Found May 06, 2014 on With Leather:
Getty Image Earlier this morning, Steve Politi of the New Jersey Star-Ledger wrote a scathing takedown of Rutgers University, based on the idea that the school has totally mishandled its commencement speaker hiring. Condoleezza Rice was the original choice to tell the new graduates about how wonderful life after college is, before they’d go home and realize that all that student loan debt was going to have to be deferred for two years until they accepted jobs that they were embarrassingly overqualified for, but then she bailed when some students protested her presence at Rutgers. That’s when Rutgers turned to former Scarlet Knights football player and inspiration to so many people, Eric LeGrand, to replace Rice. According to LeGrand’s account, as written by Politi, Rutgers President Robert Barchi’s Chief of Staff reached out to LeGrand to ask him to step in, so he could not only share some words with his fellow graduates, but also receive his degree in person. But then, a strange a...

Report: Rutgers rescinds speech offer to Eric LeGrand

Add another link into the chain of embarrassing situations surrounding the Rutgers athletics department these days.Even with the stench of the Mike Rice scandal still in the air and in the wake of athletic director Julie Hermann telling a journalism class that it would be "great" if the state's biggest newspaper, the Star-Ledger, would close down, the New Jersey university...

Rutgers Gives Commencement Speech To Eric LeGrand, Then Rescinds Without Telling Him

Oh Rutgers, you can’t seem to get anything right. Initially Condoleezza Rice was slotted to speak at your commencement speech, but due to various protests she stepped down. Then you turned to former Rutgers football player and local hero/inspiration Eric LeGrand. Eric LeGrand was a DT for the Scarlet Knights, until he was paralyzed. Since then, not only has he gotten his degree...

Rutgers redshirt freshman tight end Taylor Marini to transfer

Rutgers redshirt freshman tight end Taylor Marini announced Monday morning on Twitter that he will transfer. "I have decided to transfer from Rutgers University and I look forward to pursuing my football career at another institution," Marini wrote. A three-star recruit from Oviedo, Fla., Marini didn't appear in any games last season. He was listed with a shoulder...

Badger Opposition Research: 2014 Rutgers post-spring edition

Wisconsin is in a unique position in the 2014 football season, as it is the only West division team that gets to welcome both newcomers to the league. MTB has already given you a look at Maryland, but now it’s time to look at UW’s first trip to New Jersey in quite some time. In fact, this will be Wisconsin’s first-ever meeting with college football’s oldest program. So, despite...
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