URI plans celebration, send-off for the
Atlantic 10 Champions
KINGSTON, R.I. -- March 8, 1999 -- Those who want to catch even more
Ram fever following Saturday,s URI championship win in the Atlantic 10 Tourney
will want to be on the Kingston Campus on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m., students, faculty, staff, alumni,
and friends who proudly wear the Rhody Blue will want to join Gov. Lincoln
C. Almond, URI,s first alumnus; President Robert L. Carothers, coach Jim
Harrick, the members of the men,s basketball team, the URI Pep Band and
cheerleaders in a celebration of URI,s first Atlantic 10 men,s basketball
title. The rally will be held in the Rams Den in the Memorial Union. Fans
will also be wishing the team good luck as it prepares for its NCAA first-round
game against North Carolina-Charlotte in Milwaukee on Friday, March 12.
"We,d love to have a wonderful crowd here tomorrow to thank the
players for this historic achievement, and cheer them on to the NCAA tourney,
Carothers said. "Come be inspired by a team that has taught us all
lessons about courage and perseverance, and reaching a goal. The goal was
to win the Atlantic 10 championship, and that,s what they did. We encourage
all our students, alumni and friends to join us for this on-campus celebration.
For Further Information: Dave Lavallee 401-874-2116