My Kind of Tailgating…

Creating a nonconference schedule is a little like putting burgers on the grill. No matter how many times you've done it, and no matter how good you think you are at it, something can go wrong. The grate has to be clean. You have to have…

TBT and EE: A-OK.

Sometimes, there’s not a lot of detail or fancy language needed. Sometimes, things are that obvious. TBT, The Basketball Tournament, is perfect. I love everything about it. I’m sure there are tweaks to iron out as it becomes more popular,…

The All Underrated Team

One evening a few weeks ago I had a couple easygoing hours and a fresh supply of Stella, and the combination unsurprisingly sent me to twitter to openly wonder who the most underrated VCU players were in program history. I mean, what else…

The Most Important Summer…

Speaking in England, shortly after 9/11, the Dalai Lama shocked the gathering with a direct, yet codifying message. “It happened,” he said, and paused. “It happened.” He paused again. “OK? What now?” I’m obviously not comparing college…

Go Tell (Ask) Aunt Rhody…

Before he retired, my dad was a public school teacher and high school basketball coach. He was always great with life lessons, and basketball lessons. Being Greek, he was direct and didn’t offer much window dressing. Never let your man go…