College: 3 things to watch for as Rhode Island kicks off camp

August 4, 2022

Image courtesy of University of Rhode Island Athletics The Rhode Island Rams have kicked off training camp and the goal is the same as it is every year. Win the CAA and make the FCS playoffs. The Rams were in the hunt for both last season but fell just short finishing 7-4. With a solid core of players returning and higher expectations, the Rams are ready to make another run…

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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…

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College: 5 things to watch for as the Rhode Island Rams open up spring practice

March 24, 2022

The Rhode Island Rams are coming off of a 7-4 season. A season in which they started 5-0. Despite finishing 2-4 down the stretch, the Rams were in position for an at large playoff birth the final weekend of the regular season. Now Jim Fleming and his staff must build off of last season while replacing several key seniors who were with the program for a long time. Luckily for…

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NFL Draft: Rhode Island’s Frimpong has eyes set on NFL career

February 26, 2022

If you’re going to play in the NFL, you obviously need confidence. If you’re going to play in the NFL after going to a smaller school, you need that confidence and a little bit of luck. For former Rhode Island receiver Ivory Frimpong, that confidence has been with him for quite a while now. Frimpong – who caught 36 balls for 494 yards and two touchdowns last year – is…

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Rhode Island: Rams add a solid recruiting class to fortify a strong roster

February 6, 2022

Image courtesy of Rhode Island Rams The Rhode Island Rams are coming off of a 7-4 season and need to replace several key seniors. Among those seniors are stalwarts wide receiver Ivory Frimpong, linebacker L.B Mack and defensive tackle Andre Biebault. 14 new players were added to the roster between December’s signing day and last Wednesday. It is a good blend of incoming freshmen and transfers. The Rams added four…

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Rhode Island rises to the occasion in upset win over Delaware

October 10, 2021

KINGSTON-It is not often that the University of Rhode Island is undefeated through five games. In fact, this only the fourth time in the program’s history. Thanks to Saturday’s upset win over Delaware, the Rams are 5-0 for the first time since 1957. In a game that was back and forth, it was Rhode Island’s special teams and a couple unheralded fifth year seniors that made the difference. With the…

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College Camp Tour: Expectations are sky high for the Rams but they taking it one day at a time

August 10, 2021

KINGSTON- Depending on who you talk to, they will tell you that expectations haven’t been this high for the Rhode Island Rams in 36 years. The last time the Rams were expected to contend for a conference title going into a season was 1985. Head Coach Jim Fleming knows that the expectations for his team are sky high following a 2-1 spring season that saw the Rams beat both Villanova…

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College: URI, UNH and Maine looking forward to a fall season filled with potential

July 29, 2021

After a shortened spring season that end prematurely for Maine, UNH and URI, there was a sense of renewed optimism for all three schools at CAA Media day on Tuesday. With training camps around the conference opening up next week, the head coaches for all three schools said they looked forward to the fall and playing a full season. The vibe was positive. No one echoed that sentiment more than…

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College: UNH and URI look towards the future, opt out of remaining 2021 spring schedule

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April 8, 2021

At least they tried, right? The New Hampshire and Rhode Island football programs had full intention of treating this shortened spring season like any other one. While it obviously wasn’t going to be like any other season, both squads had their eyes set on winning a CAA championship no matter what it looked like. That pursuit came to an end this week when both the Wildcats and Rams announced they…

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College: Maine, URI, UNH set for big weekend in the CAA

April 2, 2021

It’s hard to believe, but this short spring season for FCS teams is already entering its final weeks. After so much discussion, uncertainty and pure chaos trying to get this season up and running, FCS teams are now just a few weeks away from seeing this unprecedented schedule come to an end. While there has consistently been an eye towards preparing for the “real” season that’s set to start in…

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