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by ramster
2 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 87
Views: 1406

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

Woodennickel1, You just proved the point. Dave Gavitt stopped URI from being in the Big East period. If we were never under consideration it is exactly because Dave Gavitt never wanted URI under consideration. The media excuse makes no sense as has already been pointed out. Holy Cross should never ...
by ramster
2 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2826

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

CT Rhody wrote:What time do doors open tomorrow, hour before gametime?


Yes, 1 hour before. Only exception to that is PC when it is 1 1/2 hours before
by ramster
3 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS C OF C
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS C OF C

Luke, What do you think the home court for URI is? 3 points? 4 points? I expect all 3 of these teams to provide good challenges for URI, and all 3 are capable of pulling the upset. I would recommend that URI Fans attend all 3 of these games. These are good, solid programs with all knocking on the do...
by ramster
5 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 87
Views: 1406

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

Dave Gavitt never stopped you in the first place because you were never under consideration. Even if he pushed for you to get in ( which I agree he never would have) you still would not have got in. It was well publicized at the time that the conference was built around big media outlets . In fact ...
by ramster
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 56
Views: 1256

Re: Attendance- Perspective

bigappleram wrote:February 9, not November


Fixed, thanks. :oops:
by ramster
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2826

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

I don't see College of Charleston as a cupcake at all They were picked unanimously to win the CAA preseason. Their top guard was picked preseason CAA Player of the Year A win over URI on the road would be very valuable for a team like College of Charleston They return all 5 starters, although Brantl...
by ramster
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 56
Views: 1256

Re: Attendance- Perspective

If the ticket is sold it's counted towards attendance whether you go or not Just from a marketing perspective, we SHOULD do it this way, but I am almost positive that we don't. I have a family member that worked in the arena business for 30 years, and he is convinced that URI actually under -report...
by ramster
1 day ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Baseball Schedule Released
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Rhody Baseball Schedule Released

Agree with you PatheticFriars, best schedule I can remember,

Love the start with a 3 game series at Texas A&M.
Then the trip to Seattle and on to Florida.

URI Baseball continues to prosper. Love this program.

Schedule is great for recruiting too.
by ramster
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 56
Views: 1256

Re: Attendance- Perspective

Plus you now have the long awaited win over Providence College which has been cited by several posters as important to increasing attendance.

The poor attendance for Brown with 1,200 fewer than last year still Makes me wonder if Charleston doesn’t disappoint too
by ramster
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 87
Views: 1406

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

Agree with you UCH that VCU would be looked at. Dayton could opt for the Big East, URI should continue to build its reputation in Basketball (and all sports for that matter), Saint Louis could opt for BE and other options especially if Dayton bolted. VCU would make sense for the AAC, and would have ...
by ramster
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 87
Views: 1406

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

They have already expanded to non football schools. Wichita State.
by ramster
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2826

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

Any stream for this game? I'm hoping to head down from the Boston area, but the in laws are in town, so it's going to be tough to get away. Was hoping to take my father in law, but he has no interest in the sport at all. A10 Network https://www.nmnathletics.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml?SPSID=7999...
by ramster
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

will you still love it if at the end of the year, PC's struggles is the difference that keeps URI out of the tourney? if so, you are a PC hater, not a URI fan. Then call me a non-fan, too. I hope the Fryizz lose every game from now until forever. I've never rooted for UMass, but I couldn't help mys...
by ramster
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 1015
Views: 51583

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Signed LOI)

Huntington defeated Rock Creek 82-67
Harris with 12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal playing 32 minutes

http://www.prepcircuit.com/game/show/19 ... son=412391
by ramster
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 1015
Views: 51583

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Signed LOI)

Rock Creek defeated host Ridge View in the Bojangles Bash in Columbia SC Thursday night 50-47.
Jermaine Harris had 13 points and 12 rebounds. He only played 2 minutes in the first half due to foul trouble

Rock Creek play powerhouse Huntington Prep (WV) in the Bojangles Bash Friday at 6pm
by ramster
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9005

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

We were Outrebounded 26-16 in 1st half
Alabama may go inside more second half - I would
The zone Alabama went too seemed to frustrate us
by ramster
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Anderson hit a 3 at the buzzer to make it 43-28, they waived it off saying it came after the buzzer. Was not a mistake by ESPN, simply timing. So really 40-28.
Cartwright is not playing. They are saying he hurt his ankle back in the BC game.
by ramster
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9005

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

I have seen both Collin Sexton and John Petty play in summer basketball before their Senior years. Sexton was ranked 7th and Petty 22nd in ESPN class of 2017. Both players are capable of explosive scoring. Sexton was pretty emotional and wants the ball in his possession a lot of the time. He likes t...
by ramster
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Anybody else in Bama for tonight?
Replies: 26
Views: 1072

Re: Anybody else in Bama for tonight?

I had originally planned to but unfortunately work schedule got in the way. Should be a good size crowd for the game. Enjoy!j
by ramster
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9005

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

Looked at the guide and it's not on the SEC network. Not sure if that will change. The only thing I'm really worried about are the refs. We are a team from the northeast that plays a very aggressive style defense. The refs could really take this game away from us. It wouldn't surprise me if they ha...
by ramster
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9005

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

Johnson said that freshman guard John Petty, who aggravated an ankle sprain in the first half of the UCF game “should be fine” to play against Rhode Island.
by ramster
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9005

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

Love this quote.....

“This is a man’s team we’ve got coming on tomorrow,” Johnson said. “This (game) ain’t for boys.”

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/2017 ... panic-mode
by ramster
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Alabama line
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: Alabama line

All 6 on vegasinsider now have Alabama favored by 3.
Game opened at Alabama favored by 2 1/2

http://www.vegasinsider.com/college-bas ... las-vegas/
by ramster
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9005

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

SEC NETWORK TO BROADCAST THE GAME

•Wendesday's game will air on the SEC Network and will stream on the Watch ESPN platform.
•Eli Gold will have the play-by-play and former Alabama head coach Wimp Sanderson will be the color analyst.
by ramster
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Interesting win by Florida State Monday over 5th ranked Florida as FSU goes to 7-0. Daynia La-Force’s son, Terance Mann Had a game high 25 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and zero turnovers in the FSU victory.
by ramster
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Fatts Named A10 Rookie of the Week
Replies: 46
Views: 1207

Re: Fatts A10 ROW

eli#10 wrote:Congrats Fatts!

He should have also won the conference Player of the Week award. Who the heck won that award?


Yuta Watanabe of GW and Justin Tillman of VCU shared the Conf Player of the Week Award.
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12333

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

Sounds like Hurley is sending some messages here. I don't think we'll be able to advance the investment/fan support as quickly as he'd like and could see him leaving if the opportunity is right. Hopefully late-season attendance will improve enough to keep him happy. Doesn't just sound like it - he ...
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12333

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

I'm not a Cooley fan, but I love this comment from him.
Not going to sit well with all those who don't believe we have an attendance problem, that everything is ok and it's a slow process

by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4555

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

Our casual fan base has no idea about games in Brooklyn. They see crap teams on the schedule on a weeknight and opt not to attend. Lots of season tix holders did the same, but at least those seats were paid for. Happens north and west of us for these kinds of games. But not at VCU and Dayton who we...
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4555

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

How did you watch this on a fire stick or chrome cast since it was on Facebook? I have a fire stick but I watched this on Facebook on my computer. Thanks I opened facebook up in chrome on my desktop. At the bottom of the feed screen was the chromecast icon. I clicked on the icon and selected my chr...
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 47
Views: 1376

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

rhodysurf wrote:Like I said there are no paper tickets for students anymore.

You are extrapolating out that attendance will be bad the whole season because of poorly attended Brown and Holy Cross games.


Yes I am. I would restate my attendance guess in Obadiah's Attendance Contest today if I could.
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #4 - Games of Interest
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: Week #4 - Games of Interest

[quote="Obadiah"] A-10 goes a disappointing 4-4 for the evenong.: After a close first half, Morgan State took a 10 point lead in early part of second half, but GW rallied to take the lead mid way and cruised to the win, 73-66. Yuta Watanabe, the GW Senior 6'9" guard from Japan had a n...
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #4 - Games of Interest
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: Week #4 - Games of Interest

It's now final, Nevada routs Illinois State, 98-68, moving their record to 7-0. Nevada's next game involves a visit to UCI where they will be favored. Winning this game will then set up Nevada's first big road test on Dec. 5 at #22 Texas Tech, also currently unbeaten. Interesting game tonight is Se...
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Wed Dec 13 @ Red Parrot, Newport
Replies: 193
Views: 5916

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Wed Nov 29 @ Mews Tavern

I found of interest from the show: - As usual it was very good and informative - I try to never miss - Langevine - DH said it was not so much a groin injury as it was a sports hernia. Said he could go 15-20 min vs PC. DH did not rule him out as starting when asked. On recruiting class DH said it was...
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 47
Views: 1376

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

Does everyone that is complaining about attendance go to every game?? My wife and I do (snow stopped us once last year)... Think about why you miss games .. Others have the same reasons.. Student attendance is the biggest disappointment.. You are already there. Fact is no one has the answer to why ...
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4555

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

Cmon Ramster it's Brown. RPI of 293. We blew them out by nearly 30 points. That's not a game. It's an exhibition. Same last year too but we had 1,145 more fannies in the seats. Shake up the promotions/marketing departments - get students to the games. End the family atmosphere and you will have stu...
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 47
Views: 1376

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

Don’t look so deeply into Brown type games. As has been shown there are local teams with far more resources and success and even multiple national championships that can’t sell out a crap no-doubt win in the OOC. Nobody is talking about selling out against crap teams. 1,145 less than last year is g...
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4555

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

theblueram wrote:Cmon Ramster it's Brown. RPI of 293. We blew them out by nearly 30 points. That's not a game. It's an exhibition.


Same last year too but we had 1,145 more fannies in the seats.

Shake up the promotions/marketing departments - get students to the games.
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4555

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

Our casual fan base has no idea about games in Brooklyn. They see crap teams on the schedule on a weeknight and opt not to attend. Lots of season tix holders did the same, but at least those seats were paid for. Happens north and west of us for these kinds of games. But not at VCU and Dayton who we...
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4555

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

Brown supporters have never shown up at URI for the game in any kind of numbers. Even the games at Brown are more than 50% URI Fans. The issue with Brown is 20% fewer fans than last year's game following 1st A10 Championship this Century, 1st NCAA Tournament this Century, 1st NCAA Tournament win thi...
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Lack of marketing (lazy old regime wasting DH's time?)
Replies: 96
Views: 2901

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

........my wife, whom is actual the “owner of the tickets”, got a phone call saying she had perfect attendance......she just brings me along for eye candy I guess......and sometimes two games per week!! Good for her and you. And you say you would actually go to both the Brown Game AND the PC game i...
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4555

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PMj

The Brown game last year was on a Wednesday, we were ranked and it was before thanksgiving. A lot of these 'casual' fans out there just spent a lot of money on thanksgiving, traveling, and Christmas gifts, so they don't want to spend money to watch us play Brown. It's the timing of it coupled in wi...
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4555

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

So just for sake of argument say we beat Virginia and entered the AP poll at 25 what is the attendance last night ?? Maybe 300 higher but still below 5k 300 is a good guess. Certainly not 1,145 Read Roady Jay's opinions. He is very close to the program. He knows his stuff. He tells you where the pr...
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4555

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

Agreed with that, Ace. But again we can't expect that the Brown-class of game is going to suddenly start drawing --- and I think Coach Hurley is smart to recognize that too. The real indicator will be those critical games and other tricky games where a true home court advantage is needed to push ov...
by ramster
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 47
Views: 1376

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

With the PC game home on Saturday, that took away any limelight this game might have had last year. It’s not an apples and apples comparison due to that but still nontheless disappointing. Hopefully that turns around as the season progresses. Also as the season ticket base continues to grow year ov...

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