The Final Four

by Katherine Beck
There is no denying the excitement on VCU’s campus this week. For the first time, VCU entered the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. Then, for the first time the Rams entered the Elite 8.
And now, for the first time in school history the VCU’s Men’s basketball team has entered the Final Four.
After a 71-61 win over Kansas on Sunday, VCU fans exploded into the streets to celebrate the huge victory. Over 1,000 VCU Ram fans rushed onto Broad Street from the Siegel Center to dance, cheer and chant for the Black and Gold. Campus has never seen anything like it.
Later that night, fans packed back into the Siegel Center to welcome home the players from San Antonio. When the team arrived at 1:30 a.m., 4,000 members of the RamNation were there to congratulate the Black and Gold.
Now, we are all riding waves of excitement into VCU’s next match-up against Butler. Tip-off is at 6:09 p.m. this Saturday and you can bet Ram fans all over will be crowded in front of TV’s to cheer on the team.
LET’S GO RAMS!

Sweet Send-Off

by Undergraduate Admissions Staff
Students, alumni and Rams fans of all sizes gathered on Wednesday at VCU’s Siegel Center to send our men’s basketball team to San Antonio for the Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament. Everyone was clad in VCU gear (one fan even wore a gold body suit!) as the band played and the crowd chanted along. It was awesome to witness all of the excitement and school spirit.
Make sure to watch the Black and Gold tonight! Their game against Florida State tips off at 9:57 p.m.
LET’S GO RAMS!

How Sweet it is!

by Katherine Beck
Victory has never tasted so sweet! For the first time in school history, the VCU Rams are dancing into the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. After an incredible performance last night over Purdue University with the Rams winning 94-76, the men’s basketball team will continue their dance through March Madness.
After three impressive victories, the Rams have silenced any critic who doubted their placement in the tournament. Now the question stands: how far can the Black and Gold dance?
Next up, VCU will face Florida State in a 10:00 p.m. match-up this Friday night. You can bet that everyone on campus is excited and anxious to see the Rams in action again!
LET’S GO RAMS!

And the Dance Goes On…

by Katherine Beck
Even though VCU is on spring break, the campus is still buzzing with the excitement over the men’s basketball team’s victory over USC Wednesday night. The Rams impressive 59-46 win against the Trojans silenced any critics of VCU’s placement in the tournament.
Tonight the dance continues, as VCU takes on Georgetown in a 9:45 p.m. match-up.
We said it before and we will say it again – GO RAMS!
Read more about the Rams victory at VCU Athletics: http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2010-11/releases/20110317aaruso

Rams in the Big Dance

by Katherine Beck
Ram fans get ready! For the 10th time in school history, VCU has made it to the big dance, receiving one of the 37 at-large bids into the NCAA tournament. Tonight at 9:00 p.m. the black and gold will take on Southern California.
The game will be played in Dayton, Ohio, but you can bet that Ram fans all over the Richmond area and beyond will be crowded around TV sets to cheer on the Rams as they compete to advance as the No.11 seed in the second round of the March Madness bracket.
Here’s wishing the boys luck tonight! GO RAMS!

Going Greek

by Felicia Vance, Communications Intern
Thinking of “Going Greek” when you get to VCU?
The 36 fraternity and sorority communities reflect the diverse makeup of the VCU campus. With about 1000 student members, it’s the largest community on campus.
Last week the VCU Greek community celebrated Greek Week 2011, where the organizations competed in different activities every day. During the Can-struction competition, organizations collected canned goods and made a design with them. The Greek community raised almost 9,000 cans which were later donated to area shelters. During penny wars, organizations competed to raise the most pennies. All the money raised was then donated to charity. The lip-sync competition (my favorite!) is where all the organizations make dance routines. The Greek community also sponsored a blood drive which had a huge turnout. Other activities included trivia night, street cleanup, the Greek Olympics and more.
Of course, Greek life at VCU is not all about competitions and winning. Greek organizations celebrate service and brotherhood/sisterhood as well. Greek Week brings the VCU Greek community together, as well as making the organizations stronger and helping out the community.
If you are interested in learning more about the fraternity and sorority life at VCU you can visit http://www.greeksatvcu.com/home.