Tag: Mike Rice

Historic First: Rutgers Hires Woman as Athletic Director

By Dara Sharif Rutgers University has named Julie Hermann its new Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, continuing its move away from the abuse scandal that roiled the campus earlier this year. Hermann, who spent 15 years at Louisville, most recently as Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director, would be the only female…

Why Are Gay College Athletes in the Closet

Basketball photo by Shutterstock By Barbara Frankel Why are there so few out gay and lesbian athletes in college sports While most university campuses have become much more inclusive of LGBT students and faculty, team sports are at least a decade behind, according to several experts we interviewed. The video…

What's Everyone Saying About Rutgers' Rice Crisis

Rutgers University ex-Coach Mike Rice’s abusive behavior has celebrity athletes, NCAA coaches and leading news columnists demanding that Rutgers take more action. Here’s what they’re saying: Rutgers coach and sports’ bully culture The first former NBA player to be openly gay,John Amaechi, responds to the underlying issue of bullying in…

Should Rutgers President and Athletic Director Resign After Coach Rice Scandal

Barchi and Pernetti Rutgers faculty, government officials, members of the public (and DiversityInc readers) are demanding answers to the Rutgers University basketball scandal involving physical abuse and homophobic slursand some are asking for the resignation of Athletic Director Tim Pernetti and Rutgers President Dr. Robert Barchi. Basketball Coach Mike Rice…

Why Did Rutgers Wait to Fire Coach After Anti-Gay and Abusive Actions

Rutgers University’s decision to fire basketball coach Mike Rice today for anti-gay slurs and physical abuse of players is too late. University President Dr. Robert Barchi and Athletic Director Tim Pernetti should have fired Rice on the spot in November when they learned of his actions, especially since both actually…