Yesterday’s post about Mike Duda, who tweeted his doubts about a VCU upset over Kansas and is running a marathon for charity as a result, has started to take on a mind of its own. Yahoo’s The Dagger college basketball blog has since picked up the story.

Shaka Smart and his wife, Maya, had their first child, Zora, the other day. Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports reveals the origin of that name.

I wrote a little about Larry Sanders’ return to campus yesterday. Paul Woody of the Richmond Times-Dispatch also wrote a nice column.

Speaking of The Dagger, the blog also ran a CAA Preview the other day, one that looked at how VCU’s Final Four run has impacted recruiting.

According to the VCU Ticket Office, Men’s Basketball season ticket sales up about 30 percent from last season.

Joey Rodriguez is visiting Richmond to see his son, who was born after he had left to play professionally in Turkey, participated in Navy SEAL training with the rest of the basketball team.