What has Rice been up to since his firing from Rutgers? He’s coaching a girls youth basketball team — and it seems the parents like him.
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 athletic director Tim Pernetti has resigned as the school continues to come under pressure due to a growing player abuse scandal.
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.
Rice may have been fired as the Rutgers men’s basketball coach, but critics said N.J.’s flagship public university still has more explaining — and maybe some more firing — to do.
“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.
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.
Rutgers sophomore guard Eli Carter broke his right leg Saturday against DePaul and will miss the rest of the season.
Rutgers coach Kyle Flood filled a major need in the secondary and added depth at running back, the defensive line and quarterback Wednesday.
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.
It feels like the same story keeps repeating itself for Rutgers.
Ray Graham ran for 113 yards and a score for the Panthers (5-6, 2-4 Big East), who kept their hopes for bowl eligibility alive while drumming the Scarlet Knights.