Welcome to RamRadio

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Welcome to the info page for the broadcasting arm of VCU Athletics, RamRadio.  RamRadio consists of all the over the air audio broadcasts originated by the VCU Athletic department, including men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball. VCU Athletics distributes these broadcasts on terrestrial radio and the internet, depending on the sport and the broadcast.

VCU Men’s Basketball

VCU Men’s Basketball is broadcast in the Central Virginia area on Big Oldies 107.3 (WBBT-FM). All broadcasts begin thirty minutes before tip-off of each men’s basketball game and continues through the game and then ends with a comprehensive post game show.

Big Oldies 107.3 also streams the game live on the internet.  Simply go to the Big Oldies website and click on the “Listen Live” link.

In addition, Big Oldies 107.3 has a robust mobile app that allows you to stream the game on your Apple, Droid or Blackberry Smartphone.  This crystal clear signal gives you access to VCU Basketball anywhere you can open the app.

The Crew

The New Crew. Mike Litos joins Robby on all RamRadio broadcasts beginning this season.

Robby Robinson (left) and Mike Litos provide the play-by-play and color on all RamRadio Men’s Basketball Broadcasts. 

Robby Robinson is in his sixth year handling the play-by-play duties of VCU Men’s Basketball. Mike Litos is working his second year courtside providing Ram fans with color analysis alongside Robby .

To learn more about Robby click here. To ready Mike’s VCU Basketball blog, go here.

Follow Robby on twitter @RobbyVCU. Follow Mike @VCULitos.

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A Few Minutes with the Voice!

The Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon will Host the Second Round Matchup between the VCU Rams and the Wichita State Shockers.

Interview by Jesse Varner

The NCAA tournament will kick into full gear tomorrow and if you’re like me tonight is like Christmas Eve. As we know the VCU Rams are the 12th seed in the South Region and will be in action tomorrow night against the 5th seed, the Wichita State Shockers. The game will take place in Portland, Oregon and the Rams are finishing up their preparations for the matchup. Earlier I got the thoughts of voice of the Rams, Robby Robinson, about how he saw the season ended, the Rams seeding, and of course the upcoming game against Wichita State.

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DING! DING! DING! Let Round 3 of VCU and George Mason Begin!


The Big Stage of His First CAA Tournament Wouldn't Rattle VCU Freshman Treveon Graham as he Scored 16 against Northeastern.

Written By Jesse Varner

The CAA tournament semifinals are set and it’s all chalk at this point. The CAA heavyweights will do battle as top seed Drexel is currently taking on 4th seed Old Dominion, and then it’s the rubber match we all have been waiting for as the 2nd seeded VCU Rams will take on arch nemesis  3rd seed, the George Mason Patriots. Last night the Rams team first mentality and ruthless defense was on display as VCU dismantled and wore down Northeastern 75-65. Freshman forward Treveon Graham shined in his very first CAA tournament game as he scored 16 points, and sophomore guard Rob Brandenberg was lights out with a game leading 19 points. VCU came flying out of the gate getting up to an 11-3 lead and holding Northeastern scoreless for the first 5 minutes of the game. VCU’s havoc style of defense started to show as the Rams caused 11 first half turnovers and racked up 7 steals. Northeastern’s junior guard Joel Smith kept the Huskies in the game with 12 first half points and the game was tied at 26 at halftime.

VCU Sophomore Rob Brandenberg Shined in the Second Half Scoring 16 of his 19 Points in the Half.

VCU pushed the pedal to the metal in the second half and would not let up. The Rams would start the half on a 10-2 run, and had big play from Brandenberg as 16 of his 19 were scored in the second half. That team first mentality saw VCU’s bench absolutely dominate the Huskies’ bench outscoring them by a 46-4 mark. VCU’s top flight defense would finish with 25 turnovers and have another double-digit steals game with 14. VCU and George Mason’s semifinal game with be the 3rd straight year the two programs have met in the CAA tournament, and the Rams have won them all. Last time the two met this season was the last game of the season. The Rams created confusion for the Patriots and blew them out 89-77. During that senior night, senior guard Bradford Burgess had a career high with 31 points. Big play also came from sophomore forward Juvonte Reddic as he had a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. CAA player of the year, George Mason’s Ryan Pearson, had 24 points that night and that was about the only upside for the Patriots. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:30pm and you can hear the game on 107.3 in the Richmond area and 102.1 in the Tidewater area, also the game will be televised on Comcast Sportsnet.

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VCU’S CAA Tournament Play Will Get Underway against the Huskies of Northeastern

Hofstra Had No Answer For Georgia State Foward Eric Buckner, As the Senior Scored 21 In The Panthers 85-50 Victory Over the Pride.

Written By Jesse Varner

The CAA tournament is off and running and has pretty much followed the way it was setup. Day one saw some good action and some close games. First game on the slate was the only upset on the day as 9th seed UNC-Wilmington handily took out 8th seed JMU 70-59. The Seahawks some big play from freshman forward Cedrick Williams has he scored 22 points and had 8 rebounds. Game 2 was actually the closest game on the day as 5th seeded Delaware had to fight off a pesky 12th seeded Towson. Tigers senior forward Robert Nwankwo had an amazing double-double with 20 points and 20 rebounds, but Delaware’s guard Devon Saddler scored 28 points leading the Blue Hens to victory 72-65. The third matchup of the night saw 7th seed Northeastern take out 10th seed William & Mary 57-49, and the night cap witnessed 6th seed Georgia State run over 11th seed Hofstra 85-50. So far the action in day 2 saw top seeded Drexel go back and forth with UNC-Wilmington. The Dragons had an all-around effort with 4 players scoring in double-digits and the Seahawks could not keep up late as Drexel finished them off 59-47. 4th seed Old Dominion and 5th seed Delaware had an absolute battle, ODU lead Delaware 47-42 at halftime, but the Blue Hens had no answer for ODU’s Kent Bazemore has he scored 24 leading ODU to victory 88-74.

Junior Guard Troy Daniels was Lights Out in VCU and Northeastern's Earlier Season Matchup Scoring All 15 of His Points from Beyond the Arc.

The 2nd  seed VCU Rams (25-6, 15-3) will get to work against the 7th seed Northeastern Huskies (14-16, 9-9). This will be the first time in the history of the CAA tournament that these two teams have met. Earlier in the year the Huskies took the Rams to the absolute brink. In their only meeting on the season VCU eventually held to the win 59-56. In that matchup VCU junior guard Troy Daniels was lights out from beyond the arc scoring all 15 of his points from there. Sophomore forward Juvonte Reddic had one of 6 double-doubles on the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Northeastern’s dangerous duo of guards, juniors Jonathan Lee and Joel Smith, will look to be a huge factor for the Huskies. In that February 4th meeting between the Rams and the Huskies, Lee scored 16 points and Smith managed to put up 13. Also freshman forward Qunicy Ford will look to continue his big play in the tournament as he scored 18 points and had 7 rebounds against William & Mary. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00pm and you can hear the game on 107.3 in the Richmond area and 102.1 in the Tidewater area. Below you can check out VCU’s head coach Shaka Smart’s thoughts on the game and the tournament with voice of the Rams Robby Robinson on “Talk to the Coach”.

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Let a Little Piece of March Madness Begin: The CAA Tournament

VCU's Senior Leader Bradford Burgess Earned First Team All-CAA and Will Look to Lead the Red Hot Rams Back to the NCAA Tournament.

Written By Jesse Varner

March offers a lot to us in the sporting world; the start of spring training in baseball, free agency begins in the NFL, and one of the greatest spectacles in sports, the NCAA basketball tournament. But for most teams in mid-major college basketball if you want to get to the big dance you have to go through its prelude, and that’s your conference tournament. These tournaments offer teams that may have had a set back or two during their regular season, a chance to redeem their season and play for a shot at the NCAA tournament. This year has been a competitive one in the Colonial Athletic Association. The top 6 teams all finished over .500 in conference play and have had at least a win and a loss against each other, outside of VCU sweeping Old Dominion. With the CAA tournament set to get underway this weekend at the Richmond Coliseum, we are looking at probably one of those most exciting and unpredictable tournaments in recent history.

CAA Player of the Year George Mason's Ryan Pearson, Will Look to Redeem the End Of The Patriots Season with a Conference Title.

The Drexel Dragons (25-5, 16-2), who are riding a 17-game win streak into the tournament, ended up winning the regular season title for the first time in the program’s history. With that achievement Head Coach Bruiser Flint was rewarded his 4th CAA coach of the year award. The other hottest team in the CAA are the 2nd seeded VCU Rams (26-5, 15-3), winners of their last 14 of 15, they are also one of the top defensive teams in the nation leading the country in steals. 3rd seeded George Mason’s (23-8, 14-4) season probably didn’t finish out the way they wanted, but Ryan Pearson was rewarded CAA player of the year and the Patriots are the conference’s top ranked team offensively. The 4th seeded Old Dominion Monarchs (19-12, 13-5) are the defending tournament champs and will be looking for their conference leading 12th NCAA tournament appearance. ODU always knows how to play well at the Richmond Coliseum and are led by CAA defensive player of the year Kent Bazemore. Delaware (17-12, 12-6) surprised most people by earning the 5th seed. The Blue Hens finished the season with the conference’s 2nd ranked offense and will look to be the dark horse of the tournament. Earlier in the season the 6th seeded Georgia State Panthers (20-10, 11-7) were the darlings of the CAA as they rattled off 11 straight wins including two against Drexel and VCU. First year Head Coach Ron Hunter will look to make some noise with a squad full of seniors.

Delaware Guard Devon Saddler Lead the Blue Hen's Offense that Finished Ranked 2nd in the Conference, and the Blue Hens Will Look to be the Dark Horse of the CAA Tournament.

The bottom half of the bracket is filled with teams whose season may have not gone the way they wanted, but like mentioned earlier this tournament offers them a chance at redemption. The 7th seeded Northeastern Huskies (13-16, 9-9) finished the season with an overtime win against George Mason and will play 10th seed William & Mary (6-25, 4-12) in the first round, the winner will take on VCU. 9th seed, UNC-Wilmington (9-20, 5-13), had junior forward Keith Rendlemen finish first team all-CAA and will take on 8th seed James Madison (12-19, 5-13) with the winner playing the top seed, Drexel. Hofstra (10-21, 3-15) did finish with the season with the 11th seed but the Pride are guided by this year’s CAA leading scoring, senior guard Mike Moore, and will take on Georgia State with George Mason awaiting the winner. Not much you can say about 12th seeded Towson (1-30, 1-17), the Tigers went through a complete rebuilding year, coach and player wise, but managed to get national attention with a their lone win against UNC-Wilmington. Towson will take on Delaware with the winner getting Old Dominion in the quarterfinals.

CAA Leading Scorer and 2nd Team All-Conference Guard Mike Moore Will Look to Lead the Pride to Some Upsets.

First round of the CAA tournament will get underway Friday at 12pm with JMU and UNC-Wilmington; then followed by Delaware vs. Towson at 2:30pm, Northeastern takes on William & Mary at 6pm, and then the night cap will be Georgia State against Hofstra at 8:30pm. Drexel, VCU, George Mason, and Old Dominion will await the winners with their first round byes and those quarterfinal games will start at 12pm on Saturday. Semifinals are set for Sunday at 2pm and the Finals will be Monday night at 7pm, the final will be televised on ESPN2. Of course like all season you can hear all VCU games on 103.7 in the Richmond area and 102.1 in the Tidewater area. The Rams first game will be at 6pm on Saturday.

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In Front of an Electrifying Crowd on a National Stage, the Rams Pounce the Panthers 77-68

Sophomore Rob Bradenberg Feed Off Of The Crowds Energy All Night And Finshed With 13 Points.

Written by Jesse Varner, Game Audio by Robby Robinson and Mike Ellis

In college basketball, much like life, if you’re ever knocked down the best thing to do is pick yourself up, work on your weaknesses, and get back out on the court. Friday night at the Siegel Center the VCU Rams (23-6, 13-3) erased any memory of heartbreak earlier in the week. In front of what was probably the most thunderous crowd the STU as seen all the season, the Rams dismantled the Panthers of Northern Iowa (17-12, 7-9) 77-68. In what has VCU’s 5th nationally televised game, the Rams were able to shut down the Panthers deep shooting game and get hot with their own. The game started off in NIU’s favor as Panther’s senior guard Johnny Moran hit back-to-back 3-balls. Sophomore center D.J. Haley would get involved and score the Ram’s first 3 points. Then senior Bradford Burgess would answer NIU’s shooting with back-to-back treys off his own, and would finish the first half with 13 points. NIU continued to be lights out from beyond the arc and would finish the first half 7 for 10 from there. VCU would go on 9-0 run towards the end of the half, and it was a back-and-forth dog fight as the lead changed 8 times with NIU holding a 44-42 lead at the end of the half.

The start of second half would pretty much dictate how the rest of the game would go. The Panther’s star freshman Seth Tuttle would draw a foul from D.J. Haley and hit one free throw. Then on VCU’s next possession junior guard Troy Daniels, who finished with 12 points, would tie the game at 45.

Junior Darius Theus Was All Over The Floor Finishing With 9 Points, 6 Assists, and 4 Steals.

The momentum would swing Northern Iowa’s way a little while, until a jumper by sophomore forward Juvonte Reddic would tie the game at 53. The lead would change another 3 times until sophomore guard Rob Bradenberg, who was feeding off the crowd’s energy all night, hit a trey that proved to be the game changer for the Rams.

Bradenberg would finish the game 5 for 7 with 13 points, and after his deep shot VCU would hold the lead the rest of the way. The floor general junior Darius Theus, who was relatively quiet the first half, would continue to the king of late game heroics. Northern Iowa would fight back to get the lead cut by 4, 66-62.Then a series that saw Theus hit a layup off of his own steal, would be followed up by one from NIU’s freshman guard Deon Mitchell, and then Theus would hit another layup that also drew the foul.

Theus would hit the And-1 and the Rams would grab the lead 71-64. Juvonte Reddic would carry the rest of the game for the Rams and got the STU rocking by scoring the last 6 points for VCU off of dunks to end the game 77-68 VCU.

Sophomore Juvonte Reddic Would Go On A Tear At The End Scoring The Rams Last 6 Points.

After the game Head Coach Shaka Smart said, “This was a fun game to coach, a fun game to watch, and just a great game to be a part of.” The Rams would hold NIU to a 2 for 7 performance from beyond the arc in the second half and HAVOC would force 12 steals in the game. NIU’s Mtchell would lead all scoring with 18, but the Rams would finish with 4 players scoring in double-digits. Next up for the Rams they will finish their home-and-home series with conference foe UNC-Wilmington (9-17, 5-11) Wednesday February 22nd at the Trask Coliseum.

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Rams Look to Bounce Back from Heartbreaker on the National Stage Taking on Northern Iowa

Senior Bradford Burgess Nails a 3 That Seems To Gave The Game In Hand For The Rams

Written By Jesse Varner, Game Audio By Robby Robinson and Mike Ellis

Ecstasy and agony, both of these were felt by VCU fans on Tuesday night in Fairfax and normally these terms are held for March’s NCAA tournament. If what went down between VCU and George Mason that night is a sample of the upcoming CAA tournament, then were in for one wild ride. It was a hard fought game that literally came down to the final seconds; George Mason hit a prayer of a buzzer beater as time expired to beat the Rams 62-61. The first half featured an absolute back-and-forth battle between both programs with the largest lead only being by 5, which was gained by VCU off of junior Troy Daniels’s 3-ball.

George Mason score 8-straight at the end of the first half to grab the lead 28-27. The second half featured VCU make two 6-0 runs, and their HAVOC defense making thee Patriots look confused and gassed.  Troy Daniels started getting hot and scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half. A 3-ball with 90 seconds left from senior Bradford Burgess made the game seem in hand for the Rams with the lead 54-51.

Mason Gaurd Sherrod Wright Was The Hero Hitting A Prayer Of A Shot With 3.8 Second Left

Then sometimes in college basketball the unexplainable just tends to happen. In the last 90 seconds freshman Briante Weber got fouled and had ice in his veins at the line give the Rams a 5-point lead. Mason would being a jaw-dropping run that start with a 3-ball from star player senior Ryan Pearson that brought the Patriots within 1.

The next series saw Weber go 3 for 4 at the free throw line, the Patriots hit back-to-back jumpers, then with 3.8 seconds left Mason guard Sherrod Wright lifted up a 3-ball that was beyond NBA range but proved to be the Dagger in VCU’s heart.

Northern Iowa Freshman Seth Tuttle Has Been A Surprise For The Panthers Averaging 9.5 Points Per Game.

The VCU Rams (22-6, 13-3) will look to rebound from that heartbreaker on the national stage as they host the Panthers of Northern Iowa (17-11, 7-9), during ESPN’s annual mid-major basketball classic simply know as, Bracketbusters. This will the Rams 8th straight year in the showcase and the 2ndtime they face a team from the Missouri Valley Conference, the other was Wichita State. Junior Darius Theus continued to be the floor general against George Mason as he finished with 11pts and 6 assists. VCU did have their 11-game win streak snapped but continue to be one of the hottest teams in the country have only lost 3 times since November. The Panthers will bring experience to this fight returning 3 starters from last year. Currently Northern Iowa is being lead in scoring by junior guard Anthony James (13.0 PPG) who actually comes off the bench. The Panthers also have a freshman stud in forward Seth Tuttle who averages 9.5 PPG. Tip-off is scheduled for 7pm and you can listen on 107.3 in the Richmond area and 102.1 in the Tidewater area. Also the game will be televised on ESPN2.

Below you can check out Head Coach Shaka Smart’s thoughts on “Talk to the Coach” with voice of the Rams Robby Robinson.

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