Author Archives: Mat Shelton

Rhoades accepts head coaching position at Rice

b9d12c2d4650e04f06a5c51299147a7c_crop_north’s Jon Rothstein is reporting VCU assistant, Mike Rhoades, will accept the head coaching position at Rice.┬áRhoades was the Associate Head Coach under Shaka Smart and has been with the Rams since Smart took over at VCU. A national champ at DIII Lebanon Valley, Rhoades got his coaching start at nearby Randolph Macon where he coached for three seasons under ... Read More »

Increased recruiting power could propel Rams to next level

PSAL Basketball - Samuel Gompers vs. John F. Kennedy

VCU has hit warp speed in it’s growth as a program since Coach Smart led the Rams to the 2011 Final 4. The school has sold out 50 consecutive games that actually predates the run, have expanded the Siegel Center, are one of just a handful of teams to reach the NCAA tournament each of the past four seasons and ... Read More »

Tuesday morning news and notes


VCU’s season may have ended this past weekend in San Diego but there have been a number of major developments regarding VCU basketball. Here are some highlights. RUMOR MILL 2014: COACH SMART EDITION Ah, it’s that time of year again. The time when programs from all over the country make their pitch to VCU’s head coach while the internet completely ... Read More »

VCU falls to Stephen F Austin in heartbreaking ending

VCU lost to SFA in heart-breaking fashion in last night's 77-75 OT loss.

The pain VCU once inflicted on opposing favorites is one now felt by Ram fans everywhere. Despite a six-point deficit to start the second half, Treveon Graham’s free throws with 3:58 to play gave the Rams a 10-point lead and momentum to finish off the upstart Lumberjacks. At that point SFA implemented a 3-2 zone defense that stifled the Rams, ... Read More »

Game Preview: VCU v Stephen F Austin

Havoc heads to San Diego as VCU draws SF Austin in their round of 64 game this Friday night.

VCU will play as the 5 seed for the second straight season and in the 5 v 12 matchup for the third, as the Rams take on Stephen F Austin out of the Southland Conference tonight in San Diego as a part of this year’s NCAA tournament. The Rams have won their opening round games for three consecutive seasons and ... Read More »

Previewing VCU v SFA, by the numbers

VCU will look to halt Stephen F Austin's 28-game winning streak on Friday while hopefully starting one of their own.

VCU will take on Stephen F Austin out of the Southland conference this Friday in a 5 v 12 matchup in the round of 64 of this year’s NCAA tournament. SFA and their gaudy 28-game winning streak have made them a popular pick by some pundits while VCU looks to win their round of 64 game for the fourth consecutive ... Read More »