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  • Freshmen lead the Rams Transformation

    Freshmen lead the Rams Transformation

    Cox Sports’ Chris DiSano tracks the transformation of the URI program in Dan Hurley’s second season as coach. The development of freshmen E.C. Matthews and Hassan Martin have the program looking up, and they’ve been helped along by Xavier Munford, who has carried the bulk of production since his arrival in Kingston last year.

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  • Big East & A-10 Postseason Live Chat

    Big East & A-10 Postseason Live Chat

    Join Cox Sports for a very special college basketball post-season Live Chat. Hosted by Chris DiSano (CollegeChalktalk.com, Campus Insiders) and Vin Parise (Cox Sports, SNY, NBC Universal Sports), we’ll take an in depth look at the Big East and Atlantic 10 Tournaments and talk about what the bubble teams need to do to earn an NCAA bid. We’ll find out who’s hot, who’s not and who are the  Tournament dark horses. Our recruiting guru Adam Finkelstein (ESPN.com) will weigh in […]

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  • An Early Look at A-10 Awards

    An Early Look at A-10 Awards

    As the Rams prepare to face an A-10 Coach of the Year candidate in Richmond’s Chris Mooney, Cox Sports’ Chris DiSano takes us through his picks for the Atlantic 10 awards. While Mooney has stout competition for that spot, a URI phenom has a near certain lock for one of the other spots.

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  • Jarvis Garrett is a Coup for URI

    Jarvis Garrett is a Coup for URI

    The top available point guard in the nation, Jarvis Garrett of Notre Dame Prep Guard, committed to the University of Rhode Island on Tuesday. Cox Sports’ Adam Finkelstein breaks down what the commitment means to Dan Hurley and the Rams program moving forward.

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  • DiSano: Schmidt Gets Most Out of Bonnies

    DiSano: Schmidt Gets Most Out of Bonnies

    Rhode Island (11-16, 2-10) travels to St. Bonaventure (16-10, 6-6) on Saturday to take on one of the surprise teams in the Atlantic 10 this season. Despite being picked to finish 12th in the preseason, the Bonnies are competing for a postseason berth, and Chris DiSano knows the reason why. Head coach Mark Schmidt gets more from his teams than any other coach in the Atlantic 10. Below, Joe Kayata talks with Rhode Island Coach Dan Hurley about how he […]

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  • Rhody Frosh Following Similar Path of Hawks Senior Tandem

    Rhody Frosh Following Similar Path of Hawks Senior Tandem

    Chris DiSano takes a closer look at a senior duo for St. Joseph’s, Ronald Roberts Jr. and Langston Galloway, responsible for bringing the Hawks into contention for a top four seed in the A-10 Tournament. Four years ago as freshmen, they had a season which looked very much like the season URI’s E.C. Matthews and Hassan Martin are having, with wins hard to come by in a very tough Atlantic 10. Four years from now, the Rams would love to […]

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  • A Look at A-10′s Outstanding Freshmen

    A Look at A-10′s Outstanding Freshmen

    Chris DiSano breaks down a potential Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team. Multiple teams toward the bottom of the A-10 pack have bright futures thanks to their talented freshmen (Rhode Island, Fordham, George Mason), while others have programs have added freshmen role players who are poised to expand their games in future seasons (VCU, St. Joe’s).

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  • URI Rams Are Ready For Duquesne

    URI Rams Are Ready For Duquesne

    by Abu Bakr It’s hard to imagine that with an 11-13 record this season and a 2-8 conference record that any game for the University of Rhode Island would be considered a “must-win.” This current team does not appear to be a threat to win the A-10 conference title, or be eligible for the NCAA or any other post-season tournament for that matter. However, in the 2nd year of the Dan Hurley coaching era, this year’s team has already eclipsed […]

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  • UMass vs URI Pregame Chat

    UMass vs URI Pregame Chat

    Atlantic 10 insider Chris DiSano breaks down the UMass-URI rivalry game live from the Ryan Center on Sunday at 3pm. He’ll be joined by UMass beat writer Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette. The Minutemen have dropped out of the Top 25, but are currently tied for fourth in the A-10 and have just four losses overall. Meanwhile, the Rams are looking to get back to .500 and gain some momentum before heading into winnable games with Dayton and […]

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  • DiSano: URI needs to avoid HAVOC

    DiSano: URI needs to avoid HAVOC

    Rhode Island travels to perhaps the most hostile environment in the Atlantic 10 tonight, facing the VCU Rams in Richmond, VA. VCU presses full court, full time and it is critical that the Rhody backcourt take care of the ball against the team leading the nation in steals.  Chris DiSano takes a look at tonight’s matchup.  

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