+5 Meeting for its first same-conference matchup in more than a decade, the Richmond Spiders and VCU Rams face off in a thrilling, sold-out men's basketball battle that goes into raucous overtime. It's a good game all around, though the Spiders emerge victorious, ending VCU's 13-game winning streak. That's gotta Smart.
+2 Speaking of VCU, James Finley, the women's volleyball coach who says he was fired because of his sexual orientation, lands a new job as head volleyball coach at Seattle University. Now he'll just have to deal with discriminating coffee drinkers.
-1 Tappahannock native and singing star Chris Brown is investigated for an alleged assault on Frank Ocean outside a West Hollywood club. First he hits a woman, now he may have jumped a gay R&B star? At least he's an equal opportunity jackass.
-2 Known as one half of the "Real Housewives" couple who crashed a White House state dinner, Tareq Salahi announces a visit to Richmond as a "celebrity candidate" for Virginia governor. Get used to him. Even the Secret Service can't keep him away.
+4 Aditya Kannoth of Moody Middle and Tejas Muthusamy of Rivers Edge Elementary go head to head for 25 rounds of a district-wide spelling bee, ending in a late-night tie and the need to extend the contest another week. Talk about a long spell.