Red Sox World Series Trophy to Appear At PC Hoops Game

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The
Providence College men's basketball team will honor the Boston Red Sox
and the Pawtucket Red Sox as Boston captured the 2013 World Series. 
Providence College will hold a special
presentation of the World Series Trophy at halftime of the Friars
versus Boston College men's basketball game on Friday, November 8. The
game will tip off at 6:00 p.m. at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in
Providence.  It will be the first college basketball game
ever aired on Fox Sports 1.

 

The halftime
presentation will include a tribute to the Pawtucket Red Sox, who are a
long-time sponsorship partner of Providence College athletics.  The
ceremony also will include former Friar and current
Boston Red Sox player John McDonald.   McDonald was a member of the
2013 Red Sox team.

 

Tickets are
available for the game and can be purchased by calling 401-865-GOPC or
online at friars.com.  Providence College Athletics and Fox Sports 1,
the new television home of the BIG EAST Conference,
will be giving away Fox Sports 1/Providence College tee shirts to the
first 7,500 fans that enter the Dunkin' Donuts Center as the team looks
to have fans “white out” the Dunk.

 

Legendary
announcers Bill Raftery and Gus Johnson will be the broadcast team for
the game.  Fox Sports 1 is the home to BIG EAST basketball and will
televise more than 100 men's games this season, including
the entire BIG EAST men's basketball Tournament live from Madison
Square Garden.

 

The Friars and
Eagles are longtime rivals as the two teams have met every season since
1953-54. Boston College is the third most-common opponent for
Providence, as they have met 107 times with the Friars
holding a 58-49 advantage.  Of those meetings, 56 came in BIG EAST
Conference play, as BC was a member of the league from 1975-2005 before
moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference.  Boston College is one of three
schools PC has played at least 100 times —
the others being Rhode Island (123 games) and Brown (119 games). The
first meeting between PC and BC was in Providence in 1942, with the
Friars taking a 64-37 win. Last season, the Friars were defeated at
Boston