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by RhowdyRam02
14 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 849
Views: 15393

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

That's the reality of the situation though. If things continued on the trend they were after Dayton and Fordham then he'd look like one of the biggest sham coaches in NCAA basketball. I think his dad recognized that and made a concerted effort to help down the stretch... Thank goodness. The fact of...
by RhowdyRam02
16 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 849
Views: 15393

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

That's a fair list, Shaolin. I'd drop Smart because he's not leaving Texas, move Cronin above Hurley and move Crean above Amaker, but that looks about right.
by RhowdyRam02
17 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 849
Views: 15393

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

from the Gtown board "Hurley has had virtually no success at URI until a 4 day run through the mediocre A10 tourney. Was 19-17 in that same conference last year. One 4 day run should not put him anywhere near the top of the list." , This quote has some legitimacy and accuracy to it. Of co...
by RhowdyRam02
18 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1332
Views: 74009

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

Speaking with someone it seems issues with replays were two fold. One, we might not have had the staff to do it. Two, apparently the Atlantic 10 frowns on showing replays inside the arena. Also I'm told they want to get to the point where beer and wine is sold at concession stands and brought back t...
by RhowdyRam02
18 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC
Replies: 40
Views: 926

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Iona performs better the most a-10 bottom feeders despite playing in a crap league. IF you let them in the a10 they could get decent recruits and actually play defense! Siena draws better then most a10 schools and gets a level of support from the local community most a10 members would love to have....
by RhowdyRam02
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC
Replies: 40
Views: 926

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Villanova is in the same conference for football and Georgetown also has FCS football, so our program certainly wouldn't be an issue. They just won't band together with FBS schools. That said, us to the Big East isn't happening. I can't see PC allowing us in and we don't add an extra market for TV d...
by RhowdyRam02
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 849
Views: 15393

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I don't think it anchors Hurley here, but it is certainly better for us if an extension gets done. It further shrinks the pool of schools that he'll leave for, it will give our program new and better perks which helps us compete at a higher level and it most likely means we get extra money if anothe...
by RhowdyRam02
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NCAA Tournament - General Discussion
Replies: 243
Views: 4618

Re: NCAA Tournament - General Discussion

I'm hoping Gonzaga wins it. I think it would be great for URI and college basketball for a team not connected to big time football to win it two years in a row.
by RhowdyRam02
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 849
Views: 15393

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

For those that are saying people need to slow down being excited about a possible extension, can you point to a single post saying he should get a king for life type deal? Can you point to a single post saying he should get an extra five years tacked on to his deal? After getting the team to the tou...
by RhowdyRam02
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC
Replies: 40
Views: 926

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Going from the Missouri Valley to the American is a huge upgrade. Every conference has bottom feeders, the Missouri Valley doesn't have teams like UConn or Cincinnati for Wichita state to go up against. Also the American gets far more national exposure
by RhowdyRam02
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 849
Views: 15393

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Wow, that's great news!
by RhowdyRam02
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 849
Views: 15393

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

That's the reality of the situation though. If things continued on the trend they were after Dayton and Fordham then he'd look like one of the biggest sham coaches in NCAA basketball. I think his dad recognized that and made a concerted effort to help down the stretch... Thank goodness. The fact of...
by RhowdyRam02
1 day ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (Offer)
Replies: 118
Views: 4707

Re: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (Offer)

I don't get any of this. Hurley goes to watch a player who already committed, instead of going to watch a player this team desperately needs? Makes very little sense. And if I am Fatts, while I am sure it is great to see the support, I think I would be saying, I am coming coach, I'd rather see you ...
by RhowdyRam02
2 days ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?
Replies: 28
Views: 891

Re: Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?

It's not too late for that though. Why would it not be too late? The AAC is about to take a vote that would put them in the conference, and only a very stupid school would decline. Am I missing something here? I'm sure there are schools that remember the Big East/American split and won't want the h...
by RhowdyRam02
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 849
Views: 15393

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I think the roster upheaval is a big reason Archie is cashing out now, to the tune of $4 million a year
by RhowdyRam02
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NCAA Tournament - General Discussion
Replies: 243
Views: 4618

Re: NCAA Tournament - General Discussion

rambone 78 wrote:If Alford stays then Archie is in play for the Indiana job I would think.


Winner winner chicken dinner
by RhowdyRam02
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 61
Views: 3350

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

It appears that the 2017 NIT Season Tipoff may just be four teams and two games from some things I have read. The OP lists that we will have two home games as part of this tourney. This tournament has had a lot of changes in recent years since Rhody last participated. Does anyone know for sure how ...
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 168
Views: 4021

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

Um, yes. It would mess up Title IX because you have to provide an equal number of scholarships to both men and women respective to the enrollment at the university. URI is a 50/50 split, maybe a little more female students. So you have 60 or so scholarships that would vanish and then how do you fil...
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 168
Views: 4021

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

You're the one bringing up money. Revenue is only half of the equation. It doesn't matter what the revenue is if the costs are significantly higher. That probably includes every sport that URI fields most years, including men's basketball from time to time. That probably has to do with every facet ...
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 168
Views: 4021

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

Disagree - those buy games still exist no matter how "good" your 1AA program is. With the exception of Appalachain State beating a very high Michigan team several years ago and JMU over SMU last year, 1AA schools are never a danger to win and they're always needed as a tune up for 1A scho...
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 168
Views: 4021

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

and if we get good at football, you'll see revenue drop. The large chunk of that revenue is because we've gotten pay for play games against FCS teams looking for an exhibition tune up. Get good and those disappear. The football program, is and always has been a turd. Sorry, there are no off field b...
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 168
Views: 4021

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

Agree that we need to be focused on making football better. We need to be in a position for future conference shake-ups to be aligned with a football playing conference. When the AAC ultimately retools and UConn, Cincy, Memphis, Temple are looking for partners other than doormats of Tulane etc we s...
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 168
Views: 4021

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

We lose $500,000 a year on football, it would not cost more to disband it and it would not mess up Title IX If losing money is the deciding factor, should URI then drop just about EVERY athletics program its sponsors as they all pretty much lose money? One would even think the basketball program is...
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 168
Views: 4021

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

We will never drop football and it's not an albatross. 99% of the athletic departments in the country operate in the red...it comes with the "nonprofit/student athlete territory." The programs that don't are the 10 elite football programs in the country. Football costs URI about 300k/year...
by RhowdyRam02
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 849
Views: 15393

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Billyboy78 wrote:Maybe Dan has to catch a flight to DC tonight at around, say....8:00? for a scheduled interview? Thus, perhaps the change to an earlier time for the "celebration" today?


I didn't want to say that and sound paranoid, but I'd be lying if that thought didn't cross my mind.
by RhowdyRam02
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 849
Views: 15393

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

They seemed to be first reporting Thompson being out

by RhowdyRam02
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 849
Views: 15393

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

If the reports are true, Georgetown probably already has their next coach lined up. You don't wait two+ weeks to fire your coach unless you were waiting for someone to be available and they were ready to accept.
by RhowdyRam02
4 days ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?
Replies: 28
Views: 891

Re: Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?

Could the A10 look to swoop in on Wichita State before the AAC makes a decision? That would help to solidify the western part of the league.
by RhowdyRam02
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 849
Views: 15393

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

giovanni wrote:https://twitter.com/CasualHoya/status/844950342626398208


This is the one job that concerned me this offseason and I was glad it hadn't been open. Get ready to pony up President Dooley and Thorr!
by RhowdyRam02
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 168
Views: 4021

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

We played Arizona in Hurley's second season, and we got smoked. They won't play us anywhere but at home. I'm sure if URI wanted to play anyone on the road, that would be fine with the opponent. The SMU home and home was made before SMU got to be an AAC power. The best hope is going to tournaments i...
by RhowdyRam02
4 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '16 NJ PF Kevin Marfo (GW Commit)
Replies: 192
Views: 16350

Re: '16 NJ PF Kevin Marfo (GW Commit)

Not saying it necessarily means anything for us, but the phrasing "requested his release" sounds different than most announcements. Normally it's just Player X is leaving School A. Could be poorly phrased by the coach or Finkelstein, could be no real difference from a standard transfer, or...
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Celebrate the Team Thursday 5pm at Ryan Center (Note Updated Time)
Replies: 68
Views: 1591

Re: Celebrate the Team Thursday 5pm at Ryan Center (Note Updated Time)

I looked at the Ryan Center calendar of events and the next event after tomorrow is a cheerleader competition Saturday. I can't imagine that would necessitate moving up tomorrow's event an hour
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 86
Views: 3389

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Now for the good problem: guard depth. EC and JT are locked in as starters. I'm very curious to see how they handle Jarvis and Dowtin. Is Dowtin now the default starter? He's certainly earned it. His ability to play the #2 means we could be seeing them on the court at the same time. Stan - Is he a ...
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Celebrate the Team Thursday 5pm at Ryan Center (Note Updated Time)
Replies: 68
Views: 1591

Re: Celebrate the Team Thursday 6pm at Ryan Center

steviep123 wrote:Anyone know if the Ram Zone will be open? Would be a great time to sell some merch!


Latest email shows the Ram Zone will be open
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Celebrate the Team Thursday 5pm at Ryan Center (Note Updated Time)
Replies: 68
Views: 1591

Re: Celebrate the Team Thursday 6pm at Ryan Center

Anyone know if the Ram Zone will be open? Would be a great time to sell some merch! I imagine it would be. At first I though they might have closed it down for the season and moved the merchandise up the hill, but I know they have some events coming up there for incoming freshman and I'm sure they'...
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Celebrate the Team Thursday 5pm at Ryan Center (Note Updated Time)
Replies: 68
Views: 1591

Re: Celebrate the Team Thursday at Ryan Center

If the events aren't well attended and it is more convenient for them to do it in another format then I don't have a big issue. The idea of doing a live show in a bar with fans is awesome, but if the return doesn't justify the investment of time and energy and resources, then what can you do? As so...
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Celebrate the Team Thursday 5pm at Ryan Center (Note Updated Time)
Replies: 68
Views: 1591

Re: Celebrate the Team Thursday 6pm at Ryan Center

One thing that would be cool is if they took this party on the road one Saturday coming up shortly. Have stops in like Warwick, Woonsocket, Providence, and Portsmouth of an hour-hour and a half each. Try to coordinate it with youth basketball in the area. It would be a nice way of bringing a celebra...
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Celebrate the Team Thursday 5pm at Ryan Center (Note Updated Time)
Replies: 68
Views: 1591

Re: Celebrate the Team Thursday at Ryan Center

.....yes, heard from good source the shows would mostly be live studio, then pod cast type, with only one a month in a live on the road venue..... :( This feels like the complete wrong way of doing things, unless there's other plans we don't know about. The team should capitalize on their success a...
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 168
Views: 4021

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

As far as commitment goes, tomorrow night could go a long way. Everyone should show up at the Ryan Center for the trophy and the team. Hass and KI deserve one last Ryan Center ovation, and the team deserves to see what can happen to our fanbase when runs like this happen. I'm hoping I can change my...
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Celebrate the Team Thursday 5pm at Ryan Center (Note Updated Time)
Replies: 68
Views: 1591

Re: Celebrate the Team Thursday at Ryan Center

steviep123 wrote:Wish I could go tonight, but the wife works late today and someone has to watch our 15 month old. Would be nice to grab an A10 Tourney Champ shirt and a new Rhody onesie for my daughter. In the vein of RI Red, let's call her "little steviep" lol.


What about tomorrow?
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Celebrate the Team Thursday 5pm at Ryan Center (Note Updated Time)
Replies: 68
Views: 1591

Re: Celebrate the Team Thursday at Ryan Center

.....yes, heard from good source the shows would mostly be live studio, then pod cast type, with only one a month in a live on the road venue..... :( This feels like the complete wrong way of doing things, unless there's other plans we don't know about. The team should capitalize on their success a...
by RhowdyRam02
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 168
Views: 4021

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

If donors are only required to step up once every two decades don't be surprised when you only go to the tournament once every two decades. College athletics is an arms race. You can either compete in it or fall behind.
by RhowdyRam02
6 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season

URI wins their surprise home opener 6-4. This game was originally scheduled to be played at Sacred Heart but was moved because their field wasn't ready to go due to winter conditions. An astroturf field certainly hurts my romantic sentiment about how baseball should be played, but once again it has ...
by RhowdyRam02
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 849
Views: 15393

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Can scratch new umass HC off the Quinipiac list of candidates. He was being mentioned as the leading candidate for the Quinipiac job. http://web.saxo.nhregister.com/sports/20170320/quinnipiac-getting-closer-to-hiring-next-mens-basketball-coach At first I thought some of the names on this list was c...
by RhowdyRam02
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 849
Views: 15393

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I don't see where football can survive over the next five years if they don't get into a conference. I'm sure they want the AAC, but they might have to go to another conference first. Independent football is not a recipe for success long term.
by RhowdyRam02
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 168
Views: 4021

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

Fans might have to get used to appreciating getting the Valporaiso, Belmont and William & Mary's of the world in the Ryan Center instead of hoping for P5 schools. They seemed to do a great job of building effective schedules the last two year without the name sizzle.
by RhowdyRam02
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 849
Views: 15393

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Does LSU really have the resources? I seem to remember reading just before last football season that there was a huge budget issue in the state, LSU's budget would be cut severely, and athletics wouldn't be immune.
by RhowdyRam02
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: March 20th 2012
Replies: 52
Views: 1067

Re: March 20th 2012

It is and it isn't from the URI Foundation. The URI Foundation will cover it if the basketball program doesn't get it on their own. Will they just give money for the contract with no conditions?
by RhowdyRam02
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 168
Views: 4021

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

There is a commemorative brick plaza outside the Ryan Center, but it doesn't appear to be an ongoing campaign.
by RhowdyRam02
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 455
Views: 6986

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

It's as much what you haven't said as what you have. Where were you praising the team after their A10 championship? Where were you praising them after the Creighton win? It's amazing that you have so much extra time to post when things go bad but no time to post when things are going well.

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