VCU’s thorough thrashing of La Salle Sunday – the final margin was 90-52, but somehow it felt worse – was just what the doctor ordered after a tough loss at the buzzer at Fordham. I mean, it’s not what an actual doctor, Dr. John Giannini, head coach of La Salle, ordered. It was actually the opposite of what he would’ve ordered, but presumably, other doctors would’ve ordered…you know what? Let’s just watch the video.
January 17, 2017
Will Wade discusses VCU’s loss at Davidson and looks ahead to the Rams trip to Fordham on Jan. 18.
January 10, 2017
On deck: George Washington, which ended VCU’s 12-game win streak last year here on the Siegel Center floor. VCU did exact revenge in the form of a 69-65 win in Washington D.C. near the end of the regular reason. Either way, this series is turning into a pretty good rivalry, and Wednesday’s game should be another high-intensity match-up.
January 3, 2017
The big news out of today’s Will Wade press conference is the news that freshman wing De’Riante Jenkins will miss 6-8 weeks with a broken bone in his foot, an injury he suffered in the Rams’ win at George Mason on Dec. 30. Despite the injury, VCU will turn its attention to Duquesne. The Rams will meet the Dukes in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
December 29, 2016
Conference play has arrived. The Rams (10-3) are set to kick off Atlantic 10 play Friday at George Mason (10-3) in a game that suddenly calls back (at least a little) to the halcyon days of the CAA. Will Wade has some things to say about the match-up.
December 20, 2016
In today’s edition of “Will Wade Talks” we discuss the Warhawks of Louisiana Monroe and how to schedule a college basketball game while sitting in a parking lot.
December 20, 2016
After spending last season grinding as an undrafted rookie in the NBA D-League, Treveon Graham – the second-leading scorer in VCU history – made the Charlotte Hornets roster out of training camp this fall. Tre hasn’t played a ton yet, but if his history is any indication, it’ll only be a matter of time. Treveon Graham may never jump out of the gym, but he knows how to work.
December 14, 2016
Middle Tennessee State has been red hot this season, winning nine of its first 10 games, including victories over Ole Miss and Vanderbilt. The Blue Raiders are No. 7 in the (albeit early) RPI right now. This is not some middling Conference USA squad wandering into the Siegel Center Saturday. This is a potential conference champion capable of springing multiple upsets in March. Will Wade is acutely aware of these facts, and he’s determined to have VCU ready at 7 p.m. on Saturday. While Middle Tennessee State isn’t a name brand, this is a game where the Rams are going to need a raucous crowd behind them. We hope to see all of you Saturday with your ears pinned back, ready to wreak some fan havoc.
While most student-athletes graduate spring semester, there are a few that participate in the fall semester ceremonies. VCU Athletics didn’t want them to feel left out, so the department makes sure to honor this group of graduates each year.
December 7, 2016
VCU and Georgia Tech face off Wednesday for the second time in as many years, and we have a couple of videos to help you prepare. First up is Will Wade’s weekly press conference from Tuesday, where he discusses, at length, the Rams’ loss to Illinois, as well as this year’s Georgia Tech squad. The second video is Robby Robinson and myself hawking steaks for the good of the program.
December 2, 2016
The “Ramsanity” challenge has become an annual rite of passage for the VCU Baseball team. It’s part team-building, part physical challenge, 100 percent not for the faint of heart.
VCU Men’s Basketball has another tough test on its hands on Saturday, Dec. 3 when it meets Illinois in Miami, and we don’t mean Miami, Ohio. Coach Will Wade checks in with a scouting report.