NCAA Regionals (Basketball and Baseball)

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VCU Basketball (19 NCAA appearances; 13 wins) -
Providence, Charlotte, Greensboro, E. Rutherford, Albuquerque, Indianapolis, Raleigh, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Dayton/Chicago/San Antonio/Houston, Portland, Auburn Hills, San Diego, Portland, Okla City, Salt Lake City, Columbia, Indianapolis, Albany

VCU Baseball (14 NCAA appearances; 19 wins) - Coral Gables, Austin, Clemson, Los Angeles, Baton Rouge, Columbia, Raleigh, Coral Gables, Myrtle Beach, Charlottesville, Dallas/Coral Gables, Starkville, Chapel Hill, Greenville

These NCAA Regionals are the coolest events ever; I've been privileged to attend many (17 total - 8 basketball, 9 baseball), not to mention the countless conference tourneys, the Supers, the Final Four, etc. Lots of great moments/memories. Feel very fortunate that this athletic program is so accomplished (NCAA appearances, etc). For a non-P5 D-1 program (270+ schools), the level of success (winning, NCAA appearances) in these two sports is remarkable.

Given VCU's limitations (conferences, facilities, resources, academics, campus location/infrastructure/aesthetics), this type of consistent/sustained success is truly a testament to the coaches/players/support staffs and university (athletic department) at large. Few, if any, non-P5 programs across the nation have experienced this level of achievement in these two major sports (in parallel). The amount of winning (Regular Season, Conference Tourneys, NCAA Tourneys) for these two programs combined (just over the past two decades) is astounding and likely unmatched amongst non-P5 programs.

NCAA Selection Sunday (Basketball; mid-March) and or NCAA Selection Monday (Baseball; Memorial Day - end of May):
2004
- Basketball
2005 - Baseball
2006 -
2007 - Basketball, Baseball
2008 -
2009 - Basketball
2010 - Baseball
2011 - Basketball
2012 - Basketball
2013 - Basketball
2014 - Basketball
2015 - Basketball, Baseball
2016 - Basketball
2017 - Basketball
2018 -
2019 - Basketball
2020 - COVID
2021 - Basketball, Baseball
2022 - Baseball
2023 - Basketball
2024 - Baseball
 
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6/7/24

VCU Basketball (19 NCAA appearances) -
Providence, Charlotte, Greensboro, E. Rutherford, Albuquerque, Indianapolis, Raleigh, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Dayton/Chicago/San Antonio/Houston, Portland, Auburn Hills, San Diego, Portland, Okla City, Salt Lake City, Columbia, Indianapolis, Albany

VCU Baseball (14 NCAA appearances) - Coral Gables, Austin, Clemson, Los Angeles, Baton Rouge, Columbia, Raleigh, Coral Gables, Myrtle Beach, Charlottesville, Dallas/Coral Gables, Starkville, Chapel Hill, Greenville

These NCAA Regionals are the coolest events ever; I've been privileged to attend many (17 total - 8 basketball, 9 baseball). Lots of great moments/memories. Feel very fortunate that this athletic program is so accomplished (NCAA appearances, etc). For a non-P5 D-1 program (270+ schools), the level of success (winning) in these two sports is remarkable.

Given VCU's limitations (conferences, facilities, resources, academics, campus location/infrastructure/aesthetics), this type of consistent/sustained success is truly a testament to the coaches/players/support staffs and university (athletic department) at large. Few, if any, non-P5 programs across the nation have experienced this level of achievement in these two major sports (in parallel). The amount of winning for these two programs combined (just over the past two decades) is likely unmatched amongst non-P5 programs (Regular Season, Conference Tourneys, NCAA Tourneys).

NCAA Selection Sunday (Basketball; mid-March) and or NCAA Selection Monday (Baseball; Memorial Day - end of May):
2004
- Basketball
2005 - Baseball
2006 -
2007 - Basketball, Baseball
2008 -
2009 - Basketball
2010 - Baseball
2011 - Basketball
2012 - Basketball
2013 - Basketball
2014 - Basketball
2015 - Basketball, Baseball
2016 - Basketball
2017 - Basketball
2018 -
2019 - Basketball
2020 - COVID
2021 - Basketball, Baseball
2022 - Baseball
2023 - Basketball
2024 - Baseball
I agree. In another thread I saw someone bashing VCU's success. VCU sits at #13 for all-time best winning percentage in college basketball history.
 
I agree. In another thread I saw someone bashing VCU's success. VCU sits at #13 for all-time best winning percentage in college basketball history.
That’s cool and all about we’ve lost 5 of the last 6 first round games most of which weren’t close. Outside of the final four our postseason has been quite underwhelming if we’re speaking honest. No ones expecting sweet 16 every other year but badly losing first round ncaa games consistently is pretty sour while patting ourselves on the back for CAA and A10 wins.
 
That’s cool and all about we’ve lost 5 of the last 6 first round games most of which weren’t close. Outside of the final four our postseason has been quite underwhelming if we’re speaking honest. No ones expecting sweet 16 every other year but badly losing first round ncaa games consistently is pretty sour while patting ourselves on the back for CAA and A10 wins.
I know VCU's record over the years. I have been here for it all since the early 80s.
 
in 1999 at the age of 33 Michael Dell made the Top 10 richest people in the world. For the past 10 years he has been ranked between 13 and 19th richest people in the world currently with about $110 billion. He hasn't been in the top 10 since early 2000's.
He is such a loser.
 
Like my buddy told me. He said 'Mr. X, we are both losers, and once we accept it, we will be better off."
 
Frankly, I don't understand why more teams don't win more games in tournaments. It isn't as if sustained success against presumably progressively strong and stronger competition is hard or anything. Just consider the small handful of cherry picked outliers I could find using hindsight to support my subjective feeling!
 
If the biggest problem we have is losing in the first round of the tournament then life is good.
I was put under the impression our other programs which go to the NCAA’s are poor because we put all the money into the basketball program. I thought we invested all this money into our basketball program, facilities, coaches to do a bit more than just get wiped out badly the first round everytime.
 
in 1999 at the age of 33 Michael Dell made the Top 10 richest people in the world. For the past 10 years he has been ranked between 13 and 19th richest people in the world currently with about $110 billion. He hasn't been in the top 10 since early 2000's.
He is such a loser.
His computers have gone downhill in that time so I get it.
 
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