For the first time since the Rutgers scandal broke, the school’s basketball players are talking about that shocking video that got their coach fired and who they want to replace him.
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.
Let’s just say Bryant wouldn’t have put up with the fired Rutgers coach — at all.
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.
From the scandal at Rutgers to the controversy sparked by the city-sponsored sex-ed app aimed at teens, Trisha Goddard has her finger on the pulse of the stories making headlines.
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.
It was a sad and disappointing day for some major donors to Rutgers University Friday, after athletic director Tim Pernetti resigned in the wake of the Mike Rice player abuse scandal.
Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti has resigned as the school continues to come under pressure due to a growing player abuse scandal.
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.
It all comes down to thinking a little, really. Rice’s actions were unacceptable in this more-evolved era. Johnson’s words were just plain stupid in a week fraught with potential danger.
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.