2021 Schedule Preview: Providence Friars

(Photo Courtesy of Providence Athletics)

While it has taken a bit longer for teams and conference to get their schedules together for the 2021 season due to the Coronavirus outbreak and various restrictions surrounding the virus, Schedule release schedule has finally begun!

The Providence Friars are the 11th team to release their 2021 schedule and third from the Big East. The Friars come into the 2021 season following a shortened 2020 campaign in which they went 5-1.

Providence’s Full 2021 Schedule:

DateHomeAwayNotes
2/13BryantProvidenceRivalry
2/20St. John’sProvidenceBig East
2/27DenverProvidenceBig East
3/3ProvidenceFairfield
3/7ProvidenceVillanovaBig East
3/13MarquetteProvidenceBig East
3/20ProvidenceGeorgetownBig East
3/27ProvidenceDenverBig East
4/3VillanovaProvidenceBig East
4/10ProvidenceSt. John’sBig East
4/17ProvidenceMarquetteBig East
4/24GeorgetownProvidenceBig East

Notes

  • All but two contests (Bryant, Fairfield) are conference games.
  • Ocean State Cup rival Bryant is on the schedule, but not Brown.
  • Two games, home and away, against every Big East opponent.

Games to Circle

2/13 @ Bryant: It appears there will be no Ocean State Cup this season with Providence only facing Bryant in the three-way rivalry that also includes Brown. However, the Friars still open the season against an in-state rival. The all-time series between these two is tied at 8. Providence won last year’s meeting, 16-9, in blowout fashion.

3/7 & 4/3 vs/@ Villanova: The Wildcats and Friars sit in a similar spot amongst the Big East coming into the season, residing in that second tier and fully capable of making a postseason run. These two contests should be very intriguing and impactful. In their last meeting in 2019, Providence was able to pull out a 13-12 overtime victory.

3/20 & 4/24 vs/@ Georgetown: During the last full season (2019), Providence lost twice to Georgetown after having a halftime lead. The Hoyas went on a 12-6 second half run in their regular season meeting to win 17-15. In the Big East semifinals, it was a 4-0 fourth quarter that put the Hoyas over the top, 13-12.

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