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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Randy Bennett
The NCAA has placed Saint Mary's on four years' probation for "failure to monitor its men's basketball program," reducing scholarships after it says the perennial mid-major power committed several recruiting violations.
One of the most powerful mid-major programs in college basketball has been found guilty of breaking some big-time rules.
Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett received a new 10-year contract Friday, keeping him at the successful mid-major school through 2021.
March Madness is bigger this year. Better? Most of the Big East Conference thinks so. Colorado, Virginia Tech, St. Mary's and a few others would surely disagree.
Saint Mary's head coach Randy Bennett yells to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boise State in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
Bennett said he takes "full responsibility" for the mistakes but thought the penalties were too harsh.