Rhode Island Rams football
The Rhode Island Rams football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University of Rhode Island located in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Colonial Athletic Association. Rhode Island's first football team was fielded in 1895. The team plays its home games at the 6,555 seat Meade Stadium in Kingston, Rhode Island.
|Rhode Island Rams|
|Athletic director||Thorr Bjorn|
|Head coach||Jim Fleming |
6th season, 14–50 (.219)
|Location||Kingston, Rhode Island|
|NCAA division||Division I FCS|
|Conference||Colonial Athletic Association|
|All-time record||384–543–43 (.418)|
|Colors||Keaney Blue, Navy Blue, and White|
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The Rams have appeared in the Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs three times, but not since 1985. They have just four winning seasons since that time, with 2018 being the first since 2002. Their combined record is 2–3.
|1981||Quarterfinals||Idaho State||L 0–51|
The Rams have won seven conference championships, all of which were won during their tenure in the Yankee Conference, highlighted by two separate runs of numerous championships (four in five years during the 1950s and three in four years during the 1980s) and respective droughts between those runs, with a 24-year drought between titles in 1957 and 1981 and an ongoing drought since Rhode Island's last title in 1985 of over 30 years.
|Year||Conference||Coach||Overall Record||Conference Record|
|1952||Yankee Conference (Co-Championship)||Hal Kopp||7–1||3–1|
|1953||Yankee Conference (Co-Championship)||Hal Kopp||6–2||3–1|
|1955||Yankee Conference||Hal Kopp||6–1–2||4–0|
|1957||Yankee Conference (Co-Championship)||Herb Maack||5–2–1||3–0–1|
|1981||Yankee Conference (Co-Championship)||Bob Griffin||6–6||4–1|
|1984||Yankee Conference (Co-Championship)||Bob Griffin||10–3||4–1|
|1985||Yankee Conference||Bob Griffin||10–3||5–0|
The Rams have won one division title, in 1995: the Yankee Conference's New England Division.
|1995||Yankee New England Division||Delaware||L 19–24|
Notable former playersEdit
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