The University of Kentucky’s eighth men’s basketball championship last April drew 42.9 million broadcast viewers for an annual event that raised $705 million in television rights fees for college sports’ national organization.
From professors to politicians, questions flowed on whether Rutgers University President Robert Barchi and Athletic Director Tim Pernetti deserve the same fate as the basketball coach they fired yesterday.
Rutgers University President Robert Barchi resisted calls to resign as Athletic Director Tim Pernetti stepped down and blamed administrators for not letting him immediately fire the basketball coach for abusing players.
Rutgers University President Robert Barchi should have looked at video of a basketball coach abusing his players much sooner than he did, though he shouldn’t be fired for the error, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said.
Leon Lin was ecstatic when he found out he’d be leaving home in southern China to study at the University of Connecticut. As the Chinese agent whom his parents paid $5,000 to help him get into the school told him, the university’s flagship campus at Storrs was a highly ranked institution, with 25,000 students and ready access to Boston and New York City. And eventually Lin would return home with the status and career advantage of a U.S. degree.
The college basketball game on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway between Syracuse University and San Diego State University was postponed two days and moved to the early afternoon by forecasts of rain.
Kyle Van Noy scored on a fumble recovery and an interception return and Brigham Young University had three unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter for a 23-6 defeat of San Diego State University in college football’s Poinsettia Bowl.