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.”

VCU School of the Arts (BFA '07) and Center for Sport Leadership (M.Ed. '10) alumnus, Mat has followed VCU basketball since the Sunbelt days when he'd...