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by RhowdyRam02
10 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4800

Re: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM

Their head coach is delusional
by RhowdyRam02
12 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 109
Views: 1824

Re: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

It's a problem in areas where pro sports are bigger than college sports. Athletic departments are worried that rivals in the same conference will hurt their brand or whatever. They can't grasp that's what builds the brand in college sports.
by RhowdyRam02
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Fan, Frog and Reporter Podcast Episode 4
Replies: 11
Views: 832

Re: The Fan, Frog and Reporter Podcast Episode 4

Good podcast. I was by those PC girls, absolutely brutal
by RhowdyRam02
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 75
Views: 1661

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

I wonder how much of that is because of the recruiting area they're located in versus other factors
by RhowdyRam02
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 67
Views: 4586

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

The latest bracket from the most accurate prognosticator of late came out this morning: https://bracketville.wordpress.com/bracketology/ URI is an 8 seed in Pittsburgh taking on NC State for the right to play Villanova Seton Hall is a four seed. Virginia is a five. Alabama is an 8. Nevada is a 9. UN...
by RhowdyRam02
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1830

Re: Projo Fairness

I can confirm he's nice in person. Though we're fellow Kool Aid drinkers, so...
by RhowdyRam02
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4800

Re: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM

If EC plays I'd be surprised if he doesn't start, if for no other reason than the fan pop. Is there any advantage to him coming off the bench?
by RhowdyRam02
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 75
Views: 1661

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

Not exactly, their football program was kicked out of the MAC because they wouldn't add all sports to the conference. Something tells me if UMass went back to the MAC and said they'd join in all sports they'd be welcomed back. Conference USA is also a potential spot, with their goal being the AAC.
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 109
Views: 1824

Re: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

Sorry, my fault for not picking up on that.
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 109
Views: 1824

Re: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

By not yet I assume you mean not ever. We're never moving up to FBS.
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 109
Views: 1824

Re: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

I wouldnt mind a move to the AAC if Umass came too. that would fix the main problem with the AAC which is a lack of good rivalries. It has the potential to be a good basketball conference each year with some good programs but no rivalry games that make for good TV. UConn, URI, Umass have a historic...
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4800

Re: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM

rhodysurf wrote:I think finals start tomorrow or something


They started yesterday
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4800

Re: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM

Some students may already be gone but finals go until the 21st here.
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 75
Views: 1661

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

We probably only want to cut three if we follow your plan DPS, because UMass is leaving at some point and I have to imagine sooner rather than later. Personally I wouldn't cut George Mason. Just outside of DC, big arena, and I believe they are planning on renovating it. Seems to me that even though ...
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 109
Views: 1824

Re: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

Why do we need to add? If there's anything we should have learned from the new Big East it's that you're better off with a smaller league with fewer bad programs at the bottom
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: DiSano's chat with Preston Murphy.
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: DiSano's chat with Preston Murphy.

Yes, Creighton is in Omaha
by RhowdyRam02
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 75
Views: 1661

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

But they give us the Pittsburgh market! Or some nonsense like that
by RhowdyRam02
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 75
Views: 1661

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

I know Boston has something similar with some really great writers. I'm just not sure RI has enough for one of these type things to expand into the market.
by RhowdyRam02
4 days ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: DOUG JONES BEATS EVIL IN ALABAMA!
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: DOUG JONES BEATS EVIL IN ALABAMA!

I can see why people want celebrities to butt out of local elections. Like I saw a bunch of people put Roll Tide on Twitter when they heard the result, but the blue team from Alabama won, so the proper chant should have been War Eagle!
by RhowdyRam02
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 109
Views: 1824

Re: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

According to the article the negotiations lasted for months. Hopefully that's just how long the A10 rep was laughing uncontrollably before they were able to hang up.
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1830

Re: Projo Fairness

Please point to one instance where he's criticizing the people in attendance. He's using his platform to tell people not going they should be going. Just curious, and this isn't directed directly at you, RR02, but to anyone. What percentage of people do you think are big enough URI fans to follow t...
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1830

Re: Projo Fairness

I was busy yesterday and a lot of dumb comments or comments that I felt needed clarification were made in that time. And one thoughtful post from TruePoint that could lead to an interesting discussion. I do find it funny that a guy with 13,000+ posts is saying someone else posts too much though. I m...
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 74
Views: 1704

Re: Attendance- Perspective

Why don't we just compare their attendance last year to ours last year and theirs this year to ours this year? That seems to be the most accurate way of doing things, no?
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1830

Re: Projo Fairness

I swear I think most of this board only cares about being better than Providence. Like legitimately, I think there is a significant amount of posters (and elderly cow people that make up a large percentage of our fan base), who would be THRILLED if we were 1-30, while PC were 0-31. Nothing else mat...
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1830

Re: Projo Fairness

That is likely a "value add" to a large print/digital ad buy by the Friars with Projo. Not sure if we have the same type of spend with Projo to warrant something similar. I would assume not. Also I'm sure if our athletic department wanted to just give tickets to the ProJo to distribute th...
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1830

Re: Projo Fairness

PK was much better. Not even close. That might be a function that Bill has more tools at his disposal, such as Twitter, but PK's coverage of URI wasn't nearly as comprehensive as Bill's. Also I'd point out the Bill has come on this message board to talk with fans and offered to talk with fans in pe...
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1830

Re: Projo Fairness

the fact that he chooses to do it in a negative way. he says things like 'only XXXX showed up', 'disappointing lack of support', etc. Instead of 'very entertaining team to see in person', 'fans are missing out on a great show/great time', 'come support the Rams' big difference in tone. That big dif...
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1830

Re: Projo Fairness

Sorry but I'm the furthest thing from sensitive, just not feeling as lucky as you are that a person that gets paid to cover URI, actually covers URI. Since this is a reply to me I will dare you to find 1 post I have ever made wanting to jump off the ledge after a loss, I am the biggest DH fan there...
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1830

Re: Projo Fairness

Here's what I don't get re: Koch, and the vitriol for him. I'm not sure what everyone's goals are for this basketball program, but mine has and will always be: national relevance. There are many different paths to that goal, but along the way: winning, program investments, winning, nationally telev...
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 75
Views: 1661

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

Two years ago they were 5-13 in conference, last year they were 9-9. A program like that it isn't fair to look at their OOC, they're set up to lose. He has at least this year and next unless they really crater in conference.
by RhowdyRam02
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 74
Views: 1704

Re: Attendance- Perspective

I'm not sure how valid comparisons are at this point of the season. Higher profile conference isn't relevant because league games haven't started and percentage is thrown off because we had the rivalry sell out this year. Wouldn't be fair in years when the game is in Providence to compare percentage...
by RhowdyRam02
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 78
Views: 1830

Re: Projo Fairness

the fact that he chooses to do it in a negative way. he says things like 'only XXXX showed up', 'disappointing lack of support', etc. Instead of 'very entertaining team to see in person', 'fans are missing out on a great show/great time', 'come support the Rams' big difference in tone. That big dif...
by RhowdyRam02
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody Ticket Promotions
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Rhody Ticket Promotions

I did notice the uptick in promos, A good step forward. I hope it works. We're season ticket holders, but my 65-year-old wife frequently wishes she could sit with the students. Maybe we'll spend an extra $20 and move down there for one of these games. I'm a season ticket holder myself and just move...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 74
Views: 1704

Re: Attendance- Perspective

Besides PC barely getting over 4K when opponents not in the top 30 nationally come to town and Uconn struggling mightily at the gate as well. Just out of curiosity, where was this number fabricated from? Since we are dealing with the here and now, PC has played 1 Top 30 team at home this season, Mi...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9172

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

Seawrightspostgame wrote:Frustrating just in the sense I wanted a banner year, but this year looks more like last year if we are lucky.


Last year we got two banners. We're solidly on track for at least one more this year
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 74
Views: 1704

Re: Attendance- Perspective

I understand the first line says season tickets, but I'm wondering where he got the information from because a double digit increase in season tickets doesn't seem to line up with the actual attendance numbers .......people hold season tickets then are no shows......? If the ticket is sold it's cou...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 74
Views: 1704

Re: Attendance- Perspective

This is an article from gorhody.com from October 10th. As of this article we had sold somewhere between 2700 and 2800 full season tickets and 1000 mini plans. They don't mention percentage increases. Based on the wording where they talk about the mini plans being a program record it would seem the f...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 74
Views: 1704

Re: Attendance- Perspective

I understand the first line says season tickets, but I'm wondering where he got the information from because a double digit increase in season tickets doesn't seem to line up with the actual attendance numbers
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 74
Views: 1704

Re: Attendance- Perspective

Where are you getting that information from? According to gorhody.com in 2015-16 the average attendance was 4718 and last year it was 4930. That would only be a 4-5% increase in attendance
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3964

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

so we go 8-3 OOC including 1-3 vs the top 50 (2-3 if PC finds their way back in) and go 14-4 in a weak conference and we are in? love the optimism here and hope you are all right, but I just don't see it. Christ, BC already has a top 10 win and will have several chances to add more. does anyone see...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3964

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Although our at large situation is precarious, it's not as bad as pc's. So there is that. Jesus Christ, no it isn't. We are in, period. All we can do is play our way out Well, we have 18 landmines coming up in conference. So I would still say precarious. If this is true for us then that means it is...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3964

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

RhodyRam86 wrote:down to 1 top 50 win. everybody still happy about going 8-3 OOC?


Nothing changed today with the new quadrant system, so yes, I'm still happy with what we've done so far
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3964

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

As long as they stay in the top 75 in RPI, which all joking about breaking them they should, they'll remain a quadrant 2 win. They're still projected to have an RPI in the 50's after this. They definitely need to get their mojo back and fast though
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3964

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Penn beat Dayton. Gross I said it when PC needed overtime to beat Brown, I think we broke them. Cartwright specifically is a mess right now. I guess Cooley said he was hurt in the BC game, but he still played 33 minutes and had double figure points against Rider in the game between BC and us. As muc...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9172

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

an at large was no guarantee going into the VCU game, but either way, making one of the last four spots is not what we projected for this team going into this season. This is not true. The spokesman for the committee said URI was in no matter what happened in the championship game. If we lost we wo...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9172

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

Either way I don't think this board is anywhere close to what I'd call having a meltdown. It was a disappointing loss in possibly our last opportunity to get a quadrant 1 win. The St. Bonaventure away game should almost definitely be a quadrant 1 game and the Davidson away game is going to be borde...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9172

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

My problem with this 4 guard offense is that Stan the Man is getting berried (no pun intended) in the paint. A guard playing the 4 and its causing him to foul out every other game and doesn't allow for his offense to prosper. In my mind hes our second or third best complete player, put him at the 2...
by RhowdyRam02
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9172

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

Last year our losses in the OOC were much worse than what we have now. 3 losses to top 15, top 25, and another possible top 25 come season end. With the new selection process those are all quadrant 1 games. None of which at home. We snagged another quadrant 1 win. If we avoid a quadrant 3 or 4 loss...

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