Technology aids Rutgers coach removal in questionable move

The story of Mike Rice, the recently removed coach of the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights men’s basketball team, has taught fellow instructors across the country the cost of video cameras and the internet, The Scribe reports. Throughout the years, Rice has been seen as a trainer who would openly display his intense coaching mannerisms. At times, it would even end with his removal from games. In reality, different coaches have different methods, and while some may take a softer approach, there are those like myself who take a harder line when placed into positions of power within competition. There is no reason that a more difficult type of coaching cannot be a positive one.

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For Rutgers, big-time scandal will mean big-time costs in dollars, reputation

Wealthy supporters are threatening to close their checkbooks. The disgraced coach and the tarnished athletic director are walking away with university-funded golden parachutes of more than $1 million each, NJ.com reports. In less than a week, a middling basketball program has turned toxic. For New Jersey’s flagship university, the costs of scandal — in dollars and in reputation — could have consequences for years to come, according to interviews with labor attorneys, legislators and boosters of an athletic department that has stumbled through a transition to big-time college sports. Lawmakers are demanding reform. Rutgers President Robert Barchi, just seven months into the job, faces continued calls for his resignation.

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