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  • VCU the most improbable Final Four team ever

    VCU the most improbable Final Four team ever
    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...
  • Butler playing for much more than just itself

    Butler playing for much more than just itself
    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...
  • Emboldened by 2011 Final Four, VCU believes A-10 better basketball home than CAA

    Emboldened by 2011 Final Four, VCU believes A-10 better basketball home than CAA
    RICHMOND — Weddings aren't complete without heartwarming and/or amusing tales of the couple's courtship. Who asked who? First-date faux pas. Proposal anxiety. Did he go to Jared? Unless you're VCU and the Atlantic 10. Their nuptials Tuesday were...
  • Conference USA or CAA? Either option could prove perilous for ODU

    Conference USA or CAA? Either option could prove perilous for ODU
    Old Dominion, through no fault of its own, is in a jam, and don't let anyone con you otherwise. The Monarchs can remain in a conference many believe is on life-support, or join a league of scattered wannabes that requires a premature upgrade to the...
  • Butler, VCU should make Atlantic 10 stronger than ever next basketball season

    Butler, VCU should make Atlantic 10 stronger than ever next basketball season
    In 1993, four Atlantic 10 Conference teams advanced in the NCAA tournament. Eleven years later, the league's Xavier and Saint Joseph's were a victory away from the Final Four. As exceptional as those seasons were, commissioner Bernadette McGlade believes...
  • Governor's Hoops Classic will be a holiday gift for state basketball fans

    RICHMOND — Gov. Bob McDonnell will never match predecessors Mark Warner and Doug Wilder for impact on sports, but the college basketball initiative he unveiled Wednesday carries exceptional promise for fans in Virginia. The Governor's Holiday Hoops...
  • Big East troubles rekindle Notre Dame-to-ACC chatter

    Big East troubles rekindle Notre Dame-to-ACC chatter
    Just when you thought it was safe to break out the sunscreen, shag bag and patio furniture. Just as you finalized plans to vacation at the beach, ballpark or fishing hole. Along comes conference realignment chatter. Again. So much for a relaxing spring...
  • Comfortably in NCAA tournament, Virginia faces uncomfortable opening game against Florida

    As suspected, Virginia was comfortably in the NCAA tournament field. The Cavaliers' opening game Friday against two-time national champion Florida in Omaha, Neb., will not approach comfortable. "They have elite talent," Virginia coach Tony Bennett said...
  • Indiana advances in NCAA tournament with 79-66 victory

    Indiana advances in NCAA tournament with 79-66 victory
    Prior to Indiana's NCAA tournament game against New Mexico State, Tom Crean tried to keep his players from looking to far ahead. He understands the Hoosiers have a chance to make something special happen this post-season, but doesn't want the players...
  • Davidson strengthens Atlantic 10 basketball

    Last year, Davidson declined an invitation to join the Colonial Athletic Association. This week, the Wildcats accepted membership in the Atlantic 10. Ah, the power of television and men's basketball. Both the Richmond-based CAA and Newport News-...
  • VCU positioned to sustain basketball excellence of last two seasons

    VCU positioned to sustain basketball excellence of last two seasons
    RICHMOND — The only Virginia basketball program of the last 15 years to advance in consecutive NCAA tournaments is poised to sustain that excellence in 2012-13. "Any time we take the floor, we believe we can win," VCU coach Shaka Smart said...