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

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

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

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
May 11, 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

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

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

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

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...
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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 agrees to become next Texas head coach

Shaka Smart has finally decided to leave VCU, and Texas is the school that was able to pry him away from Richmond. Texas AD Steve Patterson met with Smart in Richmond on Thursday and the two sides agreed to a deal that will make the 37-year-old the new coach of the Longhorns. Smart has been...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 02, 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

Report: Texas In Talks With VCU’s Shaka Smart

After dismissing longtime head coach Rick Barnes, two mid-major coaching stars, Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall and VCU’s Shaka Smart, were named as leading candidates. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Smart is in discussions with Texas about the opening. BREAKING: VCU’s Shaka Smart is in discussions with Texas about its head coaching vacancy, sources told @CBSSports...
Via College Spun
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Buckeyes survive overtime thriller with VCU

If the gradual parody of the college basketball landscape and the pair of 14 seed victories earlier in the day hadn’t already informed you, a 10 over a 7 seed isn’t much of an upset. In fact, the Buckeyes were the only double digit seed to be favored in Vegas. But, the Buckeyes did surprise most of the Buckeye fans that have stuck with them through better or worse in the way...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball:  Revenge in the A-10 tournament for the VCU Rams

RICHMOND, Va.—  After what looked to be a lost season for VCU, the Rams came alive in Brooklyn winning the Atlantic 10 tournament championship over Dayton 71-65.  After two straight A-10 tournament championship losses it was a time for Shaka Smart to prove that VCU is still a top basketball program in the NCAA.  It would be a tough tournament for the VCU Rams who played without...
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Battle for the Capital revisited in the A-10 tournament

RICHMOND, Va.—  The VCU Rams are on a run in the Atlantic 10 tournament winning two games straight with the most recent coming over cross-city rival Richmond 70-67 in a nail biter in Brooklyn.  It was the third battle for bragging rights in Virginia’s capital city and this time it was VCU who came out with a win.  After two straight losses to the Richmond Spiders, the Rams...
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Rams survive second round scare in Brooklyn

RICHMOND, Va.—  The VCU Rams will move on to the third round of the Atlantic 10 conference tournament after winning a close second-round battle over Fordham 63-57.  Senior small forward Treveon Graham led the VCU Rams with 22 points.  Graham is still suffering from a high ankle sprain that’s been bothering him since January but managed to shoot 9-20 from the field and add...
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Melvin Johnson Missed An Extremely Easy Dunk And It Cost VCU Dearly

No. 22 VCU lost its second-straight game today, 59-55 to Dayton. Rams guard Melvin Johnson missed a wide-open dunk late in the game, and it ended up costing his team dearly in the end. Johnson was off to the races to put VCU ahead with a little less  than four minutes to play, when this happened: Johnson’s miscue didn’t lose the game for VCU, but it certainly didn’t help...
Via College Spun
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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