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by CT Rhody
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season
Replies: 55
Views: 1670

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

Generating interest in the program with family, friends, coworkers, etc is a free way to make a big impact. We have to sell out the Ryan night in and night out, that's the biggest impact anybody can make outside of a major and I do mean major donation. Perception is king in college basketball. Sell ...
by CT Rhody
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Signs Contract Extension through 2023-24 Season
Replies: 55
Views: 1670

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

I agree that it starts with attendance. Need to start selling out the building and getting this momentum really going. If we start constantly start selling out the building, additional donations and better recruits will come.
by CT Rhody
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Dayton)
Replies: 145
Views: 9472

Re: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Offer)

Can you enlighten us which players these were that the coaching staff discussed this with?
by CT Rhody
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thompson potential redshirt year?
Replies: 26
Views: 1014

Re: Thompson potential redshirt year?

I think he would be up for this for the simple reason that he would have two years to receive significant minutes instead of just one. I know you mentioned rust but he'll have this year to practice against our deep stable of guards to continue to improve his game. I like Thompson's game a lot, he ju...
by CT Rhody
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thompson potential redshirt year?
Replies: 26
Views: 1014

Re: Thompson potential redshirt year?

If Thompson receives significant minutes in 18-19 as a redshirt Junior, odds are he would stay for his redshirt senior year. As we have seen, not many players transfer from Dan's program. The only ones who have so far are the ones he wanted to.
by CT Rhody
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thompson potential redshirt year?
Replies: 26
Views: 1014

Re: Thompson potential redshirt year?

Every player coming into college has 5 years to play 4. That's the rule.
by CT Rhody
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thompson potential redshirt year?
Replies: 26
Views: 1014

Thompson potential redshirt year?

Many posters laughed when I brought up the possibliliry of one or two of the freshmen bigs last year to redshirt. As we now know, one did and two easily could and you might argue should of. I don't believe this has been touched on yet but I'm sure Dan and his staff might be talking to or looking at ...
by CT Rhody
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4060

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

I would completely agree. The strategic plan for the A-10 as a conference appears to be missing unless they are working diligently behind the scenes and we just don't know it. As bad as this year was for the A-10, next year looks even worse. Teams don't seem to be spending more on their programs and...
by CT Rhody
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4060

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

If URI can work the logistics better where the team has access to the arena 95%+ of the time, than URI has one of the nicest practice facilities in the country already. What they should do is fundraise to build better things around the Ryan Center to compete. ie weight room, locker room, rehab/train...
by CT Rhody
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4060

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

Keep in mind schools like Umass need it since hockey also plays in their arena. PC needs one since they play their games off campus. URI for the majority of the time practices at the Ryan Center, if they can get that up to 95% of the time or so then who in the country has a nicer practice facility t...
by CT Rhody
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4060

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

Anything else come out of the night? Was Carr there? What's up with all the secrecy in that front?
by CT Rhody
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4060

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

Any other news coming from last nights event?
by CT Rhody
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ty Boswell
Replies: 20
Views: 1503

Re: Ty Boswell

So he is already recruiting and Carr isn't anymore? Interesting..
by CT Rhody
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ty Boswell
Replies: 20
Views: 1503

Re: Ty Boswell

Trying to understand the T leaves, is there anybody significant that we think this would help us land right away?
by CT Rhody
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 35
Views: 1696

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Wow this article is spot on, essentially what I have been saying for years. Hopefully people start to pay attention to this guy. He speaks the truth.
by CT Rhody
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SF Philmon Gebrewhit (Offer)
Replies: 27
Views: 1896

Re: '18 MA SF Philmon Bebrewhit (Offer)

Iggy1979 wrote:Good chance he signs early with URI


Inside knowledge?
by CT Rhody
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Don't Miss Out: Meet & Greet with Dan Hurley in Providence, NYC, and Boston
Replies: 79
Views: 2880

Re: Don't Miss Out: Meet & Greet with Dan Hurley in Providence, NYC, and Boston

Solid event, no big news. Dan addressed the challenge of scheduling and some of the weakness of the A10 and how the league needs to schedule the top teams against each other twice each season. He also talked about recruiting for a minute, expressed how impressed he is with Fatts and how good he is,...
by CT Rhody
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4959

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Stop calling this conference a mid major, it's one of the top two basketball focused conferences in the country. Cut the three programs that can't cut it financially, facilities wise, following wise etc and add Sienna who has a high upside and adds another great location. If or when Umass moves out ...
by CT Rhody
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4959

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Reading all these other A-10 boards, Dayton and VCUare seen as the elite programs in the conference and rightfully so. If Hurley stays 7, 8, 10 years and continues to have success, how long will that perception change and we will be seen as one of the top 2-3 premier programs in the conference?
by CT Rhody
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '14 Grad Transfer PF - Kerem Kanter (Xavier)
Replies: 40
Views: 1496

Re: '17 Grad Transfer PF - Kerem Kanter

Thompson should stay. Might sound crazy but he could Red shirt to have two years remaining after everyone graduates,
by CT Rhody
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4959

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

I don't mind moving to a ten team league either, look at what that is doing for the new big least. Dropping those three and adding Siena would work too. Certainly playing at the Barclays Sienna would significantly help the attendance there.
by CT Rhody
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4959

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Ok let's not get crazy here, A-10 is way better than the MVC so zero chance we lose anybody to that conference. But again, A-10 needs to stay on the attack. Reducing those bottom feeders discussed would drastically improve conference RPI, perception, etc.
by CT Rhody
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4959

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Bigappleram and Rambone 78 are spot on. The A-10 needs to be proactive here or risk falling behind even further. Dropping Fordham, Duquesne, and Lasalle would eliminate your worst facilities and commitment to play high major basketball. Adding Sienna would add Albany and a terrific fan base. I would...
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1273

Re: Duquesne and Fordham

This thread was started to make the A-10 stronger and we should keep on focus there. Hoping to win a conference tournament every year no matter the conference is ridiculous. Anything can happen in college basketball on any game, that's why we love the sport so much.
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1273

Re: Duquesne and Fordham

I ran the RPI numbers with those two teams out and the league would be 6th which we can all agree is a down year. On an average A10 year, the A-10 would be battling for 4th or 5th with those 12 teams. Just the increase in perception on that alone would drive better recruits, more fan interest, bette...
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1273

Re: Duquesne and Fordham

I get all this "what have we done lately" but here is my point. The A-10 talks all the time about being the best basketball only conference in the country. Do they want to be a high-major conference or not? If URI has to move on because it doesn't have high-major aspirations than that's fi...
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1273

Re: Duquesne and Fordham

I am certainly thinking long term, short term vision is for DH and Thor to worry about.
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1273

Re: Duquesne and Fordham

The plus 200 RPI teams have always killed the perception of the league. Lose Duquesne and Fordham and even in a down year like this year does anybody know where the a-10 would be? It's current 7th with them so maybe somewhere between 4-6? What a perception jump that would be right there. With St Lou...
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1273

Re: Duquesne and Fordham

Agreed, it's not only recent level of success that should be considered. A University's financial commitment to the program and facilities plays a big part in it. When the rumors were swirling about the Catholic seven joining the A-10, one of the biggest reasons they didn't were because of some of t...
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1273

Re: Duquesne and Fordham

We wouldn't even have to replace them right away, we could wait to make the right decision at some point in the future if the league wanted to get back up to 14.

I think 12 or even 10 works fine as long as their isn't a Fordham or DePaul in the mix.
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 38
Views: 1296

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

Conference has been extremely disappointing this year, not many big wins and tons of missed opportunities. Conference might get lucky to get 3 teams in this year.
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1273

Duquesne and Fordham

With rumors placing Witchita State in the AAC soon, the A-10 has to make a move if it wants to continue its High Major argument. I don't see a more obvious move than to ask Duquesne and Fordham to drop down to the Patriot or another league and have the A-10 move to 12 teams. Those two programs have ...
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 10: @ Houston Dec 10 1:30p ESPNU
Replies: 356
Views: 5115

Re: Game 10: @ Houston Dec 10 1:30p ESPNU

Let's win this game FOR Martin today. He's senior year and he can't even fight for his team right now. Everybody needs to step up and pull this out for him. He deserves an NCAA tournament appearance to close out his fantastic career in Kingston.
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 10: @ Houston Dec 10 1:30p ESPNU
Replies: 356
Views: 5115

Re: Game 10: @ Houston Dec 10 1:30p ESPNU

If URI can win this game it could put their season right back on the preseason expectation track. This is a huge opportunity. They will have 5 huge games, 2 neutral court games and 3 road games, go 2-3 in those games (IF and a huge IF they can pull of today's game) they will have a solid RPI and a 9...
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15335

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

So Cooley was front and center for him this weekend and nobody from URI?
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Stop the madness!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 1060

Re: Stop the madness!!!

Everybody needs to relax, we'll be ok. It's one game or two games in a 30 game schedule. The only thing I continue to worry about and knew it wouldn't change even with our new found depth was when the stakes rise Dan's seems to tense up and not sub as much. You can't play an intense defensive and hi...
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 7: @ Valparaiso - Tues 8pm ESPN3
Replies: 552
Views: 7982

Re: Game 7: @ Valparaiso - Tues 8pm ESPN3

The sky isn't falling, let's all calm down. Let's see if we can turn this around vs PC.
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 6: Belmont Bruins
Replies: 182
Views: 4046

Re: Game 6: Belmont Bruins

4600 and change. The offense doesn't create enough motion or movement to get easy looks. Time to buckle up, back to back road games coming up and will need to play at a higher level to win those games.
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 136
Views: 6428

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

Anybody know what the hotels are like around the Barclays?
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 6: Belmont Bruins
Replies: 182
Views: 4046

Re: Game 6: Belmont Bruins

The steam should be free, URI hasn't mentioned that it wouldn't be anything other then free to date.
by CT Rhody
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-2017 RPI watch
Replies: 284
Views: 11170

Re: 2016-2017 RPI watch

RPI up to 77 today per ESPN. Big jump from yesterdays 115 ranking.
by CT Rhody
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 5: #1 Duke 11/20 - Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Final - Mohegan Sun (ESPN)
Replies: 243
Views: 4708

Re: Game 5: #1 Duke 11/20 - Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Final - Mohegan Sun (ESPN)

I think one of the issues with the intensive defensive Dan wants to play which I love but he doesn't rotate his players enough. He obviously gets the guys he trust and rides then until the tank is empty and even then leaves them in the game sometimes. Besides that, great weekend and great season ahe...
by CT Rhody
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI/Duke viewing party @ Ivy Tavern in Providence 1 p.m.
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: URI/Duke viewing party @ Ivy Tavern in Providence 1 p.m.

Get down to Mohegan, we need all the help we can get with all the Dukies around..
by CT Rhody
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3
Replies: 301
Views: 5539

Re: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3

Cincy fans are on ful meltdown mode on their site! Huge win today and great for the RPI obviously!
by CT Rhody
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: keaneyblue pre-game meet up coordination
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: keaneyblue pre-game meet up coordination

So where will everybody be at 11am tomorrow, Margaritaville???
by CT Rhody
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: keaneyblue pre-game meet up coordination
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: keaneyblue pre-game meet up coordination

How about Margaritaville??? Can't beat that place!
by CT Rhody
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3
Replies: 301
Views: 5539

Re: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3

Just incase we didn't have enough reasons to be fired up about this game, the lead Cincy analyst apparently has little respect for our team overall and no respect for our defensive abilities.

by CT Rhody
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Poll: Who is Going to the URI - Cincy Game Saturday?
Replies: 54
Views: 911

Re: Poll: Who is Going to the URI - Cincy Game Saturday?

I'm going Sunday, have a wedding today.
by CT Rhody
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game Attendance
Replies: 72
Views: 1165

Re: Game Attendance

If we're waiting for years and years of success to sell tickets, it's never going to happen. Dan will be long gone before then. And as always when we lose a good coach, the program takes a step back. It's on us to help spread the word and market the program. The state doesn't provide the university...

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