Sam Murray

Sam Murray
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Sam Murray is a senior at the University of Rhode Island majoring in journalism and minoring in business. Hailing from the great town of North Andover, MA, Sam lives and breathes New England sports while maintaining a sharp and vigilant eye on today’s important news around URI. Sam can also be heard on 90.3 WRIU talking about and broadcasting URI sports. You can reach Sam at samuel_murray@my.uri.edu or on Twitter @smurray1212.
Sam Murray - Senior Farewell Being asked to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life at the age of 18 is bizarre. Essentially, we have four years to decide how we will spend the next 50. We seldom choose to chase our dreams or do...
Photo by Stephanie Erickson |CIGAR|  The field of flags greeted students and URI community members as they walked to the library. Students at the University of Rhode Island pass a sea of different colored flags alongside the area outside of Hammerschlag Mall each year, many not knowing the purpose behind them....
Why Cox was the correct choice to be the 20th head coach in URI men’s basketball history The news broke the morning of March 22 that Dan Hurley would be packing his bags and heading west to Storrs, Connecticut to lead the University of Connecticut Huskies. For the first time...
The University of Rhode Island will welcome the addition of a new Division 1 cornhole team this upcoming fall. Athletic Director Thorr Bjorn was pleased to formally announce the new team in his press conference this Wednesday. Reporters and fans alike were confused as they expected the conference to be...
Photo by Joe Lachance |CIGAR| Sam opens himself up to new experiences in his class, learning skills and pushing himself even further. Samuel Murray does capoeira There are many different types of martial arts that it could fill its own dictionary. Some, like Karate, hail from Eastern Asia and rely on quick...

Butting Heads:

Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Who drives the worst? Massachusetts By Caitlyn Picard If you ever heard of the phrase “going for a Sunday drive,” apply to that every Rhode Islander who steps foot into a vehicle at any given time. I guess if you’re within 30 minutes of the ocean no matter...
Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Seniors on the men’s basketball team being honored on their senior night. Nothing competes with the joy and sorrow that comes with cheering on your high school and collegiate sports teams. It’s a special emotional attachment you create with the players throughout the years. You jump...

Fear the underdog

Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Rhode Island enters NCAA Tournament with chip on their shoulder The month February and early March for Rhode Island men’s basketball was full of highs and lows. The Rams clinched their first outright Atlantic 10 regular season title in program history, cutting down the nets and...
Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| In the climax of what is one of the greatest seasons for Rhode Island men’s basketball, the Rams find the whole weight of the state behind them as they compete for back-to-back Atlantic 10 championships this afternoon. The Keaney blue faithful packed the Capitol One...
Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| It’s less than two weeks removed from the lowest point that Rhode Island men’s basketball has found themselves in this season. After clinching their first Atlantic 10 regular season title and celebrating a night that was supposed an emotional but proud senior night send-off, the...

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