Conference moves women’s basketball championship to RVA

9/19/2013, 3 p.m.

— The Atlantic 10 Conference has entered a three-year partnership with the city of Richmond to bring the A-10 Women’s Basketball Championship to the Richmond Coliseum beginning in 2014.

“The opportunity to establish a long-term home for our women’s basketball championship and partner with the city of Richmond was one we could not pass up.

"We selected Richmond because it gives us the ability to build on our record attendance from last year’s championship and provide a true March Madness environment for our women’s basketball student-athletes,” said A-10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade.

The 2014 13-team event will take place at the Richmond Coliseum March 5-9, 2014. The championship will open with a play-in game on Wednesday the 5th, followed by four first-round games on Thursday. The four quarterfinal games will tip-off Friday morning followed by the semifinal round on Saturday which will be televised live nationally on CBS Sports Network. The finals will air live on ESPNU beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.