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Team: Rhode Island Rams
School: University of Rhode Island
Stadium: Meade Stadium
Conference: Colonial Athletic Association
Conference titles: 7
Head coach: Jim Fleming
Rhode Island Rams Football TicketsClad in two different shades of blue, the Rhode Island Rams are a vital part of New England's college football legacy. The Rams have been playing since 1895 and have claimed seven conference championships. The Rhode Island Rams compete fiercely with the Brown Bears for the right to call themselves the best team on Rhode Island, and their friendly rivalry with the UConn Huskies keeps things interesting throughout the year. The Rams have been in a championship drought since 1985. Head coach Jim Fleming is slowly but surely increasing the team's potential, and fans eagerly await the next year that the Rams will bring home a title. Get your tickets for the next Rhode Island Rams game at StubHub.
Where do the Rhode Island Rams play home games?The Rhode Island Rams play home games at Meade Stadium, which is located in Kingston, Rhode Island. The stadium was named to honor John E. Meade, a local politician and alumni of the University of Rhode Island who is said to never have missed a game. Meade Stadium has a seating capacity of 6,555 and saw a record high attendance of 13,053 for a 1984 game against Boston University.
What conference do the Rhode Island Rams play in?The Rhode Island Rams are associate members of the Colonial Athletic Association. The Rams participate in CAA football games and have been with the conference since 2007. The Rams' previous conference affiliations include the Atlantic 10 Conference between 1997 and 2006 and the Yankee Conference between 1947 and 1996.
Has the Rhode Island Rams won any titles?While part of the Yankee Conference, the Rhode Island Rams won a total of seven championship titles from 1952 to 1985. The last three of these titles were earned under the leadership of coach Bob Griffin. The Rhode Island Rams have been in a championship drought since 1985, but their position in the CAA standings has steadily improved under the leadership of their current head coach.
Who is the head coach of the Rhode Island Rams?Jim Fleming has been the head coach of the Rhode Island Rams since 2014. Fleming boasted an amazingly successful record with the Sacred Heart Pioneers in 2001 that included the conference championship. In his time with the Rams, Fleming has improved their standing from 11th to 7th in the conference. The Rhode Island Rams overall record in 2018 was 6-5, which compared favorably with the 2011 record of 1-11.
Do the Rhode Island Rams have any rivalries?The Rhode Island Rams compete with the Brown Bears, another Rhode Island team, for the Governor's Cup. Although the Bears lead the series 73-28-2, the Rams successfully won the cup in both 2016 and 2018. The Rams also compete with the UConn Huskies for the Ramnnapping Trophy, which is named for the many times that the Huskies abducted the Rams' mascot. The Huskies won the rights to the trophy since 2006. Due to its age, the trophy hasn't been brought to a game since 1999.
Have the Rhode Island Rams produced any notable players?The Rhode Island Rams are well known for producing the Abruzzi brothers, two famous football players from the 1940s and 1950s. Steve Furness of the Steelers “ ”Steel Curtain“ ” defense was a Ram during his college years. Pat Narduzzi, head coach for the Pittsburgh Panthers, also played for the Rhode Island Rams at the start of his career.
Where can I buy Rhode Island Rams tickets?Whether you want to catch them at Meade Stadium or see the Rams play off-island, the best place to buy Rhode Island Rams tickets is at StubHub.
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