The Friar Fan Experience
The most valuable sixth player in Providence College men’s basketball history isn’t someone who came in off the bench. It’s the Friar fans, who continue to pack The Amp every gameday. Revisit some iconic stories about Friartown’s diehard supporters.
IN THE SPIRIT
Providence College Cheerleading is a Division I program that supports athletics in the BIG EAST Conference. The team is comprised of male and female athletes.
This spirited group of women cheer on the Friars during basketball games and also perform at center court during timeouts.
The on-campus club devoted to PC athletics and all things Friars help promote games, amp up the student section, and create the best gameday experience for both students and student-athletes.
The Providence College Pep Band is an instrumental group that features full brass, saxophone, and rhythm sections. The band supports Providence College at men’s and women’s basketball and ice hockey games, as well as special campus events.
Dribbling to the Garden
In 1971, 12 seniors dribbled basketballs 212 miles from Alumni Hall to Madison Square Garden to recognize the return of the men’s team to the National Invitational Tournament.
The Journey – Dribbling to the Garden
The Plan – Dribbling to the Garden
Fate – Dribbling to the Garden
The Destination – Dribbling to the Garden
Taylor Swift loves the Friars, too. After her 2008 song “You Belong With Me” became the anthem of the student section during men’s basketball games at the Amica Mutual Pavilion during the 2021-2022 season, Swift responded by sending boxes of merchandise to the Department of Athletics. Among the items were Class of ’22 shirts and patches, accompanied by a note: “Hi Friars! What an amazing 2022 season! Congratulations to you all on your incredible and inspiring success. Sending you all hugs! Love, Taylor.” The shirts were modeled at the season ticket holder dinner that year by, from left, Nate Watson ’21, Justin Minaya, and Al Durham.