Basketball Theology: VCU’s Terrifying “Havoc” Defense & the Gospel’s Empowerment

“I just want our kids training like a pack of wild dogs,” Roose said last month while wearing a “Wild Dog” T-shirt and camouflage cargo shorts. This, my friends, is why I think the basketball team of Virginia Commonwealth Union might go far (again) in the NCAA tournament. They train like “wild dogs,” and then [Read More...]

Shaka Smart & How Athletic Coaching Is Like Pastoring

Shaka Smart is the basketball coach of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond.  For two years in a row, his teams have made it to the national tournament and overachieved.  He’s coveted now by many larger schools who can pay him a great deal more money than VCU. But he just surprised the college basketball [Read More...]


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