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by RF1
3 days ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: URI report on Channel 12 tonight at 5
Replies: 28
Views: 306

Re: URI report on Channel 12 tonight at 5

The focus of the report was on the high number of out of state students that attend URI: Out-of-State Undergrads in 2016 University of New Hampshire: 54% University of Rhode Island: 44% University of Maine: 31% University of Connecticut: 23% University of Massachusetts Amherst: 23% Link: http://wpri...
by RF1
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Has anyone ever seen this?
Replies: 31
Views: 979

Re: Has anyone ever seen this?

The team is taking on the personality of its head coach and is playing very tight Which explains the atrocious FT shooting at the end of the UMass game. URI was up comfortably by nine (78-68) with 1:01 left. It then missed seven of its last eight FT attempts. It was not all on one player as three d...
by RF1
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 165
Views: 3076

Re: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary

adam914 wrote:Had to be the mini-plans right? And a slight uptick for UMass.



Mini plan for sure was a big factor. While there were some UMass fans there, they did not seem to be anywhere near the numbers of some past years. They have filled nearly all of Section 303 in other years.
by RF1
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 165
Views: 3076

Re: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary

A surprising 6,202 for a game during break with no students on campus after one of the worst home losses in some time. Biggest home crowd to date for the season. RHODE ISLAND HOME ATTENDANCE 2016-17 YTD OPPONENT | ATTENDANCE | TO DATE | AVERAGE Dartmouth | 6,052 | 6,052 | 6,052 Marist | 4,021 | 10,0...
by RF1
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 17: Massachusetts, Sunday Jan 15, 2:30pm NBCSN
Replies: 253
Views: 4162

Re: Game 17: Massachusetts, Sunday Jan 15, 2:30pm NBCSN

A win is a win but this was much tighter than it should have been with the atrocious ft shooting. HTH does a team miss 6 straight free throws with about one minute left in a close game? 21-38 at 55% is not acceptable from the stripe. I will however give some props for coming back from 15 down. The t...
by RF1
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network
Replies: 309
Views: 3584

Re: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network

Speaking of coaches who some people feel should be on the hot seat--how about Bob McKillop of Davidson? Clearly one of the most respected coaches in the country lost to lowly Fordham the other night at HOME. Davidson was picked to be one of the top 3-4 teams in the A-10 and lost to one of the 2 wor...
by RF1
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network
Replies: 309
Views: 3584

Re: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network

According to Bill Koch's tweets during the LaSalle game Thursday, the natives are getting restless:

by RF1
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 17: Massachusetts, Sunday Jan 15, 2:30pm NBCSN
Replies: 253
Views: 4162

Re: Game 17: Massachusetts, Sunday Jan 15, 2:30pm NBCSN

Dan Hurley All-time Record as URI Coach vs UMass:
2-8 0.200
by RF1
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 17: Massachusetts, Sunday Jan 15, 2:30pm NBCSN
Replies: 253
Views: 4162

Re: Game 17: Massachusetts, Sunday Jan 15, 2:30pm NBCSN

RIFan wrote:All of a sudden I have a lot less interest in this game...



Same here. I will be going but not really looking forward to it. If I did not already have the tickets, I wouldn't go.
by RF1
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?
Replies: 139
Views: 2111

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

Supporting URI basketball is becoming like it was to follow the Boston Red Sox prior to 2004. Coming close many times but always falling a bit short. 1999 is now our 1918 and we are not even talking championships for our Rams. All URI has to do is be one of 68 teams and they can't seem to find a for...
by RF1
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: I'm Back! Sort Of.
Replies: 38
Views: 644

Re: I'm Back! Sort Of.

Welcome back. May your recovery be swift.
by RF1
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 165
Views: 3076

Re: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary

URI never listed the attendance for the St Joe's game and its own official average(3,938) counts the number as 0 for that game. Using the 3,880 above, the ytd average would be 4,369. As noted, that is lower than LY after two A-10 games. Given how the season has not met expectations, I do not think w...
by RF1
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Pressure is Off...
Replies: 26
Views: 660

Re: The Pressure is Off...

The problem with looking at last night's bad loss as just one game is that we are sure to see one or more performances just like it. The fact that this team could not win a single game on the road in the OOC was a harbinger of things to come. I dialed back my conf win total to 12 or 13 after those l...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?
Replies: 139
Views: 2111

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

This topic is officially dead. The only games this season that will matter are the A-10 Tournament games. This has been the case for the last 18 years and the odds of winning out in the tourney are always slim. This Ram squad and its coaching staff are NCAA frauds.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network
Replies: 309
Views: 3584

Re: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network

Now at least all the basketball fans feel like we do after every week in the football season. Maybe it isn't just the coaches that should be under fire. Mr.Thorr should be watching his back. You can at least give the hapless football program a pass given their shoestring budget and inadequate facil...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 15: Dayton Friday Jan 6 @ 7pm ESPN2 University of Dayton Arena
Replies: 452
Views: 6878

Re: Game 15: Dayton Friday Jan 6 @ 7pm ESPN2 University of Dayton Arena

We've seen Jarvis play at a much higher level than he is playing now. Does anybody remember last year? I'm convinced there's something going on outside of basketball. Basketball is not his main focus anymore. Give the kid a break. He's a good player. We've seen it. When your mind is on something el...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?
Replies: 139
Views: 2111

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

URI basketball has been disappointing me quite a bit in the last 17 years. I have actually come to EXPECT eventual letdown and disappointment. Until they prove otherwise, I anticipate more of the same. I hope I am wrong. I however can picture another Selection Sunday where they are just short and pe...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 15: Dayton Friday Jan 6 @ 7pm ESPN2 University of Dayton Arena
Replies: 452
Views: 6878

Re: Game 15: Dayton Friday Jan 6 @ 7pm ESPN2 University of Dayton Arena

18 Turnovers, many in the 2nd half really hurt. The 11-0 UD run with poor decision making by Rhody killed them. Could not afford an extended lapse like that. Pretty much ended the way many URI games versus good opponents always do. Close but not enough. You watch these type of big games expecting th...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 15: Dayton Friday Jan 6 @ 7pm ESPN2 University of Dayton Arena
Replies: 452
Views: 6878

Re: Game 15: Dayton Friday Jan 6 @ 7pm ESPN2 University of Dayton Arena

This wasn't a must win game. The return game in Kingston vs Dayton is however now a MUST WIN GAME.
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rod is in the hospital
Replies: 141
Views: 4303

Re: Rod is in the hospital

Running Ram wrote:Yeah Gio, good thing to mention. I know many of us remember Rod being the only guy to call the yocal sports shows and stir it up for Rhody.


Rod from Cranston as he was known on local sports talk radio.
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 14: vs. St. Joe's Tuesday, January 3rd at 7
Replies: 177
Views: 3634

Re: Game 14: vs. St. Joe's Tuesday, January 3rd at 7

There have been few times in Rams history where they handled the Hawks as easily as was done tonight. Another A-10 game is in the books without very much to complain about. On to Dayton!
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Live from St. Louis.............
Replies: 46
Views: 1056

Re: Live from St. Louis.............

Chaifetz Arena, now nine years old, is the only venue in the A-10 that is newer than the Ryan Center.
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Some thoughts at the new year
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: Some thoughts at the new year

Billyboy78 wrote:Trivia question: Who gave Vinnie Johnson that nickname?



I had to look it up. Danny Ainge.
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 14: vs. St. Joe's Tuesday, January 3rd at 7
Replies: 177
Views: 3634

Re: Game 14: vs. St. Joe's Tuesday, January 3rd at 7

Dan Hurley is 1-6 vs Martelli and the Hawks during his URI tenure. The time to start work on improving that record is Tuesday night.
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: No URI games will compete with NE Pats playoff games
Replies: 1
Views: 94

No URI games will compete with NE Pats playoff games

As best that I can tell, it looks like no URI games will be up against a Patriots playoff game this year as has happened in the past. I had been concerned that the home UMass game on Sunday, Jan 15 at 2:30pm might be an issue. The Pats however will play their first playoff game at Gillette on Saturd...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rod is in the hospital
Replies: 141
Views: 4303

Re: Rod is in the hospital

Best wishes for your health.
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Live from St. Louis.............
Replies: 46
Views: 1056

Re: Live from St. Louis.............

rhodyrudder wrote:Band plays "This Bud's For You." Hysterical.
I asked Thorr if we should play the theme song from Narragansett, assuming they made one...
Or maybe the Block Island Ferry theme...


by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 14: vs. St. Joe's Tuesday, January 3rd at 7
Replies: 177
Views: 3634

Re: Game 14: vs. St. Joe's Tuesday, January 3rd at 7

I just hope the Martelli goons don't sideline any more of our players again this season. Two players transported to the hospital in one game last year vs them was quite enough. http://www.thirdstringsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/jarvis-2-e1455405998186.jpg Last year's game at the Ryan Center...
by RF1
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 13: St. Louis Friday Dec 30 @7:00pm ESPNU Chaifetz Arena
Replies: 142
Views: 2269

Re: Game 13: St. Louis Friday Dec 30 @7:00pm ESPNU Chaifetz Arena

Nothing to complain about regarding this game. Rams did what they were supposed to do by easily beating a bad team. Got their first true road win of the year. The 34 point margin was the worst loss for SLU in the 9 year history of the Chaifetz Arena.
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"
Replies: 69
Views: 1364

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Looks like nothing will happened unless some big donor comes along like the FieldTurf for "Baseball. However , I did not read in detail, but it seems like the gist of this, is that we really don't have a Plan for facilities. I have a 13 year old architectural drawing of revamped Meade, but 13 ...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Non-Conference Grades
Replies: 101
Views: 1823

Re: Non-Conference Grades

reef wrote:The frustrating part is of those Valpo PC and Houston games we were right there and went 0-3.



You are correct. The problem is not that they lost to a Valpo, PC, or Houston. The problem is that they lost to all three.
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Conference Road Ahead
Replies: 56
Views: 1210

Re: The Conference Road Ahead

Expecting no more than three losses for an A-10 slate of 18 games seems unreasonable to me regardless of the fact that the league is not as strong as in the past. The two most likely outcomes to me are either 13-5 or 12-6. Neither would probably be enough to be at large worthy with our 8-4 OOC recor...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #7 - Games of Interest
Replies: 129
Views: 2130

Re: Week #7 - Games of Interest

Tommy ammaker still at Harvard amazes me. He is a coach I would like to see here. Seems to always get the best out of his team and good pedigree There has been speculation that Amaker has stayed at Harvard since 2007 because of the career of his wife. Tommy Amaker’s wife Stephanie Pinder is: Direct...
by RF1
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 165
Views: 3076

Re: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary

The OOC slate this year, with URI in the top 25 polls for much of it, was actually slightly lower than last season. The team averaged 4,551 in eight OOC home games in the 2015-16 season. This average was attained despite having one game starting early on a weekday (Valpo). The average was greatly he...
by RF1
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Congrats to Al Skinner!
Replies: 38
Views: 903

Re: Congrats to Al Skinner!

Bob Ryan basically was working PR for BC Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo. His character assassination hit job on Skinner made certain he was not hired for years. It furthermore guaranteed that he would never work again for a big time program. Al was never truly accepted at BC as he never fit the mo...
by RF1
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1194

Re: Duquesne and Fordham

Dominating a lesser [read one bid] conference isn't anywhere as easy as it sounds......you are recruiting at a lower level....even if you win the conference tourney you are going to be a lower seed, likely a one and done.... I would however guess it would be more likely to have success on occasion ...
by RF1
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1194

Re: Duquesne and Fordham

URI won't soon be invited to any conferences better than the A-10. It's lack of NCAA appearances and inability to dominate the league do not make it attractive. If any conference move were to take place, it would be to a lesser league. URI has not been able to leverage membership in a strong A-10 an...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1194

Re: Duquesne and Fordham

The problem with the A-10 this season is not the dregs. They are performing as in the past. The problem with the league this season and the main reason not many conf teams will make the tourney is due to the poor performance of the supposed top teams, uri included.
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1194

Re: Duquesne and Fordham

The A-10 is unfortunately trending downward since realignment. It did well that first year but signs since then are not encouraging. SBU not making the tournament with such a good RPI last year shows how difficult it is to make the tournament from the league. The poor seeding of the league teams tha...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Home Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 165
Views: 3076

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
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 11: Holy Cross Sunday Dec 18 @12:30pm Ryan Center
Replies: 168
Views: 3592

Re: Game 11: Holy Cross Sunday Dec 18 @12:30pm Ryan Center

This broadcast is hilarious. It is so 2nd rate. They were showing ads while play was going on. It then cut back to play only to go out again to a windows OS screen. You could see someone manipulating the mouse to get video back. They say anything is better than nothing and that pretty much sums this...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1194

Re: Duquesne and Fordham

Given our program has not made the NCAA since 1999, I don't think Rhody fans have a right to be calling for other under performing members to be booted out of the league.
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 11: Holy Cross Sunday Dec 18 @12:30pm Ryan Center
Replies: 168
Views: 3592

Re: Game 11: Holy Cross Sunday Dec 18 @12:30pm Ryan Center

rhodysurf wrote:I have two tickets in 203 if anyone wants em



Don't you want to see the best 6-4 team in America?
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!
Replies: 140
Views: 3624

Re: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!

JMU continued its march in the FCS playoffs beating NDSU last night to advance to the national championship game. The Dukes win in Fargo prevented the Bison competing for their sixth consecutive national championship. Their record streak of five titles is over.
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 11: Holy Cross Sunday Dec 18 @12:30pm Ryan Center
Replies: 168
Views: 3592

Re: Game 11: Holy Cross Sunday Dec 18 @12:30pm Ryan Center

TruePoint wrote:Holy Cross and W&M both project to be top-200 RPI teams, so while they should be easy enough wins they aren't bad games as far as "cupcakes" go.



These next two games are important for NIT seeding.
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 775
Views: 13722

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

I wanted to keep this in a separate post. Friday, Ed Cooley said, "I want my players to have fun while playing. They should enjoy it, and have fun!" Does anyone see joy in our team? Ever see them loose and enjoying themselves on the floor? No. They play tight.Why? You can't be loose and h...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 775
Views: 13722

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

Baron's wins over higher profile programs in his 11 year tenure at URI were by my quick count: Seton Hall (NIT) Northwestern (NIT) Nevada (NIT) @ Va Tech (NIT) @ Syracuse vs Oklahoma State vs Miami-Fl Providence (5x) Southern Cal Utah BC (3x) UAB Penn State Davidson (2x) VCU Temple (4x) Dayton (8x) ...
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.
Replies: 110
Views: 3244

Re: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.

The dream took another hit yesterday on a second consecutive Saturday. The odds on the dream being reached this season have diminished quite a bit in the last two weeks.
by RF1
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Can't Close
Replies: 22
Views: 723

Re: Can't Close

Rhody Rams Men's Basketball: choking in big games since 1999

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