| Oct 8, 2014
WILLIAMSBURG — Jimmye Laycock is neither ingrate nor buzzkill. He admires his team's come-from-behind victories, appreciates its minimal turnovers and penalties, and applauds the kicking game.
But Laycock, William and Mary's sage and seasoned...
| 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
| 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...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 2:37 PM
HOUSTON — Richmond and Cleveland State were the 1980s pioneers, charming and obscure underdogs who crashed the NCAA basketball tournament's Sweet 16.
Loyola Marymount, Rhode Island and Gonzaga went a step beyond during the '90s, reaching the...
| Apr 16, 2011
| 10:28 AM
Old Dominion, Virginia and Virginia Tech used to be staples of the NCAA women's basketball tournament.
Six times from 1994-2005, all three made the field. In 1997, ODU reached the national championship game, Virginia the Sweet 16. One year later, the...
| May 3, 2011
| 2:58 PM
Few college basketball teams replace one Final Four coach with another. Kentucky transitioned from Joe B. Hall to Eddie Sutton to Rick Pitino, Louisville from Denny Crum to Pitino, UCLA from John Wooden to Gene Bartow.
Add George Mason to the list....
| Apr 20, 2012
| 3:23 PM
During Final Four week, Colonial Athletic Association commissioner Tom Yeager and other principals forcefully denied a CBSSports.com report that league basketball powers VCU and George Mason might move to the Atlantic 10.
Less than a month later, some...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 5:16 PM
Call the roll of Final Four gate-crashers. Butler. George Mason. Penn. Indiana State.
Recount their upsets, harrowing finishes and, yes, miracles.
None matches VCU. Virginia Commonwealth University for the basketball-impaired.
The Rams on Sunday...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:58 PM
Paupers ruled state college basketball last season. While princes Virginia and Virginia Tech watched from afar, a record five teams from the commonwealth — Hampton, Old Dominion, Richmond, George Mason and, most famously, VCU — made the NCAA...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Like all high jumpers, Virginia Tech's Ronnie Black wants to raise the bar. He's cleared impressive heights, set school records and earned All-America honors.
But he wants more. He wants to go higher.
He wants to go 4.0.
"I had a 3.87 last semester,"...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 3:35 PM
In his office, Old Dominion athletic director Wood Selig has blueprints for a $9-million, 4,000-seat baseball stadium to be built at the Monarchs' current home.
In his mind, Selig has visions of a ballpark, also on campus-owned land, but along the...