WOW this is very impressive! You have other coaches attending! Is Shaka going to Butler's party?our hype starts on Monday afternoon @3:00pm
On Monday, July 2, 2012, VCU will be hosting an A-10 celebration at Home Team Grill in The Fan.
Greg Burton will be broadcasting live on-site from 3-6:30 p.m.
Guests are expected to include Shaka Smart, Brad Stevens, Phil Martelli, Jay Bilas and more.
Home Team will have a special A-10 menu, and there will be commemorative A-10 shirts.
I always thought that the Dayton fans ate crow come conference time...Dayton delusional doughnuts.
ESPN's Myron Medcalf believes VCU will be the most successful team making a conference move this year, Dana O'Neil went with Missouri: http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebask...d/60768/take-two-most-successful-new-neighborThe A-10 was opening its arms to the Rams for this season, so VCU jumped at the chance. The Rams fit in the footprint of the A-10 -- giving it a natural rival with in-state Richmond -- and facilities are in line with other league schools. VCU, a season removed from a Final Four, will jump to the front of the bus in the league and compete for a league championship with the conference's traditional elite.
The Rams, a 12-seed in the Big Dance, were a success in March using the same attribute that has carried Smart’s squads to the biggest stages of the sport the past two years: strict defense (the Rams were No. 22 in Ken Pomeroy’s final adjusted defensive efficiency ratings).
That’s the same trait that will ease the Rams’ transition to the Atlantic 10 next season. The squad that forced 22 Indiana turnovers in that thriller in March returns the bulk of its team. Five players who averaged at least 1.2 steals are back. Although the Rams lose Burgess, an all-around contributor and leader for the team, they do gain his brother. Jordan Burgess is a four-star prospect who’s ranked No. 95 on ESPN 100 for the 2012 class.
He picked the perfect time for his arrival. The elder Burgess was the only senior on last season's squad. Everyone else is back.
ESPN's Dave Telep also discussed VCU's readiness for the A-10 in his ESPNInsider article on VCU's latest commitment from DeMatha G Jairus Lyles: http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/dav...&_slug_=lyles-fits-with-a-10s-newest-additionVia Burgess 2.0 and their suffocating defensive pressure, the Rams should participate in that battle during their inaugural season in the league. Bigger programs have switched conferences in recent months, but VCU is equally equipped to outperform them all next season.
The Rams rarely do anything quietly.
Their initial season in the Atlantic 10 won't be any different.
Shaka Smart’s Virginia Commonwealth Rams wasted no time in moving into their new digs in the Atlantic 10. There’s no grace period, no time to prepare a roster for the new league. The Rams decided to debut “Havoc” in the A-10 this season. With the CAA in its rear-view mirror, Smart’s program jumped into the deep end of the big-boy pool.
The good news for Smart and his staff is that VCU enters the A-10 with a roster capable of competing in the new league. Smart stocked his cupboard with talent and whether it was the CAA or the A-10, his program was ready.
Cheesesteaks! FYI... St. Joe's area does not make a quality cheesesteak! Take the trip downtown.Let the speculation on this commence.
Bona Burgers? Spider Stew? Musketeer Croque-Monsier?