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  1. Kadeem Jack, DI’s most underappreciated junior?

    Feb 21, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT

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    It hasn’t been a successful first season for Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan. Wins against Canisius and Temple have been off-set by a 4-10 conference record (10-17 overall), and the Scarlet Knights haven’t been able to post consecutive victories since the New Year. However, the team’s struggles shouldn’t detract from the play of Kadeem Jack, the…

  2. Three more players filing lawsuits against Mike Rice, Rutgers?

    Feb 4, 2014, 10:06 AM EDT

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    The number of former players that appear to be taking legal action against Rutgers and former head coach Mike Rice has grown to four. In December, Derrick Randall, who has since transferred to Pitt, filed a lawsuit against Rice, a former assistant coach and the former Athletics Director, among others, over the mental, emotional and…

  3. Former Rutgers player Derrick Randall sues school over Mike Rice’s actions

    Dec 9, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

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    Former Rutgers player Derrick Randall is suing the university over the way he was treated during Mike Rice’s tenure as the school’s head coach. The lawsuit was filed in the state’s federal court on Friday and names Rice, former assistant coach James Martelli, the university, school president Robert Barchi, former AD Tim Pernetti, CFO Janine Purcaro, and…

  4. Robert Morris capitalizing on NIT win over Kentucky

    Oct 7, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT


    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. It was one of the more memorable and heartbreaking games of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Robert Morris, coached then by Mike Rice, had No. 2 seed Villanova on the ropes that Thursday afternoon in…

  5. Tim Pernetti, former Rutgers athletic director, lands job with New York City Football Club

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

    Rutgers Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    Former Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti, who resigned in the wake of the Mike Rice practice video scandal, has found a new job, and announced that he had joined on with New York City Football Club, as the future MLS club’s Chief Business Officer. Truly honored and excited to join @nycfc We will build something…

  6. Report: Pitt forward Derrick Randall granted immediate eligibility

    Aug 22, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT

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    Another former Rutgers Scarlet Knight has been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA. Following in the footsteps of Mike Poole (Iona) and Vincent Garrett (Green Bay), Pittsburgh forward Derrick Randall’s request for an immediate eligibility waiver has been granted according to Mike DeCourcy of the Sporting News. The decision gives Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon…

  7. Former Rutgers assistant, Eric Murdock, speaks out on FBI investigation

    May 12, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

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    If you thought Mike Rice turning Rutgers basketball practices into his own personal dodgeball games was something that would blow over, you’re sorely mistaken. This is an ongoing story that just picked up some additional steam as Eric Murdock spoke publicly for the first time since early April. Murdock, the former Rutgers assistant coach who…

  8. Former Rutgers swingman Mike Poole transferring to Iona

    Apr 24, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT

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    One of the five players who decided to leave Rutgers in the aftermath of a scandal that led to the firing of head coach Mike Rice has found a new home. 6-5 junior guard/forward Mike Poole announced his decision to transfer to Iona Tuesday night, joining the list of New York metropolitan area natives who…

  9. Rutgers announces financial settlement with former coach Mike Rice

    Apr 18, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT

    Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi And Board Of Governors Chair Ralph Izzo Press Conference

    Two weeks ago, it was believed that Rutgers would owe former head coach Mike Rice nearly $1.1 million as a result of firing him in the aftermath of a player abuse scandal that included profane language and hitting players with basketballs during practices. However on Thursday afternoon it was reported that Rutgers president Robert L.…

  10. Rutgers to launch independent investigation of Mike Rice case

    Apr 8, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    Less than one week after the firing of coach Mike Rice and just days after the story deepened with news of an FBI investigation into the case, Rutgers has launched an independent investigation into the conduct of Rice and the way in which the situation was handled over the weeks and months that followed, the…

  11. Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi acknowledges ‘failure of process’ (VIDEO)

    Apr 5, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

    Rutgers Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    Just a couple hours after athletic director Tim Pernetti stepped down as a result of his handling of former head basketball coach Mike Rice’s behavior during practices, Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi met the press to offer his own explanation of the situation. According to Barchi, who has received a public vote of confidence from…

  12. Rutgers releases Tim Pernetti’s letter of resignation

    Apr 5, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

    Rutgers Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    Hours after it was announced that Tim Pernetti was no longer the athletic director at Rutgers as a result of the scandal involving head coach Mike Rice, the school released the letter of resignation Pernetti sent to school president Robert L. Barchi. Dear Dr. Barchi: I write in confirmation of our conversation earlier today during…

  13. Tim Pernetti out as Rutgers athletic director

    Apr 5, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    Tim Pernetti

    In mid-November Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti seemed to have taken the final step in transforming the athletic department, as it was announced that the school would join the Big Ten. But the original punishment handed to men’s basketball coach Mike Rice the following month in regards to Rice’s abusive behavior at practices would ultimately…

  14. Rutgers assistant coach Jimmy Martelli resigns

    Apr 4, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT


    Rutgers head coach Mike Rice wasn’t the only member of the coaching staff to leave the program on Wednesday. According to multiple reports assistant coach Jimmy Martelli resigned, leaving interim head coach David Cox and assistant Van Macon as the only members of the coaching staff at present time. While clips of his behavior in…

  15. CBT Podcast: The Final Four and more

    Apr 4, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

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    The CBT Podcast is here to finish off the 2012-2013 NCAA college basketball season in style. Raphielle Johnson joins Troy Machir (Me) to discuss a busy week of news and notes from the college basketball world. The release of the video tapes documenting Mike Rice’s disturbing practice behavior and his subsequent firing from Rutgers is…

  16. Rick Pitino, politicians, coaches, players react to Mike Rice’s firing

    Apr 3, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT


    In the wake of a leaked video tape that led to the firing of Rutgers coach Mike Rice, coaches, politicians, and players have reacted. Most are in line with the opinion of the Rutgers administration, approving of the firing of Mike Rice. Some former players defended Rice or at least helped to give the situation…

  17. What is next for the Rutgers administration in wake of Mike Rice’s firing? (VIDEO)

    Apr 3, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    Tim Pernetti

    Once the state’s governor goes as far to release a statement regarding the coaching situation at a school, it’s all but done. When that governor is Chris Christie, a man with a good deal of national visibility, it’s really done. Rutgers fired head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice Wednesday morning after video leaked to the…

  18. issues statement supporting Rutgers’ decision to fire Mike Rice

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT


    Following the firing of Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, issued a statement supporting the school’s decision: In a video shown Tuesday on ESPN, Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, is seen yelling homophobic slurs at his players, kicking them, grabbing them, shoving them and throwing basketballs at them. Moments ago, the university fired Coach Rice…

  19. Mike Rice Firing: How Eric Murdock’s departure set off chain reaction

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

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    Here’s the sad part about Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice being fired: if video never surfaces, then he still has a job. And why did the video surface? Because whatever spat that Rice got into with former staff member Eric Murdock couldn’t be resolved cordially. Murdock did not have his contract renewed by the…

  20. One to watch: Rutgers forward Kadeem Jack

    Oct 20, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

    Rutgers Scarlet Knights Kadeem Jack and Villanova Wildcats Mouphtaou Yarou battle for a rebound during their NCAA men's championship basketball game at the 2012 Big East Tournament in New York

    Kadeem Jack was one of Mike Rice’s first big recruiting triumphs at Rutgers. The top-rated forward out of Queens was coveted by the likes of Arizona, Kentucky and UNC, but chose to play close to home for a coach who was a relative unknown. Quite aside from his obvious talent, Jack’s commitment signaled that the…