Despite firing him, Rutgers is still reeling from the release of video footage showing men's basketball coach Mike Rice throwing basketballs at his players, kicking them and yelling profanities and homophobic slurs.
A Rutgers University lawyer resigned Thursday amid growing anger that he was still employed by the school after approving a decision in December to suspend rather than fire basketball coach Mike Rice after becoming aware of a video showing the coach hitting, kicking and taunting players.
It seems the scandal involving its basketball program is all we're hearing about Rutgers University these days, but there's actually something else happening at the school. The July 1 deadline for Rutgers to finalize the largest higher education merger is creeping ever closer.
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.
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