Does URI AD know something about PL scholarships?

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    lfnadmin
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    http://lehighfootballnation.blogspot.co … triot.html

    Today, I’ll talk about whether the Patriot League is affected at all by this move by Rhode Island – because as things stand right now with the league and their stance on offering largely need-based aid, it doesn’t appear to be.

    The problems are neatly summed up by a member of the Providence Journal’s URI Forum, a meeting place for fans of the URI program. Reaction to the Rams’ football move to the NEC have been mixed there, and some members were motivated to ask the Rams’ athletic director, Thorr Bjorn, about his thought process. He was specifically asked, "why the NEC? Wouldn’t the Patriot League be a better option for URI, with games versus A-10 leaguemate Fordham and nearby Holy Cross?"

    Of interest is a statement by URI Athletic Director Thorr Bjorn, when pressed about why the Patriot League was not considered a possible destination for URI, he reportedly wrote an email saying that the PL "would be offering [non-need-based] scholarships soon".

    If true, this is the first account anywhere that merit-based aid is coming to Patriot League football.

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    RichH
    RichH
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    :) Sure hope you are right. Does that mean URI can fit in PL as a full member or associate for sports other than Bball?

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    Bill
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    Hope they’re right about the scholarships, but hopefully we’ll still remain academic "snobs" :D about who plays in this league. Much as Towson was not the right fit, URI isn’t in our ballpark academically…..

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    ngineer
    ngineer
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    Some thought on AGS that the MEAC could be breaking up. If that were to happen, perhaps Howard would be a candidate. Closeby for a Georgetown rival with excellent academic creds.

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