New VCU Women’s Basketball Coach Beth O’Boyle jumped into the fray Tuesday when she took part in the Atlantic 10 Conference’s annual media day. The Rams, picked 10th in the league following an NIT bid, will look to offset the loss of All-League performer Robyn Parks, who graduated and is playing professionally in Spain. Sophomore point guard Keira Robinson, who set a VCU freshman record for assists last season, was named to the A-10’s Preseason Third Team.
October 21, 2014
October 13, 2014
VCU Women’s Basketball started practice last week, and for some reason, new Head Coach Beth O’Boyle actually let us mic her during one session. Have a look and a listen at the sights and sounds from women’s hoops practice.
October 9, 2014
The new Siegel Center scoreboard is up, and it’s glorious. Fans can have their first chance to see it up close Friday or Sunday at the VCU Volleyball team’s matches (the Rams are also home next weekend). You can also drop by the Black and Gold Game – VCU’s intrasquad men’s basketball scrimmage – on Oct. 26.
October 7, 2014
August 5, 2014
First, Shaka Smart convinced a whole campus that “Havoc” was the IT brand in college hoops. Now, his influence is changing the way other VCU programs prepare for their seasons.
The Rams have made headlines the last three years by using SEAL Team PT to ready themselves for the rigors of one of college basketballs’ most intense systems. Really, it’s more about team building. These guys are already in outstanding shape, but when you’re running a high-risk, high-reward full-court pressing operation, you have to be able to trust the guys behind you.
It’s been so successful that this year, several other VCU teams will participate in SEAL Team PT, including the women’s basketball program under first-year Coach Beth O’Boyle.
July 24, 2014
Earlier this year, VCU announced it would add two suites in the south corners of the Stuart C. Siegel Center as part of an overall effort to enhance the arena. It’ll be a busy couple of months for “The Stu”. In addition to the suites, a new, centerhung scoreboard and sounds system will be installed, and the court will be repainted to reflect VCU’s (and the A-10’s) new branding marks.
June 30, 2014
June 20, 2014
New Women’s Basketball Coach Beth O’Boyle has dived right in to the mix at VCU. She’s already landed a high-scoring junior college transfer in Ashley Pegram and recently shored up her coaching staff. Now, she’s sitting down with VCU Athletics to map out her goals for the program.
May 9, 2014
VCU announced it has selected a construction firm to build its new $25 million basketball practice facility, and with that announcement came the release of brand new artistic renderings of the complex. These are going to turn a few heads. You can view the full release and gallery HERE.
In the meantime, I thought I might offer a little further perspective of the site where the Rams will build their sparkling new facility, which is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2015.
First, here’s the site the new complex will occupy on Marshall Street, between Kinney and Norton Streets, adjacent to the Siegel Center.
Here’s are a couple of comparisons from the street of present day and the future site.
No matter how you slice it, this thing is going to be nice. Shovels should be in the ground sometime around June 2.