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Offseason news and notes

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It feels like last year’s college hoops season ended two years ago, as summer has officially begun while we countdown the days to the 2014-15 season (101 days away). Some news and notes around the program. VCU breaks ground VCU’s $25 million practice facility has officially broken ground as the former casket company located behind the Siegel Center makes it’s ... Read More »

VCU recruiting: Targeting 2015

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The improvements to VCU’s men’s basketball program in a post-Final 4 era are visible all around us. Immediately following the run came an expansion to the Siegel Center in the form of the beautiful new Tommy J West luxury suite addition, the first suites to be added to the arena since it’s construction and opening in 1999. After that have ... Read More »

McLaughlin elevated to Associate Vice President, receives three-year contract extension

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Via VCU Athletics RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao announced Thursday that Ed McLaughlin has been promoted to Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics. In addition, the VCU Board of Visitors has approved a three-year contract extension for the Athletic Department head that will run through 2019. “Dr. Rao and the Board of Visitors provide a ... Read More »

Weber gets NFL mention

Could Briante Weber cut it as an NFL cornerback?

VCU’s all-time steals leader, Briante Weber, will look to defend his Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year award next season, but could he defend NFL wide receivers? Weber was recently named by NFL.com’s Bryan Fischer as one of his 10 college athletes that could be a great football player (click to read full article). He was one of two ... Read More »

VCU to add two new luxury suites for 2014-15 season

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VCU will be adding two new luxury suites to two corners of the Stu next season. The University sent an email to Ram Athletic Fund members at the Battering Ram (minimum $10,000 donation) and Scholarship Society (minimum $25,000 donation) levels, and have plans to turn sections 1, 37, 10 and 11 into luxury suites starting next season that will range ... Read More »

VCU releases practice facility renderings, set to break ground June 2

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VCU has selected a construction firm and plan to break ground on a new state-of-the-art practice facility June 2. Official release from VCU Atheltics: http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2013-14/releases/20140509cozdh8 VCU selected Barton Malow and VMDO Architects for the project that will feature student-athlete lounges, player dining rooms, an academic center and will house administrative suites and offices for both the men’s and women’s basketball coaching staffs. The ... Read More »