in Indianapolis in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of the tournament was scheduled to be held in Providence.

NCAA in talks with Indianapolis to host all of March Madness

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The NCAA announced Monday it plans to hold the entire 2021 men’s college basketball tournament in one geographic location to mitigate...
THE DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER will host the first two rounds of the 2025 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, the NCAA announced Wednesday. / COURTESY DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER

NCAA’s ‘March Madness’ to return to Providence in 2025

PROVIDENCE – The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced Wednesday that its Division I Men’s Basketball Committee has selected Providence as one of the host...
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