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Will Wade officially VCU’s new coach and here’s why I love the hire

Will Wade, Eric Robertson

The official announcement of Will Wade as head coach today tips up a new chapter in Rams basketball. Athletic Director Ed McLaughlin had the unenviable task of replacing the school’s most successful/popular head coach to date in Shaka Smart but I’m here to tell you how he hit a home run with the hiring of former assistant, Will Wade. OFFENSE RETURNS ...

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Blog: Processing Smart to Texas and where VCU goes from here


So much to talk about, where to begin? PROCESSING THIS EXIT Shaka Smart had six very successful seasons at VCU. He is gone. As human beings, we all wish him success. He’s a good father with an awesome wife and it’s hard to root against anyone with a kid that’s that cute. It hurts that he is gone, but it hurts ...

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My top-five costume recommendations for the “Sons of Shaka”


Often times in sports we get so caught up in the wins, losses, business of the game and end results that we forget to praise the fun and savor the journey. One group of Ram fans who haven’t lost track of what it’s all about — having a boatload of fun — go by the name the “Sons of Shaka”, ...

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Ram fans prepare for ultimate offseason test


How many times have you watched a college basketball game and heard a TV personality comment on a player’s almost automatic accuracy at the free throw line, only to watch him miss back-to-back attempts after said comment? Seems like it happens all the time, right? The jinx is always perfectly timed and you’re always watching when it happens. Well Shaka ...

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VCU steadily building in an era of high expectations


With the game tied at at 66 and just 25 seconds left in last night’s second round NCAA tournament contest between the Rams and Ohio State, VCU’s Freight Train waited down the clock for one final play. We all knew what was coming, but would it connect? Would it be Maynor ’07, or Maynor ’09? Treveon Graham drove the lane ...

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Game Preview: No.7 VCU v No.10 Ohio State


VCU will dance for the fifth consecutive year under head coach Shaka Smart and will play their third NCAA tournament game in Portland’s Moda Center in an NCAA tournament setting since 2012. VCU is 1-1 in that building, having upset the Wichita State Shockers in 2012 just before dropping a heart-breaker late to Indiana. That team featured freshmen versions of ...

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