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by RhowdyRam02
1 hour ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Brainstorming about updating campus area
Replies: 144
Views: 6512

Re: Brainstorming about updating campus area

Soon is next week. Starting next week the old University Club will serve as the Visitor's Center and construction will start on the new Welcome Center where the Visitor's Center has been.
by RhowdyRam02
6 hours ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Where's the Politics Thread?
Replies: 18
Views: 308

Re: Where's the Politics Thread?

There's any number of places and ways to talk politics on the Internet. There's really only one place to talk University of Rhode Island on the Internet. I'm fine with ditching politics on here so this remains a viable place to talk University of Rhode Island. If you really want to continue talking ...
by RhowdyRam02
15 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 164
Views: 7103

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

This is a little unfair. How many times in the last seven years did they have a better team and we almost pulled off the upset. Hell two years ago when Matthews was hurt and they had a lottery pick we would have won if the ref would have correctly called a foul on their game winner. And each of the ...
by RhowdyRam02
1 day ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season
Replies: 86
Views: 3918

Re: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season

We continue our struggles against George Mason and lose 9-5, dropping us to 1-3 on the season against them. If I'm doing the bracket right, we play tomorrow at 9:30 pm against the loser of the VCU vs. George Washington/St. Louis game.
by RhowdyRam02
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 256
Views: 11583

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

I honestly wouldn't have known that, especially on threes. My recollection was always being annoyed when he'd shoot a three. They prototypical "no, no, no, yes" type thing.
by RhowdyRam02
1 day ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season
Replies: 86
Views: 3918

Re: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season

Seven Rams received awards today before the tournament starts:

http://www.gorhody.com/sports/m-basebl/ ... 052418wura
by RhowdyRam02
2 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Review of Meade Stadium
Replies: 39
Views: 2505

Re: Review of Meade Stadium

We can't improve what we have and you guys are proposing adding millions of dollars to the cost of the project
by RhowdyRam02
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody appearance & tix offer for Iced Coffee Day
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Rhody appearance & tix offer for Iced Coffee Day

That's one way to pack the house for the home opener. I like it!
by RhowdyRam02
4 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Review of Meade Stadium
Replies: 39
Views: 2505

Re: Review of Meade Stadium

I think the Physical Plant area is an eyesore, should be moved, and Meade moved across the street North of Ryan Center, you have the parking lots in place already. I don't know if they plan on moving Facilites Services, but it is in the future capital budget to fix that area: "URI Facilities S...
by RhowdyRam02
4 days ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Brainstorming about updating campus area
Replies: 144
Views: 6512

Re: Brainstorming about updating campus area

A lot of good information about current and future campus construction projects can be found in this Good .05 Cigar article. Looks like the biggest project that hasn't been mentioned is a new $7.6 million welcome center where the information center currently is. http://rhodycigar.com/2016/12/01/mul...
by RhowdyRam02
4 days ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering
Replies: 172
Views: 6576

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Still cleaning up the rubble from Wales, but all of the engineering buildings have now been demolished.
by RhowdyRam02
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Interview with Thorr Bjorn
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: Interview with Thorr Bjorn

I just don't understand how anyone can be even vaguely familiar with Meade and think to themselves "you know what this place needs most? Lights and field turf!" Ok, he's right that in theory the facility is underutilized, and I liked some of the things he was saying, but what's the point i...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Pawsox Sold, Potentially Moving
Replies: 225
Views: 15375

Re: Pawsox Sold, Potentially Moving

As against the project as I was in Providence, it seems like this project could break even for the state/city. Obviously they have a better feel on the numbers. If this is break even for the state in the long haul then I think they should do it. That said, I understand why people are upset that this...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season
Replies: 56
Views: 1786

Re: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season

Here's something else you can do to support the program: visit the program's sponsors and make it clear you're patronizing them because of their sponsorship. That's the kind of thing that makes those sponsorships more valuable, which means more money coming in from corporate partners. Here are the l...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Pawsox Sold, Potentially Moving
Replies: 225
Views: 15375

Re: Pawsox Sold, Potentially Moving

One thing I was thinking last night. Who owns McCoy Stadium, specifically the seats and video board? Presumably the PawSox won't be bringing the chairs and video board with them to a new park and McCoy Stadium won't need them if and when the PawSox move. If the state owns that equipment that seems l...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season
Replies: 56
Views: 1786

Re: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season

Should our expectations be tempered with the news that URI has done all they can budget wise? Should this "Gonzaga of the East" talk end up just smoke and mirrors? Can URI realistically even dominate it's own conference, seeing that others have more resources and likely always will? These...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season
Replies: 56
Views: 1786

Re: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season

I love URI basketball as much as anyone. Not all of us are in a position to donate money. I go to as many games as I can. I do nothing else for myself where money is involved. That's all I can do. All this talk about it's up to us makes me feel guilty. You shouldn't feel guilty at all. Personally, ...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season
Replies: 56
Views: 1786

Re: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season

I love URI basketball as much as anyone. Not all of us are in a position to donate money. I go to as many games as I can. I do nothing else for myself where money is involved. That's all I can do. All this talk about it's up to us makes me feel guilty. Nobody's calling out individuals, but as a col...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season
Replies: 56
Views: 1786

Re: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season

They already have and are poised to keep doing it. Time for the fans to support this team without reservation Dan, team and administration delivered. Your move, Rhody fans. More giving, more winning. More attendance, more winnning. We've seen time and again that we're tough to beat at home when we ...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season
Replies: 56
Views: 1786

Re: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season

Wonder why it took so long to sign this, considering that basically nothing was added in terms of pay and program improvements? And URI got larger buyout provisions.... Maybe they've been trying to get and hoping to get improvements and realized it wasn't happening so might as well not wait any lon...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season
Replies: 56
Views: 1786

Re: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season

They already have and are poised to keep doing it. Time for the fans to support this team without reservation
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Pawsox Sold, Potentially Moving
Replies: 225
Views: 15375

Re: Pawsox Sold, Potentially Moving

The PawSox are looking for $23 million from the state. The team says the state’s investment would be paid back over time using revenue generated from the ballpark, including sales tax receipts.

So uh, can we get $23 million for Meade Stadium???
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Men's Track wins a-10 title again
Replies: 21
Views: 379

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

I seem to remember the football team not doing well before the Ryan Center was built. And are you trying to say that the facilities on the West side were better then than what they are now with chairback seats, bleachers, indoor bathrooms, and concession and souvenir stands?
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI Apparel
Replies: 95
Views: 8509

Re: URI Apparel

I just saw this weekend the official baseball hats are on sale at the book store.

If we could buy last year's baseball jerseys I'd be all in. This year's jerseys are ugly.
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett
Replies: 44
Views: 1927

Re: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett

In fairness, the Civil Conflict was only for football, it was roundly mocked, and the UConn football coach who came up with it is fired.
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: FBS transfer
Replies: 22
Views: 532

Re: FBS transfer

I think playing for a winning program does make a difference - look at UNH. Almost every kid red shirts, they know they are going to the playoffs each year and they know that in more years than not, players are getting free agent NFL contracts. Steinmetz, like Catalina has aspirations of playing in...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15347

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Its very disappointing in the fact that his comment is basically the view of kids in the state, good players or not. Whether or not you want to believe it, for whatever reason our staff has absolutely no connection with anyone locally. None. PC is the only team to most. Not sure how much they reach...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Men's Track wins a-10 title again
Replies: 21
Views: 379

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

Look at the post right above yours, where obram complains about the practice field and wonders why it's not turf. This is a frequent complaint. Well why hasn't the mighty football booster club done anything to fix it? Surely if the baseball boosters could outfit the baseball field with field turf th...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: FBS transfer
Replies: 22
Views: 532

Re: FBS transfer

It's Thorr's call....he can tell Fleming to hire one......so yes it's on him if they flop again. They hired this staff on the cheap...and they are getting what they paid for. My guess is, Fleming and co. are out the door after this season. I think he will have 1 year left on his contract at the end...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Pawsox Sold, Potentially Moving
Replies: 225
Views: 15375

Re: Pawsox Sold, Potentially Moving

Raimondo has said the state won't give more than $35 million for this project. Probably not a coincidence that that's the same number needed to keep McCoy viable. If only we could get the same offer for Meade...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 113
Views: 4611

Re: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)

Knowing two years ago we re losing Hass and Iverson, I was hoping for at least one 4* big this year. Knowing that two years ago, they went out and got three three star bigs in the class of 16 so they had a year to develop before they were pressed into action. That's a lot better plan than hoping yo...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 113
Views: 4611

Re: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)

They have known for 2 years that their starting front court was graduating this season, and early on in practice they knew what they had in last years big men recruits...and then we had the type of season Hurley had been promising for 4 years...and the best they could do was a guy who would be a go...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 113
Views: 4611

Re: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)

Wow, after reading all the posts talking themselves into liking this signing, I'm excited now! When was the last time you saw so few posts about a signing? I guess I'm not the only one underwelemed. I didn't know the post count on an Internet message board had any correlation with the impact a play...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett
Replies: 44
Views: 1927

Re: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett

When Calhoun was at Northeastern, he was one of the coaches whose names would come up regarding the URI job. Not sure it ever got beyond the rumor stage. Three NCAA titles and a load of NBA players. Who honestly wouldn't take that? That's an interesting alternate reality, what if he comes here to r...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett
Replies: 44
Views: 1927

Re: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett

The way I read it, I don't think Calhoun said anything about how much the car costs
by RhowdyRam02
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NCAA APR
Replies: 37
Views: 3090

Re: NCAA APR

Nothing wrong with bronze there
by RhowdyRam02
2 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season
Replies: 86
Views: 3918

Re: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season

It looks like it was 2009 when URI was snubbed for an at large. Had an RPI of 53 that year.
by RhowdyRam02
2 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Men's Track wins a-10 title again
Replies: 21
Views: 379

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

By the way, you say it has one of the two largest booster clubs at URI. I'm assuming basketball is one. Is it troubling to anyone else that the baseball boosters have done a significantly better job at helping their program then the bigger football booster club? If the baseball program can get field...
by RhowdyRam02
2 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Men's Track wins a-10 title again
Replies: 21
Views: 379

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

I was being a little deliberately obtuse earlier. I'm just tired of how great the football booster club is when you can't see any positive contributions from them. I understand they can't fund a Meade refurbishment by themselves, but where is the effort to get the ball rolling politically? For a yea...
by RhowdyRam02
2 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Men's Track wins a-10 title again
Replies: 21
Views: 379

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

I do not wish to fight with the football backers and am not against the sport but do feel we should move down a division and use some of the savings from a lowering of scholarship funds that could be spread to other sports while still enjoying a Saturday fb game. I do remember fb backers that menti...
by RhowdyRam02
2 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Men's Track wins a-10 title again
Replies: 21
Views: 379

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

URI Athletic and Recreation Facilities Advanced Planning – The Governor recommends $250,000 in University and College Funds to plan for removal or rehabilitation of aged and decayed facilities including the Slade Outdoor Track and Field, the Natatorium, and the grandstands at Meade Stadium. An archi...
by RhowdyRam02
2 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season
Replies: 86
Views: 3918

Re: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season

From yesterday's gorhody.com article: With the win, Rhode Island improves to 16-4 in the Atlantic 10 and moves into first place in the conference standings after VCU (16-5) dropped two of three games to Dayton this weekend. Eleven of Rhody's 16 conference wins have come against teams ranked in the l...
by RhowdyRam02
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4062

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

I think people are too obsessed with one nonconference game in December. People are saying they'd rather win that than our conference and go to the sweet Sixteen.
by RhowdyRam02
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4062

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

rambone 78 wrote:I'll tell you what, we had BETTER beat PC this year...we're at home....and the following year, until we know who's going to be on the team in terms of new talent, could be a really tall order.

PC looks to be really good for a while.....we aren't there yet.


And if we don't, then what?
by RhowdyRam02
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4062

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

If people won't come to the Ryan Center for a team that makes the tournament annually because of one game a year in December, then they're not any level of URI fan
by RhowdyRam02
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ESPN layoffs
Replies: 87
Views: 2218

Re: ESPN layoffs

Ya know i might be changing my opinion on the ESPN promoting SJW stuff. I happened upon an article about the supposed lack of black people at fenway park today. https://theundefeated.com/features/black-red-sox-fans-fenway-park/ . After reading that i went through the other stuff on undefeated. It's...
by RhowdyRam02
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4062

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

The person I was responding to edited their post, but they originally phrased it like they'd rather beat PC than win championships and get to the second week of the tournament.
by RhowdyRam02
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thompson potential redshirt year?
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: Thompson potential redshirt year?

I don't mean to break up everyone's fairytale, but why would Thompson agree to this? You're focusing on the four senior guards leaving, but he's seeing himself already being recruited over at guard. How does that change and get better for him sitting out a year? With all these scholarships coming op...
by RhowdyRam02
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4062

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

You want to beat PC more than you want us to win A10 championships and to reach the Sweet 16?

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