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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 »

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 »

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 »

Instant Reaction: I respond to an article that annoys me

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They say no press is bad press but that doesn’t mean some of the stuff I read  about VCU doesn’t annoy the hell out of me. This morning I read a Campus Insiders piece that did just that: Smart Move: Shaka Smart Right to Stay at VCU For Now. In many ways I’m sure its author, Ken Bikoff, who tweeted ... Read More »

JeQuan Lewis could be next season’s big breakout star

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Most of this year’s offseason attention has been focused on the heralded 2014 recruiting class — and for good reason — but it’s a rising sophomore perhaps more famous for one major mistake than his stellar play this past season that could have the biggest underclassman impact on next year’s VCU squad: JeQuan Lewis. Lewis has no doubt had one ... Read More »