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Fallout Over Rutgers Hire Prompts 'Catfight'

Trustees complain they didn't have enough time to vet Julie Hermann

(Newser) - Rutgers University is scrambling to deal with reports that its newly minted athletic director and supposed scandal slayer Julie Hermann has a spotty past of her own—complete with abuse allegations and a sex-discrimination settlement —and emerging emails show bickering and complaints among the very board of trustees that... More »

Rutgers' New Scandal-Slayer Dogged by ... Scandal

Julie Hermann quit Tenn. coaching job after players alleged abuse

(Newser) - In trying to put the Mike Rice scandal firmly behind it, Rutgers has opened up a whole new can of abuse allegations: As the Star-Ledger reports, new athletic director Julie Hermann quit her job as volleyball coach at the University of Tennessee 16 years ago, after her players wrote a... More »

Rutgers Suspends Another Coach Over Verbal Abuse

Lacrosse team's Brian Brecht on the hot seat this time

(Newser) - See if this sounds familiar: Rutgers has suspended a men's coach on allegations of verbal abuse. This time, it's lacrosse coach Brian Brecht, but the university hasn't released any details of the investigation, reports the Star-Ledger of New Jersey. The school has been poring over practice tapes... More »

Time to Rethink Role of Coaches

Drew Magary: They've gotten away with too much for far too long

(Newser) - The Mike Rice debacle at Rutgers is unusual only because Rice got caught, writes Drew Magary at Deadspin . The sad fact is that top-level coaches are "freaks" who have gotten away with exactly this kind of behavior for way too long. "Both parenting and teaching have evolved significantly... More »

Rutgers Knew All About Coach Rice's Abusive Tactics

An internal report chronicled complaints by players

(Newser) - Rutgers officials knew about Mike Rice's bad behavior well before seeing it on video last year—but may have kept quiet so as not to tarnish the university's image, the New York Times reports. The school even commissioned a report by outside lawyers that chronicled complaints by Rutgers... More »

McCarthy, SNL Rip on Rutgers' Disgraced Coach

Funnywoman nails it in second appearance as host

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy stormed Saturday Night Live a second time last night, falling down (literally and intentionally) in her opening monologue before proceeding to lead a hysterical tour de force in "stellar physical comedy," writes Hal Boedeker at the Orlando Sentinel . Perhaps most notably, McCarthy ripped on disgraced Rutgers... More »

Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti Resigns

Says his first instinct was to fire coach Rice last year

(Newser) - The fallout over Rutgers abusive basketball coach Mike Rice continues to spread, with athletic director Tim Pernetti resigning under pressure today, reports ESPN . "I always tried my best to do what is right," he said in his resignation letter. Pernetti also seemed to deflect some of the blame... More »

Fired Rutgers Coach Still Gets His $100K Bonus

Mike Rice made it through the season, guaranteeing him bonus

(Newser) - Mike Rice may have been fired by Rutgers University for abusing his players , but he's still got a $100,000 bonus coming his way, reports the AP . That's in addition to the $622,500 he received as his regular salary in 2012, as part of a five-year deal... More »

Fired Rutgers Coach: I Embarrassed My Family

Mike Rice 'deeply sorry' after player abuse scandal

(Newser) - Mike Rice, the Rutgers basketball coach fired after he was caught on video abusing players , says he is "deeply sorry for the pain and the hardship that I've caused." He tells ABC News there's "no explanation for what's on those films because there is... More »

Rutgers Coach Fired After Film Shows Player Abuse

Mike Rice screamed slurs, hurled basketballs at heads

(Newser) - Rutgers has fired Mike Rice over a video obtained by ESPN that shows the men's basketball coach hurling balls at players' heads and bodies from point-blank range and yelling abuse, including homophobic slurs. Rice was suspended for three games and fined $50,000 in December after athletic director Tim... More »

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