Topic: Shaka Smart
The reaction to video footage of the tirades by Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice suggests that the public is no longer willing to give coaches broad leeway when they turn to abusive tactics.
Shaka Smart coached his VCU Rams to an impressive victory over Wichita State Thursday night in Portland, Oregon. Second round NCAA men's basketball tournament action continues tonight on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.
The NCAA Final Four this year will feature a unique first. Yes, UConn and Kentucky are there, but Butler makes a return visit and has company in the form of VCU.
Butler is back in the Final Four again this year. And Virginia Commonwealth University has demonstrated more clearly than any statistical measure can reveal that they deserve all the respect major conference teams get.