Friar basketball icon Ernie DiGregorio ’73 discusses his life in basketball and Star with a Broken Heart, the paperback reprint of his 2020 memoir. The stories from that book come to life in his own words during this conversation, with a focus on the book’s primary theme — the relationship among DiGregorio, teammate Marvin Barnes ’74, and Coach Dave Gavitt ’89Hon. As the surviving member of that group, DiGregorio pays heartfelt tribute to Barnes and Gavitt and shares perspectives on teammates and how they become lifelong friends.

To facilitate book sales and distribution, DiGregorio has entered a marketing partnership with the college and Barnes and Noble Book Sellers. Books are available online and at the retail store in Slavin Center. Online orders placed by December 18 can be filled in time for Christmas.

DiGregorio will also participate in book signings at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence before and during Friar home games on Sunday, December 10 (vs. Brown) and Saturday, December 16 (vs. Sacred Heart), and at the campus bookstore on Friday, December 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Proceeds from book sales after expenses will provide financial support to PC students from Rhode Island, with a preference for those from Providence or North Providence.

Creators and Guests

Joseph Carr
Joseph Carr
Sr. Associate Vice President for Marketing & Communications
Chris Judge
Chris Judge
Multimedia and Live Event Producer
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