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by bigappleram
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 278
Views: 17448

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Bone do you really think Dan has less of a thirst to be great and more patience than you do?!? If you know anything about him from media or personal experience you know the answer to that. Trust the process, he isn't complacent.
by bigappleram
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 278
Views: 17448

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Remember when u said - Qualify for the dance and I'll change my tune...win a big game and I'll change my tune...win a game in march and I'll change my tune...when I see something out of Langevine I'll change my tune...shall I keep going? U just move the line
by bigappleram
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 278
Views: 17448

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

How far we've come...now we have fans losing their shit bc a 4 star forward being pursued by high majors hasn't verballed yet. Keep moving the goal posts on the staff, it's easy to play that game. Can someone list the 4 star big men that have committed early to URI in the last 30 years? As Aaron Rog...
by bigappleram
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Adidas Nations Event
Replies: 19
Views: 1794

Re: Adidas Nations Event

JT and EC should both go out with big senior seasons.
I would hope for efficient stat sheet stuffing nights from both of them.
by bigappleram
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am
Replies: 80
Views: 3899

Re: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am

Akele will be an X factor guy this year. Don't know what to expect from him, but if he can be an 8-10ppg guy with some boards and smart D he can be a difference maker. He's shown ability in spurts. Can the baby giraffe grow into his body?!??
by bigappleram
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am
Replies: 80
Views: 3899

Re: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am

Had a minor clean up procedure in off season. ECs a 5th year senior trying to prepare himself for a professional career...no need to push it in meaningless games in August. We talkin bout practice! Plus like others have said, gives Dan an opportunity to let the other 5 guards get some time together,...
by bigappleram
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am
Replies: 80
Views: 3899

Re: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am

1,000 people for an open practice in august is impressive.
by bigappleram
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PG - Brendan Adams (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 440
Views: 23707

Re: '18 MD PG - Brendan Adams (Offer)

Almost every kid, from our current players to potential recruits talks about our program, our culture, I think one even said "how they treat their players." I don't think we ever saw the results of Baron's "it's a process" but we are definitely seeing the results of the culture b...
by bigappleram
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: EC Story Coming Soon from Chris DiSano
Replies: 15
Views: 945

Re: EC Story Coming Soon from Chris DiSano

Such a likable and humble kid. Why not us?!?
by bigappleram
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: EC Story Coming Soon from Chris DiSano
Replies: 15
Views: 945

Re: EC story to come

Excited for his senior year. Should be leading candidate for A10 POY and on Cousy list. Finished strong last year.
by bigappleram
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI #42 in ESPN BPI
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: URI #42 in ESPN BPI

And Jack Gibbs graduated. They are likely middle of the pack A10 at best. Clearly the BPI is not accurate at this point!
by bigappleram
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 674
Views: 35216

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

For those of you that have gone to Barclays before, can you recommend any good hotels nearby? Adam not sure of hotels by the arena, but its very convenient to get to Barclays from Manhattan (its adjacent to a massive transit hub so bunch of subways go there) and you will have more choices in manhat...
by bigappleram
3 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: changes at QB!
Replies: 15
Views: 679

Re: changes at QB!

I'll roll the dice on the kid that was offered by Alabama. Sight unseen!
by bigappleram
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 278
Views: 17448

Re: '19 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Dan has repeatedly talked about his love for stretch 4's...I am sure that is why he welcomed Kuran with open arms despite some baggage. A big guy with ball skills is so valuable in the spread out modern game. Looks like this kid fits that mold.
by bigappleram
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 674
Views: 35216

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

Regardless where those games are played I see a lot of L's on that schedule based on their returning roster. The roster that's predicted to finish first in A10? By who? The only press mentions of the A10 next year say it's us and then everyone else. I haven't seen anyone predict VCU is the team to ...
by bigappleram
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 674
Views: 35216

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

Regardless where those games are played I see a lot of L's on that schedule based on their returning roster.
by bigappleram
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Most hated?
Replies: 26
Views: 1438

Re: Most hated?

I'd rather be hated than ignored. While we may lose the PR share of voice in our own state, nationally we definitely get more pub than PC over the last few years even tho on the court they have performed better. A lot of that has to do with Hurley name being nationally recognized, but it's no doubt ...
by bigappleram
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 674
Views: 35216

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

Ugh if that tournament starts on Thanksgiving day...was hoping for Friday and Saturday games.
by bigappleram
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Most hated?
Replies: 26
Views: 1438

Re: Most hated?

Almost 4 times more hated than PC....take that! ;)
by bigappleram
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44353

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Wasn't Hare a Baron recruit? EC isn't here without PM and DH. Together, as a team. As most staffs work. PM fostered the relationship, DH closed it. ECs earliest quotes were how he wanted to be an NBA guard and Dan and Bobby's pedigree at that position played into his decision. Fwiw V'nova has been p...
by bigappleram
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44353

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

I wasn't addressing you, just the overall notion that DH hasn't brought in the same level of talent since PM and Bobby left which was another GBG classic. Regardless of how you classify them, 4-years, JCs, Transfers. Goes without saying in the modern college basketball world programs like ours will ...
by bigappleram
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44353

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Ya don't say? I thought that Iverson and Robinson guy were two pretty good pick ups too. We don't do what we did last year without both of them. I seem to recall a bunch of people wondering why we signed Robinson when we had a lot of guards. Count me in the camp that is dam glad we did. Excited to s...
by bigappleram
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44353

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

So what? I liked Xavier Munford and did challenge GBG on his assertions about X. I make no apologies. I also recall YOU had several exchanges with him at that time. Yes, Preston was important in recruiting EC,Terrell and Jarvis. He was also key in recruiting that big man who many on this board were...
by bigappleram
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44353

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

But c'mon...Danny can't coach offense. He hates big men. He needs a mentor on the bench to teach him the X's and O's. He can't recruit without Preston. He only got the job because of his famous last name. Ahh where is our old expert GBG, oddly he disappeared as soon as we went on a run. What a great...
by bigappleram
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44353

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Cue the "Preseason....preseason....we're talking bout preseason" crowd
by bigappleram
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: We're talking about practice...
Replies: 46
Views: 2586

Re: We're talking about practice...

I'm thinking it will vary. I wouldn't be surprised to see two guards, Langevine, Preston/Akelle, and Tertsea at timeswhen circumstances warrant. I can almost guarantee that will never happen, unless we have multiple injuries to the back court. We will have 3 guards on the court at all times, and so...
by bigappleram
5 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 278
Views: 17448

Re: '19 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Can we accept that no top flight recruit has ever chosen URI because of south county, the beaches, newport, etc. That has zero influence on these kids. (In no particular order) Playing time TV exposure Program / accouturements Coach Chance to Win Girls End of story - nothing else matters. Rhode Isla...
by bigappleram
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44353

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

The other thing about Dowtin is that he was one of our better players off the high ball screen EGram is referencing...he makes great decisions. I too would expect to see a lot of that.
by bigappleram
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 674
Views: 35216

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

Remember when people questioned DH's ability to schedule and proposed that the solution was to start earlier, and plan more. Like they were sitting on their asses doing nothing. Second year in a row with a very above average OOC schedule.
by bigappleram
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44353

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Not pictured are the loafers with spikes coming out of them that he was rocking
by bigappleram
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 674
Views: 35216

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

Dan mentioned a team like Princeton for scheduling...so i agree with Iggy, mid to high tier team from the CAA/Ivy caliber conference is a likely addition.
by bigappleram
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44353

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Daron's prom suit was one for the ages.
by bigappleram
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 674
Views: 35216

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

I agree for the most part that it is just 1 game, in most seasons. And it's usually not even the most important as it relates to our post season chances. HOWEVER, this season it may be our only Top 50 home game...which makes it very very impt for post season resume. AND, winning hearts and minds of ...
by bigappleram
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 5170

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

In the battle for "hearts and minds" of the casual Rhode Island fan it matters.
Beyond that it's just another game.
by bigappleram
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thompson potential redshirt year?
Replies: 75
Views: 4841

Re: Thompson potential redshirt year?

That's his trademark, the cliche internet contrarian

Two totally different players, plenty of scenarios where they can both have great upcoming seasons.
by bigappleram
6 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NY SF Sid Wilson (formerly '17)
Replies: 53
Views: 5593

Re: '18 NY SF Sid Wilson (formerly '17)

As Jim Harrick once said "every kid thinks they are going to be the next Michael Jordan, and every parent thinks they are better than that."
by bigappleram
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?
Replies: 33
Views: 1917

Re: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?

Dan said he has a very specific role he is looking to fill next year (big body who can defend and rebound) and is confident they will find that missing piece. I will continue to trust that. Recruiting, especially with 5th years or JCs can get done quietly. We are the only team in the country that br...
by bigappleram
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44353

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

I don't think the game is going in either direction...different strokes for different folks. I'm sure DH would like a Jordan Bell right now, but who wouldn't. I am not seeing Akele as a starter on next year's team. Regardless, DH mentioned that he was going to speak to his friend Jay Wright, I'm ok ...
by bigappleram
6 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2860
Views: 180479

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Koch parrots the party line. He repeats what he hears from Dan and company. Always bitches about our fanbase, and attendance. Maybe the program isn't happy about those who dare to not fall in lock step on everything. This has always been koch's pov. But I don't think he's carrying the party line. D...
by bigappleram
7 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2860
Views: 180479

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

That's the point of my last sentence, there are lots of great posters here and room for everyone. Besides trolls and Fryers :) In other news not sure if it had been posted already but I think the team is heading back to Europe this summer. That will provide some summer workouts to discuss and an ear...
by bigappleram
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 5170

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

He's not pushing for practice facilities, or anything out of the ordinary, and well within the means of URI to get done. It will get done, listen to Blue Man on why it drags on. Or if you live in RI just wake up tomorrow. It's Rhode Island.
by bigappleram
7 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Villanova Commit)
Replies: 328
Views: 21909

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Rod, Dan would do well to reconsider the advice from this booster, who most insiders know very well for many years. He needs all the help he can get, especially with this current crop of local players, most of whom are BABC kids. If it's true that Dan doesn't have much cache with these local coache...
by bigappleram
7 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2860
Views: 180479

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

I don't understand why some people want to run off folks here who actually have inside info, so we can be left listening to the speculation and hyperbole squad for pages on end. There is room for everyone, Rhody nation is a small community there is no room to run people off the island.
by bigappleram
7 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Villanova Commit)
Replies: 328
Views: 21909

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Every significant recruit we have signed since DH has been here has been quoted as saying how integral Dan was in him committing here.
Recruiting happens in kids houses and largely outside the eye of observers, so personally I find it difficult to have enough info to draw many conclusions.
by bigappleram
7 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2860
Views: 180479

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Blinded by hatred? Again you couldn't be further from the truth. Given how much time you spend here surely you have seen plenty of positive sentiment towards the job Cooley has done, and PC's performance, in my posts. If there is any disdain it is for a guy who comes here to crap on our conference ...
by bigappleram
7 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2860
Views: 180479

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

"PC did not have good players around Dunn and Bentil" - not for nothing, but PC had all the key guys that led them back to the NCAA's this season around Dunn and Bentil...just a year younger. Bullock, Cartwright, Lindsey. May not have had depth, but either you don't think those guys are an...
by bigappleram
7 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2860
Views: 180479

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Blinded by hatred? Again you couldn't be further from the truth. Given how much time you spend here surely you have seen plenty of positive sentiment towards the job Cooley has done, and PC's performance, in my posts. If there is any disdain it is for a guy who comes here to crap on our conference a...
by bigappleram
7 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2860
Views: 180479

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

A PC fan who spends an inordinate amount of time on a URI fan board, mostly defending his own team and conference, can call no one a whiny loser. That's laughable. It's also convenient to use the last 3-4 seasons to base your entire POV on -- but it fits the nouveau riche, short memory most of your ...
by bigappleram
7 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2860
Views: 180479

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Then why do you spend so much time posting on a lowly A-10 team's board so much? Beat it.
by bigappleram
7 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)
Replies: 368
Views: 29061

Re: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)

This kid screams under recruited and a steal...Cyril Langevine part 2.

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