So how’s your week been? Chances are that it might have been a tad better than the folks at the NCAA’s has been. With the crowning weekend of college basketball just hours away, the world of college sports is wrapping up a week that can most likely be summed up as embarrassing and most forgettable. Let’s take a look back at a special week for the NCAA.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Two Rutgers basketball players on Mike Rice’s team say the fired coach wasn’t the abusive tyrant he appears to be on a widely viewed video that ultimately cost him his job.
The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Fueled by outrage from even the governor when the video went public, Rutgers fired basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after deciding it didn’t go far enough by suspending and fining him for shoving, kicking and throwing balls at players along with spewing gay slurs.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
Building a college basketball program in a high-major conference requires time. It requires patience — especially if the school hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 1991.
Check out highlights from the UNC/Rutgers and Virginia Tech/Boston College games.