A basketball game ending with free throws is normally boring as hell—one team is up by seven with 30 seconds left, so they go to the line a few times and make it a 10-point win. Here’s to VCU for at least making the lead-ups to its game-winning free throws intriguing (and a kind of weak, but mostly intriguing.)
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Sometimes when you lose, you shoot sad videos of your dog coming over and giving you a kiss, and sometimes you just want to smash some balloons.
According to numerous reports, what has been rumored for days has come true: Shaka Smart is leaving VCU to become the University of Texas’s next head basketball coach.
Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell took an elbow to the face courtesy of VCU's Doug Brooks while going up for a rebound. Brooks got hit with a flagrant one foul; Russell needed to be cleaned up, but kept playing after the injury.
Tonight's A-10 showdown between Richmond and VCU had just about everything you'd hope for in a college basketball game: a big comeback, some crazy upsets, an underdog winning, and fans rushing the court.
The fake shot clock countdown is a staple in college arenas across the country, but it only occasionally works. It's not too difficult for players to glance up at the big shot clock above each basket, and they're usually smart enough not to trust the opposing fans. I'm not positive the VCU fans tricked UMass guard…
During last night's game against VCU, Oregon forward Elgin Cook stole the ball at half court and found himself all alone at the other end, ready to throw down a monster breakaway dunk. You ready for the dunk? Here comes the dunk:
Tonight's season tip-off between Tennessee and VCU turned scary in the first half when the Rams' sophomore guard JeQuan Lewis had to be helped off the floor following a hard-to-watch tumble that left him dazed and possibly suffering a seizure.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel now tells us Shaka Smart is not likely to take the head basketball coaching position at Marquette. Why, then, were TV stations in Milwaukee all breathlessly reporting the breaking news that he'd be the new leader of the Golden Eagles? A source inside one of those newsrooms tells us this…
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James Finley has been the VCU women's volleyball coach for the past eight years. This season, Finley's team performed surprisingly well after moving into the more competitive Atlantic 10 conference, finishing with a 25-6 record and a trip to the conference semifinals. So Finley was shocked when he was fired on…
Congratulations to the Virginia Commonwealth Rams, who in beating Drexel 59-56 won the CAA tournament and punched their ticket to the dance. [ESPN]
Once upon a time, complaining about exploitation in the NCAA made you the turd in the punch bowl and/or Jason Whitlock. "College athletes should be paid" marked troll territory. Rollie Massimino selflessly forges boys into men, damn it! He's never made a dime off basketball!
Forget those two perfect Final Four brackets on ESPN.com. How about someone who stands to earn some real money? One lone soul laid down a ten-spot on the Rams at the Las Vegas Hilton during the regular season, and got 5000-1 odds. That's looking a little closer right now. [USA Today]
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Before he was Sad Jayhawk, Matt Rissien was just another superfan: going to away games, wearing a costume, posing with luminaries like Erin Andrews and Scot Pollard. But, thanks to the vagaries of the universe and an alert cameraman, he's become more: a symbol of fallen hubris. A Crying Duke Kid or Weepy Tebow for a…