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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 »

Prediction: 2014-15 starting lineup

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We’re close to a month away from college hoops officially beginning — 39 days actually, but no games, more midnight madness/official practice stuff. What better time to throw some darts at the wall in an attempt to predict this season’s starting lineup? Disclaimer: “starts” is probably the most overrated stat in all of sports, especially on a VCU team that ... Read More »

A quick thought on the Weber situation

Weber catches a ride in a shopping guard while hanging with the Boys & Girls Club at this past December's "Shop With the Rams" event.

While sports can bring people of all backgrounds and all opinions from all the cities of all the worlds together in one room to root for one team, it can just as easily give educated people an opportunity to lose themselves in their fandom and provides a setting to openly root against human beings. In theory that ends when both ... Read More »

Brandenberg signs pro deal in Austria

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Rob Brandenberg became one of the first Rams in history to reach four consecutive NCAA tournaments, so it makes sense that the Gahanna, Ohio native will be joining yet another winning team for his professional career. Brandenberg recently reached a deal with the Gussing Knights, Champions of Austria’s top professional league last season, to start his pro career overseas. The speedy ... Read More »

A Twitter-style look at VCU’s 2014-15 non-conference schedule

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VCU unveiled their men’s basketball non-conference schedule this past week, one chock-full of big names and even bigger RPI-boosting opportunities. Here’s a quick Twitter-style breakdown of each game, in 140 characters or less. Nov. 7 – Cal U (PA) (Exhibition) - Your first look at the 2014-15 Rams and all the upgrades to the Siegel Center. Last year’s exhibition was a 50-point win, ... Read More »

Beasley lists VCU in final 8

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Malik Beasley, a 6’4 shooting guard from Atlanta, GA, narrowed his list to eight schools today, a list that included your VCU Rams. The 51st-ranked recruit according to ESPN took to Twitter to announce his list, choosing the Rams alongside a group of heavy hitters than include UConn, UCLA, Oregon, Florida State, Wake Forest, Saint John’s and Georgia. ESPN describes ... Read More »