Rhode Island Rams football

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Rhode Island Rams
2016 Rhode Island Rams football team
Rhode Island Rams logo.svg
First season 1895
Athletic director Thorr Bjorn
Head coach Jim Fleming
3rd year, 4–30 (.118)
Stadium Meade Stadium
Seating capacity 5,180
Field surface Grass
Location Kingston, RI
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
All-time record 384–543–43 (.418)
Colors Keaney Blue, White, and Navy Blue[1]
Rivals Brown Bears
Connecticut Huskies
Website GoRhody.com

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.[2] Rhode Island's first football team was fielded in 1895. The team plays its home games at the 5,180 seat Meade Stadium in Kingston, Rhode Island.

Conference affiliations[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:


The Rams have appeared in the Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs three times, but not since 1985. They have just three winning seasons since that time, and none since 2002. Their combined record is 2–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
1981 Quarterfinals Idaho State L 0–51
1984 Quarterfinals
Montana State
W 23–17
L 20–32
1985 First Round
W 35–27
L 15–59


Conference championships[edit]

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
Total conference championships 7

Divisional championships[edit]

Year Division Championship CG Result Opponent PF PA
1995 Yankee New England Division L Delaware 19 24
Totals 1 0–1 - 19 24


Active rivalry[edit]

Brown Bears[edit]

Inactive rivalry[edit]

Connecticut Huskies[edit]

Main article: Ramnapping Trophy


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