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Report Calls For Rutgers’ Board To Take Tighter Control Of Athletics Department

The report calls for the university’s board and central administration to take tighter control of the finances and communications of the athletics department at New Jersey’s flagship state university.

07/22/2013

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A New Era Begins: Julie Hermann Starts Tenure As Rutgers’ Athletic Director

The embattled Hermann showed up for work before most of her employees on Monday morning and started the task of leading an embarrassed athletic department back to respectability and into the Big Ten Conference in 2014.

06/17/2013

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A Timeline Of Rutgers’ Incredible Fall From Grace

It’s been an incredible fall from grace for Rutgers’ university athletics after the promise of their move to the Big Ten.

06/01/2013

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Governor Chris Christie Plans To Speak With Rutgers Officials Over Hermann

The Hermann problem has popped up when many thought the worst was over, and that the Rutgers athletic department could start focusing on its move to the Big Ten in 2014.

05/26/2013

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Rutgers Suspends Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Amid Allegations Of Verbal Abuse

Rutgers has suspended its head men’s lacrosse coach as it investigates allegations of verbal abuse. The university announced the suspension on Friday, saying that Brian Brecht will continue to be paid.

04/19/2013

Rutgers University President Robert L Barchi addresses the media during a press conference at Rutgers University announcing the resignation of Athletic Director Tim Pernetti on April 5, 2013 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Rutgers Reviewing All Sports Practice Videos, Commissioning Independent Probe Into Basketball Scandal

Rutgers University is reviewing practice videos of all sports to see if any coach engaged in behavior like the type that cost men’s basketball coach Mike Rice his job.

04/08/2013

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Former Dean Carl Kirschner Named Interim Athletic Director At Rutgers

Rutgers is turning to former dean Carl Kirschner to run its athletic department amid the basketball scandal that led to the firing of coach Mike Rice and the resignation of athletic director Tim Pernetti.

04/08/2013

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Rutgers President Robert Barchi To Hold Town Hall Meeting In Newark

Embattled Rutgers president Robert Barchi will hold a town hall meeting at the school’s Newark campus Monday

04/07/2013

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FBI Investigating Whether Former Rutgers Assistant Tried To Extort University

The FBI is investigating whether a former Rutgers basketball employee Eric Murdock tried to extort the university.

04/07/2013

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New Twist In Messy Rutgers Scandal, Report Says FBI Is Looking Into Former RU Assistant

“That’s clearly not true, Mr. Murdock acted without any motivation for money when he brought this to the attention of Rutgers in June of 2012. It’s Rutgers who didn’t act,” said attorney Barry Kozyra.

04/06/2013

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Eric Murdock Files Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Rutgers University

Erick Murdock’s lawsuit is a classic whistleblower claim. He said he brought misconduct to the university’s attention, and Rutgers retaliated by firing him.

04/05/2013

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Rutgers Players Judge, Johnson Defend Fired Coach Mike Rice

Two RU basketball players on Rice’s team say the fired coach wasn’t the abusive tyrant he appears to be on a widely viewed video that ultimately cost him his job.

04/05/2013

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Kallas: Did Mike Rice Have To Be Fired? Of Course He Did

In the 21st century, you simply can’t put your hands on a kid. Or throw balls at a kid. Or kick a kid. Or use homophobic slurs toward a kid. Rice did all of these things and still kept his job, until now. And that’s the scariest thing of all.

04/03/2013

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Video Shows Rutgers Basketball Coach Mike Rice Verbally, Physically Abusing Players

The video immediately garnered national attention, as Rice is seen both physically and verbally abusing his players. The head coach included gay slurs in his rants and even threw basketballs at his players.

04/02/2013