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by CT Rhody
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Donaldson slamming Rhody fan base on Twitter
Replies: 77
Views: 1976

Re: Donaldson slamming Rhody fan base on Twitter

While location as a lot of posters have mentioned clearly has some impact, the most significant impact is the opponent. The Big East this year at least has some high RPI and 3 national ranked teams, PC draws crap for sub 50-75 opponents but shocker they draw well for name or top 25-40 type opponents...
by CT Rhody
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody
Replies: 86
Views: 2545

Re: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody

If Creighton wasn’t a Big East program, he would of had URI over Creighton for that last spot.
by CT Rhody
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1555
Views: 94319

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

Why wouldn’t URI hire college kids looking for beer money that will work events to staff these concessions? I did that back in college for a minor league hockey team and it worked out great. We busted our butt and got some great beer money out of it!
by CT Rhody
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: UMASS Home and Away Student Promo
Replies: 21
Views: 722

Re: UMASS Home and Away Student Promo

So every arena that handles hockey and basketball sucks. I have been to the Mullins alot (live in WMass). When it is full for a basketball game it is great. They have seats up to the court all around. Just more removeable seats. They don’t suck, just not as compact as the Ryan Center or Gampel for ...
by CT Rhody
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1622
Views: 57213

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Rhody83 wrote:
reef wrote:Pikkel to UConn makes a lot of sense just leave our DH alone if job opens


Why does it make sense? Big Ten vs AAC. Walk on $3 million/year.


Still hard to win at Rutgers even with that salary.
by CT Rhody
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: UMASS Home and Away Student Promo
Replies: 21
Views: 722

Re: UMASS Home and Away Student Promo

Tickets to the UMass game at the Mullins should not be an issue for Rhody fans that want to go. They drew 2,065 last night for the comeback win over LaSalle. Through ten games, they are averaging 2,695 to the 9,493 seat capacity Mullins Center. Their largest crowd of the year was 4,744 for Georgia....
by CT Rhody
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2905
Views: 190684

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

I had never seen this before. It shows our highest rated recruits by 247. It only goes back about 15 years, but I still found it interesting. https://247sports.com/college/rhode-island/Sport/Basketball/AllTimeRecruits This shows the growth of the program, 3 of our top 8 ranked by this website in th...
by CT Rhody
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Quick update - ticket availability for the St. Bonnie game Saturday 1/13
Replies: 89
Views: 2778

Re: Quick update - ticket availability for the St. Bonnie game Saturday 1/13

Have we ever had a sellout in Ryan Center history without the students being in session?
by CT Rhody
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Quick update - ticket availability for the St. Bonnie game Saturday 1/13
Replies: 89
Views: 2778

Re: Quick update - ticket availability for the St. Bonnie game Saturday 1/13

Just went to Ryan center website and counted tickets left for sale. We are at less than 600 to go. Wish I could be there but my other passion is calling. I will be in Philly to watch my Eagles. Gave my seats to a Loyal Ram fan. Have fun! I hope Nick remembers how to be a semi-competent quarterback....
by CT Rhody
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)
Replies: 12
Views: 1312

Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

It looks like his national rankings have been dropping on all the sites. Wonder why and maybe that’s why we think we have a better shot at landing him.
by CT Rhody
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Should the Ryan Center Serve Beer at URI Basketball Games?
Replies: 47
Views: 1849

Re: Should the Ryan Center Serve Beer at URI Basketball Games?

URI should have a craft brewery in for every home game. Great revenue generator for URI and great promotion for the craft brewery, a true win win.
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

Interested to see what everyone's predictions are for the rotation next year. Obviously it's way too early but, it'll be interesting to see if we change up our play style since we're not as guard heavy. Here is mine feel free to comment with yours below. G- Darren fatts russel G- Jeff dowtin G/F- D...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: URI scheduling question

Do you remember Mike also saying that URI turned down a game in the NIT Preseason Tournament because it did not fit with the dates? I think you are going off on people here when they are really only questioning the Mohegan Sun versus the Ryan Center for the West Virginia Home Game - once all the fa...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: URI scheduling question

CT Rhody, I don't think that poll proves much and the conclusions you are drawing conclusions may be reaching...... On Option 1, you say "if that’s the best URI could do coming off one NCAA bid". That's a pretty big if, isn't it? I think what RR2 and others are saying is that maybe URI co...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: URI scheduling question

Why is everyone argueing with the one or two fans that think this game is a bad idea? As the poll proves above, over 97% of the fans think this game is a solid agreement. Let the couple of unrealistic fans banter by themselves. CT Rhody, I don't think that poll proves much and the conclusions you a...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

ATPTourFan wrote:If this game is included in Rhody season tickets and/or Rhody controls ticket distribution and game day operations it is a home game for RPI purposes.

Source: page 11
http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/ForSIDs/P ... pdf#page12


Ah that sucks. Oh well, should be a home crowd environment either way.
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #8 - Games of Interest
Replies: 52
Views: 2175

Re: Week #8 - Games of Interest

Oklahoma State is playing number seven WV at home and the place looks only half full on TV. First Big 12 game is the year vs number 7 in the country and they can only fill 50%-60% of their Arena? And we thought we had problems.
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

Leave it to this board to somehow find a way to see the negative in everything - even if it doesn't exist. You are huffing glue while hanging from the ceiling if you can see anything bad here. We have a game next year and the year following against a near lock top 20 team. Not only that, it's a gam...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: URI scheduling question

We can be in the Sweet 16 for 10 years in a row......we can sell out the Ryan Center for 10 years in a row.....no P5 team is gonna come play us in Kingston ever......money doesn't talk, it swears.....the P5 teams will play other P5 members home and home.....we have to play them home and casino...or...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: URI scheduling question

RhowdyRam02 wrote:It proves you worded the question like crap, nothing more, nothing less


Sure we are two games short this year due to a lack of viable options and your turning down top 15 BCS opponents at Mohegan, just brilliant!
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

Joseph ski I don’t know for sure and that is an important factor. Regardless of what the season ticket deal is, I think it is a neutral game. I believe the UConn situation in Hartford is similar and I’m not sure how those games count. Uconn games at Hartford are considered home games for Uconn. URI...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

I'm not sure I understand. So is your assumption that they chose playing a neutral site game against West Virginia over playing a similar caliber team at the Ryan Center? And let me add another piece to this. If playing this one game on a neutral court is the catalyst to cementing a multi-year true...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: URI scheduling question

Why is everyone argueing with the one or two fans that think this game is a bad idea? As the poll proves above, over 97% of the fans think this game is a solid agreement. Let the couple of unrealistic fans banter by themselves.
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: URI scheduling question

There are thousands and thousands of URI alumni in Connecticut. If the athletic department marketing people and the alumni office put together an alumni event and pushed it hard, we could make it a home game. And maybe it'll be 85 and sunny today. Doesn’t matter how many alumni are in CT, URI’s cam...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: URI scheduling question

I'd go with this year's schedule, which isn't one of the options listed. Top 10 OOC RPI and nothing there is unrepeatable, they should be able to build a comparable schedule every year without giving away home games. The NIT might be hard to duplicate... 2 top-20 rpi games in bklyn was real good fo...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

Since Tom Moore confirmed the game this week, safe to put the Mohegan game against West Virginia to the schedule above. If you count that as a “home” game, URI with 3 OOC home games with potential top 25 teams on the schedule for next year. That is unreal. Can we also add two “open” slots on there ...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

reef wrote:Wow this schedule is very tough loving it !!


Would be a great time to add Harvard as a home and home and start it at the Ryan in 18-19. I would assume Dan is looking for quality opponents for those last two open slots that will likely be home games.
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

Home Alabama Nevada Away Providence Brown Holy Cross at the DCU Center College of Charleston Diamond Head Classic at University of Hawaii December 22, 23, and 25 3 games vs. UNLV, TCU, Colorado, St. Mary's, Indiana State, Hawaii, and Charlotte Atlantic 10 tournament at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

Wait for pc to say they will only play us at Mohegan. How would that go over? Also, I think we should end giving Brown a home game. They certainly don't deserve it. not sure if the part about brown is sarcasm or not, but why not play at brown? you realize that it saves us having to buy brown every ...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: URI scheduling question

I like the neutral and away deal with WVU much better than the TWO 2for1 deals Rhody made with BC a few years ago. It will be in URI's best interest to schedule the Mohegan Sun game on a weekend. A weeknight game there will not draw well and would neutralize the advantage of the site being much clo...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: URI scheduling question

If West Virginia refuses to play us at home, don't you think we should not be playing Brown at home? This is an instate opponent so not apples and apples comparison. We could buy them out but that would cost us money and until we increase the revenue we generate on game day, the cost benefit analys...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

Re: URI scheduling question

I like the idea of playing at Mohegan. Sometimes people have opinions I don't agree with but I at least understand them. In this case, I don't even get the beef. I'm not answering the poll question because it isn't even a question and doesn't merit a response. The poll is just reinforcing the idea ...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1447

URI scheduling question

Trying to get the temperature of the fan base on what they think of this scheduling situation with West Virginia.
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

From what I understand from this negotiations from an insider because I am def not an insider, is that if URI shows it can sustain this level of success over the next couple of years, WVU might be willing to do a home and home at campus sites. This whole thing came about due to URI getting Jermaine ...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

section(105) wrote:......according to Asst. Coach Moore, in his talk in the Alumni Loinge pre-game, the WVU game is at Mohegan Sun.....when asked why? He mentioned the clout of their program and league.....


Was that during today’s pregame?
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 407
Views: 17435

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

Wow....had no internet at the house since Saturday...and I expected to come back here today and finally be able to see what the "big news" was....(said no one). What a surprise, not a chirp... :roll: :roll: I do think any time they can get a game with a quality opponent, while the Ry woul...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

CTRhody, What I mean to point out is that Princeton played at USC in a non bracketed game. The two teams could end up playing in Hawaii in the official bracket. Fact that Princeton must travel cross country anyway to get to Hawaii ( most flights to Hawaii go through LAX) then for a relatively low v...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: What should URI MBB do with last Scholarship for 2018 Class?
Replies: 33
Views: 2072

Re: What should URI MBB do with last Scholarship for 2018 Class?

Anyone hear anything about the fifth schlorship? Are we actively recruiting or just waiting to see what develops? With no inside knowledge, I would assume they are waiting for either a high level transfer or freshmen once coaching changes are made in April to come free and they can pounce with thei...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

CT Rhody In the Diamond Head Classic there is this non-bracketed game that was played on Dec 19th - Non-Bracketed Game(s): Princeton at USC (Dec. 19) Sounds like possibly URI could play St Mary's in next year's tournament out there? or could TCU play St Mary's? Just sounds like an extra game that w...
by CT Rhody
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

I'm going to have to agree with blueram on this one. Buy games are for the Liberty U and Grambling States of D1 so that blue bloods can tune up against them. It's actually a good thing that URI is not in that category. Nobody will pay URI for the honor of coming in and possibly beating them on thei...
by CT Rhody
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

Who the hell is going to pay URI(a top 25 type team) to play them at home????? Delusional. Blueram your confusing me. Who would pay URI to play them at home? Is that a serious question? Have you ever heard of buy games in college basketball? You are seriously saying someone would pay us for a game?...
by CT Rhody
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

CT Rhody In the Diamond Head Classic there is this non-bracketed game that was played on Dec 19th - Non-Bracketed Game(s): Princeton at USC (Dec. 19) Sounds like possibly URI could play St Mary's in next year's tournament out there? or could TCU play St Mary's? Just sounds like an extra game that w...
by CT Rhody
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 170
Views: 5351

Re: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)

Doesn't that come to 30 games - 18 A-10 + 3 in Hawaii + 9 OOC? It does, the MTE could do 4 games max so with three in Hawaii, would the tournament provide us with a home game against a mid major? That would add another home game to our schedule. I also wonder if they might think about buying Brown ...
by CT Rhody
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 407
Views: 17435

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

People would be disappointed if we schedule games against West Virginia? Wow. Billyboy, the disappointment would be if our "home" game is at Mohegan. But, like the speculation that this thread has caused over the last two months, it's just another speculation. Would anybody but Blueram be...
by CT Rhody
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 407
Views: 17435

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

With the best conferences moving to 20 game schedules, the chances of playing top teams OOC drastically drops. I give the program credit for getting creative with their scheduling. First I am not sure if the Big News Forthcoming Secret is about the Home and Home Series. This is speculation since we...
by CT Rhody
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 407
Views: 17435

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

RhodyKyle wrote:With the best conferences moving to 20 game schedules, the chances of playing top teams OOC drastically drops. I give the program credit for getting creative with their scheduling.


Agreed, it’s onlg going to get harder.
by CT Rhody
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 407
Views: 17435

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

You would also think Uconn is not a rival as well. Since we haven't played them in awhile. So let me ask you this, would you rather see us play a peronial top 15-25 program at Mohegan or another mid major who might win their league at the Ryan? To add further nuance to the question, one game max pe...
by CT Rhody
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 407
Views: 17435

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

theblueram wrote:Have some self esteem. If we are playing neutral against former rivals then the return should be neutral.


Rivals? If we haven’t played this program since the 90’s, it hardly makes us rivals. Let’s keep some perspective here guys.
by CT Rhody
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 407
Views: 17435

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

And any former rival, WV, Uconn, Temple, Xavier, Butler, Penn State, Rutgers etc should never be played on a neutral "home" court. Never. If it’s an annual top 20ish type program who is willing to play us at Mohegan and then a road game with a potential to re-up home and home two years la...

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