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With Wade gone to LSU, VCU replaces him with Rice's Rhoades

With Wade gone to LSU, VCU replaces him with Rice's Rhoades

RICHMOND — Will Wade is leaving VCU to take over LSU after guiding the Rams to the NCAA tournament in both his seasons as coach.

VCU wasted little time in finding Wade’s replacement, hiring Rice coach Mike Rhoades, a former Rams assistant and longtime Randolph-Macon head coach. Rhoades will be introduced at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Siegel Center.

Wade guided the Rams to the Atlantic 10 championship game and the NCAA tournament in both of his seasons. He agreed to a six-year contract with LSU, a person familiar with the negotiations said.

LSU vice chancellor and athletic director Joe Alleva flew to Richmond on Sunday with deputy AD Eddie Nunez and met with Wade for...

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