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An Open Letter to Former Rutgers Basketball Coach Mike Rice

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Tyson Hartnett

You're in the news trying to clear your name and say that you're not a monster. Unfortunately for you, millions of people saw the footage, and millions of people know the truth.

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 ...

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?!

Can Women Bring Civility to Our Playing Fields?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2013 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The bold move of hiring Julie Hermann as the new athletic director of Rutgers University signaled an important recognition in the sports world: not only can women do a 'man's job', but a female touch may be just what that world needs.

More Embarrassment For Rutgers

AP | By RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 07.10.2013 | Sports

New Rutgers basketball coach Eddie Jordan is not a graduate of the university as the school had claimed, another embarrassment for an athletic program...

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 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: Rutgers Hire New Coach

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 06.18.2013 | Sports

NEWARK, N.J. — Rutgers is turning to one of its greatest players to lead the basketball program past an embarrassing coaching scandal and into i...

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...

Coaches Should Mentor, Not Bully

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

There is no need for a coach to abuse his power in order to gain the respect of his players. The players at Rutgers deserve a coach that mentors, not a bully that demoralizes.

'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.

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 ...

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...

Willful Cluelessness at Rutgers

Patricia McGuire | Posted 06.07.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

What did the president know and when did he know it? If the answer is absolutely nothing, then the president cannot lead.

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...

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 ...

Whistleblower Sues Rutgers

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 06.05.2013 | Sports

EAST HANOVER, N.J. — A former Rutgers University employee who made public the video that led to the basketball coach's dismissal and the athleti...

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 ...

Report: Rutgers AD Out

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 06.05.2013 | Sports

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- A person familiar with the decision says Tim Pernetti is out as Rutgers athletic director. The person spoke on condition of ...

Two Rutgers Players Defend Fired Coach

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 06.04.2013 | Sports

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Two Rutgers basketball players on Mike Rice's team say the fired coach wasn't the abusive tyrant he appears to be on a widely...

Assistant Coach Resigns Amidst Rutgers Scandal

Posted 04.04.2013 | Sports

Jimmy Martelli, an assistant under former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice, has also left the program amidst a player abuse scandal. Rice was fi...

College Players Have Little Defense Against Abusive Coaches

Dan Grunfeld | Posted 06.04.2013 | Sports
Dan Grunfeld

I don't know any of the Rutgers players, or how they felt about their coach, but I know the way he treated them involved bullying, intimidation, and abuse. There is no room for that in the sports world, especially amongst student-athletes.