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“Lamar Odom wins it for Rhode Island! Rhody’s going to the NCAA Tournament!” Those are the words uttered by broadcaster Dave Sims in the 1999 Atlantic 10 Championship game, as he fervidly conveyed a scene of pandemonium and raw emotion following a buzzer beater by future NBA champion Lamar...
The NCAA Tournament is often referred to as “The Big Dance,” but it is more like a lavish and highly lucrative ball. The NCAA spares no expense to hold its annual extravaganza, or what has rather become a cultural ritual of skipping work or feigning illness to consume more...
The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team concluded their regular season with their NCAA Tournament aspirations still intact following a dramatic overtime victory over Davidson College on Senior Night. Emotions were running high in the boisterous Ryan Center Saturday evening. The home crowd showed their appreciation for the departing...
When the final buzzer sounded on Saturday afternoon, following the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball victory over Virginia Commonwealth University, the infamous black cloud that always seems to loom over the Ryan Center in big games dissipated into the atmosphere, and with it the stigma that the Rams...
Not everyone is lucky enough to get a second chance to prove themselves. Or a third, fourth or fifth chances for that matter. Yet the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team,  after suffering one of the worst losses in their program’s history last Wednesday night will once again...
It can be easy for fans to overreact following a particularly devastating loss. The feelings of despair and rage only intensify when the heartbreak is compounded by more futility. Soon all of the emotions fester into downright madness. And thus the curse is born. It is unfathomable that a...
Fans love a good story. It is what fuels their love for the game. Sure, hometown loyalties or parental influence can shape a person’s rooting interests, but it is the culmination of a gripping narrative years-in-the-works that makes the complete emotional investment in a team worthwhile. Fans latch onto...
The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team continued to enjoy home court success, as the team overpowered George Washington University, 82-70, in a tense Tuesday night game that was closer than the scoreboard indicated. The Rams (14-7, 6-3 A-10 Conference) looked to continue the goodwill they built in an...
February is now upon us, which means it is now appropriate to begin assessing the scope of the college basketball season. There exists a feeling of faint hope pervading throughout campus, as the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team finds itself walking a fine line between legitimacy and...

Week wrap-up

Women’s Basketball The University of Rhode Island’s women’s basketball team failed to extend a three-game winning streak, as they dropped both games they played in the inaugural Ocean State Tip-off Classic, losing to Brown University, 76-65 on Saturday, and then falling short against Bryant University the following day. The Rams...

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