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  1. CAA standouts recovering from surgery

    Diamond Leung

    The CAA is a conference to watch this season, with VCU coming off a Final Four appearance and George Mason primed to make another NCAA tournament run. But a new crop of players will have to step up, as the entire All-CAA first team completed its e...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  2. An NCAA tourney ban? It's getting real now

    Diamond Leung

    In one fell swoop, the NCAA has decided that college basketball teams that don't perform up to par in the classroom will not be able to experience their one shining moment. The NCAA's Division I Board of Directors on Thursday unanimously approved ...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  3. Virginia governor schedules in-state games

    Diamond Leung

    The seed was planted in 2009 when Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, then the Governor-elect, appeared on ESPN 950 in Richmond, and host Al Coleman told him that there was interest in reviving a college basketball event that would bring the commonwealth's ...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  4. Jimmer and Kemba nominated for ESPYs

    Diamond Leung

    Jimmer Fredette and Kemba Walker will face off once again on the awards circuit, as the two were among the nominees for the ESPY for best male college athlete. It was Fredette who swept the national player of the year awards after his senior seaso...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  5. Jerry Wainwright lands at Fresno State

    Diamond Leung

    Jerry Wainwright has been hired as an assistant coach under Rodney Terry at Fresno State. Wainwright's last coaching job was at DePaul before being fired in the middle of last season when the program struggled. He previously led Richmond and North...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  6. Joey Rodriguez all set for White House visit

    Diamond Leung

    After helping lead VCU to the Final Four this season, guard Joey Rodriguez has been invited to attend the Cinco de Mayo dinner at the White House on Thursday. And if by chance Rodriguez gets asked something along the lines of, "Who are you wearing...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  7. UMass tries generating student support

    Diamond Leung

    The UMass basketball student fan club known as the Mullins Militia seems to be off to a good start. After all, one guy sits in the student section dressed as a referee. Another is suited up as one of the Teletubbies. According to, the...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  8. Wiz Khalifa helps send off Purdue seniors

    Diamond Leung

    Rapper Wiz Khalifa performed at Purdue in a concert that doubled as a farewell to departing star seniors E'Twaun Moore and JaJuan Johnson on Thursday. According to the Purdue Exponent, the players helped make the concert attended by about 3,000 st...

    Blog | April 15, 2011
  9. Mistakes against Butler too costly for VCU

    Diamond Leung

    HOUSTON -- Rodney the Ram, the school mascot, stood in front of the student section flexing as the last of VCU's players trudged off the floor. Jamie Skeen lagged behind with a towel draped over his neck as he high-fived fans on his way toward the tu...

    Blog | April 02, 2011
  10. Beware foreign substances on the court

    Diamond Leung

    Baby powder and pie aren't substances normally found on the basketball court, but they somehow found their way there and even impacted the action in recent games. In Monday's CAA tournament championship game at the Richmond Coliseum won by Old Dom...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  11. Charles Jenkins' Senior Day will be special

    Diamond Leung

    Hofstra star guard Charles Jenkins, the school's all-time leading scorer, will have his No. 22 jersey number retired on Saturday as part of Senior Day festivities. He'll become the 25th Hofstra student-athlete to have a number retired, but the first ...

    Blog | February 21, 2011
  12. Diamond in the Rough: Chris Fouch excels as sixth man for Drexel ...

    Diamond Leung

    Overlooked and underrated, Chris Fouch is the Colonial Athletic Association's second-leading scorer. But 40 games into his college career, he's still waiting to make his first start.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2010
  13. Previewing the Paradise Jam tourney field

    Diamond Leung

    Let's take a quick look at the eight teams set to play in the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands beginning today. Alabama The Crimson Tide get their first true test in this tournament to see how far along coach Anthony Grant is with his ...

    Blog | November 19, 2010
  14. Big-time individual numbers in Week 1

    Diamond Leung

    These guys really know how to fill up a stat sheet, and here are the stories behind their numbers: Florida State forward Chris Singleton had a triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals in a win against UNC Greensboro. It was the thi...

    Blog | November 15, 2010
  15. UMass gave up home game for greater good

    Diamond Leung

    UMass is giving up a scheduled home game against rival Boston College in order for the two teams to play Dec. 4 in the Garden as part of the first Boston Tip-Off Classic. Why make the trip to the road team's city instead? The attraction of being a...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  16. Is a ball-cap verbal commitment not sacred?

    Diamond Leung

    Blue-chip recruit Dorian Finney-Smith announced his verbal commitment to Virginia Tech at a press conference by selecting a ball cap placed in front of him and leaving untouched the caps representing Florida and Old Dominion. The ball caps thing w...

    Blog | September 30, 2010