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Postby neil » 3 weeks ago

With this magical run so far, there are different sounds than we've not experienced before. I was eating breakfast Saturday morning at my favorite place in Wakefield, and there were a number of booths talking ram basketball. The night before at a restaurant in Westerly, the same thing. Sounds of "are you going tomorrow, I heard Duquesne is better than we think, etc. I was at the Ryan at 10 thirty because I left my ticket back in Connecticut and people were waiting on line at 10 forty, and I'm not talking about the student line. People were talking to strangers with smiles on their faces. Numerous fans came out of the Ramzone with packages. Keaney blue dominated the lobby. To the game, the building was loud and alive. My favorite sound of a game is when the rams make a run and the opposing coach needs to call time. ATP will back me up on this but I love pointing at the coach knowing his team is in trouble. The sound of the crowd makes the hour and forty minute trip very easy to handle. Then there is the sound of when the Rams pull ahead, when the Rams have clinched the win as the clock winds down. All great sounds, and then you get to the end of yesterday's game. 7500 fans screaming all at once in euphoric glee. I have a hunch many of us have watched this more than once/twice. Next time you watch, close your eyes and listen to the sound, and also count how long that cheering lasts. Steve said it perfectly, it has been alot of frustration for a long period of time. I think we have more "sounds" ahead of us. If you were at the Ryan at about 2 o'clock yesterday, you experienced the ultimate sound. As ATP also said, the game will be a celebration/party. No truer words. Go Rhody!
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Postby theblueram » 3 weeks ago

What always gets me is the sound of the crowd after the anthem. When the arena is somewhat muted even though it's a sellout. But you can't tell until the crowd cheers after the anthem.
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Postby UCH21377 » 3 weeks ago

I was going to mention this too. I work over in Eastern CT, in a large office, and there is now a buzz about the program. People are mentioning going to games, getting tickets, the sellouts, considering season tickets. Saw I guy I work with walking out of the Ryan yesterday. These are basketball fans that used to go to UConn games, and we are getting them to our games instead. Think about that for a minute!!!
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Postby Rhody74 » 3 weeks ago

UCH21377 wrote:I was going to mention this too. I work over in Eastern CT, in a large office, and there is now a buzz about the program. People are mentioning going to games, getting tickets, the sellouts, considering season tickets. Saw I guy I work with walking out of the Ryan yesterday. These are basketball fans that used to go to UConn games, and we are getting them to our games instead. Think about that for a minutecam!!!

A good friend of mine is a retired high school BB coach who used to work at a number of summer camps. He is from Connecticut and was very UConn oriented. His granddaughter goes to URI and they went to yesterday's game. He's become a fan.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 3 weeks ago

I went to the Campus Store at 10 AM to buy some stuff on Saturday morning. The girl ringing me up asked if I was going to the game. She was so sad that she couldn't go because she had to work. She knew they had won 11 straight. There is a buzz with the kids on campus also.
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Postby NJ03 » 3 weeks ago

They stretch all the way down to NYC as well. The amount of group texts/facebook invites for watch parties/texts/emails with talks of trips to Kingston, etc has grown substantially. And many are coming from fellow alumni that weren't nearly as interested about the program when we were in school sans the one weekend a year we played PC. The buzz is real, no doubt about it. And its great to see.
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Postby NYGFan_Section208 » 3 weeks ago

The sound that the crowd made as Stan's shot dropped through...is one of the coolest of things in sports.
I have replayed that ending over and over, yes the play was awesome...but that 'crowdburst' ... priceless...
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Postby Billyboy78 » 3 weeks ago

NYGFan_Section208 wrote:The sound that the crowd made as Stan's shot dropped through...is one of the coolest of things in sports.
I have replayed that ending over and over, yes the play was awesome...but that 'crowdburst' ... priceless...

I sent that video to my daughter. She said it made her phone vibrate.
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Postby RIFan » 3 weeks ago

People associated with URI are proud of the school, and I think the school is underrated in most every respect. This gives us a very visible thing to publicly be proud about...the winning, national attention, top 25, all mean something for the overall perception of the school. Some of the basketball budget should be covered by the schools marketing budget...this is just about the best marketing you can ask for. If URI doesn't pony up for whatever Hurley wants, it will be very shortsighted.
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Postby RhodyRam86 » 3 weeks ago

NYGFan_Section208 wrote:The sound that the crowd made as Stan's shot dropped through...is one of the coolest of things in sports.
I have replayed that ending over and over, yes the play was awesome...but that 'crowdburst' ... priceless...



Agree. I've probably watched a 100 times...each time focusing on a different player, the bench, different parts of the crowd. who would of thought a win over Duquesne...
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Postby RhodyRam86 » 3 weeks ago

my favorite sound is when we are making a run from a big deficit. I've been to every home game the last 2 years and a handful of others the 2 previous years. 3 games stand out. the first was Davidson in the 14-15 season. Just trying to keep any bubble hopes alive, In the first half Davidson back-doored us to death We were child's play for them. Down double digits, Dan made some adjustments. I think they went 8 minutes with out scoring. We eventually took the lead, but lost to a Jack Gibbs corner three. Another was PC (sans EC) two years ago. Things looked grim when they bolted to a big lead, but again we turned up the defensive intensity and eventually took the lead...only this time to lose when Bentil pushed JG out of the way so he could get an easy tip-in. The third was yesterday. I liked this ending much better as this team now knows how to win.

There is nothing like the electricity in the Ryan Center when we are making a comeback. I would root for every game to be like that...just not sure I could deal with the stress.
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Postby RI_Bred » 3 weeks ago

My wife and i were at the Mews Friday night and sitting at the upper "pizza bar" where they make the pizzas...

One of the staffers behind the bar was talking with the guy next to me about URI hoops, the game the next day, etc. I didn't engage with them due to being on a "date", but I wanted to!

Was it one of you?
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Postby Da_Process_Survivor » 3 weeks ago

Gonna take a lot to top the sound of the first time PC had to step foot in the Ryan Center. That was 2 hours of a completely fired up lions den.

An explosion of decades of pent up frustration from them using chicken shit excuses to avoid leaving their precious civic center. It was amazing

The few PC fans that were in there had a look of fear and jealousy.
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Postby Tom98 » 3 weeks ago

It’s a serious rush no doubt. When the place is packed and it’s a tight game down the stretch.... nothing like it
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Postby jmck » 3 weeks ago

RhodyRam86 wrote:my favorite sound is when we are making a run from a big deficit. I've been to every home game the last 2 years and a handful of others the 2 previous years. 3 games stand out. the first was Davidson in the 14-15 season. Just trying to keep any bubble hopes alive, In the first half Davidson back-doored us to death We were child's play for them. Down double digits, Dan made some adjustments. I think they went 8 minutes with out scoring. We eventually took the lead, but lost to a Jack Gibbs corner three. Another was PC (sans EC) two years ago. Things looked grim when they bolted to a big lead, but again we turned up the defensive intensity and eventually took the lead...only this time to lose when Bentil pushed JG out of the way so he could get an easy tip-in. The third was yesterday. I liked this ending much better as this team now knows how to win.

There is nothing like the electricity in the Ryan Center when we are making a comeback. I would root for every game to be like that...just not sure I could deal with the stress.


I was at all those games and agree but I'd also add the Davidson game from last year to that list. In fact yesterday reminded me a lot of that senior night game last year.
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Postby section(105) » 3 weeks ago

RIFan wrote:People associated with URI are proud of the school, and I think the school is underrated in most every respect. This gives us a very visible thing to publicly be proud about...the winning, national attention, top 25, all mean something for the overall perception of the school. Some of the basketball budget should be covered by the schools marketing budget...this is just about the best marketing you can ask for. If URI doesn't pony up for whatever Hurley wants, it will be very shortsighted.

......recommended that any time you get to hear Dr. Dooley speak about the connection of growing even more the University via the basketball program is a great take.....he gets it....
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Postby Billyboy78 » 3 weeks ago

section(105) wrote:
RIFan wrote:People associated with URI are proud of the school, and I think the school is underrated in most every respect. This gives us a very visible thing to publicly be proud about...the winning, national attention, top 25, all mean something for the overall perception of the school. Some of the basketball budget should be covered by the schools marketing budget...this is just about the best marketing you can ask for. If URI doesn't pony up for whatever Hurley wants, it will be very shortsighted.

......recommended that any time you get to hear Dr. Dooley speak about the connection of growing even more the University via the basketball program is a great take.....he gets it....

So important. If Dooley, Thorr and Dan are all on the same page, this could continue for quite a while.
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Postby urirx » 3 weeks ago

The First PC game and the undefeated St. Joes games are the two games where I feel the building was its loudest for the full two hours (and more for both) Though when the shot went down Saturday, I feel confident we woke up a hung over kid or two in the dorms.

This is my first year back on campus, but everybody knows what is going on, it is talked about, and even those to whom all sports distracts from the pure pursuit of knowledge, knows when game days are
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Postby Rhodymob05 » 3 weeks ago

This is a great thread and very true, my pc fan friends are chatting about Uri like I’ve never heard. Also, a college Basketball buzzer beater is the best moment in sports, next to a walk off grand slam.
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Postby Rhody83 » 3 weeks ago

Was working out today at healthclub in W. Mass. See a women with URI shirt on. Talk to her and her husband. Their daughter goes to URI. I ask them if she went to the game yesterday. They said they were watching on TV and texted her. They couldn’t believe she didn’t go. She told them she is going to the Davidson game. The parents are going to the Rhody game at UMass Tues. We are becoming New England’s team!
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Postby Ram1019 » 3 weeks ago

Was in a coffee shop in Providence the other day and overheard multiple people talking about "this URI basketball team" and "maybe we should go to some games." This is what success does to programs.
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Postby Rhody74 » 3 weeks ago

We've had buzz before, whenever we went to the NCAAs. The difference now is that we're in a position to sustain it. As Dan said when he first got here, it's going to be big and it's going to be beautiful.
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Postby Not Mike Powell » 2 weeks ago

RhodyRam86 wrote:my favorite sound is when we are making a run from a big deficit. I've been to every home game the last 2 years and a handful of others the 2 previous years. 3 games stand out. the first was Davidson in the 14-15 season. Just trying to keep any bubble hopes alive, In the first half Davidson back-doored us to death We were child's play for them. Down double digits, Dan made some adjustments. I think they went 8 minutes with out scoring. We eventually took the lead, but lost to a Jack Gibbs corner three. Another was PC (sans EC) two years ago. Things looked grim when they bolted to a big lead, but again we turned up the defensive intensity and eventually took the lead...only this time to lose when Bentil pushed JG out of the way so he could get an easy tip-in. The third was yesterday. I liked this ending much better as this team now knows how to win.

There is nothing like the electricity in the Ryan Center when we are making a comeback. I would root for every game to be like that...just not sure I could deal with the stress.


There was a Terrell 3 against VCU last year that blew the roof off the building.
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Postby section(105) » 2 weeks ago

.....next Friday nite, get there early......get into your seats early......stand, be loud when the team takes the court......give them a welcome home they have never heard.....Go Rhody.....
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Postby ATPTourFan » 2 weeks ago

OH YES... team deserves a legit, buzzing, crazy Ryan Center for their Top 20 performance this year. They have done EVERYTHING asked of them. Pay them back.
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How’s our dot count looking?
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Postby rambone 78 » 2 weeks ago

It's sold out I think...if not, it will be very soon.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 2 weeks ago

Section104 wrote:How’s our dot count looking?

There's about 100 left. Most of them are obstructed view.
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Billyboy78 wrote:
Section104 wrote:How’s our dot count looking?

There's about 100 left. Most of them are obstructed view.

I'm not even sure about that. I just checked and it seemed there are only about 10-20 tickets left, unless I missed a section somewhere. I'd put my house on it being a sellout.
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Rhody74 wrote:
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Section104 wrote:How’s our dot count looking?

There's about 100 left. Most of them are obstructed view.

I'm not even sure about that. I just checked and it seemed there are only about 10-20 tickets left, unless I missed a section somewhere. I'd put my house on it being a sellout.

Those seats that have a pair of eyeglasses on them are the obstructed view seats. There's 90 some of those left and less than 10 regular seats.
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Postby neil » 2 weeks ago

Great post 105! This team deserves some special sounds. They are effin amazing!
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Postby RhowdyRam02 » 2 weeks ago

The sound of a sold out arena begging their team to give them something to cheer for. The sound of an arena getting choked out by the best team in the conference. The sound of silence when the home team fans know URI is getting another road win
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section(105) wrote:.....next Friday nite, get there early......get into your seats early......stand, be loud when the team takes the court......give them a welcome home they have never heard.....Go Rhody.....

......I forgot, wear lots of Keaney Blue......a Fatts likes that.....
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Postby UCH21377 » 2 weeks ago

Not a sound, but it was cool to see those empty yellow seats at the end of the game last night.
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Postby NJ03 » 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite threads. Would be interested to hear the best sounds from those that were there tonight. On TV it sounded like it was the Fatts steal into the no look dish and EC slam followed by a Davidson TO.
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NJ03 wrote:This is one of my favorite threads. Would be interested to hear the best sounds from those that were there tonight? On TV it sounded like it was the Fatts steal into the no look dish and EC slam followed by a Davidson TO.


only play that beat it was Cyril's posterize slam and subsequent tech. Got the huge pop from the dunk, and an even bigger and veeerrryyyy sustained booing. Terrell was near center court waving his arms encouraging more and louder boos
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Postby reef » 1 week ago

Love those thunderous dunks by Cyril very reminiscent of our other big man dunkers Luther and Kenny Green !!
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Postby ramster » 1 week ago

After about 80 percent of the fans have left but the RhodyRuckus are mostly still there, and the building is a quiet murmur, and then all of a sudden all of the URI players (following the handshake line) run over to the student section to thank them as they did last night after the Davidson win. The RhodyRuckus attendees scream with glee as the URI players run over and arrive. It’s a wonderful sound. One of those things you have to be there to see and hear.
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My favorite sound last night is the band and cheerleaders singing the Alma mater song.
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My favorite sound last night was before the game even began. Most of the arena was only half filled but the students were all jammed in. (Love to see all that Keaney Blue). EZ Buckets picked up the microphone and started his shtick and the students responded in unison with cheers and screams. It gave me goosebumps.
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ramster wrote:After about 80 percent of the fans have left but the RhodyRuckus are mostly still there, and the building is a quiet murmur, and then all of a sudden all of the URI players (following the handshake line) run over to the student section to thank them as they did last night after the Davidson win. The RhodyRuckus attendees scream with glee as the URI players run over and arrive. It’s a wonderful sound. One of those things you have to be there to see and hear.


I watched that unfold from up in 313 - I saw them heading that way and thought to myself, "that's awesome - I love this team!"
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Postby urirx » 1 week ago

ESPN game day, picking uri as a protected seed, after significant segment earlier in the show. Never even dared to dream it
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Postby Iggy1979 » 1 week ago

Great post Neil. I'm a walking ad for the team and the number of people who talk to me about the team is through the roof.
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Postby RhowdyRam02 » 1 week ago

I particularly enjoyed hearing "your number 18 Rhode Island RAMS!" last night
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Postby NJ03 » 6 days ago

Arguably the best and worst sounds of the season in last nights game

Best: All five players touch the ball, never hits the ground, Langevine monster slam.

Worst: Complete and utter silence as EC lay on the ground in pain.
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NJ03 wrote:Arguably the best and worst sounds of the season in last nights game

Best: All five players touch the ball, never hits the ground, Langevine monster slam.

Worst: Complete and utter silence as EC lay on the ground in pain.


Can't wait to hear the cheers when EC is back on the court next Friday. :P
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Postby BleedBlue87 » 5 days ago

Speaking of sounds, can URI throw up the pregame video on YouTube?
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Postby mstyles22 » 5 days ago

So the buzz has made it's way across the country. I wear my Rhode Island Basketball hoodie all over the place and now people are stopping me and asking about the program.

To them, it's come out of nowhere. But not to us.

Also - Tacos and local craft beer at my house if we're put in the San Diego bracket!
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BleedBlue87 wrote:Speaking of sounds, can URI throw up the pregame video on YouTube?


YES YES YES. Time to ask Shane.
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