VCU joins Atlantic 10 Conference

2012 college basketball vcu atlantic 10 conference

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

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

Roa says the switch will take effect in all sports on July 1, 2012.

View Current College Basketball Odds

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.

Want More From Follow us on Twitterand Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Recent NCAAB Discussions

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds Fresh off its first Sweet 16 berth in three years, Indiana seems to be trending back in the right direction under coach Tom Crean. This fall, though, will challenge the...
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds George Washington named Maurice Joseph its interim head men’s basketball coach last week. Will the 31-year-old be able to keep the Colonials humming in 2016-17?
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds Villanova always understood the myriad challenges of defending a national title. Yet the program definitely couldn’t have foreseen Friday’s bit of bad news.
More inNCAAB Articles  

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  

NCAAB Team Pages