Romano on Rutgers and Mike Rice

Rutgers University fired men’s basketball coach Mike Rice yesterday, after ESPN’s Outside the Lines aired video of Rice kicking his players, throwing basketballs at them, and directing homophobic slurs at them.  Rob Romano, sports attorney and professor, was a guest on Fox Sports Radio to discuss the situation including: the responsibility of Rutgers athletic director, Tim Pernetti; […]

Big East Loses 2 Schools, UConn Hopes for ACC Invitation

Rutgers and Maryland are reportedly leaving the Big East and ACC, respectively, to join the Big 10 (becoming its 13th and 14th teams).  It’s no secret that UConn is hoping that this development leads to an invitation from the ACC.  Jeff Jacobs of the Hartford Courant has written an interesting piece on UConn’s waiting game: […]

With Big East Crumbling, UConn Explores Conference Realignment

The news that Syracuse and Pittsburgh are leaving the Big East to join the ACC has many UConn fans wondering where that leaves the Huskies.  Here are few links on the subject: Pete Thamel of the New York Times covers the story in his article “Syracuse and Pittsburgh Switch Conferences, Sowing Chaos.” Paul Doyle of the Hartford […]

Savage Transfer From Rutgers Demonstrates NCAA Release Requirement

Rutgers quarterback Tom Savage (7) throws a pass during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas Southern Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Former Rutgers quarterback Tom Savage, a starter for the Scarlet Knights as a freshman, intends to transfer to another university.  Pursuant to NCAA rules, Savage has asked for his release from Rutgers to contact other universities regarding his potential transfer.    Savage, however, has encountered a common road block - Rutgers has denied his request for […]

Virtual Free Agency in College Coaching

Bob Cohn of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review interviewed me last week for his article on coaching contracts.  The issue is a hot topic in Pittsburgh after Robert Morris (Quinnipiac fans, you remember Robert Morris…) basketball coach Mike Rice signed a long-term extension with the university in April.  Rice left Robert Morris to coach at Rutgers mere weeks […]

Big East Men’s Basketball Preview

By Richard Kent 1. Villanova: They are so deep at guard that it is scary.  A Final Four team last year.Corey Fisher leads. 2. WVU: Da’Sean Butler may be the best player in the Big East. 3. UConn: Also a Final Four team last year.  They boast the best coach in Jim Calhoun.  Stanley Robinson […]

The View from Section 131: UConn Honors Jazz

Although UConn lost Saturday’s game against Rutgers in heart-breaking fashion, the game will be remembered for much more than the final score of 28-24.  UConn and its fans paid tribute to Jasper Howard.  Howard’s number 6 was displayed throughout the stadium, on t-shirts, buttons, wristbands and signs.  An image of Howard graced the game program.  A touching pregame ceremony left […]

Tuesday Sports Briefs

Ken McGagh / Daily News More on McCummings Sean Jacquet of the The MetroWest Daily News features Natick quarterback Scott McCummings, who has committed to UConn.  According to Jacquet, UConn envisions using McCummings as a quarterback: Several other schools (Syracuse, Stanford, Harvard, Vanderbilt, Rutgers, Florida International) courted the 6-foot-2, 215-pound McCummings - Syracuse reportedly rated […]