You can’t run with the big dogs if you sit on the porch.
You can’t run with the big dogs if you pee like a puppy.
Then there’s always the politician’s creed:
It’s always easy when you’re spending other people’s money.
…VCU’s overall university fee will increase $50 per full-time student for the 2011-12 school year, and the athletics department will receive a greater percentage of total fee revenue than it did in 2010-11…
Nearly two-thirds of the new fee money for athletics is targeted for improvements to men’s basketball, including helping to fund salary increases for Smart and his staff, Lepley said. Smart became a target for an opening at North Carolina State before agreeing to a contract that includes about $1.2 million in guaranteed annual compensation, roughly triple that for this past season. Smart also earned around $300,000 in bonuses this past season.
Efforts to reach VCU athletics officials Monday were unsuccessful…
I guess VCU decided that they couldn’t count on increased ticket sales to fund the new salaries.