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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

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...
Via Campus Sports Net
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...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 20, 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...
Via College Spun
May 19, 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...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 04, 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...
Via Campus Sports Net
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...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 28, 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

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

Shaka Smart Has Already Offered His First Recruit As Texas Head Coach

Late last night, news broke that Shaka Smart, who had taken the VCU program to new heights during his six-year tenure, was leaving to become the head coach of Texas. Apparently Smart is wasting no time at his new post, as he’s already offered his first recruit, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.  Shaka Smart already getting after it since taking the Texas job. Called and offered...
Via College Spun
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart to Accept Texas Job

Shaka Smart has agreed to become the next University of Texas head basketball coach a source told Legion Report. Smart compiled a 163-56 record while at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has led VCU to the NCAA Tournament five times compiling a 7-5 record along with a Final Four berth in 2011. According to media reports, […]
Via Legion Report
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

2 Richmond Strip Clubs Are Offering Shaka Smart Free Lapdances To Stay At VCU

Shaka Smart has built one of the top mid-major Division I basketball programs in the country at VCU, and has been linked to several higher-profile jobs in the past. The latest one is Texas, and multiple reports indicate Smart will likely sign on the dotted line with the Longhorns. Apparently, some VCU supporters –namely a pair of strip clubs in Richmond, Va., where the school is...
Via College Spun
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Top 2015 recruit offers thus far

Head Coach Shaka Smart and his staff have been very successful when it comes to recruiting. With the addition of David Cason to the staff, 2015 recruiting should be even better. So far, 8 of the 11 offers made for the class of 2015 are in the ESPN Top 100 recruit ranks. Coach Smart knows just the type of players he needs, and he has made some great offers thus far. Brandon Ingram...
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Why fans are so excited for Briante Weber’s senior year

This season was all about steals for #2, and is a reason why fans are so excited for Briante Weber’s senior year. Of course it will be devastating to see the contagiously energetic defensive star enter into his final year. The excitement of what more he can/will bring next season, on the other hand, trumps any grief fans may have. Briante Weber runs the court against Illinois State...
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandenberg hoping to extend last ride at VCU

It's late March, which means it's Rob Brandenberg's last ride at VCU.   "And it's not over yet," the Ohio native said in a phone interview earlier this month, "but it's been incredible, man. It's been great. I've been able to accomplish a lot individually, play on great teams, play in (four) NCAA tournaments. "I'll look back later, and it will be great. We're trying to keep it going...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 10 Saint Louis handed second 2nd straight loss

RICHMOND, Va. -- Treveon Graham had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Virginia Commonwealth added a quality win to its NCAA tournament resume by beating No. 10 Saint Louis 67-56 on Saturday night. Briante Weber added 13 points and four steals for the Rams (22-7, 10-4 Atlantic 10), who handed Saint Louis its second consecutive defeat following a school-record, 19-game winning streak...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU rally falls short in 64-62 loss to Saint Louis

Coming close was no consolation for VCU. Now, the Rams are really playing catch-up in the Atlantic 10. Dwayne Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 12 Saint Louis broke a late tie with seven straight points, winning 64-62 for its 17th straight victory on Saturday. ''Obviously, they're in the driver's seat,'' VCU coach Shaka Smart said. ''We've just got to focus on our next...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Graham's 25 pushes VCU past GW, 92-75

Treveon Graham scored 25 points and Melvin Johnson had 21 Wednesday night as Virginia Commonwealth beat George Washington 92-75, the Rams' 18th consecutive victory at home. Johnson, who was 5-for-8 from 3-point territory, had 15 in the first half for the Rams (20-5, 8-2 Atlantic 10) as they avenged a 10-point loss on the Colonials' home court a month ago. Isaiah Armwood and Maurice...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson, Weber lead VCU past Richmond, 81-70

Melvin Johnson and Briante Weber each scored 14 points to lead six players in double figures and Virginia Commonwealth beat city and Atlantic 10 Conference rival Richmond 81-70 Saturday, the Rams' 16th consecutive home victory. Weber added five steals to become the school's career leader, and Treveon Graham scored 13 points for the Rams (18-4, 6-1). They led 34-22 at halftime and...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU's Briante Weber leading nation in steals

VCU guard Briante Weber is a thief with a smile on his face. The junior with the white headband, quick hands and the big grin reflecting the enjoyment he gets from playing leads the nation in steals. He is averaging 3.8 a game and is on pace to break the Rams' career steals record. He needs three steals to set the record Saturday when VCU hosts city and Atlantic 10 Conference rival...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Briante Weber defines HAVOC and steals his way to success

Briante Weber defines HAVOC and steals his way to success with VCU. Junior, #2, Briante Weber has shown relentless energy on the court all three years he has played for the Rams. His playing time and statistics across the board have consistently risen every season. He has grown to be a loud, enthusiastic leader for the Rams. Most importantly, he defines the style of play Coach Shaka...
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Reddic leads VCU past rival ODU, 69-48

Juvonte Reddic scored eight of his 24 points during a 17-2 second-half run and VCU beat longtime rival Old Dominion for the fourth consecutive time, 69-48, on Sunday. Reddic made 12 of 16 shots, and added 12 rebounds, four blocks for the Rams (8-2), who trailed 41-40 before JeQuan Lewis' basket in the lane sparked the go-ahead burst with just over 12 minutes remaining. Aaron Bacote...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Mo Alie-Cox demands attention with performance in Puerto Rico

VCU’s powerful forward, Mo Alie-Cox, demands attention with his performance in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Alie-Cox sat out during the 2012-2013 season after the NCAA deemed him a partial qualifier, but this season he’s not only on the court, he’s on fire. Fans knew they could expect great things from Alie-Cox, but the incredible leadership and power he has revealed this early...
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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