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by OBRAM
6 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: New HS fields!!
Replies: 32
Views: 673

Re: New HS fields!!

So the best way to support the team is to not go to games? Sound logic, the Admin would definitely want to spend $ more if there were no fans at the games. I doubt this will ever happen but you would organize a specific game to skip. I'm pretty sure if only 500 people or less showed up to a home ga...
by OBRAM
6 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: 2017 football preview
Replies: 84
Views: 2017

Re: 2017 football preview - Maine playing home game in Portland ME

Maine is playing two FBS teams, UCF and UMASS.
4 home games in Orono and 1 home game vs. UDel in Portland Maine.

Nov 4 (Sat) / 2:00 PM

CAA vs University of Delaware


Portland, ME (Fitzpatrick Stadium)

Radio: 103.9 FM, 101.3 FM, 1450 AM, 1310 AM
by OBRAM
2 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Pawsox Sold, Potentially Moving
Replies: 302
Views: 17700

Re: Pawsox Sold, Potentially Moving

I think free parking is crucial is a new Pawt stadium is built to get the attendance up there.
There is lots of free parking near the URI Athletic complexes.
by OBRAM
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: New HS fields!!
Replies: 32
Views: 673

Re: New HS fields!!

excuse or not, two games last year it poured, the Brown game and Homecoming. That cut down on attendance.
by OBRAM
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: New HS fields!!
Replies: 32
Views: 673

Re: New HS fields!!

RhowdyRam02 wrote:
OBRAM wrote: .


Honest question. Why should the URI administration look to spend more money when there's a core group of people who are fine with an inferior product and there would be no return on their investment?
.

Who is this core group that is fine with an inferior product?
by OBRAM
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: New HS fields!!
Replies: 32
Views: 673

Re: New HS fields!!

Just goes to show you how the Administration at URI does not want to invest in Football, outside track. The Admin does not want to be seen spending money on these programs, it would politically be incorrect. They have some nice jobs at URI and they want to keep them, which means, stay out of the pub...
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Brainstorming about updating campus area
Replies: 152
Views: 7807

Re: Brainstorming about updating campus area

Need to move Maintenance support area, it is an eye sore, and put a new stadium across from the Ryan Center. Well, I can't dream can't I?
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: License plates
Replies: 20
Views: 401

Re: License plates

Maybe PC is trying to get 900 orders for plates? I don't see where you can just order a PC plate. This is the link I find.
http://www.dmv.ri.gov/plates/special/
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Athletics Branding Concept
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: Athletics Branding Concept

Well, Clemson has the Tiger Orange Paws. Maybe most people would not recognize that the Orange Tiger Paws equates with Clemson, but I still like it. Our Ram Horn design is still great, lets use it more. Thanks for whoever designed it 20 + years ago.
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Ryan Center at 15 Years
Replies: 28
Views: 1256

Re: The Ryan Center at 15 Years

I would say the Ryan Center has been a huge success. I would think a 12,000 seat new football stadium would also be a huge success, and I am not talking about a revamped Meade. Ryan Center at 15, but is has been almost 20 years since the Ryan Center plan came into being, and no such plans for URI fo...
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Hockey enthusiast letter to Projo-Scrap Football at URI
Replies: 123
Views: 5860

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

Men's basketball wags the dog at URI. Everything else comes in 3rd or 4thll
by OBRAM
2 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Brainstorming about updating campus area
Replies: 152
Views: 7807

Green Hall Mall Re: Brainstorming about updating campus area

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Has anyone scene the new Green Hall Mall. They had to cut down all the old trees that were I believe rotten. They planted new trees and grass and it looks fantastic.
by OBRAM
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season
Replies: 105
Views: 5440

Re: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season

Davidson lost again, they had a 6-2 lead going into the 8th. I couple of breaks in their games with TX AM and they would be going to Omaha.
by OBRAM
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season
Replies: 105
Views: 5440

Re: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season

Amazing, and URI baseball beat Davidson in 3 games at Davidson in March.
Davidson almost got out of the 15th. Texas AM got the bases loaded with no outs, but got a hit with two outs.
by OBRAM
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Good news for URI athletics facilities?
Replies: 44
Views: 3210

Re: Good news for URI athletics facilities?

http://www.castletonsports.com/information/facilities/spartan_stadium/index

Seems high school caliber to me. But Soccer Football should be combined, and that means the Site where Meade Field is , is too small.
by OBRAM
3 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Review of Meade Stadium
Replies: 39
Views: 2888

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 par...
by OBRAM
3 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season
Replies: 105
Views: 5440

Re: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season

Rams scored 2 in the 9th to tie the game, win it in 12 innings 6-5.http://www.gorhody.com/sports/m-basebl/2016-17/releases/20170519tqh3fm
by OBRAM
3 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: New Pawsox Stadium
Replies: 3
Views: 501

New Pawsox Stadium

https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-red-sox/2017/05/16/governor-of-rhode-island-says-pawsox-stadium-plan-headed-in-right-direction I got an email from a friend who said he heard that the people putting up the stadium think URI is going to play football games there. I am surprised to comment on thi...
by OBRAM
3 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Men's Track wins a-10 title again
Replies: 21
Views: 565

Re: Men's Track wins a-10 title again

Record was better before the Ryan Center was built. Just look at mid 1990's. What I am saying is, donors have invested money into football, it is not just donor helping baseball. Also saying, it is unfortunate that you remove facilities from football (field house, and Practice field area) and don't ...
by OBRAM
3 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Men's Track wins a-10 title again
Replies: 21
Views: 565

Re: Men's Track wins a-10 title again

Well, football lost the West Stands, part of practice field, football field house when Ryan Center was built. I think donations paid for 1/2 or more of new West Stands. I am not sure 100%, but I think the old Football Field house had ,within 10 years of being torn down, was fix over with a big fund ...
by OBRAM
3 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Men's Track wins a-10 title again
Replies: 21
Views: 565

Re: Men's Track wins a-10 title again

I think it would be accurate to say that URI baseball has done more , by itself, without University support , to be a success, than any other URI sport. That is not to diminish crew, tennis, or sailing. It is great that they have a field turf field that was donated, and I would think most other base...
by OBRAM
3 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Men's Track wins a-10 title again
Replies: 21
Views: 565

Re: Men's Track wins a-10 title again

Yes, track at URI does not have an outdoor track (which is unbelievable for a State u.), but URI does have one of the best Indoor Tracks (Mackle Field house). No facilities for URI football are even remotely one of the best.
by OBRAM
3 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Fenway Gridiron Series
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Fenway Gridiron Series

Yes, it would be great. I wonder if the field can take that many games on it.
by OBRAM
4 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: RI 41st in funding/student in public higher ed
Replies: 7
Views: 271

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
4 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: RI 41st in funding/student in public higher ed
Replies: 7
Views: 271

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
4 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Spring Football hits the road...
Replies: 14
Views: 541

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
4 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Good news for URI athletics facilities?
Replies: 44
Views: 3210

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
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1332
Views: 80801

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
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 455
Views: 8837

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
6 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Hockey enthusiast letter to Projo-Scrap Football at URI
Replies: 123
Views: 5860

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
6 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Logo
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Re: Logo

That's very good.
by OBRAM
6 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Uconn Facts and Figures
Replies: 0
Views: 249

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
7 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Football recruiting
Replies: 56
Views: 1892

Re: Football recruiting

Great video!
by OBRAM
7 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Logo
Replies: 11
Views: 797

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
7 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Hockey enthusiast letter to Projo-Scrap Football at URI
Replies: 123
Views: 5860

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
7 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"
Replies: 70
Views: 2312

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
8 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!
Replies: 140
Views: 4974

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
8 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody FB Insiders Club-JMU line up!!
Replies: 140
Views: 4974

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
8 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Bryant FB Coach resigns !?!?
Replies: 8
Views: 599

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
8 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: FCS Playoffs
Replies: 22
Views: 1087

Re: FCS Playoffs

We were in the games vs Stony Brook and Maine this year. So, I say, YES.
by OBRAM
8 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: FCS Playoffs
Replies: 22
Views: 1087

Re: FCS Playoffs

We were in the games vs Stony Brook and Maine this year. So, I say, YES.
by OBRAM
8 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: FCS Playoffs
Replies: 22
Views: 1087

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

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