Surprise!: Rutgers Athletics Is Still A Mess

The Rutgers athletics department finds itself in another self-made shitstorm now that a football player claims he was bullied and physically threatened by defensive coordinator Dave Cohen. Consensus three-star recruit and scholarship player, Jevon Tyree, claims Cohen launched into a spittle-filled tirade where he… » 11/16/13 10:12am 11/16/13 10:12am

No Rutgers, This Is Not How You Defend Julie Hermann

Today, the Star-Ledger published an op-ed from Rutgers's newly-appointed senior vice president and general counsel, John Farmer Jr. He attempts to defend the hiring of their new athletic director, Julie Hermann, a hiring which, as we've so diligently chronicled, is probably indefensible. And well...where to even begin? » 6/02/13 7:40pm 6/02/13 7:40pm

"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

Did A Virginia Tech Player Pretend To Shoot A Machine Gun At A Rutgers…

Above, freshman cornerback Donaldven Manning (wearing #30)—who was nearly kicked off the team as recently as November after racking up two misdemeanors and three minor traffic charges since arriving in Blacksburg last January—shit-talking Rutgers during the Russell Athletic Bowl by, it looks like, miming machine gun… » 12/29/12 12:45pm 12/29/12 12:45pm

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

Say This For Newly Former Arkansas Head Coach John L. Smith: He Screwed…

The University of Arkansas will not be renewing the contract of interim coach John L. Smith, the university announced today, confirming what everyone and his sister knew the minute then-No. 8 Arkansas lost in Little Rock to Louisiana-Monroe on Sept. 8. Smith's team cliff-dove out of the polls, then followed that… » 11/24/12 2:20pm 11/24/12 2:20pm

Reports: The Big Ten Wants Maryland And Rutgers

Pat Forde and ESPN are reporting that serious talks are afoot to fold Maryland and Rutgers into the Big Ten. Not only would that create a 14-member conference that'd surely be the biggest Ten in the world, it would reopen the scabby wound of major conference realignment. The ACC, the Terps' current home, would be… » 11/17/12 6:58pm 11/17/12 6:58pm

Sports Radio Personality Sid Rosenberg Arrested For DUI After Cops…

Sid Rosenberg is (was?) a sports radio personality in Miami. You may remember him from his days as a sports sidekick on the Imus program, where he was no stranger to controversy—including his "quip" noting Venus and Serena Williams would be better off in National Geographic than Playboy. Real solid guy. » 4/07/12 11:34am 4/07/12 11:34am