Rhode Island on cusp of breaking through as 2023 schedule is released

January 10, 2023

Image courtesy of URI Athletics For the last two seasons, URI head coach Jim Fleming has had his team on the doorstep of a CAA title and an FCS playoff berth. After coming up short in 2021 and 2022 despite garnering some Top 25 recognition during the year, it feels like 2023 is sort of a “now or never” type of situation for the boys from Rhode Island. The CAA…


College: With CAA title hopes in the balance, UNH outlasts URI in instant classic

November 12, 2022

Image courtesy of UNH Football By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent DURHAM –  The backdrop of a warmer than usual Wildcat Stadium was the setting for a thrilling 31-28 win for UNH. With 17 seconds to play in the fourth quarter trailing by four, Wildcat sophomore quarterback Max Brosmer (31/43, 316 YDS, 2 TDS) delivered a 26 yard dime to freshman DJ Linkins (1 REC, 26 YDS, 1 TD) to ice…


URI/UNH Four Down Preview: No. 22 Rhode Island Rams (6-3) at No. 21/25 New Hampshire Wildcats (6-3)

November 11, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent Kickoff: The fate of a postseason berth hangs in the balance when the No. 22/22 Rhode Island Rams visit the No. 21/25 New Hampshire Wildcats in Durham on Saturday afternoon. Each team is on the outside looking in as far as CAA title contention goes, with the Wildcats fortunes looking slightly better than the Rams. Both teams also have similar resumes,…


College: New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island unofficially kick off the season with CAA Media Day

July 28, 2022

Photo: CAA The Colonial Athletic Association had its Media Day on Thursday, and the three teams from our coverage area — New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island — all expressed high hopes for the 2022 season. For UNH, wide receiver Brian Espanet, who had a tremendous high school career at Millis, spoke about wanting to live up to the program’s strong tradition while carving a new path for the Wildcats…