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by OBRAM
2 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Fenway Gridiron Series
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Fenway Gridiron Series

Yes, it would be great. I wonder if the field can take that many games on it.
by OBRAM
5 days ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: RI 41st in funding/student in public higher ed
Replies: 7
Views: 146

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

Also, spending funding/student in RI is higher than Funding/student at URI. CCRI and RIC get a higher % of their funds from the State.
by OBRAM
1 week ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: RI 41st in funding/student in public higher ed
Replies: 7
Views: 146

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 OBRAM
2 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Spring Football hits the road...
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: Rhody Spring Football hits the road...

URI football practice field should have been redone with FieldTurf. Yes, it would have cost maybe $900k more, but they you can uses it and abuse it. The new sod will get worn out. I don't mind Meade being Grass, like Brown Stadium is Grass (very muddy), Brown's two practice files are FieldTurf with ...
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Good news for URI athletics facilities?
Replies: 28
Views: 2292

Re: Good news for URI athletics facilities?

Ruggerio wants anything that will help Laborers Union. I don't think the Laborers know how to get to Kingston.
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1332
Views: 75930

Re: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades

Hopefully the roof height is high enough at Ryan Center for a mid-court video screen/scoreboard, if that's what you are talking about. The new Dunk put up that big scoreboard, video screen, but it is not high enough, because the Dunk roof it too low. I have been to two games at the new Dunk, at both...
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 455
Views: 7211

Re: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19

When we went down by 8 early in 1st half I was saying, maybe we are not on the level of a Pac10 team, but then the ticky tac fouls stopped, we went up , and I said, we belong. That is why it is a hard defeat, because we could have won the game by 5, instead of losing by 3. At this level, you just ne...
by OBRAM
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Hockey enthusiast letter to Projo-Scrap Football at URI
Replies: 117
Views: 4967

Logic on this board. Re: Hockey enthusiast letter to Projo-Scrap Football at URI

Hopefully I am wrong, but it looks like another disappointing basketball season is coming to a typical end. Are the glory days of URI basketball over, just like people on this board say the glory days of URI football are over? I would never say so, but people on this board want to drop football beca...
by OBRAM
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Logo
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Logo

That's very good.
by OBRAM
3 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Uconn Facts and Figures
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Uconn Facts and Figures

http://ctmirror.org/2017/01/10/the-state-of-uconn-in-16-charts/
UConn gets 28% of its funding from State of Connecticut.
by OBRAM
3 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Football recruiting
Replies: 56
Views: 1587

Re: Football recruiting

Great video!
by OBRAM
3 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Logo
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Logo

I think we have one of the best colors (KeaneyBlue) and Logos, the Rams Horns. But now, it is almost impossible to find anything with the Ram Horns logo. This is awful. The Horns are cool.
by OBRAM
3 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Hockey enthusiast letter to Projo-Scrap Football at URI
Replies: 117
Views: 4967

Re: Hockey enthusiast letter to Projo-Scrap Football at URI

Maybe it is off the subject other than, if you want hockey get it, donate, lots of money, and don't say dump football. If you want hockey you need women's and men's. However to the point. I think something has to be done in basketball, the last 1 minutes of UMass basketball game took 20 minutes to p...
by OBRAM
4 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"
Replies: 70
Views: 1846

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 y...
by OBRAM
4 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!
Replies: 140
Views: 4210

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

Well, yes, facilities help, but a winning atmosphere helps. But for URI football, facility improvement would be an outward sign that the Admin was serious.
by OBRAM
4 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!
Replies: 140
Views: 4210

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

JMU is on ESPN Friday night
Friday, December 9

Sam Houston State at

James Madison 7:00 PM ESPN2
WatchESPN Bridgeforth Stadium, Harrisonburg, VA
by OBRAM
4 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Bryant FB Coach resigns !?!?
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Bryant FB Coach resigns !?!?

Bryant had high level of Admin support for football, how else can you go from no football, to D-3, to NEC in 25 years without Admin Support.
Facilities are going to be top, with indoor practice facility.
by OBRAM
5 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: FCS Playoffs
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: FCS Playoffs

We were in the games vs Stony Brook and Maine this year. So, I say, YES.
by OBRAM
5 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: FCS Playoffs
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: FCS Playoffs

We were in the games vs Stony Brook and Maine this year. So, I say, YES.
by OBRAM
5 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: FCS Playoffs
Replies: 22
Views: 872

FCS Playoffs

Nova, Richmond, UNH all won.
UNH will play next at James Madison, and Richmond will play UND.
http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/football/fcs
by OBRAM
5 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Towson line up!
Replies: 28
Views: 1077

Re: Towson line up!

However, it was an exciting game to watch, and the crowd in the East Stands were really into it, standing on their seats during big plays at the end of the game. Give the Towson kicker credit, he really nailed that field goal, it was 55 yards and had room to spare.
by OBRAM
5 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Towson line up!
Replies: 28
Views: 1077

Re: Towson line up!

Playing not to lose.
That's what we did the last two possessions. Never even attempted a pass. We were on 1st down away from having the game.
by OBRAM
5 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Vote YES on Question 4: URI innovation Campus Competition
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Vote YES on Question 4: URI innovation Campus Competition

If they present the Fine Arts Bond as a Green Fine Arts Bond with solar panels, it might pass.
by OBRAM
5 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Vote YES on Question 4: URI innovation Campus Competition
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Vote YES on Question 4: URI innovation Campus Competition

I went to a birthday party last Saturday, I did not want to bring up Clinton-Trump, but talked about the Bond issues. It was like looking at a bunch of blank faces. Nobody even new what the Questions were about, but they vote for all of them just the same. Not sure about the Port and the issue with ...
by OBRAM
5 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!
Replies: 140
Views: 4210

Louisville 52 - BC 7 Re: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!

http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400869476

I know 52 isn't 84, but maybe Louisville let up. Still it was at Chestnut Hill.
by OBRAM
5 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!
Replies: 140
Views: 4210

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

Yes, I meant to say, 12,000 with a upgrade to facilities, and a good team.
by OBRAM
5 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!
Replies: 140
Views: 4210

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

I think we can get 12,000 on a good weather homecoming or family day with good weather and good team. Brown U. got more than this during Night games vs. Harvard, but they did not do a night game this year. More for a playoff game in good weather meaning not rain or snow, which would imply we have a ...
by OBRAM
5 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Football @ Elon: Line up!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Rhody Football @ Elon: Line up!!!

Well, we knew we would not be competitive against JMU. Even UNH really wasn't , and they played at home. The score looks close because after JMU went up by 3 or 4 TD's against UNH, they eased off, and UNH fought back. JMU most likely is better than Kansas. But take away the Ryan Center, and Mackel f...
by OBRAM
6 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!
Replies: 140
Views: 4210

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

so after we drop football, and get hockey, and are not competitive in Hockey, do we drop hockey then?
by OBRAM
6 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!
Replies: 140
Views: 4210

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

Also, I believe Maine went to JMU a few years ago in a playoff game and won the game. So, we maybe can't compete with JMU year in , year out, (to put it mildly) , however we should be able to field a team as good as Maine. Maine. 1. Did they ever complain about travel expense? 2. do they have a Stad...
by OBRAM
6 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!
Replies: 140
Views: 4210

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

I think after the last second almost game tying TD failed against Maine last weekend, that that took a lot of wind out of out sails. I was expecting a loss to JMU in the 51-14 range.


Sat, Sep 3 Morehead State at JMU W 80-7
by OBRAM
6 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!
Replies: 140
Views: 4210

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

Stowers told me about JMU facilities over 10 years ago. He said, even the new , in 2006 on the drawing board URI Strength and conditioning Center, was very small compared to other school and it took 8 more years to get that. I think JMU wants to follow in the path that Old Dominion, Charlotte, and A...
by OBRAM
6 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Letter in Projo About Fine Arts Center
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Re: Letter in Projo About Fine Arts Center

Seems like something could be done with Emporium, get tax breaks for it to be privately rebuilt. Make something like a mini Storrs Village at UConn. Prov Place Mall got tax breaks I believe.
Smaller version of Storrs Center. http://www.storrscenter.com/
by OBRAM
6 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Letter in Projo About Fine Arts Center
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Re: Letter in Projo About Fine Arts Center

That whole upper campus area is way under utilized. The Hellenic amphitheater was never completed, isn't that barricaded off? What's the story with the Hotel? And the Kingston Emporium, not owned by the University, is in need of a revamp, a Kingston Village type design with a commons, and maybe apar...
by OBRAM
6 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Vote YES on Question 4: URI innovation Campus Competition
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Vote YES on Question 4: URI innovation Campus Competitio

Where is the Innovation Campus supposed to be? I don't think it is stated anywhere, could it go on the I-195 reclaimed land? Quonset might be better, that is , if it is not in Kingston.
by OBRAM
6 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Nova line up!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1154

Re: Nova line up!!

I agree, we have to stick with our coach, and help him build the program. Many coaches at URI's level have been coaching at their same college for year and years. Look at Nova, UNH, and Delaware for a long time.
by OBRAM
6 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Nova line up!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1154

Re: Nova line up!!

If Rhody had a team as good as Villanova, we would get more than 4,000 people a game like Nova does. Rhody fan interest is very good considering the product has been put on the field the last 10 years.
by OBRAM
7 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rizzi to LSU?
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: Rizzi to LSU?

The issue was Rizza only stayed one year, after all of his hype. I think we got some good recruits when he came in, but needed a few more years.
by OBRAM
7 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Mroz out with torn ACL?
Replies: 31
Views: 1671

Re: Mroz out with torn ACL?

Was it a legal or late hit? I thought UNH player got flagged on the hit. I am getting other info from sources saying it was a legal hit.
Did anyone have a better look?

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