The University of Texas at Austin has hired an independent investigator following allegations of academic fraud within the men’s basketball program. The allegations were brought to light in an article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education last Wednesday.
According to numerous reports, what has been rumored for days has come true: Shaka Smart is leaving VCU to become the University of Texas’s next head basketball coach.
Yesterday's UCLA-Texas game from Reliant Stadium in Houston was billed as a battle between two college basketball heavyweights. For the 2,797 who showed up (it was, we hear, even less than that in reality) it was instead a bout between lousy squads that are but a shadow of the competitive teams they once were.