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by RF1
3 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4125

Re: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM

Decent sized crowd of 5,761 today. Season average through five games is 5,776. It was 4,916 through five games last year (no PC sellout). Currently running 17% ahead of 2016-17 pace.
by RF1
3 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4125

Re: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM

Survive and move on. Much tougher than hoped for. Long off period from last game likely did not help. Did what was needed and got a win. Had to gut it out. Not looking forward to playing this Cougars team on their home court next year with a young Rhody squad.
by RF1
13 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4125

Re: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM

I disagree that this is a weak opponent. CAA is the 14th ranked conference, A10 is 11th ranked conference in RPI. College of Charleston and URI we’re both picked preseason to win their conferences. With so many viewing C of C as a weak, cupcake opponent it’s no wonder potential fans stay home. But ...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1598
Views: 52869

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

NYGFan_Section208 wrote:I think Charlotte will be back....



Not for as long as they are a member of the current CUSA.
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1598
Views: 52869

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Wow, that's a quick hook: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/college/article189735574.html Price's son Hudson was on the team and has immediately requested his release. Price's daughter is also employed by the Charlotte Athletic Dept as an assistant coach of a women's sport. Messy situation al...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 55
Views: 1289

Re: Attendance- Perspective

The averages for the five higher profile New England teams for this season are below: NEW ENGLAND D1 MEN'S BASKETBALL ATTENDANCE 2017-18 YTD TEAM | ATTENDANCE | GMS | AVG Prov | 42819 | 6 | 7136 URI | 23120 | 4 | 5780 UConn | 32329 | 6 | 5388 BC | 26628 | 6 | 4438 UMass | 14421 | 5 | 2884 It is wort...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 55
Views: 1289

Re: Attendance- Perspective

I posted this in another thread but thought it also had relevance here. I researched the attendance averages ytd thus far for A-10 members and listed below. URI actually is not doing all that bad when compared to many of the others. The ranking of teams and numbers for this season are not all that m...
by RF1
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 67
Views: 4562

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

The big hurt was Butler bailing after only 2 years. the A10 was certainly one of the losers in the big conference realignment. Slight correction: Butler was in the A-10 for all of just ONE year (2012-13 season). The Butler men's basketball WIKI page doesn't even have a single reference that it ever...
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 102
Views: 1681

Re: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

Since A-10 attendance was brought up, I researched the averages ytd thus far for members and listed below. URI actually is not doing all that bad when compared to many of the others. Rhody has typically ranked around number five for attendance in most recent years. A-10 HOME ATTENDANCE 2017-18 YTD T...
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 52
Views: 1329

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

The OOC schedules of both Fordham and Duquesne are also pathetic. The A10 at some point will realize they are falling behind and do something about it......but it's taking way too long. Their schedules are bad. I however do not have an issue with them this season. The A-10 needs all the wins it can...
by RF1
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 52
Views: 1329

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

Nice job Atlantic 10 way to have a school that draws 1175 attendance pisses me off to no end That number is not an outlier either. Duquesne has drawn just 10,605 for eight home games thus far for the 2017-18 season. This amounts to an average of a lowly 1,326. The fact that the AJ Palumbo Center ha...
by RF1
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Any injury updates?
Replies: 98
Views: 3529

Re: Any injury updates?

by RF1
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Any injury updates?
Replies: 98
Views: 3529

Re: Any injury updates?

WLNE-6 sports reported that Hurley indicated that EC is now FULL practicing and is expected to play Saturday.
by RF1
3 days ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Local Microbreweries
Replies: 140
Views: 7054

Re: Local Microbreweries

Shaidzon launches with 5 brews
Opens in former site of Proclamation Ale, which moved to Warwick

By Gail Ciampa Journal Food Editor

http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ ... 1107022958
by RF1
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 102
Views: 1681

Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

A blurb in a piece by Harry Minium of the Virginian Pilot states that Hampton University recently negotiated with the A-10 about membership for several months. If so this is very disturbing. A Virginia school with a resume such as Hampton is the last thing the league needs. Link: https://pilotonline...
by RF1
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 52
Views: 1329

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

Bryant is routed by Louisville, 102-59 and their record falls to 1-10. O'Shea got a long term contract to transition Bryant into D1. He is now in his tenth year in Smithfield. The team had a respectable three year run (2012-13 to 2014-15) where they were better than .500 each season. The last three...
by RF1
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1786

Re: Projo Fairness

I thought this was funny from Koch over the weekend. He's quick to point out poor attendance at URI games, but will never dive into some of the issues with attendance (location, timing of game, opponent). Thankfully when on the road to watch PC play at UMass he does exactly that - cites opponent, l...
by RF1
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 55
Views: 1289

Re: Attendance- Perspective

PC has drawn 42,819 for six home contests with an average to date of 7,136. URI has gotten 23,120 patrons to its four home games for an average of 5,780.
by RF1
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1786

Re: Projo Fairness

Sidenote, did PROJO have coverage at our Nevada and Alabama games this year? URI Games not in Kingston It would appear that the Projo did not send an employee to either of URI's two true road games. Bill Koch wrote a small piece on the Nevada game but it did not list Reno as the origin and was ligh...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3850

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Friars are not doing too well against the A-10 as they are 1-2 with a win over St Louis and losses to both URI and UMass. URI conversely is an undefeated 2-0 versus the Big East with wins over Seton Hall and Providence.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3850

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Rhody74 wrote:
Rhody74 wrote:
NYGFan_Section208 wrote:BC hanging with Duke...down 3, 5 minutes to go...that's pretty interesting...

Up by 4 with 36 sec. to go


Wow, BC beat Duke by 5, 89-84.



Time to give URI grad Jim Christian a long term contract. Lock up the BC coaching job for many years.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4125

Re: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM

The A-10 to date is getting beat up by the CAA. It is just 2-5 versus the league.

LaSalle 0-2 L: Towson/Drexel
GMU 1-1 W: JMU/L: W&M
Richmond 0-1 L: Delaware
Davidson 1-0 W: UNC-W
Dayton 0-1 L: Hofstra

Yet to play:
Richmond-JMU
URI-Charleston
SBU-Notheastern
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9049

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

We need to win these last 3 Ooc and end 8-3 In conference we need to go 14-4 or better This I feel gets us in even if we slip up for some reason in the first game of a10 tournament DH did a great job with the schedule so if we are a bubble team that gets us over the hump Agreed. Failing to take adv...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 47
Views: 1391

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

I thought this was an interesting read on the attendance problems at four time NCAA National Champion UConn:

Bad Will and Empty Arenas are UConn’s Fault
By Tyler Wilkinson -
December 6, 2017

http://adimeback.com/bad-will-empty-arenas-uconn-fault/
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Update on Harvard player injured vs URI
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Update on Harvard player injured vs URI

RIFan wrote:http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/college/college_football/2017/12/harvards_ben_abercrombie_inspiring_others_in_fight_back_from



Hoping for the best for him.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9049

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

You will not win many games when you can't put the ball in the basket. Atrocious shooting tonight. Game was there for the taking but URI failed to get it done. Alabama is not very good. Missed opportunity.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9049

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

RIFan wrote:17 -2 FTs



Thankfully Alabama only made 9 of 17 fta (.529).
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9049

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

Tied it up at 23 and went ice cold again. Hard to win a game when you shoot 10-39 (.263) from the field and get called for 12 fouls (while other team has just 6) in the first half. Fortunate to be down by just 7.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9049

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

Absolutely horrendous offensive start to this game for Rams. 5-24 (.208) from the field.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3850

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

4 National Championships Resources that dwarf URI And an existing relationship with Jim Calhoun all are cause for concern The UConn job obviously has many advantages. It however also has some areas for concern. Much of these are directly attributed to the conference realignment of a few years ago. ...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3850

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

UConn really in a down period, looked pretty lost vs Syracuse zone last night and though they have some high level talent (Adams, Vital) they don't have it in the quantity nor quality that they once did. That potential job opening is a threat to our future...would be dam near impossible to turn dow...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9049

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

A win tonight would be another resume builder and could get the Rams into the rankings where, if they took care of business at home as expected, they could stay for several weeks.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Arizona
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: Arizona

Their game tonight was not at the McHale Center. It was part of a 4 team "Showcase" at the Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix. Pretty much a home game, but certainly not on their home court. They will bounce back and be a factor in March, as long as the FBI doesn't shut them down... Arizona's...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3850

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Virginia lost 68-61at West Virginia.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3850

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

VCU came back from 19 down in the second half to go ahead by 1with about three minutes left. Rams offense however then went cold and they fell 71-67.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9049

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

I feel like URI is playing with the house's money just like against Virginia. Agreed. With the win Saturday, the pressure is less for Alabama. URI needed to minimally win one of two versus PC and Alabama. It was the same with Brooklyn as Rhody had to get a least one win (preferably over either SHI ...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: RPI
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: RPI

The important thing about the RPI right now is the SOS for URI. 2/3 of the OOC schedule is now completed for most teams. Most of the tournaments and challenges pitting top teams are done. The OOC RPI and SOS are not going to change a lot. URI has already played four top 27 RPI teams in just 7 games....
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9049

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

PC game is now in rear view mirror. On to Alabama.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12364

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

URI'21 wrote:Loved waving goodbye to the PC fans as they left the stands with a minute left



I did as well. Many of them acknowledged me by giving me a one finger salute on their way out.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12364

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

Anyone who came to the game and didn't expect the "f*ck PC" chants, welcome to URI-PC game because that's been an on-going chant for the last 10+ years. The students were electric and made the environment tough to play in. Anyone who is embarrassed by the student section can straight up s...
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12364

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

The kid in the student section shouting obscenities during the anthem was an idiot that showed no class. Was glad that some in that end (may even have been the PC fans) started to sing the anthem to drown him out.
by RF1
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 47
Views: 1391

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

RHODE ISLAND HOME ATTENDANCE 2017-18 YTD OPPONENT | ATTENDANCE | TO DATE | AVERAGE UNC-Asheville | 6,367 | 6,367 | 6,367 Holy Cross | 4,309 | 10,676 | 5,338 Brown | 4,485 | 15,161 | 5,054 Providence | 7,959 | 23,120 | 5,780 RHODE ISLAND HOME ATTENDANCE 2016-17 OPPONENT | ATTENDANCE | TO DATE | AVERA...
by RF1
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12364

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

I very much enjoyed that game. Much better feeling when you win.

Fatts, Andre, and Jarvis were real clutch today. Everyone contributed in different ways (Stan had most rebounds, JT hit ft's, etc...). Great effort by the boys in blue today.
by RF1
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: PC vs URI Tickets
Replies: 91
Views: 4010

Re: PC vs URI Tickets

Just spoke to my sister. She said someone she knew was unable to attend tonight and sold each of her tickets for $200+. They are a sought after commodity.
by RF1
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12364

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

The PC Journal does it again. Huge picture on the front of the sports page with a picture of Jarvis taking a shot over Bullock in last year's game. The caption under the picture says it's Jared Terrell. What an embarrassment. Koch must be really proud to work at that rag. Wow, really? Paging RF1 to...
by RF1
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #4 - Games of Interest
Replies: 77
Views: 2732

Re: Week #4 - Games of Interest

Friday action in the A-10 : Towson versus La Salle . 2 PM. On CBSSN. This game is being played as the second half of a doubleheader of the Hall of Fame Belfast Classic being held in Belfast, Ireland. The first game is a match up now underway between Holy Cross and Manhattan. The Jaspers are leading...
by RF1
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas...
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas...

The official RI state Christmas Tree, located in the Statehouse Rotunda, was unveiled yesterday. Its lighting scheme is Rhody blue and white. I wonder if a certain blue and white suited Ram Fan Santa was there. https://screenshots.firefoxusercontent.com/images/2001ad1f-d640-422a-940a-79a52c782030.pn...
by RF1
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #4 - Games of Interest
Replies: 77
Views: 2732

Re: Week #4 - Games of Interest

TruePoint wrote:Good win for SHU


I do not usually root for BE teams but did so for this game. A ten point win by SHU over a ranked team makes Rhody's thanksgiving win without two starters look even better.

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