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

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

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