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  • Will Wade aims to continue rise of VCU basketball

     Will Wade aims to continue rise of VCU basketball
    RICHMOND — As Clemson’s head coach, Oliver Purnell hired Will Wade as a student manager and promoted him twice, to graduate assistant and director of basketball operations. When Wade ascended to assistant coaching positions at Harvard and VCU,...
  • Drexel star, Calvert Hall grad Damion Lee set to transfer, considering Maryland

    Down deep, Damion Lee always believed he was talented enough to play high-major Division I basketball. Even going back to his years at Calvert Hall, through the one season he spent at a prep school in Connecticut and then the past four at Drexel, the 6-...
  • VCU should thank Shaka Smart for remarkable run before he left for Texas

    VCU should thank Shaka Smart for remarkable run before he left for Texas
    The glow of a most improbable postseason still white hot, Shaka Smart could have bailed on VCU weeks after steering the Rams to the 2011 Final Four. He could have exited in 2012, ’13 or ’14, too. North Carolina State, Illinois, UCLA, Wake...
  • Shaka Smart leaves VCU to coach at Texas

    Shaka Smart leaves VCU to coach at Texas
    AUSTIN, Texas — Shaka Smart has been a hot coaching commodity since leading Virginia Commonwealth to the Final Four in 2011. He had reportedly shunned several big-time offers, but the lure of Texas was finally too much to turn down.   Texas...
  • AP: Shaka Smart, Texas Could Be Close To Deal

    AUSTIN, Texas — Texas athletic director Steve Patterson is scheduled to travel Thursday to meet with Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart to make an offer to coach the Longhorns, a person with knowledge of the trip told The Associated Press....
  • Wednesday's local interest college basketball roundup: Texas hopes to give VCU's Smart campus tour in Austin

    Several reports Wednesday indicated that Texas has zeroed in on VCU coach Shaka Smart for its job, with one saying the Longhorns are hoping to finalize terms. But Rams athletic director Ed McLaughlin told the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Wednesday night...
  • Tuesday's local college baseball roundup: No. 12 U.Va. withstands VCU's ninth-inning threat

    Behind seven strong innings from starter Derek Casey in his home area, No. 12 Virginia earned a 5-3 win over VCU on Tuesday evening in front of 3,233 spectators at The Diamond in Richmond. Casey, a Hanover High graduate, helped give Virginia (19-8)...
  • Friday's multi-sport college and local roundup: Keselica, Hokies upend No. 13 Florida State in baseball

    COLLEGES: Baseball: A five-run seventh inning propelled Virginia Tech (15-12, 6-4 ACC) past No. 13 Florida State 8-3 in a series opener in Tallahassee. Sean Keselica (4-1) pitched seven innings for the win, and Erik Payne drove in three runs. ......
  • How 'bout them 'Eers?

    As someone who has lived in the Baltimore-Washington region since 1981, I am sympathetic to the fact that no "local" teams are still alive in the NCAA men's basketball tournament with Virginia Commonwealth (which I'm not sure is even local), Georgetown,...
  • Tuesday's multi-sport college and local roundup: Georgetown's shutout is Virginia's third consecutive baseball defeat

    Baseball: A.C. Carter hit a home run in the fourth inning Tuesday as visiting Georgetown (9-10) shut out Virginia 1-0, handing the Cavaliers (14-8) their third straight loss. Simon Mathews (2-2) pitched five no-hit innings for the win. ... Norfolk...
  • Seven-seed VCU looks to set pace early against 10th-seeded Ohio State | NCAA tournament

    Seven-seed VCU looks to set pace early against 10th-seeded Ohio State | NCAA tournament
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Year in and year out, it seems to be an elite level of guard play that propels a surprise team deep into March Madness. When VCU made its historic run to the 2011 Final Four, senior Joey Rodriguez and junior Brandon Burgess were...