Seven months after injury, Briante Weber NBA-bound

Seven months after suffering a serious knee injury, former Virginia Commonwealth Rams guard Briante Weber is headed to the NBA. On his personal Twitter page, Weber announced that he had signed a professional contract with the Miami Heat and that he was, to paraphrase former Heat star LeBron James, “taking his talents to South Beach.” Always wanted to say this " Im taking my...
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Video tour of VCU’s new $25 million practice facility

Colleges across the nation are having a tough time receiving donations to improve campus life. They need money to upgrade classrooms, create bigger parking structures, or just make the overall environment better for students. On the other hand, there are schools like Virginia Commonwealth University that are building a multi-million dollar practice facility for the men’s basketball...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Siegel will remain ruckus

In the past, once you walked into the Stuart Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University and the game is underway, the intensity and roars from the crowd are propelled throughout the arena. But what drives the consecutive sellouts and ecstatic atmosphere that keeps fans coming back to see the Rams? Siegel Center In the game of basketball, it doesn’t take much to get the...
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Longhorns land 4-Star point guard prospect

Shaka Smart is already making his presence felt in Austin. The former VCU head coach is blazing the recruiting trail, picking up a commitment from 4-star 2016 point guard Jacob Young yesterday.Young will follow in a long line of successful Texas floor generals, including the likes of T.J. Ford and D.J. Augustin. Young, who hails from Houston and attends Yates High School, chose...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Basketball Receives Commitment From 4-Star PG Jacob Young

Texas head coach Shaka Smart just reeled in a four-star in-state recruit. Houston (Tex.) Yates point guard Jacob Young announced his commitment to Texas on Twitter moments ago.  Glad to announce that I will be attending the University of Texas to play for head coach Shaka Smart #HookEm  — JY (@YEAHLILJ) June 30, 2015 Young is the No. 70 player in the 2016 class according to...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Graham and Weber go undrafted

For VCU basketball fans, June 25 was a day full of hope that inevitably lead to despair, as two former Rams failed to have their names called in the NBA draft. Treveon Graham and Briante Weber lead the Rams for the past three seasons, as the duo unparalleled to any other duo in VCU basketball history, had their eyes set on being drafted in one of the two rounds of the NBA Draft....
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Buy Shaka Smart’s Colonial Virginia Home — $1.495 Million

Sorry VCU fans, but we’re going to have put one final nail in the coffin for the Shaka Smart era. That’s right, the...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Longhorns coach Shaka Smart named honorary Texan

On April 3, 2015, it was announced that Shaka Smart would be named as the University of Texas Longhorns’ new men’s basketball coach. And less than two months later, first-term governor and Texas Alumni Greg Abbott made Smart an honorary Texan. While some might question whether the State of Texas is acting prematurely in extending what prideful Texans consider a distinguishable...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Basketball: Longhorns Basketball Coach Shaka Smart Named An “Honorary Texan”

Shaka Smart is a native of Madison, Wisconsin, and spent the last six seasons in Richmond, Virginia turning VCU into a mid-major powerhouse. Now, Smart is the head coach at Texas, and today he became an “honorary Texan.” .@UTAustin President Powers presents @TexasMBB coach Shaka Smart with “Honorary Texan” commission from governor. — Texas Longhorns...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo Alie-Cox Has Assault Charge Dismissed

Virginia Commonwealth forward Mo Alie-Cox can look forward to a brighter future. Per a report by Brandon Shulleeta of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, prosecutors will dismiss the misdemeanor assault charge against Alie-Cox following an altercation at a Richmond nightclub. Earlier this month, it was alleged that Alie-Cox had punched a woman in the face after she had gotten into it with...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo Alie-Cox Appears in Court, Trial Date Set

Virginia Commonwealth forward Mo Alie-Cox appeared in court and had his trial date set for June 15. Dean Hoffmeyer of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported the development. Alie-Cox has been charged with misdemeanor assault, stemming from an incident back in April. A woman alleges that the 6-foot-6, 250 pound forward punched her in the face during an altercation at a club in Richmond’s...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Former VCU Commit Tevin Mack Headed to Texas

Four-star recruit Tevin Mack, formerly committed to Virginia Commonwealth, will head west and join Shaka Smart at Texas. Evan Daniels of reported Mack’s decision. Tevin Mack informed Scout that he has committed to Texas. Mack is ranked No. 65 overall in Scout's 2015 top 100. Story coming. — Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 19, 2015 A 6’7″, 200 pound forward out...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Former VCU commit flips to join Smart at Texas

One of Shaka Smart’s top recruits at VCU will now officially be following him to Texas. Four-star small forward Tevin Mack has chosen Texas over Georgia, Clemson, and others, according to Scout’s Evan Daniels. Tevin Mack informed Scout that he has committed to Texas. Mack is ranked No. 65 overall in Scout’s 2015 top 100. Story coming. — Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Welcome aboard, Jordan Murphy!

Over the weekend the Gophers added the seventh and final member of this year's class (though Reggie Lynch won't be eligible until the 2016-2017 season) in Jordan Murphy, a 6-7 forward from Texas who had originally signed with VCU.  Shaka Smart left, Murphy decommitted, Texas had no openings, Pitino swept in and wowed Murphy's parents, and wa la, the Gopher picked up Rivals #113...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Lands JUCO Big Man Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed

Virginia Commonwealth added to next season’s recruiting class in a big way, and quite literally. Junior college big man Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed, a former Houston commit, has committed to join new Rams coach Will Wade in Richmond next year. Previously, the 6’9″, 270 pound Egyptian was deemed ineligible by the NCAA after having played extra years at a Texas high school despite having...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Regents Approve Shaka Smart’s $22 Million Deal

University of Texas regents will approve a $22 million deal for new men’s head basketball coach Shaka Smart. Most of the money will also be guaranteed. ESPN reported the story. Smart agreed to be the Longhorns’ head coach back in April after longtime coach Rick Barnes was let go after 17 years in Austin and seven consecutive seasons of early exits from the NCAA tournament or...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart to get nearly $22M as Longhorns' new coach

  University of Texas System regents are set to approve new basketball coach Shaka Smart's nearly $22 million contract, with most of that money guaranteed. The regents meet Wednesday and Thursday in Austin and released some of the financial details used to lure Smart away from Virginia Commonwealth last month. Smart is set to get a 7-year contract, with six years of guaranteed salary...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas withdraws 'Havoc' basketball trademark applications

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) While VCU lost its basketball coach to the University of Texas, its trademarked ''havoc'' label is staying in Virginia. Officials at Texas say they have withdrawn attempts to federally trademark ''HORNS HAVOC'' and ''HOUSE OF HAVOC.'' The attempts to trademark the phrases came after the Longhorns hired Shaka Smart as their men's basketball coach in early April...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU's Alie-Cox arrested on assault charge, accused of hitting woman

  VCU forward Mo Alie-Cox is facing a misdemeanor assault charge after a woman claimed he punched her in the face in a nightclub. According to the arrest warrant, the incident took place April 3, about two hours after Rams coach Shaka Smart told his team his was leaving to take the same job at Texas. Court records show the complaint was filed April 22, and Alie-Cox was served with...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU F Mo Alie-Cox arrested for simple assault

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) VCU forward Mo Alie-Cox is facing a misdemeanor assault charge after a woman claimed he punched her in the face in a nightclub. According to the arrest warrant, the incident took place April 3, about two hours after Rams coach Shaka Smart told his team his was leaving to take the same job at Texas. In her handwritten complaint, Morgan Ashley Kaye says she became...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU F Mo Alie-Cox Charged With Assault and Battery

Virginia Commonwealth rising junior forward Mo Alie-Cox has been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, according to Richmond’s WTVR. A woman is claiming that during an incident in a local restaurant and nightspot, Alie-Cox was one member of a group with whom the complainant got into a physical altercation. Upon making a remark about former head coach Shaka Smart, who recently...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU men's basketball coach Wade to earn $1 million annually

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Will Wade will be paid $1 million per season as the men's basketball coach at VCU, and his five-year contract has bonus opportunities that could significantly boost his annual compensation. The 32-year-old Wade, hired earlier this month after Shaka Smart left for Texas, will draw a base salary of $450,000 and make $550,000 in supplemental compensation such as...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU coach's arrival includes revolving door for players

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Will Wade's first few weeks as VCU's basketball coach have been a whirlwind that shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon, and even a revolving door of player departures has been no surprise. Freshman forward Terry Larrier, the highest-rated prize in last season's freshman class, has asked for and received a release from his commitment to VCU, Wade said Thursday...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Larrier decides to transfer from VCU

It’s been a rough last couple of months for VCU. The Rams program lost Briante Weber for the season in late January due to a torn ACL, failed to defeat Ohio State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament and lost their program changer in Shaka Smart to Texas. The trend of bad news continued on Wednesday with Terry Larrier announcing that he will be transferring from VCU. The...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Recruitment for Former VCU Signee Tevin Mack Heating Up

Now that Shaka Smart left VCU for burnt ends and burnt orange ties at Texas, his former four star recruit Tevin Mack is attracting attention from many top schools. The Columbia, SC native was released from his letter of intent by VCU earlier this month. Mack is said to have Kansas, Georgia and Texas actively trying to bring the 6-foot-6, 200-pound SF to campus. They all have taken...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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