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  • 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...
  • VCU-Akron NCAA pairing matches coaching brothers Smart, Dambrot

    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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • VCU ready for Final Four reunion Saturday with Butler

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Source on VCU, Mason possibly leaving CAA: "I just get a sense that all hell is about ready to break loose"

    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...
  • Stony Brook, Albany quality additions to CAA football

    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...
  • 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....