2017 VCU BLACK AND GOLD GAME INFORMATION

RICHMOND, Va. – The 2017-18 basketball season will kick off on Saturday, Oct. 14 with the annual VCU Black and Gold Game. The day is packed full of goodies for VCU Basketball fans young and old. Check it out:

WHAT: VCU Black and Gold Game
   Includes: Men's basketball intrasquad scrimmage, women's basketball intrasquad scrimmage and a VCU Men's Basketball Alumni Game.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m. (Doors open at 1 p.m. to general public, Noon for Rowdy Ram members)
WHERE: E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
PRICE: FREE (All seats general admission)
MEDIA: Radio - 910 AM (Fox Sports Richmond)

ROWDY RAMS
Rowdy Ram membership card and t-shirt pick up for students will start at noon outside of the east entrance to the arena.

PARKING
Parking will be available for cash only sales on Saturday in the Broad Street and Laurel Street Decks for $10 per vehicle. Parking can also be purchased in advance by clicking here. Please note the UU Lot will not be available during the Black and Gold Game.

MEN'S BASKETBALL TICKET SALES
VCU Men's Basketball four-game ticket plans and Women's Basketball Season tickets will be for sale at the East Ticket Office, starting at 1 p.m.

MEN'S BASKETBALL AUTOGRAPH SESSION

  • After the conclusion of the women's basketball team scrimmage, there will be an exclusive autograph session for Junior Rowdy Rams Kids Club members only 
  • The entire men's basketball team will be signing autographs on the West Concourse 
  • Kids Club members will need to stop by the Kids Club table in the lobby to pick up a wristband that is required for access to the autograph session.  Current Kids Club members will be guaranteed to receive a wristband if they arrive at the table before tip-off
  • Kids Club memberships will be for sale and membership package items will be available for pick up at the game
  • Autograph photos featuring the 2017-18 Men's Basketball team picture will be provided. Only one autograph photo will be provided per Kids Club member with a wristband
  • Kids Club members will only be able to have one item signed by the players, either the provided team photo or another approved item (a photo/poster, basketball, t-shirt, etc.)

HURRICANE RELIEF FOOD DRIVE
Members of the VCU Student-Athlete Advisory Committe (SAAC) will be outside the East Entrance of the Siegel Center collecting non-perishable food items to support relief efforts aiding those affected by hurricanes in Puerto Rico.  

MEN'S BASKETBALL BLACK AND GOLD GAME (2 p.m.)
Black Team versus Gold Team 
Rules: Two 20-minute halves with a running clock until 4:00 remaining in each half. Halftime will be five minutes in length.
Rosters: TBA

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL BLACK AND GOLD GAME (Following men's game)
Black Team versus Gold Team
Rules: 10-minute scrimmage (running clock)
Rosters: TBA

VCU MEN'S BASKETBALL ALUMNI GAME (Following women's game)
Black Team versus Gold Team
Rules: Two 16-minute periods (running clock). Halftime will be five minutes in length. The clock will stop in the last two minutes of each half.

Rosters
Black: Lionel Bacon, Joey Rodriguez, Scott Weinstein, Vince Wilson, Larry Sanders, Mark Adams, Bernard Hopkins. Coaches: Eric Maynor, Bradford Burgess, Brian Whitley, Dave Chaney and Rodney Ashby

Gold: Bo Jones, Kirill Pishchalnikov, Matt Coward, Stanley Davis, Patrick Lee, Will Dickerson, Kendrick Warren. Coaches: Calvin Duncan, Ed Sherod, Rolando Lamb, Ken Jones, Tim Harris

Special Guests:
Dr. Charles McLeod, Steve Harvey, Len Creech (Honorary Director of Alumni Basketball Operations