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by OBRAM
1 day ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Holy Cross Football
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Holy Cross Football

This is an interesting line in the article from Worcester Telegram
'Holy Cross has several FBS opponents, such as Boston College, Navy and UConn, on upcoming schedules and the new indoor practice facility at the Luth Athletic Complex is expected to bolster recruiting'
by OBRAM
1 day ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Update on Harvard player injured vs URI
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Update on Harvard player injured vs URI

Saw this on the website https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/benabercrombie ----------------------- New Address for Ben Journal entry by Marty Abercrombie — 10/13/2017 The address for Ben here at the Shepherd center is: Ben Abercrombie c/o Shepherd Center 2020 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. Ben ...
by OBRAM
3 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Football Rankings Sagarin USA Polls Teams of Interest
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Football Rankings Sagarin USA Polls Teams of Interest

FBS and FCS is combined, I think you know that, so there have been time when our basketball program was ranked even lower.
by OBRAM
4 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Football Rankings Sagarin USA Polls Teams of Interest
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Football Rankings Sagarin USA Polls Teams of Interest

38 South Florida A = 77.07 5 0 39 North Dakota State AA = 76.77 5 0 40 UCLA A = 76.59 3 2 70 James Madison AA = 68.80 5 0 80 Boston College A = 65.47 2 4 115 Villanova AA = 58.38 4 2 130 Central Michigan A = 54.20 3 3 132 Richmond AA = 53.87 3 2 141 Connecticut A = 51.59 1 4 143 Stony Brook AA = 51....
by OBRAM
5 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 638

Re: other scores

Getting blown out at Monmouth is an embarrassment, beating Harvard and almost beating CMU is not. I stated that the issues is W-L .
by OBRAM
6 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 638

Re: other scores

I don't think the football team has been an embarrassment last year and this year. They were a few years ago.
Team W –L record is what people are upset about now. Look at Columbia, they have turned things around. Can we Say Columbia or is that not Politically Correct now.
by OBRAM
6 days ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Holy Cross Football
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Holy Cross Football

http://www.goholycross.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPID=157213&SPSID=917327&DB_OEM_ID=33100
After playing UConn well, and beating UNH, Holy Cross is 2-4.
by OBRAM
6 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 638

Re: other scores

Stop this drop football , Please Mr. Ed. I find it incomprehensible that a fan of URI sports would not want all the URI sports to do well. The fact of the matter is, that college football is much bigger than college basketball. If you don’t believe me, that’s why National College Sports Radio shows ...
by OBRAM
1 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 638

Re: other scores

Not sure if basketball will ever make money. How do you account for the cost and maintenance of the Ryan Center. If you are PC and the State of RI picks up all the cost for the Dunk and Maintenance you can make money, but at URI, if you include the Cost of the Ryan Center (Which we all know was buil...
by OBRAM
1 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 638

Re: other scores

I think basketball keeps drawing more and more money from Budget. No outdoor track, not really stands at baseball field, all the eggs go to basketball improvements. It is almost 20 years since the Ryan Center Project kicked off, and still no outdoor track or any football facility plan upgrades.
by OBRAM
1 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 638

Re: other scores

Building the Ryan Center destroyed the West Stands. They only reason they were rebuild was from Football Alumni and Friends support. Admin had no intention of rebuilding those stands. What happened to the Meade Stadium rebuild. I saw plans for this 13 years ago. Do you think Stony Brook built their ...
by OBRAM
1 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 638

Re: other scores

I used to think it was the coaching. I thought Stower was the answer, he won at Georgia Southern. Coaching is important, but you need administrative support , which you really never had at URI. Ask Stower how hard it is to recruit, he could not show recruits the football offices. They maybe better n...
by OBRAM
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 7 Elon 12pm Sat Oct 21 Homecoming Family Day
Replies: 18
Views: 614

Re: Gm 7 Elon 12pm Sat Oct 21 Homecoming Family Day

Looks like a solid team, nothing is easy in CAA Football.
by OBRAM
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 5 @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm
Replies: 48
Views: 902

Re: Gm 5 @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm

Trainer was heading in the right direction, I think we won 5 games in 2010, the year Probst was QA, then they announced we were dropping down to the NEC, lost scholarships, and we are still recovering from that. I am not sure we are sill using all the scholarships we can.
by OBRAM
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 5 @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm
Replies: 48
Views: 902

Re: Gm 5 @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm

When Fleming cam if , we did not even have good Div II talent, the cupboard was bare. Team is playing a lot better. We were in the UNH game, something that has not happened for 6 years. I don't see lights, I don't see Field Turf (actually needed on practice field). Play calling is one of the biggest...
by OBRAM
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 3 Harvard - 9/16 1pm
Replies: 28
Views: 854

Re: Gm 3 Harvard - 9/16 1pm

I found this. https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/benabercrombie Positive Momentum Journal entry by Marty Abercrombie — 14 hours ago Ben's lungs have continued to improve even though he is still battling some congestion. The PT staff here had him sitting in a specialized chair today for over an hour!...
by OBRAM
2 weeks ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: 7,000 at Byrant vs Forham
Replies: 32
Views: 550

Re: 7,000 at Byrant vs Forham

As you can see, not many people on the visitors side.
At most 2,500 in Home side Stands, so where 5,000 people standing?

I would also like to see where the 11,000 standing room people stood at the UNH game.
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Bryant is scheduling up
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Bryant is scheduling up

Two games with CAA, 1 with Ivy, 1 with Patriot

Sep 09 At Maine
Sep 16 at Brown
Sep 23 vs Fordham
Sep 30 at New Hampshire
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: 7,000 at Byrant vs Forham
Replies: 32
Views: 550

Re: 7,000 at Byrant vs Forham

Unless they have added seats, but last time I was there a few years ago I think for Homecoming, their stands could only hold about 2,000-3,000. and I doubt that 4,500 people could be in standing room around end zones. However, the tailgate area was packed with lots of drinking and even police arrest...
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: 7,000 at Byrant vs Forham
Replies: 32
Views: 550

7,000 at Byrant vs Forham

Was anyone there, did they have 7,000?

: 9/23/2017 Site: Smithfield, R.I. Stadium: Beirne Stadium Attendance: 7532 Kickoff Time: 1:00 pm End of Game: 4:09 pm Duration: 1:09 Temperature: 72 Wind: N 9 mph Weather: Overcast

Do they count tailgaters, that never go into the stadium?
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 4 @ New Hampshire 3:30pm 9/23 Wildcat Stadium Durham NH ESPN3
Replies: 30
Views: 917

Re: Gm 4 @ New Hampshire 3:30pm 9/23 Wildcat Stadium Durham NH ESPN3

over 22,000 for homecoming. Where did they all sit? UNH stadium, even with improvements , only holds 11,000?

NH spends less on UNH than RI at URI, and UNH never complained about the cost, or that it would drop down a level to reduce cost.
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: UCONN Budget Cuts
Replies: 1
Views: 64

UCONN Budget Cuts

State of CT and UConn had been living in a Fantasy world, spend Billions extra at UConn in last 27 years.

url]http://www.courant.com/education/hc-news-republicans-defend-uconn-cuts-20170918-story.html[/url]
by OBRAM
4 weeks ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: New England Tech - East Greenwich Campus
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: New England Tech - East Greenwich Campus

Does NEIT teach how to become a plumber or electrician? You can't fine these tradesmen any more.
by OBRAM
4 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: ProJo Does it Again
Replies: 70
Views: 1305

Re: ProJo Does it Again

Should have been something on front page, even small. I will continue to buy ProJo Newspaper, if only, because RI needs a newspaper to do the political and corruptions stories in Rhode Island. I think ProJo has done a better job of RI politics now than years ago. I like Szostak criticize Meade Stadi...
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: RI State Senate panel opens hearings on PawSox stadium proposal
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: RI State Senate panel opens hearings on PawSox stadium proposal

Just call it Dunkin Donuts Stadium, and the public ( my neighbors think so), will think Dunkin Donuts built it instead of their tax dollars. I want to see the new stadium, but if the state can spend money for McCoy and Dunkin Donuts Center, URI should be able to have much better facilities, and in t...
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: RI State Senate panel opens hearings on PawSox stadium proposal
Replies: 12
Views: 196

RI State Senate panel opens hearings on PawSox stadium proposal

The Senate Finance Committee began its series of public hearings Thursday in an hours-long session that made clear this is only the first inning as the state considers whether to invest $23 million in an $83-million plan to build the Pawtucket Red Sox a new stadium in downtown Pawtucket. PROVIDENCE,...
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: US News & World Report-URI #156
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: US News & World Report-URI #156

Maybe things have changed, when I went to URI, it was harder to get into URI than Northeastern.
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital
Replies: 59
Views: 1040

Re: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital

CAA teams we compete with seem to be getting better each year, so even if we improve, we are still not catching up. Top CAA teams can compete with all but the top 20 FBS teams in the country in a one game showdown. URI has improved, it showed against CMU game. I think the team we have today, would e...
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital
Replies: 59
Views: 1040

Re: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital

OK, you are correct, I assume google maps is current enough. We do have a 100YD and 70YD practice field
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital
Replies: 59
Views: 1040

Re: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital

Stony Brook just added 2,000 additional new stadium seats.
What does a recruit say when he sees this, SB is committed, URI is not.
https://youtu.be/zsvXJlJ5U0g
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital
Replies: 59
Views: 1040

Re: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital

Another point , New Hampshire does not support UNH, maybe even less than RI supports URI. Maine has its own financial problems.
Also, I think players want to play on fieldTurf, that's what I gathered talking to parents of players.
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital
Replies: 59
Views: 1040

Re: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital

Yes, URI should be able to compete with UNH, Maine, and being closer to NY,PA,NJ, should be able to get those recruits. Look at UNH new stadium on visitors side, Maine had a stadium for the last 15 years, Stony Brook, Albany, and Towson. URI does not even have a 100 yard long practice field or an ou...
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Stony Brook and comparative scores
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Stony Brook Roster and comparative scores

Did anyone check out the Program from Stony Brook game.
Stony Brook has a Roster with 120 people on it, URI had 82.
I noticed how many more Stony Brook players were on the sideline vs. URI.
Lots of NY recruits for SB.
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: URI Fall-2017 by the numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: URI Fall-2017 by the numbers

52% of new students from out of state incl foreign countries

How does this compare with years past? Is URI getting a higher Percentage of Out-of_State students then in years past?
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 1: URI @ Central Michigan, 8/31 7PM, ESPN3
Replies: 140
Views: 1669

Re: Gm. 1: URI @ Central Michigan, 8/31 7PM, ESPN3

Big improvement from Kansas, Bowling Green games form last two years.
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Eastern Washington Schedule 1st 4 games, looks tuff
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Eastern Washington Schedule 1st 4 games, looks tuff

9/2/2017 Texas Tech 1 p.m.

9/9/2017 North Dakota State 1:05 p.m.

9/16/2017 Fordham 10 a.m.

9/23/2017 Montana 5:05 p.m.
by OBRAM
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: New HS fields!!
Replies: 33
Views: 907

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
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: 2017 football preview
Replies: 103
Views: 3167

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 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Pawsox Sold, Potentially Moving
Replies: 308
Views: 18678

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 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: New HS fields!!
Replies: 33
Views: 907

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 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: New HS fields!!
Replies: 33
Views: 907

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 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: New HS fields!!
Replies: 33
Views: 907

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
2 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Brainstorming about updating campus area
Replies: 154
Views: 8631

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
3 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: License plates
Replies: 20
Views: 514

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/

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