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Rutgers Scandal

Lessons From Rutgers

Richard D. Legon | Posted 08.26.2013 | Sports
Richard D. Legon

To the extent that Rutgers offers a lesson, it is about the need for institutional leadership to provide a higher level of attention to athletics programs, most especially those programs that are or have moved more intentionally to greater national prominence.

A Student-Centered Athletic Culture?

Clark Power | Posted 07.29.2013 | Sports
Clark Power

If we can learn anything from this latest Rutgers controversy, it is that in a "student-centered" athletic environment, the student athletes ought to be consulted and taken seriously, particularly when allegations of abuse arise.

'I Would Have Smacked the Hell Out Of Him'

Posted 04.11.2013 | Sports

Mike Rice is lucky that none of the players he coached at Rutgers thought like Kobe Bryant. Bryant was asked on Wednesday how he would have reacted...

A Failure of Process

Dave Tomar | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Dave Tomar

I can tell you from personal experience that the bureaucratic inefficiency at Rutgers makes transferring classes or campuses an absolute administrative nightmare. But transferring blame takes almost no effort at all.

Coaches Behaving Very Badly

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 06.10.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

College athletics is supposed to be a learning and personal growth experience for young men. It is supposed to teach values like teamwork, self-discipline, honesty and courage.

How to Fix College Coaching

David Berri | Posted 06.08.2013 | Sports
David Berri

As long as schools place winning -- and the ticket sales winning generates -- above the welfare of the students, it seems unlikely we are going to see athletic directors and presidents alter their behavior.

ESPN Cameraman Hit By Water Balloon At Rutgers

Posted 04.06.2013 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing ESPN's John Barr was on the Rutgers campus for the facepalm-inducing press conference of Rutgers president Robert B...