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October 26, 1996 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The oranges and golds of the Northeastern woods shimmer around the lush lawn at the center of the University of Rhode Island. For a few moments this late fall afternoon, it is a campus become a painting, ringed by the shadows of weathered stone buildings, highlighted with windblown leaves. Bells ring from a turn-of-the-century hall, pealing the strains of . . . "My Way"? A couple of students pause, shift their books in their arms and smile. If Robert Carothers heard that song at 5 p.m.
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April 4, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Authorities are investigating a report that a gunman has been spotted at the University of Rhode Island, officials said Thursday in a message sent to the university community. No injuries have been reported and there are no reports of shots being fired. But as a precaution, classes at the school's Kingston campus have been canceled and students and others were urged to stay indoors until the investigation is completed. The alert was sent shortly after 12:30 p.m. EDT. “The university is still investigating reports of a man with a gun in or around Chafee Hall on the Kingston campus,” the school said . ”We have notified the campus community through our emergency alert system, the website, and email to 'secure yourself indoors (not Chafee)
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SPORTS
March 7, 1992
An internal investigation of the University of Rhode Island's basketball team has uncovered no illegal gambling or violations of NCAA rules, school officials said.
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April 2, 1999 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Jim Harrick, the decision to leave Rhode Island to accept the job as Georgia's basketball coach was a "no-brainer." Or so he said Wednesday. But on Thursday the former UCLA coach apparently experienced a momentary brain-freeze. In the morning, he called Georgia President Michael F. Adams, a close friend, and told him that he'd had a change of heart and was returning to Rhode Island. But by nightfall, Harrick had changed his mind again and decided to take the job at Georgia.
SPORTS
May 4, 1990
Kathy Regan of Chaminade High has signed a national letter of intent to play softball at the University of Rhode Island, the high school announced Thursday. Regan, a pitcher, chose the Division I school over Brigham Young, Hawaii and Sacred Heart (Conn.).
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April 17, 1989 | From Associated Press
While TV talk show host Morton Downey Jr. was conducting forums at the University of Rhode Island, someone let the air out of all four tires on his limousine, campus police said today. University President Edward D. Eddy, who stood in the back of the hall, said he found Downey "pathetic. Why anybody would pay $10 for this kind of thing I don't understand."
SPORTS
March 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The man heading the University of Rhode Island's probe into an alleged campus gambling ring promised quick action to determine if basketball players were involved. "The committee will start interviewing today--players, coaches, staff," John H. McCray Jr., vice president for student development, said. The university wanted a quick determination of any player involvement in case disciplinary action was necessary before Saturday's start of the Atlantic 10 tournament, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1996
Re "University Chief Benches Football Team as a Lesson," Oct. 26: He didn't do it for money. He didn't do it for votes. He did an act that he knew would be unpopular because it was the right thing to do. How incredibly refreshing it was to read about Robert Carothers, president of the University of Rhode Island, taking action against his football team. After several students surrounded and invaded a frat house, and beat some of those inside, Carothers essentially suspended the entire squad and forfeited the next game.
SPORTS
February 28, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The arrest of two students and a third person broke up a college gambling ring that had ties to the mob, Rhode Island state police said Thursday. Unanswered were allegations of possible involvement by University of Rhode Island basketball players. Police said one allegation involved an alleged extortion attempt against the brother of basketball captain Jeff Kent.
SPORTS
March 24, 1988 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
While Carlton Owens one more time recalled precisely how he came to have a bullet permanently lodged in his arm and Tom Garrick confirmed just which network morning show he had appeared on Wednesday, Temple and Duke prepared for the National Collegiate Athletic Assn.'s East Regional basketball tournament with little fanfare. For a day, at least, if you wanted to be somebody at the Brendan Byrne Arena here in the Meadowlands complex, it helped to have very recently been a nobody.
SPORTS
April 1, 1999 | From Associated Press
Jim Harrick restored his reputation at Rhode Island. Now he's back on the coaching A-list. Harrick was hired Wednesday as basketball coach at Georgia, completing his comeback from a recruiting scandal that led to his firing at UCLA three years ago. "From the beginning, we said our commitment would be to hire a proven head coach," Georgia Athletic Director Vince Dooley said. "Obviously, we've far surpassed that expectation."
SPORTS
December 28, 1998 | DIANE PUCIN
After playing a year under Jim Harrick, after advancing to the NCAA's Elite Eight on a run that could primarily be attributed to the new Rhode Island coach, Preston Murphy says he is honored to be playing basketball for the former UCLA coach. "He knows this game and he's done a lot of things," Murphy, a senior point guard, said during the Great Eight tournament in Chicago last month. "Coach Harrick has been through a lot and because of that, he's a man we can listen to."
SPORTS
March 26, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe there is nothing more Arthur Lee can say. Maybe no words can mollify what he did in the waning moments of the Midwest Regional final last Sunday. The Stanford point guard played heroically that afternoon, sinking a string of tough shots and making the steal that finally pushed his team into the lead. But as Rhode Island guard Tyson Wheeler missed two free throws with five seconds remaining, Lee raised his hands to his neck and, with an entire arena watching, flashed the "choke" sign.
SPORTS
March 21, 1998 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Harrick outlasted UCLA after all. Can you believe it? He's still in; UCLA's out. Harrick overcame his November surprise firing in 1996, the inferno that followed, personal depths of despair, Bruin Athletic Director Peter T. Dalis, a job market that spurned him and, Friday night, Valparaiso, maybe the pluckiest NCAA tournament team to come along in years.
SPORTS
February 21, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Harrick isn't under a microscope at the University of Rhode Island. Instead, he's behind a huge plate-glass window, the interior of his modest office in plain view of anyone who climbs the stairs of the field house to watch the numerous pickup games in progress on the courts below. The scrutiny and pressure are on Steve Lavin now, and Harrick is comfortable in his exile, though the cords to UCLA--phone lines and DirecTV--still crackle with news.
SPORTS
May 28, 1997 | CHRIS FOSTER
Rod Baker, former UC Irvine basketball coach, is one of four finalists for an assistant coaching position at Rhode Island, a school official said Tuesday. A decision could come today, according to Rhode Island sports information director Mike Ballweg. Former UCLA Coach Jim Harrick was hired as Rhode Island coach in May. Baker said Tuesday he has not had "any substantive" talks with Harrick. Baker, 45, was fired from Irvine after six seasons during which his teams compiled a 52-116 record.
SPORTS
February 21, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Harrick isn't under a microscope at the University of Rhode Island. Instead, he's behind a huge plate-glass window, the interior of his modest office in plain view of anyone who climbs the stairs of the field house to watch the numerous pickup games in progress on the courts below. The scrutiny and pressure are on Steve Lavin now, and Harrick is comfortable in his exile, though the cords to UCLA--phone lines and DirecTV--still crackle with news.
SPORTS
December 28, 1998 | DIANE PUCIN
After playing a year under Jim Harrick, after advancing to the NCAA's Elite Eight on a run that could primarily be attributed to the new Rhode Island coach, Preston Murphy says he is honored to be playing basketball for the former UCLA coach. "He knows this game and he's done a lot of things," Murphy, a senior point guard, said during the Great Eight tournament in Chicago last month. "Coach Harrick has been through a lot and because of that, he's a man we can listen to."
SPORTS
May 6, 1997 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an attention-getting move by a publicity-seeking school, Rhode Island signed former UCLA coach Jim Harrick to a three-year contract Monday, ending Harrick's six-month stint in purgatory after he was fired by UCLA for ethical transgressions. Harrick, who was not interviewed for recent openings at other schools despite having led the Bruins to the 1995 national title, said he wanted to move beyond his bitter termination at UCLA by lifting the Rams to prominence.
SPORTS
May 6, 1997 | BILL PLASCHKE
Last October, a university president named Robert Carothers became the first person in NCAA history to forfeit a college football game for reasons other than weather or disease. He did so because his team had been fighting at a fraternity house. "This is not about football . . . this is about character," Carothers said at the time. On Monday, that same university president became the first man to give Jim Harrick another job. Oddly enough, he said this was also about character.
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