Video tour of VCU’s new $25 million practice facility

Colleges across the nation are having a tough time receiving donations to improve campus life. They need money to upgrade classrooms, create bigger parking structures, or just make the overall environment better for students.

On the other hand, there are schools like Virginia Commonwealth University that are building a multi-million dollar practice facility for the men’s basketball team.

Take a few minutes to watch Chris Kowalczyk of Around the Horns, take you on a tour and explain how it’s being constructed.

How does a school like VCU get such a prestigious practice facility you may ask? Thats easy, winning games. Former head coach Shaka Smart took the Rams from virtually an unknown to a top 25 team year after year.

This just shows another reason why athletics are so important to a university.

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