Rutgers University Athletic Director Tim Pernetti must explain why he didn’t fire Mike Rice after being shown video of the men’s basketball coach lashing out at players physically and verbally during team practices, a spokesman for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said.
University of Louisville guard Kevin Ware may be able to travel with his team to the Final Four after breaking his lower right leg during yesterday’s national men’s college basketball tournament win over Duke, an injury that left his coach and teammates in tears.
The University of Michigan won the first overtime game of the men’s college basketball national championship, while the University of Florida ended Florida Gulf Coast University’s unprecedented tournament run.
Florida Gulf Coast University made college basketball history as the first No. 15 regional seed to reach the final 16 at the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s tournament, where the Eagles are joined by traditional powers Indiana, Kansas and Duke.