Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Will Rams Football ever compete for the CAA championship? Will Hockey go D1? Are the Lady Rams on the rise?
User avatar
RF1
Carlton Owens
Posts: 3278
Joined: 4 years ago
x 79

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby RF1 » 2 week ago

OBRAM wrote:Looks like nothing will happened unless some big donor comes along like the FieldTurf for "Baseball. However , I did not read in detail, but it seems like the gist of this, is that we really don't have a Plan for facilities. I have a 13 year old architectural drawing of revamped Meade, but 13 years later there is nothing. Actually, stadium needs to move, get away from White Horn Creek, and away from Ryan Center.



meade stadium concept.jpg
meade stadium concept.jpg (39.77 KiB) Viewed 385 times
3 x

ramster
Tyson Wheeler
Posts: 5079
Joined: 4 years ago
x 232

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby ramster » 2 week ago

RF1,
Looks good to me, I would go for this.
But interesting that this does not show lights yet we are talking about lights.
Couldn't this plan be enacted in phases? At least get something moving in a positive direction and get some enthusiasm flowing with at least a plan shared with fans and alumni.
0 x

User avatar
STC
Art Stephenson
Posts: 889
Joined: 4 years ago
Location: Quahog
x 38

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby STC » 2 week ago

That stadium gives a Rhody Ram in my pants. Too bad it will never happen.

It's almost sad that the rendering is over ten years old and as recently as last week Thorr Bjorn said he had 'no plans'.

Accept mediocrity, we do!
1 x
Delivering hot takes on all things Rhody.

User avatar
RhowdyRam02
Carlton Owens
Posts: 2593
Joined: 4 years ago
x 217

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby RhowdyRam02 » 2 week ago

STC wrote:That stadium gives a Rhody Ram in my pants. Too bad it will never happen.

It's almost sad that the rendering is over ten years old and as recently as last week Thorr Bjorn said he had 'no plans'.

Accept mediocrity, we do!


I can't even really imagine how great and exciting it would be to walk into that stadium on Saturdays. Instead we have no plan to fix things.
0 x
“We’re going to get better in the future. Coach Hurley’s history speaks for itself. I came here because I wanted to be part of his program, to help get things rolling, to help build a program," E.C. Matthews

User avatar
Rhodymob05
Tom Garrick
Posts: 1441
Joined: 4 years ago
Location: Rhode Island
x 41

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby Rhodymob05 » 2 week ago

As I've fought and argued for years now, keep football! I get it, we suck waste of money ect. The money saved isn't going anywhere useful. URI will lose much more than it will gain.
0 x
Where is Frank Keaney when you need him?

ramster
Tyson Wheeler
Posts: 5079
Joined: 4 years ago
x 232

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby ramster » 2 week ago

Totally agree RhodyMob05
0 x

User avatar
NYGFan_Section208
Carlton Owens
Posts: 2259
Joined: 1 year ago
Location: CT Transplant
x 161

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby NYGFan_Section208 » 2 week ago

Rhodymob05 wrote:As I've fought and argued for years now, keep football! I get it, we suck waste of money ect. The money saved isn't going anywhere useful. URI will lose much more than it will gain.


Agree...and there is no ROI, so (seriously) just carry on with the "hope" plan.
And maybe one day there will be a movie made...like Hoosiers....will be an awesome story.
0 x

ramster
Tyson Wheeler
Posts: 5079
Joined: 4 years ago
x 232

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby ramster » 2 week ago

NYGFan_Section208 wrote:
Rhodymob05 wrote:As I've fought and argued for years now, keep football! I get it, we suck waste of money ect. The money saved isn't going anywhere useful. URI will lose much more than it will gain.


Agree...and there is no ROI, so (seriously) just carry on with the "hope" plan.
And maybe one day there will be a movie made...like Hoosiers....will be an awesome story.


I am for investing in the Program, not dropping it. Are you being sarcastic and you want the Program dropped? I'm not sure.
0 x

User avatar
NYGFan_Section208
Carlton Owens
Posts: 2259
Joined: 1 year ago
Location: CT Transplant
x 161

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby NYGFan_Section208 » 2 week ago

ramster wrote:
NYGFan_Section208 wrote:
Rhodymob05 wrote:As I've fought and argued for years now, keep football! I get it, we suck waste of money ect. The money saved isn't going anywhere useful. URI will lose much more than it will gain.


Agree...and there is no ROI, so (seriously) just carry on with the "hope" plan.
And maybe one day there will be a movie made...like Hoosiers....will be an awesome story.


I am for investing in the Program, not dropping it. Are you being sarcastic and you want the Program dropped? I'm not sure.


I think I'm for neither... I'd like to see them keep it. Don't really think it's worth investing in (have expressed my thoughts previously re: no real ROI...and seems they feel the same way, therefore they probably won't...so no sense really hoping for that). But, it can be a good Sat afternoon option and if/when they do start winning, it will be a seriously awesome story....

The only 'plan' right now is "hope" ...think what a great movie that would make if they ever did win anything....
0 x

ramster
Tyson Wheeler
Posts: 5079
Joined: 4 years ago
x 232

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby ramster » 2 week ago

NYGFan_Section208 wrote:
ramster wrote:
NYGFan_Section208 wrote:
Agree...and there is no ROI, so (seriously) just carry on with the "hope" plan.
And maybe one day there will be a movie made...like Hoosiers....will be an awesome story.


I am for investing in the Program, not dropping it. Are you being sarcastic and you want the Program dropped? I'm not sure.


I think I'm for neither... I'd like to see them keep it. Don't really think it's worth investing in (have expressed my thoughts previously re: no real ROI...and seems they feel the same way, therefore they probably won't...so no sense really hoping for that). But, it can be a good Sat afternoon option and if/when they do start winning, it will be a seriously awesome story....

The only 'plan' right now is "hope" ...think what a great movie that would make if they ever did win anything....


Makes sense..................The Picture of the Stadium looks awesome, too bad it's 13 years old and no plan yet
0 x

User avatar
NYGFan_Section208
Carlton Owens
Posts: 2259
Joined: 1 year ago
Location: CT Transplant
x 161

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby NYGFan_Section208 » 2 week ago

ramster wrote:
NYGFan_Section208 wrote:
ramster wrote:
I am for investing in the Program, not dropping it. Are you being sarcastic and you want the Program dropped? I'm not sure.


I think I'm for neither... I'd like to see them keep it. Don't really think it's worth investing in (have expressed my thoughts previously re: no real ROI...and seems they feel the same way, therefore they probably won't...so no sense really hoping for that). But, it can be a good Sat afternoon option and if/when they do start winning, it will be a seriously awesome story....

The only 'plan' right now is "hope" ...think what a great movie that would make if they ever did win anything....


Makes sense..................The Picture of the Stadium looks awesome, too bad it's 13 years old and no plan yet


Where can one see a picture of this? I'm sure it looks nice, but probably not relevant now 13 yrs later.
As my kids would say, that was a 'million billion years ago' - would still like to see it though.
0 x

User avatar
RhowdyRam02
Carlton Owens
Posts: 2593
Joined: 4 years ago
x 217

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby RhowdyRam02 » 2 week ago

It should be in the top post on this page
0 x
“We’re going to get better in the future. Coach Hurley’s history speaks for itself. I came here because I wanted to be part of his program, to help get things rolling, to help build a program," E.C. Matthews

brady1
Lamar Odom
Posts: 323
Joined: 3 years ago
x 15

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby brady1 » 2 week ago

Football helps Diversity. Basketball needs Diversity.
Make it work.
REVESRSE THE CURSE!
GO RHODY!
0 x

User avatar
Rhodymob05
Tom Garrick
Posts: 1441
Joined: 4 years ago
Location: Rhode Island
x 41

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby Rhodymob05 » 2 week ago

Schools need fans and football as bad as it has been , creates fans and along with basketball, they create more fans than every other uri sport combined. I believe Koch explained how hockey wouldn't work out and in my opinion wouldn't bring in half the viewers.
0 x
Where is Frank Keaney when you need him?

rhodywins
Abdul Fox
Posts: 40
Joined: 1 year ago
x 4

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby rhodywins » 2 week ago

Yes rm05 football has more fans than the minor sports but dropping down a league would still have the Sat. games and we may create more fans by winning some games. The school could save money by decreasing scholarships and get away with a smaller less expensive stadium that maybe would allow for a new track around the field. This would improve the already top level track programs. A D3 hockey program could be added with the scholarships dropped from football and would increase the total fans for the University.
0 x

Uncle Ed
Abdul Fox
Posts: 32
Joined: 2 months ago
x 5

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby Uncle Ed » 2 week ago

Dropping down to a lower level will do nothing to improve wins and losses. If the winning is not important to the administration it doesn't matter what level you are at. We can just as easily be at the bottom of the NEC as the CAA. If URI cannot or will not do what it takes to match our most closely related programs - UNH and Maine - then we need to go the route of previous Yankee Conference competitors - Vermont, BU, and Northeastern- and drop the program.
0 x

rambone 78
Ernie Calverley
Posts: 8624
Joined: 4 years ago
x 319

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby rambone 78 » 2 week ago

Ed, you are 100% correct......might as well play club football....as in hockey, we might be good at that......
0 x

User avatar
NYGFan_Section208
Carlton Owens
Posts: 2259
Joined: 1 year ago
Location: CT Transplant
x 161

Re: Koch Article "No Plans on Dropping Football"

Unread postby NYGFan_Section208 » 2 week ago

I like, keep it with no plan except for "hope." If they ever win...what a story...
0 x


Return to “URI Athletics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest