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Mat Shelton-Eide

VCU School of the Arts (BFA '07) and Center for Sport Leadership (M.Ed. '10) alumnus, Mat has followed VCU basketball since the Sunbelt days when he'd attend games with his father. Worked as a graduate assistant in the VCU Sports Information Department for the '09-'10 season, but has covered VCU basketball for since 2007. Like what you're reading and want to know how you can keep alive? Make a donation! While we sell advertising on our site, we aren't the best at it, so your donation helps us take time away from things like "work" to work on FOLLOW THIS LINK to make a secure donation through PayPal.

Monday nuggets: Banquet recap, recruiting rumors and returnees


If there’s one thing we do at VCU it’s exciting offseasons. Shaka Smart packed his bags for Austin, ushering in a new era at VCU this offseason, one that has taken Ram fans on a roller coaster the last couple of weeks that appears to be pulling into the station. RAMS RETAIN LOADED SOPHOMORE CLASS With rumors of a Smart defection ...

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Video: VCU introduces Will Wade as new men’s basketball coach


A familiar face returned to the Siegel Center today. After a two-year absence, former assistant coach, Will Wade, returned to a very different looking Stu and was handed the keys to the kingdom as he was officially introduced as the new head men’s basketball coach of the VCU Rams. We were there to film the action. Enjoy (minus the shaky camera ...

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Will Wade officially VCU’s new coach and here’s why I love the hire

Will Wade, Eric Robertson

The official announcement of Will Wade as head coach today tips up a new chapter in Rams basketball. Athletic Director Ed McLaughlin had the unenviable task of replacing the school’s most successful/popular head coach to date in Shaka Smart but I’m here to tell you how he hit a home run with the hiring of former assistant, Will Wade. OFFENSE RETURNS ...

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Former Rams assistant, Will Wade, expected to become new VCU head coach

Wade was Shaka Smart's first hire at VCU and returns to lead the Rams after two successful seasons at UT Chattanooga.

Multiple sources have confirmed VCU is expected to announce Will Wade as the school’s new head men’s basketball coach today. VCU AD McLaughlin told Fox Sport’s radio’s Wes McElroy this morning that he can’t confirm Wade’s hire but is very close to “buttoning things up”. Wade returns to Richmond after serving two successful seasons at UT Chattanooga. There he turned around ...

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VCU and Shaka Smart official statements


Here ya go… “We will remember Shaka’s success on the court and with our student-athletes forever, but more importantly, he has helped to create a level of sustainable success on an elite level nationally,” Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Ed McLaughlin said, “I speak for our entire department in thanking him and his staff for everything they have ...

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Blog: Processing Smart to Texas and where VCU goes from here


So much to talk about, where to begin? PROCESSING THIS EXIT Shaka Smart had six very successful seasons at VCU. He is gone. As human beings, we all wish him success. He’s a good father with an awesome wife and it’s hard to root against anyone with a kid that’s that cute. It hurts that he is gone, but it hurts ...

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