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by CT Rhody
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 34
Views: 1471

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
6 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SF Philmon Gebrewhit (Offer)
Replies: 24
Views: 1663

Re: '18 MA SF Philmon Bebrewhit (Offer)

Iggy1979 wrote:Good chance he signs early with URI


Inside knowledge?
by CT Rhody
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Don't Miss Out: Meet & Greet with Dan Hurley in Providence, NYC, and Boston
Replies: 75
Views: 2442

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
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4654

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
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4654

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
2 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '14 Grad Transfer PF - Kerem Kanter (Xavier)
Replies: 40
Views: 1483

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
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4654

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
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4654

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
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 4654

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
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1267

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
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1267

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
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1267

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
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1267

Re: Duquesne and Fordham

I am certainly thinking long term, short term vision is for DH and Thor to worry about.
by CT Rhody
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1267

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
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1267

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
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1267

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
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 38
Views: 1282

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
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Duquesne and Fordham
Replies: 58
Views: 1267

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
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 10: @ Houston Dec 10 1:30p ESPNU
Replies: 356
Views: 5072

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
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 10: @ Houston Dec 10 1:30p ESPNU
Replies: 356
Views: 5072

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
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 171
Views: 11156

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

So Cooley was front and center for him this weekend and nobody from URI?
by CT Rhody
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Stop the madness!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 1020

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
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 7: @ Valparaiso - Tues 8pm ESPN3
Replies: 552
Views: 7927

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: 4015

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: 102
Views: 5006

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: 4015

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
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-2017 RPI watch
Replies: 284
Views: 11091

Re: 2016-2017 RPI watch

RPI up to 77 today per ESPN. Big jump from yesterdays 115 ranking.
by CT Rhody
5 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: 4637

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
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI/Duke viewing party @ Ivy Tavern in Providence 1 p.m.
Replies: 10
Views: 351

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
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3
Replies: 301
Views: 5494

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
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: keaneyblue pre-game meet up coordination
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: keaneyblue pre-game meet up coordination

So where will everybody be at 11am tomorrow, Margaritaville???
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: keaneyblue pre-game meet up coordination
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: keaneyblue pre-game meet up coordination

How about Margaritaville??? Can't beat that place!
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3
Replies: 301
Views: 5494

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
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Poll: Who is Going to the URI - Cincy Game Saturday?
Replies: 54
Views: 897

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

I'm going Sunday, have a wedding today.
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game Attendance
Replies: 72
Views: 1121

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...
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Coverage of URI - Conversation with Sports Editor Bill Corey
Replies: 60
Views: 1496

Re: Projo Coverage of URI - Conversation with Sports Editor Bill Corey

This is great to hear. Also good to see the projo reach back out to their readers and spend some time addressing some of their concerns.
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game Attendance
Replies: 72
Views: 1121

Re: Game Attendance

I think tonights attendance will be back up around 6k with two in state teams playing. Not way, not even close. There are less than 3000 seats sold right now. Hopefully the students and game day purchases put it in the mid 4s. Less then 3k sold right now, what's our season ticket base? Obviously le...
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game Attendance
Replies: 72
Views: 1121

Re: Game Attendance

This is completely overblown. Culture not only drives a program but success drives it's fan culture. If we make the NCAA tournament, we'll see gradually fan improvements next year. But if we can have sustained success, that's where you start creating real demand for tickets and scarcity takes over a...
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 260
Views: 7159

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17

Kmac thinks the Big East is a "Power Conference" and wants that "Power Conference" bias to help pick PC up to national relevance. If St Mary's played in the new big east he would have them ranked around 14 right now.
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 1: Dartmouth
Replies: 209
Views: 5330

Re: Game 1: Dartmouth

Did Lysard play?
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 1: Dartmouth
Replies: 209
Views: 5330

Re: Game 1: Dartmouth

I would be impressed if 2k students showed up tonight. I'm assuming the admin will just let as many students in as wait in the line as long as there are still seats available closing in on game time.
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 1: Dartmouth
Replies: 209
Views: 5330

Re: Game 1: Dartmouth

I just bought a pair of tickets at the Ryan Center box office. Front row 314. If I got in row A there should be plenty of good seats avail upstairs. I was told 3000 tickets have been sold and expecting 2000 students on walk up. That's what RC staff is planning for. If that's true that's extremely d...
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Facebook Live Pregame
Replies: 43
Views: 1584

Re: Facebook Live Pregame

Chris - With 13 players available this season for the first time and a likely 9-10 play rotation at the most, would Dan think about saving a year of elgibility and focus on a development year for potentially player 12-13?
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show
Replies: 979
Views: 38701

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show: TONIGHT @ 6pm Red Parrot, Newport

Is this recorded anywhere?
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 1: Dartmouth
Replies: 209
Views: 5330

Re: Game 1: Dartmouth

Any word what the buzz is like on campus?
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 1: Dartmouth
Replies: 209
Views: 5330

Re: Game 1: Dartmouth

bigappleram wrote:I tried to get a handle on ticket demand but it seems gorhody took down that feature from the ticketing page.
Would be great to get 6k to the opener.


How would you do that from the site? Assuming the school might open more then the 1,500 allotment for students for this one?
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)
Replies: 16
Views: 2010

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)

I think coaches have to identify kids that fit their specific program best and it isn't a one sized fit all model. I would view URI's recruiting strategy as a limited risk model. I would view it as fit specific model. I think we'll see the ranking of player increase as starter minutes begin to becom...
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Opening the 2016-17 Prediction Contest
Replies: 91
Views: 2070

Re: Opening the 2016-17 Prediction Contest

1. 22-8
2. 13-5
3. 70.2
4. Matthews 14.7
5. 6118
by CT Rhody
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Facebook Live Pregame
Replies: 43
Views: 1584

Re: Facebook Live Pregame

Awesome! I just liked the Facebook page. This is great stuff and can't wait to tune in. Chris is certainly doing his part to turn this into a high level program!

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