Should lawmakers help fund Rutgers athletics upgrades? – Poll
The Big Ten demands big, brand new facilities, according to Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer.
Stringer ranted Wednesday about the quality of the state university's athletic facilities, questioning why lawmakers haven't tried to help fund the arena upgrade.
"You know what I think would be great for Jersey basketball? Why don't we get a $50 million god darn arena? How's that?" Stringer said. "That's what I think would be real great. Because you try recruiting to this. Have you gone to the other facilities? Come on, people."
Stringer said the athletic facilities should be a source of pride for the state, its fans, and its students, and improvements would help the Scarlet Knights "win championships," by attracting better players.
The school's athletics program already had a $36.3 million subsidy in 2014, one of the highest in the nation, according to the Asbury Park Press.
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