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Samir Doughty transfer announcement dampens optimism for VCU Basketball

When former VCU basketball head coach Will Wade left the program for the LSU job this spring, disappointment in Richmond was quickly replaced by excitement when it was announced former Ram assistant Mike Rhoades be the next VCU head coach. The excitement around the program mounted with the announcement of hire profile transfer point guard Marcus Evans from Rice and several graduate...
Via isportsweb.com
June 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Texas Basketball Lands Top Five Recruit Mo Bamba

The Texas basketball program is going to be one to watch during the 2017-18 season. On Thursday morning, top five recruit Mo Bamba announced he has decided to join Shaka Smart’s program this year, making the Longhorns one of the most promising teams in the Big 12. Bamba, a center who stands 7-foot-1, announced his decision in an article for The Players’ Tribune. “I’ve decided to...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 18, 2017

VCU Basketball makes another off-season addition to its roster

The VCU basketball team added another piece to their 2017 roster. The addition will provide depth and addresses a need left by graduating point guard JeQuan Lewis’ departure. Tyler Maye, a 6-1 point guard from Farmville, North Carolina, committed to the Rams Wednesday. Maye offers another option for point guard with the ability to score the basketball. Maye averaged 36 points per...
Via isportsweb.com
May 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Mo Alie-Cox, former VCU basketball player, agrees to NFL deal with Colts

RICHMOND, Va. — Former VCU basketball player Mo Alie-Cox is getting a shot at the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts. His agent said the 6-foot-7, 250-pound Alie-Cox has agreed to terms with the Colts. “He’s heading to Indianapolis” Friday, Joe Flanagan said. Flanagan did not discuss terms of the deal on Thursday, but Alie-Cox will try to earn a spot on the team as a tight end. Alie...
Via The Denver Post
April 20, 2017

Report: Steelers In Attendance For Mo Alie-Cox’s Tuesday Workout

Virginia Commonwealth basketball star Mo Alie-Cox held a workout Tuesday at Sports Reality Performance in Richmond, Virginia and the Pittsburgh Steelers were reportedly one of many NFL teams who had someone on hand to observe it. Alie-Cox, who is currency considered a free agent being as he wasn’t drafted last...
Via Steelers Depot
April 11, 2017

The Rams may look to sign VCU college basketball star Mo Alie-Cox

VCU Men’s Basketball star Mo Alie-Cox was a fan favorite as a defensive presence in college. But could he soon join the Los Angeles Rams? Alie-Cox is not draft eligible because he was eligible last year so he can sign immediately with an NFL team. According to a Virginia-based reporter, the Los Angeles Rams were one of 23 teams that were at his workout earlier this afternoon. The...
Via The Rams Wire
April 11, 2017

Rams could be looking to sign college basketball star Mo Alie-Cox

VCU Men’s Basketball star Mo Alie-Cox was a fan favorite as a defensive presence in college. But could he soon join the Los Angeles Rams? Alie-Cox is not draft eligible because he was eligible last year so he can sign immediately with an NFL team. According to a Virginia-based reporter, the Los Angeles Rams were one of 23 teams that were at his workout earlier this afternoon. The...
Via The Rams Wire
April 11, 2017

VCU Basketball has a busy offseason ahead

ESPN Top 100 recruit Mayan Kiir, like Lavar Batts, Jr., de-committed from VCU last week, and fifth-year senior Ahmed Hamdy asked out of his scholarship to exploring playing options as a graduate transfer. These two decisions leave the Rams dangerously thin in the front court. Including incoming recruits Sean Mobley and Marcos Santos-Silva, the Rams have only three players over 6...
Via isportsweb.com
April 09, 2017  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers are one of many NFL teams that can sign VCU basketball convert Mo Alie-Cox

It’s unclear if the San Francisco 49ers attended Virginia Commonwealth University basketball convert Mo Alie-Cox‘s Pro Day, but a total of 20 NFL teams were in attendance, according to SB Nation’s Niners Nation. Two days ago, Alie-Cox held a Pro Day that was attended by 20 NFL teams. So it turns out that the one of the most intriguing draft prospects entering the 2017 NFL Draft isn...
Via EndZoneScore
April 06, 2017

NFL teams need to move fast to sign basketball convert Mo Alie-Cox

If the Packers or any other team want to acquire the former hoopster, they will have to do so quickly, as he is reportedly not draft-eligible. One of the more intriguing names who has picked up steam for the 2017 NFL Draft is Mo Alie-Cox. A 6’6”, 250-pounder from Virginia Commonwealth University, Alie-Cox played on VCU’s basketball team and is looking to make a transition to football...
Via Acme Packing Co
April 05, 2017

Ex-hoops player Mo Alie-Cox not draft eligible, can sign at any time

Former Virginia Commonwealth basketball player Mo Alie-Cox is trying to make it in the NFL as a tight end, and he just got some good news: He’s not draft eligible. The NFL has confirmed that Alie-Cox would have had to be drafted last year if he was going to be drafted, and is now considered…
Via Pro Football Talk
April 05, 2017

Lavar Batts backs out of commitment – what this means for VCU Basketball

The honeymoon period for VCU basketball after the hire of head coach Mike Rhoades is over now. The flow of good news during his first two weeks on the jobs, from alumni endorsements, confirmed commitments from recruits and the return of a VCU icon to the coaching staff, has been combated by the first bit of bad news. Lavar Batts, a point guard from Concord, North Carolina and the...
Via isportsweb.com
April 02, 2017  |  Discuss

VCU basketball player Mo Alie-Cox to work out for NFL teams in April

Back in 2015, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten checked out a VCU basketball game and had a message for Rams forward Mo Alie-Cox after watching him in action. “He told me I could make the transition to football,” Alie-Cox said, via USA Today. “He said if it’s something I wanted to do I should look…
Via Pro Football Talk
March 31, 2017

Georgetown Basketball: Mike Brey, Shaka Smart Reject Hoyas

The Georgetown basketball team can’t seem to get their guy. Shortly after parting with coach John Thompson III, the Hoyas began actively and aggressively searching for a replacement. They say you should aim moon, because even if you miss you’ll land among the stars. In Georgetown’s case, though, they just have to look further down their list. According to CBS sports, the Hoyas overtures...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 29, 2017

Report: Mike Brey, Shaka Smart turned down Georgetown advances

You certainly can’t accuse the Georgetown Hoyas of failing to cast a wide net in their search for a new head coach.According to a report by Gary Parrish of CBS Sports on Tuesday, Mike Brey of Notre Dame and Shaka Smart of Texas both turned down advances from the Hoyas, who fired longtime head coach John Thompson III last week.Brey is a native of nearby Bethesda, Maryland and graduated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Georgetown reportedly is willing to pay big for next head coach, gets turned down by Brey and Smart

  How premier is the head coaching job at Georgetown? The university is about to find out, it appears. According to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports, the school is prepared to pay “big” money for their next head coach to replace John Thompson III. Georgetown reached out to Texas coach Shaka Smart and Notre Dame coach Mike Brey. Both respectfully declined the interest, according to Parrish...
Via KCM Sports
March 28, 2017

Mike Rhoades ushers in new era for VCU Basketball

VCU wasted little time in naming its new head basketball coach after Will Wade departed for LSU last Monday. Within 18 hours, the Rams named Rice head coach and former VCU assistant coach Mike Rhoades the university’s twelfth head basketball coach. By securing Rhoades, the Rams are calling on the program’s past to build toward the future. Rhoades served as an assistant under Shaka...
Via isportsweb.com
March 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Will Wade leaves VCU Basketball – what’s next for the program?

Late Monday night, it was reported by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that Will Wade took the vacant head coaching position at LSU. He signed a six-year deal with the SEC school, leaving VCU in an all too familiar position. For the second time in three seasons, and the fifth time since 2006, the Rams are searching for a new coach. Wade returned to VCU, where he served as an assistant under Shaka...
Via isportsweb.com
March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Reflections on VCU Basketball’s 2016-17 season

After a long weekend to mull over their opening round loss to the Saint Mary’s Gaels, it seems an appropriate time to evaluate the VCU Rams’ 2016-17 season. The Rams entered the 2016-17 season with questions about who would fill the scoring void left by departing seniors Melvin Johnson (17.4 ppg) and Koery Billbury (11.2 ppg). JeQuan Lewis and Mo Alie-Cox both averaged double-figures...
Via isportsweb.com
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

VCU facing youth movement under coach Will Wade next season

Next year, third-year VCU coach Will Wade will be largely relying on players he recruited to keep the Rams' success going. The college careers of five seniors ended with VCU's loss to Saint Mary's in the NCAA Tournament, capping an impressive run for the group: 103 victories, four consecutive seasons with at least 24 wins and four NCAA Tournaments. The quintet is the bulk of what...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Jock Landale records double-double as Saint Mary’s beats VCU

SALT LAKE CITY — Saint Mary’s coach Randy Bennett sounded relieved to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night and grateful, even, to be done with Virginia Commonwealth. Jock Landale had 18 points and 13 rebounds as seventh-seeded Saint Mary’s held on for an 85-77 victory over No. 10 VCU in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament’s West Region. “They...
Via The Denver Post
March 16, 2017

A quick look at Saint Mary's and VCU in the NCAA Tournament

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) No. 7 seed Saint Mary's (28-4) vs. No. 10 Virginia Commonwealth University (26-8) First round, West region; Salt Lake City; 7:20 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: This should be a clash of styles. Saint Mary's runs a deliberate offense to go along with the No. 2 scoring defense in the nation. VCU wants to speed up the pace of play and get out in transition. Whichever...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Analyzing VCU Basketball’s draw in the NCAA Tournament

Shortly after VCU basketball fell in the Atlantic 10 Championship game for the fourth time in five years, the Rams were announced as one of the 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament field. The Rams are the 10 seed in the West region and will face the Saint Mary’s Gaels in Salt Lake City, Utah Thursday. The winner of the Rams-Gaels matchup will face the winner of the game between second...
Via isportsweb.com
March 13, 2017  |  Discuss

High expectations: VCU gears up for more postseason success

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) In the final minute of VCU's regular-season-ending victory against George Mason, coach Will Wade had all five of his seniors on the floor. Then he took them out, one by one, to rousing appreciation from a sellout crowd. These aren't the players that took the Rams to the Final Four in 2011, but they've continued winning since then. The Rams (24-7) are the only...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2017  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Looking ahead to the Atlantic 10 Tournament

As the VCU Rams look ahead to their Atlantic 10 Quarterfinal matchup with either George Mason or Fordham, there are still a lot of questions marks for a team attempting to reach its seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament. The Rams head to Pittsburgh with the knowledge that most projections have the Rams in the 68-team NCAA Tournament field. However, this doesn’t mean VCU can be complacent...
Via isportsweb.com
March 07, 2017  |  Discuss
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