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Congratulations to the VCU Rams for defeating Georgetown last night. Now we get to keep dancing.

If you have not yet purchased tickets for the 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament third round, they are still available. The Rams will face Purdue University at 7:10 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, March 20, at the United Center in Chicago.

Tournament information

United Center, Chicago, IL
Sunday, March 20
Ticket price: $81 per session
Requests must be made online through VCUAthletics.com.

Ticket availability

All orders will be allocated based on current donor level and the priority point system. Ram Athletic Fund members will be allocated first, followed by season ticket holders and the general public. A limited number of tickets is available to purchase through the VCU Ticket Office. These tickets are the only tickets we have to accommodate requests from the team, students, season ticket holders and Ram Athletics Fund members.

Ticket distribution

All tickets will be distributed at the VCU will-call located at the tournament site. Tickets will be issued only to the purchaser and are not transferable for someone else to pick up. Everyone must show ID to pick up at will call.

Broadcast

VCU's game in Chicago will be broadcast on TBS. Check your local cable or satellite provider for channel information in your area.

TBS can be found on the following stations in the Richmond area:

Comcast: 35 (standard), 232 (high-def)
Verizon FiOS: 52 (standard), 552 (high-def)
DirectTV: 247 (standard), 247-1 (high-def)
Dish Network: 139 (standard and high-def)

Pregame Social in Chicago

Join Rams fans for food and drinks before tomorrow's big game.

3-5 p.m. Sunday, March 20
WestEnd Sport Bar
1326 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60607-1932
(312) 981-7100

Hotel information

The Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
$129 for a king or double/double bedroom
5 percent of every room night booked will be donated to the Ram Athletic Fund.

Richmond-area watch parties

Champps at Stony Point
9202 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235
804-323-6053

Glory Days Bar and Grill  
10466 Ridgefield Parkway
Richmond, VA 23233
804-754-3710

Home Team Grill  
1630 W. Main St. at Vine Street
Richmond, VA 23114
804-254-7360

Mulligan's  
1323 W. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23230
804-346-8686

Quaker Steak and Lube  
8000 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23294
804-217-WING

Chili's at VCU  
355 W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23284
804-828-8484

WingZone  
8310 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23228
804-553-1515

T-Miller's  
500 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
804-648-2255

Dave & Buster's
4001 Brownstone Blvd.
Glen Allen, VA 23060
804-967-7399

AND ONE

VCU is going dancing!!! For the 10th time in school history, the Virginia Commonwealth University men’s basketball team is playing in NCAA Tournament. The VCU Rams play in the third round tomorrow night.

This year’s success is correlated with the success of the Ram Athletic Fund in 2009-10. As many of you know, the Shoot for 1,000 Campaign was incredible, yielding a 52 percent increase - from 821 to 1,249 - in our donor base! We thank all of you for this success, and we appreciate your loyalty and dedication.

It’s important to understand that our athletic and academic achievements have come despite limited resources. VCU ranks in the bottom third of the 12 CAA basketball schools in terms of total donors. Intrastate rivals James Madison, William & Mary and Old Dominion have 4,395, 3,185 and 2,420 donors, respectively. VCU student-athletes compete between the lines and in the classroom for their school, their teams and for you the fans. Now, we’d like to ask you to compete for them.

That’s why we’re announcing the creation of a brand-new fundraising initiative, AND ONE. The AND ONE Campaign asks, simply, that each of our current supporters sign up just one new member to the Ram Athletic Fund.

You could talk with a friend with whom you attend every game, your co-workers who talk about the Rams at the water cooler or your neighbor who is a VCU alumnus. These are the people who we’d like to ask you to get involved. We have big goals at VCU, reaching national prominence on the field and in the classroom among them, and the Rams need your help to reach them.

The Ram Athletic Fund is the lifeblood of our VCU Athletics. No matter the size of the contribution, a gift will directly impact VCU’s 260 student-athletes as well as coaches and programs. Your generous support provides our student-athletes with the necessary tools to earn degrees, win championships and become leaders.

As a current donor, you will receive an additional 25 priority points by signing up just one new member to the Ram Athletic Fund. All new donors signed up through the AND ONE program will receive two free tickets to a select men’s basketball game during the 2011-12 season. Click here to sign up or to print a pledge card.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via phone or e-mail. Thanks for all that you do. Go RAMS!!!

Vic Cegles
Director, Ram Athletic Fund
vpcegles@vcu.edu
(804) 828-4771

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