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First ‘Game’ in Italy

First ‘Game’ in Italy

URI wins its first game in Italy, 92-87 in San Marino. The Rams played an All-Star team at the Palazzetto Dello Sport. It was the first game for Gilvydas in quite some time. Late last night he sent us his comments:
Gilvydas: It felt great to get out on the court. It was definitely an interesting game. During the game lights went off twice. It seemed that they wanted to slow down our momentum. 32 vs 18 fouls …

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Gilly the Kid

Gilly the Kid

Jim:  How do people treat you in Italy?  Do they stare? Do some follow college basketball?

Gilvydas:  I dont notice stares anymore. And college basketball in Europe is not popular.
We met some Americans that recognized that we play for uri:)

Jim:  Do you have any idea how good the Italian teams will be?  It probably is great …

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Getting to know Gilvydas

Getting to know Gilvydas

 
 
Jim Parisi:  Gilvydas, when do you get on the court in Italy?
Gilvydas Biruta: Vatican, practice and game on Wednesday this week.
Jim:  This is the first competitive game as a Ram for you? Excited?
Gilvydas:  After 15 months of waiting and getting a chance to play as a ram in my continent? I’m extra excited:)
Jim: You must thing the world of Coach to sit out a year. Very cool.
Gilvydas:  The only reason i came to …

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Adventures and Pizza-Making!

Adventures and Pizza-Making!

Another adventurous day! Something that you have to experience, something that camera cant capture. Extremely happy to be here.
Just finished with dinner. We had an opportunity to make our own pizza. Jordan’s pizza gets the best looking pizza award. Jordan gets MVC (most valuable cook) award.

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Italy Trip day #2

Italy Trip day #2

 
“Highlight of the day,Gladiators at the Colosseum!
We are so excited about the season!   I know we’re gonna play as hard and as FEARLESS as gladiators.”

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