Rutgers Scarlet Knights
New Rutgers basketball coach Eddie Jordan is not a graduate of the university as the school had claimed, another embarrassment for an athletic program still smarting from the firing of previous coach Mike Rice.
Rutgers introduced Eddie Jordan as its new men’s basketball coach on Tuesday, turning to a name from the school’s past as it seeks to move forward from a scandal that forced the firing of coach Mike Rice.
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.
A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press that Eddie Jordan is nearing an agreement with Rutgers to replace Mike Rice as coach.
In the wake of Mike Rice being fired, Rutgers University has offered the head coaching position of the men’s basketball team to Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
The game, which will be held on April 27, will allow 22 children — from sixth grade to eighth grade — affected by Superstorm Sandy to participate in the final five minutes of the contest.
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.
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.
According to the New York Times, Rutgers officials were long aware of disgraced former head coach Mike Rice’s abusive behavior toward players.
Clouds of controversy has surrounded the Rutgers basketball program in April.
Following the compound leg fracture to Kevin Ware, the Louisville Cardinals say they’re “playing harder.”
According to CBSSports.com, former UCLA head coach Ben Howland is “intrigued” by the open Rutgers post and third-party discussions have taken place.
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.
The jig is up for the NCAA. No longer is the product pure or different than the money-grabbing, greedy professional product. Enjoy the Final Four for what it is this weekend: Basketball. Nothing more, nothing less.