I know a lot of folks here have talked about it, but just my two cents.
Look I need to say in the mid-80s my tennis coach used to have us stand at the net while he was feet from us across the net and he fired balls out of a hopper, rapid fire, at us as hard as it could hit them. Wanted us to stand our ground and make a play. Often we'd take one to the body, groin, or head.
I recall as a freshmen on the wrestling team, at like 100 pounds, getting put into "four corners" with four people three years older than me and maybe 30-40 pounds heavier than me pounded me into the ground. Sometimes the coach, maybe 100 pounds heavier would hop in and rub my face in the mat.
But that was 1983, not 2013.
Things have changed. Changed a lot. Changed for the better.
The Rutgers coach, assistant coach, and AD are gone. The President of the University and ANYBODY else that saw these tapes or heard about them must be gone as well.
More below the fold.
I am no expert on Rutgers. But outside of Harvard, Northwestern, MIT, and schools like Stanford, that I think are top-top-tier educational institutions, I always viewed Rutgers right below them if not on the same level. A place more concerned about education than sports.
Rutgers was like Tulane or Vanderbilt. A place you would be so proud if your kid graduated from. Education first. The best of the best, even if not "Ivy League" schools.
Now I am sure all those school would like to put out a very competitive football (see Stanford BTW), basketball, heck a women's tennis team. But that was secondary to education, education, education.
I wonder what happened to Rutgers which in recent years, and maybe with the chance to enter the Big 10 (or whatever they call it now), has seemed to focus more on sports, with maybe less of a focus on what college should be about.
Makes me sick to my stomach.
I will just end with one other thing as I watch this video.
I am about the most laid back dude you will find. Non-violent. But if I was a few of these folks in that video, like a foot taller and maybe 50 pounds on Mike Rice, that they had the self control not to just turn on him and beat the man down stuns me! He is a lucky man.
The throwing of the basketballs, even the terrible homophobic names used, is bad enough. But you don't put your hands on me, much less push me like that. As a 5'4 130 pound male if he did that to me I would have been on my ass and flying across the floor. Not acceptable on so many levels.
Good for this players showing so much restraint. They were better men then all those around them that should have had their backs (cause they are really just young adults it not straight out "kids) ..... and didn't.