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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.

How An Event At Rutgers Changed James Gandolfini

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.21.2013 | College

While James Gandolfini was a student at Rutgers University, something happened that he once said could be the reason he became an actor. Gandolfini...

Controversial Rutgers Official Has Her First Day At Work

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 08.17.2013 | College

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Saying she has already rolled up her sleeves and is ready to work, Julie Hermann took over as Rutgers' athletic director with...

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 ...

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 ...

Still in a Very Deep Rut

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 07.28.2013 | Sports
Robert J. Elisberg

For a school like Rutgers that specifically is trying to clean up a scandal of physical and verbal abuse by a coach -- what on earth kind of due diligence are they doing?? Is anyone in charge there?!

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...

Rutgers Official Resists Calls For Resignation

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 07.27.2013 | Sports

NEWARK, N.J. — Julie Hermann is not resigning as Rutgers' incoming athletic director following a report that 16 years ago she humiliated and emo...

Rutgers Introduces New Basketball Coach

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 06.23.2013 | Sports

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — With his voice quivering at times, Eddie Jordan returned to Rutgers and took over as coach of the scandal-marred basketbal...

Rutgers Suspends Lacrosse Coach

AP | Posted 04.19.2013 | Sports

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Rutgers University has suspended its head men's lacrosse coach as it investigates allegations of verbal abuse. The university ...

Rutgers To Pay Fired Coach $475,000

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 06.18.2013 | Sports

TRENTON, N.J. — Rutgers University has reached a $475,000 settlement agreement with Mike Rice, agreeing to pay the fired men's basketball coach ...

Report: Rutges Close To Landing New Coach

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 04.14.2013 | Sports

-- A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press that Eddie Jordan is nearing an agreement with Rutgers to replace Mike Rice as coa...

Moody's Credit Warning To Rutgers

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business

By Hilary Russ April 12 (Reuters) - The scandal over abusive behavior by the now-fired men's basketball coach at Rutgers University thr...

'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...

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.

Bullying Reaches Beyond Schoolhouse Walls

Randy Rosenberger | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Randy Rosenberger

As former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice showed the most repellent on-court demeanor since Bobby Knight, outside observers have voiced their annoyance about the rise of dictatorial coaches. However, the fact remains the coach-as-bully is learned behavior and it starts early.

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.

John Celock

Christie Opponent Attacks 'Lack Of Leadership' After Rutgers Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

The controversy at Rutgers University over how the New Jersey school handled accusations that the men's basketball coach abused players is quickly bec...

Rutgers Coach Abuse Scandal Forces Internal Investigation

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Sports

(Recasts with Christie support of Rutgers president, calls for president's resignation) By David Jones NEWARK, N.J., Apr...

Rutgers President To Hold Town Hall In Newark

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 06.08.2013 | College

NEWARK, N.J. — When Rutgers University President Robert Barchi visits the school's Newark campus Monday, he will encounter some students and fac...

Rutgers Basketball Scandal Deepens

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 06.07.2013 | Sports

The FBI is investigating whether a former Rutgers basketball employee tried to extort the university before he made videos that showed ex-coach Mike R...

F.B.I. Investigating Former Rutgers Assistant

The New York Times | Posted 06.06.2013 | Sports

The F.B.I. is investigating whether the assistant at Rutgers who first voiced concerns about the abusive behavior of his boss, Mike Rice, tried to ext...

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 ...