I changed the title to Dick Vitale’s Apology to VCU then I changed the
paragraph at the bottom and deleted the Video. Below is the changed
As is the case every year when the NCAA men’s tournament bracket is
released on Selection Sunday, there were plenty of teams that were
given the cold shoulder by the selection committee, and just like
every other year,Dick Vitale was there to stick up for them.
This year Vitale was busy defending Colorado and Virginia Tech, who
were both left out of the Big Dance, despite having rather impressive
resumes. Colorado put up a solid 21-13 record, which included three
wins over Kansas State, who received a No. 5 seed in the tournament,
and one over Texas. As for Virginia Tech, they finished the season
with a 21-11 record, with two of those wins coming against Florida
State, and one over Duke.
Vitale also vouched for St. Mary’s and Harvard, while voicing his
displeasure over the selections of UAB and VCU.
So how unjust was the committee’s decision to pick UAB and VCU over
Colorado and Virginia Tech? As Vitale would describe it, it was a lot
like “picking Rosanne Barr over Scarlett Johnsson in a beauty
Ouch! I’m not sure which is more harsh: VT and Colorado’s snubs, or
Before watching the video below I would like to apologize and update
you on VCU’s success in the tournament they deserve to be in:
For a team that barely made it into the tournament, and had to defeat
USC in the inaugural First Four, VCU kept it rolling Sunday night to
advance to the first Sweet 16 in the school’s history.
VCU will compete in the Sweet 16 later this week against Florida
State, in which they can continue to keep a run going, and perhaps be
the unsung team of this year’s tournament like George Mason was a few
years ago from the same CAA conference VCU is in.
The Rams have the talent to play with anyone in the country, and will
definitely keep it competitive. For now, though, the team that most
argued should never have received an at-large bid is still dancing on
into the Sweet 16.