| Mar 18, 2013
| 2:25 PM
VCU versus Michigan in suburban Detroit. North Carolina against Kansas in Kansas City. A Duke-Louisville rematch in Indianapolis. North Carolina State encountering preseason No. 1 Indiana.
Much of the regional contingent in the NCAA basketball...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:15 PM
VCU enters the NCAA tournament with a 26-8 record, not quite as glossy as last season, when the Rams were 28-6. Yet VCU is a No. 5 seed, light years better than last year’s No. 12.
Coach Shaka Smart knows why.
“A lot of people don’...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Sports gambling expert Marc Lawrence of Weston, who runs Playbook.com, put out these thoughts as we approach the NCAA tournament. I could pretend like I do this much studying, but it would be really faking it. So I'm just going to hand him the platform...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 11:17 AM
The Final Four is more than a week away, but college basketball’s annual offseason intrigue already is at full boil, especially here in our little corner of paradise. We’ve got it all, from conference realignment to the coaching carousel and...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Marah Strickland didn't have any idea she was sick.
She played two years at St. John's Catholic Prep in Frederick, two years at Towson Catholic, two seasons at Maryland and one season at South Carolina, and it's possible she was symptomatic the entire...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 9:48 PM
Treveon Graham scored 17 point as hot-shooting VCU beat Saint Joseph's 82-79 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament Friday night in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Rams, seeded second and ranked 25th by The Associated Press, made 11 3-pointers to build...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Virginia faithful resigned to Selection Sunday disappointment may find some comfort in tournament committee chairman Mike Bobinski’s most recent public remarks.
“Key criteria for the committee is what is has been for some time,”...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Moving to the tougher Atlantic 10 has done nothing to keep VCU out of its conference tournament championship game.
Juvonte Reddic collected 18 points and 12 rebounds and Troy Daniels added 20 points off the bench as the second-seeded Rams beat...
| Mar 18, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Middle Tennessee State has one top-100 victory. Virginia boasts eight. The Blue Raiders defeated two teams that made the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers bested four.
Yet when the NCAA unveiled its 68-team bracket Sunday, Middle...
| Feb 28, 2013
RICHMOND — Spike Lee strolled into a VCU basketball practice last week. The renowned filmmaker, hoops maven and Reggie Miller foil was speaking on campus and wanted to check out coach Shaka Smart's Rams.
"All of a sudden it went from a good...
| Mar 3, 2013
RICHMOND — VCU ambushed Florida Gulf Coast, Winthrop and Stetson in November. Come December, the Rams ravaged Western Kentucky, Longwood and Fairleigh Dickinson. Since New Year's, East Tennessee State, Duquesne and George Washington have drowned...