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hosting a big-time volleyball tournament. It the First Annual Durfee's Volleyball

was

Classic, and besides hosting the WRams,

premier volleyball college in Unversity of the Pacific and two other came to Keaney Gym. It was volley ball like they played it in the '84 Summer Olympics. the nation's the

schools

And then, toward the end of the semester, the basketball team began playing. There was a new

bunch of

players,

and

a

new

staff. Maybe this was to be the the Rams broke away from the Atlantic 10 Conference cellar.

coaching season

They finished the year with a record of 8-20. Though the Rams opened the season in im pressive fashion by winning their first four games, the team had problems once Con ference play began in early 1985. For the season, the Rams managed to win only two of 18 ATC contests.

Carlton Owens pulled off the best rookie showing by a Rhode Island player since Sly Williams, nabbing the ATC rookie-of-theweek honor six of 13 times. He wasn't named the

losing

League's best rookie though, Temple University in what

out to

many consider to be dirty pool. The Con ference probably didn't want Owens to get

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