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VCU Basketball Fan Attends Since 1999

By Curt Dozier and Markia Gore
VCU InSight

For Rick Childers the VCU basketball season is more than just fun and games–it’s become a way of life.

Going to places as far away as Cancun, Reno and Oklahoma City, Childers is as much a part of VCU basketball as its mascot, Rodney the Ram. The 52-year-old state police lieutenant keeps a very watchful eye on comparing his work and game schedules.

“I usually get a schedule and I’m making notes and sending my boss e-mails saying I need this day, this day and this day,” Childers said.

For Childers, those days add up to what he calls “the streak.”

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Pep-Band Director Talks About The ’09 Season

By Ben Schafer
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.–Coming off the disappointing finish in last year’s NCAA tournament, VCU InSight sat down with Ryan Kopacsi, Director of the VCU Pep-band, to see what changes he has in store for this year.

“I can say hands down that this is going to be the greatest season that we’ve had,” said Kopacsi.

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