Albiani’s Take

Positives: The Rhode Island football team’s first half at the University of New Hampshire was exactly what we have all been waiting for. Coach Jim Fleming has done a masterful job developing players, eliminating the penalties and turnovers, and building a foundation. Not the same UNH team, but URI did...
The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team (6-3) rebounded nicely after enduring a devastating defeat against Providence College, disposing of the formerly undefeated University of Houston (5-1), 67-57. The offensive fluidity that was apparent on Saturday night diminished a bit, as they returned to their common identity of vitality...
The path to the NBA is a year-round showcase filled with wonder and awe for one-and-done players at schools like Kentucky or Duke, with the discussion of draft order and NBA comparisons beginning the moment the letter of intent is signed. They come, they play, they dazzle and they...
The University of Rhode Island men’s baseball team played a doubleheader against Sacred Heart on Sunday losing the first game 2-1 and tying in the second game 3-3 in ten innings after the umpires cut the game short due to darkness. The Rams fell to the Pioneers on Saturday as...
The end of one’s career inevitably leads to questions of their legacy and their place in sports lore. It is common to get caught up with a player’s statistics and their Hall-of-Fame credentials, but when analyzing the career of an icon is it is important to remember why it...

Weekend Wrap-up

  Baseball The University of Rhode Island baseball team (11-14) won two of its three game home series at Bill Beck Field against Virginia Commonwealth University (21-12) last weekend, winning on Friday, 5-1 and 7-3 on Saturday before losing 7-3 on Sunday. In Rhode Island's first game of the series last Friday,...
The success of senior goaltender Kayla DiLorenzo has paid dividends for her teammates, coaches and fans at the University of Rhode Island. DiLorenzo and the Rams opened their season last weekend with a 7-0 shutout of Division II University of Delaware. She said she knows that at the end of...
  The University of Rhode Island football team showed glimpses of promise, but fell into some old habits as they were routed, 37-12 by no. 13 University of Richmond in their Homecoming game. The loss closed the door yet again on the possibility of a winning season. The Rams were certainly...
In a joint effort, University of Rhode Island sophomore guard E.C. Matthews and men’s ice hockey assistant coach Benjamin Upham worked together to help a local child get involved with some of his favorite sports on campus. Upham became involved with the child through his work with the J. Arthur...
University of Rhode Island men's soccer head coach Gareth Elliott led his 2014 team to an Atlantic 10 Conference regular season championship and an Atlantic 10 Final appearance, and with a few key contributors departing, Elliott signed six talented recruits for next fall. Freshmen played an integral role in URI's success this past season, especially the play from TopDrawerSoccer.com's...

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