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by bigappleram
1 hour ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (Offer)
Replies: 49
Views: 2636

Re: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (Offer)

From what I know our efforts are focused on landing this kid.
by bigappleram
1 hour ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 147
Views: 3309

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

Buy games don't go away just because you get better. Buy games are a big part of running most FCS programs, and will continue. IF we get good the only thing that would change is that occasionally we may be able to get paid a large amount of money to beat some below average BCS team. A la JMU beating...
by bigappleram
5 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 9302

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I can't see the BE allowing one of their insititutions to poach from one of their own.
by bigappleram
19 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 9302

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Dont be naive. National championship pedigree, recruiting hotbed, he could take Cox with him and crush the DMV recruiting scene...big east, big city, 3.5 million dollars, yada yada yada. The only reason not to take it is the ghost of JT Sr.
by bigappleram
19 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 9302

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Jeff Goodman on ESPN right now talking about the Gtown job just rattled off Tommy Amaker, Mike Brey (Dematha guy) and then went on to say that the perfect candidate was Ed Cooley. No mention of Dan.
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 9302

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

That is a job to be concerned about for Rhody fans.
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 70
Views: 2571

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Not sure where to place this but Ryan Fazekas just announced he was leaving PC. Friar fans feel ok about it because they believe its just a matter of time before EC announces he will do his post grad year on beautiful Smith Street.
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 70
Views: 2571

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Agree on Fatts, people need to temper expectations. He is small, he is a freshman, and we are stacked in the back court. 10-15 minutes a game by the time we get to conference play may be realistic. In terms of Dowtin not sure the stats comparison is the best way to measure his effectiveness. He has ...
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 147
Views: 3309

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

As far as commitment goes, tomorrow night could go a long way. Everyone should show up at the Ryan Center for the trophy and the team. Hass and KI deserve one last Ryan Center ovation, and the team deserves to see what can happen to our fanbase when runs like this happen. This ^^ It's a huge opport...
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Celebrate the Team Thursday 5pm at Ryan Center (Note Updated Time)
Replies: 60
Views: 1239

Celebrate the Team Thursday 5pm at Ryan Center (Note Updated Time)

According to Go Rhody there will be an event this Thursday at 5pm to celebrate the team and the A10 title. This is a great opportunity for Rhody Nation to show up for Dan and this team and give them one last ovation. Let's get a great crowd to the Ryan. http://gorhody.com/sports/m-baskbl/2016-17/rel...
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 443
Views: 6474

Re: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19

eli#10 wrote:Just saw a replay of the EC charge call. Not only did Brooks lean into him he took quite a flop. He is 6'7" and weighs 225 and acted like he was hit by Refrigerator Perry.

Also, I think I had a beer or two or three with BAR.........


Mine were O'Doul's
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thoughts from Sacramento
Replies: 15
Views: 747

Re: Thoughts from Sacramento

Frog > Duck
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 147
Views: 3309

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

Why? Up until about 10 years ago VCU had zero basketball reputation....first guy that comes to mind is Eric Maynor. They are nouveau riche, and almost all of what you see today is as a result of that 1 magical season and an institutional commitment to double down on the success.
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 70
Views: 2571

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

I've heard Tertsea is already ready to play D at this level, it's his offense that will be a project. I am sure we will try to find a Juco or Grad 4/5 that can come in and contribute right away. The exposure we just got makes us a compelling destination.
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 147
Views: 3309

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

To Bone's point, I think only Dayton and VCU in our league. And that is what we aspire to, so that is what our goals should be.
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Media coverage 2017
Replies: 48
Views: 1662

Re: Media coverage 2017

3 page thread on PC's board about EC Matthews going to PC for a grad year, after Dan leaves of course. You can't make this shit up.
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 443
Views: 6474

Re: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19

You realize there is 1 of you on every message board. You are not unique, you are spectacularly common in the worst way possible.
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: For what it's worth ...
Replies: 23
Views: 633

Re: For what it's worth ...

Nothing to do with flop or moving in late, look where EC made contact with him. Over his shoulder and right side of his chest. To be a charge you have to square theguy up meaning EC contact with him is the middle of his chest. That did not happen. Clear block or at worse no call.
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 9302

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Listen to Ace. Btw I love that you are back amongst us!
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Media coverage 2017
Replies: 48
Views: 1662

Re: Media coverage 2017

Can I like that 100 times. In Hurley we trust.
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: For what it's worth ...
Replies: 23
Views: 633

Re: For what it's worth ...

And I believe Ennis is a Jersey kid. Odd
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: For what it's worth ...
Replies: 23
Views: 633

Re: For what it's worth ...

Also that tech was for taunting Dan. Really odd can't recall an opposing team ever taunting a coach. First Ennis did it and got warned and then Brooks did. Wonder if there is any history there. Classless punks and their fans were Lame Ducks. Rhody nation was easily the loudest fan base even tho we w...
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: For what it's worth ...
Replies: 23
Views: 633

Re: For what it's worth ...

Yes next to him and in front of Jim Harrick, but showed him back at team hotel postgame. Needless to say when Dan came back he was spent and pissed! He knew we gave it all we had but also that we got shafted on that call.
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: For what it's worth ...
Replies: 23
Views: 633

Re: For what it's worth ...

So did Bob Hurley Sr who watched the replay on my phone and concurred. He didn't square EC up, it was a block or a no call
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: From a Friar Fan
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: From a Friar Fan

Classy post
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 443
Views: 6474

Re: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19

how about all those grad transfers exposed to our program on this run and seeing the chance to join this team and go dancing. I am guessing we grab a big that can fill a role.
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 9302

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

There you go Bone! And there are lots of ways to support, both big and small. Every bit counts at URI! Go Rhody.
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hassan Martin - A True Rhody LEGEND
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Hassan Martin - A True Rhody LEGEND

One of the best we have ever had. Anyone on instagram has to read the post he made last night professing his love for URI.
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 9302

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

You know how we get to VCU status, by fans going to games and supporting the program as much as they post BS on this site.
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 55
Views: 3016

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

I have from a very close source to the program that URI is adding two non-conference ROAD games next year. These should be solid RPI wins, as Hurley is counting on these road wins to boost the team's resume come March. Remember this is for next year. URI will be playing at: Chop Liver, 11/31 Little...
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 443
Views: 6474

Re: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19

Hate complaining about the refs also, and not even that mad at the FTA disparity...but the charging call on EC was absolute BS. You have to square up the guy, EC went over his right shoulder and grazed him. It's either a no call or a block and at the 1 minute mark in a game that is a difference maker.
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 443
Views: 6474

Re: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19

ARD has the scout tomorrow.
Told the team today "a win tomorrow will change your life forever." He speaks from experience on that one (Kansas). Go Rhody!
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Media coverage 2017
Replies: 48
Views: 1662

Re: Media coverage 2017

Chris Disano with his usual dose of great insights on yesterday's performance. Key stat on Dowtin from this article, 1 Turnover in the last 124 minutes of game action. That's astounding for any PG, let alone a Freshman. https://www.yurview.com/sports/ncaa-basketball/insider-breakdown-uri-defeats-blu...
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 443
Views: 6474

Re: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19

Don't underestimate the value of a loose team playing with a shit ton of confidence. It carried us in 98 and for the first time all year you can see the swag on each kid's face. They don't want to stop playing and feel they can play with anyone. It also helps when almost every pundit thinks the same...
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NCAA Tournament Impact on Rhody Men's Basketball Program
Replies: 82
Views: 2606

Re: NCAA Tournament Impact on Rhody Men's Basketball Program

Can you add "pissed off most of PCs fanbase" to this list of positives??
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Congrats & good luck!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Congrats & good luck!!!

I sat amongst the VCU fans for 3 days in Pittsburgh - gracious & knowledgeable fans.
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #34: Creighton (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 64) - Fri March 17, 4:30pm ET on TBS
Replies: 428
Views: 8320

Re: Game #34: Creighton (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 64) - Fri March 17, 4:30pm ET on TBS

The URI crowd is larger than in Pittsburgh. Dan seems even a bit surprised with how much support we have out here about as far away from RI as possible. There are a lot of drunk and happy Rhode Islanders walking around NorCal right now. Go Rhody!
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #34: Creighton (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 64) - Fri March 17, 4:30pm ET on TBS
Replies: 428
Views: 8320

Re: Game #34: Creighton (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 64) - Fri March 17, 4:30pm ET on TBS

Unreal game by Dowtin, our season turned around when he was forced into the starting role.
10-10 from the line, 0 turnovers, knows what he wants to do out there never forces action.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NCAA Tournament - General Discussion
Replies: 163
Views: 3361

Re: NCAA Tournament - General Discussion

I don't think the FSU lineup is where CBB is going. The defending national champion Villanova had 4 guards and a power forward (Ochefu) take them to the title. Who is their big Center this year when they are the #1 overall seed? Yes you have Gonzaga and FSU that have big front lines, but that is not...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NCAA Tournament - General Discussion
Replies: 163
Views: 3361

Re: NCAA Tournament - General Discussion

VCU never should have been seeded higher than us.
Not enough skilled offensive players on their team.
And fwiw our win over Cincy and 2 wins over them should easily resulted in us being seeded higher.
They are living off their brand. I never understood why they were so solidly in the dance.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: CBS is showing us some serious love!
Replies: 25
Views: 1026

Re: CBS is showing us some serious love!

I hate being the trendy pick by people who watched 2 maybe 3 games we played all year.
Hopefully our guys aren't reading this crap
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #34: Creighton (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 64) - Fri March 17, 4:30pm ET on TBS
Replies: 428
Views: 8320

Re: Game #34: Creighton (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 64) - Fri March 17, 4:30pm ET on TBS

To me the Patten vs Martin matchup is huge. We can't double down on him too aggressively or dig down from our guards, because they shoot it too well and we will get burned. They also are a good passing team that spaces the floor really well. We will need for Hass to be able to contain Patten mostly ...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 9302

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

If he took that job that is not a good look for the A-10, and it's a big loss for the league he is a great coach. He should get a bigger opp, gets a lot out of a little.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Someone Is a GOD! (A10 Championship Game on YouTube)
Replies: 28
Views: 1003

Re: Someone Is a GOD! (A10 Championship Game on YouTube)

While those last few VCU minutes were stressful, in the greater context of things the weekend really was the least stress free run to a tourney bid as a team could have. Everyone has seen the stat that we only trailed for 43 seconds of 120 minutes...but I would guess we were ahead by 2 possessions o...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 9302

Re: Duquesne fires Ferry

They were irrelevant before he got there and they are a shred less irrelevant now. So 6 years and 1 CIT bid and that's outstanding? I disagree. In a conference where 1-2 recruits can catapult you to the top that is hardly outstanding. He brought 3 Big East transfers to the CAA and earned a CIT bid. ...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Who is the most improved player on this team?
Replies: 32
Views: 712

Re: Who is the most improved player on this team?

Dan getting KI to sacrifice himself for the team is one of the bigger stories of the year. And no small feat.
I would have never thought he would be considered one of our more consistent players, but especially in conference games he brought 110% night in and night out.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Turnaround
Replies: 21
Views: 474

Re: The Turnaround

For me I think it's a lot of things that made the big change - The loss to Fordham, obviously Dowtin coming in as a pass-first PG and bringing consistent play Dan embracing more game-to-game adjustments (zone, trapping pressure, Cyril and Hass on court together) But to me the biggest thing is that o...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NIT Ticket Poll
Replies: 41
Views: 975

Re: NIT Ticket Poll

Why isn't there a Dan Hurley 2.0 thread?

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