The Atlantic 10 Conference released its 18-game schedule Wednesday during the second day of its media week. The Rams will be featured 10 times on national broadcast over the 18-game season starting Nov. 25th.

The Rhody Rams are essentially looking like a new team with the addition of three recruited prospects, two walk-on players, and five transfers heading into the season.

Rhody head coach David Cox and the Rams are poised for a big season in the Atlantic 10 Conference, however, they still have a lot of work to do. The conference projected the Rams to finish sixth following the season.

We can expect senior guard Fatts Russell to be an impact player for Rhody this season and an absolute threat to the rest of the conference. Russell was recently named to the Atlantic 10 Preseason First Team. He was also ranked at No. 31 on CBS Sports’ list of top 100 and 1 best players in college basketball.

The Rams will open up their schedule against Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 25, at Mohegan Sun. The Basketball Hall of Fame and the Gazelle Group have agreed to partner up to host the “bubble” tournament at Mohegan Sun. The Rams will also play Towson, Temple, and USF in the tournament.

The Rams have an impressive rest of the non-conference schedule as they will play at Boston College and Western Kentucky. The Rams will also play Seton Hall on Dec. 2, at the Ryan Center.

Rhode Island will open up its conference schedule on Dec. 18 against the Davidson Wildcats. They will close the season with a trip to Saint Joe’s on March 2nd.

Fans are not expected to be allowed to attend any home games this season at the Ryan Center as well as, bubble games at Mohegan Sun. It is still unclear whether or not fans will be allowed to attend the Atlantic 10 Tournament at the Barclays Center in March.

Although it will be sad to see an empty crowd of Keaney Blue at the Ryan Center this season, the Rhody Ruckus will be cheering on the Rams safely from home.