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by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NBA Draft....Hassan
Replies: 16
Views: 1007

Re: NBA Draft....Hassan

Did any A10 players get drafted? https://twitter.com/BillKoch25/status/878110005748281344 The A-10, as a league, has had only two players in total selected in the last FIVE NBA drafts (2016 #21 DeAndre' Bembry-St Joe's/2015 #55 Cady LaLanne). Providence College, on its own, for comparison had two p...
by RF1
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14168

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

Some Seton Hall fans (see link to their board below) believe that URI will meet Seton Hall at the Barclays Arena in the NIT Season Tip-Off. Would play either Virginia or Vanderbilt in game two depending on first game outcomes. Pirate fans also think that Seton Hall will host Monmouth as one of the t...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14168

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

Rhody15 wrote:Rothstein usually tweets out H and H series when they happen so I'm going to guess this is just a buy game.



The other possibility is that they are one of the two NIT Tip-Off opponents that URI will host at the Ryan Center (other two games at the Barclays Arena in Brooklyn).
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14168

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

Rothstein says we're hosting Charleston They have a nice new 5k seat $45M arena right in downtown Charleston that opened in 2008. I wonder if it is a home and home series. Many of the CAA teams URI has recently played were. In fact URI gave CAA member George Mason a 2-1 in their favor with them pay...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Coaching staff 17-18
Replies: 72
Views: 2891

Re: Coaching staff 17-18

Iggy1979 wrote:Moore will make $500,000 next season.



How much of that is QU paying?
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Coaching staff 17-18
Replies: 72
Views: 2891

Re: Coaching staff 17-18

The trolls on the A-10 Cesspool Board are not surprisingly criticizing the Moore hire and spewing more venom at Hurley and URI. They are bringing up his connection to UConn recruiting violations that he was cleared of over seven years ago.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Last Six NCAA Tournament Appearances
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Last Six NCAA Tournament Appearances

I was just thinking about Rhode Island's last six NCAA appearances (1988-2017). I hadn't realized just hard it was to oust URI in the first round game. Rhody won its first game in four (1988, 1993, 1998, & 2017) of its last six appearances. The two tourneys (1997 & 1999) where the Rams did n...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1528
Views: 41032

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Interesting last five hires for the Big East, starting in 2014: Wojo (long-time assistant, no hc experience); Leitao (coaching retread); Mullin (legend, no hc experience); Ewing (legend, no hc experience); Jordan (long-time assistant, 1 year hc experience) I'm not discounting Mullin and Ewing's oth...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Coaching staff 17-18
Replies: 72
Views: 2891

Re: Coaching staff 17-18

It does not look like it is Cox per Bill Koch in the Projo (see below). My guess is that it is Carr as that does not seem to have ever been made public. Koch also lists the salary of ARD at URI ($116,698) and indicates that he will minimally get 47K more at Clemson. The new Hurley contract did not i...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Coaching staff 17-18
Replies: 72
Views: 2891

Re: Coaching staff 17-18

The coaching moves are a bit odd, especially coming off our best season since the late 90's. Really strange when you compare the exit of coaches to players leaving. While players transferring out is very common at most schools these days, URI has not had a single players leave in the last two season...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14168

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

The Father / Son basketball camp done this past weekend was superb, if they host it next year, I highly encourage you attend. The entire team was present and it was a lot of fun. Quick takeaways -- the coaching staff said EC has added some muscle to his frame since the season ended; Ryan Preston wa...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1528
Views: 41032

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I have no worries about DH leaving here for Butler One of the reasons that the Butler coach left is they don't pay well. I have seen reports that the Bulldogs coach was being paid a couple of 100k more than Hurley. You don't gamble things for that. Furthermore, at this pint with all the change in t...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14168

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

Koch says URI plays Holy Cross at home https://twitter.com/BillKoch25/status/872804235976617984 I saw that in the paper this morning and assumed it was likely a mistake. I guess not. That would mean URI will play at the DCU Center in a future season. There are five guarantee games on the schedule t...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14168

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

Full A-10 Schedule

Rhode Island

Home – Duquesne, George Mason, Richmond, Saint Joseph's, Davidson, Dayton, La Salle, Massachusetts, St. Bonaventure

Away – Fordham, George Washington, Saint Louis, VCU, Davidson, Dayton, La Salle, Massachusetts, St. Bonaventure
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14168

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

The thread seemed to work well for this coming year, so let's do it again. Unfortunately with most of our series ending, we don't have a whole lot to go on so far, but here's what we do have. Home Providence Saturday 12/2 Iona Thursday 12/21 Florida Gulf Coast Wednesday 12/27 Brown Preseason NIT Pr...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14168

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

Davidson maybe, thinking that they'll take a step back without Gibbs and the travel is better for us going to Olean than Davidson? The bad news is it means it's unlikely we'll be home and home with VCU. The good news is it means it's unlikely we'll be home and home with Fordham. If stuff like that ...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NCAA Coaching Carousel - 2016
Replies: 352
Views: 17446

Pat Clarke

URIGONZO wrote:Has Pat Clarke ended up anywhere? Must be tough without CFL in the Division I ranks anymore....



Nichols (independent high school located in Buffalo, NY) names Clarke as its next boys basketball coach

http://buffalonews.com/2017/06/06/nicho ... all-coach/
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14168

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

The St Bonaventure beat writer is reporting that URI and SBU will be paired by the A-10 for a H&H. The league tries to pair the top teams to help their RPI resume and quest for quality wins. URI had conference H&H's last year with UMass, SJU, LaSalle, Davidson, and Dayton. That means at leas...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1528
Views: 41032

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

reef wrote:Bye bye Thad bye bye



Actually it is GOODBYE COLUMBUS.



(Movie name reference for those that are confused)
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14168

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

He might have liked the bigger stage but the teams he was bringing in to play at the PCC was the way to get the good teams to come play us at home. Harrick thought big right from the start. Most of these teams would not come to play us at Keaney. True. The only way URI got good OOC opponents to pla...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14168

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

It's a nice schedule. Best ever? Probably not. In 1998 we had TCU # 25, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati #17, and Wisconsin all at home in KEANEY. We also played Utah #21 and Cal on the road. TCU and Vanderbilt were played at the Civic Center as part of the CoSida Classic. Cincinnati and Wisconsin were also ...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge
Replies: 18
Views: 967

Re: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge

ramster, that's the way things are going......the A10 this season will be down due to VCU and Dayton having slightly off years. The days of the A10 getting more than 3 bids are likely over. I have the same fears. The MVC used to be a multibid conference but is no longer now and will likely never be...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17495

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

bigappleram wrote:Daron's prom suit was one for the ages.



by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge
Replies: 18
Views: 967

Re: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge

The AAC should get 5-6 NCAA bids on a yearly basis, but teams like Temple, UConn and Memphis have not been carrying their weight. Of the group, Temple has the best shot to join the ACC, they are in the 4th biggest TV market in the country, meet the ACC academic requirements, are typically a top 25-...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14168

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

LaSalle has released their full OOC schedule. They have just five home games as they will be playing five neutral site games: St Peters @ Penn South Alabama vs Northwestern (Mohegan Sun) vs BC/Texas Tech (Mohegan Sun) vs Miami (Reading, PA) Temple vs Towson (Belfast NI) vs Manhattan/Holy Cross (Belf...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14168

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

UMass has released their full OOC schedule:

UMass-Lowell
@ Harvard
Niagara
Western Carolina
vs Minnesota (Brooklyn)
vs BYU (Brooklyn)
@ Quinnipiac
@ South Carolina
Holy Cross
Providence
Georgia
Georgia St
Maine
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge
Replies: 18
Views: 967

Re: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge

The AAC and A-10 have been going back and forth trading places in the RPI ratings the last few years. They usually have about the same number in the tournament each season. The AAC had the UConn surprise championship back in 2014 but since then it has not been much different than the A-10. The addit...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14168

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

Iona and Florida Gulf Coast were both top 100 RPI teams last season. They would likely be good for URI's RPI resume this upcoming year as well.
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Valpo to MVC
Replies: 19
Views: 753

Re: Valpo to MVC

MVC will not be as competitive without Wichita State . I would be shocked if they get a second bid. Heck they could not even get one this year with Wichita. It will however be a more difficult prospect for Valpo to win the league tournament and get the MVC automatic bid. The MVC league schedule alo...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17495

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/868803364825550849 His rebounding has been great. It has been his offense which was the problem as he had issues finishing around the basket. This issue was made worse with poor ft shooting. He did however appear to get better with scoring later in the season...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Valpo to MVC
Replies: 19
Views: 753

Re: Valpo to MVC

This will be Valpo's third league since going D1 back in 1978-79. They were independent the first four seasons before joining (1982-83) the Mid-Continent Conference (which later became the Summit League). They became a Horizon League member in 2007-08. They have made nine NCAA appearances in their s...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14168

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

Just in case anyone forgot how many straight games we had lost in the series Seriously annoying to keep stating over and over and over again Let the streak go to 50 straight games. It does not matter to the players who have at most only played only 3 of these "7 straight". The game matter...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season
Replies: 105
Views: 5095

Re: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season

PeterRamTime wrote:Not looking like we'll be getting it done without Wilson this year


They continued to do well without Wilson until game two of the A-10 regular season ending series with GMU. Since then, they have gone off the rails losing five of six. A once very promising season went south very fast at the end.
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Review of Meade Stadium
Replies: 39
Views: 2728

Re: Review of Meade Stadium

A new stadium should be built in that area, after facilities Services ( looks like a dump now) moves. You have the room, and parking lots are close by. But they will not listen to me. Seems like now Master Plan, or they don't follow one, just piece meal building. There used to be a pond near the pa...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17495

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Saw several members of the team out for what appeared to be a jog on Tuesday. They were in the fields along Plains Road west of the softball field.
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season
Replies: 105
Views: 5095

Re: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season

Rhody baseball in major tailspin to end the season. Defeated by Bryant today 15-6 for fourth straight loss. At large bid hopes dead, dead, dead. Must win A-10 Tournament. Only recent good news is that SBU lost to Fordham today 2-1 assuring URI no worse than 2nd place in A-10. VCU beat Richmond in th...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Basketball Practice Facilities Review
Replies: 32
Views: 3520

Re: Basketball Practice Facilities Review

NEW DETAILS: UD Arena’s $72 million upgrade biggest project in university history Will Garbe Staff Writer 6:57 p.m Thursday, May 11, 2017 Dayton Daily News http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/new-details-arena-million-upgrade-biggest-project-university-history/DhUIFuvyZa6kngGEFdwrGM/ Dayton a...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett
Replies: 44
Views: 2159

Re: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett

reef wrote:I would think the seat would start to get warm for Ollie if they don't dance again this year



I hope Ollie remains the coach for many years. Better not to have any open positions in the northeast.
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season
Replies: 56
Views: 2108

Re: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season

While a new contract is no guarantee that a coach will not leave, it is worth noting that the buyout provisions should Hurley decide to leave, have been strengthened: URI benefits in the form of increased buyout amounts through the life of the deal. The school would be entitled to a maximum payment ...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season
Replies: 56
Views: 2108

Re: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season

Does anyone have a link to the pdf or details of the last contract? 2017 Contract Extension Link (pdf is there) http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20170516/uri-dan-hurley-agree-on-contract-extension-through-2023-24-season 2016 Contract Extension http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20160518...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hassan Martin - A True Rhody LEGEND
Replies: 34
Views: 1702

Re: Hassan Martin - A True Rhody LEGEND

Congratulations on your impending graduation and thank you for basketball career at URI. May you and your family enjoy graduation on Sunday. Best regards for your future.
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season
Replies: 56
Views: 2108

Re: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season

I like how Koch did add the following wording for ignorant Rhode Islanders: The state is responsible for a small portion of his compensation thanks to its 9 percent contribution to URI’s general operating budget — the school is charged with generating the remainder. The state's portion of Hurley's t...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett
Replies: 44
Views: 2159

Re: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett

The irony today is that UConn has no rivals . The Huskies crapped on longtime rivals like URI and to a lesser extent UMass when they went to the Big East refusing to play them. They have done the same to some perceived lower level programs from the old Big East such as Providence. Some of their old ...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett
Replies: 44
Views: 2159

Re: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett

In fairness, the Civil Conflict was only for football, it was roundly mocked, and the UConn football coach who came up with it is fired. My post was sarcastic and meant to illustrate the absurdity of the series with UCF being considered a rival. UCF scoffed at the notion and would not even accept t...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI Apparel
Replies: 95
Views: 8812

Re: URI Apparel

I still go to University Spirit for my hats. Ideally the bookstore would carry the official hats of the baseball team, but they only carry snap backs. I'm not going to pay that kind of money for a cheap product, I'll buy a fitted hat elsewhere instead. I got a fitted (sized S/M/L/XL) Keaney Blue ca...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett
Replies: 44
Views: 2159

Re: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett

UConn now considers the University of Central Florida as its rival. They even gave it a name (Civil Conflicy) and trophy. The Orlando, FL and Storrs, CT schools have a long history (less than 10 years), both have east coast locations (only about 1000 miles apart), and share academic missions.
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season
Replies: 105
Views: 5095

Re: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season

Losing two out of the last three conference games at home to GMU could end up with URI going from the #1 seed to the #3 seed. Disappointing to end with two one run losses.
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett
Replies: 44
Views: 2159

Re: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett

There goes the neighborhood.
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NCAA APR
Replies: 37
Views: 3206

Re: NCAA APR

Good job by the guys.

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