The "michael doles" game
The atmosphere Litos witnessed during VCU’s 73-51 win over Richmond on Dec. 9 might as well be light years away from that first game. That night, the Rams played before their seventh consecutive sellout of more than 7,600. Some 2,000 students packed the end zones to form what he calls – and many agree – the best atmosphere in the CAA. He knows it wasn’t always this way. He also believes he knows the night when it all began to change, when the gods of basketball fanaticism began to favor VCU. It was when the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center (formerly the Alltel Pavilion) went from a nice, functional building to a “weapon”: It was Feb. 26, 2005. Some fans refer to it as “The Michael Doles Game”.