“For our fans – and all fans of college basketball in general – ‘Somehow, Someway’ does a tremendous job of highlighting and telling the story of what the URI basketball program is all about,” said head coach Jim Baron.
The documentary, written, edited and produced by Cox Sports Television’s Anthony Finucane, follows the team from the first practice of the season through this past May’s graduation ceremony. Cox Sports was given exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the coaches and players on campus, on the bus, and in the locker room.
“’Somehow, Someway’ provides a one-of-a-kind look at URI basketball, and fans will be treated to a glimpse into the inner workings of head coach Jim Baron’s program,” Thorr Bjorn, URI director of athletics said.
“URI is happy to have been a part of this unique opportunity to showcase the lives of our coaches and student-athletes.”
The Cox Sports team was given unprecedented access to the team over the course of the 2008-2009 academic year. The result is a six-part “film” that provides unique insight into the world of collegiate athletics. Presented without voice-over narration, “Somehow, Someway” allows the subjects to tell their story in their own words.
“Sports fans are often treated to in-depth stories during typical halftime and pregame shows, but Somehow, Someway’s long-form exploration of the dynamics of a team and a sport make this project something that Cox is truly proud of,” said Paul Cronin, senior vice president and general manager, Cox Communications New England. “Cox Sports is known for its live sports coverage, but it’s these special projects highlighting local sports and culture that make the channel truly unique.”