Shaka Smart Extends his Horns



It was tentatively announced today that Shaka Smart ’99 will be leaving Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to join the coaching staff at the University of Texas. Going from a ram to a longhorn, Smart will reportedly earn just shy of $3 million a season, plus bonus; however, his contract with VCU requires him to pay a $500,000 fine to VCU and Texas must play in a home-and-home series. At VCU Smart made $1.8 million a season.  Continue reading

Alumnus, VCU Coach Featured as March Madness Kicks off

Shaka Smart ’99 is leading Virginia Commonwealth University’s basketball team to the NCAA tournament for the second time in four years. This week, as Smart faces off against The Ohio State University, the Washington Post and the Columbus Dispatch both published stories about the Kenyon alum. Continue reading

Shaka Smart Honored Through the Majesty of Song

This may be a touch late, but it’s never a bad time to honor a Kenyon grad.  While the VCU Rams made an early and rather unfortunate exit from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Saturday night, Shaka Smart ’99 has been saluted by Virginia-based The Right On Band.  The song is a remix of last year’s “Shaka’s Got ‘Em Believin'” updated for the 2012 season.  The Richmond Times-Dispatch picked up the track on Saturday. While Indiana downed VCU’s title chances for 2012, the smoothness of Blue Swede lives on.