VCU’s Siegel Center erupted last night as more than 5,000 fans hosted a midnight welcome home party, and sang “Happy Birthday” to the night’s 12-point earner, Brandon Rozzell.
See the final seconds of the game, the trophy being awarded, and the game ball presentation in the locker room.
The Final Four showdown with the Butler Bulldogs takes place Saturday, April 2 in Houston’s Reliant Stadium. Tip-off is at 6:09 p.m. EST. We’re behind you all the way, Rams, and Coach Shaka Smart, ”we’re not done yet!”
A hearty congratulations goes out to the University of Richmond Spiders and the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams as they take to the national stage of play for the NCAA “Sweet 16″!
Richmonders will converge upon the Canal Walk Turning Basin to congratulate and wish well both teams today, Wednesday, at 5 p.m. Mayor Dwight Jones, UR President Edward Ayers and VCU President Michael Rao will be on-hand to join in the celebration with cheerleaders, music, banners, and decorated Canal Boats. The first 500 ralliers will receive a free t-shirt emblazoned with the RVA “Sweet 16″ logo.
Follow the journey this Friday as the UR Spiders face Kansas at 7:27 p.m. and the VCU Rams take on Florida State at 9:57 p.m., both in the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.
If the roar of Late Model engines gets your heart pumping, then you need to be at the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 at Martinsville Speedway, October 1-3, 2010!
Practice, time trials and heat races set the stage for what will be an intense main event. Make a weekend of it! Twenty-two drivers will secure their starting positions through time trials on October 2nd. The remainder of the field will be set through four 25-lap heat races on October 3rd … think of it as racing before the race!
To the victor goes the sweet spoil of a $25,000 payday - by far the largest purse to be had in Late Model Stock racing.
Image Courtesy Martinsville Speedway
Who can you expect to see vie for the dough? Virginia’s best and then some! Regulars from South Boston, Motor Mile, Langley, Soutside, Lonesome Pine, Franklin County, and even nearby North Carolina drivers will race for the big bucks. Even teams from as far away as Georgia, Texas and New Jersey have made the trip for famous Martinsville rubbing!
Ready for racin’? Tickets are $20 for adults and children 12 and under are free! Secure yours by calling 1-877-RACE-TIX or order online at www.MartinsvilleSpeedway.com.
Kids who love to dig in the dirt will find the archeology camp at Castlewood in Chesterfield County a fun way to spend the week. Then again, there is also a camp for kids who love to mix water with their dirt. James Madison’s Montpelier (surprise!) is your go-to for mud action! Kids at this camp will be able to enjoy portions of the 2,560 acre estate … like the creeks!
Wave Riding Vehicles' Surf Camp in Sandbridge
Hey soccer mom, here are impressive camps for your little kicker. Who knew that the Martinsville area would be THE place to have major influences like British and Brazilian teams conducting a camp? Register soon and your kid will be sporting a replica jersey from the respective camp they’re attending. (That’s in addition to the other awesome swag!)
Speaking of swag, how well does Billabong ring in the mind of your ‘tween or teen? Down in Sandbridge (south of Virginia Beach), Surf & Adventure Co. offers the Billabong Surf Camp for the guys and the Billabong Chica Surf Camp for the gals. Learn the basics (and maybe a few advanced maneuvers) of surfing and take home a Billabong goodie bag, too! Can’t make it during one of the scheduled camps? No worries. The cool dudes at S&A will give you your own mini camp, so long as there are at least four of you.
Ichthyology – ich·thy·ol·o·gy – noun - the study of icky things. Oh, wait. No, that’s the study of FISH, and if you have a child who wants to learn more about them, there’s a camp for that … on Wallops Island with the crew of the Marine Science Consortium. They offer a whole host of amazing camps for kids, grandparents/grandkids, parents/kids, etc. Check them out!
The few camps mentioned here are just a tip of the iceberg. You’re encouraged to check out our Camps for Kids section and plan a day, three-day, week, or two-week educational getaway for your little (and not-so-little) sponge! The knowledge they’ll soak up will astound you.