Rams release full non-conference schedule

VCU Athletics gave Ram fans yet another reason to purchase season tickets for VCU’s inaugural A-10 season: a stacked non-conference schedule that includes AT LEAST eight NCAA tournament teams from this past season.

2012-2013 OOC schedule (home games in bold, * indicates 2012 NCAA tournament teams)

Nov 1 – Virginia Union (exhibition)
Nov 9 – Florida Gulf Coast (regular season home opener)
Nov 13 – Wichita State*
Nov 17 – @ Winthrop
Nov 22 – Memphis* (Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas)
Nov 23 – Duke* or Minnesota (Bahamas)
Nov 24 – Either Louisville*, Missouri*, Stanford or Northern Iowa (Bahamas)
Nov 28 – Stetson
Dec 1 – Belmont*
Dec 7 – @ ODU
Dec 15 – Alabama*
Dec 18 – Western Kentucky*
Dec 21 – Longwood
Dec 29 – Farleigh Dickinson
Jan 2 – @ East Tennessee State
Jan 5 – Lehigh*

Rams head coach Shaka Smart commented in a statement, “As we prepared to transition to the Atlantic 10, we wanted to put together a non-league schedule that not only readies us for conference play, but also provides high quality opponents both at the Siegel Center and away from home…This year’s non-conference slate certainly fits both these criteria.”

A two-time graduate of VCU (School of the Arts '07, Center for Sport Leadership '10), Mat is a co-founder of VCU Ram Nation and a longtime fan as the ...