| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:44 AM
The Atlantic 10 Conference aspires to be the nation’s best basketball-centric league, and commissioner Bernadette McGlade believes a new, eight-year media rights package affirms that status.
A-10 officials and television partners ESPN, CBS Sports...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:08 PM
Isaiah Philmore was a fixture for three years in John Carroll’s lineup. The same was true for the 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward when he continued his playing career at Towson.
During the 2011-12 season, however, Philmore was relegated to an...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:47 AM
With Notre Dame up 63-62 with 42 seconds remaining against Xavier in the second round of the NCAA tournament, Eric Atkins had the ball in his hands with designs on increasing the Irish’s tenuous lead.
The Mount St. Joseph grad took the inbounds...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 10:44 AM
The news that Dez Wells was transferring from Xavier to Maryland over the summer brought mixed reactions from Terps fans who knew about the player’s triumphs and troubles during his freshman year at the Ohio school.
Wells was one of the best...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:15 PM
VCU enters the NCAA tournament with a 26-8 record, not quite as glossy as last season, when the Rams were 28-6. Yet VCU is a No. 5 seed, light years better than last year’s No. 12.
Coach Shaka Smart knows why.
“A lot of people don’...
| Mar 26, 2013
After the Colonial Athletic Association lost its third marquee member in 10 months, and fourth school in the past year, commissioner Tom Yeager vowed that the league will remain viable and relevant.
"I do know, and have every confidence, in the...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 11:17 AM
The Final Four is more than a week away, but college basketball’s annual offseason intrigue already is at full boil, especially here in our little corner of paradise. We’ve got it all, from conference realignment to the coaching carousel and...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Virginia faithful resigned to Selection Sunday disappointment may find some comfort in tournament committee chairman Mike Bobinski’s most recent public remarks.
“Key criteria for the committee is what is has been for some time,”...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:55 PM
When VCU and Butler clashed at the 2011 Final Four, a popular story line was how long their respective coaches would stick around.
The Rams’ Shaka Smart was in his second season and had led them on the most improbable run in tournament history,...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade smiled wryly when asked Saturday if someone might declare a cease-fire from college sports’ relentless conference realignment raids.
“If there is a call,” she said, “I haven't gotten...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:24 PM
Treveon Graham scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting as the 21st-ranked VCU Rams pulled away late to beat the visiting Richmond Spiders 93-82 Wednesday at Siegel Center.
Juvonte Reddic had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Rams (24-6, 12-3), who...