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Under director of cross country Nicole Cook, the men’s and women’s cross country teams have captured top-two finishes in all three meets this season. The Rams finished second overall in the Longwood/Adidas Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 19 and finished second in the William and Mary Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 12. In the opening meet of the season, the Rams placed first overall in the Virginia State Invitational on Sept. 5.

Dyke and Adam dominate as team places top-two at three invitationals

Under director of cross country Nicole Cook, the men’s and women’s cross country teams have captured top-two finishes in all three meets this season. The Rams finished second overall in the Longwood/Adidas Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 19 and finished second in the William and Mary Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 12. In the opening […]

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Shaka Smart is under contract with VCU through 2023.
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Smart’s choices: Pride over payday

Colin Kennedy Sports Editor For the third consecutive year, VCU men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart has turned down a potentially career-changing contract offer to remain in Richmond. When Smart told UCLA thanks but no thanks in late March, the Bruins became the fourth BCS conference school in the last three seasons to vie for […]

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Tim and Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak will have high expectations heading to the University of Central Florida.
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Women’s soccer coaches depart for Central Florida

As the 2012-13 academic year came to a close, so did the successful stint of VCU women’s soccer co-head coaches Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak and Tim Sahaydak.

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Lindsey Vanderspiegel compiled a 10-8-5 record in her final season at Georgia Southern.   

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Vanderspiegel in as women’s soccer coach

Colin Kennedy Sports Editor VCU named Lindsey Vanderspiegel the new head coach of the women’s soccer program on May 6. A Virginia native and former William & Mary soccer standout, Vanderspiegel has become the sixth coach in the program’s 19-year history. She joins the Rams after two seasons as the head coach at Georgia Southern, […]

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The VCU men’s soccer team faces one of the most challenging schedules in college soccer this year.
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Men’s soccer to face five of country’s top 11 teams from 2012

Quinn Casteel Contributing Writer Last season was fantastic for the VCU men’s soccer team, as the Rams advanced all the way to the Atlantic 10 championship match, earned an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament and saw star forward Jason Johnson drafted 13th overall in the MLS Draft. The Rams, who also established themselves as […]

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Men’s tennis crowned A-10 champions

Zachary Holden Staff Writer In a gritty match against George Washington in the finals, the top-seeded VCU men’s tennis team brought home the school’s second Atlantic 10 title in seven days. The road to the finals began on Friday with a quarterfinal match against Butler in Mason, Ohio. A pair of early wins from Max […]

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Baseball suffers setback in series loss to La Salle

Zachary Holden Staff Writer Fresh off the emotional victory over Old Dominion in the Key Dog Strikeout Cancer Classic on Tuesday, VCU baseball traveled to Philadelphia, Pa. for a tough road series against top-ranked La Salle. Sitting in tenth place, the Rams needed at least two wins over the Explorers to keep the postseason within […]

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