Found December 12, 2012 on Online Sports Guys:
[HT: John Ourand, Sports Business Daily ] One thing you must understand about conference realignment in college athletics is that it’s all about the size of the TV market and how many new cable subscribers will buy in. When the Big Ten invited Maryland and Rutgers to join the conference it was strictly because they could deliver large TV markets and a few million more subscribers to the Big Ten Network. There’s a catch. The Big Ten conference does not guarantee that their games will be on the Big Ten Network.  What that means is Maryland and Rutgers may not have their games on BTN unless they play by the “rules.” The Big Ten Network has a plan to they would like to use to strong arm cable companies.  Either place BTN on their basic service or the newbies’ games will never been seen on the network. The dominant cable company in the New York/New Jersey area is Comcast and Cablevision.  Comcast is the dominant cable company in Maryland.  Both have placed BTN on their ...

Exclusive Look Into Mike Rice's Practices

Earlier today Rutgers suspended head basketball coach Mike Rice for three games for a "violation of athletic department policy." What wasn't explicitly stated was the exact nature of this "violation."When you suspend your head coach for three games and don't say why, people get curious.Well we didn't have to remain curious for long, as it only took...

Rutgers suspends, fines coach

Rutgers has suspended coach Mike Rice three games without pay and fined him $50,000 for a violation of department policy. Athletic director Tim Pernetti announced the decision Thursday. He said the suspension is a result of inappropriate behavior and language, not NCAA violations. Associate head coach David Cox will serve as the team's interim coach. Rice will return to his...

Rice Suspended Three Games, Fined

Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti suspended head basketball coach Mike Rice for a violation of athletic department policy. Rice will be fined $50,000 and suspended three games for a violation regarding inappropriate conduct and language. Pernetti went more in depth on the decision on a conference call this afternoon. TV: Miller, Jack Talk Victory over GW

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- If this were last year's Rutgers basketball team, the 68-65 victory over George Washington would have gone down as a loss. Escaping with the win after blowing a 15-point lead, Miller and sophomore Kadeem Jack discuss what set Rutgers apart from GW down the stretch.

Cox, Players react to Rice Suspension

Following the suspension of Rutgers basketball head coach Mike Rice for violations of athletic department policy, interim head coach Dave Cox and team leaders Austin Johnson and Myles Mack spoke on a conference call about the change.
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