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  • VCU approaches perfection in rout of Butler

    VCU approaches perfection in rout of Butler
    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...
  • Depth, defense, tempo sustain VCU's success under Smart

    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....
  • Selig says don't discount interim Corrigan in ODU coaching search

    Selig says don't discount interim Corrigan in ODU coaching search
    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....
  • U.Va., VCU set to begin 'natural' basketball series

    During his college playing days at Green Bay more than 20 years ago, Tony Bennett craved games against state basketball heavyweights Wisconsin and Marquette. After all, what better way for a so-called mid-major program to measure itself than against...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...