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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Auditing the club Power Rankings

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:Are Eden Hazard and Chelsea underrated at No. 7 in the club power rankings? END# The weekly club power rankings compiled by Shaka Hislop are always a great source of debate among football fans, and there are always so man...

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections -- VCU Rams

    Matt Martucci

    Joe Lunardi and his team of Bracketologists examine the 2014 NCAA tournament outlook for the VCU Rams. Can Shaka Smart guide his charges on another magical tourney run?

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2014
  6. Smart, VCU sign four players

    RecruitingNation

    Two ESPN 100 prospects highlight VCU's 2014 recruiting class which was announced on Thursday. Head coach Shaka Smart and his staff received letters of intent from ESPN 100 SF Terry Larrier (Bronx, N.Y./The Phelps School) and ESPN 100 PF Mike Gilmo...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  7. 10 early signing period storylines to watch

    Adam Finkelstein

    The early signing period arrives Wednesday, marking the first time 2014 prospects can officially sign their national letters of intent, turning previously unbinding verbal commitments into contractually binding scholarship agreements. Here are 1...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  8. How 'havoc' fuels VCU Rams' success - College Basketball

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla explains how "havoc" fuels VCU's success, from its defensive scheme to overall program philosophy, and writes that this season's Rams team has Final Four potential.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  9. Under-the-radar recruiting powers

    RecruitingNation

    When it comes to recruiting, there are certain superpower programs that are simply on a different playing field from everyone else in college basketball. Programs such as Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina and Kansas are the most obvious there. Those tea...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  10. Scout's take: ESPN 100 PF Gilmore to VCU

    Adam Finkelstein

    ESPN 100 PF Mike Gilmore (Tallahassee, Fla./James S. Rickards) made a verbal commitment to VCU on Thursday night. Gilmore is the second ESPN 100 player and fourth four-star prospect to commit to VCU so far this year in what is becoming Shaka Smart's...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  11. Is this Shaka Smart's best team?

    Jeff Goodman

    This will be the deepest team of Shaka Smart's tenure. If you thought VCU was fast and athletic and ran guys on and off the court before, just wait until you see this season's edition of the Rams. The team will be anchored by two of the nation's...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  12. Why Miller will succeed at Butler

    Jeff Goodman

    Brandon Miller was a rising star when he left the business in June of 2011. Now he's the head coach at Butler University, taking the program into the Big East with the unenviable task of having to follow Brad Stevens' footsteps at Hinkle Fieldhouse. ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  13. Would Shaka Smart's style work at UCLA? - College Basketball

    John Gasaway

    John Gasaway examines whether the nation's hottest head-coaching candidate, Shaka Smart, would be able to translate his style and success from VCU to the openings at UCLA and Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  14. 2013 NCAA Tournament - VCU forces turnovers, but Michigan has an ...

    John Gasaway

    John Gasaway takes a close look at the factors that will decide who wins between VCU and Michigan. Although most point to VCU's defense as a huge key, it could be Michigan's defense that decides this. Plus, Gonzaga and the Pac-12.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  15. Are the VCU Rams the best Giant Killer ever? - College Basketball...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating writes that this season's VCU team could have the highest Giant-Killing potential in recent history, but they are good enough that they might be favored in their early tourney matchups. Plus, a look at the Atlantic 10 tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  16. 2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections -- VCU Rams

    Matt Martucci

    The VCU Rams could get back to the Final Four if their relentless pressure can cause more opponents to wilt. But they become vulnerable to teams with size that limit turnovers.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013