Give Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague credit. After firing Tubby Smith and striking out on Fred Hoiberg and Mick Cronin, Teague made a bold hire with Richard Pitino.
“Based upon recently revealed information and a review of previously discovered issues, Rutgers has terminated the contract of Mike Rice,” the school’s athletic department tweeted Wednesday.
I can still remember the first practice. It was right before Mike Rice’s first season at Rutgers, and it was unlike anything I’d ever witnessed before.
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.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
Building a college basketball program in a high-major conference requires time. It requires patience — especially if the school hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 1991.
Not much has come easily for C. Vivian Stringer during her Hall of Fame coaching career. So it was fitting that it took her five tries to become the fourth women’s basketball coach to have 900 victories.
The Billikens have all the ingredients to beat any team in the country, and are playing their best basketball at the perfect time.
Providence is very dangerous at home. And that’s bad news for Cincinnati.
A road game at Saint Joseph’s is an arduous way to begin play in a new conference, but the Bulldogs will be far from intimidated.
Rutgers’ running back Jawan Jamison has forgone his final two years of eligibility and has declared for the NFL draft.
The UCLA coaching staff is still marveling over the play of freshman guard Jordan Adams.
As they prepare for their 15th all-time meeting in Friday’s Russell Athletic Bowl, Rutgers is no longer anybody’s whipping boy, while Virginia Tech is the team with something to prove following a disappointing season.
Virginia Tech has been practicing for its upcoming bowl game with a special helmet decal, which was designed to remember the university’s own tragedy while honoring the lives lost in Newtown, Conn.
It feels like the same story keeps repeating itself for Rutgers.
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