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by CT Rhody
7 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 726
Views: 29634

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

UCH21377 wrote:I think 6 is best for us at this point. And the end of the day it means nothing unless they hit 8 or 9


You can’t be serious. We’re a 5-6 right now, if URI wins out and finished 17-1 in conference, a four seed is achievable.
by CT Rhody
22 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-2019 Rotation
Replies: 55
Views: 1579

Re: 2018-2019 Rotation

I could see the Dowtin, Fatts, CT, Akele, and Cyril to start the seaso with the four frosh coming off the bench and into the rotation. As the season progresses that certainly could and I would think change. The reality is Preston, Lyssard, and Tertsea won’t have much of an opportunity again next yea...
by CT Rhody
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Cyril hitting his stride
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Cyril hitting his stride

Him playing so well has long term impacts for the program. While everyone knows what we will be graduating this year, we’ll essentially have two “starters” this year who will only be juniors next year. Should help comfort Dan a little knowing the experience he’ll still have next year.
by CT Rhody
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Bill Reynolds Hurley Article
Replies: 12
Views: 761

Re: Bill Reynolds Hurley Article

Rhode_Island_Red wrote:He says we're "staring at a postseason bid." News flash for the senile old man: We're staring at a 6 seed in the NCAA tournament.

I hope I can find a job like that in my 70s.


NBC currently has us as a 5 seed
by CT Rhody
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The State of the Atlantic 10
Replies: 24
Views: 1089

Re: The State of the Atlantic 10

Well, the way I see it the only two conferences that may consider expansion in the near future are the Big 12 and the Big East. For as good as the Big 12 is in basketball, football is the main driver there. Honestly, the only two schools that I can see potentially fitting into that conference are A...
by CT Rhody
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: These are the good times.
Replies: 114
Views: 4359

Re: These are the good times.

This team is just so fun to watch. This program is just unreal right now.
by CT Rhody
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NY Post Hurley Article
Replies: 102
Views: 3175

Re: NY Post Hurley Article

Dan isn’t going anywhere that a coach was fired after years of losing. He is going to go for a plum, turnkey job - or - we wise up and get charter flights for all our away games, recruiting visits, and build a practice facility. He doesn’t want this for the glitz and glamour of having it, there are...
by CT Rhody
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1710
Views: 99089

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

I don’t understand why a majority of fans don’t try to show an hour to 30 minutes early? Doors only open an hour before tipoff, that’s barely enough time to drink two beverages pregame. This is another fan culture change topic that just takes time to cultivate and get used to. I have tickets to the ...
by CT Rhody
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1710
Views: 99089

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

To me the concessions problem sounds like one of compensation structure for the vendor. Do they still bid for the right to have a business that operates 16 times a year for a total of less than 100 hours like they did 40 years ago? If so, therein lies the problem. Once you pony up the bid $$$, your...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2946
Views: 194391

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

With URI being the number 1 program in New England this year, Wonder how that impacts the NE prep school landscapes for Dan when he goes out recruiting. Obviously positive, but we’re does that move us in the mind of potential recruits and coaches in the perception landscape is the question.
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1710
Views: 99089

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

One strategy I employ for the Pub that has worked everytime is this. I get there right when the doors open and have had zero problems getting drinks in a timely manner with friends.The problem begins for the pubs right around game time, it’s a nightmare from then on out. The solution is to allow bee...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NY Post Hurley Article
Replies: 102
Views: 3175

Re: Hurley Article

I don' t like talking about Hurley's future when we are on such a high but after reading this article here are my thoughts obviously not knowing the man personnaly. I get that he wants to win. Obviously at a Duke, N C, Kentucky, etc he would be set up for final fours and 4 & 5 star recruits. My...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 192
Views: 6182

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

ATP sorry if I missed it but where are you seeing this is a home game or a home and home series? Rothsteins article still says it’s a neutral site game. Rothstein is stating the obvious, but my information is very well sourced. This a semi-Home and Home arrangement. ATP - Do you know what the monet...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Bill Reynolds Saturday Morning Columns
Replies: 27
Views: 998

Re: Bill Reynolds Saturday Morning Columns

I live in CT and would be shocked if Dan would want the Uconn job. It’s outside of the power 5, State is having severe funding issues, fan base is shrinking, expectations are way too high for what it is, and now it’s under investigation. No way Dan would leave his current situation for anything like...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1710
Views: 99089

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

I’m still confused why working at the Ryan Center is partially staffed by a campus job for students trying to either get beer money or pay tuition. Doesn’t make any sense.
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 192
Views: 6182

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

This is a ridiculous question. Those are not the choices, as we've seen this year. 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 play...
by CT Rhody
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI Alum Association Meetup at Rhody Pub at 2/9 vs. Davidson
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: URI Alum Association Meetup at Rhody Pub at 2/9 vs. Davidson

Why don’t we open the doors an hour and a half earlier so people have more time to gather around the pubs pregame. All sold out games should open earlier to allow for the extra fans to make their way in the arena.
by CT Rhody
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Donaldson slamming Rhody fan base on Twitter
Replies: 77
Views: 2080

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody
Replies: 86
Views: 2638

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 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1710
Views: 99089

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 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: UMASS Home and Away Student Promo
Replies: 21
Views: 745

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 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel
Replies: 1707
Views: 62962

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 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: UMASS Home and Away Student Promo
Replies: 21
Views: 745

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 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2946
Views: 194391

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 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Quick update - ticket availability for the St. Bonnie game Saturday 1/13
Replies: 89
Views: 2872

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 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Quick update - ticket availability for the St. Bonnie game Saturday 1/13
Replies: 89
Views: 2872

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
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)
Replies: 22
Views: 2091

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Should the Ryan Center Serve Beer at URI Basketball Games?
Replies: 47
Views: 1894

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 192
Views: 6182

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1500

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1500

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1500

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 192
Views: 6182

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #8 - Games of Interest
Replies: 52
Views: 2258

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 192
Views: 6182

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1500

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1500

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 192
Views: 6182

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 192
Views: 6182

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1500

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1500

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1500

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 192
Views: 6182

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 192
Views: 6182

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 192
Views: 6182

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-19 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 192
Views: 6182

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1500

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1500

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI scheduling question
Replies: 60
Views: 1500

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 ...

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