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by Shaolin Swat
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 341
Views: 6021

Re: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)

Do we have the longest winning streak in A-10 basketball games? I haven't seen anything that says that nor have I seen anything showing where we are close to breaking that record. Edit : Did some research for myself. Between '87 and '90 Temple won 31 A-10 games in a row. Damn.. Looking at the A10 r...
by Shaolin Swat
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #15 - Games of Interest
Replies: 134
Views: 3260

Re: Week #15 - Games of Interest

Seton Hall has too many good, experienced players to be playing this poorly. Their defense has been awful, and there’s been too many annoying off-court problems. How nervous should we be of Willard getting fired if they miss out on the tourney? IMO Dan would jump for that job in a second and you wo...
by Shaolin Swat
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 341
Views: 6021

Re: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)

Da_Process_Survivor wrote:so apparently the students are planning to storm the court Saturday....honestly, feels good to be a team that gets stormed over


I hope their students get that opportunity on Saturday. Luckily for us, the game is on Friday :D
by Shaolin Swat
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #15 - Games of Interest
Replies: 134
Views: 3260

Re: Week #15 - Games of Interest

DC_Rams wrote:Creighton plays the Beavers of Bemidji State tonight.

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Wow, I thought this was a joke lol
by Shaolin Swat
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 717
Views: 29319

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Important thing to remember is that it was Jerry Palm that has us as a 5 seed, not the committee. At this point, we can't be sure where the committee has us ranked/seeded. Actually...the only reason Palm has us at 5 is because he worked off of the committee's top sixteen. Here is his bracket prior ...
by Shaolin Swat
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 717
Views: 29319

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Important thing to remember is that it was Jerry Palm that has us as a 5 seed, not the committee. At this point, we can't be sure where the committee has us ranked/seeded.
by Shaolin Swat
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/9 | Davidson Wildcats | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 250
Views: 5761

Re: 2/9 | Davidson Wildcats | 7PM (ESPN2)

neil wrote:Going back to rf’s post, I wonder if we win tonight will it be the earliest the team has won 20 games. Go rams!


The earliest I can remember was 2007-2008, where we also started 19-3 - but lost the 23rd game before winning their 20th in game 24.
by Shaolin Swat
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 179
Views: 4747

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

Even though it's a moot point now, the (potential) best case scenario resume-wise would have included a PC win yesterday. With it being a Neutral Court win, as long as Seton Hall stayed in the top 50, it would be a Quadrant 1 win. Since PC was a home win, they need to be a top 30 RPI to be considere...
by Shaolin Swat
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: If success continues .....
Replies: 42
Views: 1327

Re: If success continues .....

Please don't defend the creation of the Baron 2.0 thread - that thread was an absolute embarassment
by Shaolin Swat
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming??? (Spoiler: It's the West Virgina Game @ Mohegan Sun)
Replies: 483
Views: 20162

Re: Big News Forthcoming???



Rothstein makes it sound like this will be a one-time neutral court game, not a home-and-"home" as we have previously thought.
by Shaolin Swat
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 717
Views: 29319

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

URIFIJI wrote:How about Wichita State - losing two games last week and not really dropping much???


They dropped 10 spots from #7 to #17, that's a pretty substantial drop for one week.
by Shaolin Swat
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Donaldson slamming Rhody fan base on Twitter
Replies: 77
Views: 2075

Re: Donaldson slamming Rhody fan base on Twitter

For reference, since he pulled PC into this whole thing - coming off of their first NCAA apprearance, PC's attendance increased 267 people per game, or from 67.3% capacity to 69.5% capacity. Our attendance coming off of our first tournament appearance has increased 725 people per game, or from 65.1...
by Shaolin Swat
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Donaldson slamming Rhody fan base on Twitter
Replies: 77
Views: 2075

Re: Donaldson slamming Rhody fan base on Twitter

For reference, since he pulled PC into this whole thing - coming off of their first NCAA apprearance, PC's attendance increased 267 people per game, or from 67.3% capacity to 69.5% capacity. Our attendance coming off of our first tournament appearance has increased 725 people per game, or from 65.1%...
by Shaolin Swat
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PG - Amir Harris
Replies: 219
Views: 11628

Re: '18 MD PG - Amir Harris

I still wonder why he decommit. I don't think he was worried about playing time, because he is really good, as you can see by the schools recruiting him now. My guess is that he had some bigger schools showing more interest after he committed and he wanted to go to a higher level. Just pure specula...
by Shaolin Swat
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody
Replies: 86
Views: 2636

Re: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody

Look Ramster, I think URI should be in the top 25. Fact is the majority of voters don't think so. If people want to go after KMac then why not go after every voter who didn't include us? Also here are some other stats Ramster: 22. Ohio State : Kenpom 14 : Sagarin 22 : BPI 19 23. Kentucky : Kenpom 2...
by Shaolin Swat
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody
Replies: 86
Views: 2636

Re: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody

Look Ramster, I think URI should be in the top 25. Fact is the majority of voters don't think so. If people want to go after KMac then why not go after every voter who didn't include us? Also here are some other stats Ramster: 22. Ohio State : Kenpom 14 : Sagarin 22 : BPI 19 23. Kentucky : Kenpom 2...
by Shaolin Swat
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 609
Views: 26866

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

KMAC one of those picking Creighton over us. Let the bashing begin. http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20180115/rams-just-miss-out-on-spot-in-top-25 I don't agree with him putting Creighton over URI in his top 25 and I think his logic is flawed. Ultimately, his vote wasn't the deciding factor ...
by Shaolin Swat
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 609
Views: 26866

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

KMAC one of those picking Creighton over us. Let the bashing begin. http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20180115/rams-just-miss-out-on-spot-in-top-25 I don't agree with him putting Creighton over URI in his top 25 and I think his logic is flawed. Ultimately, his vote wasn't the deciding factor ...
by Shaolin Swat
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 609
Views: 26866

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

I can't wait for the day where the local reporters give us as much respect in the polls as the national guys do.
by Shaolin Swat
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PG - Brendan Adams (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 470
Views: 28341

Re: '18 MD PG - Brendan Adams (URI Signed LOI)

Rhody83 wrote:
theblueram wrote:I guess it was a game he couldn't lose. But anyway, Jaylen is a great guard and if Brendan is close in talent to Jaylen we are good for the future.


Plus Brendan is 4 inches taller.


He's not, Brendan is listed at 6'3/6'4 and Jaylen is listed at 6'2.
by Shaolin Swat
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: Class of 2020 recruiting visits (first post updated)
Replies: 13
Views: 1063

Re: Class of 2020 recruiting visits (first post updated)

Lol does anyone ever remember a time when URI was recruiting and taking visits for high profile kids 3 classes out?? No Blue Man, this has never happened before at URI. Jim Harrick . He was strong on the recruiting trail but not so much with underclassmen. He went for Seniors in HS or Transfers. He...
by Shaolin Swat
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS ST .LOUIS
Replies: 42
Views: 1336

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS ST .LOUIS

It always makes me very nervous when Vegas has these lines that seem way too good to be true.
by Shaolin Swat
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 192
Views: 6164

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

So that's today's big news. It's really good news that the program continues to get invited into these top tier exempt tournaments. Does anyone remember the kinds of tournaments the Rams played prior to Hurley? Top of the World Classic (NOT to be confused with Great Alaskan Shootout) where we lost ...
by Shaolin Swat
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rod Carri has Passed Away
Replies: 118
Views: 5467

Re: Rod Carri has Passed Away

I never had the opportunity to meet Rod in person and, hearing everyone talk about the kind of person he was, I regret not making more of an effort to do so at the Ryan Center. While our only interactions were on this message board, a place where people can be as anonymous as they want, Rod certainl...
by Shaolin Swat
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 109
Views: 2495

Re: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

Ultimately, it looks like a moot point. After the A10 negotiations didn't progress, Hampton is joining the Big South.
by Shaolin Swat
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 212
Views: 7521

Re: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM

Rhody15 wrote:Preston out multiple weeks due to injury.


Where'd you see that? I'm not finding anything about an injury online
by Shaolin Swat
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 11309

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

For the record, Akele missed 1 layup during that game (shot 1-4 and missed 2 Jumpers). The criticism on him that's come across here is getting ridiculous. Here are the breakdown of layups (per the Play-by-Play of the game on ESPN): Akele: 1-2 Berry: 4-5 Dowtin: 1-4 Garrett: 2-3 Preston: 1-1 Robinson...
by Shaolin Swat
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 609
Views: 26866

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

In this particular case, I think Arizona State's 6-0 record with a top 25 win has more to do with them being ranked than their KenPom ranking.
by Shaolin Swat
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)
Replies: 99
Views: 3390

Re: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)

Hopefully the marketing people are discussing the poor attendance of last night's game as much as we are. I think a better comparison would be the Holy Cross game two years ago, which was also the same week as the PC home game. I don't what the attendance for that was. Attendance for that Holy Cros...
by Shaolin Swat
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 1084
Views: 58826

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Commit)

It must mean that he signed his LOI. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but, I don't think the staff can talk about a recruit by name unless they have a signed LOI.
by Shaolin Swat
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 10th Annual Prediction Contest!
Replies: 107
Views: 2483

Re: The 10th Annual Prediction Contest is Open!

1. 22-7
2. 15-3
3. 73.86
4. EC Matthews, 17.3
5. 5,583
by Shaolin Swat
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 25036

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

Sad news in the baseball world, as former pitcher Roy Halladay was killed in a plane crash in Florida.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2133 ... ulf-mexico
by Shaolin Swat
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming??? (Spoiler: It's the West Virgina Game @ Mohegan Sun)
Replies: 483
Views: 20162

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

So, regardless of what happens next, does it get credit for being "right again" ...even though no substance at all? Can't think of any reason to say..."Guess what, I have a secret, and I'm not telling"...unless it needs an ego-stroke. just sayin'... If there's a legit reason to ...
by Shaolin Swat
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming??? (Spoiler: It's the West Virgina Game @ Mohegan Sun)
Replies: 483
Views: 20162

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

When Thompson redshirts does that free up a scholarship for this year? I could see a transfer coming in like KI did and being eligible next year. Maybe a big name recruit from one of the schools under investigation. If he winds up redshirting, that will not open up a scholarship. Redshirt players s...
by Shaolin Swat
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming??? (Spoiler: It's the West Virgina Game @ Mohegan Sun)
Replies: 483
Views: 20162

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

When Thompson redshirts does that free up a scholarship for this year? I could see a transfer coming in like KI did and being eligible next year. Maybe a big name recruit from one of the schools under investigation. If he winds up redshirting, that will not open up a scholarship. Redshirt players s...
by Shaolin Swat
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming??? (Spoiler: It's the West Virgina Game @ Mohegan Sun)
Replies: 483
Views: 20162

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

Like everyone else, I don't know what this is in reference to and I don't want to speculate/get my hopes up. However, by (over)analyzing his tweets, I don't think that Birdman is alluding to scheduling. I think that saying "Get your friends and show up" is a sign that it's not a big home g...
by Shaolin Swat
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 48272

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

jmck wrote:Has any season ticket holder not received their tickets yet? I checked Tuesday and Wednesday and I still don't have anything. I placed my order back in March. I am in Cumberland so you'd think they would have arrived by now.


In Cumberland as well, my tickets came in on Tuesday.
by Shaolin Swat
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Mini Plans
Replies: 88
Views: 3222

Re: Mini Plans

There are still tickets available on StubHub for the PC game for those who are looking to buy single-game tickets
by Shaolin Swat
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Exhibition vs Buffalo for hurricane charity
Replies: 101
Views: 4516

Re: Scrimmage for hurricane charity

Have to give Cooley credit for being quick to jump on this concept. Will be played at the Mohegan Sun Some talk on the possibility of UCONN rejoining the BE on the PC board so BE can play 20 Conference games with an 11 team League. Would UCONN do that? I'd assume that this move would kill any hopes...
by Shaolin Swat
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Exhibition vs Buffalo for hurricane charity
Replies: 101
Views: 4516

Re: Scrimmage for hurricane charity

Have to give Cooley credit for being quick to jump on this concept. Will be played at the Mohegan Sun Some talk on the possibility of UCONN rejoining the BE on the PC board so BE can play 20 Conference games with an 11 team League. Would UCONN do that? I'd assume that this move would kill any hopes...
by Shaolin Swat
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: What should URI MBB do with last Scholarship for 2018 Class?
Replies: 33
Views: 2155

Re: What should URI MBB do with last Scholarship for 2018 Class?

There is no rush so hold out for best player of any kind (freshman/juco/5th year senior). Best case I believe is 5th year senior big man to provide some experience and possible leadership to next years young group. Then they can have that scholarship again the year after to get a real good 4 year k...
by Shaolin Swat
4 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 25036

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-red-sox/2016/07/01/red-sox-ban-signing-international Also worth noting that the Red Sox have had the contracts of several international free agents voided & had been prohibited from signing international free agents from July 2016 through July 1, 2017. This w...
by Shaolin Swat
4 months ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: UNC Avoids Major Sanctions in Academic Fraud Case
Replies: 2
Views: 200

UNC Avoids Major Sanctions in Academic Fraud Case

http://www.espn.com/college-sports/stor ... fraud-case

From what I can gather, the NCAA is not going to punish academic fraud - provided that the fraud is not restricted to athletes and is available to the student body.
by Shaolin Swat
4 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 25036

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

For the record, below are the top 20 ranked players in the Red Sox Minor League System on the day that Dave Dombrowski was hired and what has happened to them since then. Apologies in advance for the formatting issues, not sure how to include a table in here. Since he was hired, the Red Sox have tra...
by Shaolin Swat
4 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 25036

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

I consider it short-term because, in making trades of that magnitude, you should be a championship contender after those trades or at least have the flexibility to still acquire a player if needed in-season. The Red Sox, as currently construed, are not a championship contender. Remember, after all t...
by Shaolin Swat
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 22274

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

It’s just a message board, that’s all. Making it big was WPRI news, the PROJO ran articles on it, story was on the wires for all to read nationally and internationally, written up the a policeman was hit, not good press. But I don’t see where this board made too big a deal of it. The lesson to be l...
by Shaolin Swat
4 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 25036

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

I'll admit that Pomeranz has exceeded my expectations since arriving in Boston. However, the innings total on the season and the inability to go deep into games falls on Pomeranz, not the manager. Pomeranz consistently runs his pitch count too high early in the game and prevents himself from consis...
by Shaolin Swat
4 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 25036

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

I'll admit that Pomeranz has exceeded my expectations since arriving in Boston. However, the innings total on the season and the inability to go deep into games falls on Pomeranz, not the manager. Pomeranz consistently runs his pitch count too high early in the game and prevents himself from consist...
by Shaolin Swat
4 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball
Replies: 740
Views: 25036

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball

To be fair, the conversation with Farrell in the dugout came after Pomeranz threw 97 pitches through 4 innings. He was consistently getting pulled because his pitch counts were rising way too high early in the game. He needs to be more efficient when he pitches and go deeper into games in order to ...

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