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by RF1
10 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #30: Davidson Saturday March 4, 6:00PM SENIOR NIGHT ASN
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Game #30: Davidson Saturday March 4, 6:00PM SENIOR NIGHT ASN

Neil will have to post his annual tribute for this one.
by RF1
10 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 212
Views: 4557

Re: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary

Nice turn out Rhody Nation !! The VCU game likely would have been a sellout had it not come after a dreadful home loss to Fordham. Attendance is reflective of the performance of the team. This squad and staff have played to a level this season that gets an average of just over 5k. If higher attenda...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 212
Views: 4557

Re: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary

RHODE ISLAND HOME ATTENDANCE 2016-17 YTD OPPONENT | ATTENDANCE | TO DATE | AVERAGE Dartmouth | 6,052 | 6,052 | 6,052 Marist | 4,021 | 10,073 | 5,037 Brown | 5,630 | 15,703 | 5,234 Belmont | 4,626 | 20,329 | 5,082 Old Dominion | 4,250 | 24,579 | 4,916 Holy Cross | 3,537 | 28,116 | 4,686 William &...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #28: VCU Saturday Feb 25 2:00PM Ryan Center ESPN2
Replies: 279
Views: 4624

Re: Game #28: VCU Saturday Feb 25 2:00PM Ryan Center ESPN2

It was finally very satisfying leaving the Ryan Center with a victory in a big game.

Nice of the players to acknowledge the student fans at game end by going over to the north end baseline.
by RF1
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 637
Views: 16457

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

Rhode_Island_Red wrote:If that hideous, disgusting institution that shall not be named makes the NCAA -- AGAIN -- and we don't -- AGAIN -- it's going to be a long, cold, dark summer.

Do not put your winter clothes away.
by RF1
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #28: VCU Saturday Feb 25 2:00PM Ryan Center ESPN2
Replies: 279
Views: 4624

Re: Game #28: VCU Saturday Feb 25 2:00PM Ryan Center ESPN2

I will be there on Saturday expecting the worst. I am not jumping back on the bandwagon. The last two games, while on the road, were against mediocre teams with pressure snd expectations low after the NCAA tourney chances gone defeat at home to Fordham. The VCU game will be against a good team in fr...
by RF1
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 637
Views: 16457

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

Dan may yet be able to take credit for helping a RI team make the dance. Unfortunately that team will likely not be URI.
by RF1
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 884

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

If he can get a better job elsewhere, good luck to him. After this season in Kingston, I no longer feel highly confident that he is the person to get us to the NCAA level.
by RF1
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS LASALLE
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS LASALLE

they were favored in the first game vs lasalle as well. it did not go to form.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NIT Ticket Poll
Replies: 35
Views: 762

Re: NIT Ticket Poll

URI will probably be the only A-10 rep in the NIT. The next best league team (SBU) is projected to finish the season with an RPI of 95 which is typically not good enough for an NIT bid. Unless someone unexpected wins the tournament in Pittsburgh, the A-10 will have it lowest number (2 - VCU and Dayt...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN
Replies: 195
Views: 2894

Re: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN

It's probably tougher to play in front of this toxic fanbase right now than it is to go on the road. It's one thing to get heckled on the road, it's quite another to hear it at home. If they had played up to anywhere near expectations, that would not be the case. The players and coaching staff have...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NIT Ticket Poll
Replies: 35
Views: 762

Re: NIT Ticket Poll

Do you think If the Rutgers job came available after this season instead of last year that RU would be interested in DH coming off the way our season unfolded and would DH have interest in leaving for RU ?? I think the shine is off Hurley. Up until last year, his value was all about potential (much...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN
Replies: 195
Views: 2894

Re: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN

URI now has a better road A-10 record than at home. They are 5-2 on the road (Wins-SLU, Duq, Davidson, UMass, GMU / Losses-Dayton, Rich) and only 4-3 at home (Wins-SJU, GW, UMass, SBU / Losses-LaSalle, Dayton, Fordham). Does the pressure of being expected to win at home weigh on the fragile psyche o...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Hockey enthusiast letter to Projo-Scrap Football at URI
Replies: 117
Views: 4483

Re: Hockey enthusiast letter to Projo-Scrap Football at URI

Maybe URI should drop men's hoops and start men's hockey. Might get to the NCAA Tournament sooner that route.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ThE EARLY LINE URI VS GMU
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: ThE EARLY LINE URI VS GMU

The mental state of this Rhody team is so soft and fragile that another performance like LaSalle or Fordham is possible. On the flip side, with all NCAA at large hopes gone, the pressure might be off and they play well.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Are we a good team or just well sold?
Replies: 43
Views: 1025

Re: Are we a good team or just well sold?

There is some good individual talent. That however does not necessarily make a good TEAM. This collection of players along with the coaches are not a good team. Their parts are better than their sum.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NIT Ticket Poll
Replies: 35
Views: 762

NIT Ticket Poll

Will you purchase tickets for an NIT contest if URI gets a home game?
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 212
Views: 4557

Re: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary

An unsurprisingly small number of 3,791 come out to see URI vs Fordham. A weeknight game coming off a heartbreaking loss against a typically cellar dwelling opponent made this expected. The season average drops to 4,904 and will likely end up just over 5k for the regular season. RHODE ISLAND HOME AT...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Pay Attention to the First Chair!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 638

Re: Pay Attention to the First Chair!!!

If one of the assistants is truly a major key to the issues, Thorr should demand he be replaced. If Hurley balks, tell him he can leave without penalty should he so choose. Hurley has had five years to do it his way and it is not working. Time to intervene.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: This mess starts with Dan Hurley
Replies: 29
Views: 1043

Re: This mess starts with Dan Hurley

I unfortunately do not think things will change at URI as long as Dan remains. I also do not see any better job offers coming. Dan has not succeeded at this level to the degree (ncaa) a higher profile school would have interest. We are stuck with him. Best case scenario is senior steps down at St An...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: This mess starts with Dan Hurley
Replies: 29
Views: 1043

Re: This mess starts with Dan Hurley

A coach now has to be a part time sports psychologist for his players. Unfortunately, Dan is not suited for that role. Hurley needs a sports psychologist even more than his team.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: This mess starts with Dan Hurley
Replies: 29
Views: 1043

This mess starts with Dan Hurley

I have come to the conclusion that this URI team has a very fragile psyche and is mentally soft. It is the reason for home stinkers like LaSalle and Fordham after the Dayton losses and is also directly tied to the losses to the likes of Dayton, Providence, and Valpo this season and other good teams ...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 637
Views: 16457

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

I second that. Kill this silly thread.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 1106
Views: 20261

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

Jim Baron is suddenly looking a whole lot better.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #25: Fordham Wednesday Feb 15, 7:00PM Ryan Center
Replies: 280
Views: 4061

Re: Game #25: Fordham Wednesday Feb 15, 7:00PM Ryan Center

RIFan wrote:we lose and our bubble has officially burst



This team's bubble burst long ago. They are complete frauds. From the coach on down to all the players. They do not deserve our support.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Major Disconnects
Replies: 33
Views: 889

Re: Major Disconnects

The RPI has been getting less weight each year. At the same time, membership is the power conferences appear to have been getting more preferential treatment. Just look at the numbers for the A-10 - number of bids going down and seeds getting much worse.
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Do You Think URI Is one of 68 NCAA Teams on March 12?
Replies: 70
Views: 1071

Re: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?

NO. URI does not belong in the NCAA Tournament given its record.
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: What do these schools have in common?
Replies: 30
Views: 671

Re: What do these schools have in common?

section(105) wrote:......party like its 1999.....


The URI Men's Basketball Theme Song

by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 637
Views: 16457

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

We should not accept an NIT bid. This season is NCAA or bust. Accepting it, is accepting and rewarding failure. There is no way URI will turn down an NIT bid. Furthermore, even though it would have little appeal to me, a bid should be accepted as URI will meet the qualifications for that level. It ...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 1106
Views: 20261

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

This isn't all Dan's fault...but the buck does stop with him. When EC had his three FT's and missed the first 2, all I could think of was Tyson vs Stanford in the Elite 8 game...EC hit the 3rd, but same outcome. It's been going on forever... I take exception with your comparison as I think it unfai...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 212
Views: 4557

Re: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary

A very good crowd of 7,394 came out for Dayton on a cold Friday night despite poor road conditions and hard to find parking to see Rhody once again choke away a big game. Given another unfortunate but predictable ending, I predict that the attendance for the UD game will be the high point for the se...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 637
Views: 16457

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

Bracketology – 2017 NIT Tournament Predictions
http://www.dratings.com/predictor/bracketology/
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center
Replies: 506
Views: 7511

Re: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center

This season is a failure. That we have lost so many games to teams that we are clearly better than is just not good enough. I don't blame Hurley for tonight, but overall this is on him. Hurley supporters can say what you want but the bottom line is this guy is not taking us to the NCAA tournament. ...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center
Replies: 506
Views: 7511

Re: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center

There are THREE GIVENS IN LIFE - Death, taxes, and Rhody choking in a big game. URI has got the art of collapsing in big games down to a science. I don't think there is another sports team out there that you can count on to choke away a game. They have done it so often it is no longer a surprise but...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center
Replies: 506
Views: 7511

Re: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center

reef wrote:Is DH friends with Bill Belichick ??

If so have BB come in and give the team a pep talk then I would feel confident



Hurley is a Bengals fan. I doubt he has any connection to BB.
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #14 - Games of Interest
Replies: 115
Views: 2225

Re: Week #14 - Games of Interest

I posted this last night, too, but for some reason only the link is showing up. Wanted to make sure nobody missed it, because oh boy is it hilarious. http://deadspin.com/slu-basketball-team-abandoned-as-bus-driver-goes-rogue-1792159272 There is certainly a lot of wackiness that happens in and aroun...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 212
Views: 4557

Re: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary

I don't think it really fair to compare today to 30+ years ago when it comes to attendance. Back then there were not the variety of entertainment options. There were no exclusive sports networks such as ESPN. Only a limited number of games were televised then. It is a completely different landscape ...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #14 - Games of Interest
Replies: 115
Views: 2225

Re: Week #14 - Games of Interest

The A-10 and its refs have predetermined that VCU will be the 2016-2017 Atlantic-10 Regular season winner and #1 seed for its tournament. If there is any doubt which would impair this result in a game involving VCU, league refs will assert themselves via their officiating and ensure victory for the ...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 212
Views: 4557

Re: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary

We can start eliminating people from the high side of this contest. Easy math to see what max attainable average can be if we amazingly sold out all remaining games. 5506 is the maximum season average achievable if we assume 7657 is the max sell-out number for final 4 games. Amazingly disappointing...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 23: @ UMASS Tuesday Feb 7, 7:00PM CBSSN
Replies: 232
Views: 3733

Re: Game 23: @ UMASS Tuesday Feb 7, 7:00PM CBSSN

bigappleram wrote:

Huge game Friday, can we get a sellout? Besides PC what is the last true sellout in the RC....Pittsburgh?



URI has sold out several opponents other than PC, some (such as UMass and Dayton) multiple times. The last sellout was in 2015-16 and was PC. The season before that had Nebraska.
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 2556

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

Another view of the SBU regulation ending.

by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 2556

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

Here it is:

by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 212
Views: 4557

Re: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary

BleedBlue87 continues to have inside track to win this, but spooky dog and BFC have a outside shot. Attendance at Fordham game will be the swing factor. Given that two of the remaining four games are on weekends featuring prime time opponents (UD and VCU) and are part of two mini plans, I would thi...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 23: @ UMASS Tuesday Feb 7, 7:00PM CBSSN
Replies: 232
Views: 3733

Re: Game 23: @ UMASS Tuesday Feb 7, 7:00PM CBSSN

No letdown. Keep the momentum train going. Got to beat UMass.
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 22: @ Davidson Friday Feb 3, 7:00pm ESPN2
Replies: 352
Views: 4362

Re: Game 22: @ Davidson Friday Feb 3, 7:00pm ESPN2

That was a nice change of pace from what we have grown accustomed to. Down by the biggest margin of the game at 51-42 with 11:13 left. Clamped down on D and finished the Wildcats off with a 28-8 run on the road. Would have been even more if this team could shoot free throws. EC and Kuran were a comb...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 212
Views: 4557

Re: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary

A crowd of 5,190 show up for a snowy weeknight game versus GW. The season average is now at 4,789 as it continues to rise now that A-10 Conference play is here. RHODE ISLAND HOME ATTENDANCE 2016-17 YTD OPPONENT | ATTENDANCE | TO DATE | AVERAGE Dartmouth | 6,052 | 6,052 | 6,052 Marist | 4,021 | 10,07...
by RF1
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 20: St Bonaventure, Saturday Jan 28, 2:00pm NBCSN
Replies: 120
Views: 2293

Re: Game 20: St Bonaventure, Saturday Jan 28, 2:00pm NBCSN

Decent effort today especially on the defensive end. Made their free throws and showed some poise at the end when it got close. Only complaints were the careless turnovers and instances where Rhody got a rebound only to have the ball taken right out their hands (or in one instance a stupid pass righ...
by RF1
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 212
Views: 4557

Re: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary

Biggest crowd of the season on hand versus St. Bonaventure. A Saturday afternoon conference game with students back that was also part of the mini plan packages all were contributing factors. RHODE ISLAND HOME ATTENDANCE 2016-17 YTD OPPONENT | ATTENDANCE | TO DATE | AVERAGE Dartmouth | 6,052 | 6,052...
by RF1
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 20: St Bonaventure, Saturday Jan 28, 2:00pm NBCSN
Replies: 120
Views: 2293

Re: Game 20: St Bonaventure, Saturday Jan 28, 2:00pm NBCSN

St Bonaventure has gone to two NCAA Tournaments since URI last danced in 1999. It is just not fair that Rhody has to compete against schools such as SBU that have all the advantages over URI. SBU has a beautiful state of the art arena SBU lavishly spends on athletics and succeeds in nearly all its s...

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