I was pretty happy that VCU even made it into the NCAA tournament much less made it to the final four!!! This has been an incredible team to watch. They are the utimate underdogs that nobody gave a chance much less bet money on – sorry for the upsets.
Thank you Rams for playing beyond your ability and for standing tall against a lot of taller guys. Everybody knows who VCU is now!!
When folks ask me “where did you go to school?.” I usually say I went to a university in Virginia. Then I quickly add, not UVA, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Most folks in silicon valley have never heard of VCU and usually I receive a puzzeled look, as if they have heard of the school….but are not sure where so they just give a polite smile.
Folks out here are also not used to states being referred to as commonwealths either. So they assume its some kind of small private university; which being situated in the heart of an old southern capital and with 20+ thousand students, VCU is anything but rural and private.
Though not an ivy league school by any stretch, I have always been proud of my time and education there in the late 80’s. I am not sure if it was the excellent business school or all of my art school and ROTC roommates who made for a very entertaining and unpredictable social life.