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  • Teel Time: Newport News-based Atlantic 10 enhances revenue, exposure with new TV deal

    The Atlantic 10 Conference aspires to be the nation’s best basketball-centric league, and commissioner Bernadette McGlade believes a new, eight-year media rights package affirms that status. A-10 officials and television partners ESPN, CBS Sports...
  • Teel Time: Stronger schedule, Atlantic 10 forged VCU for NCAA tournament

    VCU enters the NCAA tournament with a 26-8 record, not quite as glossy as last season, when the Rams were 28-6. Yet VCU is a No. 5 seed, light years better than last year’s No. 12. Coach Shaka Smart knows why. “A lot of people don’...
  • George Mason leaves CAA for Atlantic 10 in latest conference realignment

    George Mason leaves CAA for Atlantic 10 in latest conference realignment
    After the Colonial Athletic Association lost its third marquee member in 10 months, and fourth school in the past year, commissioner Tom Yeager vowed that the league will remain viable and relevant. "I do know, and have every confidence, in the...
  • Teel Time: Shaka Smart's future, George Mason's conference switch lead offseason intrigue

    Teel Time: Shaka Smart's future, George Mason's conference switch lead offseason intrigue
    The Final Four is more than a week away, but college basketball’s annual offseason intrigue already is at full boil, especially here in our little corner of paradise. We’ve got it all, from conference realignment to the coaching carousel and...
  • Teel Time: Projected NCAA basketball tournament field

    Teel Time: Projected NCAA basketball tournament field
    Virginia faithful resigned to Selection Sunday disappointment may find some comfort in tournament committee chairman Mike Bobinski’s most recent public remarks. “Key criteria for the committee is what is has been for some time,”...
  • Teel Time: Shaka Smart talks conference affiliation and why he's still at VCU

    When VCU and Butler clashed at the 2011 Final Four, a popular story line was how long their respective coaches would stick around. The Rams’ Shaka Smart was in his second season and had led them on the most improbable run in tournament history,...
  • Xavier a significant challenge for Lehigh

     
    So, Lehigh fans, you thought Duke a was big challenge and all that stands in the way of a trip to the Sweet 16 in Atlanta is a mere 40 minutes against Xavier. Well, Mountain Hawks faithful, those 40 minutes......
  • Now time for the big question: Is Florida State a Final Four team?

     
    ATLANTA — First, apologies for a bit of an absence on the Chopping Block this afternoon. As you probably know, it's been a pretty busy day here in the capital city of the Peach State. There has been a lot of Florida State news to gather and we've...
  • Tale of the tape: Quick look at the FSU-St. Bonaventure matchup

     
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For the first time in a long time, Olean, N.Y. has returned to the NBA map. This season, the quiet western New York town has become a primo destination spot for scouts looking to acquire a player deemed one of college basketball's...
  • NCAA Tournament pro, FSU believes previous experiences help

     
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When he sat down Thursday afternoon for his pre-NCAA Tournament news conference in the belly of Bridgestone Arena, Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said something for the first time since postseason play began for the...
  • Who are the Bonnies? Meet FSU Tourney foe St. Bonaventure

     
    When they saw Florida State's opening-round NCAA Tournament draw Sunday night, many Seminoles fans' first reaction probably was, “St. Bona-who?” (If you were unable to watch games other than FSU's on Sunday, you probably really asked that...
  • Gators hoping improve chemistry carries them through tourneys

     
    In many ways, a December loss to UCF was the difference. Chandler Parsons still grimaces when it comes up. Billy Donovan said Florida played selfish that game. Given the Knights' slide since then – losing 11 of its final 16 after a 14-0 start &#...