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Nathan Fenno looks in on the Georgetown Hoyas and collegiate sports.

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Thoughts on Shaka Smart's future

HOUSTON -- The season hasn't been over for 24 hours, but questions about the future of Virginia Commonwealth University coach Shaka Smart hang over the school.

Money gap illustrates VCU's unlikely run

HOUSTON -- You can examine seeds or win differential or a hundred other statistics, but the starkest perspective on Virginia Commonwealth University's run to the Final Four comes from money.

Grandfather's loss lingers for VCU's Smart

HOUSTON -- During an interlude at Reliant Stadium Thursday afternoon, one group of photographers took pictures of another group taking pictures of Virginia Commonwealth University coach Shaka Smart being interviewed by ESPN.

Smart's technical shows other side of coach

SAN ANTONIO -- Usually Shaka Smart is a bastion of calm during basketball games. The Virginia Commonwealth University coach's tie stays tightened, sleeves remain buttoned and face devoid of unease or panic.