I'm back...but Jamil Tucker isn't

Today is the sixth day that I have been without electricity in the wake of the recent snowstorm that blanketed Virginia (and elsewhere). No power means no computer and no television, so I've been way out of the loop. Fortunately (or unfortunately), I still have the BlackBerry, and even though it's difficult to post from this thing, I need to get back on the horse...especially since there's some big news from the Men's Basketball program:

Virginia men’s head basketball coach Tony Bennett has dismissed Jamil Tucker from the team for academic reasons.

“We expect our student-athletes to perform to certain standards academically and Jamil has not met those standards,” Bennett said. “We wish him well and will provide assistance where we can, but he is no longer a member of our team.”

So that's that. Tucker never seemed to be a good fit for the Bennett system, in the best of circumstances, but it appears that academics is the reason for the announcement. We also wish Jamil the best, wherever he ends up.

In the meantime, UVa hits the court again tonight to take on Hampton.