With basketball season just around the corner, media coverage is ramping up. The Rams have been in the news a lot recently. Here’s a sample of some of the recent clips from around the Interwebs.
- VCU’s Terrence Shannon was on “Hardly Workin'” on ESPN 950 yesterday afternoon. Overall, a solid interview with some good insights from the fifth-year senior: http://stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=97&c=786&f=2010773.
- The other day, Shaka Smart was asked about VCU’s No. 15 ranking in the USA Today Coaches Poll. He indicated the Rams’ showing has deep roots: http://wtvr.com/2013/10/22/smart-says-vcu-ranking-has-deep-roots/.
- CBS released its list of Top 20 “Under the Radar” Freshmen. Spoiler alert, there’s a VCU Ram on this list: http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/24128140/college-basketball-preview-top-20-undertheradar-freshmen.
- NBC Sports – “VCU’s Havoc to top New-Look League: http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/10/24/2013-2014-season-preview-atlantic-10-vcus-havoc-to-top-the-new-look-league/.
- The Atlantic 10 Conference held its Women’s Basketball Media Day Tuesday at the Richmond Coliseum. The Times-Dispatch’s Vic Dorr says youth will be a trademark for VCU this season: http://www.timesdispatch.com/sports/college/basketball/youth-will-be-rams-trademark-during-a–women-s/article_21907c26-de6b-546d-bf16-3e80f7ca83b7.html.
- VCURamNation.com poster and shadowy superfan District Baller has been compiling the published votes of Associated Press voters to get a feel for what the Rams will be ranked on Oct. 31: http://www.vcuramnation.com/forums/threads/preseason-ap-poll-oct-31st.12082/page-11#post-320415. List of votes after the jump.
Cormac Gordon (Staten Island Advance): VCU #9
Andrew Carter (Charlotte News & Observer): VCU #11
Jerry Carino (Gannett New Jersey Newspapers): VCU #13
Bret Strelow (Fayetteville Observer): VCU #13
Seth Davis (CBSSports): VCU #13
Chris Dachille (WBAL TV 11): VCU #13
Sean Morrison (Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette): VCU #13
Seth Emerson (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer): VCU #14
Dave Southorn (The Idaho Statesman): VCU #14
Jon Wilner (San Jose Mercury News): VCU #15
Geoff Grammer (Albuquerque Journal): VCU #15
Mike Barber (Richmond Times-Dispatch): VCU #16
David Borges (New Haven Register): VCU #16
Marcus Jackson (The Urbana-Champaign News-Gazette):VCU #16
Randy Rosetta (The Times-Picayune): No A-10 teams ranked
- Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard turns in this fascinating story on late-NBA player Bison Dele: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/longform/bison-dele/?sct=hp_wr_a3&eref=sihp.
- Good in time for Halloween. Photographer captures abandoned buildings: http://news.yahoo.com/ghost-haunted-photos-abandoned-buildings-andre-govia-210849823.html.
- Rare photos of baseball’s beginnings: http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/10/22/new_york_public_library_presents_a_g_spalding_s_collection_of_early_baseball.html.
- “Calvin and Hobbs” creator Bill Watterson gives rare interview: http://mentalfloss.com/article/53216/mental-floss-exclusive-our-interview-bill-watterson.
- From last week, but Rick Reilly with a nice story on a friendship between one special Patriots’ fan and owner Robert Kraft: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9834297/rick-reilly-special-patriots-fan.
- Here’s Rolling Stone’s list of the worst rappers in NBA history: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/10-worst-rappers-in-nba-history-20131022.
- Special needs waterboy in Wisconsin scores TD in final game: http://extramustard.si.com/2013/10/24/noah-vanvooren-little-chute-wisconsin-football-waterboy-touchdown/.
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Northwestern Coach Chris Collins surprises walk-on with full scholarship.