By BRENDAN McGAIR
If thereâs one thing I regret about the article regarding the yeomanâs work on the part of Providence Collegeâs athletic training staff, itâs that thereâs no quotes from Ken White, the schoolâs strength coach.
Like head athletic trainer Bryn VanPatten, White has been plying his trade at PC for some time â heâs currently in his 10th year at the college. One quote that didnât make the article - http://www.woonsocketcall.com/node/10821 - should help shed some light on the working relationship between VanPatten and White.
âWeâre always in constant contact, emails, text messages. Every day after practice I give an update about whatâs going on,â said VanPatten. âWeâre always on the same page. Having good support from the strength coach is extremely important.â
Now that the air has been cleared, letâs turn our attention to the real business at hand. The Friars have a golden opportunity tonight against a Creighton squad that no doubt remembers how Januaryâs meeting in Providence went down. In his latest NCAA Tournament projection, ESPNâs resident bracket guru Joe Lunardi has PC among his âfirst four out.â
A loss to the Bluejays on their home floor wouldnât necessarily spell curtains to PCâs NCAA dream. It would just mean that Ed Cooley & Co. will have to do some heavy lifting at next weekâs Big East Tournament.
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