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...
  University of Rhode Island women's soccer player and Mapleville, Rhode Island, native, Taylor Ross, is the name behind a non-profit organization called Cleats Count, which she founded last winter to do her part to help underprivileged youths. Following the winter of her freshman season at URI, Ross, now a...

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...
University of Rhode Island fencer Caitlin Stanton finished in third in “The Big One” tournament at Smith College. Out of 56 participants Stanton was able to battle to third place in the senior women’s epee division, competing against fencers from schools all across the Northeast including MIT, UMASS, Boston College,...
The University of Rhode Island football team dominated Villanova 20-6 for a big win on senior day. The Rams controlled the game on both sides of the ball as the defense only allowed one rushing yard on 21 attempts, while limiting the Wildcats passing game to only 170 yards.  The...
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 women’s volleyball team remained undefeated in conference play following straight-set road victories over the weekend against George Mason University on Friday night and then George Washington University on Saturday to extend a five-game winning streak. The Rams (9-7, 4-0) were intent on adding to their...

Albiani’s Take

Positives: The Rhode Island men’s basketball team’s win over Rider University was a great way to come back from an all-around ugly performance against the University of Maryland. Clearly Maryland is a superior team, but the alleged postgame remarks from head coach Dan Hurley don’t put the Rams in a...
The University of Rhode Island men’s hockey team was swept by Syracuse University in the final home series of the fall semester. On Friday, Syracuse scored late in the first period to take a 1-0 lead before Evan Rankin scored on a behind the net feed from senior captain Robbie...
With each passing day, it seems the National Football League is losing more and more credibility with the public. The same way Major League Baseball has left itself continuously open to criticism with its past and lack of steroid regulation, or the National Basketball Association with its Tim Donaghy referee...

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