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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...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  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 Scout.com 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...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  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...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Down with Goldy
10 days ago  |  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...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  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...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  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...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  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...
Via Campus Sports Net
27 days ago  |  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...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tillman changes mind, returns to VCU

It was announced earlier this week that VCU Rams forward Justin Tillman had requested to be released from his scholarship with the university. However, Tillman has pulled a switcheroo. On Wednesday night, Tillman took to Twitter to announce he has decided to change his mind and return to the Rams where he will play under new head coach Will Wade. I have decided to be here with...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas trying to trademark ‘Havoc’ after Shaka Smart hiring

The Texas Longhorns want more than just head basketball coach Shaka Smart from the VCU Rams. According to a report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Texas is attempting to trademark “Havoc”for marketing and merchandising purposes. In fact, Texas has already registered a handful of slogans with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Texas has registered “Horns Havoc” and...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart Made A Big Impression On The Mother Of The Top Recruit In Texas

New Texas head coach Shaka Smart is expected to be able to entice top talent to come to Austin, and he’s been active on the recruiting trail the past few days. The top 2016 recruit in Texas is 5-star shooting guard Terrance Ferguson of Dallas’ Prime Prep Academy, and it appears Smart has left a good early impression on Ferguson’s mother.  Just got off the phone with Shaka...
Via College Spun
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Shaka Smart on the Dan Patrick Show

We already touched on the Dan Patrick Show’s new intern Monday, so why not continue the DP Show love. New Texas head basketball coach Shaka Smart was on the show and here’s the video… Here’s what they talked about… – Dan asked Shaka what jobs he turned down – Did they convince you or did you convince them? – How did parents come up with his name? – his connection...
Via The Student Section
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Shaka Smart on the Dan Patrick Show

We already touched on the Dan Patrick Show’s new intern Monday, so why not continue the DP Show love. New Texas head basketball coach Shaka Smart was on the show and here’s the video… Here’s what they talked about… – Dan asked Shaka what jobs he turned down – Did they convince you or did you convince them? – How did parents come up with his name? – his connection...
Via Bloguin Best
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

New Texas MBB Coach Shaka Smart Has a Message for Former Longhorns Players

Unlike their search for a new football coach, the University of Texas wasted no time in finding a new leader for the men's basketball team by snatching Shake Smart away from VCU. Smart wasted little time living up to his name by posting a video to YouTube Saturday morning to any and all former Texas basketball players.By inviting them to be around the program as much as they want...
Via FatManWriting
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart Issues Open Invitation To Texas Basketball Alumni

New Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart knows that he’s going to have to win over the Longhorns fan base over the next few years. It looks like he’s trying to win over the school’s basketball alumni first. Smart issued a quick message to Texas’ lettermen on YouTube Saturday afternoon, urging them to stay current with the program and support the players. He told them that he...
Via College Spun
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart Trolled Kansas During His Introductory Press Conference At Texas

Shaka Smart’s introductory press conference at Texas is currently taking place.  It didn’t take the 37-year-old Longhorns’ coach very long to take a subtle shot at his conference rival, Kansas.  During the session with the media, Smart was asked how he thinks his up-tempo, pressing style of play will fit in the Big 12. The new Texas coach responded by reminding everyone of...
Via College Spun
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

How Shaka Smart and Gregg Marshall both made right choice

The coaching darlings of the mid-major basketball world, Shaka Smart and Gregg Marshall, both made very different decisions about their futures this week. Smart decided to finally make the jump from Virginia Commonwealth to Texas, while Marshall passed up Alabama’s big money for a raise from Wichita State. Both made the right choice. And here’s why. For Marshall, the decision...
Via Rumors and Rants
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Posts A Classy ‘Thank You’ Tweet About Shaka Smart, Along With Press Release About His Departure

Shaka Smart had been connected to a number of top basketball jobs since taking VCU to the Final Four in 2011, but it took till last night for him to make a move, when he took the job at Texas. Smart helped make VCU one of the premiere mid-major programs in the country, and VCU posted a classy tweet thanking him for his time in Richmond. Thank you Coach Smart #LetsGoVCU http://t...
Via College Spun
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart at Texas Might Not Work Out As Well As Everyone Thinks

I promise that I am not doing this in an effort to try to be contrarian or cute, but Texas bringing Shaka Smart aboard doesn’t excite me in the ways it seems to have stirred the general public. This is the case even though almost every other aspect of this situation is telling me that I should be giddy about this move. Let me explain… Texas is viewed as a great gig for a variety...
Via The Student Section
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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