Mike Rice Is Trying To Become A Real Human Being

In The New York Times, our pal Jonathan Mahler has a great profile of disgraced ex-Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice. You probably remember Rice as the crazy guy in this video, the one firing basketballs at his players' heads and calling them faggots. Now, Rice is on the well-trod path that every disgraced public… » 11/08/13 12:19pm 11/08/13 12:19pm

"He's A Greedy Fucking Pig": Listen To Eric Murdock Rant On Mike Rice

On June 29, 2012, his next-to-last day at Rutgers, Scarlet Knights assistant Eric Murdock stormed into the athletic department and unleashed a profane, frustrated, 11-minute rant against head coach Mike Rice. Rice remained in his office with the door shut. » 6/14/13 1:00pm 6/14/13 1:00pm

The Rutgers Search Advisory Team Is A Disaster

As we near the end of Day Five of this easily-avoided train wreck in New Jersey, the Rutgers search committee is trying to convince itself that it did not completely fuck this hiring up six ways to Sunday. » 5/29/13 9:42pm 5/29/13 9:42pm

Rutgers Really Did Close To No Vetting Of Its New AD

The bunker mentality has arrived in earnest at Rutgers: The embattled RU president Robert Barchi is standing behind even-more-embattled AD Julie Hermann and New Jersey governor Chris Christie is trying to stay as far away from the mess as humanly possible. » 5/29/13 1:01pm 5/29/13 1:01pm

"This Is Becoming Comedy Central": NJ Senators Want Rutgers AD Fired

Two State senators, Governor Chris Christie and other New Jersey officials want to put an immediate end to the Rutgers/Julie Hermann circus. Senators Ray J. Lesniak and Richard Codey have gone on record as wanting to see newly-hired athletic director gone and university president Robert Barchi following her out the… » 5/26/13 8:21pm 5/26/13 8:21pm

Rutgers Has A Problem Beyond Its Lying And Allegedly Abusive New AD

Rutgers has tried to clean up the Mike Rice/Tim Pernetti mess by introducing a new mess to distract everyone. The newly-hired athletic director Julie Hermann was involved in a lawsuit with a former assistant, Ginger Hineline, while head coach of the women's volleyball team at the University of Tennessee. Hineline… » 5/26/13 10:22am 5/26/13 10:22am

Eddie Jordan Didn't Graduate From Rutgers, Despite School's Claim…

On April 23, Rutgers introduced Eddie Jordan as the new men's basketball coach. Nearly three weeks earlier, ESPN had aired video of the previous coach, Mike Rice, calling his players "fucking faggots" and chucking basketballs at their heads. From the beginning, Jordan was presented a sort of institutional amulet who… » 5/10/13 2:58pm 5/10/13 2:58pm

Rutgers Gives Mike Rice $475,000 To Go Away

Sometimes it pays to be an abusive anger-management candidate who gets a power trip from destroying young men. It sure did for Mike Rice when he was first hired by Rutgers, and it pays off again: Rice will receive nearly half a million dollars, as Rutgers avoids going to court. » 4/19/13 1:43pm 4/19/13 1:43pm

What Being A Coach Should Mean In The 21st Century

Rutgers gave athletic director Tim Pernetti the boot on Friday after Mike "50 Hot Ones Comin' At Ya!" Rice was shitcanned for turning basketball practice into his own dodgeball refresher course. But because the only thing he did that was truly anathema to the big-time sports hivemind was to get caught, Rice remains… » 4/10/13 2:50pm 4/10/13 2:50pm

Why Not Prosecute Mike Rice?

Eric Murdock's wrongful termination suit against Rutgers, filed yesterday, alleges his firing came as a "direct result of Mr. Murdock's complaints and report of Defendant Rice's unlawful conduct." Murdock's lawyers aren't the first to allude to Rice's iffy legal standing: On Wednesday, a columnist for the Daily News » 4/06/13 2:52pm 4/06/13 2:52pm

Eric Murdock Sues Rutgers, Just Like He Promised

Former NBA player and Rutgers assistant Eric Murdock filed his long-awaited wrongful termination lawsuit against Rutgers today, claiming he was fired for attempting to blow the whistle on former coach Mike Rice. Rice was let go earlier this week, a day after Murdock's video was made public. » 4/05/13 5:42pm 4/05/13 5:42pm

The Same Month Tim Pernetti Learned About Mike Rice's Abuse, He Was…

In November, Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti viewed a video of coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing his players. That very same month, he spoke on an NYU panel on the role of sports in society. His main responsibility as an AD, Pernetti told the assembled crowd, "is the well-being of young people." » 4/05/13 12:34pm 4/05/13 12:34pm

AD Tim Pernetti Follows Mike Rice Out The Door At Rutgers

The true measure of any college sports scandal—a real scandal, not a bullshit "teenagers use drugs" witchhunt—is how high the housecleaning goes. Rutgers has reached DEFCON 2, as athletic director Tim Pernetti is out. It can still go higher. » 4/05/13 10:42am 4/05/13 10:42am

Did Tim Pernetti Create A "Keep Tim Pernetti" Twitter Account?

Embattled Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti just followed a Twitter account dedicated to not firing embattled Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti. So did the Rutgers athletic department. In fact, they were two of the first three followers of the "Keep Tim Pernetti" Twitter account. And it hasn't even tweeted yet. … » 4/05/13 12:54am 4/05/13 12:54am

Rutgers Finally Fires Mike Rice

Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice was let go today, a day after a video of him swearing, slurring, and throwing balls at his players' heads was released. But let's be absolutely clear: Rice isn't being fired for actually doing any of that. He's being fired only because video exists. » 4/03/13 10:12am 4/03/13 10:12am

Here's The Video Of Mike Rice Abusing His Players That Got The Rutgers…

Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice was suspended in December for three games, and fined $50,000. At the time, the school wouldn't say what led to the discipline. This video is why. Rice throws basketballs at his players' heads. He shoves them, grabs them, and kicks them. He calls them "motherfuckers," "cunts," "sissy… » 4/02/13 3:35pm 4/02/13 3:35pm

Another Proud Moment For Rutgers Men's Basketball: Head Coach Mike Rice …

It's been more than two decades since the Rutgers men's basketball team made the NCAA tournament, and it seems like every coach that has been paraded through Piscataway, N.J. during that time has had a complete and total meltdown. Today's edition? Coach Mike Rice decided to whip some basketballs at his players heads… » 12/14/12 4:31pm 12/14/12 4:31pm