Archive - Nov 10, 2011
Rick Pitino, sage that he is, shared this little anecdote at last monthâ€™s Big East media day â€“ one that illustrates the waves new Providence College head coach Ed Cooley is making on the recruiting trail.
â€śHeâ€™s already attracting â€¦ he beat us out on a player recruiting-wise,â€ť said Pitino point blank, his eyes lighting up as if they were filled with fire. â€śI would have said, when it got to Providence and us [Louisville], he would have had no shot in getting this player, but Ed got him. So heâ€™s already made an impact.â€ť
Theyâ€™ve spent the past eight weeks working hard and overcoming some tough league opponents for the right to play in a meaningful game on Veteranâ€™s Day weekend.
For neighboring schools Tolman, Cumberland, and St. Raphael, that weekend has finally arrived, and the meaningful games that they will participate in will be their quarterfinal-round games of the Division II playoffs.
Raymond R. Cookson
PAWTUCKET - Raymond R. Cookson, 95, of Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket died November 9, 2011. Mr. Cookson was the husband of Ruth (Nelson) Cookson.
Mr. Cookson was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Thomas and Margaret (Hull) Cookson. He was a WWII veteran of the United States Army Air Corp where he served in the Philippines.