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by RF1
6 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 187
Views: 8567

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Do the walkons get to go? Yeah it looks like the walk ons like youncofski are in that Italy picture. Providence and Classical HS's own Will Leviton gets a trip to Paris. This is great for all the guys. The players in 2013 really seemed to enjoy visits to Rome, Venice, and Lake Como. Cox taped some ...
by RF1
10 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 187
Views: 8567

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

EC will have gotten two great trips to Europe in his time here - Rome and Italy in 2013 and Paris and France in 2017. Not bad college trips.
by RF1
12 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 187
Views: 8567

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

URI Rams at St Peters-Vatican.jpg Summer trip to France nice Makes sense. Overseas trips are only permitted every four years. Rhode Island went to Italy back in 2013. This is the first summer that they can do so again. Foreign trips 'a huge advantage' for college basketball teams If there is anythi...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ESPN layoffs
Replies: 51
Views: 1165

Re: ESPN layoffs

BOZICH | College basketball hit hardest in ESPN.com cuts
Posted: Apr 27, 2017 12:16 PM EST
Updated: Apr 27, 2017 3:51 PM EST
By Rick Bozich

http://www.wdrb.com/story/35266442/bozi ... -drop-dead
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season
Replies: 46
Views: 2550

Re: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season

URI is now 22-16 overall and 10-4 in conference play (2nd place behind VCU @ 13-2). After having played 31 of its first 38 games away from home, Rhody baseball closes out the season with ten of its last twelve games at Beck Field where it has gone 6-1 to date thus far.
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ESPN layoffs
Replies: 51
Views: 1165

Re: ESPN layoffs

College Hoops related ESPN departures
Dana O'Neil
Len Elmore
Eamonn Brennan
Andy Katz
C.L. Brown
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 224
Views: 12943

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Actually, it was two. Vs. Dayton 2 or 3 years ago and vs. USC this year. Rhody83 did have his facts correct. Yes. I believe the game was in Dayton (the home of the play-in games). That wouldn't have happened in the field of 64. In 2015 PC was the #6 Seed and Lost to the #11 Seeded Dayton in Dayton ...
by RF1
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ESPN layoffs
Replies: 51
Views: 1165

Re: ESPN layoffs

I think ratings are down because ESPN tried expanding their news to pop entertainment and political news and they became way to liberal and politically correct. There are still some great shows/reporters on there though. I especially like Pardon the Interruption and 30 for 30. Ratings are mainly do...
by RF1
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ESPN layoffs
Replies: 51
Views: 1165

Re: ESPN layoffs

I think ratings are down because ESPN tried expanding their news to pop entertainment and political news and they became way to liberal and politically correct. There are still some great shows/reporters on there though. I especially like Pardon the Interruption and 30 for 30. Ratings are mainly do...
by RF1
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 102
Views: 5187

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

I was there too. We almost blew that game, but held on......then we were supposed to get a home game for the next round, and got screwed over by the NIT committee and had to go to Utah, where we lost a close game... Should have made the NIT FF that year. You are confusing 1996 with 1992. URI got it...
by RF1
4 days ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering
Replies: 171
Views: 6403

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

URI launches construction of $125 million engineering complex State, business and University leaders participate in ceremonial groundbreaking Posted on April 24, 2017 190,000-square-foot facility set to open in summer of 2019 https://today.uri.edu/news/uri-launches-construction-of-125-million-engine...
by RF1
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 102
Views: 5187

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

I was just a kid, but I remember URI vs Michigan and PC vs Texas doubleheader in the opening night of a tournament in Providence. We lost to Michigan in a hard fought game, the next night PC beat them. I think Michigan was ranked #1 at the time. InBank Holiday Classic in 1976? (Named for Industrial...
by RF1
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 102
Views: 5187

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

Interesting that PC just scheduled Houston from the AAC to a neutral site game at the Mohegan Sun for Wednesday December 20th. Not sure if a return game at Houston is part of the deal, but not likely the case. It will be part of a double header, with the other two teams TBA. Would LOVE us vs a P5 t...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: RI 41st in funding/student in public higher ed
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: RI 41st in funding/student in public higher ed

What always surprised me it Rhode Island support for K-12 (Primary and Secondary Ed) is among the highest. Most of the money for K-12 is raised at the city and town and property tax level. But not all, as cities like Providence receive a lot of state money. So, in an environment like we have in RI,...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 102
Views: 5187

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

Last year after the schedule came out, Mike Laprey came on here and said they contacted every single team in the top 125/150 about scheduling games. Perhaps, scheduling Rhode Island will be an easier task given we finally made the tournament and actually won a game and should be decent again next s...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 102
Views: 5187

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

I would think a series with a team like a Northwestern might be a reasonable expectation. Vanderbilt would be another possibility provided it is certain we will not meet them in the NIT Tip-off. We are not going to get games with the top teams in the P5 conferences.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 187
Views: 8567

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

URI basketball played another college basketball player that went on to have a great NFL career - Chargers Tight End Antonio Gates (Kent State beat URI in Kingston in Dec/2002).
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: RI 41st in funding/student in public higher ed
Replies: 7
Views: 148

RI 41st in funding/student in public higher ed

Drop in spending stings RI colleges
State ranks 41st in public funding; tuition skyrockets, maintenance declines

By Linda Borg Journal Staff Writer
Providence Journal 04/21/17

http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ ... ty=ar00101
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 187
Views: 8567

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Seeing what is transpiring at UMass, Duquense, VCU, and Dayton this spring makes me fear the day when Hurley moves on. It is now a given you will see many recruit decommits and transfers setting you back for few years. It is also not always a smooth process when hiring a new coach as UMass and Duque...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 187
Views: 8567

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

This means that UMass will continue to be an RPI anchor for the near future as Rhody always plays them twice/season. I fear the A-10 is heading in the wrong direction. There have been many transfers, recruits backing out, and coaching changes around the league this spring. It does not bode well for ...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Providence to Host 2021 NCAA Tournament 1st & 2nd Rounds
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: Providence to Host 2021 NCAA Tournament 1st & 2nd Rounds

Providence is a great site. The main problem with Providence is the venue size. Its small capacity makes it tough to get tickets to. The city however is actually a great host and set up perfectly for it (plenty of hotels, bars, & restaurants within walking distance). By the time of 2021, there ...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 102
Views: 5187

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

Uh, BC might not be very good right now, but they are an ACC school. I would take a H/H........we're not getting a 2 for 1. I think the 2 for 1 proposal was sarcasm relating to the fact that we gave them two such series deals (2005-2012) with them getting four home games to our two home games. As a...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 102
Views: 5187

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

Correct if I'm wrong, RF1, but I believe that the Holy Cross game at the DCU Center is officially a road game for record keeping purposes (I get what you're saying about "true" road game, but just want to make sure we are speaking the same language). It believe it is a true road game per ...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 102
Views: 5187

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

Tis the season. Rothstein has been dropping a few games every day, in the last week Facebook reminded me that two years ago we already had an announcement for the PC date, and last year Mike Laprey said he'd prefer to have the out of conference schedule done by late May/early June. We should start ...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34706

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Good news about Kellogg being hired. That should take some financial "damages" pressure off UMass via the offset clause. (I am assuming there is an offset clause) There supposedly is an offset clause for two years. Many UMass fans are however speculating that much of Kellogg's compensatio...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Providence to Host 2021 NCAA Tournament 1st & 2nd Rounds
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: 2021 NCAAs

The regional for 2021 will be at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with the A-10 as the host. The only other upcoming fairly close NCAA sites are the regionals at Boston in 2018 (BC) and the 1st/2nd rounds at Hartford in 2019 (UConn) and Albany in 2020 (MAAC). 2018 http://heavy.com/sports/2017/03/ncaa...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (UNLV)
Replies: 344
Views: 16310

Re: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (Offer)

Upon announcement, ESPN reported the expected cost of the 10,000-seat arena, located on Cermak Road between Indiana and Prairie Avenue, across the street from McCormick Place was $173 million. The funding will come from three sources: $70 million from the university, $70 million from a McPier bond ...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: North Carolina Proposing a Law Which Could Require UNC & NC State to Leave ACC
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: North Carolina Proposing a Law Which Could Require UNC & NC State to Leave ACC

One of the reps that will vote on this measure just called Abraham Lincoln a tyrant last week and compared him to Hitler. That should tell you all you need to know about the NC legislature.
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 249
Views: 6708

Re: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary

The NCAA official home attendance numbers are out. URI had the 99th best average attendance at 5,173 and was at #102 for total accumulated attendance (82,761).

http://stats.ncaa.org/rankings/change_sport_year_div
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-2018 Predicting The A10 Conference
Replies: 47
Views: 1955

Re: 2017-2018 Predicting The A10 Conference

Transfer season has affected eight Atlantic 10 teams
Seventeen players, so far, leaving conference
Dayton Daily News
By Dave Jablonski - Staff Writer

http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/sports ... 9cVs0yJ4L/
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: One and not done
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: One and not done

Calipari is cut from the same cloth as Pitino. They may win a lot of games on the court but they are both sleazy. The best analogy for them is a high grossing used car salesman.
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Don't Miss Out: Meet & Greet with Dan Hurley in Providence, NYC, and Boston
Replies: 79
Views: 2829

Re: Don't Miss Out: Meet & Greet with Dan Hurley in Providence, NYC, and Boston

It's also a testament to the type of program Dan is building. Loyalty and character stand for something. This is also HUGE for future recruiting. The fact that no one has transferred in the past 2 seasons shows that what the staff is selling is not BS. This is a place that players what to be. Also ...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Don't Miss Out: Meet & Greet with Dan Hurley in Providence, NYC, and Boston
Replies: 79
Views: 2829

Re: Don't Miss Out: Meet & Greet with Dan Hurley in Providence, NYC, and Boston

If there are no transfers out this year, would this be the second straight year? That is nearly unheard of these days with the ever increasing number of transfers.
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4894

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

There is the Power-5 and everybody else. Anyone that thinks differently is being delusional.
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 249
Views: 6708

Re: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary

We should get at least 7000 no matter the opponent....... After that, it will depend on the opponent and our play....maybe we will even beat PC next season. 7,000 might be a good guess as the opener attendance has increased by about 1,000 the last few years. None of the opponents were real attracti...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Bob Hurley - What's Next ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1009

Re: Bob Hurley - What's Next ?

What's next for St. Anthony, legendary coach Bob Hurley
By: Jim Halley, USA TODAY High School Sports | April 7, 2017

http://usatodayhss.com/2017/whats-next- ... ach-hurley
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4894

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

The AAC does not get big football money that can subsidize other non football sports. The tv media distribution to each school at most is about 2M/year. Most of this revenue is tied to football rights but it does not even come close to covering just football expenses. As a point of reference, each B...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NCAA Tournament Impact on Rhody Men's Basketball Program
Replies: 85
Views: 3280

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

Show your school spirit during NCAA® March Madness® with a custom Rhode Island bottle of Coca-Cola. Whether you prefer Coke, Diet Coke or Coke Zero, you can get an 8 oz. glass bottle custom-made with the logo or nickname of Rhode Island. Gift boxes and bags are available for purchase below. Don't fo...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thorr on extending Hurley's contract in next week
Replies: 85
Views: 3947

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

Any update on this. Thorr first mentioned it on 03/26/17. Since then, some in the local media were speculating it was imminent last Thursday 03/31/17. It is now one week later.
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Bob Hurley - What's Next ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1009

Re: Bob Hurley - What's Next ?

Could he assist with the recruiting effort at URI? Makes sense to me. I don't think having Bob Sr in an official capacity would be good for Dan. He has finally achieved success on his own and is out of the shadows of Bob Sr and Bobby. Based on how relaxed he has been in recent public appearances, I...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan's tribute article to father
Replies: 33
Views: 959

Re: Dan's tribute article to father

St. Anthony's High School to close June 30th.

http://www.stanthonyhighschool.org/
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4894

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Is there any recent precedent for a conference just straight dropping schools? I know this idea gets brought up a lot, and I am trying to think of any other examples of a conference just telling schools to leave and I can't think of any. I have asked the same question before. None. Recent examples ...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Pawsox Sold, Potentially Moving
Replies: 214
Views: 14999

Re: Pawsox Sold, Potentially Moving

PROPOSED PAWSOX STADIUM
Foes: No public funds for park
By Kate Bramson Journal Staff Writer

http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ ... ty=ar00103
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4894

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

I highly doubt that VCU and Dayton are looking to leave the A-10 for the AAC any time soon. There are a host of reasons: AAC is probably more at risk for loss of members in near future Would not be full members of AAC as they do not have football Would be in a league where members value football, a ...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Pawsox Sold, Potentially Moving
Replies: 214
Views: 14999

Re: Pawsox Sold, Potentially Moving

rambone 78 wrote:These locations seem pretty good, but with anything Lucchino is involved in, there is usually an ulterior motive.



He wants the taxpayers of Pawtucket and RI to pay for it so he can benefit by it.
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 260
Views: 7455

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17

One last season ending poll usually comes out in the week after the NCAA Tournament is over (AP 03/14/16 ly). Will Rhody make the cut for the 2016-17 season? If so, they would have been on the initial preseason and postseason polls. Not sure about this. The last poll mid March is being called Final...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 260
Views: 7455

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17

One last season ending poll usually comes out in the week after the NCAA Tournament is over (AP 03/14/16 ly). Will Rhody make the cut for the 2016-17 season? If so, they would have been on the initial preseason and postseason polls.

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