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.
One year after five Atlantic 10 teams advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament, the mid-major conference entered the 2013-14 basketball season with lowered expectations.
The Atlantic 10 made a major splash in the college basketball scene a year ago, sending five teams to the NCAA tournament.
Since its historic run to the Final Four in 2010-11, the VCU men’s basketball team has jumped conferences and continued winning.
The Wellness Resource Center at VCU and the University of Richmond won a joint federal grant that will fund the hiring of sexual and LGBT violence prevention specialists. VCU is in the hiring process for both positions.