Found April 03, 2013 on
Larry Brown Sports:
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There are very few people who can find a way to excuse Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice for the behavior we witnessed in the practice clips that were released to the public on Tuesday. ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” showed footage of Rice blatantly abusing his players, both physically and verbally (watch the video here). However, ex-Rutgers guard Mike Coburn said it is not as bad as it seems.
“Looking back at it now, it was extreme,” Coburn told The Star-Ledger. “It wasn’t right what he was doing. But we understood it. He was trying his best. … Did he go overboard? Yes, he went overboard. But you can’t get a good feel for what went down by seeing highlights on ESPN. No one was scared of coach Rice. We didn’t fear him. We just understood him.
“No one can get a sense of what went down unless you were there. And the only people that were there was the team. Do I think what he did was over the top and wrong? Probably. But as players, we weren’t scared. We knew and understood what was going on and mentally tough players could take it. … I agree it was wrong, but why haven’t they showed the times when Mike Rice was high-fiving and chest-bumping? Why aren’t they showing things like that with the players?”
It’s true that it would be hard to get the entire story if you were not present, but doesn’t the video show enough? In no situation is it acceptable to call college players “pu–ies” and “fa–ots” or kick them and fire basketballs at their heads. You need mental toughness to play for someone like Jim Calhoun, who was never afraid to berate a player and bench him in front of an arena full of 15,000 people. No one should have to deal with Rice’s coaching methods.
UPDATE: Rutgers has finally fired Rice. He later issued a choked-up apology on behalf of his actions, which can be seen here.
THAT WAS FAST
Mike Rice was fired by Rutgers on Wednesday morning, here's a video of him addressing ABC News following the firing.
HIT THE ROAD, JACK
Rutgers reportedly has decided to part ways with Tim Pernetti, the school's athletic director, in the wake of the Mike Rice controversy.
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In the video, Rice throws balls at playersâ heads, calls themÂ obscenities, pushes them, and even screams gay slurs at them. Itâs worth noting that...
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More than 50 faculty members signed a letter calling for the dismissal of Athletic Director Tim Pernetti and an explanation from President...
Rutgers said it would reconsider its decision to retain
basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape aired showing him
shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and
using gay slurs.
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Tim Pernetti is out as Rutgers' athletic director, a source told ESPN on Friday.
Pernetti dismissed Mike Rice on Wednesday after a videotape aired showing the coach shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players, and using gay slurs during practice. The tape was made available to Pernetti in November by a former university employee, but after an investigation, and with the...
The news article was written by our college basketball expert James Weber while commentary was supplied by Colin & Rohit.
What a difference 24 Hours can make. Rutgers University head basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired, after a whirlwind of support for his dismissal arose since an ESPN report surfaced earlier this week.
The ESPN program Outside the Lines (OTL) ran several...