VCU to meet Seton Hall in 2017 Never Forget Tribute Classic

FanRag’s Jon Rothstein is reporting VCU will take on Big East program Seton Hall on Dec. 9th in this year’s Never Forget Tribute Classic.

The Rams and Pirates will likely serve as the undercard to a matchup between likely preseason top-25 teams, Cincinnati and Florida. The games will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Seton Hall finished fifth in last season’s Big East, falling to eventual Big East tourney winner Villanova, 55-53 in the conference semifinals. They advanced to the NCAA tournament as a No.9 seed before falling in the first round to Arkansas.

This will be another huge RPI opportunity for the Rams in a schedule that already features the likes of Texas and UVA. Kevin Willard’s Pirates will likely start the year as a preseason top-25 team (or top-20) due to an experienced roster that loses just one key player and returns a talented, experienced roster.


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 ...
  • Gene
  • June 7, 2017
Expected to be Saturday December 9.

The arena is 2 blocks from a train station that connects to midtown Manhattan in 20 minutes.

Dinosaur BBQ is one of the dining options next to the arena, Prudential Center.

The area is safe, around the parking lots and the walk from the train station to the arena, especially on game days.

A Marriott hotel is attached to Prudential Center FYI.