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  1. Looking Forward: The eight most intriguing coaching hires of 2015

    May 5, 2015, 3:26 PM EDT

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    Of all the changes on the coaching carousel, what are we most interested in seeing?

  2. Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor returning for junior season

    Apr 25, 2015, 10:19 PM EDT

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    Taylor averaged 13.1 points and 4.6 assists per game last season, and his decision to return is a nice boost for head coach Shaka Smart.

  3. Texas looking to trademark ‘Havoc’ after hiring Shaka Smart

    Apr 10, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT

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    VCU and Texas are in a battle over “Havoc”

  4. New Texas head coach Shaka Smart issues special invitation to former players (VIDEO)

    Apr 4, 2015, 6:44 PM EDT

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    Smart wants to make sure that former players know they’re welcome to return to campus for games, practices or to simply stop by the basketball offices.

  5. Shaka Smart to take over as head coach at Texas

    Apr 2, 2015, 10:40 PM EDT

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    Smart won 26 games or more in each of his six seasons at VCU.

  6. Dayton remains tied for first in the Atlantic 10 with win at No. 22 VCU

    Feb 28, 2015, 5:13 PM EDT

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    Having just seven scholarship players hasn’t kept the Flyers from playing a major role in the Atlantic 10 race.

  7. Briante Weber suffers season-ending knee injury in No. 14 VCU’s loss to Richmond

    Jan 31, 2015, 10:42 PM EDT

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    Kendall Anthony scored 20 points in the second half to lead Richmond to the 64-55 win, but the status of Weber is VCU’s greatest concern.

  8. New Year’s Resolutions: VCU Rams

    Dec 26, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

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    What does VCU have to improve on as it enters Atlantic 10 Conference play as the favorite?

  9. WATCH LIVE: No. 23 Northern Iowa visits VCU on NBCSN

    Dec 13, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    Northern Iowa (9-0) would match the best start in school history with a win Saturday night.

  10. Villanova’s win is evidence of why VCU may have peaked as a basketball program

    Nov 25, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Can a team that runs a pressing system truly be one of the nations elite?

  11. VCU’s Treveon Graham: From lightly recruited to leader of Havoc, the Atlantic 10 favorites

    Oct 30, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

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    The Preseason Atlantic 10 Player of the Year is looking to lead VCU deep into March.

  12. VCU announces addition of 17-year old Morgan Vega to basketball program (VIDEO)

    Oct 23, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

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    The preseason favorites to win the Atlantic 10 added a new teammate Thursday.

  13. Top 25 Countdown: No. 13 VCU Rams

    Oct 22, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Fun fact about Shaka Smart: He has still never won a conference regular season title.

  14. Watch VCU go through Navy SEAL training (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

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    The Rams have a reputation for being one of the toughest teams in the country. This is why.

  15. VCU lands a commitment from talented local guard

    Aug 19, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

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    Shaka Smart brings in a perfect piece and that was a priority recruit.

  16. VCU shows off its summer strength & conditioning regimen (VIDEO)

    Aug 16, 2014, 7:26 PM EDT

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    In order to play their high-intensity “HAVOC” system, VCU’s players need to be in excellent physical condition. Watch how they reach that stage here.

  17. VCU point guard Briante Weber suspended for season opener

    Aug 15, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

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    The senior guard averaged 3.5 steals per game in Shaka Smart’s Havoc defense.

  18. VCU announces non-conference schedule

    Aug 9, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

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    VCU is playing a tough non-conference slate.

  19. VCU freshman Jairus Lyles to transfer

    Apr 28, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

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    VCU lost freshman guard Jairus Lyles to transfer on Monday

  20. Report: Marquette’s next head coach won’t be Shaka Smart

    Mar 27, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Despite earlier reports that he would be the next head coach at Marquette, Shaka Smart won’t be making that move.

  21. Shaka Smart, Derek Kellogg speak to the strength of the Atlantic 10

    Feb 23, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

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    AMHERST, Mass. – Following Friday night’s loss to UMass, VCU head coach Shaka Smart entered the room for his postgame press conference, firing off a question before even taking his seat at the table. “Is this the same room where John Chaney said, ‘I’ll kill you’?,” he asked, referring to the former Temple coach’s confrontation with…

  22. Late Night Snacks: UMass outruns VCU

    Feb 22, 2014, 2:01 AM EDT

    Chaz Williams

    Game of the night: Massachusetts 80, VCU 75 During the Atlantic 10 media day, I spoke with Massachusetts coach Derek Kellogg about his team’s three-point dependence. Since he arrived at UMass, Kellogg’s squads were content to jack a high percentages of threes, consistently posting a three-point attempts percentage in the mid-30s. After asking Kellogg whether…

  23. “Unebelievable is Believable Here” — A documentary of VCU’s run in the 2011 NCAA Tournament

    Jan 31, 2014, 9:16 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    They almost didn’t make it. After losing to Old Dominion in the CAA tournament and sitting at 23-11, it looked like Virginia Commonwealth would be on the outside looking in of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Many of the college basketball pundits didn’t give them a shot of attaining an at-large bid. The Rams, who were…

  24. Just how good is 13-4 VCU this season?

    Jan 15, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — VCU is only a year and a half removed from the CAA, but that didn’t change the fact that the Rams were sitting pretty as the Atlantic 10’s top dog entering the season. They were ranked in just about every preseason top 25 you came across, which is, in part, a sign…