Tubby Smith has a fire in his belly

Tubby Smith
Tubby Smith - photo by Bruce Bisping | Star Tribune

As Virginia Commonwealth’s athletic directorNorwood Teague helped raise money for a new $10 million practice facility, saw the Rams reach the Final Four for the first time in program history and persuaded sought-after coach Shaka Smart to stay put.  That’s a lot of success at a mid-major school, or any place for that matter. Well, Teague will have to keep up the hard work at: There are plenty of men’s basketball issues that need his attention.  First, there is the contract status of head coach , who hasn’t won an tournament game here and is 38-52 in the Big Ten over five seasons.


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