“700 years of Dominican scholarship, and nobody ever heard of us”

“Seven hundred years of Dominican scholarship, and nobody ever heard of us until we put five kids on the floor of Madison Square Garden.” Remark attributed to Reverend Robert Joseph Slavin, O.P., President of Providence College (1947-1961), in 1960 (source).
Providence College won the 1961 and 1963 NIT championship.

Archival footage of Providence College basketball:

Brief history of the Providence College Friars (excerpt from the documentary “75 Years of Providence College Basketball,” by Eye Candy Cinema):

Friars Basketball and Providence College Footage:

Friars from the Dominican House in Washington DC shooting hoops, 1964. Thanks to a generous benefactor, in May of 2009 a new portable hoop was erected in the parking lot behind DHS.