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Author Archives: Mat Shelton-Eide

Help Richmond’s Christmas Mother Maya Smart raise $5K for charity!


Ram fans, we need your help! The Richmond Christmas Mother program has made the holiday season brighter for local families for some 80 years now. This year’s Christmas Mother is going to wreak serious havoc on 2014’s fundraising campaign to continue that support as VCU First Lady, Maya Smart, was selected as the youngest Christmas Mother in the history of the ... Read More »

The day after: Quick thoughts following a win


DOUG BROOKS RESPECTS THE PROCESS Doug Brooks was compared to Troy Daniels when he landed at VCU because of a reputation for his ability to hit the long ball out of high school. I’m starting to see a resemblance for something more important than just that: Brooks respects the process. Brooks failed to scratch in UVA’s game, logging zero minutes ... Read More »

Video: VCU outlasts No.23 Northern Iowa in double OT thriller


VCU snapped No.23 Northern Iowa’s nine-game winning streak while avenging a road loss from last season in tonight’s 93-87 double-overtime win. UNI couldn’t miss early, hitting their first four threes of the game to take an early 20-11 lead. The Rams battled back however with five quick Treveon Graham points in 24 seconds followed by a Melvin Johnson bucket and ... Read More »

Game Preview: VCU v No.23 Northern Iowa


It feels like it’s been a year since the Rams last played. VCU fell in a rare home loss to No.6 UVA, snapping a 22-game home winning streak at the Siegel Center in front of yet another sold out crowd. It was a bitter pill to savor for a full week away from the court but the Rams have a ... Read More »

Upon further review: VCU v UVA


Saturday’s highly anticipated rematch with UVA reminds me so much of one of my favorite holiday movie scenes that I feel the need to share it with you now. Watch, enjoy, then we’ll discuss. Odd comparison? To me it makes sense. Ram fans have waited sooooo long for a UVA matchup in Richmond, 16 years is what I’ve been told. Sure, ... Read More »

Rams home win streak snapped at hands of UVA

VCU forced 16 UVA turnovers but struggled in every other aspect of the game in tonight's 17-point loss.

UVA used two large runs to hand VCU their first home loss since February of 2013 and their largest home loss since losing to George Mason, 71-51 in March of 2011. VCU traded buckets with the Hoos early but allowed UVA a 13-5 run to end first half with a 38-28 lead. Then after pulling the game within four points behind ... Read More »