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by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 87
Views: 2620

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

PC is good. And deep. And well coached.
SLU is young, lacks depth and Travis Ford is meh
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 87
Views: 2620

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

I'd be shocked if PC doesn't smack SLU tonight
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1935

Re: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM

Even then much harder to rebound out of a zone defense so doubt we would see vs SHU.
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: TV/Internet Streaming
Replies: 23
Views: 1054

Re: TV/Internet Streaming

From what I know Cox and Yurview and trying to find a way to provide local coverage for all the games not on TV.
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 20835

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

Iggy1979 wrote:Players don't usually post during season


Then you must not be talking about our players.
Many of them are active (and have been in the past) on instagram. EC posted today taking shots sitting in a chair with a cast on.
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The EC Wristwatch - Bad Timing
Replies: 114
Views: 3140

Re: The EC Wristwatch - Bad Timing

You can't make this stuff up. We lose a game, lose a good player and look who shows up...classic.
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 20835

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

Not sure if it's related to this incident, the EC injury or just a general sense of purpose but Stan who was a pretty active social media user posted that he is off all social media until April. I likey, let's goooooo Rhody!
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The EC Wristwatch - Bad Timing
Replies: 114
Views: 3140

Re: The EC Wristwatch - Bad Timing

The thing with Stan is that he has never shown the ability to be consistent over a stretch of games. He has had games of brilliance (George Mason and Oregon obvi come to mind) but he also can get taken out of his game through early fouls or bonehead turnovers and virtually disappear. He was a highly...
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The EC Wristwatch - Bad Timing
Replies: 114
Views: 3140

Re: The EC Wristwatch

Have to take a silver lining... Jared is more than ready to be the alpha Our greatest depth is in the back court As others said, Jarvis and Stan have to step up Dowtin and Fatts have to score (and they can) Biggest issue I see- without a low post threat EC created floor spacing bc defenses keyed on ...
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 370
Views: 5312

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

"Another turning point was when JT had a drive pop out and then committed a foul. Great half by JT but if that one had gone in ..." Agree Iggy, it was 80-76 at that point, and that is a shot Jared hits 9 times out of 10. I think Nevada was close to a 40% three point shooting team last year...
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 370
Views: 5312

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

Rod, have to think Dowtin was given those minutes due to their general size in the back court and primarily for defensive purposes, because Jarvis was playing well and Jeff wasn't hitting the side of a barn (he did have team high 6 assists). Like last year I think this team is going to take some tim...
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 370
Views: 5312

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

Preston had modest Juco Stats...realistically, how much are you really expecting him to improve and be a factor at this level? .....enough to make significant impact filling the void left in the front court, not so much from prior stats but a body, physical presence, sticks his nose in their, attit...
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 370
Views: 5312

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

FWIW Preston had 4 rebounds in 6 minutes of action. Berry and Langevine had combined 7 rebounds in 36 minutes of action. Berry cannot rebound outside of his position, i.e. if the ball doesn't fall to where he is he cant go get it. Sticking to my POV on this, Preston's development will make or break ...
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 370
Views: 5312

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

The development of Ryan Preston will determine our ceiling this year. We need a true PF to compete with the higher caliber teams we will face this year. He’s the only one we have. He has the physical tools let’s hope DH and staff can get him to be a 15-20 mpg role guy by time conference play rolls a...
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 36
Views: 1374

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

And on the flip side of Seth Davis you have our own Kevin McNamara who declared that if Rhody was undefeated going into PC game we would get his vote. So all we would have to do is beat 4 NCAA teams out of our first 5 games and we would earn Kevie's vote. That is more extreme than putting us at 17. ...
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 87
Views: 2620

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

Mooney should be on the hot seat. With his tenure and their decent success in his time there they should not be in this position. Seems a transfer, TJ Cline, might have covered up a lot of warts. To me he is very Baron-esque, they have been bad defensively and on the boards for his entire tenure and...
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 1002
Views: 48729

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

What a huge day for our program, one that should reap benefits in the years ahead. Top 25 class, are you kidding me?!?
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1464
Views: 88691

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

IMO there are a list of about 20 other things the program could execute better before the Pub was addressed.
Actually marketing the program beyond online banner ads might be #1. I have 19 more too, I would tell you over a beer at the Pub but I digress....
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #1 - Games of Interest
Replies: 65
Views: 1737

Re: Week #1 - Games of Interest

And now Richmond is getting blasted by Jacksonville State 50-29 at half...this after getting smoked in their opener by Delaware.
Not good.
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 370
Views: 5312

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

going 3-2 in the 5-game group of Nevada, NIT 2 games, PC and Alabama would be a tremendous accomplishment for this team.
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 370
Views: 5312

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

This is certainly a good early season test...while they don't have traditional bigs, they are big in general so it will be good to see how we rebound and hold our own in the paint against them. Key will be how much our perimeter defense can bother them and stifle their offensive flow. Live ball turn...
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)
Replies: 243
Views: 6046

Re: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)

Agree on Terrell, he looked very comfortable out there. Should have a great senior season.
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #1 - Games of Interest
Replies: 65
Views: 1737

Re: Week #1 - Games of Interest

Really hurts with the league shitting the bed. Especially St Joe's and Bonnies, who when healthy will be formidable, but likely won't hit their peak until conference play and provide little lift for us in their OOC performance.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1464
Views: 88691

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

off topic for the current discussion but this fits here: Am I the only one who felt that the athletic department missed a GIANT opportunity, not so much celebrating the banners, but by not doing some type of give away? Asheville is projected to win their conference (yes I realize that's sort of unb...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 370
Views: 5312

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

This is 1 game. The 2nd game of a long season. Not sure it will tell us anything more than any other early season game will. It will be a tough place to get a win after long travel and late start. I’d rather we be playing our best ball in february and march than in early November.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)
Replies: 243
Views: 6046

Re: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)

Ryan Preston is a huge X factor for us this year. And I liked what I saw in his first action. Need him to develop into a 15 minute contributing role player. Only true 4 man we have.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)
Replies: 243
Views: 6046

Re: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)

6,300 attendance. Largest opening night crowd in RC history. Way to show up Rhody nation.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Wed Nov 29 @ Mews Tavern
Replies: 144
Views: 3715

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Tue Nov 7 @ Mews Tavern

Not saying it’s a new wrinkle just that it’s something we were practicing. With EC, Jared and Stan all playing defense I doubt it’s us playing against UNCA set.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Wed Nov 29 @ Mews Tavern
Replies: 144
Views: 3715

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Tue Nov 7 @ Mews Tavern

This is the photo I am referencing for those not on Insta

by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Wed Nov 29 @ Mews Tavern
Replies: 144
Views: 3715

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Tue Nov 7 @ Mews Tavern

The Rhodymbb instagram page posted a photo from practice yesterday - two things stood out, in the photo it looked like our first team was playing a 1-3-1 zone...and it looked like Tertsea was in the middle of it.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)
Replies: 243
Views: 6046

Re: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)

Now I'm hearing, albeit a bit 3rd hand, that Stan may get held out for the first half tomorrow. Who knows
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44255

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

PC vs URI should be above most of these
PC is as good or better than Seton Hall, Alabama, Nevada and it carries with it all the in-state rivalry tension.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)
Replies: 243
Views: 6046

Re: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)

hrstrat57 wrote:Public service announcement

Just walked up at RC got 2 tix s 305 row C

Plenty left come get yours!!!


That's not good.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44255

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Loved this quote from EC

“Instead of having that desire to be just like the big-time schools and the big names, we are that,” Matthews said. “I feel like we’re going to get a team’s best effort every game now. That makes us work even harder.”
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 254
Views: 9628

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

Isn't that what this entire thread has been about?? Yes but it's only ok to speculate that Stan was the victim and the cops are bad guys. I feel like that is the opposite of what is happening. Some posters are saying that Stan punched a cop in the face, which is obviously an irresponsible thing to ...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 254
Views: 9628

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

So on 1 side we have player throws haymaker at cop on the other we have accusations of racial profiling within the SKPD...how very 2017 of us. My guess is truth lies somewhere in the middle, over aggressive cop + emotional young kid who exercised poor judgment.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 20835

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

I'm hearing he's a no-go for Opening night.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 254
Views: 9628

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

A public infraction will result in a public penalty when it comes to a Div 1 scholarship athlete at the state university. It's PR101, no one is arguing the merits of the alleged incident, unfortunately no one knows that unless they were in that bathroom. But he was charged with a crime, and i would ...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 254
Views: 9628

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

A public infraction will result in a public penalty IMO. Something done within the team isn't going to be enough in this situation.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 20835

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

I would highly doubt he walks away without any type of games missed. Even if it's only 1 or 2 games, there is going to be a public facing suspension for a formal public facing arrest made. Even if only for PR purposes.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)
Replies: 243
Views: 6046

Re: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)

It depends who the carrier is, one thing I will say is that you shouldn't expect a great streaming product when it comes to us. We seem to be behind advanced teenagers when it comes to streaming video.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 254
Views: 9628

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

I have to assume this was the bad news Kingston first mentioned.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 254
Views: 9628

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

We clearly need Opening Night to get here fast !!!!
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44255

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Legit concern Roady Jay and I agree. We cannot reach our ceiling without at least a 2nd big contributing meaningful minutes and production - whether it be Preston, Akele, Berry or Layssard. We don't even need points out of that position, defense and rebounding more crucial. I'm hoping after 15-20 ga...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 254
Views: 9628

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

There is bad news coming?
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)
Replies: 243
Views: 6046

Re: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)

We need at least 6k with 1k of them students. Anything less is a disappointing welcome for the A10 champs.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44255

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Cyril didn’t play. Not sure if EC was held out again, my guess is he was.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44255

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Fwiw that’s what i heard too. But we’re talkin bout practice, practice.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 9 Football - James Madison 12pm Sat Nov 4
Replies: 32
Views: 855

Re: Gm 9 James Madison 12pm Sat Nov 4

Our halftime speeches must make Knute Rockne jealous.
Another 2nd half of porous defense, tons of penalties and stagnant offense.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 9 Football - James Madison 12pm Sat Nov 4
Replies: 32
Views: 855

Re: Gm 9 James Madison 12pm Sat Nov 4

Down 7-3 at half. More than holding our own
Defensive line playing great.

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