Found May 27, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Mike Rice
Rutgers has never been much of a conversation starter in college athletics. Even though they won the first ever college football game, Rutgers is currently 38th all time in wins and they haven’t had a powerhouse program since… maybe ever. They claim one national championship and, seriously, it’s from 1869. The women’s basketball team has been a final four contender a few times in recent years but is mostly known for being the butt of some racist Don Imus jokes. Those are the highlights. Pretty much all of them. Well, in the past year Rutgers has really put a push on gaining some attention for their inter-collegiate athletics programs. First, the school joined the B1G! That’s huge news for a school with such a sorry overall tradition. The football program previously known for being the team that didn’t get thrown out of the Big East for being terrible (that was Temple!) and for once beating Princeton 6-4 will henceforth be know as the team that’s not as bad as Purdue, and maybe even Maryland! Things are looking up, right? Not content to be simply known as the B1G’s corollary to Hawaii joining the union, Rutgers expended some serious effort to [...]

Rutgers’ New Athletic Director Julie Hermann Has History of Abusing Players, According to Former Players

It seems Rutgers did not do a very good job of researching new athletic director Julie Hermann‘s past. Abuse scandals had rocked the University just months prior when men’s basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for physically and verbally abusing players. Former athletic director Tim Pernetti resigned after failing to take action against Rice sooner. Hermann had some similar anger...

New Rutgers AD Julie Hermann defends herself over allegations that she fired former assistant for getting pregnant

Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann was hired earlier this month and given the responsibility of repairing the reputation of the Scarlet Knights. Former men’s basketball coach Mike Rice has left a major stain on the program after videos surfaced of him physically and verbally abusing his players, and the scandal resulted in the firing of [...]

Rutgers new AD Julie Hermann Lies About Abusive Past With Players

So wrap your head around this delicious serving of irony if you can. Rutgers, the same school fired its head basketball coach Mike Rice, after it was revealed he mentally and physically abused his players then accepted the “resignation” of their athletic director Tim Pernetti, due to his indirect involvement in the scandal, have hired a new director with a history of abuse herself...

Rutgers’ Recently-Hired AD Julie Hermann Now Being Questioned About Past Abuse Allegations

Man oh man, what is Rutgers University doing right now? After recently firing basketball coach Mike Rice for abusing players, the university also decided to part ways with athletic director Tim Pernetti. Pernetti technically resigned, but was facing immense pressure for allowing Rice’s behavior to continue under his watch. Enter Julie Hermann, former Senior Associate Director of...

New Rutgers AD has even more skeletons in the closet

Over the last few days, it has come to light that new Rutgers AD Julie Hermann mistreated her players while she was coaching at Tennessee in the late 1990s. Now, even more bad news has emerged surrounding Hermann’s past. According to the New York Times, Hermann was a prominent figure in a 2008 sexual discrimination lawsuit at Louisville, where she was a senior athletics administrator...

Report: New controversy at scandal-scarred Rutgers

The woman hired to clean up Rutgers' scandal-scarred athletic program quit as Tennessee's women's volleyball coach 16 years ago after her players submitted a letter complaining she ruled through humiliation, fear and emotional abuse, The Star-Ledger reported Saturday night on its website. ''The mental cruelty that we as a team have suffered is unbearable,'...

Christie wants details on Rutgers AD

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to speak with Rutgers officials about a report that the woman hired to clean up the university's scandal-scarred athletic program quit as Tennessee's women's volleyball coach 16 years ago after her players submitted a letter complaining she ruled through humiliation, fear and emotional abuse. Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak says...

UPDATE: Rutgers AD embroiled in further controversy

Earlier today we hit on the newest scandal surrounding Rutgers and it's hiring of AD Julie Hermann. The crux of the point being that Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi, the man in charge of the search for a new AD NEEDS TO BE FIRED and Hermann too. We outlined Hermann's blatant lying to the media and the public about her past and how Barchi has one...

Rutgers dean faults vetting in AD hire

A Rutgers University dean who took part in the search for a new athletic director said Tuesday that she is ''mystified'' and ''dumbfounded'' that a search firm didn't find red flags about the woman who was chosen for the job. The university hired Julie Hermann for the job earlier this month, but the decision has reignited anger over the state...

Rutgers symptom of a sick system

The most galling part about this Rutgers mess isn't simply that the incompetence of the university has reached near-buffoon levels. It is how much the university's double-dip into the ugly sea of coaching abuse emphasizes the power imbalance in college sports. Why did Rutgers basketball players passively take the stomach-wrenching abuse that former coach Mike Rice dished...

Rutgers President drops ball again in hire of new AD

News surfaced on Sunday regarding the new Director of Athletics at Rutgers and it wasn't good - not for the hire, Julie Herman, or for the administration at Rutgers - and it leaves a lot of questions to be answered by both parties at the very least and it really calls into question what the hell is going on in New Brunswick to begin with.  According to reports, Julie...

Report: New Rutgers AD was abusive

The misery continues at Rutgers. On the heels of men's basketball coach Mike Rice getting fired in early April after videos surfaced of him physically and verbally abusing players -- and then-AD Tim Pernetti following him out the door in the scandal's wake -- comes a report that newly minted athletic director Julie Hermann left the University of Tennessee 16 years ago under...

Hermann’s future uncertain at Rutgers and Louisville

Don’t look now but Julie Hermann may not be the Athletic Director at Rutgers very long. Some alleged incidents from her past are coming back to haunt her in a big way. Hermann was due to leave the University of Louisville in mid-June but issues from her term as volleyball coach at Tennessee have surfaced after being totally submerged during her 15 years at UofL, as Forbes Magazine...

New Rutgers athletic director accused of 'mental cruelty' by former players

The Rutgers University athletic department continues to be marred by controversy and scandal.On May 15, the school announced the hiring of Julie Hermann as its new athletic director to replace Tim Pernetti, who quit in April after firing men's basketball coach Mike Rice. However, Hermann is already facing some heat because of claims made by former players alleging they were faced...

Rutgers scandal enters political politicking stage, because politics

It was only a matter of time before this happened, but the Rutgers situation has now officially become a full-out political debating point for no reason at all other than to serve as a political debate. Julie Hermann, new Rutgers athletics director. New Jersey governor Chris Christie (R) said on Tuesday he has “absolute confidence” in Rutgers president Robert Barchi. Barchi has...
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