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  1. Rutgers junior guard Myles Mack expected to lead the way in 2013-14

    Oct 4, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round - Rutgers v Notre Dame

    To say that the 2012-13 season wasn’t a smooth one for the Rutgers basketball program would be an understatement. Video of Mike Rice’s behavior in practices became public in the spring, resulting in his firing, the resignation of athletic director Tim Pernetti and four players deciding to transfer. There are new leaders of both the…

  2. Phil Martelli coping with more than just basketball challenges

    May 26, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

    Phil Martelli

    Losing at home in the first round of the NIT and failing to meet the high expectations set out for a team at the beginning of a season would be tough for any coach to cope with during the offseason. Make no mistake about it, St. Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli isn’t happy about his…

  3. 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…

  4. Report: FBI investigating possible extortion by Rutgers whistle-blower Eric Murdock

    Apr 7, 2013, 10:26 AM EDT

    Eric Murdock

    The FBI has reportedly launched an investigation to examine whether former Rutgers staffer Eric Murdock, the man who leaked videotapes that ultimately led to the firing of coach Mike Rice, tried to extort his former employer. According to a report in the New York Times, Murdock’s lawyer sent a letter to the university with a request…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

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

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

    Mike Rice

    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…

  8. Jerome Seagears to transfer from Rutgers in wake of Mike Rice video leak

    Apr 2, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT

    Jerome Seagears

    On the same day that video of Rutgers coach Mike Rice physically confronting and swearing at players was leaked to the press, news has broken that sophomore guard Jerome Seagears would be transferring out of the program. Brendan Prunty of first reported the story, which also says that junior college transfer Vincent Garrett will…

  9. Rutgers women’s coach C. Vivian Stringer wins 900th career game

    Feb 27, 2013, 2:05 AM EDT

    C. Vivian Stringer

    C. Vivian Stringer, for 42 years and counting a head basketball coach, reached the exclusive 900-win club Tuesday when her Rutgers team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 68-56 victory over South Florida in Piscataway, N.J. According to the Associated Press, Stringer held back tears as she became just the seventh coach to join…

  10. Rutgers upsets No. 24 Pittsburgh, Panthers start 0-2 in Big East play

    Jan 5, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Despite an 11 a.m. ET tip-off in Piscataway, N.J., Rutgers came out with energy and purpose in the early minutes of its matchup with No. 24 Pittsburgh Saturday, surviving a second-half push from the Panthers to get an upset win at home, 67-62. Eli Carter led the way for Rutgers with 23 points on 6-of-14…

  11. Suddenly, Rutgers hoops the place to be

    Sep 1, 2010, 1:52 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin and St. John’s enjoyed a big NYC-area recruiting moment Tuesday. Maybe if Mike Rice had a moment, he’d get a chuckle out that. Rutgers’ new coach secured commitments from two second four-star recruits in the last two days, both of whom are NYC-area standouts. Forward Kadeem Jack, a 6-8 forward, and guard Myles…