Weather Alert Day

VCU leaves CAA, announces move to Atlantic 10

By: Courtesy: Associated Press
By: Courtesy: Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- VCU President Michael Rao says the
university Is leaving the Colonial Athletic Association and will
join the Atlantic 10.

The president said at press conference Tuesday to announce the
move that "premier universities are premier across the board and
that include athletics."

Rao says the switch will take effect in all sports on July 1,

With VCU's basketball program on the rise under coach Shaka
Smart the Rams want to become NCAA tournament regulars.

VCU became the biggest story of the 2011 NCAA tournament when
they were one of the most controversial schools invited as an
at-large entry. They went from the First Four to the Final Four,
but would rather not have to win the conference tournament to be
assured a spot in the NCAA field.

KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email :
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 151627625 -
Gray Television, Inc.