Rutgers-Michigan Interrupted By Brief Power Outage

The lights went out for about ten seconds at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor (Mich.) today, temporarily halting a thrilling contest between the 14-15 Wolverines and 10-20 Scarlet Knights. After a short delay, everything was declared all good and play resumed. If only this had been a Temple versus Rice game; they… » 3/07/15 3:26pm 3/07/15 3:26pm

Rutgers Apologizes For Fans' Penn State Signs And T-Shirts

Rutgers AD Julie Hermann released a statement of apology to any visiting Penn State fans who might've been offended by the conduct of some home fans at Rutgers's Big Ten debut on Saturday. » 9/15/14 2:59pm 9/15/14 2:59pm

Rutgers Spent $120,000 On This Commercial

Rutgers is debuting this TV commercial Thursday during their season opener against Washington State, and it's not a terrible commercial, but for $120,000? They could've coaxed Will Ferrell to stand in a field and say "Rutgers" for probably half of that, and it'd do better. » 8/27/14 6:30pm 8/27/14 6:30pm

Eric LeGrand Will Speak At Rutgers's Commencement After All

Calling it a "miscommunication" (a pretty freaking big one, and one that apparently took 14 hours to clear up), Rutgers has announced that paralyzed former football player Eric LeGrand will indeed give a commencement speech. » 5/06/14 2:11pm 5/06/14 2:11pm

Rutgers Asks Eric LeGrand To Speak At Commencement, Rescinds Invite

It's been just an awful 13 months for Rutgers, from the Mike Rice mess to the failed vetting of new coach Eddie Jordan and new AD Julie Hermann to Hermann's expressed wish that the local paper go out of business. In the grand scheme of things, offering Eric LeGrand the chance to deliver the commencement address, then… » 5/06/14 8:47am 5/06/14 8:47am

Coaches: High School And Its 20-Year-Old Star "Stole" D.C. Hoops Title

Long after the credits should have rolled in the soap opera that was Junior Etou's high school basketball career, we have a plot twist. » 11/25/13 5:50pm 11/25/13 5:50pm

Julie Hermann Supervised Lax Coach Accused Of Physical, Mental Abuse

The Louisville Cardinals women's lacrosse coach is accused of abusing her players, and current Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann is tied into the mess. » 10/06/13 10:01am 10/06/13 10:01am

"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

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

Eddie Jordan Admits He Didn't Graduate From Rutgers [UPDATE]

Earlier today, we reported that Rutgers's new men's basketball coach, Eddie Jordan, never received a degree from Rutgers University, even though his official university bio says he graduated in 1977. » 5/10/13 7:00pm 5/10/13 7:00pm

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

Saturday Night Live Took On The Mike Rice Video Tonight

Tonight's Saturday Night Live unleashed this parody just as the Michigan-Syracuse game was coming to its ugly end, so the Mike Rice-savvy audience out there may have missed it. » 4/07/13 12:05am 4/07/13 12:05am

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

Tim Pernetti Claims He Wanted To Fire Mike Rice Back In November, But…

Here's former Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti's resignation letter, addressed to university president Robert Barchi. There's one section in particular we want to highlight: » 4/05/13 1:25pm 4/05/13 1:25pm

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