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Vanderbilt's Stallings and His Coaching Ilk Need to 'Grow Up'
Ken Reed is sports policy director for League of Fans and auth...
I don't have a big problem with Vanderbilt deciding not to suspend Stallings. The bigger issue is the on-going prevalence of boorish, autocratic, "kick-'em in the butt" style coaches in this country, especially at the high school and youth levels.
An Open Letter to Former Rutgers Basketball Coach Mike Rice
Athlete, Author, Entrepreneur
You're in the news trying to clear your name and say that you're not a monster. Unfortunately for you, millions of people saw the footage, and millions of people know the truth.
Rutgers Board of Governors Plays 'Blame Game' in Athletics
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.
President Emeritus, Saint Leo University
There is little doubt: the Rutgers athletic department has been a mess for the better half of the past year, damaging a great university's image nationally. There are important lessons to be learned from how this happened.
Lessons From Rutgers
Richard D. Legon
President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and...
To the extent that Rutgers offers a lesson, it is about the need for institutional leadership to provide a higher level of attention to athletics programs, most especially those programs that are or have moved more intentionally to greater national prominence.
Why Do We Condone Cruel Coaches?
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.
Psychologist and author, 'Face It'
I was deeply disappointed to hear about the abusive coaching tactics allegedly used by Julie Hermann, the new Athletic Director at Rutgers. It made me wonder if abusive coaching is more rampant than we know -- not only in sports, but in other arenas as well.
A Student-Centered Athletic Culture?
Professor of Psychology, Notre Dame
If we can learn anything from this latest Rutgers controversy, it is that in a "student-centered" athletic environment, the student athletes ought to be consulted and taken seriously, particularly when allegations of abuse arise.
Can Women Bring Civility to Our Playing Fields?
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.
Psychologist and author, 'Face It'
The bold move of hiring Julie Hermann as the new athletic director of Rutgers University signaled an important recognition in the sports world: not only can women do a 'man's job', but a female touch may be just what that world needs.
Time to Embrace Change in College Athletics
Warren K. Zola
The NCAA and President Mark Emmert seem incapable of reorienting college athletics within higher education as a positive component of the campus experience, instead embarking on a Darwinian chase for revenue. Student welfare and development is no longer the priority but an afterthought.
Baltimore Ravens' Stars Ray Rice And Torrey Smith Talk Super Bowl, Mike Rice And Congress
Smith: Oh no, I don't think I would want it. I could see how it's a lot of responsibility, and I can't say I would never
Mike Rice Still Coaching Girls' Basketball Team For 12-Year-Olds
Traci Moore, a mother of a player on Rice's team, similarly defended him to the New York Post, saying, "Mike is doing this
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Coaches Should Mentor, Not Bully
The Miami Hurricane
Student newspaper, University of Miami
There is no need for a coach to abuse his power in order to gain the respect of his players. The players at Rutgers deserve a coach that mentors, not a bully that demoralizes.
Abby Corsun Sims
Orthopaedic & sports physical therapist, health/wellness/fitne...
Where was the Rutgers administration during the unfolding of Penn State's Sandusky scandal? Certainly a far worse tragedy, but the lessons were there, once again, to be learned.
Kobe Bryant On Mike Rice Scandal: 'I Would Have Smacked the Hell Out Of Him' (VIDEO)
When Rome followed up asking if the five-time NBA champion would have reacted that way when he was 18 years old, Bryant said
A Failure of Process
Author, Blogger, Music Journalist, Recipient of Numerous Sport...
I can tell you from personal experience that the bureaucratic inefficiency at Rutgers makes transferring classes or campuses an absolute administrative nightmare. But transferring blame takes almost no effort at all.
Coaches Behaving Very Badly
CEO of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment
College athletics is supposed to be a learning and personal growth experience for young men. It is supposed to teach values like teamwork, self-discipline, honesty and courage.
Are We Making Progress on Gay and Lesbian Issues?
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein
Journalism Professor, Columbia College
Progress on social issues, like beauty in the stereotypical phrase, is in the eye of the beholder.
American Values at Rutgers
Howard Steven Friedman
Statistician and health economist for the United Nations; Teac...
With Rutgers University's Mike Rice video and subsequent firing now in the news, many are tempted to talk about the special treatment given to sports. This conversation makes me wonder, which special treatment are they talking about?
How to Fix College Coaching
, Guest Writer
As long as schools place winning -- and the ticket sales winning generates -- above the welfare of the students, it seems unlikely we are going to see athletic directors and presidents alter their behavior.
Chris Christie Defends Rutgers President; Barbara Buono Calls For Hearings
Buono told HuffPost that she wants Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-West Deptford) to convene the Senate Legislative Oversight
Rutgers Coach Abuse Scandal Forces Internal Investigation
By Reuters, Reuters
Christie focused his criticism on Pernetti, saying his resignation was necessary. Rutgers, meanwhile, promised to commission
Willful Cluelessness at Rutgers
President, Trinity Washington University
What did the president know and when did he know it? If the answer is absolutely nothing, then the president cannot lead.
F.B.I. Investigating Former Rutgers Assistant
The F.B.I. is investigating whether the assistant at Rutgers who first voiced concerns about the abusive behavior of his
ESPN Cameraman Gets Hit By Water Balloon At Rutgers (VIDEO)
Video via SportsGrid Although it can't be seen on-screen, someone at Rutgers threw a water balloon at Barr and his ESPN crew
Robert Barchi, Rutgers President, Says He Will Not Resign
"The leadership at Rutgers must explain to the people of New Jersey why Mr. Rice's firing didn’t happen sooner and how such
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Emmy Award winning sportscaster and New York Times Bestselling...
Just three games into the new baseball season, and there's only one 3-0 team. Hint: It's the team many pick to win it all this year for the first time since when?
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