VCU Rams: America’s new College Basketball Sweethearts?


This NCAA Tournament second weekend features four double digit seeds, three of them within one region. The Butler Bulldogs are back in the sweet sixteen, but it’s hard to actually consider them a cinderella, even though they’re in a mid-major conference.

The city of Richmond, Virginia (mighty metropolis, urbane, sophisticated, international, cosmopolitan mecca that it is) has two teams still left in the college basketball big dance. That’s as many as the Big East or Big Ten and twice as many as the Big 12. But it’s not the Richmond Spiders, but the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams out of the Colonial Athletic Association who appear to be America’s sweethearts now.

We all love a good underdog story, and the VCU Rams are the closest thing to a Cinderella that we have going right now.

By Paul M. Banks

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Reading into Larry Sanders’ NBA Summer League success as a Milwaukee Buck

Larry Sanders

A game past the halfway mark in the Milwaukee Bucks’ NBA Summer League schedule, top draft pick Larry Sanders has been who we thought he would be, plus a little more.

Sanders may be just be getting his feet wet in NBA waters against D-League and fellow rookie competition in Vegas, but the amount of positives seen so far give Bucks’ fans hope that these are early signs of GM John Hammond’s second straight first round home run.

By Jake McCormick [Read more…]