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Rutgers Scandal

Time For An Overhaul Following Scandal

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 09.21.2013 | College

A report commissioned by Rutgers University after a scandal led to the ousting of its basketball coach and athletic director finds breakdowns in commu...

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.

Time To Take College Presidents Out Of Sports?

AP | AARON BEARD | Posted 06.06.2013 | College

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Holden Thorp is packing up after nearly five years as chancellor at the University of North Carolina, preparing for his next job ...

A Brief History Of Recent Rutgers' Scandals

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 08.01.2013 | Sports

On Nov. 20 of last year, Rutgers was on top of the college athletics world. On that date, decades of building a once-moribund athletic ...

Former Player Backs Up Allegations Against Rutgers AD

AP | STEVE MEGARGEE | Posted 05.30.2013 | Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A former Tennessee volleyball player has written a blog post backing up her teammates' accusations that incoming Rutgers athletic ...

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.

Rutgers Chief Gets Big Endorsement

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL and KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 05.29.2013 | College

NEWARK, N.J. -- Rutgers University's president, a neuroscientist, was brought in last year to turn the school into a medical sciences powerhouse, but ...

Rutgers Pushes Back In Wake Of New Scandal

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 07.28.2013 | Sports

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that he has "absolute confidence" in the president of Rutgers University even as some...

Another Sports Scandal Hits Rutgers

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 07.26.2013 | Sports

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to speak with Rutgers officials about a report that the athletic director hired to clean up ...

'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.

Fired Rutgers AD Still Getting $1.2 Million And An iPad

AP | Posted 04.08.2013 | Sports

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Former Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti is getting $1.2 million in salary, plus an iPad, car allowance and more than two ...

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...

Rutgers Basketball Scandal Timeline

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.05.2013 | Sports

A timeline of key events in a scandal that led to the firing of Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice and the resignation of Athletic Director Tim ...

Rutgers AD Resigns

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 06.05.2013 | Sports

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Rutgers' coaching scandal spiraled deeper Friday, bringing down the popular athletic director and a school vice president ...