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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 »

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 »

Best, Worst of Bowl Season

Watch title game, skip Little Caesars (except the pizza)

(Newser) - With college football bowl season set to begin today, Dennis Dodd tells you which of the 34 are appointment viewing, and which you should avoid at all costs. The top three:
  • BCS title game—Alabama vs. Texas (Jan. 7, ABC): Storied traditions, a Heisman winner … and coaches with combined
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UConn Beats Rutgers, Advances to Final Four

Stanford up next for Husky women

(Newser) - The Connecticut Huskies battled back from a 14-point deficit to beat Rutgers 66-56 and advance to the Final Four. It is their first trip to the national semifinals since 2004 and the first for the four seniors on the roster, which is odd for a program that has won five... More »

Rutgers Earns Date with UConn

Scarlet Knights close within one game of second straight Final Four berth

(Newser) - Rutgers advanced to the round of eight in the NCAA women's tournament with a 53-42 victory over George Washington, reports AP. Essence Carson scored 25 points to lead the Scarlet Knights and set up a rubber match with Big East rival Connecticut, with whom Rutgers split two games earlier this... More »

UConn Grabs Berth in Elite Eight

20-1 second-half run dooms Old Dominion

(Newser) - No. 1 Connecticut moved within one win of its first Final Four appearance since 2004 with a 78-63 victory over Old Dominion, thanks to rising star Maya Moore, who scored 25 points and set the Big East's freshman season scoring record. The Huskies have won 14 straight since their lone... More »

Schaefer, Hartford Shock Syracuse

Tsidale's 26 leads Baylor win, Rutgers routs Robert Morris

(Newser) - MaryLynne Schaefer hit a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left and then added two free throws to seal Hartford's 59-55 win over Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament today, reports the Associated Press. Schaefer finished with 19 points for 10th-seeded Hartford. In other women's action: More »

UConn Women Clinch Big East

Huskies avenge earlier loss to No. 4 Rutgers

(Newser) - Top-ranked UConn avenged its only loss of the season tonight, dominating C. Vivian Stringer's Rutgers squad, 66-46, to clinch the Big East regular season title. The Huskies, now 29-1, were led by their trio of stars: Tina Charles with 15 points, 17 rebounds; Renee Montgomery, 21 points; and Maya Moore,... More »

No. 12 Hoosiers Clip Ohio State 72-69 in Indiana

No. 15 UConn routs Rutgers, Missouri St. upsets No. 20 Drake

(Newser) - Kelvin Sampson’s replacement, Dan Dakich, won his first game as coach at Assembly Hall, as the No. 12 Hoosiers bested Ohio State 72-69. Armon Bassett led the Hoosiers with 23 points and freshman Eric Gordon chipped in 17. Kosta Koufos had 21 points to lead the Buckeyes, who have... More »

Villanova Ends No. 13 UConn's 10-Game Run

Georgetown routs Cincinnati, Marquette crushes Rutgers

(Newser) - Villanova ended No. 13 Connecticut's 10-game winning streak with a 67-65 Big East win over the Huskies today, reports the Hartford Courant. Scottie Reynolds led the way for the Wildcats with 15 of his 18 points in the second half. The Huskies erased a 13-point deficit with 7:42 left,... More »

Irish Escape Rutgers With a 'W'

Notre Dame keeps pace in tight Big East race

(Newser) - Notre Dame bounced back from a tough loss against Connecticut Wednesday, getting out with a 71-68 win over host Rutgers, reports the AP. It wasn't easy though. With 10 seconds left, the Scarlet Knights missed an easy defensive rebound opportunity on a missed free throw, handing the ball back to... More »

Surging Rutgers Stuns No. 13 Pittsburgh

Mississippi St. upsets Mississippi, Richmond shocks No. 16 Dayton

(Newser) - Corey Chandler scored 18 points and Mike Coburn had 17 to lead Rutgers to a 77-64 Big East upset of No. 13 Pittsburgh today, reports the Associated Press. The Scarlet Knights (10-11, 2-6) beat No. 18 Villanova Wednesday. Pitt (16-4, 4-3), which was 11-0 at home coming in, was led... More »

No. 2 Kansas Routs ISU to Stay Undefeated

Rutgers shocks No. 18 Villanova, No. 13 Pitt takes care of St. John's

(Newser) - The No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks demolished Iowa State 83-59 to remain unbeaten. Darnell Jackson led the Jayhawks with 21 points, six of which came during a back-breaking 15-5 run in the second half to put Kansas up 64-41 over the Cyclones. Kansas shot a very respectable fifty percent from the... More »

Rice Romps as Rutgers Blasts Ball State

Junior rushes for 280 yards and 4 TDs in International Bowl rout

(Newser) - Ray Rice knew Ball State had the 99th ranked defense in the country against the run, but the Rutgers tailback probably didn't think things would be this easy today. The junior rushed for a school-record 280 yards and four touchdowns in a 52-30 romp in the International Bowl in Toronto,... More »

No. 3 Kansas Cruises Past Boston College

Memphis routs Pepperdine, Hoyas open Big East with win

(Newser) - No. 3 Kansas improved to 14-0 for the sixth time in school history with an 85-60 win over Boston College today, the AP reports. Darnell Jackson led the Jayhawks with 25 points and 22 rebounds as Kansas built a 25-point lead in the second half. KU outrebounded the Eagles (10-3)... More »

Rutgers Upends No. 2 South Florida

Bulls' 30-27 loss continues streak of top-team upsets

(Newser) - The Rutgers Scarlet Knights faked and sacked their way to a 30-27 victory over the second-ranked South Florida Bulls last night, marking the fifth time this season that a top-three team has fallen to an underdog. Though Rutgers quarterback Mike Teel threw home two touchdown passes, it was the Knights'... More »

Rutgers Player Sues Imus Over Insults

Fired radio host hit with libel, slander, defamation charges

(Newser) - One of the Rutgers basketball players radio host Don Imus referred to as "nappy-headed hos" is suing the shock jock for libel, slander, defamation, and violation of her civil rights, among other charges. Kia Vaughn, 20, the Scarlet Knights' star center, is seeking unspecified monetary damages from the 67-year-old... More »

Kerry Says Imus Shouldn't Have Been Fired

"To me it was in the hands of the young women"

(Newser) - John Kerry defended Don Imus in a TV interview last night, saying CBS should have suspended the shock jock, not fired him. The network should have waited to make its move, he suggested, until after Imus met with the Rutgers team. "To me it was in the hands of... More »

Corzine Crashed at 91 MPH

Black box recorded speed five seconds before impact

(Newser) - Not only was Jon Corzine not wearing a seat belt, the SUV in which he was riding shotgun was clocked at 91 mph seconds before its crash last week. The trooper driving the New Jersey governor was going 26 mph over the limit on the Garden State Parkway—which he's... More »

Rutgers Coach Fires at Imus

(Newser) - Rutgers coach Vivian Stringer struck back at Don Imus in a press conference today, calling his comments " deplorable, despicable and unconscionable"—but confirming that her players will meet with the foul-mouthed radio host. Stringer says her players are "valedictorians, future doctors, musical prodigies," not the' "... More »

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