Basketball Student Section Named the Rhody Ruckus

KINGSTON, R.I. - The votes have been cast and the University of Rhode Island students have selected "The Rhody Ruckus" as the name of Thomas M. Ryan Center's student section for basketball games starting this season.

The name was selected from a list of finalists that included Ram Nation, the Beach, Rhody Island, the Keaney Blue Crew, Ramatics, the Stampede, and the Keaney Blue. URI students were able to vote on campus for the past week to select the new student section name.

URI students interested in attending men's basketball games this year are reminded that student tickets are free. For the 2013-2014 men's basketball season a new student entrance and student ticketing policies will be announced next week on

The 2013-2014 Rhode Island men's basketball season begins Friday, Nov. 1 versus Southern Connecticut at 7:00 p.m. at the Ryan Center.