ARLINGTON, Va. - With less than a month left before the start of college basketball, the coaches that make up the Colonial Athletic Association ascended upon Champps Restaurant in Pentagon Row in Arlington, Va.

VCU Head Coach Shaka Smart spent the day zipping from interview to interview and learned that his Rams were picked third in the conference's preseason poll, selected by the league's coaches, media and Sports Information Directors. One of the key leaders of Smart's squad, senior point guard Joey Rodriguez was honored with Preseason All-CAA First Team accolades.

With multiple media outlets from up and down the East Coast represented, wanted to try and make it easy to find all the links about yesterday's festivities.

VCU hoping payoff for CBI crown comes in 2010-11 - Tim Pearrell, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Familiar teams atop early CAA men's basketball poll - Brian Mull, Star News Online

CAA Basketball: It's a Three-Horse Race - Patrick Stevens,

Unsure Where to Begin, Unsure Where to End - Mike Litos,

JMU's No. 4 - Mark Selig, Daily News Record Photo Gallery Video Vault

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