Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Providence Friars

Head Coach: Ed Cooley

Team Mascot: Friar Dom

Year Opened: 1972

Capacity: 12410

City / State: Providence / Rhode Island

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Providence Friars vs Villanova Wildcats

Rival Team: Villanova Wildcats

Providence and Villanova are the two smallest schools in the Big East and have developed an intense rivalry over the years. Villanova leads the all-time series 59-38, but you’ll be in for a treat when attending a Providence-Villanova game.

Providence Friars vs Boston College Eagles

Rival Team: Boston College Eagles

Providence and Chestnut Hill are only separated by about 50 miles, so there are always plenty of fans from both sides at games between the Friars and Eagles. The two teams were both founding members of the Big East and formed a fierce rivalry from 1979 to 2013. They continue to play annually, so get your ticket to the yearly matchup between these two former Big East foes.

Providence Friars vs Rhode Island Rams

Rival Team: Rhode Island Rams

Every year Providence plays Rhode Island for the Rhode Island State Championship. The matchup between these two in-state rivals is always intense no matter what the teams’ records are coming into the game. There have been many memorable matchups between the Friars and Rams, including Friars 67-66 victory in 1976, so make sure to be in attendance when the Providence and Rhode Island square off.

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Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Providence Friars

Head Coach: Ed Cooley

Team Mascot: Friar Dom

Year Opened: 1972

Capacity: 12410

City / State: Providence / Rhode Island

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