Ed Cooley

Ed Cooley of the Providence Friars. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Cooley Rallies Friars & More

The Friars are now legitimately in the NCAA picture after five consecutive victories including wins over Creighton and Xavier.

01/27/2014

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Rothstein Files: Five Quick Hits On College Basketball

Rutgers hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 1991, but the Scarlet Knights’ decision to join the Big Ten on Tuesday should greatly enhance their chances of returning to the bracket.

11/21/2012

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Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball

It’s tough not to feel for Providence coach Ed Cooley this week. The Friars built palpable momentum on the recruiting trail in the past year by landing Top 30 talents in Ricky Ledo and Kris Dunn and now neither will play to start next season.

09/07/2012

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Rothstein Files: Ed Cooley Keeping Providence Ship Afloat

Entering their second season under the stewardship of Ed Cooley, Providence is deeper, hungrier, and more skilled than they’ve been in years.

07/06/2012

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Parise: Pitino’s Nightmare Is A Cool-ey Memory

Ed Cooley grew up in Providence watching Rick Pitino and his beloved Friars advance to the 1987 Final Four. Fast forward 25 years and Cooley’s first ever Big East win as head coach of Providence is against Rick Pitino and his 14th ranked Louisville Cardinals.

01/11/2012

Vincent Council of the Providence Friars. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: News And Notes Around College Hoops

Ed Cooley still has a long ways to go in making Providence a Big East power but the first-year coach has done an admirable job with the Friars during the early portion of the season.

12/27/2011

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Rothstein Files: Five Observations From Fairfield-Providence

Burly yet exceptionally skilled 6-foot-5, Rakim Sanders should be a major threat to Iona’s Mike Glover for MAAC Player of the Year honors.

WFAN–11/15/2011

Vincent Council of the Providence Friars. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Five Thoughts On Providence Hoops

Before Providence can worry about climbing the Big East standings, they first must worry about getting themselves ready to compete on each and every possession during each and every practice.

11/02/2011