Archive - Nov 27, 2012
Four games into the season and the University of Rhode Island menâ€™s basketball team still doesnâ€™t have a win.
If this happened last season, people would be jumping off the roofs of the dorms on the Kingston campus and demanding the head of their coach.
This is a new era. And when Dan Hurley is calm, everyone should be calm too, even if the season hasnâ€™t gotten off to an ideal start with losses to a strong Norfolk State team, an ACC team in Virginia Tech, the No. 4 team in the country with Ohio State and Sundayâ€™s lost to Hurleyâ€™s alma mater, Seton Hall.
The Dan Hurley Era didnâ€™t get off to the best start.
Prior to the Nov. 9 game against Norfolk State at the Ryan Center, the University of Rhode Island menâ€™s basketball teamâ€™s first-year head coach either didnâ€™t know or couldnâ€™t remember the passcode to open the door to the locker room. He stood at the door and looked for help before wandering up and down the halls before he finally found someone who could open the door moments before he gave his first official pregame speech.
The RIIL has postponed Tuesday's football semifinal games, pushing them to Wednesday night thanks to the snowy and wet weather.
In Division II, West Warwick was scheduled to travel north to play Cumberland at 6 p.m.; they will now play Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Cumberland Tucker Field.
East Greenwich, the No. 2 seed in Division III, had its home game with Moses Brown moved to Wednesday at 6 p.m. Narrgansett, the No. 4 seed, plays No. 1 seed Middletown Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Gaudet Middle School.
By ANGELENA CHAPMAN
Special to the Standard
EXETERâ€“Performing at Disney would be a dream come true for any young dancer so when one local group found out they were selected to perform they were totally surprisedâ€”literally.
Unbeknownst to the group of 30, made up of three different classes at Rhythm Dance Center in Exeter, their dance teacher had submitted video of their most recent recital and they were accepted.
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