The VCU men’s basketball team entered the 2013-14 season as clear favorites to win the Atlantic 10 conference, and though that remains a possibility, it won’t be an easy road for head coach Shaka Smart and his youthful squad.
Now, as fans return to campus, they’ll be happy to learn their Rams took care of business during winter break and enter the second half of their schedule on a five-game winning streak with a 13-3 record overall.
With consecutive losses in its final two matches of the regular season, the VCU volleyball team dropped to 11-3 in the Atlantic 10, losing sole possession of first place in the conference. The Lady Rams fell to Saint Louis University 3-0 Saturday, Nov. 9 before suffering their first home loss of the season to Duquesne University 3-1 on Friday, Nov. 15.
The VCU women’s soccer season came to a disappointing close as they fell 5-4 to the University of Dayton in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament at Sports Backers Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 7.
Five days after suffering a crushing 6-1 defeat at the hands of in-state rival University of Richmond in the Atlantic 10 opener, the VCU field hockey team bounced back to beat Saint Louis on Oct. 18 by a score of 5-2, earning its first conference victory of the season and evening its record at 7-7 on the year.