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Report: Rutgers postpones early meetings involving Julie Hermann

Jun 1, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

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Just when we thought the news was beginning to slow down on the Rutgers front, The Newark Star-Ledger reports late Friday that new Scarlet Knights’ athletic director Julie Hermann — embroiled in multiple controversies surrounding her past — has had a series of meetings postponed that were scheduled for next week.

Hermann was reportedly scheduled to participate in the meetings in the hopes of beginning her stint as the Rutgers athletic director a little earlier than her targeted June 17th start date, but those meetings have been postponed according to The Star-Ledger.

Julie Hermann’s hopes of getting an early start on her new job as Rutgers athletic director have been put on hold without explanation. The Star-Ledger has learned that Rutgers officials postponed a series of meetings Hermann was scheduled to be part of late next week on campus.

The sudden change was detailed late Friday night by two people who have direct knowledge of the scheduling. Those people requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly on behalf of Hermann or Rutgers.

The meetings for next week with Hermann were also to coincide with a visit from Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany as he visits Rutgers to help welcome the Scarlet Knights’ into their new home in the Big Ten.

Delany is still expected to visit Rutgers — according to The Star-Ledger — and no official comment has been made by Rutgers or Hermann regarding the postponement of the meetings.

  1. going4iton4th - Jun 1, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Rutgers should have a class called “Every Bad PR Move You Make in 4 to 5 Months” 101. Wow.

    • rockingrhino - Jun 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

      I think they do actually

      • dotdashx4 - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:04 AM

        They can’t make the class until they know how long the period of bad PR moves is going to last for. You never know, this time next year we might be talking about Rutger’s new class “Every Bad PR Move You Can Make for 16-17 straight months.”

  2. pandebailey - Jun 1, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    The first step in telling the new AD she’s not coming to Rutgers after all…..first smart move in months.

    • dotdashx4 - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:02 AM

      Too bad they only seem to come up with smart moves to bury the horrible ones.

  3. xli2006 - Jun 2, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Why is the B10 letting Rutgers in? As a fan of a B10 school I don’t think they fit the image of the conference. Market aside, they don’t bring much to the table. There were far better targets for expansion than Rutgers.

  4. mungman69 - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Rutgers is an excellent school in spite of some of the people running the school. As for letting Rutgers join the Big 10, as long as there are programs like Penn St. and Ohio St. in the Big 10 Rutgers will fit right in.

  5. ksctychiefs - Jun 2, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    west virginia for one……the penn st,west virginia and maryland triangle would form a lot of rivalries for starters….

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