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  • Sustained postseason basketball success breeds preseason expectations for VCU

    RICHMOND — From 1981-84, the University of Virginia advanced in four consecutive NCAA basketball tournaments, thanks in large measure to one towering young man: Ralph Sampson. No state program, prior or since, has scaled such heights. VCU just...
  • With VCU's 2011 Final Four run leading way, Rams athletics on rise

     With VCU's 2011 Final Four run leading way, Rams athletics on rise
    RICHMOND — Matt Ball has been connected to VCU for 30 years, and given the duration and diversity of his affiliation — student-athlete, graduate, coach — few can better appreciate and assess the exponential growth of the Rams' sports...
  • Dayton's run, Barclays extension cap memorable basketball season for A-10

     Dayton's run, Barclays extension cap memorable basketball season for A-10
    Atlantic 10 Conference commissioner Bernadette McGlade was "extremely optimistic," but nervous nonetheless on Selection Sunday. Radically changed from a year ago, her league appeared poised to send a record six teams to the NCAA basketball tournament....
  • Picking U.Va. to make Final Four amid ACC-Atlantic 10 spat

     Picking U.Va. to make Final Four amid ACC-Atlantic 10 spat
    Mike Krzyzewski is fond of referring to the basketball gods, seemingly mystical forces that produce irresistible storylines and results, especially in March. Well, when the gods punch the clock for the opening week of the NCAA tournament, here's hoping...
  • No state surpasses Virginia's history of NCAA tournament upsets

    No state surpasses Virginia's history of NCAA tournament upsets
    This weekend's Final Four is more old school than a two-handed set shot. Past champions, power conferences, oversized budgets. Kentucky, Wisconsin, Florida, Connecticut. This was not preordained. Wichita State was absolutely Kentucky's equal, and the...
  • History eludes W&M yet again in CAA final loss to Delaware

    BALTIMORE — They were superb, resilient and wildly entertaining. But after more than two hours of March theater that careened from dramatic to agonizing and back again, William and Mary's basketball players and coaches were crushed. Again. The...
  • VCU's Shaka Smart opines on NCAA reform, 'one-and-done'

    VCU's Shaka Smart opines on NCAA reform, 'one-and-done'
    RICHMOND — Whether awaiting a flight at New York's LaGuardia Airport or lunching on Franklin Street, VCU athletic director Ed McLaughlin marvels at the volume and variety of folks who recognize Rams basketball coach Shaka Smart. A Northeasterner...
  • Film on VCU's 2011 Final Four can teach current Rams

    Shaka Smart took his VCU basketball team to a recent screening of a documentary about the Rams' magical run to the 2011 Final Four. "Unbelievable Is Believable Here" is aptly titled and surely can remind Smart's players about the powers of selflessness,...
  • ESU men using uncommon style during historic run

    Jeff Wilson thought the VCU bug would spread like a virus, but it didn't. Coach Shaka Smart's Division I Virginia Commonwealth Rams are still winning with their "40-minutes-of-hell" style. They are 18-4 this season. But the nation's eyes have wandered...
  • Weber sets steals record, contributes key points in VCU's victory over Richmond

    Weber sets steals record, contributes key points in VCU's victory over Richmond
    RICHMOND — Kendall Anthony, the smallest man on the court, had single-handedly dragged Richmond back into its matinee against VCU, halving a 12-point deficit with coast-to-coast drives and closely guarded 3-pointers. Cue Briante Weber. On a...
  • USC Basketball: Breaking down the Trojans' NCAA tournament breakdown against VCU

     
    In so many words, or perhaps so few, USC "just didn't have it" Wednesday night against Virginia Commonwealth in the first round of the NCAA tournament here. That was the repeated line by USC Coach Kevin O'Neill after his team's......