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by bigappleram
2 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Bill Koch taking Rhody questions tonight....
Replies: 23
Views: 583

Re: Bill Koch taking Rhody questions tonight....

He always seems to be looking to take shots at Rhody fans, whether that's for attendance or not donating enough money, etc, etc. Over the years he's had way more negative comments than positive comments in my opinion. He softened to an extent last year, but I agree with the above comment since BK w...
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 6 @ Maine Sat Oct 14 3:30pm
Replies: 42
Views: 906

Re: Gm 6 @ Maine Sat Oct 14 3:30pm

Ramster spot on...and those first two plays specifically were major turning points where we lost. Why are you rushing hard on the punter after you stopped them, getting ball back and with all the momentum. We should have been going for a strong punt return, not a punt block. We didn't need to do som...
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 124
Views: 7105

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

Rebound, block shots and dunk. That's really all we need out of the 4 position. Our best lineup for BCS teams will be with him out there at the 4 IMO. Berry and Langevine splitting time at the 5. Akele for spot duty at 3/4 but IMO he is going to be too frail to guard high level bigs we will see in O...
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 124
Views: 7105

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

If you recall, in one of Disano's summer articles he had an interview with EC where he said that Ryan was more athletic than Hass.
That is saying something, and yes I'll take that.
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 6 @ Maine Sat Oct 14 3:30pm
Replies: 42
Views: 906

Re: Gm 6 @ Maine Sat Oct 14 3:30pm

We have talent. If i’m Parker i’d go to a D1 school he’s that good. It’s all preparation and adjustments. Getting riddled in 2nd half. Agree coach has to go. Make him a recruiter.
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI G - David Duke (PC)
Replies: 115
Views: 7393

Re: '18 RI G - David Duke (PC Commit)

IMO it’s more Maliek white who got recruited over
He’ll prob be a transfer candidate if he doesn’t have a huge soph year
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody Madness 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 2681

Re: Rhody Madness 2017

Love our coach.

Go Rhody
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI G - David Duke (PC)
Replies: 115
Views: 7393

Re: '18 RI G - David Duke (Offer)

Sounds like a really bright, articulate kid with a good head on his shoulders. Won't like him for the next 4 years but a good get for PC and a solid kid to represent RI basketball.
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 647
Views: 31705

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion

7 against Top 50
17 against Top 100

Like his recruiting class Dan and staff have just created a new benchmark. Flat out this schedule is awesomely put together. 1 cream puff, Brown.
Best schedule since Harrick days and the A10 heyday with multiple national powers.
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 408
Views: 17468

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

I can say from social media Stan isn't acting like someone who may sit out any games.
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI F Jack Quinlevan
Replies: 14
Views: 494

Re: '18 RI F Jack Quinlevan

I'm more intrigued by a closer relationship with St Andrews and Hart. Regardless if it's this kid or another kid down the line, they are the only school in RI worth having a connection with for where our program wants to go.
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI G - David Duke (PC)
Replies: 115
Views: 7393

Re: '18 RI G - David Duke (Offer)

Always assumed he would stay home and pick the Friars.
That name tho
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PG - Amir Harris
Replies: 193
Views: 8076

Re: '18 MD PG - Amir Harris

Winners gonna win. It doesn't matter how the midwest has changed (though i dont know what that even means). Archie is a winner, Indiana is a blue blood, he will win there.
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 732
Views: 35986

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

http://gorhody.com/sports/m-baskbl/2017-18/releases/20171010qe6d7x First time I've seen hard numbers. 2700 season tickets, 1000 miniplans. Have to figure that will get north of 4K by the time Nov 1 gets here. Add 1,000-1,500 students on a good night and walk-ups/individual game tickets and we shoul...
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 732
Views: 35986

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Cartwright is a great distributor, and he torched us last year, but like the author inferred the PG position is down this year in college hoops if he is the 6th best nationally.
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PG - Brendan Adams (URI Commit)
Replies: 434
Views: 21604

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

Duke and Reeves would be a big 1-2 punch for them
That said, i agree with what DH has said in that from 30-150 there is at times razor thin differences in talent and very subjective rankings based on small sample size.
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PG - Brendan Adams (URI Commit)
Replies: 434
Views: 21604

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

They are astronomers up there, they love their stars. Blueram you would fit in :)
(Cue the 500 word dissertation on the probability of 4 stars being more successful than 3 stars from RJ)
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PG - Brendan Adams (URI Commit)
Replies: 434
Views: 21604

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

Our friends up north love the numbahs...our old pal RJ has already done his annual downplay on the quality of our recruiting class.
Similar to last year with him throwing shade on guys like Cyril and Dowtin, and we all know how that turned out. :)
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 732
Views: 35986

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Agreed, everyone bring a friend. Need 6-7K in there opening night.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Something new... love from National recruiting scouts??!! Whoa!
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: Something new... love from National recruiting scouts??!! Whoa!

Whether academia likes it or not nothing drives enrollment, donations and interest like being good at a major sport. Basketball is all we got, so our administration has to continue to re-invest. There should be a major URI hoops branding campaign going on right now, but I digress. Missed opportunity.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: Best Recruiting Class in History ?
Replies: 92
Views: 2750

Re: Best Recruiting Class in History ?

Archie is destined to succeed, just like Dan is. It's part of their DNA and pedigree. That is what made Dan so attractive as a candidate, even with a limited body of work at the college coaching level. Blue Man's post is a good one and completely on point, even more granular, someone like Jermaine H...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PG - Brendan Adams (URI Commit)
Replies: 434
Views: 21604

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

For sure it will be Top 25, just a matter of where.
Koch is saying that VCU's 2015 class was ranked 24th nationally, and that was the highest rated A10 class in modern era.
We will beat that for sure.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PG - Brendan Adams (URI Commit)
Replies: 434
Views: 21604

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

Class rankings will change once more guys commit...so too early to say where we will land. But he could have said "URI locks up highest rated recruiting class ever with Brendan Adams commitment"
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PG - Brendan Adams (URI Commit)
Replies: 434
Views: 21604

Re: '18 MD PG - Brendan Adams (Offer)

Holy shiiit...what a weekend.
Top 20 recruiting class.
They should rename our court after Dan.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: Best Recruiting Class in History ?
Replies: 92
Views: 2750

Re: Best Recruiting Class in History ?

It's our best class, quantity has something to do with it. There were no rankings back in day so apples and oranges.

None of these kids are declare early potential, let's not get ahead of ourselves.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Commit)
Replies: 964
Views: 44534

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

So my question is...when did he make his decision to have enough time to cut that Lamar Odom / URI / highlight reel? That wasn't anything you could throw together in a few hours.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley is a Pretty Decent Basketball Coach
Replies: 51
Views: 1680

Re: Dan Hurley is a Pretty Decent Basketball Coach

Dan has built a program. Not a team, but a program
We have had good teams but never a good program
Enjoy it instead of nitpicking your subjective definition of signature.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley is a Pretty Decent Basketball Coach
Replies: 51
Views: 1680

Re: Dan Hurley is a Pretty Decent Basketball Coach

And if Lamar Odom doesnt hit a 25 foot leaner at the buzzer a team with the #1 recruit in the country, a former McDonald's AA, and 2 very good starters returning would have gone to the NIT as well. Fwiw Cincy was a signature win, beating the perennial league power VCU twice in the last month and bea...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley is a Pretty Decent Basketball Coach
Replies: 51
Views: 1680

Re: DAN HURLEY IS YOUR GOD. VERBALLY FELLATE HIM

Where is GBG? Is he lost in the thread about Xavier Munford's NBA contract? Or maybe he is at a senior center in bumfuck USA looking for a geriatric former coach because Dan needs a father figure on the bench to draw up plays. Bc ya know Dan can't call plays.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Commit)
Replies: 964
Views: 44534

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

Cyril and Jermaine oh my.
If Tertsea at 6'10 could evolve into A10 quality as an upperclassmen we would have a scary front line.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Commit)
Replies: 964
Views: 44534

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

Gio, I was saying that same thing to someone, it's unheard of. A great class, and all signed before the season starts. Now staff can use that and another season of on-court success to be laser focused with our needs from 2019 class. And shoot for the stars, take some risks.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Commit)
Replies: 964
Views: 44534

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

A good point by Blue Man about our batting average when we get an official. Yet another kid who didn't talk about facilities, or conference affiliation, but about the family atmosphere and trust in coaches. A good inflection point in this recruitment was when it became known how involved his parents...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Commit)
Replies: 964
Views: 44534

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

From a small low major school in Staten Island beating Pitt on the road in November to the best recruiting class in URI history...who would have thought one thing could lead to the other. Well....some here did. Go Rhody!
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Commit)
Replies: 964
Views: 44534

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

NRF and DC Rams get my vote for first movers on the "we can get this kid" train. Great scoop. This is the type of kid and class that can, ya know, keep a coach from thinking the grass may be greener. Gonzaga of the East anyone? :) Serious talk, with Adams is there a chance this is a Top 20...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI G - David Duke (PC)
Replies: 115
Views: 7393

Re: '18 RI G - David Duke (Offer)

For sure, and even if you hate them you can recognize the excellent job he has done. You just can't possibly root for them if you are Keaney Blue.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI G - David Duke (PC)
Replies: 115
Views: 7393

Re: '18 RI G - David Duke (Offer)

You cannot be an avid fan of either school, and then say you also are a fan of the other in all the games they dont play. You are trolling give it a rest. You can be a casual hoops fan in RI and say you like both schools, but you cant possibly straddle the fence if you are die-hard about either. Sor...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PG - Brendan Adams (URI Commit)
Replies: 434
Views: 21604

Re: '18 MD PG - Brendan Adams (Offer)

I also remember when guys wondered why we wanted Stan Robinson given how stacked we were at 2 and 3. Without him we lose by 20 to Oregon. Guys who can play will get PT. If he's worried about getting recruited over or having competition for playing time at URI then his only option is to downgrade to ...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Commit)
Replies: 964
Views: 44534

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

Look, even if it's X, we came down to the final 2. If you never go after this level of player, you are admitting you aren't worthy of attracting top talent. Win or lose, I applaud Dan and Cox for the effort here. Agree 100% with this. You miss 100% of the opportunities you don't take. We know landi...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 6 @ Maine Sat Oct 14 3:30pm
Replies: 42
Views: 906

Re: Gm 6 @ Maine Sat Oct 14 3:30pm

He played in 94. Fake news :)
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Commit)
Replies: 964
Views: 44534

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

The only fault in that analogy is in Luke's case he doesn't have to shit on Dan...simply could say "he won't be there by time you graduate." Whether true or not he is likely playing that card, I would.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 5 @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm
Replies: 48
Views: 902

Re: Gm 5 @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm

Atrocious play calling. Deception is not something our coaches prescribe to.
Half dozen dumb mistakes. We have great receivers and don't use them. Run dives up the middle with a 5'7" scat back.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: First Practice - Video of Highlights of Last Season
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: First Practice - Video of Highlights of Last Season

Goose bumps for that run. Still not over that we won't be hearing...."from Staaaaaaten Island NY" anymore
#Hass4Life
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Possible 17-18 Broadcast Partner: Yurview (ugh)
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Possible 17-18 Broadcast Partner: Yurview (ugh)

Why would Cox produce a game to air it on NESN? If Cox produces, they will want to distribute. And so on and so on. Someone has to incur the cost of producing the game, the truck, the broadcasters, the crew, etc. So saying we want our games on NESN+ would require them footing the bill to produce. Or...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 732
Views: 35986

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

A10 Talk earlier in the week also had Dowtin not starting, and had called EC Matthews, AC Matthews. After that they were dead to me.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 408
Views: 17468

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

This is the problem with laying any blame on Ty....

"...but according to the police report..."

That is one side of the story.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Commit)
Replies: 964
Views: 44534

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

Don't u know bad boys move in silence and violence
Take it from your highness
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: No signs this season
Replies: 59
Views: 1899

Re: No signs this season

Heard about this from Jay in Sacto. Some real BS by a hoity toity fair weather fan. Sad the university sided with her over a die hard like Jay who brings energy to the Ryan Center with every game. And his signs are ridiculously funny in the most innocent and family friendly way- adds character to a ...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Commit)
Replies: 964
Views: 44534

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

Based on social media seems like the team went go carting today...not sure if Harris was there.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rothstein's List of 20 Breakout Players in 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Rothstein's List of 20 Breakout Players in 2017-2018 Season

He loves Langevine. Has incorporated him into a few pieces since end of last season. He also seems to hate on PC at times, net net what's not to love about Jon Rothstein.

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