Providence College basketball en No Charges for PC Players Accused of Sexual Assault <p>Rhode Island's Attorney General has concluded an investigation into allegations of sexual assault against two Providence College basketball players. Neither player will face criminal charges.</p><p>The grand jury found insufficient evidence against Rodney Bullock, who remains a student at PC, and Brandon Austin, who has left the school.</p><p>The players were accused of sexually assaulting a female student in November 2013. The allegations resulted in a suspension of play for both players this past season and a campus disciplinary hearing.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:27:44 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 36875 at PC Renews Contract for President Brian Shanley <p>Providence College has offered a new five-year contract to President Brian Shanley, who has led the private Catholic college for the last decade.</p><p>Shanley, a member of the Dominican order, has presided over the construction of a new building to house PC's humanities program, a two-year requirement for all students, and the accreditation of a new business school. He is also credited with shepherding a reorganization of the Big East Athletic Conference.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:54:07 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 34866 at Hoop experts picking up PC to upset UNC in NCAA <p>Upsets this time of year have become the norm for the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. The hoop experts fall over each other to predict which underdog teams will knock off the favorites.</p><p>This year, a trendy pick has become the Providence College team which faces the University of North Carolina tomorrow evening in San Antonio. UNC is seeded at 6 and plays in the very tough Atlantic Coast Conference. PC is an 11 seed.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:24:56 +0000 Scott MacKay 30765 at PC Responds to Basketball Sexual Assault Claims <p>Providence College officials are urging the public not to rush to judgment after <em>The Wall Street Journal </em>reported a police investigation of two basketball players, as the Friars head to Texas for the first round of NCAA tournament.</p><p>PC Spokesman Steve Maurano says the school conducted its own investigation of the sexual assault allegations when they first surfaced in November.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:59:17 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 30696 at Five PC Kids back on the floor at Madison Square Garden <p>Since the 1950s, Providence College basketball has been one of the great story lines in all of college sports, a New England version of the cinematic Hoosiers.</p><p>This tale flat-lined for too many years. But make no mistake: the Friars are back to the future, playing a marquee game tonight at Madison Square Garden, where the PC hoop legend really began all those years ago, in the early 1960s, with the National Invitational Tournament, when that post-season playoff at the Garden overshadowed the NCAA’s tournament.</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 19:09:16 +0000 Scott MacKay 30512 at A win over Seton Hall tonight will mean NCAA bid for Providence College <p>The excitement in these parts around Providence College basketball is back, arguably for the first time since the late 1990s. The Friar hoopsters are in the Big East semi-finals for the first time since 1997 by virtue of yesterday’s 79-74 win over St. John’s.</p><p>PC was able to withstand a furious run at the end by St. John’s to win on what is virtually the St. John’s home court at Madison Square Garden. This has been a remarkable team coached by Ed Cooley that has overcome all sorts of obstacles, including the loss of crucial players and injuries.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:56:19 +0000 Scott MacKay 30455 at