Last month, Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player paralyzed on a hit in 2010, gave a motivational speech at Hanover Park H.S. in New Jersey. He then called up to the stage 18-year-old Gianna Brunini, and asked her to prom:
Julie Hermann, who presided over Rutgers athletics during a very tumultuous time, was finally fired by Rutgers today, according to a report from NJ.com. From the report:
Hapless Rutgers somehow found themselves with a shot to tie up fourth-ranked Michigan State and force overtime in New Jersey. But that shot was wasted when confusion reigned and quarterback Chris Laviano spiked the ball instead of organizing a hail mary attempt. It’s as if for 59 minutes and 50 seconds, the Scarlet…
Rutgers has suspended head coach Kyle Flood without pay for three games and fined him $50,000 for...well, a whole bunch of shit is going on over there, it’s probably about one of those.
Earlier this week, five Rutgers football players were arrested for an April assault on a 19-year-old student. Andre Boggs, Ruhann Peele, Nadir Barnwell, Razohnn Gross, and Delon Stephenson were all kicked off the team this morning following their arrests. The five were charged with aggravated assault, riot, and…
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…
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.
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.
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…
Rutgers student columnist/fanboy blames the student who reported AD Julie Hermann's comments, not Hermann.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…