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by RF1
15 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Not sure where to put this, but the A 10 is really having terrible off season early. https://twitter.com/__MRMIKE__/status/845730027979321346 The situation at Duquesne is going from pretty bad to very bad . They lose three seniors: D Lewis, Blackman, and Abrahamson Three underclassmen are now askin...
by RF1
17 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Take this for whatever you want. Spoke with someone (thats very credible) last night about Hurley. I was told he has had conversations with Georgetown and while he hasn't been offered the position, if he is offered, he's going to accept. Sounded to me as if Hurley may not be their top target. That ...
by RF1
17 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

These A-10 coaching changes are going to hurt the league with regards to team performance in the RPI and postseason bids. It has been getting increasingly difficult to make either the NCAA or even NIT from the league (see below). These changes will not help matters for at large bids. If VCU and Dayt...
by RF1
19 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 61
Views: 3303

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

It appears that the 2017 NIT Season Tipoff may just be four teams and two games from some things I have read. The OP lists that we will have two home games as part of this tourney. This tournament has had a lot of changes in recent years since Rhody last participated. Does anyone know for sure how ...
by RF1
19 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

860_rhody wrote:A10 is getting worse every year. Will we ever be a 4-bid league again?



Not if current trends both inside and outside the league continue.
by RF1
19 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 83
Views: 3188

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

The A-10, in addition to losing many of its coaches, will be without the services of most of its 2017 all conference team members as well. Teams such as the top three regular season teams Dayton, VCU, and Richmond look like they will be hit especially hard by losses. St Bonaventure seems to be the o...
by RF1
23 hours ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: All About the Buckets 2k17 Tournament @ CCRI 03/25/17
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: All About the Buckets 2k17 Tournament @ CCRI 03/25/17

Region’s best to play in all-star games
By Bill Koch Journal Sports Writer

http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ ... ty=ar01605
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 165
Views: 3850

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

Roz wrote:Does anyone have the link to Bill Koch's state of mind URI show



http://foxprovidence.com/2017/03/24/324 ... e-of-mind/
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Rammgr wrote:Hassett was not on the '78 team that lost to URI. He graduated in '76


I stand corrected. I thought he was on the 1978 team. A google search on him indicates he graduated from PC in 1977 and was drafted that same year.
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 165
Views: 3850

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

Don't know if this has been mentioned elsewhere: URI Athletics will soon be receiving a $663,537 one time payment distribution from the NCAA to benefit student-athletes on April 19, 2017. Does anyone know what URI submitted for the planned use of these funds? NCAA Fact Sheet regarding distribution: ...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

ramster wrote:
This surprised me. Felton was fired after 20 games at Georgia in 2009. He has been out of Coaching since then.



Cleveland Sate has gone this route before. They hired Rollie Massimino in 1996 after he had been out of coaching for a couple of years.
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: EC staying...
Replies: 25
Views: 1015

Re: EC staying...

There were threads on other boards (PC, St. Joe's, A-10 cesspool, etc) pushing the story that EC would transfer via the graduate rule. Some had him going back home to play for Michigan State to get to the NCAA in his last year. St Joe's fans seemed to be actually rooting for this to happen with one ...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 61
Views: 3303

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

It appears that the 2017 NIT Season Tipoff may just be four teams and two games from some things I have read. The OP lists that we will have two home games as part of this tourney. This tournament has had a lot of changes in recent years since Rhody last participated. Does anyone know for sure how m...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: Jaren Sina
Replies: 47
Views: 4864

Re: Jaren Sina

by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

What a fiasco at Duquesne! By my count they are now onto option 4 having been turned down by King Rice, Dane Fife and James Whitford. Also losing their top 2 scorers, 1 via transfer the other graduating. It is tough to keep track but you missed John Becker of Vermont as he also took a pass. UVM's B...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

John Rooke is an assclown. "A sports radio station in Atlanta has said..." -- he is a PC homer buffoon. I actually laughed when I read his tweet. Dan may be a candidate, but I will eat my computer if a radio station in Atlanta is going to be the source of anything more than pure speculati...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Things are not getting any better for Duquesne. Another coach removes himself from consideration and one of their two their A-10 all rookie team members is transferring.



by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

John Rooke is not the enemy. Yes, he's PC centric, but he's not anti-URI. Not getting calling him names, like I've seen here. What he tweeted was no different than what Zags tweeted. Oh, and Steve McDonald is a PC grad. Rooke is no friend of URI basketball. Never was, is, or will be. He is usually ...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 165
Views: 3850

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

RhowdyRam02 wrote:You're the one bringing up money. Revenue is only half of the equation. It doesn't matter what the revenue is if the costs are significantly higher.


That probably includes every sport that URI fields most years, including men's basketball from time to time.
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)
Replies: 280
Views: 19416

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

Impressive to be asked to participate in the Jordan Classic Regional game. Most players chosen are going to high profile schools. Only one other player of the 22 man roster is headed to the A-10 (Hasahn French-SLU). Given this region is probably where the great majority of A-10 recruits come from, t...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 61
Views: 3303

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

These are the other tournaments with some of the notable teams: Puerto Rico: South Carolina, Florida St., Iowa St., Illinois St. Charleston: Dayton, Clemson, Temple, Auburn 2K: Providence, Virginia Tech, Washington, St. Louis USVI: Wake Forest, Colorado, Houston HOF (Mohegan): Northwestern, Texas T...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

While the UMass and Duquesne job openings look terrible for the A10 as a whole in the way they have gone so far. As a URI fan I'm loving what a fiasco it is turning into for both schools. Gregg Marshall pulled a similar deal to Pat Kelsey back when he was at Winthrop so if Kelsey keeps winning it w...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 61
Views: 3303

2017-18 Tournaments

Posted this elsewhere in another thread but thought it was appropriate here as well: Phil Knight 80th birthday Nike tournament next year in Portland, Oregon. Teams: Arkansas, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Portla...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

The deadspin story (which I think I posted here, but can't recall) raises the question of whether Kelsey's accepting of the job and subsequent change of heart would trigger the $1M buyout clause that was in the contract. Obviously UNass would not get the whole thing, but I would not be shocked if t...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I think it is delusional for anyone to think that Dan would not interview for the Georgetown job if given the opportunity and not accept the position if it were offered. URI cannot compete with Georgetown on many levels. We however still do not know if Dan is who they want. With their pedigree, they...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 165
Views: 3850

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

Preseason tournaments across the country will take a hit next year, due to the Phil Knight 80th birthday Nike tournament next year in Oregon. That event will include Arkansas, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Port...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 165
Views: 3850

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

We lose $500,000 a year on football, it would not cost more to disband it and it would not mess up Title IX If losing money is the deciding factor, should URI then drop just about EVERY athletics program its sponsors as they all pretty much lose money? One would even think the basketball program is...
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

While I don't generally have a lot of sympathy for UMass and its fans, I feel bad for them in this instance. Having been through this in 1999, I do not wish it on anyone else. It is a roller coaster of emotions from high to low. It is absolutely deflating when it turns like that and is something you...
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Could something have come up in Kelsey's background or was it really just a change of heart.
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I don't think it should shock anyone if Dan is a candidate. But if he's going to be, there will be plenty of time to speculate on the dominos that will fall at URI. My ask is that we let that time come organically and not get ahead of ourselves with speculation. Dan's name and the run he had to the...
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 165
Views: 3850

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

Two games at MSG with a pod of four teams that just went to the NCAA sounds good to me.
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Amaker did have a losing conference record at Michigan and Seton Hall. He was fired from Michigan, and never made the NCAA in six seasons. Amaker's postseason record as Head Coach NCAA 4–5 NIT 10–6 Includes an NCAA Sweet-16 at SHU and two first round wins at Harvard. NIT Championship at Michigan.
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

rodfromcranston wrote:Amaker did have a losing conference record at Michigan
and Seton Hall. He was fired from Michigan, and
never made the NCAA in six seasons.



Amaker's postseason record as Head Coach
NCAA 4–5
NIT 10–6
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

https://twitter.com/GoodmanESPN/status/844970195277901824 I would imagine the question of John Thompson II is very much up in the air. He cannot be happy that his son got forced out. I however have a tough time seeing him not involved with Georgetown hoops since he built the brand. Their new practi...
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

RhowdyRam02 wrote:They seemed to be first reporting Thompson being out




Amaker grew up nearby in Falls Church, VA and attended high school in Fairfax, VA.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Amaker
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017



by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

So, here we go again. Word is, Thompson is gone. Now we start the Hurley to Georgetown thread. Sure, he can take Cox with him as his DC area guy. Not a P5 job, but one with a lot of tradition. Could be a fit. Here's the biggest hook of all: "Georgetown University paid John Thompson III a salar...
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I guess I was not alone in my thinking. Found this post on another forum: Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish, on their CBS college basketball podcast were talking about coaching changes and theories on why Will Wade left a great job at VCU for an average job at LSU in a p5 conference. Parrish put forwa...
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

https://twitter.com/ESPNAndyKatz/status/844911208142581760 The Duquesne job is tough and has been a career killer. Just about everyone that coached there in the last 30 years was fired. Not one of them ever got a better head coaching job afterward. COACH | TENURE | RECORD | WIN% ===================...
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Celebrate the Team Thursday 5pm at Ryan Center (Note Updated Time)
Replies: 68
Views: 1546

Re: Celebrate the Team Thursday 6pm at Ryan Center

Anyone know if the Ram Zone will be open? Would be a great time to sell some merch! Latest email shows the Ram Zone will be open Per the mass email: Celebrate with the Champs on Thursday night! Rhode Island Basketball invites you to join us TOMORROW at 5:00 PM at The Ryan Center to celebrate the 20...
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '16 NJ PF Kevin Marfo (GW Commit)
Replies: 192
Views: 16316

Re: '16 NJ PF Kevin Marfo (GW Commit)

PC lost out on him to GW. Not sure if they would now have interest as his stock has probably fallen.
by RF1
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Yes to a degree, but former Xavier coaches have all had much greater success than VCU guys. Smart and obviously Wade still have a shot to make their mark at major and traditionally football schools. Xavier Head Coaches Gillen 1985-94 - Providence Prosser 1994-01 - Wake Forest Matta 2001-04 - Ohio S...
by RF1
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 655
Views: 11685

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Feel bad for VCU fans. It is an emotional roller coaster when your coach leaves and you go through the hiring process. making it worse for them is that they have had to go through this four times in the last eleven years. Their program however has done a good job replacing coaches and sustaining suc...

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