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  1. How Briante Weber ended up at VCU

    Adam Finkelstein

    Believe it or not, Shaka Smart's presence didn't always loom so large on the recruiting trail. While he's made a habit of out-recruiting high-major programs in recent years, that was hardly the case when he first arrived at VCU, and in the case of...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  2. Smart, VCU back and better than ever

    Jeff Goodman

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Shaka Smart has inherited talent (i.e., Larry Sanders) and also brought plenty to VCU since taking over in 2009. However, there's a key difference between the guys he brought in thus far and the players he is able to recruit nowadays...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
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  4. 2014-15 Atlantic 10 coaches poll, preview - College Basketball

    Jeff Goodman

    Jeff Goodman polls coaches from around the Atlantic 10 Conference to get their preseason take on the league order, Player of the Year, team that could surprise and more heading into the 2014-15 campaign.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  5. 2014-15 College Basketball Preview - Virginia Commonwealth Rams

    Jordan Brenner

    Jordan Brenner previews the 2014-15 season for the VCU Rams. Can Shaka Smart and the ultra-deep Rams, who appear to be much improved on offense, put it all together to claim the A-10 title and make a deep NCAA tourney run?

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2014
  6. College basketball's preseason crunch ends as real season push be...

    Dana O'Neil

    Havoc is not created in a day, at least not the sort that Shaka Smart would like to wreak. VCU's brand of mayhem takes time to build and time is not something basketball coaches always had. But now, thanks to a few NCAA rule tweaks and a reconstit...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  7. Roundball chatter

    Dick Vitale

    Each week, Dick Vitale compiles news, notes and observations about the sport he loves, college basketball.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  8. Scout's Take: Kenny Williams to VCU

    Adam Finkelstein

    ESPN 100 SG Kenny Williams made a verbal commitment to VCU on Tuesday, giving coach Shaka Smart his first verbal commitment in the 2015 class. Williams -- the No. 82 player in our rankings -- was one of the breakout performers of the recent grassroot...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  9. Who takes over for Jim Boeheim?

    Jeff Goodman

    Mike Hopkins is expected to be Syracuse's first head coach not named Jim Boeheim since 1976 -- as long as Hopkins doesn't bolt before the 69-year-old calls it a career. After all, will Hopkins want to wait? Hopkins is 44 years old. He played for t...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  10. ADs fighting to keep good coaches

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: During the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball, as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 13: VCU's Shaka Smart. On Thursday, we release No. 12. It begins again each year. Ed Mc...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  11. Dick Vitale: Five young college coaches to watch

    Dick Vitale

    College basketball has many stars in the coaching profession, but there is a great future for a number of younger coaches deserving of recognition.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2014
  12. What would it take: Shaka Smart

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's note: Some coaches' names always seem to come up for other jobs. But what would it take for them to actually leave? This week, we'll look at the names most often mentioned. Today, we look at VCU's Shaka Smart. Aside from Butler fans, mayb...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  13. Cuonzo Martin a target of Marquette Golden Eagles

    Jeff Goodman

    After missing on VCU's Shaka Smart, Marquette has identified Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin as one of its top targets.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2014
  14. Shaka Smart turns down Marquette Golden Eagles

    Jeff Goodman

    VCU coach Shaka Smart has spurned Marquette, sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  15. Marquette Golden Eagles, Wake Forest Demon Deacons reach out to V...

    Jeff Goodman

    Marquette and Wake Forest have both reached out and expressed interest to VCU coach Shaka Smart, multiple sources told ESPN.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2014
  16. Melvin Johnson of Virginia Commonwealth Rams doubtful vs. Stephen...

    Myron Medcalf

    Melvin Johnson, who averages 10.4 points per game and shoots 39.5 percent from beyond the arc, is not expected to play during 5-seed Virginia Commonwealth's Friday matchup against Stephen F. Austin, coach Shaka Smart said.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2014
  17. Final Four runs build brands of mid-majors

    Adam Finkelstein

    Everyone loves a good Cinderella story in March, and glass slippers fit best on mid-major powerhouses that prove they can play with the big boys on college basketball's biggest stage. It's a script that has played itself out several times over the...

    Blog | March 19, 2014