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  • Monarchs can taste return trip

    Monarchs can taste return trip
    Keyon Carter repeated the mantra four times. "We'll be back." Given Old Dominion's valiant exit from the NCAA basketball tournament Saturday, can you doubt the Monarchs' sixth man? Can you doubt that a program with just one senior starter is capable...
  • Mason, ODU appear assured of NCAA bids

    Mason, ODU appear assured of NCAA bids
    By any standard, this was the best regular season in Colonial Athletic Association basketball history. Now comes the hard part. Authoring an equally riveting postseason. The challenge starts with the conference tournament, which runs Friday-Monday at...
  • Deserving teams are hard to find for the NCAA Tournament

    Deserving teams are hard to find for the NCAA Tournament
    Unlike the 24-7-365 bracketologists who populate cyberspace, I refrain from serious NCAA tournament field projections until late February or early March. More for sanity and domestic bliss than anything. A double-feature of "The Fighter" and "The King'...
  • Now's the time for Virginia Tech

    Now's the time for Virginia Tech
    A serious knee injury shelved their sixth man. An unusual heart virus sidelined their acclaimed transfer and a broken foot continues to nag a top frontcourt reserve. Oh, and the program has made two NCAA tournaments in the last 20 years. But those...
  • Newport News native returned from POW camp to star at Duke

    Newport News native returned from POW camp to star at Duke
    John Seward never lost his affection for Duke basketball. A former all-conference forward, he returned to campus for games, ventured to a Final Four and held coach Mike Krzyzewski in high regard. But Duke basketball did lose Seward after his first two...
  • Rams go "from stepchild to darling" in NCAA tournament

    Rams go "from stepchild to darling" in NCAA tournament
    Strolling down Broad Street on Tuesday, Joey Rodriguez was startled when a man stopped his car in traffic, hopped out with a camera and asked Rodriguez to pose for a photo. This shortly after Rodriguez received a standing ovation from his VCU...
  • VCU's March eerily similar to George Mason's run to the Final Four in 2006

    VCU's March eerily similar to George Mason's run to the Final Four in 2006
    The parallels were clear Selection Sunday. Two weeks later, they're downright spooky. VCU 2011, George Mason 2006. Colonial Athletic Association teams receive controversial bids to the NCAA basketball tournament after losing in the conference clambake...
  • VCU the most improbable Final Four team ever

    VCU the most improbable Final Four team ever
    Call the roll of Final Four gate-crashers. Butler. George Mason. Penn. Indiana State. Recount their upsets, harrowing finishes and, yes, miracles. None matches VCU. Virginia Commonwealth University for the basketball-impaired. The Rams on Sunday...
  • VCU-Butler: An unfathomable Final Four matchup

    VCU-Butler: An unfathomable Final Four matchup
    If you're still trying to wrap your head around the Final Four of VCU, Butler, Kentucky and Connecticut, get in line. This is like the street-corner sax player collecting a Grammy nomination. It's not that the dude can't play. He can, enough to make...
  • VCU players say "we could win it all" at Final Four this weekend

    VCU players say "we could win it all" at Final Four this weekend
    Banners commemorating each of VCU's nine previous NCAA tournament appearances hang from the Siegel Center. Suffice to say, the 10th will be unique and raised amid much fanfare. Question is: Will it be a Final Four or, dare we ponder, national...
  • VCU point guard Rodriguez channels coach, leads Rams to Final Four

    Joey Rodriguez, VCU's senior point guard and resident basketball savant, thought the Rams should change defenses this season. "Before this year started, I was telling Coach Smart, 'Hey Coach, we don't need to press as much. Did you see Butler and how...
  • VCU coach draws inspiration from late grandfather

    VCU coach draws inspiration from late grandfather
    Before the college basketball world started screaming about Virginia Commonwealth, back when ESPN pundits still considered VCU a four-letter word, Shaka Smart spoke softly to the man who helped give him a strong voice. Walter King, the grandfather...