| 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 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...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2013
NORFOLK — His flight from Nashville delayed, Old Dominion athletic director Wood Selig arrived later than usual to the Monarchs' home basketball game Saturday against Northeastern. But the one-day sojourn to Music City was well worth the time....
| 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...
| May 31, 2012
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...
| Mar 20, 2013
RICHMOND — As Akron prepared for the Mid-American Conference tournament, VCU coach Shaka Smart sent the Zips a 45-second motivational video.
"It was all about how much I believed in their team and how good they could be," Smart said Tuesday....
| Oct 25, 2012
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...
| Aug 9, 2012
Rookie Old Dominion strutted into Colonial Athletic Association football last season and promptly earned a national playoff bid in the Championship Subdivision's most rugged conference. Wednesday the CAA formally introduced two new members capable of...
| Jan 23, 2013
RICHMOND — This marks the first season since 1985 that VCU has cracked the Associated Press' national college basketball poll. The Rams are ranked 19th this week and own Division I's second-longest winning streak at 13 games, three behind Kansas....