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by rhodywins
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)
Replies: 22
Views: 2153

Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Never seen him play but this may be a way to even the classes out. If he is a project maybe he is willing to redshirt his Freshman year and is being recruited with that understanding.
by rhodywins
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2969
Views: 195483

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Looking at the teams in the top 40 it is us and the top 6 conferences plus UCONN. Thirty-one looks fine to me.
by rhodywins
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1710
Views: 99178

Re: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades

Pet Peeve--- The kid that has the mike trying to get the crowd into the game. He does a great job but I hate him yelling I need more noise etc. It should be We need or Rhody needs instead of I. Last game he was better at this. Not a big complained because he does do a good job.
by rhodywins
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/27 | Florida Gulf Coast Eagles | 7PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 159
Views: 4116

Re: 12/27 | Florida Gulf Coast Eagles | 7PM (ESPNU)

I have been following Rhody ball for many. many years and I can't remember the last time I have seen a game without a dunk by either team. I was even hoping the FL guy made his and was crushed when we had our miss. Winning so easy had a quite crowd tonite. I'm willing to have that until the students...
by rhodywins
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 10th Annual Prediction Contest!
Replies: 107
Views: 2499

Re: The 10th Annual Prediction Contest is Open!

1. 22-7
2. 14-4
3. 73.78
4.JT 15.6
5. 57o5
by rhodywins
3 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Men's soccer
Replies: 30
Views: 2116

Re: Men's soccer

How many teams make the NCAA tournament? Does Rhody need to win the A 110 to get in?
by rhodywins
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA PF Chris Doherty (Notre Dame verbal)
Replies: 83
Views: 6248

Re: '18 MA PF Chris Doherty

The reason that he is not on the top 450 list is that he is considered a 2019 recruit that is able to grad in 18. Good chance he waits till 19 to improve his chances at top level schools. Hopefully that will be us.
by rhodywins
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody Madness 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3210

Re: Rhody Madness 2017

Went to last years and was totally embarrassed to see what was presented. Food ran out within minutes. Lawn games and dance games. Players walking around. I hope who ever planned it is no longer involved. Maybe a basketball should be seen at madness.
by rhodywins
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 22338

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

After reading the report I had the opportunity to talk to a few members of the SK police community. When asking about the officer involved, the reaction I had is that he is one that likes to be in the limelight and makes a very high amount of arrests. Has he ever seen a basketball team. They are big...
by rhodywins
5 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: ProJo Does it Again
Replies: 70
Views: 1910

Re: ProJo Does it Again

Looking at the paper Sunday morning I had many of the same feelings that TP has-But 1-the other game did have two RI teams 2 Bill is not only the URI sports reporter. He is also their prime High School person 3, Blame the URI Athletic Dept. some -The PR dept. stinks - I follow some of the minor spor...
by rhodywins
5 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital
Replies: 59
Views: 1425

Re: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital

I still think we should drop down to the NEC level. We would win some games and maybe improve attendance. 5100 is good for what we offer on the field. Bryant had over 1500 more for their first home game. I'm sure we could recruit better at that level than Bryant and winning would make our tail gates...
by rhodywins
5 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Stony Brook Promo
Replies: 17
Views: 813

Re: Stony Brook Promo

Hal
Are you really that bitter. Why put down someone that may come to a game. Not everyone can be a person that has excess money to spend on a team that still must earn the worship you give. I will wait for your comment concerning how people like me don't support the school like you do.
by rhodywins
6 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 1090
Views: 59336

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

His official visit is scheduled for the first week of classes and it is his first official scheduled anywhere. He will not be the only one we are following that will be here that week.
by rhodywins
6 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Hockey enthusiast letter to Projo-Scrap Football at URI
Replies: 123
Views: 7174

Re: Hockey enthusiast letter to Projo-Scrap Football at URI

A great article. Could be carried over to the reason most non scholarship sports fill their roster. The article says why all should be playing sports.
Does anyone know if the athletic dept. gives any support to the hockey team?
by rhodywins
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rams Trip to The Bahamas
Replies: 112
Views: 6395

Re: Rams Trip to The Bahamas

Wonder how the refs were with the other team having 55 foul shots. Our bigs had alot with Preston fouling out in only 14 minutes. Hopefully this was the way game was called and not a preview of the season.
by rhodywins
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhode Island Basketball Tourney
Replies: 75
Views: 3565

Re: Rhode Island Basketball Tourney

TP - If we had 3 other teams that are NCAA caliber teams this would be tremendous. For us we would be talking about making our schedule weaker instead of stronger. We do not need to add a Bryant in basketball as it would hurt our RPI. In Indiana and Ohio playing a four team tourney with the teams me...
by rhodywins
6 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: UCONN FB busted for nepotism-Rhody needs this!!
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: UCONN FB busted for nepotism-Rhody needs this!!

By down a division I mean to a NEC type placement. It would be better than becoming BU, Northeastern or Vermont. Our problem I believe is the recruiting base we have to work from. Go to any RI high school game and you will see very few players that can compete in the CAA. Our facilities are closer t...
by rhodywins
6 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: UCONN FB busted for nepotism-Rhody needs this!!
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: UCONN FB busted for nepotism-Rhody needs this!!

If football bombs again - fire Fleming and son - hire new coach at same pay - MOVE DOWN a division that will allow us to walk out after the game with a smile for a win.
by rhodywins
7 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: 2017 football preview
Replies: 103
Views: 3968

Re: 2017 football preview

R mob- you could do that if we move down a division and maybe even see a winning team. Save us a ton of money for other sports.
by rhodywins
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: DI Men’s Basketball Committee redefines quality win
Replies: 25
Views: 895

Re: DI Men’s Basketball Committee redefines quality win

Will this mean that the power conference teams will be less likely to play rhody. They will have the tough road games already in their schedule from within their conference. Why schedule a tough mid major and give them a better chance of looking good for the committee. I think this may help the powe...
by rhodywins
7 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2969
Views: 195483

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Does anyone know about the shoe contract. Last year HM and KI worked/played at ADIDAS camps. Do we have anyone doing it this year? I would think this helps both the player and the team in recruiting.
by rhodywins
9 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 124
Views: 8451

Re: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)

I believe that many of the fans in the Northeast do not understand how good JUCO basketball is in areas like Texas, Kansas, Cal and Florida.. We look at CCRI and think that is what JUCO ball is . CCRI wouldn't have a player in the last ten years that would start on the Trinity team. The better teams...
by rhodywins
9 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Men's Track wins a-10 title again
Replies: 21
Views: 853

Re: Men's Track wins a-10 title again

I do not wish to fight with the football backers and am not against the sport but do feel we should move down a division and use some of the savings from a lowering of scholarship funds that could be spread to other sports while still enjoying a Saturday fb game. I do remember fb backers that mentio...
by rhodywins
9 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Men's Track wins a-10 title again
Replies: 21
Views: 853

Re: Men's Track wins a-10 title again

Thanks for the info on the plan for a new track. It is interesting seeing a piece in the Sunday Boston Globe about the UMASS women rowing team winning the A10 title. Where is our PR department getting something in the Journal about a Rhody team winning a championship. Maybe Bill Koch will see our co...
by rhodywins
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Track wins a-10 title again
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Men's Track wins a-10 title again

I know this will be moved but I hope some of you that never looks at the other topics will notice how good the men's track team is. Just think if they had a track to practice on.
by rhodywins
9 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Men's Track wins a-10 title again
Replies: 21
Views: 853

Men's Track wins a-10 title again

Despite being a track team without a track to practice on the men's team again won the A10 championships. With fewer scholarships then most teams in the championships Coach Copeland led the team to his 21st A10 title. Also many points were scored by home state athletes. Maybe some of you football ba...
by rhodywins
10 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Villanova Commit)
Replies: 347
Views: 25688

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Some are making it sound like the state of RI has been a bb hotbed. Right now may be the best we have ever been with some top Prep school and college kids looking at a possible pro future. How many native RI'ers have played more than ten NBA games in the last fifty years? I know I may be missing a c...
by rhodywins
10 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Villanova Commit)
Replies: 347
Views: 25688

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

A few of the schools mentioned as recent top recruiting places but not true bb schools may be offering something in the coaches handshake.
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network
Replies: 309
Views: 5914

Re: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network

Now at least all the basketball fans feel like we do after every week in the football season.
Maybe it isn't just the coaches that should be under fire. Mr.Thorr should be watching his back.
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Bryant got a good one
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: Bryant got a good one

Dropping to Bryant's league would save a lot of scholarships for other teams and greatly lower travel expenses with the southern based CAA.
You could still have your Sat. tailgating and root for a competitive (hopefully) Rhody team.
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"
Replies: 70
Views: 2912

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Yes rm05 football has more fans than the minor sports but dropping down a league would still have the Sat. games and we may create more fans by winning some games. The school could save money by decreasing scholarships and get away with a smaller less expensive stadium that maybe would allow for a n...
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"
Replies: 70
Views: 2912

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Adding to RhowdyRam's excellent comments. A comparison of the coaches salary would have the amount for the whole Hockey staff be near equal to what just Fleming gets. This would also be a big savings when you add the rest of the football salary.
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Conference Road Ahead
Replies: 56
Views: 1623

Re: The Conference Road Ahead

Unfortunately the only screens you will see at URI is on a window . It is hard to screen someone when you have four guards spread outside the three point arc and never move more than two feet until 5 seconds at left on the play clock.
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"
Replies: 70
Views: 2912

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Is Thorr only talking and playing politics here. He is the President of the administrators of the football (d2) level Rhody is in. How would it look if we dropped football. When he hopes to move up that administrative postiion will be near the top of his resume. Is this article only thinking of hims...
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Coop.!!
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Coop.!!

How could Bryant with such inferior talent have two players make the team and us only have one.
Time for us to move down to a league we have a chance to compete in.
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Opening the 2016-17 Prediction Contest
Replies: 91
Views: 2834

Re: Opening the 2016-17 Prediction Contest

1- 23-7
2- 14-4
3- 78.23
4. KI- 15.3
5. 5947
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!
Replies: 140
Views: 5899

Re: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!

3. drop down a level, and have no interest and maybe still no success Why would dropping down a level cause lesser interest in the program? We are not in the top level. Notre Dame isn"t coming to Kingston. Really- wouldn't a win over Bryant or Robert Morris be more enjoyable than a loss to Ston...
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!
Replies: 140
Views: 5899

Re: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!

Our biggest problem isn't the stadium. It is our recruiting base. As the State University our base should be RI. Problem is that we have very few players at our high schools that are on the CAA level. Last years RI Gatorade player of the year was a 5'8 QB who was not even recruited by the NEC, Also ...
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016 offseason odds and ends
Replies: 184
Views: 11896

Re: 2016 offseason odds and ends

We want as many NBA scouts as we can get but it does put added pressure on the coach. The game is only played with one ball at a time so egos need to fit in. Over trying to impress can be a problem.
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: 2016 Men's Soccer
Replies: 29
Views: 2450

Re: 2016 Men's Soccer

Put football where it belongs and give the program two more scholarships to put them closer to their opponents and maybe we would see a difference.
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: UNH line up !!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1678

Re: UNH line up !!!

I keep hearing that we are getting close to 5000 attendance for the games. Where do they sit. We had good coverage on the news I watched last night with a good amount of video. It showed the West (RYAN) stands a number of times and they were empty. Could not have been more than 200 showing. Earlier ...
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ty Boswell & Daniel Anthony Added to Staff
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: Ty Boswell & Daniel Anthony Added to Staff

Boswell was not a coach at Expressions this past year.
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Football costs the university about $500,000
Replies: 155
Views: 8941

Re: Rhody Football costs the university about $500,000

The $500,000 figure is a joke. The starting amount should be $2,400,000+ (60 athletes x 40,000- out of state tuition, room and board.) All 60 that stayed for summer school must have lived in the woods and not ate because nothing was added to the cost. The seats could have been filled by paying stude...
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: URI vs. KU line up!!
Replies: 67
Views: 3536

Re: URI vs. KU line up!!

We said we were going to move down. I don't believe we ever really did. As far as it hurting recruiting being hurt.Were we moving down because we were good at the CAA level or because we were not able to compete? FYI- I do hope that at the end of this season I need to eat my words because it was suc...
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: URI vs. KU line up!!
Replies: 67
Views: 3536

Re: URI vs. KU line up!!

Lucky we didn't go down a division to play with Bryant. The Baseball, Soccer, Track etc. teams could have used the scholarships. You could still go and see games bui maybe we could gain an a foot per carry.
Drop it or move down.
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: How many games do you thing the football team will win?
Replies: 21
Views: 1511

Re: How many games do you thing the football team will win?

I am not saying the 500,000 figure is wrong for what it cost the athletic dept. Maybe the school writes off the cost of the scholarship (room, board, fees, tuition, books). I am saying that the scholarship expense must be considered because it could be replaced by a paying student sitting in the cla...
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: How many games do you thing the football team will win?
Replies: 21
Views: 1511

Re: How many games do you thing the football team will win?

I put down 3 wins but would say a 500 record or drop the program. The cost is not worth what we get. The figure that has been used on this site for the cost is no where near what is paid. Sixty athletes at the out of state cost of 40,000+ a year (plus one course and room and board- 2500+this summer)...
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Program Enhancements
Replies: 180
Views: 10335

Re: Program Enhancements

Money talks. Also many benefits may be included. Such as an increase in getting players into camps and all star games. Coaches roles at recruiting camps and AAU tourneys.
Also unis for other sports may have some effect on the whole ath, budget that may increase bb funds.
by rhodywins
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Schedule Discussion
Replies: 671
Views: 39569

Re: 2016-17 Schedule Discussion

Does Rhody- Neutral Court- Final Four have anything in common for next year?
by rhodywins
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NCAA or NIT 2016 Possibilities and 2016-2017 Expectations
Replies: 245
Views: 7932

Re: NCAA or NIT 2016 Possibilities and 2016-2017 Expectation

At the start of the season the NIT was something none of us wanted to hear. It is a different story now for two big reasons. Experience- with three freshman and two Soph. playing big minutes. it would make a difference next year. Even one of the lower tournaments may be considered . Recruiting- To b...

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