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If I make enough money to retire at Chipper's age, I'll get drunk and use Twitter all day too.
Not me -- I'd be romancing Hooters waitresses! Wait...
what surprises me is that the guy who revealed the existence of the tapes, eric Murdock, has been forgotten
and it's a shame because he was fired by rice at the end of the season and you know it was the tapes being made in the first place that got Murdock fired and rice isn't taking any heat for canning Murdock for being a truth teller
for the record I was physically abusive to young men while in the service.
for the record I was physically abusive to young men while in the service. the only caveat I will provide is that they signed up to be in the service and the 'abuse' was part of the job. and it was my job to push them.
Harveys...read the facts.
Don't worry harvs, these guys had it coming.
However, Rutgers decided to follow a process involving university lawyers, human resources professionals, and outside counsel.
that lawyer was fires by Rutgers yesterday
that's his story anyway...
If you take him at face value he was overruled by the university.
Then why not can the president
If he wanted to fire Rice and was overruled by a University lawyer, why did he resign?
But then again 50+ professors had signed a petition asking him to resign, why stay when you're not wanted so to speak
bah, professors always hate the athletic dept. they are just grandstanding
I think it all makes sense if you realize that firing rice left a cash strapped college on the hook for a lot of money...
I don't think he was overruled. I think he agreed to go along with the action plan....a big mistake, but he seems to be getting a raw deal in taking the fall for this debacle.
Pernetti, who is paid $410,000 a year, has been athletic director at Rutgers since 2009 — succeeding Robert Mulchahy, who was fired over spending abuses in the university's football program.
A former Rutgers tight end who later worked for CBS College Sports Network, the 42-year-old Pernetti served as the game analyst for the Rutgers Football Radio Network and had no experience as an athletic director before being tapped to take over the Rutgers program as director of intercollegiate athletics.
His first major hire was Mike Rice, who was offered the position in May 2010 as head basketball coach of Rutgers.[/quotet
nice history. real smart to bring in a guy with no experience; what could go wrong?
As you know, my first instincts when I saw the videotape of Coach Rice's behavior was to fire him immediately.
Were most ADs at major(ish) universities assistant ADs, or maybe ADs at smaller schools, previously?
I have no idea, hence my question.
Three members of the Board of Governors viewed the tape and agreed with the suspension.
When he told writers after a Final Four victory over Kansas at Greensboro in '74 that one of his players had been ready to leave at halftime, most thought he was kidding. He wasn't.
After berating the Warriors at the top of his voice in a halftime harangue, he invited anyone who didn't want to play the second half to get dressed and go home.
Guard Lloyd Walton took exception to that, saying, "We didn't get here because of you, we got here on heart," and started to get dressed.
"I tackled him," McGuire said.
Earlier that season, at a fairly typical Marquette practice, guard Dave Delsman had punched fellow guard Marcus in the face.
"Hey, Dels," McGuire yelled, "if you want to hit somebody, hit me."
Delsman took him at his word and knocked McGuire down.
"Can you imagine that little squirt putting me on the floor?" McGuire marveled. "I should have just hit him on top of the head and been done with it."
Al McGuire might've been going out a loser, but he wasn't leaving without a fight.
Mark Lavin, now living in Omaha, was a walk-on at Marquette during their 1977 championship season. "I was lucky enough to walk on with Al McGuire and walk out with Al McGuire," he said.So at halftime on the night the NCAA tournament first hit Omaha, McGuire stormed into the Civic Auditorium locker room.
He grabbed his stubborn sharpshooter Bernard Toone, shoved him against a wall, stuck a finger in his face and threatened his life.
Then McGuire, the son of an Irish immigrant who grew out of his father's New York bar and into one of the game's finest coaches at Marquette, the technical foul machine who once knelt before officials at DePaul and begged them to take his car, his house, his job, but not this game, the 48-year-old man who announced in the middle of that 1977 campaign that he was calling it quits after the season, slapped Toone hard.
Across the face.
What happened next? Depends on who tells the story. Omahan Mark Lavin, a freshman walk-on for Marquette that year, recalls a few bodies crashing into a table, teammates stepping in to break it up.
What happened next? Everyone agrees. Marquette took the court for the second half of its first-round tussle with Cincinnati and turned a three-point deficit into a 15-point win. Sixteen days later, the Warriors were national champions.
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