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by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)
Replies: 243
Views: 6274

Re: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)

hrstrat57 wrote:Public service announcement

Just walked up at RC got 2 tix s 305 row C

Plenty left come get yours!!!


That's not good.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44354

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Loved this quote from EC

“Instead of having that desire to be just like the big-time schools and the big names, we are that,” Matthews said. “I feel like we’re going to get a team’s best effort every game now. That makes us work even harder.”
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 296
Views: 11392

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

Isn't that what this entire thread has been about?? Yes but it's only ok to speculate that Stan was the victim and the cops are bad guys. I feel like that is the opposite of what is happening. Some posters are saying that Stan punched a cop in the face, which is obviously an irresponsible thing to ...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 296
Views: 11392

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

So on 1 side we have player throws haymaker at cop on the other we have accusations of racial profiling within the SKPD...how very 2017 of us. My guess is truth lies somewhere in the middle, over aggressive cop + emotional young kid who exercised poor judgment.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 20891

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

I'm hearing he's a no-go for Opening night.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 296
Views: 11392

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

A public infraction will result in a public penalty when it comes to a Div 1 scholarship athlete at the state university. It's PR101, no one is arguing the merits of the alleged incident, unfortunately no one knows that unless they were in that bathroom. But he was charged with a crime, and i would ...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 296
Views: 11392

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

A public infraction will result in a public penalty IMO. Something done within the team isn't going to be enough in this situation.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 20891

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

I would highly doubt he walks away without any type of games missed. Even if it's only 1 or 2 games, there is going to be a public facing suspension for a formal public facing arrest made. Even if only for PR purposes.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)
Replies: 243
Views: 6274

Re: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)

It depends who the carrier is, one thing I will say is that you shouldn't expect a great streaming product when it comes to us. We seem to be behind advanced teenagers when it comes to streaming video.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 296
Views: 11392

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

I have to assume this was the bad news Kingston first mentioned.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 296
Views: 11392

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

We clearly need Opening Night to get here fast !!!!
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44354

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Legit concern Roady Jay and I agree. We cannot reach our ceiling without at least a 2nd big contributing meaningful minutes and production - whether it be Preston, Akele, Berry or Layssard. We don't even need points out of that position, defense and rebounding more crucial. I'm hoping after 15-20 ga...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 296
Views: 11392

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

There is bad news coming?
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)
Replies: 243
Views: 6274

Re: 11/10 | UNC Asheville Bulldogs | 7:30PM (NIT Season Tip-Off)

We need at least 6k with 1k of them students. Anything less is a disappointing welcome for the A10 champs.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44354

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Cyril didn’t play. Not sure if EC was held out again, my guess is he was.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44354

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Fwiw that’s what i heard too. But we’re talkin bout practice, practice.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 9 Football - James Madison 12pm Sat Nov 4
Replies: 32
Views: 861

Re: Gm 9 James Madison 12pm Sat Nov 4

Our halftime speeches must make Knute Rockne jealous.
Another 2nd half of porous defense, tons of penalties and stagnant offense.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 9 Football - James Madison 12pm Sat Nov 4
Replies: 32
Views: 861

Re: Gm 9 James Madison 12pm Sat Nov 4

Down 7-3 at half. More than holding our own
Defensive line playing great.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Banner Unveil
Replies: 41
Views: 1590

Re: Banner Unveil

I would also introduce the lineup every home game with "And for the Atlantic 10 champions, University of Rhode Island ...." Agree. Engendering pride in the program and school is what good marketing can do, and URI doesn't do enough. That's an easy way, amongst others, to position URI as b...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Wed Nov 29 @ Mews Tavern
Replies: 144
Views: 3740

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Tue Nov 7 @ Dan's Place

Agree with Iggy, we haven't shown the propensity to be a great offensive running team. On top of that if you don't rebound at a high level the only way to be effective at pushing tempo is by forcing live ball turnovers. Also not necessarily Dan's defensive philosophy, to gamble for TOs vs playing lo...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Banner Unveil
Replies: 41
Views: 1590

Re: Banner Unveil

Should bring back Kuran, a fan favorite who is in the area, and have him and some of the seniors do the unveil before opening tip.
Easy way to get fans excited and keep linkage to previous players. Something we also don't do too well.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Wed Nov 29 @ Mews Tavern
Replies: 144
Views: 3740

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Tue Nov 7 @ Dan's Place

Right now there is no doubt that is the best option. However matchups will weigh in here...and all I am saying is that if we want to compete with the P5 teams we will play in March we will need more than Cyril and 4 guards for 35 minutes. Another bigger player, whether that be Preston or Akele or Be...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: URI football: History is chasing us
Replies: 145
Views: 8331

Re: URI football: History is chasing us

"You football people.." you may want to rephrase to "You URI people". These are fans who are passionate about the program, and just because they don't instigate a coup on the coaching staff or AD it doesn't mean their passion is misguided or less meaningful or disgraceful as you ...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Banner Unveil
Replies: 41
Views: 1590

Re: Banner Unveil

Yet another missed marketing opportunity. shocker
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: URI football: History is chasing us
Replies: 145
Views: 8331

Re: URI football: History is chasing us

This is a dumb argument - football as a spectator sport is more popular than basketball flat out, at all levels, from amateur (high school) through professional. It's indisputable. My own high school experience, our basketball team was 4-5x better than our football team, and had 4-5x less people at ...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: UNC Asheville Preview
Replies: 24
Views: 989

Re: UNC Asheville Preview

That style can be effective against us, given our proficiency at defending the 3 and in-your-face on the ball style. Leaves a lot of space for effective dribble drivers...moreso without an All League defensive stopper to back up the perimeter guys. That said, we have some terrific on-ball defenders ...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Wed Nov 29 @ Mews Tavern
Replies: 144
Views: 3740

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Wed Nov 1 @ 210 Oyster Bar

This team will reach its ceiling if Ryan Preston is logging the majority of minutes at the 4 by mid to end of season. Our best lineup will include him if we are to compete with the big boys.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 10th Annual Prediction Contest!
Replies: 107
Views: 1996

Re: The 10th Annual Prediction Contest is Open!

21-8
14-4
72.52
EC Matthews, 15.5
6,105
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 296
Views: 11392

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

I was going to say for the PC game, given rivalry, rare year with both teams potentially ranked in Top 25, and the early evening start time would make it ideal. Except that game is scheduled to be carried by CBSSN.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 296
Views: 11392

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

Here is my best guess at what the news could be...ESPN Game Day coming to campus for one of our games.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 296
Views: 11392

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

UA's stock price and sales performance might have more to do with that.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44354

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Our national TV coverage is by far better than it has ever been since we had a guy named Harrick and Odom here.
The local coverage, and mid to low tier games are what is still in flux. Hopefully this is being sorted, but as usual communication from the school and marketing proficiency is lacking.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 8 Football @ Albany 1pm Sat Oct 28 ESPN3
Replies: 29
Views: 911

Re: Gm 8 @ Albany 1pm Sat Oct 28 ESPN3

Heh? I think he's talking about Aaron Parker, the sophomore wide receiver. My answer is too early to tell, but IMO he definitely could be playing up a level right now.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 296
Views: 11392

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

All Rhody sports will be incorporating the cummerbund into their uniform design.

Less cowbells, more cummerbund
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 8 Football @ Albany 1pm Sat Oct 28 ESPN3
Replies: 29
Views: 911

Re: Gm 8 @ Albany 1pm Sat Oct 28 ESPN3

I actually think ID'ing talent is the 1 thing they have done well.
From a talent perspective, there has been a major upgrade IMO over what was seen 5-10-15 years ago.
It's everything else that is lacking.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 296
Views: 11392

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

Agree with that ^^
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 4 Guard Rotation
Replies: 91
Views: 3084

Re: 4 Guard Rotation

Agree ^^ Let's hold off on the hot takes based on 1 scrimmage.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 8 Football @ Albany 1pm Sat Oct 28 ESPN3
Replies: 29
Views: 911

Re: Gm 8 @ Albany 1pm Sat Oct 28 ESPN3

A better kicker and better coaching (Central Michigan, Brown, Elon all should be wins) and this team is 5-3 and the tenor is much different.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 4 Guard Rotation
Replies: 91
Views: 3084

Re: 4 Guard Rotation

Seriously slow your roll. The list of mid major big men who did nothing until they were juniors or seniors is a long list. He’s a redshirt FR with a 7’5” wingspan, let’s exercise patience and trust the staff.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 10/28 | Buffalo Bulls | 1pm (exhibition)
Replies: 158
Views: 3659

Re: 10/28 | Buffalo Bulls | 1pm (exhibition)

Fwiw Cooley also got a tech today in their game, which they lost. Kinda the point, results are meaningless right now.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 10/28 | Buffalo Bulls | 1pm (exhibition)
Replies: 158
Views: 3659

Re: 10/28 | Buffalo Bulls | 1pm (exhibition)

Langevine seemed to be more than serviceable at 17 and 8, against a legit front line. Our best lineup IMO will eventually include Preston, due to his size, athletic ability and skill set. Until then it will be 4 man by committee between Stan, Akele and at times Berry maybe. Russell, JG and Dowtin ar...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 10/28 | Buffalo Bulls | 1pm (exhibition)
Replies: 158
Views: 3659

Re: 10/28 | Buffalo Bulls | 1pm (exhibition)

All that matters...

Southern Rhode Island 2
Upstate NY 0
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thompson potential redshirt year?
Replies: 75
Views: 4841

Re: Thompson potential redshirt year?

Dan was quoted as saying he was in the Blue Ribbon preview, not sure why some are still unclear about the intended path forward.
Thompson will redshirt unless there is some unforeseen injury situation impacting a bunch of guards.
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Wed Nov 29 @ Mews Tavern
Replies: 144
Views: 3740

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show: 6pm Thursday Oct 26 @ Dan's Place, West Greenwich

Blue Man wrote:I grew up south of East Greenwich. As far as I’m concerned we are the only Rhode Island anyone actually cares about or comes to visit. Enjoy murders and traffic. I’m good with the beaches.


This mentality is so wrong or you need a comic sans font to indicate extreme sarcasm.
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley is a Pretty Decent Basketball Coach
Replies: 61
Views: 2476

Re: Dan Hurley is a Pretty Decent Basketball Coach

Gotta love Rothstein, squarely in Dan's pocket. But pretty spot on with his take, and to think there are still some fans who aren't 100% there yet on Dan. :)
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show - 6pm Wed Nov 29 @ Mews Tavern
Replies: 144
Views: 3740

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show

Marketing is one of a few still missing pieces for the program. It's ok, could be much much better.
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Exhibition vs Buffalo for hurricane charity
Replies: 101
Views: 4180

Re: Scrimmage for hurricane charity

Clark is 1 of the many examples of the errors in high school recruiting rankings.
Even on tape as high school players it baffled me why EC was ranked lower than Clark, even though EC was clearly Romulus' best player.
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Bill Koch taking Rhody questions, October 16, 2017
Replies: 64
Views: 2364

Re: Bill Koch taking Rhody questions tonight....

I appreciate BK coming on here to provide his take. Mine is simple, and has zero to do with any desire for Bill to be a homer or wear Keaney blue glasses and not tell it like it is. He is a good writer and can be an asset for the program and should have his own brand and POV, however from a purely b...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Bill Koch taking Rhody questions, October 16, 2017
Replies: 64
Views: 2364

Re: Bill Koch taking Rhody questions tonight....

This is a joke right? Define phenomenal? Disano brings much better insight and has half the access. Please with the phenomenal shit, he covers Rhody hoops. Great. It’s his job. This board scoops everything before him.
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Bill Koch taking Rhody questions, October 16, 2017
Replies: 64
Views: 2364

Re: Bill Koch taking Rhody questions tonight....

He's done it multiple times, it's his thing. I find it amateur-ish to put it in terms acceptable for all audiences. I don't get people saying "he does a great job covering URI" -- well yeah he's a journalist for the state paper, his job is to cover RI sports, we are the state university. I...

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