Rams get a schedule boost with latest A-10 pairings

The Atlantic 10 released the 2016-17 conference schedule pairings yesterday with a surprise home-and-home matchup between two of the conferences top teams: VCU and Dayton.

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The Rams maintained home-and-home matchups with previous "A-10 South" foes Richmond, Davidson, George Mason and George Washington but got a schedule upgrade with the swap of Saint Louis twice a year (who has finished within the bottom-two of the conference the past two seasons) for the Flyers of the University of Dayton, one of the Atlantic 10's most consistently good programs outside of VCU.

The Rams will now host Saint Louis in their only game with the Billikens this season and get La Salle, UMass and Saint Joseph's as well.

VCU's A-10 road schedule will be a challenging one, heading to Kingston, RI for their only matchup with Rhode Island next season. The Rhody Rams have gotten several preseason top-25 mentions thanks to a talented returning roster that should include star guard E.C. Matthews, who missed this past season after suffering a season-ending injury 10 minutes into his season.

VCU will also face a tough St. Bonaventure crowd in their only game against the Bonnies, head to an improving Fordham team and take on a Duquesne team on the road who will lose the majority of their key players from last year's team.

COMPLETE ATLANTIC 10 PAIRINGS[/HEADING=3]
<span style="color: #ff0000;"><u>Davidson</u></span>

Home- Dayton, Duquesne, George Mason, St. Bonaventure, Fordham, George Washington, Rhode Island, Richmond, VCU
Away - La Salle, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis, Fordham, George Washington, Rhode Island, Richmond, VCU

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<span style="color: #ff0000;">Dayton</span></u>


Home – La Salle, George Mason, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, Duquesne, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis, VCU
Away –  Davidson, Fordham, George Washington, Massachusetts, Duquesne, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis, VCU
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<span style="color: #003366;">Duquesne</span></u>


Home – Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph’s, VCU, Dayton, Fordham, George Washington, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis
Away – Davidson, George Mason, La Salle, Richmond, Dayton, Fordham, George Washington, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis

<span style="color: #800000; background-color: #ffffff;"><u>Fordham</u></span>

Home – Dayton, George Washington, Saint Louis, VCU, Davidson, Duquesne, La Salle, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s
Away – George Mason, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, Davidson, Duquesne, La Salle, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s

<span style="color: #008000;"><u>George Mason</u></span>

Home- Duquesne, Fordham, La Salle, Rhode Island, George Washington, Massachusetts, Richmond, Saint Louis, VCU
Away- Davidson, Dayton, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph’s, George Washington, Massachusetts, Richmond, Saint Louis, VCU

<span style="color: #003366;"><u>George Washington</u></span>

Home– Dayton, Massachusetts, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis, Davidson, Duquesne, George Mason, Richmond, VCU
Away – Fordham, La Salle, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph’s, Davidson, Duquesne, George Mason, Richmond, VCU

<span style="color: #000080;"><u>La Salle</u></span>

Home – Davidson, Duquesne, George Washington, Richmond, Fordham, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis
Away – Dayton, George Mason, St. Bonaventure, VCU, Fordham, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis

<span style="color: #800000;"><u>Massachusetts</u></span>

Home – Davidson, Dayton, Fordham, Richmond, George Mason, La Salle, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph’s
Away–  Duquesne, George Washington, Saint Louis, VCU, George Mason, La Salle, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph’s

<span style="color: #33cccc;"><u>Rhode Island</u></span>

Home – Fordham, George Washington, St. Bonaventure, VCU, Davidson, Dayton, La Salle, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s
Away – Duquesne, George Mason, Richmond, Saint Louis, Davidson, Dayton, La Salle, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s

<span style="color: #ff0000;"><u>Richmond</u></span>

Home – Duquesne, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis, Davidson, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, VCU
Away– Dayton, La Salle, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, Davidson, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, VCU              

<span style="color: #4d3a2c;"><u>St. Bonaventure</u></span>

Home – Fordham, George Mason La Salle, VCU, Dayton, Duquesne, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis
Away– Davidson, George Washington, Rhode Island, Richmond, Dayton, Duquesne, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis

<span style="color: #800000;"><u>Saint Joseph’s</u></span>

Home – Davidson, George Washington, George Mason, Richmond, Fordham, La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure
Away – Dayton, Duquesne, Saint Louis, VCU, Fordham, La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure 

<span style="color: #0000ff;"><u>Saint Louis</u></span>

Home – Davidson, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph’s, Dayton, Duquesne, George Mason, La Salle, St. Bonaventure
Away – VCU, Fordham, George Washington, Richmond, Dayton, Duquesne, George Mason, La Salle, St. Bonaventure

<u>VCU</u>

Home –  La Salle, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis, Davidson, Dayton, George Mason, George Washington, Richmond
Away – Duquesne, Fordham, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, Davidson, Dayton, George Mason, George Washington, Richmond

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