The Ram Athletic Fund hosted its annual Basketball Tip-Off Reception on Wednesday, November 10th in the E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. The event provided donors with the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the upcoming Women’s and Men’s Basketball seasons.

Hosted by VCU radio analyst Mike Litos, Women’s Basketball Head Coach Beth O’Boyle kicked off the evening discussing this year’s roster, the benefit to returning the top four scorers, the diversity of the team, a tough non-conference schedule and Atlantic 10 play. After the discussion with Litos, fans were able to participate in audience Q&A.

Following Coach O’Boyle, Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Rhoades took his turn at the mic, discussing an intense offseason, strategy behind scheduling the non-conference schedule, the strength of the A-10 conference and the assets of his coaching staff. Fans in the audience then asked about specific players and improvements made over the summer.