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I did not go to the University of Rhode Island for the sports. Sure, it’s my passion, and where I hope to make my livelihood, but I had no delusions that the Rams would be competing for national championships or winning bowl games. URI was small-time, and that’s what...
Tennis is a sport that is equally demanding physically as it is mentally. It is a sport where the burden to achieve excellence rests on the shoulders of the individual. The court is unforgiving and relentless to those who are not equipped to handle such pressure, but the players...
I am often guilty of putting athletes in their own bubble, separate from the confines of regular society. I do not give them the benefit of the doubt, but rather use their fame and fortune as a means to disprove their alleged heinous actions. I could not fathom how...
The University of Rhode Island golf team struggled to find their form, as they finished in a tie for sixth place (+35 par) at the Finnegan Invitational in LaFayette Hill, Pennsylvania Monday afternoon. The Rams came into the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club on the heels of a thrilling comeback victory...
The University of Rhode Island golf team struggled to find their form, as they finished in a tie for sixth place (+35 par) at the Finnegan Invitational in LaFayette Hill, Pennsylvania Monday afternoon. The Rams came into the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club on the heels of a thrilling comeback victory...
There are certain Holy Grails in sports that offer an athlete the closest thing to sports immortality. They are the feats that are supposed to be unattainable, as goes the party line, “it’s a different era now, that won’t ever happen again.” But somehow a player wills himself to...
Perception is so important in sports. The narrative we want to see can sometimes mask the actual reality. Legacies are defined by a variety of circumstances, but winning is the easiest way to assure one’s self a place among the respected greats. Failure to thrive on the grand stage...
The University of Rhode Island softball team swept Atlantic 10 foe Saint Louis University this past weekend, winning the opener at an alternative site before prevailing in the next two at the URI Softball Complex. The Rams (5-18, 3-3 A-10) played their first home games of the year, and were...
Fans are a big reason why we love the game. They provide the source of emotion for sports. The crowd  creates palpable tension and drama through their rabid, unflappable and sometimes irrational support of their team. They are the reason we have debates over legacies and dwell on mistakes...
Not every team gets a storybook ending. For those who do, there may not even be a logical explanation as to why the basketball gods have chosen them to be the emblem of hope everywhere. They receive their grim prognosis, are encouraged to make plans for the NIT Tournament,...

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