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by RIFan
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)
Replies: 170
Views: 10716

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

This is the type of player that makes a statement on the recruiting trail. Tate was a great get, and now I want to win a recruiting battle with some of the big boys.
by RIFan
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 25902

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

I think Hass may be worthy of the URI Athletic HOF.
by RIFan
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: 18 MD G Matt Balanc
Replies: 38
Views: 2883

Re: 18 MD G Matt Balanc

wgracie99 wrote:Is it me or does he look like Tyson Wheeler facially?


I saw it too near the beginning of the video.
by RIFan
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI #42 in ESPN BPI
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: URI #42 in ESPN BPI

I took this as their starting point or initial condition for next season...every team has to have a starting value that will then evolve as data is added. Though I don't know what they used to arrive at these numbers. You know what they say...there are lies, damned lies and statistics.
by RIFan
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Most hated?
Replies: 26
Views: 1225

Re: Most hated?

I hate Stanford
by RIFan
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 25902

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

The designation of Mid-Major would be more accurate and meaningful if they (not this site) actually didn't lump pretty much every conference/team that is not BCS or New BE in it. To me, if they insist on this terminology, the non BCS/New BE conferences and teams that are in the Top 10-12 conferences...
by RIFan
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 116
Views: 6223

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

Fair enough. I really hope your take is the right one. I don't want to be right on this.
by RIFan
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 116
Views: 6223

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

It's circumstantial evidence...red shirted, and the player who wasn't red shirted,didn't play practically at all and when he did, he didn't impress. And every report has stated he's a rebounder and defender...which is what they stated they needed in a front court recruit this year...which leads us t...
by RIFan
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 116
Views: 6223

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

Pretty surprised we couldn't sign a real stud and shocked we appear to have not been active on Poyser Time will tell re Preston What stud? That's the question TP...why were we left searching for transfers and Juco's when we only had two scholarships to fill? Besides Russell who else were we on sinc...
by RIFan
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 116
Views: 6223

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

We only had 2 openings to fill this year, so you would think that they could have really focused and committed to recruiting 2 high level 3+ star guys...like Russell. Next year they are really going to have to spread themselves out with so many to fill. Are you telling me they didn't have a player o...
by RIFan
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 116
Views: 6223

Re: SF Ryan Preston

I understand that there are different levels of Juco and the stats can be misleading, but I doubt even the best juco league's talent compares with a top 10 D1 conference. I also am assuming his averages of 8.5 and 6.4 in Juco will not translate to the same or better in the A10. I hope he turns out ...
by RIFan
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 116
Views: 6223

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

Great, after all this, the best we could do is a 2 year guy who needs development! We need people, especially if they are only here for 2 years who can make an impact right away! Why he was the best they could do is the BIG question (pun intended). That is what concerns me... I'll take all those peo...
by RIFan
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 116
Views: 6223

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

They have known for 2 years that their starting front court was graduating this season, and early on in practice they knew what they had in last years big men recruits...and then we had the type of season Hurley had been promising for 4 years...and the best they could do was a guy who would be a goo...
by RIFan
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 116
Views: 6223

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

Wow, after reading all the posts talking themselves into liking this signing, I'm excited now! When was the last time you saw so few posts about a signing? I guess I'm not the only one underwelemed.
by RIFan
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 116
Views: 6223

Re: SF Ryan Preston

I understand that there are different levels of Juco and the stats can be misleading, but I doubt even the best juco league's talent compares with a top 10 D1 conference. I also am assuming his averages of 8.5 and 6.4 in Juco will not translate to the same or better in the A10. I hope he turns out t...
by RIFan
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 116
Views: 6223

Re: SF Ryan Preston

Really, the staff just wanted a big who can defend and rebound? They didn't want a guy who can score too? When I see things like that I just think they are lowering expectations because they aren't getting the job done and they have resigned themselves to the fact that is the best they can hope for ...
by RIFan
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 116
Views: 6223

Re: SF Ryan Preston

Seems like I'm in the minority of at least the people who have weighed in and I don't want to be a downer...but, yawn. I suppose this is about as good as you can expect this late in the game, but how did we get to this point with all the positive press and momentum we had? I hope that our returning ...
by RIFan
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2743
Views: 166582

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

This is puzzling, we had momentum with winning the A10, making it to the second round of the NCAA and our coach being all over the place with interviews after the tourney, as well as his name being mentioned for one of the more prestigious jobs available, and as RF1 mentioned, a European trip this s...
by RIFan
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Villanova Commit)
Replies: 328
Views: 20242

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

You forgot the 2,300 acre Alton Jones Campus.
by RIFan
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 Grad Transfer F Khris Lane (VCU)
Replies: 150
Views: 6353

Re: '17 Grad Transfer F Khris Lane

These recruiting "try outs" are really an inexact science...didn't Al have Vin Baker in for one of those and decide not to offer him?
by RIFan
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 40
Views: 2430

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

How the NCAA abuses statistics to stack the deck against small schools.

http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sp ... _like.html
by RIFan
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Dayton)
Replies: 153
Views: 10901

Re: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Offer)

I wonder if its not so much that he's "better", maybe its a different skill set that he brings to the table? If they are projecting that he's better at this point, they may have missed big on last years big men recruits.
by RIFan
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)
Replies: 368
Views: 27730

Re: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)

I saw the last 3-5min and he was playing...not surprised by the 1-9 from three he took 3-4 of them from way out near the end and none were close.
by RIFan
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 Grad Transfer F Khris Lane (VCU)
Replies: 150
Views: 6353

Re: '17 Grad Transfer F Khris Lane

Not sure Easter weekend is the best for a visit.
by RIFan
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2743
Views: 166582

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

It must be the new practice facility...
by RIFan
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '14 Grad Transfer PF - Kerem Kanter (Xavier)
Replies: 40
Views: 1671

Re: '17 Grad Transfer PF - Kerem Kanter

He looks good in the clip, but a 1 year grad transfer would leave 5 ships to fill next year. That's a large percentage of the roster to turnover in one year...if you are not KY and that's your model. Wouldn't that make 6 ships to fill next year? Currently, we have the following scholarship guys who...
by RIFan
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '14 Grad Transfer PF - Kerem Kanter (Xavier)
Replies: 40
Views: 1671

Re: '17 Grad Transfer PF - Kerem Kanter

He looks good in the clip, but a 1 year grad transfer would leave 5 ships to fill next year. That's a large percentage of the roster to turnover in one year...if you are not KY and that's your model.
by RIFan
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 5549

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Duquesne actually left the A10, I believe in the early 90's for 1-2 seasons and then we let them back in! I thought that was a bad move then and nothing has changed.
by RIFan
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1542
Views: 44047

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Not sure how you can say they are shooting for top level coaches right now if you are including Cooley and not Dan, Dan has won as many NCAA games as Cooley and has a better winning percentage in the tourney :D
by RIFan
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Villanova Commit)
Replies: 328
Views: 20242

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

It seems like our recruiting of the NE Prep ranks died down once Luke left. Maybe we didn't stop, but most of our recent recruits have not come from any NE prep schools or any NE schools period. I think Berry is the last one, and he wasn't directly from the prep ranks. I think that last true one was...
by RIFan
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1542
Views: 44047

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

It seems like the search firm also provides cover for G'Town, if a candidate turns them down they won't lose face. "The University never offered the job to Coach X" I guess that is close to bullet #2.
by RIFan
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thorr on extending Hurley's contract in next week
Replies: 85
Views: 4350

Re: Thorr on extending Hurley's contract in next week

Did you know that Bob McKillop only makes about $400k? They made 6 NCAA Tourney trips between 2005-2015...He has been at Davidson for 28 seasons...he found his happy place. There are a few (no pun intended) examples of successful coaches staying for less than market in a spot they like. Cooley may b...
by RIFan
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thorr on extending Hurley's contract in next week
Replies: 85
Views: 4350

Re: Thorr on extending Hurley's contract in next week

All we can hope for is he is more similar to his dad, and Mark Few, who looks like he makes about $1.3m and has not been poached in 17+ extremely successful seasons.
by RIFan
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1542
Views: 44047

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

URI2006_Andy wrote:
theblueram wrote:How does Wichita State do it? I mean their enrollment is about the same, their in state tuition is about half what URI is and their endowment is about double. Can't complain if your not willing to give.


Koch brothers are big donors


Thanks, I couldn't understand it either...
by RIFan
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1542
Views: 44047

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Has keeping a coach always been THIS dangerous?? We lose we want him gone, we win and he (possibly) wants to be gone, maybe that's why Baron stuck around for so long. Dan don't forget about this... Yes, this has been the story since I started following the program in the late 80's...Success come wi...
by RIFan
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1542
Views: 44047

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Should have scrolled...not scanned!
by RIFan
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1542
Views: 44047

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I assume TBR means pony up. Wichita State pays their coach $3.3m! I know that is extreme but it looks like the going rate is $2m+ now for the top coaches. I believe the $1m we are paying Hurley still puts him in roughly the top 75 highest paid coaches. In fact according to this $1m would have put yo...
by RIFan
5 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2743
Views: 166582

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

How about this guy: Noah Dickerson requests release, wants to transfer

http://www.espn.com/recruiting/basketba ... on-huskies
by RIFan
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI vs Oregon Replay
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Re: URI vs Oregon Replay

Me too....have watched the Creighton one, but can't watch that one just yet.
by RIFan
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 455
Views: 8833

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

A couple Oregon players also appeared to be taunting the URI fans right after the game...bunch of punks.
by RIFan
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thoughts from Sacramento
Replies: 15
Views: 860

Re: Thoughts from Sacramento

I may be biased, but from the games I attended the Rhody fans were by far the best (really not even close). Always engaged and on their feet encouraging the team on. One of the first things I did when I got home last night was to watch the Creighton game, and you could see the players engaging with ...
by RIFan
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NCAA Tournament Impact on Rhody Men's Basketball Program
Replies: 85
Views: 3597

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

Name recognition would be nice. On my flight back from the tourney I was talking with what little voice I had left to the young lady seated next to me, and I told her that I was at the Tourney. She says "Oh, I went to Creighton, they were in the NCAA tournament, but they lost to Providence.&quo...
by RIFan
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 169
Views: 5191

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

Rhode Warriors and their Rhode Block defense.
by RIFan
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI fans at Creighton game
Replies: 35
Views: 1563

Re: URI fans at Creighton game

He's taking a picture with Frogy
by RIFan
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI fans at Creighton game
Replies: 35
Views: 1563

Re: URI fans at Creighton game

Lamar is here
by RIFan
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI fans at Creighton game
Replies: 35
Views: 1563

Re: URI fans at Creighton game

We are in section 121 accross from the Oregon team baseline
by RIFan
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI fans at Creighton game
Replies: 35
Views: 1563

Re: URI fans at Creighton game

I'm here with a friend, we are heading to the pregame event this morning.
by RIFan
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI fans at Creighton game
Replies: 35
Views: 1563

Re: URI fans at Creighton game

I couldn't say, can't hurt to try either/both.

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