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The University of Rhode Island (!!!) is on ESPN2 every Friday night playing basketball the month before March Madness.

A. If you told me this would happen in 2012 I would have slapped you.
B. Unreal national exposure for the school/program.
C. If you complain about this then you're a moron.
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Rhody15 wrote:The University of Rhode Island (!!!) is on ESPN2 every Friday night playing basketball the month before March Madness.

A. If you told me this would happen in 2012 I would have slapped you.
B. Unreal national exposure for the school/program
C. If you complain about this then you're a moron.


Absolutely...would challenge anyone to come up with a better Feb TV schedule situation...
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Rhody15 wrote:The University of Rhode Island (!!!) is on ESPN2 every Friday night playing basketball the month before March Madness.

A. If you told me this would happen in 2012 I would have slapped you.
B. Unreal national exposure for the school/program
C. If you complain about this then you're a moron.


I'm eyeballing that Feb. 23 game against Dayton since it's my birthday. Would be a nice to go see that game and watch us get revenge as my present!
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Unread postby Justns11 » 2 months ago

For those of us who live out of state, and can't get out of work early, Friday night games are tough. I typically buy the mini plans and pick as many Saturday games as possible. I'm bummed that I probably can't do that this year, but I'm pumped about all the TV exposure. Can't wait for the season to begin!
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Justns11 wrote:For those of us who live out of state, and can't get out of work early, Friday night games are tough. I typically buy the mini plans and pick as many Saturday games as possible. I'm bummed that I probably can't do that this year, but I'm pumped about all the TV exposure. Can't wait for the season to begin!


We still have five Saturday games, including the PC game, and a Sunday game.
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Justns11 wrote:For those of us who live out of state, and can't get out of work early, Friday night games are tough. I typically buy the mini plans and pick as many Saturday games as possible. I'm bummed that I probably can't do that this year, but I'm pumped about all the TV exposure. Can't wait for the season to begin!

Same here. I'd get to the games around 7:30. No mini-plan for me this year. Yes, there are 5 or 6 weekend games, but mini-plans don't work like that. 2 or 3 will be during the week. Last year, only one game, the Dayton game on a Friday, was during the week on the mini-plan. Oh, well, I'll be watching a lot of TV.
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RhowdyRam02 wrote:
Justns11 wrote:For those of us who live out of state, and can't get out of work early, Friday night games are tough. I typically buy the mini plans and pick as many Saturday games as possible. I'm bummed that I probably can't do that this year, but I'm pumped about all the TV exposure. Can't wait for the season to begin!


We still have five Saturday games, including the PC game, and a Sunday game.


The available games for the mini plans haven't been released yet, but if we only have five total Saturday games for the season I would guess that only 2 or maybe 3 of those are options for the mini plans. I'm not complaining, just giving some feedback from an out-of-stater with a full time job (with limited flexibility). I'm just going to try to do 2-3 Friday night games but I probably won't be able to make them until mid way through the first half. Unforuntately I can't do the Sunday game either.
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Unread postby adam914 » 2 months ago

Totally understand it'll be tough for some people to make it there in time for Friday night games with work and everything, but if we want the place packed with students that I think Friday night games on ESPN will certainly help.
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Unread postby Billyboy78 » 2 months ago

Why not a starting time of 8:00 during the week so a lot more people could go? Game would be over around 10:00 and people would still get home at a decent hour, especially Friday night games when most people don't have to get up early the next morning.
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Unread postby rambone 78 » 2 months ago

TV dictates the starting times.

And the old folks don't want to stay up late.
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 2 months ago

Billyboy, you realize that URI is not setting game times, right? The TV networks have control over that.

Edit: Sniped by 'Bone!!
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First, those times are coming from TV as others have mentioned. And if you start the games at 8 parents are going to complain that they can't bring their kids.
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Unread postby ramster » 2 months ago

and even the times that the TV sets are subject to change later on
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Unread postby Billyboy78 » 2 months ago

I understand that tv controls these things. But why can't tv schedule an 8:00 east coast game and a 11:00 west coast game? Prime time for advertising dollars starts at 8:00, does it not? So, this way you've got 2 games starting right at prime time.
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Unread postby Rhody15 » 2 months ago

We're really complaining about 7 o'clock start times playing on national TV for a month straight? Are we serious?

Come on.
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Rhody15 wrote:We're really complaining about 7 o'clock start times playing on national TV for a month straight? Are we serious?

Come on.

I'm not complaining. But I am disappointed that I can't go to many games this year.
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Unread postby Ramulous » 2 months ago

I've been fired from every job I have ever had....and all 5 of my wives have thrown me out....so I am quite flexible on getting to games.....
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Unread postby ramster » 2 months ago

Games usually start at 7 and then the next round of games usually start at 9 for TV purposes.
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rambone 78 wrote:Looks like we will have a 5th road game to fill out the schedule.

Announcement this weekend?



This weekend passed without any mention of a game. Season fast approaching. Any update?
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ramster wrote:Games usually start at 7 and then the next round of games usually start at 9 for TV purposes.
Price of poker just went up. That's what happens when you get an NCAA Qualification, an NCAA 1st Round win, a consensus preseason pick to win the A10 and a Head Coach who has interest from fans and the press across the nation.


Correct. TV wants a game in the 7pm-9pm slot...and then in the 9-11pm (or 11:30pm for an NBA game). 8pm games don't work well in TV scheduling because you have to air something at 7pm. But what? Some talking heads? Boring. And starting games at 6pm is not good for anyone. So 7pm is the magic time slot.

Secondly, 8pm start times are not good for people with young kids. Tend to get home way too late, especially on school nights. That hurts attendance and attracting the younger generation of fans. This has been a problem with the World Series games. They're on too late.
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Any leads on what this last game might be?
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CT Rhody wrote:Any leads on what this last game might be?



I am starting to doubt it will happen. The season starts in just eight weeks and most OOC games occur early (first seven weeks). With each day that passes with no news on another game, the odds of it actually happening drop. If URI has a schedule two games short of the maximum allowed games, that is not good. I like the mix of opponents on the schedule and give the staff credit. The inability to field a complete slate is however also on them. Being short one game because a tournament has a non D1 school is one thing. Failing to schedule another game on top of that is much worse.
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^ Trying to keep the faith, but it's starting to not look good...glad they aren't playing a non-D1, but seems it would be hard at this point to field a game that could have positive impact on the overall picture?
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RF1 wrote:
CT Rhody wrote:Any leads on what this last game might be?



I am starting to doubt it will happen. The season starts in just eight weeks and most OOC games occur early (first seven weeks). With each day that passes with no news on another game, the odds of it actually happening drop. If URI has a schedule two games short of the maximum allowed games, that is not good. I like the mix of opponents on the schedule and give the staff credit. The inability to field a complete slate is however also on them. Being short one game because a tournament has a non D1 school is one thing. Failing to schedule another game on top of that is much worse.


I also agree with this assessment, no issue with the NIT decision. However when down to the last game, give a little on the home and home if your unable to leverage a better deal. It's so late in the game at this point take what you can that might be financially prudent.
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Unread postby Rhody15 » 2 months ago

Two empty slots in our schedule.

Very disappointing.
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Unread postby theblueram » 2 months ago

Take a road game to Bryant and kick their ass. With the new formula, it wouldn't hurt too much.
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Rhody15 wrote:Two empty slots in our schedule.

Very disappointing.

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I just think one less win hurts us regardless of opponent. 20-9 vs 21-9.
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Unread postby CT Rhody » 2 months ago

http://www.zagsblog.com/2017/09/16/rhod ... s-america/

Relevant schedule pertinent to 9 of the 11 non conference games are against projected NCAA tournament teams. Now thats damn impressive.
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CT Rhody wrote:http://www.zagsblog.com/2017/09/16/rhode-island-best-college-basketball-guards-america/

Relevant schedule pertinent to 9 of the 11 non conference games are against projected NCAA tournament teams. Now thats damn impressive.


Jared Terrell is the lightest he's been since 8th grade????

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Unread postby reef » 2 months ago

Nice article looks like we may see a lot of that 4 guard lineup

I wouldn't panic just yet I think we will get that next game on our schedule
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reef wrote:Nice article looks like we may see a lot of that 4 guard lineup

I wouldn't panic just yet I think we will get that next game on our schedule


Is this a gut feel or some inside knowledge on this topic?
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Unread postby reef » 2 months ago

Gut feel , the only knowledge I get is from this board lol
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Unread postby sf2010 » 1 month ago

Thanks again to Mike as he moves on to a bigger pond at BC.

Mike- I'm sure you're diving headlong into your work at BC as you did here at URI, but in case you read this, please encourage someone from the Athletic Department to continue the yearly tradition you started of coming here to answer our scheduling questions. Undoubtedly it was always one of the most informative, interesting, and helpful threads about URI hoops every year.
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And squeeze in a neutral site game with BC this year....
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Unread postby neil » 1 month ago

Found out we have a great home and home scheduled for 2018-19. Again sorry for the secrecy but this is a real good one. (We get the first home game).
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Indeed. Thanks, Mike!
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Unread postby ramster » 1 month ago

What would the reason(s) be for not announcing the home and home agreement? Why not let the news out to excite fans from both teams?
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Announcements normally only come once papers are signed and locked up. Sometimes agreements are like "verbals" and it takes time to get it in writing. Both schools like to control the timing of the announcement.
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Unread postby ramster » 1 month ago

Makes sense, but to be honest, I'd prefer that info about a great "home and home" not leak out until all is 100% finished. Really shouldn't take that long. And would be good if both teams agreed to announce at the same time and not leak out through message boards, twitter, etc. keep it secret until done.
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 1 month ago

Ideally,yes. That's how it would work. But that's not reality. The school in the position of strength will hold out until the last possible minute in case something better comes along.
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neil wrote:Found out we have a great home and home scheduled for 2018-19. Again sorry for the secrecy but this is a real good one. (We get the first home game).


Neil, anything on our last game for 17-18 front?
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there's a lot more to this...just can't share it at this time....
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NYGFan_Section208 wrote:there's a lot more to this...just can't share it at this time....


Lot more to what?
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home game scheduled for 2018-19
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CT Rhody wrote:
NYGFan_Section208 wrote:there's a lot more to this...just can't share it at this time....


Lot more to what?

NYG likes busting ass, ever since the RC incident.
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 1 month ago

There aren't going to be any more games added.
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Unread postby RF1 » 1 month ago

ATPTourFan wrote:There aren't going to be any more games added.


The failure to put together a full schedule having TWO less games than allowed is very disappointing. The staff however did a great job with the selection of opponents it did schedule. 21 of the 29 games will be against teams on the College College Sports Madness Top 144. There are not many cream puffs on this slate.
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 1 month ago

Oh man, RF. You have been very clear on your disappointment. Must you remind us again?
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Unread postby CT Rhody » 1 month ago

ATPTourFan wrote:Oh man, RF. You have been very clear on your disappointment. Must you remind us again?


I actually agree, it is dissapointing. We all understand the NIT issue and agree with the program there. I also think Dan is trying to increase the perception of the program and wanted a worthy home and home of a high major program so it is what it is. Hopefully next year holding out this year for additional leverage will produce another schedule just like this and with two more games on it.

Overall amazing job by Dan and the program on this schedule.
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