Rutgers University has reached a $475,000 settlement agreement with Mike Rice, agreeing to pay the fired men’s basketball coach for the remaining two years of his contract, university officials announced Thursday night.
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.
Rutgers is turning to one of its greatest players to lead the basketball program out of one of its darkest hours and into a future that will see it enter the Big Ten Conference in 2014.
The board of governors announced that a widely-respected former state attorney general, John J. Farmer, will be the school’s new top lawyer. Farmer had been serving as dean of its Newark law school.
A former Robert Morris player has told school officials former coach Rice used a homophobic slur and threw a basketball at a player “once or twice” during his time at the university.
RU is pledging to get to the bottom of how a basketball coach who kicked and shoved players and used gay slurs as he yelled at them was allowed to stay on the job.
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.
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.
Gov. Chris Christie on Monday defended Rutgers University President Robert Barchi’s handling of the scandal involving men’s basketball coach Mike Rice.
Former Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti is getting $1.2 million in salary plus an iPad, car allowance and more than two years of health insurance coverage under a settlement agreement.
Embattled Rutgers president Robert Barchi will hold a town hall meeting at the school’s Newark campus Monday
The FBI is investigating whether a former Rutgers basketball employee Eric Murdock tried to extort the university.
According to the New York Times, Rutgers officials were long aware of disgraced former head coach Mike Rice’s abusive behavior toward players.
“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.
Clouds of controversy has surrounded the Rutgers basketball program in April.