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October 24, 2009 | Associated Press
Joe Martinek had 139 yards rushing and scored twice on short runs, linebacker Steve Beauharnais scored off his blocked punt and Rutgers beat Army, 27-10, on Friday night at West Point, N.Y. It was the sixth straight victory for Rutgers (5-2) over Army (3-5) and evened the series at 18-18. The Black Knights have lost 12 straight games against Big East Conference teams since beating Rutgers, 37-35, in 1997. Tom Savage completed 10 of 20 passes for 164 yards to become only the second freshman quarterback in Rutgers history to win a road game.
January 9, 2014 | By Jonathan Zimmerman
In 1975, Nebraska Sen. Roman Hruska warned a congressional hearing that college football was in mortal danger. The threat came from Title IX, the 1972 measure that outlawed sex discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance. To comply with the law, Hruska feared, colleges would have to equalize athletic budgets for male and female sports, and the only way to do that would be to raid the football budget. "Are we going to let Title IX kill the goose that lays the golden eggs in those colleges and universities with a major revenue-producing sport?"
April 5, 2013 | Times staff reports
Times national college basketball writer Chris Dufrense and reporter Chris Foster will join host John Cherwa this morning at 11:30 to discuss the fallout from the Rutgers basketball scandal as well as talk about the NCAA tournament's Final Four. Rutgers fired Mike Rice as coach on Wednesday after ESPN aired video of his abusive behavior toward players. Part of the fallout has been Tim Penretti resigning as athletic director today. Rice had been suspended for three games, fined $75,000 and ordered to attend anger management classes following an independent investigation last year.
October 24, 2013 | By Robert Abele
From the stark glare of paralyzing grief to the shadow eroticism of a neo-gothic romance, "Il Futuro" makes for a peculiar strain of otherworldly viewing. An exquisitely shot love-among-the-ruins story adapted by Chilean filmmaker Alicia Scherson from a novel by her late countryman, the cult author Roberto Bolaño, it begins with a pair of dazed, bored teenagers, Bianca (Manuela Martelli) and younger brother Tomas (Luigi Ciardo), facing uncertain times in a rundown Rome apartment following their parents' death from a car accident.
October 17, 2009 | Associated Press
Freshman Dion Lewis ran for 180 yards and two touchdowns and Pittsburgh ended four years of frustration against Rutgers with a 24-17 victory on Friday night at Piscataway, N.J. Lewis scored on runs of one and 58 yards and Bill Stull threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Dorin Dickerson as the Panthers (6-1, 3-0 Big East) beat Rutgers (4-2, 0-2) for the first time since 2004. Dan Hutchins had a career-long 45-yard field goal and the Panthers held Rutgers to a season-low 38 yards rushing.
April 8, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Rutgers is commissioning an independent review of the conduct of former basketball coach Mike Rice and the way the university handled his behavior and eventual dismissal. Video of Rice's behavior during practices was made public last week, but the university had the video more than five months earlier. In the video, Rice is shown kicking, shoving and throwing basketballs at players and also using anti-gay slurs. When Rutgers officials first received the video, they fined and suspended Rice and sent him to anger-management counseling.
April 5, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
How is it that a coach entrusted with the well-being and development of a team of exceptional athletes could stoop to abusing them the way fired Rutgers men's basketball Mike Rice did? Certainly, such abuse is not unprecedented (see: Bobby Knight, Woody Hayes ). But Rice was a relatively new coach at Rutgers, and certainly not one in whom Rutgers had the kind of deep institutional investment that an Indiana University had in Knight or an Ohio State had in Hayes.
April 2, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice's job is in jeopardy after the release of a video that shows the coach using gay slurs, physically pushing and grabbing his players, and throwing balls at his Scarlet Knights team during practices. In the video obtained by ESPN , Rice can be seen repeatedly belittling and shoving his players. He is also observed targeting a player's head with a basketball and kicking another. Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti, who according to the Associated Press was first shown the video in late November, originally suspended the coach for three games, required he attend anger management classes and fined Rice $50,000.
April 6, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
It appears in the aftermath of Mike Rice getting fired as Rutgers basketball coach for his abusive behavior toward players and Tim Pernetti being subsequently forced to resign as athletic director over the fiasco, that university President Robert Barchi is really the one to blame for this debacle. When Barchi announced Friday during a news conference that Pernetti was resigning by mutual agreement -- that's a covert way of saying someone must take the blame -- the president clearly implicated himself as a culprit in the scandal.
April 5, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Tim Pernetti, a Rutgers graduate and former Scarlet Knights football player, has resigned as athletic director, university President Robert Barchi announced during a news conference Friday. After two days of public outcry over the abusive behavior of basketball coach Mike Rice, who was disciplined last year for physical and verbal abuse of his players and eventually was removed from his job Wednesday, Pernetti is the first administrator to leave under pressure in the wake of the scandal.
October 13, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Five things to watch this week in college football. 1: Central Florida at No. 8 Louisville provides the Cardinals another Thursday night window to prove they are deserving of title consideration. Louisville did not exactly light up the room last week against Rutgers, but UCF is a good 4-1 team with a win this year at Penn State. 2: Everyone was looking forward to UCLA's game at Stanford because it figured to feature a top-10 team with national title aspirations. Lo and behold, that team is UCLA after the Bruins cracked the top 10 and Stanford dropped out after a tough road loss at Utah.
August 30, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
ATLANTA - What a tremendous break it was that the hotel I checked into did not have cable access to Thursday night's USC game at Hawaii. It meant not having to watch a game most Trojans fans probably turned off. It freed my remote to explore the exciting sights and sounds of Mississippi at Vanderbilt and then, more incredibly, Rutgers at Fresno State. If the first 24 hours of college football is going to be like this, we'll all be on medication by the end of September. You felt sorry for the NFL trying to counterattack with meaningless exhibition games, knowing no one feels sorry for the NFL once the real games start.
June 5, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
New Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann sure didn't sound like someone who was going to lose her job during a Wednesday news conference on the New Jersey campus. Hermann, recently hired away from Louisville, met with reporters to address allegations she mistreated players when she was the volleyball coach at Tennessee in the 1990s. Hermann was hired to replace Tim Pernetti, who was forced to resign as AD in the aftermath of a player-abuse scandal involving ousted basketball coach Mike Rice.
May 27, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Rutgers doesn't seem able to escape controversy, with the Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., reporting that Julie Hermann, the university's recently hired athletic director, has an abusive past similar to former men's basketball coach Mike Rice. If true, it's the second blemish on the Rutgers record since Rice was dismissed for verbally and physically abusing his players. First came the revelation that former Scarlet Knights basketball player Eddie Jordan, an NBA veteran and former Lakers assistant coach, was not an alumnus as advertised when he was hired to replace Rice.
May 11, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
New Rutgers basketball Coach Eddie Jordan was brought in to lead the university out of the embarrassment of the Mike Rice scandal, but controversy continues after the school's athletic department's website inaccurately declared Jordan had earned a degree from the institution. It turns out, Jordan, who accrued 103 credit hours from 1973 to 1985, did not receive a degree in health and physical education in 1977 as it had been claimed, according to the Associated Press. The university's athletic communications office released a statement Friday, confirming the oversight, which was first reported by Deadspin . “While Rutgers was in error when it reported that Eddie Jordan had earned a degree from Rutgers University, neither Rutgers nor the NCAA requires a head coach to hold a baccalaureate degree,” wrote the school of Jordan, with whom they agreed to a five-year contract with $6.25-million in guaranteed money.
April 24, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
On Tuesday, Rutgers University officially announced the hiring of Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan as the Scarlet Knights' new head coach. Jordan, who played for Rutgers from 1973 to 1977, replaces Mike Rice, who was recently fired after a practice video became public that showed him abusing players verbally and physically. “On behalf of the entire Lakers organization, I'd like to congratulate Eddie on his new position as head coach at his alma mater, Rutgers University," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement Tuesday.  "A member of our 1982 NBA championship team, Eddie has been a part of the Lakers family going back more than 30 years.
April 8, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tim Pernetti resigned as the Rutgers athletic director last week in the aftermath of the Mike Rice men's basketball scandal. But he's not walking away empty-handed. Under the settlement agreement he reached with the university, Pernetti will receive nearly $1.2 million in salary in the next month even if he takes another job. That includes his base salary of $453,000 per year through June 2014 and a one-time payment of $679,000. And that's not all. The former athletic director will keep receiving his $12,000 per year car allowance through June 2014 and health insurance and pension payments through October 2015.
April 10, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Kobe Bryant did not hesitate when asked how he would have reacted if a coach like Rutgers' Mike Rice was being abusive and throwing basketballs at him during practice. "I would have smacked the hell out of him, no question about it," Bryant said in an interview for Jim Rome on Showtime, which airs Wednesday night at 9 Eastern and Pacific times. "It probably wouldn't have been the best way to react to it," Bryant added, "but that's probably how I would have reacted. " Rome mentioned that when the video of Rice pushing and shoving his players surfaced last week, eventually leading to his firing, the All-Star guard tweeted, "That's not coaching, that's a power trip.
April 18, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan has accepted the head coaching position at Rutgers. While the university has yet to announce the hire, Jordan will return to his alma mater, where he attended and played from 1973-77. Jordan replaces Mike Rice, who was fired after a practice video showed him being verbally and physically abusive to his players. While at Rutgers as a student, Jordan was known as "Fast Eddie" and led the Scarlet Knights to a Final Four appearance in 1976. Jordan was added to the Lakers' staff under former coach Mike Brown and was asked to help institute a variation of the Princeton offense.
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