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Capital City Classic

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Sport  Basketball
Meetings total  78
Trophy  None
All-time series  VCU leads, 50–28
Capital City Classic
First meeting  January 29, 1976 Richmond 71, VCU 65
Latest meeting  February 17, 2017 VCU 84, Richmond 73

The Capital City Classic is a college basketball series between the VCU Rams and the Richmond Spiders. Both schools are located within Virginia's state capital of Richmond—Virginia Commonwealth University has its non-medical campus in the Fan District at the western edge of downtown and its medical campus in the downtown neighborhood of Court End, while the University of Richmond is located 6 miles (9.7 km) away in the West End on the border with Henrico County. It often has a public school (VCU) vs private school (Richmond) mentality.

From 1995 to 2001, it was a conference rivalry in the Colonial Athletic Association, before Richmond left for the Atlantic 10 Conference (A10). In 2012, it once again became a conference rivalry with VCU's arrival in the A10. The rivalry has been known under a number of different names over the years, including the Black & Blue Classic, before being renamed the Capital City Classic for the 2014–15 season.

All-time results

Richmond victories are shaded in ██ blue. VCU victories shaded in ██ gold.

References

Capital City Classic Wikipedia


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