VCU Rumors & News

  • VCU reserve freshman forward Antravious Simmons will transfer at the end of the semester

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "VCU announced that reserve freshman forward Antravious Simmons will transfer at the end of the semester. Simmons, a 6-foot-9, 245-pounder who redshirted last year, played in only three of the Rams’ first eight games this season. He scored two points and had two rebounds in nine minutes. No..." December 11

  • JeQuan Lewis not yet cleared to play

    ESPN.com "JeQuan Lewis, who suffered a concussion in VCU's win over Tennessee on Friday, has improved but he has not been cleared to play in Tuesday's game against Toledo, according to coach Shaka Smart. "Not sure yet," Smart told ESPN.com on Monday. "He still will need to be cleared [by the team's..." November 17

  • VCU guard JeQuan Lewis has concussion, is questionable for game against Toledo

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "VCU point guard JeQuan Lewis is questionable for the Rams' next game because of a concussion he suffered during Friday's victory over Tennessee. Lewis was battling for a rebound with teammate Justin Tillman and Tennessee’s 6-10, 280-pound Dominic Woodson. " November 16

  • Shaka Smart lands second four-star commitment in the Class of 2015

    College Basketball Talk "Shaka Smart continued cleaning up on the recruiting trail on Thursday afternoon as four-star small forward Tevin Mack committed to the Rams. Mack is the second recruit in the Class of 2015, joining fellow four-star Kenny Williams. Williams is known as a shooter, while Mack is one of the better..." November 15

  • Duke, Wisconsin, VCU headline field for 2015 2K Classic

    CBSSports.com "Duke, Wisconsin, Georgetown, and VCU will be the four headline programs in the 2015 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden. Specific dates and matchups for the event have yet to be determined." October 14

  • VCU lands a commitment from talented local guard

    College Basketball Talk "Shaka Smart has made his first foray into the 2015 recruiting class as he landed Kenny Williams, a talented, 6-foot-2 guard from southern Virginia. “Extremely blessed and excited to announce that I have committed to play my college basketball at VCU,” Williams tweeted. He’s currently listed as..." August 19

  • Point guard Weber charged with petit larceny, suspended for VCU’s opener

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "VCU point guard Briante Weber was issued a summons for petit larceny, a misdemeanor, and has been suspended for the Rams’ opening game of the coming basketball season. A copy of the incident report provided by VCU police, who issued the summons, indicates that an iPhone 5 valued at $200 was..." August 16

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Jairus Lyles transferring from VCU, Shaka Smart says

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Jairus Lyles is transferring from VCU, Rams coach Shaka Smart said. Lyles’ destination was not announced. The 6-2 guard out of DeMatha in Hyattsville, Md., played sparingly during his freshman season." April 28

  • VCU's Smart not going to Marquette

    CBSSports.com "VCU's Shaka Smart will not, despite recent speculation to the contrary, be the next head coach at Marquette, a source told CBSSports.com on Thursday. Consequently, Marquette's search for Buzz Williams' replacement has now completely moved on to other targets. Among the possible candidates at..." March 28

  • Rice to hire VCU's Mike Rhoades

    CBSSports.com "Rice will hire VCU assistant Mike Rhoades to fill its head coaching vacancy, sources told CBSSports.com. Rhoades has been on Shaka Smart's staff since Smart's first season in Richmond in 2009. Prior to his stint at VCU, Rhoades enjoyed a long period of success at Division III Randolph-Macon..." March 25

  • Schools reach out to Shaka Smart

    ESPN.com "Marquette and Wake Forest have both reached out and expressed interest to VCU coach Shaka Smart, multiple sources told ESPN on Monday. Marquette coach Buzz Williams left for Virginia Tech last week after a six-year run that included five NCAA tournament appearances. Smart, 36, is a Wisconsin..." March 24

  • Stephen F. Austin Advances Past VCU 77-75 In OT

    SFAJacks.com "The Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball team closed out regulation on a four-point play from senior Desmond Haymon to tie it 67-67 and then outscored VCU 10-8 in overtime to advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament with a 77-75 victory Friday evening at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, the..." March 22

  • VCU receives 5-seed, to meet Stephen F. Austin in NCAAs

    VCUAthletics "VCU will meet Southland Conference Champion Stephen F. Austin Friday in the NCAA Tournament Round of 64 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, the Rams learned Sunday. The Rams (26-8) received the 5-seed in the South Region. It's the second straight season the Rams have received a 5-seed from the NCAA..." March 19

  • St. Joe's conquers VCU for Atlantic 10 title

    Philly.com "Before the Atlantic 10 tournament, it was believed that St. Joseph's needed at least one win to keep its hopes for a bid to the NCAA tournament alive. The Hawks went a number of gigantic steps better. With all five starters playing 37 or more minutes Sunday, St. Joseph's defeated Virginia..." March 17

  • VCU 74, George Washington 55

    ProSportsDaily "Treveon Graham scored 22 points as the Rams advanced to the Atlantic 10 tournament championship game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. and made coach Shaka Smart the winningest coach in program history. Briante Weber added 16 points, eight assists, six rebounds and two steals for..." March 16

  • VCU 71, Richmond 53

    ProSportsDaily "Briante Weber scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half as the Rams advanced to the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y. Treveon Graham added 14 points and six rebounds for second-seeded VCU (25-7), which will play third-seeded George Washington on Saturday. Melvin..." March 15

  • Looking for Cinderella? Try the A-10

    USA Today "AT THE WATER COOLER: Every year, we search for it. That diamond-in-the-rough team that we dub Cinderella. If we're trying to find a team to become this year's NCAA tournament darling, look no further than the Atlantic 10 Conference, a league that hasn't skipped a beat in spite of losing..." March 12

  • Graham fuels Rams' rally in 56-50 win at Richmond

    VCUAthletics "The Basics Score: VCU 56, Richmond 50 Records: VCU (23-7, 11-4), Richmond (18-12, 8-7) Location: Robins Center – Richmond, Va. The Short Story: Junior Treveon Graham notched his fifth double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds to help lead the VCU men's..." March 07

  • Spiders Host VCU In Bank Of America Capital Classic

    RichmondSpiders.com "Richmond hosts VCU in the Bank of America Capital Classic on Thursday in a sold-out Robins Center at 9 p.m. in a game televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network. The Spiders are 18-11 overall and 8-6 in the Atlantic 10. Richmond has won four of the last seven since losing both seniors for..." March 04

  • Graham, Weber lead Rams past #10 St. Louis, 67-56

    VCUAthletics "The Basics Score: VCU 67, #10 Saint Louis 56 Records: VCU (22-7, 10-4), Saint Louis (25-4, 12-2) Location: Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center inside the HDL, Inc. Athletic Village The Short Story: Junior Treveon Graham scored 17 points and grabbed eight..." March 02

  • Big win for streaking Billikens

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There were lapses. They felt there were times when they did not play as well as they could have. And yet, as the St. Louis University Billikens have done throughout their 17-game winning streak, when they had to get something done, they did it. The 12th-ranked Billikens extended their..." February 16

  • Rams’ Shaka Smart wants fans who abuse players banned

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart said it’s never acceptable for a player to react the way Oklahoma State sophomore Marcus Smart did when he shoved a Texas Tech fan on Saturday. But the Rams’ coach also said the NCAA, conferences and schools should better protect players by ejecting and..." February 11

  • Hawks face tall order against VCU

    Philly.com "As if the NCAA tournament bubble didn't provide enough pressure, St. Joseph's will host a defense that thrives off of it this weekend. Virginia Commonwealth, who brings its high-pressure "havoc" defense to Hagan Arena for the first time Saturday at 8 p.m., leads the country in steals per game..." February 08

  • VCU 68, URI 52: Rhody commits 20 turnovers in loss

    Providence Journal "A little more than a year ago, the University of Rhode Island handled Virginia Commonwealth’s trademark pressure defense at home well enough to battle one of the Atlantic 10 Conference’s best teams down to the wire. In a battle of the Rams, URI lost that game by six points. But it was a much..." February 07

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