| Jan 24, 2013
With a night off on Wednesday, Bron Holland took his Bangor team to the place where he played college basketball, La Salle, and in Philadelphia the Slaters experienced a night they'll never forget. The Explorers beat No. 9 ranked Butler 54-53 at the...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Joey Rodriguez, VCU's senior point guard and resident basketball savant, thought the Rams should change defenses this season.
"Before this year started, I was telling Coach Smart, 'Hey Coach, we don't need to press as much. Did you see Butler and how...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:21 PM
Rob Brandenberg had four basketball scholarship offers from schools in his native Ohio, plus emerging power Butler.
He chose VCU instead.
When Anthony Grant resigned as Rams coach two years ago, Joey Rodriguez considered transferring to Division II...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Banners commemorating each of VCU's nine previous NCAA tournament appearances hang from the Siegel Center. Suffice to say, the 10th will be unique and raised amid much fanfare.
Question is: Will it be a Final Four or, dare we ponder, national...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 7:26 PM
If you're still trying to wrap your head around the Final Four of VCU, Butler, Kentucky and Connecticut, get in line.
This is like the street-corner sax player collecting a Grammy nomination. It's not that the dude can't play. He can, enough to make...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 5:48 PM
Bruiser Flint has been text messaging with Shaka Smart. Jim Larranaga has been reliving one of his best memories, and Blaine Taylor has wondered, however briefly, 'What if?'
VCU's improbable run to the Final Four has stirred emotions throughout the...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:45 PM
My prognosticator side detests this Final Four. VCU and Butler exited early on my bracket, Kentucky and Connecticut in the regional semifinals.
Ditto for 2006 when George Mason intruded. I had the Patriots losing to Michigan State in the first round....
| Apr 2, 2011
| 7:24 PM
His team's unprecedented NCAA tournament march halted, its national championship hopes dashed, VCU coach Shaka Smart searched for context.
The assignment was tougher than any history exam he encountered in college.
The Rams had just lost to Butler 70-62...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 3:01 AM
The March Madness of the NCAA Tournament is always must-see TV, but navigating the 2011 edition of March Madness requires a roadmap. Thanks to a new TV contract with with CBS and Turner, Thursday and Friday's first-round NCAA Tournament games will be...
| Apr 6, 2011
Sure, it was a rock fight. Yet to focus on the rock is to miss the fact that the UConn Huskies moved a mountain over 28 glorious days.
Sure, the game was ugly to the eye. Yet defense is beautiful to the soul to a man who Tuesday sounded like he has no...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 5:10 PM
When Billy Lynch first realized that Tandon Doss might allow his promising football career to implode, the Indiana assistant coach did not call the wide receiver into his office or even grab him by the facemask and stare him in the eyes.
Lynch took Doss,...