WILL WADE MEDIA MINUTES (JAN. 17)

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Will Wade discusses VCU’s loss at Davidson and looks ahead to the Rams trip to Fordham on Jan. 18.

WILL WADE MEDIA MINUTES (JAN. 10)

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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.

WILL WADE MEDIA MINUTES (JAN. 4)

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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.

MEDIA MINUTES (DEC. 20)

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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.

TWO TECH PRIMERS

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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.

RAMSANITY & SCOUTING THE ILLINI

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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.

WILL WADE MEDIA MINUTES: NOV. 28

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WILL WADE MEDIA MINUTES: NOV. 21

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We are Bahamas bound! Coach Will Wade checks in to discuss 20th-ranked Baylor the 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis.

DARIUS THEUS: FULL CIRCLE

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Darius Theus guards Old Dominion’s Kent Bazemore in a 2012 game in Norfolk.

By Brett Bosley

VCU Men’s Basketball welcomed back one of their own to the program this offseason, when the Rams added former standout Darius Theus to the coaching staff as Director of Student-Athlete Development. Although Theus had other career aspirations at the time, the opportunity at VCU convinced him to return to his roots.

“I was excited, just to come back and work with the guys was obviously a little tough because I was still in the process of trying to continue to play, but things didn’t work out the way I wanted to,” said Theus. “So when [Coach Will Wade] offered me the position, I took some time to think about it, but was really excited because I knew could come here and help these guys out.”

Theus spoke on his personal relationship with Coach Wade, which he admits was “shaky” at first when he came in as a freshman in 2009. However, as Theus grew as a player and a person in the program, he finally saw what Wade was all about.

“My junior year is when he really took me under his wing and we became real close and then from there we kind of took off.  I think the start of my junior year we started to build a good relationship and he showed me that he genuinely cared about me and that’s how he treats all those guys. For me it was something special when we took time to connect with each other.”

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WILL WADE MEDIA MINUTES: NOV. 16

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Less than 12 hours after picking up a 64-59 road win over Liberty in Lynchburg, Will Wade was back in front of the microphone to talk about the plight of the albino mountain yak. Nah, just kidding. He was talking about basketball. For an update on Justin Tillman’s status, as well as a little insight into Friday’s opponent, Binghamton, watch:

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