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More details continue to emerge from 249 University Avenue. On Monday, ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported on a video of former Rutgers coach Mike Rice swearing at players, throwing basketballs at them and violently grabbing and pushing them. New details have come up stating that former director of basketball operations Eric Murdock is being investigated for extortion of the university, as first reported by the New York Times. The FBI’s investigation says that in December Murdock’s lawyer reportedly sent a letter to Rutgers officials two weeks after Rice’s initial suspension. The letter states that Murdock demanded $950,000 from the university — a sum in which the university didn’t pay. Murdock has since released dozens of hours of footage showing Rice’s actions and he, along with Athletic Director Tim Pernetti, have since been relieved of their duties. Many people are trying to move on but the reality is this scandal is not going away anytime soon.

SNL takes aim at Mike Rice, Rutgers scandal

Check out the video. NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” took on the case of fired Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice by finding an even more menacing basketball coach. Rice was fired last week after a video showed him verbally and physically abusing players on his team. But SNL wants you to know that Rice’s behavior is nothing compared to how Middle Delaware State coach Sheila Kelly acts.

Ex-player makes Rice accusations

A former player for Robert Morris, where Mike Rice coached before he took the job at Rutgers, claims Rice engaged in the same kind of behavior in the past.

Video: SNL spoofs Mike Rice scandal with skit

Perhaps one of the biggest sports stories of the week was the one involving video of former Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing his players in practices. The video footage ultimately cost Rice is his job.So, Saturday Night Live decided to make light of the situation in a timely skit which features guest host Mellisa McCarthy berating players...

SNL Mocks Rutgers Mike Rice (Video)

SNL and Melissa McCarthy did a HILARIOUS job mocking the Mike Rice situation at Rutgers. In the clip McCarthy takes on the role as a coach who abuses her players and goes as far as disrupting the classroom and tasered the teacher. Unlike Mike Rice fortunately, McCarthy makes sure EVERYBODY keeps their mouth closed about how she coaches her girls. SNL found the right person in McCarthy...

Defenders of Mike Rice (Yes, They Exist) Are Flat-Out Wrong

The recent developments at Rutgers have been a stain on what should be the most exciting time of the year in college basketball. A superb March Madness has set up what has proven to be an incredibly entertaining Final Four, filled with rich storylines. Unfortunately, the Final Four has been overshadowed at times by the recent events that led to Mike Rice and AD Tim Pernetti being...

SNL spoofs Rutgers Mike Rice abuse scandal

Meet Sheila Kelly of Middle Delaware State. She shares a lot of similarities with Rutgers University former head coach Mike Rice. She is a fiery individual who isn’t afraid to make her point by hitting her players and anyone else that frustrates her. Of course, Sheila Kelly doesn’t exist, nor does Middle Delaware State. This was just Saturday Night Live’s latest spoof on a...

Rutgers ordering review of scandal

Rutgers University announced Monday that it's commissioning an independent review of the conduct of fired basketball coach Mike Rice and the way the university handled the situation when it learned that he was kicking and shoving players and berating them with gay slurs in practice. The review ensures that the saga will not end quickly or quietly. A video of Rice's behavior...

SNL spoofs Rutgers scandal

Apparently enough time has passed in the Rutgers-Mike Rice scandal for it to receive the ultimate honor in pop culture significance -- a 'Saturday Night Live' spoof. On Saturday night, actress Melissa McCarthy took her spin as the out-of-control, tyrannical coach whose abuse of players at practice is caught on tape, unleashing hell while at the helm of Middle Delaware State...

Rutgers to look deeper at problems with coach

Rutgers University is pledging to get to the bottom of how a basketball coach who kicked and shoved players and used gay slurs as he yelled at them was allowed to stay on the job - and to make sure the same thing isn't happening in other sports. The university said Monday that the school's Board of Governors would meet Thursday to discuss hiring an adviser to report on what...

'Saturday Night Live' spoofs Rutgers sadistic basketball practice video

 "Saturday Night Live" spoofed Rutgers University men’s basketball coach Mike Rice's sadistic practices on this weekend’s episode, which was hosted by comedian Melissa McCarthy. McCarthy appeared as coach Sheila Kelly, an abusive women’s basketball coach at fictitious Middle Delaware State. The skit – presented as an ESPN “Outside the Lines” report –...

Clouds of crisis, controversy surround Rutgers

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer Just a few months ago, things could not have been more promising for Rutgers as it looked to bolster its place in college sports. The university said to be the birthplace of college football had just been accepted to the Big Ten Conference. And with that came guarantees of national exposure and big paydays. The conductor of...

FBI Investigating Possible Extortion By Former Rutgers Assistant Eric Murdock

The nightmare scandal at Rutgers University is growing even deeper, as it's being reported that the FBI is investigating if assistant Eric Murdock [who leaked the damaging videos of former head coach Mike Rice hitting players with basketball balls] tried to extort the university.According to the N.Y. Times, Murdock's attorney sent the university with a request of $950,000...

Rutgers: the Fall out Tim Pernetti resigns

Rutgers University Athletic director Tim Pernetti resigned for basically acting to slow on the firing of Mike Rice. Once the video crossed his desk there was no way that Rice should have been allowed to blow another whistle at practice for the University ever again. Maybe Pernetti was hoping this would go away on its own but once the media got a hold of the footage and it became...

Tim Pernetti to Receive $1.2 Million in Salary, Two Years Health Insurance, Car Allowance in Rutgers Settlement Agreement

Former Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti isn’t leaving the New Jersey school empty-handed. The school’s AD, who resigned last week in the aftermath of the saga surrounding men’s basketball head coach Mike Rice, is getting $1.2 million in salary – among other payouts and benefits– under a settlement agreement, according to The Associated Press. Under his agreement...

Cards deal Michigan 82-76 loss for National Title

For one night the NCAA got what it needed the focus wasn’t on the Rutgers basketball program and it’s now former coach Mike Rice. Instead the focus was on the game itself. The National title game, Louisville Cardinals and the Michigan Wolverines. And the game didn’t disappoint. Michigan came out firing in the first half of the game at one point they shot 62 percent and couldn’t...
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