Rutgers Scarlet Knights
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.
The resignation comes on the heels of ex-head coach Mike Rice being fired after a video showing the basketball coach verbally and physically abusing his players caused a public outcry.
Why isn’t Pernetti standing behind Rice on the unemployment line? He was keenly aware of the video that poisoned the airwaves long before we saw it.
Rutgers University’s fired basketball coach is due a $100,000 bonus for lasting through the season. Mike Rice was dismissed Wednesday after a video was made public of him kicking and shoving players and spewing gay slurs during practices.
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.
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.
UConn hasn’t lost at home to Rutgers in 36 years, and is 18-2 against the Scarlet Knights in Big East play.
Freshman JaKarr Sampson had 21 points and seven rebounds and St. John’s won its third straight with a 72-60 victory over Rutgers Wednesday night.
Myles Mack scored 13 points, including making two free throws with 32 seconds to play, and Rutgers beat St. John’s 58-56 on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.