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by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Winning road games is never easy. If you don't think we should lose to either Alabama or Nevada than I guess you are going to pick us going 28-2 or something to that effect. Because on paper, and according to Vegas, those will likely be two of the toughest games we play all season. NIT and PC on nex...
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Alabama has a ton of young talent, and especially a talented back court including the #5 and #32 ranked guards in this class. Our best chance to beat them on their court is early season, you would hope our more physical and experienced guards could wear them out over 40 minutes but they have a ton o...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Fun With Trolls
Replies: 45
Views: 138

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

Let's not even go any further on this topic...we get more coverage nationally, they harp on our program wayyyy more than we do on theirs, their fans post here but ours don't reciprocate on their board. They suffer from delusions of grandeur and are the epitome of a big fish in a small pond mentality...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Fun With Trolls
Replies: 45
Views: 138

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

The UCONN comparisons they make are some of the most laughable opinions in a sea of delusional insights on that board.
With their 1 big NCAA victory in two decades. Yep totally knocking on the door of a 4 time national champion.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Fun With Trolls
Replies: 45
Views: 138

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

He also might want to stay off PC's campus...pretty sure they just made the top of the list of most segregated schools in America. Wrong. Show me this "list". Don't go around making these kind of allegations. EVERY college campus has social/racial injustice. I've seen AT URI too. Black ki...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI G - David Duke (Offer)
Replies: 36
Views: 3919

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

He also might want to stay off PC's campus...pretty sure they just made the top of the list of most segregated schools in America.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2743
Views: 166675

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

what about Joel Ntambwe? Aren't we still a contender for him?
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Season Tickets- Where does everyone sit
Replies: 25
Views: 788

Re: Season Tickets- Where does everyone sit

Fitting to my screen name, I sit in the 2-1-2
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)

Loved the part of the story where he said he was going to help recruiting...and that he wanted to keep building on the success.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Leave it to Bone to infer a Fukushima type meltdown if we don't land a kid
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: 18 MD G Matt Balanc
Replies: 38
Views: 2891

Re: 18 MD G Matt Balanc

Can we please stop pumping up these no name recruits? I'm all for the posts stating who they are, where the play and their interests, etc. But PLEASE stop with the "he's a freak athlete", "Late bloomer", "high upside". NO, STOP! He's a 2 star recruit. He'll be someone ...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2743
Views: 166675

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Awesome tweet. Great time to be a Ram fan. Though some are uneasy we haven't had any verbals yet when have we ever been in the position to be hosting "Visits galore from Top 150 players." We are in new territory as a program. Go Rhody!
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Best part of that photo - Hass with a fixed spot in the RC. He deserves his number in the rafters. No disrespect to Hassan, I'll remember his time here as long as I live, but he's not the best player to wear number 12 for us. Some dude named Cuttino was pretty good. Now if you want to retire it in ...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Best part of that photo - Hass with a fixed spot in the RC. He deserves his number in the rafters.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

He seems more like a small ball 4 to me...he's a thick dude. Rhody's version of Draymond. One can dream. :)
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Wait a second here....are you saying that our friend Bone jumped to a quick and erroneous conclusion? :)
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rams Trip to The Bahamas
Replies: 112
Views: 5257

Re: Rams Trip to The Bahamas

That's Preston taking shots from the foul line. Not Tertsea.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Bone do you really think Dan has less of a thirst to be great and more patience than you do?!? If you know anything about him from media or personal experience you know the answer to that. Trust the process, he isn't complacent.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Remember when u said - Qualify for the dance and I'll change my tune...win a big game and I'll change my tune...win a game in march and I'll change my tune...when I see something out of Langevine I'll change my tune...shall I keep going? U just move the line
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

How far we've come...now we have fans losing their shit bc a 4 star forward being pursued by high majors hasn't verballed yet. Keep moving the goal posts on the staff, it's easy to play that game. Can someone list the 4 star big men that have committed early to URI in the last 30 years? As Aaron Rog...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Adidas Nations Event
Replies: 19
Views: 1622

Re: Adidas Nations Event

JT and EC should both go out with big senior seasons.
I would hope for efficient stat sheet stuffing nights from both of them.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am
Replies: 80
Views: 3411

Re: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am

Akele will be an X factor guy this year. Don't know what to expect from him, but if he can be an 8-10ppg guy with some boards and smart D he can be a difference maker. He's shown ability in spurts. Can the baby giraffe grow into his body?!??
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am
Replies: 80
Views: 3411

Re: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am

Had a minor clean up procedure in off season. ECs a 5th year senior trying to prepare himself for a professional career...no need to push it in meaningless games in August. We talkin bout practice! Plus like others have said, gives Dan an opportunity to let the other 5 guards get some time together,...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am
Replies: 80
Views: 3411

Re: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am

1,000 people for an open practice in august is impressive.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PG - Brendan Adams (Offer)
Replies: 13
Views: 1414

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

Almost every kid, from our current players to potential recruits talks about our program, our culture, I think one even said "how they treat their players." I don't think we ever saw the results of Baron's "it's a process" but we are definitely seeing the results of the culture b...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: EC Story Coming Soon from Chris DiSano
Replies: 15
Views: 839

Re: EC Story Coming Soon from Chris DiSano

Such a likable and humble kid. Why not us?!?
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: EC Story Coming Soon from Chris DiSano
Replies: 15
Views: 839

Re: EC story to come

Excited for his senior year. Should be leading candidate for A10 POY and on Cousy list. Finished strong last year.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI #42 in ESPN BPI
Replies: 15
Views: 820

Re: URI #42 in ESPN BPI

And Jack Gibbs graduated. They are likely middle of the pack A10 at best. Clearly the BPI is not accurate at this point!
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 500
Views: 22999

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

For those of you that have gone to Barclays before, can you recommend any good hotels nearby? Adam not sure of hotels by the arena, but its very convenient to get to Barclays from Manhattan (its adjacent to a massive transit hub so bunch of subways go there) and you will have more choices in manhat...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: changes at QB!
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: changes at QB!

I'll roll the dice on the kid that was offered by Alabama. Sight unseen!
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '19 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Dan has repeatedly talked about his love for stretch 4's...I am sure that is why he welcomed Kuran with open arms despite some baggage. A big guy with ball skills is so valuable in the spread out modern game. Looks like this kid fits that mold.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 500
Views: 22999

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

Regardless where those games are played I see a lot of L's on that schedule based on their returning roster. The roster that's predicted to finish first in A10? By who? The only press mentions of the A10 next year say it's us and then everyone else. I haven't seen anyone predict VCU is the team to ...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 500
Views: 22999

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

Regardless where those games are played I see a lot of L's on that schedule based on their returning roster.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Most hated?
Replies: 26
Views: 1234

Re: Most hated?

I'd rather be hated than ignored. While we may lose the PR share of voice in our own state, nationally we definitely get more pub than PC over the last few years even tho on the court they have performed better. A lot of that has to do with Hurley name being nationally recognized, but it's no doubt ...
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 500
Views: 22999

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

Ugh if that tournament starts on Thanksgiving day...was hoping for Friday and Saturday games.
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Most hated?
Replies: 26
Views: 1234

Re: Most hated?

Almost 4 times more hated than PC....take that! ;)
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Wasn't Hare a Baron recruit? EC isn't here without PM and DH. Together, as a team. As most staffs work. PM fostered the relationship, DH closed it. ECs earliest quotes were how he wanted to be an NBA guard and Dan and Bobby's pedigree at that position played into his decision. Fwiw V'nova has been p...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

I wasn't addressing you, just the overall notion that DH hasn't brought in the same level of talent since PM and Bobby left which was another GBG classic. Regardless of how you classify them, 4-years, JCs, Transfers. Goes without saying in the modern college basketball world programs like ours will ...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Ya don't say? I thought that Iverson and Robinson guy were two pretty good pick ups too. We don't do what we did last year without both of them. I seem to recall a bunch of people wondering why we signed Robinson when we had a lot of guards. Count me in the camp that is dam glad we did. Excited to s...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

So what? I liked Xavier Munford and did challenge GBG on his assertions about X. I make no apologies. I also recall YOU had several exchanges with him at that time. Yes, Preston was important in recruiting EC,Terrell and Jarvis. He was also key in recruiting that big man who many on this board were...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

But c'mon...Danny can't coach offense. He hates big men. He needs a mentor on the bench to teach him the X's and O's. He can't recruit without Preston. He only got the job because of his famous last name. Ahh where is our old expert GBG, oddly he disappeared as soon as we went on a run. What a great...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Cue the "Preseason....preseason....we're talking bout preseason" crowd
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: We're talking about practice...
Replies: 46
Views: 2363

Re: We're talking about practice...

I'm thinking it will vary. I wouldn't be surprised to see two guards, Langevine, Preston/Akelle, and Tertsea at timeswhen circumstances warrant. I can almost guarantee that will never happen, unless we have multiple injuries to the back court. We will have 3 guards on the court at all times, and so...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '19 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Can we accept that no top flight recruit has ever chosen URI because of south county, the beaches, newport, etc. That has zero influence on these kids. (In no particular order) Playing time TV exposure Program / accouturements Coach Chance to Win Girls End of story - nothing else matters. Rhode Isla...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

The other thing about Dowtin is that he was one of our better players off the high ball screen EGram is referencing...he makes great decisions. I too would expect to see a lot of that.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 500
Views: 22999

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

Remember when people questioned DH's ability to schedule and proposed that the solution was to start earlier, and plan more. Like they were sitting on their asses doing nothing. Second year in a row with a very above average OOC schedule.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Not pictured are the loafers with spikes coming out of them that he was rocking
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 500
Views: 22999

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

Dan mentioned a team like Princeton for scheduling...so i agree with Iggy, mid to high tier team from the CAA/Ivy caliber conference is a likely addition.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Daron's prom suit was one for the ages.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 500
Views: 22999

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

I agree for the most part that it is just 1 game, in most seasons. And it's usually not even the most important as it relates to our post season chances. HOWEVER, this season it may be our only Top 50 home game...which makes it very very impt for post season resume. AND, winning hearts and minds of ...

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