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by OBRAM
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 9 Football - James Madison 12pm Sat Nov 4
Replies: 32
Views: 859

Re: Gm 9 James Madison 12pm Sat Nov 4

I think JMU has only given up 7-8 TD's all year, and two were to East Carolina, and FBS team.
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: URI football: History is chasing us
Replies: 145
Views: 8331

Re: URI football: History is chasing us

Our basketball program could be left in the dust if it was not part of a University with a good football program. URI is not like the a small catholic school like Xavier, PC, Villanova. The future vitality of the basketball program, to reach national attention, could be dependent on the football pro...
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: URI football: History is chasing us
Replies: 145
Views: 8331

Re: URI football: History is chasing us

Let's say we had a very good FBS football team, which is dreaming. Would you rather be in a conference like the AAC with Temple, UConn, Cincinnati, Memphis; Or would you rather be in A-10 Basketball conference with VCU, GW, St. Joes, St. Bonnie, Duquesne. Travel is not good in either conference. Now...
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: URI football: History is chasing us
Replies: 145
Views: 8331

Re: URI football: History is chasing us

College Game Day went to NYC, because of many FBS grads work in NYC, because Fordham and Columbia have a deep history in Football. Even Lafayette Played Lehigh in Yankee Stadium a few years ago and got 40,000. Actually in was 2014 The sellout crowd of 48,256 was the second largest attendance for a c...
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: URI football: History is chasing us
Replies: 145
Views: 8331

Re: URI football: History is chasing us

Blueman Wrote "I 100% agree. I also 100% do not want to ever be in the same breath as UNH, Maine or Stony Brook. Ever. Those are nationally irrelevant programs everywhere it counts. They are known as 1AA powers and that's it. Whoopie. They could be the national champion and no one nationally w...
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: 2018 football schedule
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: 2018 football schedule

I think BC, North Texas are on the calendar for future years.
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Fleming/SADC ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1433

Re: Fleming/SADC ?

Not only East Stands are unacceptable, but the Pools are now getting and Tootell are close to 50 years old.
No outdoor track. Boy , how can State House allow flagship U. to have facilities like this?
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: URI football: History is chasing us
Replies: 145
Views: 8331

Re: URI football: History is chasing us

Isn't that the issue, fix the East stands. Something that has been talked about for the last 20 years.
How many basketball recruits would we get if we were playing in Rodman Hall?
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: URI football: History is chasing us
Replies: 145
Views: 8331

Re: URI football: History is chasing us

Would I like to see URI football to be like the Oregon Ducks of a few years ago with National Title hopes in the horizon, 60,000 in the stands, Yes. But playing at that level trying to compete with the Alabama, Ohio States , Georgia's of the world, you are entering a new realm of professionalism. Th...
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: URI football: History is chasing us
Replies: 145
Views: 8331

Re: URI football: History is chasing us

To say nobody cares about FCS (Old 1-AA) , or URI football is not true. FCS (1-AA) level football maybe even better than the professionalism that exist in FCS (1-A) football, and I have heard that from people who went college at SEC schools. Do you really want you football coach to make more than th...
by OBRAM
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Parking?
Replies: 45
Views: 1694

Re: Parking?

On hotel, in the summertime, my friend could not find a room, had to get a motel in Westerly, but he wanted to be near Kingston.
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: UAlbany Football Stadium
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: UAlbany Football Stadium

Justin Semmes GR RB 6-2 230 Clarkston, Mich. / Miami (OH) was the reason we won the game, on the backs of his running.
Then he got injured at Brown a few weeks later.
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: URI football: History is chasing us
Replies: 145
Views: 8331

Re: URI football: History is chasing us

I don't know why Mike Szostak hates URI so much. He would write about how many fans were at Bryant game even thought the numbers reported were false, he even criticized Meade Stadium because the West Stands would get into the shade. Does that mean he actually went to Meade and sat in the West Stands...
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 7 Football - Elon 12pm Sat Oct 21 Homecoming Family Day
Replies: 66
Views: 1987

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

Yes, great Post Ramster. What URI football could become, I think contending for FCS playoffs, if URI thought big about URI football like it thinks about URI Basketball. Also, why don't we have an outside track? East Stands, well, 41 years old and counting. Recruiting is a struggle. I give Fleming cr...
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Fordham is 1-6
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Fordham is 1-6

http://www.fordhamsports.com/schedule.aspx?path=football
After having some very good teams under former coach Joe Moorehead, Fordham is 1-6 now.
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: It can be done!
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: It can be done!

I believe it can be done, but keep in mind, Columbia has put money into the facilities, Columbia never said they would quit football, but the football stadium is 100 streets north of campus, not the best of situations, were URI had lots of space on campus.
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Holy Cross Football
Replies: 5
Views: 313

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 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Update on Harvard player injured vs URI
Replies: 3
Views: 295

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
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Football Rankings Sagarin USA Polls Teams of Interest
Replies: 8
Views: 261

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
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Football Rankings Sagarin USA Polls Teams of Interest
Replies: 8
Views: 261

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
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 761

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
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 761

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Holy Cross Football
Replies: 5
Views: 313

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
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 761

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 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 761

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 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 761

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 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 761

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 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 761

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
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 7 Football - Elon 12pm Sat Oct 21 Homecoming Family Day
Replies: 66
Views: 1987

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

Looks like a solid team, nothing is easy in CAA Football.
by OBRAM
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 5 Football @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm
Replies: 48
Views: 1054

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
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 5 Football @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm
Replies: 48
Views: 1054

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
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 3 Harvard - 9/16 1pm
Replies: 28
Views: 934

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
1 month ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: 7,000 at Byrant vs Forham
Replies: 32
Views: 636

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
2 months ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Bryant is scheduling up
Replies: 0
Views: 113

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
2 months ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: 7,000 at Byrant vs Forham
Replies: 32
Views: 636

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
2 months ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: 7,000 at Byrant vs Forham
Replies: 32
Views: 636

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
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 4 Football @ New Hampshire 3:30pm 9/23 Wildcat Stadium Durham NH ESPN3
Replies: 30
Views: 1042

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
2 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: UCONN Budget Cuts
Replies: 1
Views: 94

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
2 months ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: New England Tech - East Greenwich Campus
Replies: 5
Views: 315

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
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: ProJo Does it Again
Replies: 70
Views: 1500

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
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: RI State Senate panel opens hearings on PawSox stadium proposal
Replies: 12
Views: 248

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
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: RI State Senate panel opens hearings on PawSox stadium proposal
Replies: 12
Views: 248

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,...

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