April 30, 1997 |
After meetings with Rhode Island officials, the school president, members of the basketball team and even the governor of the state Tuesday, former UCLA coach Jim Harrick could begin serious negotiations as soon as today to take over the Rhode Island program. Though Rhode Island Athletic Director Ron Petro acknowledged that the school has interviewed no other candidates, Petro refused to say if Harrick is the odds-on choice to replace departed coach Al Skinner.
October 26, 1996 |
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.
May 6, 1994
Cal State Fullerton freshman basketball player Josh King, a 6-foot-7 forward who was regarded as the team's top young prospect, will transfer to Rhode Island. "We gave him his release a couple of weeks ago and he's decided to go there," Coach Brad Holland said. "He told me he thought he'd like being at a smaller school better. He said he liked playing for me and liked our staff, but he feels this will be better for him and I have to respect that." King averaged 6.7 points and 4.
February 28, 1992 |
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.
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.).
March 24, 1988 |
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.