Archive - Mar 21, 2013 - Sports Article
PROVIDENCE â€“ The wounds from Providence Collegeâ€™s 17-point loss to Cincinnati were still in need of suturing when Ed Cooley sat down at a podium inside Madison Square Garden. Clearly determined to not wallow in self-pity following the Friarsâ€™ latest one-and-done result in the Big East Tournament, the head coach elected to use the forum to look down the road.
PROVIDENCE â€“ After months of silence on the comings and goings of the re-configured Big East, Providence College officials had plenty to say Wednesday.
Staging a press conference that served as the lead-in for the PC-Charlotte NIT battle, School President the Rev. Brian J. Shanley and Athletic Director Bob Driscoll spoke for roughly 30 minutes about a wide range of Big East-related topics. The PC power pair not only broke down the leagueâ€™s new structure, they also revealed why they have been so close-mouthed in public over recent weeks.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” The past five months or so have been hectic for Jim Bourgault, though he wouldn't have it any other way.
When he's not working as an assistant supervisor in Teknor Apex's Plastics Division, or tending to his wife, Jean, and their three children and two grandchildren, Bourgault is busy weight training in his garage behind his Hunt Street home.
Naturally, he's nicknamed it the â€śPowerasylum.â€ť