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Screen Play Archive: March 2011


  • Grandfather's loss lingers for VCU's Smart

    HOUSTON -- During an interlude at Reliant Stadium Thursday afternoon, one group of photographers took pictures of another group taking pictures of Virginia Commonwealth University coach Shaka Smart being interviewed by ESPN. Published March 31 2011

  • Smart's technical shows other side of coach

    SAN ANTONIO -- Usually Shaka Smart is a bastion of calm during basketball games. The Virginia Commonwealth University coach's tie stays tightened, sleeves remain buttoned and face devoid of unease or panic. Published March 29 2011

  • Yeager thrilled by VCU's run

    SAN ANTONIO -- Standing on the edge of Virginia Commonwealth University's on-court party Sunday, Tom Yeager beamed. Published March 27 2011

  • 'Unselfish' Burgess ordered to shoot more

    SAN ANTONIO -- When Bradford Burgess returned to his hotel room Friday night after the biggest shot of his life, 147 text messages and 12 voice mails awaited him. Published March 27 2011

  • VCU's Skeen still steamed by ESPN comments

    SAN ANTONIO -- Thirteen days and one unlikely NCAA Tournament run after Selection Sunday, Jamie Skeen remains stung by the criticism. Published March 26 2011

  • Defense key for Richmond vs. Kansas

    SAN ANTONIO -- Midway through Chris Mooney's Wednesday press conference, the Richmond basketball coach slipped in an admission. Published March 25 2011

  • Mooney, Smart dismiss job rumors

    SAN ANTONIO -- One unavoidable tradition accompanied Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University to the Sweet 16: Head coaches being linked to other jobs. Published March 24 2011

  • Media requests swamp Richmond, VCU

    SAN ANTONIO -- The busiest man at Virginia Commonwealth University closed on a new home Tuesday, awaits the arrival of his first child in a month and a half and coordinates media relations for one of country's hottest basketball teams. Published March 24 2011

  • VCU's Skeen a tough matchup for Hoyas

    CHICAGO -- When Jamie Skeen gets his way, life is difficult for anyone guarding him. Published March 18 2011

  • Long, late night for VCU

    CHICAGO -- Beating Southern California late Wednesday night came with a price for Virginia Commonwealth: Lack of sleep. A lot of it. Published March 18 2011

  • Wright's hand 'back to normal'

    CHICAGO -- Twenty questions were asked during Georgetown's press conference Thursday at the United Center. Half concerned Chris Wright's infamous left hand. Published March 17 2011

  • VCU links: Smart pokes Bilas

    CHICAGO -- On Selection Sunday, ESPN analyst Jay Bilas wasn't happy. He ripped Virginia Commonwealth's pick for the NCAA Tournament, between plugging his former Duke teammate Tommy Amaker's NIT-bound Harvard program. Published March 17 2011

  • First look at VCU

    CHICAGO -- A few minutes before midnight Wednesday, Georgetown finally learned its opponent for Friday's NCAA Tournament opener. Published March 17 2011

  • Afternoon USC-VCU links

    Late tonight Georgetown will finally learn whether it will face USC or VCU in the NCAA Tournament Friday. Published March 16 2011

  • Wright's return and other notes

    Almost three weeks have passed since Chris Wright broke a bone in his left hand. His phone hasn't stopped ringing. So many calls and texts came that Wright posted a message on Twitter last week asking people to leave him alone. Published March 13 2011

  • Saturday night seed update

    Yes, Chris Wright will play in the NCAA Tournament. Since Wright broke a bone in his left hand Feb. 23, Georgetown maintained he'd be back in time for the NCAA Tournament. Published March 12 2011

  • Snoop Dogg backs Hoyas and other notes

    Support for the Georgetown basketball team is coming from an unusual area. Published March 11 2011

  • What's behind Georgetown's post struggles?

    Chris Wright, owner of the most scrutinized left hand in Washington these days, isn’t the only player the Georgetown basketball team misses. There’s the old Julian Vaughn. Published March 10 2011

  • Wright won't play vs. UConn

    As expected, Georgetown point guard Chris Wright won't play today against UConn in the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Published March 9 2011

  • China tour on tap for Georgetown

    Georgetown's trip to New York for the Big East Tournament looks like a stroll around the block compared to the journey awaiting the team this summer. Published March 8 2011