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VCU recruiting heating up with two major weekends

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VCU has entered a new world of recruiting. The black and gold picked up ESPN top-100 guard, Melvin Johnson along with fellow top-100 and VCU legacy, Jordan Burgess, back in 2012, went without a top-100 recruit in 2013 but did land fringe top-100 stud, JeQuan Lewis, an ESPN 4-star player that season, then hit a total home run this past year ... Read More »

Freshman Introduction: Justin Tillman

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VCU will have four completely new faces this season, five if you include redshirt freshman Antravious Simmons who will make his first on-court appearance this year. One of those four comes in the form of a 6’8 power forward from the Motor City, Justin Tillman, of Detroit’s Pershing High School. Tillman was an All-State selection and a finalist for Michigan’s ... Read More »

Video: VCU Seal Team “Hell Week”

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“Hell Week” as it’s now known is a right of passage for each VCU basketball team. It’s an extreme entry into the world of “havoc” and a key part of the Rams conditioning that makes VCU one of the most relentless teams in the country. While it may be hell for the players, coaches and staff who participate, it’s sure ... Read More »

A-10 tourney headed to Pittsburgh in 2017, DC in 2018

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The Atlantic 10 officially announced it will move it’s conference tournament to Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center in March of 2017 then DC’s Verizon Center the following season. The league gave up rights to host their tournament in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center those two seasons, allowing the ACC a two-year run in the Big Apple in exchange for neutral court competitions with ... Read More »

Rams release full schedule, includes record 23 nationally televised contests

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The mothership (VCUAthletics.com) released VCU’s entire 2014-15 schedule today, a slate that includes a record 23 nationally-televised games. “Our fans have always done a terrific job of creating a frenzied atmosphere at the Siegel Center,” Head Coach Shaka Smart said in the official release. “This type of exposure allows people across the country to see what VCU and Havoc are ... Read More »