Rhode Island Rumors & News

  • Rhode Island's Hassan Martin to miss rest of season after knee injury

    CBS Sports "Rhode Island's Hassan Martin will miss the rest of the 2015-16 season due to a knee injury he received during Tuesday's loss at Davidson, sources told CBS Sports on Wednesday. The 6-foot-7 junior was a Preseason All-Atlantic 10 player and was averaging 12.0 points and 5.7 rebounds. Martin..." February 24

  • Rhode Island star E.C. Matthews done for season with torn ACL

    SI "Rhode Island guard E.C. Matthews will miss the season with a knee injury, the team announced Saturday. Matthews, a junior, was an Atlantic 10 player of the year candidate. He injured his right knee during the first half of Rhode Island’s season-opening 65–42 win over American on Friday. The..." November 15

  • Rhode Island star E.C. Matthews hurts knee; MRI coming Saturday

    CBS Sports "Rhode Island, our pick to win the Atlantic 10 this season, opened its 2015-16 with a scary sight on Friday night. Star junior E.C. Matthews went down near the 10:40 mark of the first half of the team's home game against American. As Matthews was driving the lane in transition, he planted his..." November 14

  • URI center Onyekaba leaves program

    Providence Journal "Ifeanyi Onyekaba has left the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball program. Per a release issued by the Rams Tuesday afternoon, the senior center has decided to forego his final season with URI to focus on his academics. Onyekaba, a finance/marketing major from Nigeria by way of..." November 12

  • Point guard Dowtin wraps up URI's Class of 2016

    Providence Journal "With its fourth verbal commitment in just three short weekends, the University of Rhode Island brought an efficient end to its Class of 2016 recruiting cycle. Washington, D.C. point guard Jeff Dowtin pledged to the Rams early Sunday following his official visit this weekend. The ninth..." September 28

  • New Jersey's Langevine gives URI third 2016 commitment

    Providence Journal "With forwards Hassan Martin and Kuran Iverson scheduled to depart in just two short seasons, building front court depth was certainly a need for the University of Rhode Island during this particular recruiting cycle. The Rams continued to do so on Thursday afternoon, scoring a third verbal..." September 25

  • Louisiana big man Layssard commits to URI

    Providence Journal "It didn’t take long for the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball program to start building its 2016 recruiting class. Louisiana big man Mike Layssard Jr. gave the Rams their first verbal commitment following an official visit to Kingston this weekend, allowing Dan Hurley and his staff to..." September 14

  • Report: Forward Leroy Butts won’t be enrolling at Rhode Island for fall semester

    College Basketball Talk "Rhode Island’s three-member 2015 recruiting class took a hit Wednesday night, and with that so did the Rams’ front court rotation ahead of a season in which they hope to reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1999. Leroy Butts, a 6-foot-8 three-star power forward from Upper..." August 13

  • Report: Memphis transfer Kuran Iverson immediately eligible at Rhode Island

    College Basketball Talk "Rhode Island received some encouraging news on Monday as forward Kuran Iverson will be eligible to play right away. The NCAA got rid of hardship waivers, but Iverson transferred into Rhode Island before the rule was changed, so he was allowed to apply to play right away. The news of Iverson’s..." June 02

  • Rhode Island lands transfer guard from Indiana

    College Basketball Talk "Rhode Island picked up another transfer this week as former Indiana sophomore Stanford Robinson committed. The 6-foot-4 sophomore is a former top-60 national prospect and will get a chance to restart his career. After sitting out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer restrictions, Robinson..." May 19

  • Italian forward Akele commits to URI

    Providence Journal "With its second verbal commitment of the week late Saturday night, the University of Rhode Island is moving closer to finalizing its roster for the 2015-16 season. IMG Academy (Fla.) forward Nicola Akele pledged to the Rams after a whirlwind courtship over the last two months. Akele also held..." May 11

  • Former URI forward Reischel transfers to Eastern Kentucky

    Providence Journal "One of the University of Rhode Island’s three transfers has reportedly found a new home to play his final year of college basketball. Jarelle Reischel will continue his career at Eastern Kentucky, playing the 2015-16 season with the Colonials and new coach Dan McHale. The 6-foot-5 small forward..." May 09

  • Fifth-year guard McGlynn signs with URI

    Providence Journal "Four McGlynn made his commitment to the University of Rhode Island official on Monday, signing financial aid paperwork to join the Rams for the 2015-16 season. The fifth-year transfer guard from Towson will be immediately eligible for his final season of college basketball and should add a..." April 21

  • E.C. Matthews will return to Rhode Island

    College Basketball Talk "Rhode Island received some great news on Sunday as sophomore guard E.C. Matthews will return for his junior season, a source told NBCSports.com. The 6-foot-5 sophomore has been a dynamic guard for the Rams the past two seasons and he’s a high-level scorer to go along with an ability to make..." April 19

  • Jarelle Reischel, Biggie Minnis and Matt Butler leaving URI

    CBS Sports "Rhode Island is losing three players to transfer, according to a report by Jeff Borzello of ESPN. Jarelle Reischel and Biggie Minnis are getting their degrees and will transfer for their final year of eligibility. Per NCAA rule, they won't have to sit out a year and will be eligible immediately." April 05

  • URI coach Hurley to make $1 million per year starting in 2017-18 season

    Providence Journal "After agreeing in principle over the weekend, the University of Rhode Island and men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley officially put pen to paper Wednesday morning on a restructured six-year contract that runs through the 2020-21 season. Hurley stands to make a guaranteed $1 million per season by..." April 02

  • Towson transfer McGlynn commits to URI

    Providence Journal "The University of Rhode Island added another key piece on Tuesday to a potential NCAA Tournament run in the 2015-16 season. Towson transfer Four McGlynn committed to the Rams after taking an unofficial visit over the weekend. The fifth-year senior will be immediately eligible for his final..." March 31

  • Rhode Island, Dan Hurley agree to extension through 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley has received a contract extension through the 2020-21 season, sources told CBSSports.com on Sunday. Specific terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. The Rams are the second program that Hurley has rebuilt in his brief five-year stint as a Division 1 head..." March 30

  • Kuran Iverson to join Rams

    ESPN "Memphis transfer Kuran Iverson has enrolled at Rhode Island and will suit up for the Rams next season, sources told ESPN.com. Iverson left Memphis earlier this month after being suspended for a violation of team rules. Sources told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that Memphis coach Josh Pastner kicked..." January 26

  • URI center Jordan Hare leaves program for second time

    Providence Journal "Jordan Hare’s star-crossed basketball career at the University of Rhode Island is over. Hare left the Rams’ program Friday afternoon, just hours before the Rams’ 2014-15 opener against Pace University. URI offered no specific reason for Hare’s decision. Hare was absent during Wednesday’s..." November 16

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

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    Leroy Butts has committed to Rhode Island, source told ESPN.

  • Top-100 senior Jared Terrell commits to Rhode Island

    CBS Sports "Rhode Island came in second for Jared Terrell back when he made his original college decision in September. It wouldn't happen again. The Rams landed Terrell on Friday morning, sources told CBSSports.com. Terrell, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, was perhaps the best uncommitted 2014 recruit..." May 16

  • Minutemen block Rams’ upset bid

    Boston Herald "The road woes for UMass have subsided, at least for a day. Chaz Williams exploded for 11 of the team’s final 18 points, and Raphiael Putney stretched all of his elastic-like limbs as far as they could go with a game-saving block in the final minute as the Minutemen came back from a seven-point..." February 11

  • VCU 68, URI 52: Rhody commits 20 turnovers in loss

    Providence Journal "A little more than a year ago, the University of Rhode Island handled Virginia Commonwealth’s trademark pressure defense at home well enough to battle one of the Atlantic 10 Conference’s best teams down to the wire. In a battle of the Rams, URI lost that game by six points. But it was a much..." February 07

  • St. Joe's beats Rhode Island for fourth straight win

    Philly.com "St. Joseph's has been playing its best basketball of the season, but the Hawks showed Wednesday that they can continue their winning ways even when they are not at their most efficient, especially on the offensive end. Trailing by 37-31 early in the second half, the Hawks finally went on an..." January 23

  • Rams Journal: It was not exactly a textbook ending

    Providence Journal "Everything about the University of Rhode Island’s final possession in Saturday’s game was “perfect,” said Hurley. Well, almost perfect. Fouled after catching a cross-court pass from Rams guard T.J. Buchanan, Gilvydas Biruta went to the foul line to shoot two with 0.7 seconds left in..." January 21