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Scott Cordischi and John Rooke take your calls, texts, tweets and emails on the week's hot topics. The boys are back together in studio! It’s a bittersweet reunion due to the end of the NCAABB Tournament run for the PC Friars, so we say “see you next season” to the play by play team of John Rooke and Joe Hassett. We don’t waste time looking ahead with the issues confronting the men’s basketball program at URI and PC. On the table is the argument over the validity of RPI, outgoing coveted players, incoming recruits and whether Coaches Dan Hurley and Ed Cooley will remain after their successful 2014 season. Some time is spent on the NFL owners meetings, with the whiny Baltimore Ravens and a ranting Bill Belichick. We close March in all it’s madness, with “Three Things” where we celebrate the open mic and a young man’s passion .
Scott Cordischi and John Rooke take your calls, texts, tweets and emails on the week's hot topics. Scott is solo in studio as John joins us from Ohio and the NCAA Tournament. It’s a sobering day for Coach Cooley and the Friartown faithful in realizing that #6 PC (22-11) was outplayed by #11 Dayton (26-8) in round two, helping the Flyers become this year’s possible Cinderella team. We break down the homefield advantage for Dayton, questionable officiating and poor play from the Friar’s offense. Honorable mention to outgoing senior LaDontae Henton as he passes Jimmy Walker for second in all time scoring @PC. Jason Taravella joins us for “Three Things” where we look into Jim Boeheim’s declaration of when he will step down as the longtime Syracuse Orange coach.
Bill Koch, Providence Journal beat writer covering the URI Rams, joins Scott to chat about Coach Hurley’s Rams and their run in the NIT. #3 URI (23-9) comes off a successful first round win against #6 Iona (26-9), with E.C. Matthews and Jared Terrell scoring 18 points apiece to lead Rhode Island. We look forward to round two action at #2 Stanford (22-13) Sunday evening. Bill highlights their season high shot attempts and defense. Everyone wants to know, will Coach Hurley be back next season and will he get the recruits needed to help Matthews get to the NCAA in 2016? Special kudos to Coach Hurley’s brother Bobby, whose #12 Buffalo Bulls made it into the NCAA but lost to #4 Maryland in the second round.
Scott Cordischi and John Rooke take your calls, texts, tweets and emails on the week's hot topics. Scott is solo in studio as John joins us from the most famous basketball arena in the world in NYC. Today we’re licking our wounds and seeking answers to the why of the worst call in Big East Tournament history. Kudos is given to URI and Coach Hurley as they advance to the A-10 finals against a scrappy, under the radar Davidson team. In hour two we scrutinize the decision of New England to allow Darelle Revis to go home to the Jets, is someone guilty of tampering?? Jason Taravella joins us for “Three Things” where we celebrate the PC Friars men’s basketball team and Big East player of the year Kris Dunn.
Jim Donaldson, Providence Journal Sports Columnist, joins Scott to break down the Darelle Revis situation. In addition to the alleged Revis tampering situation Scott and Jim debate whether moving on from Brandon Browner was the right decision after losing a generational cornerback like Revis. They close their discussion by going through the latest moves and acquisitions in the AFC East by the Bills, Jets and Dolphins and what impact that will make in the division. Jim exits wondering if Rooke and Joe Hassett (PC Friars play-by-play-duo) are hunting down last night’s officials or making an attempt to bribe NCAA selection committee to get an undeserving Texas Longhorns into the tournament.
John Rooke and Scott Cordischi take your calls, texts, tweets and emails on the week's hot topics. John is solo in studio as Scott galavants around the globe. Today is Providence College Senior night and a very important final regular season game for the #24 Friars against the #21 Butler Bulldogs. We spend some time talking about the Darelle Revis and Devin McCourty contract situations, the Syracuse Orange and the sanctions levied upon them by the NCAA. Local college hoops fans are excited, as it's a huge day in Rhode Island with URI, PC and Bryant University competing for tournament berths. We welcome in a new voice on WEEI Providence in Jason Taravella on “Three Things” where we celebrate everyone’s favorite DT, Vince Wilfork.
John Rooke welcomes back Tim O'Shea, head coach of the Bryant University Bulldogs men's basketball program. Coach O'Shea breaks down "The shot that rocked Smithfield" into overtime and subsequent double overtime victory against #6 Sacred Heart in the Northeast Conference tournament quarterfinal. They also discuss the chances of the Bulldogs beating #2 Robert Morris to reach the championship game of the NEC tournament.
John Rooke welcomes back Bill Koch, URI Rams beat writer for the Providence Journal. They discuss the chances of URI winning the A-10 tournament, getting an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament and how many teams from the Atlantic 10 could get into the tourney.
Brian MacPherson, Red Sox beat writer for the Providence Journal joins the program from Ft Myers and he and John discuss spring training observations at Fenway South. Of particular interest is, Dustin Pedroia gettting off to a good start with his overall health and performance, who and whether there will be an "ace" this year and this season's lineup.
John Rooke and Scott Cordischi take your calls, texts, tweets and emails on the week's hot topics. On today’s show, we vent over the sale and vagaries of the Pawtucket Red Sox possibly being uprooted from their home field in Pawtucket. We also look ahead to NCAA selection Sunday focusing on the local teams. In "Three Things", we say goodbye to our friend Leonard Nimoy aka Star Trek's Mr Spock.